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Thursday September 23, 2021
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Rowing - Youth/Competition Team - Ledyard Youth Rowing
Give Towing a try!! We will row in 25' Gigs, 16" Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells. Learn to row, join the comradery , make life-long friends and have a good time! This is an after school program and you can take bus #8 from Ledyard Middle School to the launch site!
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Rowing - Adult - Co-Ed Rowing
Come join us on the Thames River and Coves!  If running is wearing on your hips and knees, give rowing a try! We will row in the 25’ Gigs, 16’ Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells.  Learn to row, join the comradery, meet life-long friends and have a good time! Weather permitting, we will row on the Cove and the Thames every Saturday. Wear Layers! We will be preparing for the Snow Row in March. Everyone Welcome! INSTRUCTORS: Russell Smith
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Arnis (Filipino Stick Martial Art) - Intro to Arnis
INTRO TO ARNIS- FILIPINO STICK MARTIAL ARTGet an introduction to Filipino stick art of Arnis (meaning "armor") and some basic Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee's art). This 8-week class will cover: boxing techniques, footwork drills, empty hand drills and Arnis stick drills. This class will be high energy and you do not have to have any prior martial arts training. The rattan stick is included in the registration fee, but students must bring their own boxing gloves. 
 
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Basketball - Adult - Men's Basketball 30 and Under- Ledyard Residents only
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
Friday September 24, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Yoga- Fridays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Senior Center Programs - Chair Yoga Friday
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Senior Center Programs - Tai Chi
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
Saturday September 25, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Hike Ledyard - Hike Ledyard
Thank you for registering for the Hike Ledyard Program.  This is a FREE program to encourage hiking in Ledyard. All abilities are welcome to participate. Hike or visit 14 trails in Ledyard and earn a "Hike Ledyard" prize. Please register for details.The program information can be found here:https://www.ledyardrec.org/forms/7136_hike_ledyard_program_new.pdf You can visit https://www.ledyardct.org/152/Trail-Maps for trail maps as well as additional information about the "Hike Ledyard Program," including a trail checklist and trail descriptions. For any questions, please reach out to Gary Paul, garypaul777@yahoo.com.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM    Guiding Eyes for the blind (Pavement)
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Rowing - Youth/Competition Team - Ledyard Youth Rowing
Give Towing a try!! We will row in 25' Gigs, 16" Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells. Learn to row, join the comradery , make life-long friends and have a good time! This is an after school program and you can take bus #8 from Ledyard Middle School to the launch site!
 
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Birthday Party
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Golf - Children - Golf Lessons Children
Lessons will cover the following fundamentals: grip, stance, posture, back swing, follow- thru, sand shots, downswing, chipping, putting, equipment information and golf etiquette. Please bring a putter, 3 wood and 7 iron. Equipment is available to borrow if needed. There is a small fee for a bucket of balls.
 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM    Children's Dance - Mini Leapers ages 4-5 Session 1
MINI LEAPERSAges 4 - 5Ages 5 - 6This class will introduce your child to basic ballet steps, motor skills and rhythms though games in this lively class. Don't be surprised if they twirl, leap, gallop and skip everywhere after this class! Clothing Attire:  Leotard, skirt, tights, or leggings and a shirt are recommended, and either ballet shoes or bare feet.
 
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM    Children's Dance - Mini Leapers ages 5-6 Session 1
MINI LEAPERSAges 4 - 5Ages 5 - 6This class will introduce your child to basic ballet steps, motor skills and rhythms though games in this lively class. Don't be surprised if they twirl, leap, gallop and skip everywhere after this class! Clothing Attire:  Leotard, skirt, tights, or leggings and a shirt are recommended, and either ballet shoes or bare feet.
 
Sunday September 26, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Hike Ledyard - Hike Ledyard
Thank you for registering for the Hike Ledyard Program.  This is a FREE program to encourage hiking in Ledyard. All abilities are welcome to participate. Hike or visit 14 trails in Ledyard and earn a "Hike Ledyard" prize. Please register for details.The program information can be found here:https://www.ledyardrec.org/forms/7136_hike_ledyard_program_new.pdf You can visit https://www.ledyardct.org/152/Trail-Maps for trail maps as well as additional information about the "Hike Ledyard Program," including a trail checklist and trail descriptions. For any questions, please reach out to Gary Paul, garypaul777@yahoo.com.
 
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Birthday Party
 
Monday September 27, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Cardio-Fit - Cardio-Fit Session I
CARDIO-FIT If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level, Cardio-Fit is for you. It's a high intensity interval training (HIIT) format where you burn more calories, increase strength, build stamina and stretch your body. Cardio-Fit is similar to a boot camp class-lots of variety, challenges, camaraderie, laughter and sweat. Bring 3 lb weights, mat and water.Please note:  The days and location have changed from what is in the fall edition of the Events magazine.  This class will now be held in the gym at Juliet Long School on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Basketball - Adult - Women's Basketball
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
Tuesday September 28, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Pilates and Movement - Pilates and Movement
A fusion of Pilates & Yoga for a total body workout. Focus on the core including balancing exercises, weights for upper body strength, strong bones and definition, bands for stretching connective tissue and muscles. Additionally, the classes will contain a therapeutic approach for better alignment, connecting to your body and your breath for a more fluid execution. Bands may be purchased at:https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Professional-Resistance-Individual-Intermediate/dp/B006M95RX8/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=resistance+bands+6+feet+long%27&qid=1615729708&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-15-- All fitness levels are welcome!A Zoom Link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the first class.
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Chair Yoga Tuesday
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Senior Center Programs - Latin Line Dancing - Tuesdays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Yoga Basics Session I - Tuesdays -
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Senior Center Programs - Silver Sneakers Flex
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Drawing Class - Drawing Class
Students will create still life compositions and create greeting cards through a variety of drawing techniques: exploring line, color and shade. Materials:  Please bring a drawing pad, pencil and kneaded eraser.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Movement - Pilates and Movement - Night session
A fusion of Pilates & Yoga for a total body workout. Focus on the core including balancing exercises, weights for upper body strength, strong bones and definition, bands for stretching connective tissue and muscles. Additionally, the classes will contain a therapeutic approach for better alignment, connecting to your body and your breath for a more fluid execution. Bands may be purchased at:https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Professional-Resistance-Individual-Intermediate/dp/B006M95RX8/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=resistance+bands+6+feet+long%27&qid=1615729708&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-15-- All fitness levels are welcome!A Zoom Link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the first class.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Basketball - Adult - Men's Over 30 Basketball - Ledyard Residents Only
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
Wednesday September 29, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Yoga-Wednesdays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Tae Kwon Do - Tae Kwon Do (ages 5-8)
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art developed over 2,000 years ago.  In Korean, Tae Kwon Do means "foot/hand way" and was officially given its name on April 11, 1955.  It develops many skills such as coordination, focus, balance, strength, and agility.  Children wil develop self-confidence, and listening skills while practicing the art of modern and traditional Tae Kwon Do.  Through drills, students will learn respect, manners, self-defense (Stranger Danger), and improved fitness.The instructor is Bob Chester, 6th degree Black Belt with over 35 years experience.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Cardio-Fit - Cardio-Fit Session I
CARDIO-FIT If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level, Cardio-Fit is for you. It's a high intensity interval training (HIIT) format where you burn more calories, increase strength, build stamina and stretch your body. Cardio-Fit is similar to a boot camp class-lots of variety, challenges, camaraderie, laughter and sweat. Bring 3 lb weights, mat and water.Please note:  The days and location have changed from what is in the fall edition of the Events magazine.  This class will now be held in the gym at Juliet Long School on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi
For beginning and continuing students. Tai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether you are old, weak or strong." Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension and better breathing. Practicing this style of Tai Chi in a smooth and relaxed manner will help one to acquire a strong physique, a more relaxed body and a quieter mind.Instructor is Alex Culligan
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Knitting - Knitting
Learn to knit or bring a project that you are working on or need help with. You will also learn how to correct any mistakes you make!
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) Longsword 101 - Longsword 101
Have you ever wanted to fight like a medieval Knight?  Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is the study and recreation of medieval fighting systems from surviving books and manuscripts.  This class will teach you the fundamentals of fencing with a longsword.  We will cover everything from foot work, to advanced techniques and strategies.  The class will have two halves; the first half being dedicated to drilling and learning new techniques, the second half will be open floor space for free play, or to practice your skills.Required equipment for partnered drills:350N Fencing MaskRecommended:  Feder (practice longsword) and hand protection.  Contact instructor for recommendations
 
Thursday September 30, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Virtual Chair Yoga for Every Body - Session I
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Virtual Mindful Movement and meditation session I
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Rowing - Youth/Competition Team - Ledyard Youth Rowing
Give Towing a try!! We will row in 25' Gigs, 16" Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells. Learn to row, join the comradery , make life-long friends and have a good time! This is an after school program and you can take bus #8 from Ledyard Middle School to the launch site!
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Little Tykes Sports - Little Tykes Soccer
LITTLE TYKES SOCCERCome learn some soccer skills and have fun with other little tykes your age! Please bring a water bottle, wear play clothes that can get dirty and sneakers!  PEANUT BASKETBALLERSBasic introduction to the game of basketball, children will learn basic skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, proper positions and simple offensive plays. Make sure to bring a water bottle and wear sneakers!
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Rowing - Adult - Co-Ed Rowing
Come join us on the Thames River and Coves!  If running is wearing on your hips and knees, give rowing a try! We will row in the 25’ Gigs, 16’ Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells.  Learn to row, join the comradery, meet life-long friends and have a good time! Weather permitting, we will row on the Cove and the Thames every Saturday. Wear Layers! We will be preparing for the Snow Row in March. Everyone Welcome! INSTRUCTORS: Russell Smith
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Arnis (Filipino Stick Martial Art) - Intro to Arnis
INTRO TO ARNIS- FILIPINO STICK MARTIAL ARTGet an introduction to Filipino stick art of Arnis (meaning "armor") and some basic Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee's art). This 8-week class will cover: boxing techniques, footwork drills, empty hand drills and Arnis stick drills. This class will be high energy and you do not have to have any prior martial arts training. The rattan stick is included in the registration fee, but students must bring their own boxing gloves. 
 
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Basketball - Adult - Men's Basketball 30 and Under- Ledyard Residents only
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
Friday October 1, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Yoga- Fridays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Senior Center Programs - Chair Yoga Friday
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Senior Center Programs - Tai Chi
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
Saturday October 2, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Hike Ledyard - Hike Ledyard
Thank you for registering for the Hike Ledyard Program.  This is a FREE program to encourage hiking in Ledyard. All abilities are welcome to participate. Hike or visit 14 trails in Ledyard and earn a "Hike Ledyard" prize. Please register for details.The program information can be found here:https://www.ledyardrec.org/forms/7136_hike_ledyard_program_new.pdf You can visit https://www.ledyardct.org/152/Trail-Maps for trail maps as well as additional information about the "Hike Ledyard Program," including a trail checklist and trail descriptions. For any questions, please reach out to Gary Paul, garypaul777@yahoo.com.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Rowing - Youth/Competition Team - Ledyard Youth Rowing
Give Towing a try!! We will row in 25' Gigs, 16" Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells. Learn to row, join the comradery , make life-long friends and have a good time! This is an after school program and you can take bus #8 from Ledyard Middle School to the launch site!
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Golf - Children - Golf Lessons Children
Lessons will cover the following fundamentals: grip, stance, posture, back swing, follow- thru, sand shots, downswing, chipping, putting, equipment information and golf etiquette. Please bring a putter, 3 wood and 7 iron. Equipment is available to borrow if needed. There is a small fee for a bucket of balls.
 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM    Children's Dance - Mini Leapers ages 4-5 Session 1
MINI LEAPERSAges 4 - 5Ages 5 - 6This class will introduce your child to basic ballet steps, motor skills and rhythms though games in this lively class. Don't be surprised if they twirl, leap, gallop and skip everywhere after this class! Clothing Attire:  Leotard, skirt, tights, or leggings and a shirt are recommended, and either ballet shoes or bare feet.
 
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM    Children's Dance - Mini Leapers ages 5-6 Session 1
MINI LEAPERSAges 4 - 5Ages 5 - 6This class will introduce your child to basic ballet steps, motor skills and rhythms though games in this lively class. Don't be surprised if they twirl, leap, gallop and skip everywhere after this class! Clothing Attire:  Leotard, skirt, tights, or leggings and a shirt are recommended, and either ballet shoes or bare feet.
 
Sunday October 3, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Hike Ledyard - Hike Ledyard
Thank you for registering for the Hike Ledyard Program.  This is a FREE program to encourage hiking in Ledyard. All abilities are welcome to participate. Hike or visit 14 trails in Ledyard and earn a "Hike Ledyard" prize. Please register for details.The program information can be found here:https://www.ledyardrec.org/forms/7136_hike_ledyard_program_new.pdf You can visit https://www.ledyardct.org/152/Trail-Maps for trail maps as well as additional information about the "Hike Ledyard Program," including a trail checklist and trail descriptions. For any questions, please reach out to Gary Paul, garypaul777@yahoo.com.
 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Animal Vax clinic
 
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Party
 
Monday October 4, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Cardio-Fit - Cardio-Fit Session I
CARDIO-FIT If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level, Cardio-Fit is for you. It's a high intensity interval training (HIIT) format where you burn more calories, increase strength, build stamina and stretch your body. Cardio-Fit is similar to a boot camp class-lots of variety, challenges, camaraderie, laughter and sweat. Bring 3 lb weights, mat and water.Please note:  The days and location have changed from what is in the fall edition of the Events magazine.  This class will now be held in the gym at Juliet Long School on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Basketball - Adult - Women's Basketball
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Garden Club meeting
 
Tuesday October 5, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Pilates and Movement - Pilates and Movement
A fusion of Pilates & Yoga for a total body workout. Focus on the core including balancing exercises, weights for upper body strength, strong bones and definition, bands for stretching connective tissue and muscles. Additionally, the classes will contain a therapeutic approach for better alignment, connecting to your body and your breath for a more fluid execution. Bands may be purchased at:https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Professional-Resistance-Individual-Intermediate/dp/B006M95RX8/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=resistance+bands+6+feet+long%27&qid=1615729708&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-15-- All fitness levels are welcome!A Zoom Link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the first class.
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Senior Center Programs - Latin Line Dancing - Tuesdays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Yoga Basics Session I - Tuesdays -
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Senior Center Programs - Silver Sneakers Flex
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Drawing Class - Drawing Class
Students will create still life compositions and create greeting cards through a variety of drawing techniques: exploring line, color and shade. Materials:  Please bring a drawing pad, pencil and kneaded eraser.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Movement - Pilates and Movement - Night session
A fusion of Pilates & Yoga for a total body workout. Focus on the core including balancing exercises, weights for upper body strength, strong bones and definition, bands for stretching connective tissue and muscles. Additionally, the classes will contain a therapeutic approach for better alignment, connecting to your body and your breath for a more fluid execution. Bands may be purchased at:https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Professional-Resistance-Individual-Intermediate/dp/B006M95RX8/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=resistance+bands+6+feet+long%27&qid=1615729708&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-15-- All fitness levels are welcome!A Zoom Link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the first class.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Basketball - Adult - Men's Over 30 Basketball - Ledyard Residents Only
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
Wednesday October 6, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Yoga-Wednesdays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Tae Kwon Do - Tae Kwon Do (ages 5-8)
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art developed over 2,000 years ago.  In Korean, Tae Kwon Do means "foot/hand way" and was officially given its name on April 11, 1955.  It develops many skills such as coordination, focus, balance, strength, and agility.  Children wil develop self-confidence, and listening skills while practicing the art of modern and traditional Tae Kwon Do.  Through drills, students will learn respect, manners, self-defense (Stranger Danger), and improved fitness.The instructor is Bob Chester, 6th degree Black Belt with over 35 years experience.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Cardio-Fit - Cardio-Fit Session I
CARDIO-FIT If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level, Cardio-Fit is for you. It's a high intensity interval training (HIIT) format where you burn more calories, increase strength, build stamina and stretch your body. Cardio-Fit is similar to a boot camp class-lots of variety, challenges, camaraderie, laughter and sweat. Bring 3 lb weights, mat and water.Please note:  The days and location have changed from what is in the fall edition of the Events magazine.  This class will now be held in the gym at Juliet Long School on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi
For beginning and continuing students. Tai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether you are old, weak or strong." Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension and better breathing. Practicing this style of Tai Chi in a smooth and relaxed manner will help one to acquire a strong physique, a more relaxed body and a quieter mind.Instructor is Alex Culligan
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Knitting - Knitting
Learn to knit or bring a project that you are working on or need help with. You will also learn how to correct any mistakes you make!
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) Longsword 101 - Longsword 101
Have you ever wanted to fight like a medieval Knight?  Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is the study and recreation of medieval fighting systems from surviving books and manuscripts.  This class will teach you the fundamentals of fencing with a longsword.  We will cover everything from foot work, to advanced techniques and strategies.  The class will have two halves; the first half being dedicated to drilling and learning new techniques, the second half will be open floor space for free play, or to practice your skills.Required equipment for partnered drills:350N Fencing MaskRecommended:  Feder (practice longsword) and hand protection.  Contact instructor for recommendations
 
Thursday October 7, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Virtual Chair Yoga for Every Body - Session I
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Virtual Mindful Movement and meditation session I
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Rowing - Youth/Competition Team - Ledyard Youth Rowing
Give Towing a try!! We will row in 25' Gigs, 16" Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells. Learn to row, join the comradery , make life-long friends and have a good time! This is an after school program and you can take bus #8 from Ledyard Middle School to the launch site!
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Little Tykes Sports - Little Tykes Soccer
LITTLE TYKES SOCCERCome learn some soccer skills and have fun with other little tykes your age! Please bring a water bottle, wear play clothes that can get dirty and sneakers!  PEANUT BASKETBALLERSBasic introduction to the game of basketball, children will learn basic skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, proper positions and simple offensive plays. Make sure to bring a water bottle and wear sneakers!
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Zumba Gold - Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold(R)– Exercise in disguise!  A fun-filled 50 minutes of great Latin and international rhythms.  The Zumba Gold program strives to improve balance, strength, flexibility and give us a cardiovascular workout. We will still sweat and burn calories! All fitness levels welcome.  Wear comfortable clothing/shoes - no equipment necessary except maybe a bottle of water and a small towel (optional).  For questions contact Monica Bengtson- email monibeng@gmail.com phone 860-333-7728.
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Rowing - Adult - Co-Ed Rowing
Come join us on the Thames River and Coves!  If running is wearing on your hips and knees, give rowing a try! We will row in the 25’ Gigs, 16’ Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells.  Learn to row, join the comradery, meet life-long friends and have a good time! Weather permitting, we will row on the Cove and the Thames every Saturday. Wear Layers! We will be preparing for the Snow Row in March. Everyone Welcome! INSTRUCTORS: Russell Smith
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Arnis (Filipino Stick Martial Art) - Intro to Arnis
INTRO TO ARNIS- FILIPINO STICK MARTIAL ARTGet an introduction to Filipino stick art of Arnis (meaning "armor") and some basic Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee's art). This 8-week class will cover: boxing techniques, footwork drills, empty hand drills and Arnis stick drills. This class will be high energy and you do not have to have any prior martial arts training. The rattan stick is included in the registration fee, but students must bring their own boxing gloves. 
 
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Basketball - Adult - Men's Basketball 30 and Under- Ledyard Residents only
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
Friday October 8, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Yoga- Fridays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Senior Center Programs - Chair Yoga Friday
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Senior Center Programs - Tai Chi
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
Saturday October 9, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Hike Ledyard - Hike Ledyard
Thank you for registering for the Hike Ledyard Program.  This is a FREE program to encourage hiking in Ledyard. All abilities are welcome to participate. Hike or visit 14 trails in Ledyard and earn a "Hike Ledyard" prize. Please register for details.The program information can be found here:https://www.ledyardrec.org/forms/7136_hike_ledyard_program_new.pdf You can visit https://www.ledyardct.org/152/Trail-Maps for trail maps as well as additional information about the "Hike Ledyard Program," including a trail checklist and trail descriptions. For any questions, please reach out to Gary Paul, garypaul777@yahoo.com.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM    Guiding Eyes for the blind (Pavement)
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Rowing - Youth/Competition Team - Ledyard Youth Rowing
Give Towing a try!! We will row in 25' Gigs, 16" Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells. Learn to row, join the comradery , make life-long friends and have a good time! This is an after school program and you can take bus #8 from Ledyard Middle School to the launch site!
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Golf - Children - Golf Lessons Children
Lessons will cover the following fundamentals: grip, stance, posture, back swing, follow- thru, sand shots, downswing, chipping, putting, equipment information and golf etiquette. Please bring a putter, 3 wood and 7 iron. Equipment is available to borrow if needed. There is a small fee for a bucket of balls.
 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM    Children's Dance - Mini Leapers ages 4-5 Session 1
MINI LEAPERSAges 4 - 5Ages 5 - 6This class will introduce your child to basic ballet steps, motor skills and rhythms though games in this lively class. Don't be surprised if they twirl, leap, gallop and skip everywhere after this class! Clothing Attire:  Leotard, skirt, tights, or leggings and a shirt are recommended, and either ballet shoes or bare feet.
 
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM    LHS class of 20111 reunion
 
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM    Children's Dance - Mini Leapers ages 5-6 Session 1
MINI LEAPERSAges 4 - 5Ages 5 - 6This class will introduce your child to basic ballet steps, motor skills and rhythms though games in this lively class. Don't be surprised if they twirl, leap, gallop and skip everywhere after this class! Clothing Attire:  Leotard, skirt, tights, or leggings and a shirt are recommended, and either ballet shoes or bare feet.
 
Sunday October 10, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Hike Ledyard - Hike Ledyard
Thank you for registering for the Hike Ledyard Program.  This is a FREE program to encourage hiking in Ledyard. All abilities are welcome to participate. Hike or visit 14 trails in Ledyard and earn a "Hike Ledyard" prize. Please register for details.The program information can be found here:https://www.ledyardrec.org/forms/7136_hike_ledyard_program_new.pdf You can visit https://www.ledyardct.org/152/Trail-Maps for trail maps as well as additional information about the "Hike Ledyard Program," including a trail checklist and trail descriptions. For any questions, please reach out to Gary Paul, garypaul777@yahoo.com.
 
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM    LHS Reunion picnic
 
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Gender Reveal
 
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Birthday Party
 
Monday October 11, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Cardio-Fit - Cardio-Fit Session I
CARDIO-FIT If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level, Cardio-Fit is for you. It's a high intensity interval training (HIIT) format where you burn more calories, increase strength, build stamina and stretch your body. Cardio-Fit is similar to a boot camp class-lots of variety, challenges, camaraderie, laughter and sweat. Bring 3 lb weights, mat and water.Please note:  The days and location have changed from what is in the fall edition of the Events magazine.  This class will now be held in the gym at Juliet Long School on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    RTC meeting
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Basketball - Adult - Women's Basketball
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
Tuesday October 12, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Pilates and Movement - Pilates and Movement
A fusion of Pilates & Yoga for a total body workout. Focus on the core including balancing exercises, weights for upper body strength, strong bones and definition, bands for stretching connective tissue and muscles. Additionally, the classes will contain a therapeutic approach for better alignment, connecting to your body and your breath for a more fluid execution. Bands may be purchased at:https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Professional-Resistance-Individual-Intermediate/dp/B006M95RX8/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=resistance+bands+6+feet+long%27&qid=1615729708&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-15-- All fitness levels are welcome!A Zoom Link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the first class.
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Chair Yoga Tuesday
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Senior Center Programs - Latin Line Dancing - Tuesdays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Yoga Basics Session I - Tuesdays -
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Senior Center Programs - Silver Sneakers Flex
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Little league meeting
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Drawing Class - Drawing Class
Students will create still life compositions and create greeting cards through a variety of drawing techniques: exploring line, color and shade. Materials:  Please bring a drawing pad, pencil and kneaded eraser.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Movement - Pilates and Movement - Night session
A fusion of Pilates & Yoga for a total body workout. Focus on the core including balancing exercises, weights for upper body strength, strong bones and definition, bands for stretching connective tissue and muscles. Additionally, the classes will contain a therapeutic approach for better alignment, connecting to your body and your breath for a more fluid execution. Bands may be purchased at:https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Professional-Resistance-Individual-Intermediate/dp/B006M95RX8/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=resistance+bands+6+feet+long%27&qid=1615729708&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-15-- All fitness levels are welcome!A Zoom Link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the first class.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Basketball - Adult - Men's Over 30 Basketball - Ledyard Residents Only
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
Wednesday October 13, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Yoga-Wednesdays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Tae Kwon Do - Tae Kwon Do (ages 5-8)
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art developed over 2,000 years ago.  In Korean, Tae Kwon Do means "foot/hand way" and was officially given its name on April 11, 1955.  It develops many skills such as coordination, focus, balance, strength, and agility.  Children wil develop self-confidence, and listening skills while practicing the art of modern and traditional Tae Kwon Do.  Through drills, students will learn respect, manners, self-defense (Stranger Danger), and improved fitness.The instructor is Bob Chester, 6th degree Black Belt with over 35 years experience.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Cardio-Fit - Cardio-Fit Session I
CARDIO-FIT If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level, Cardio-Fit is for you. It's a high intensity interval training (HIIT) format where you burn more calories, increase strength, build stamina and stretch your body. Cardio-Fit is similar to a boot camp class-lots of variety, challenges, camaraderie, laughter and sweat. Bring 3 lb weights, mat and water.Please note:  The days and location have changed from what is in the fall edition of the Events magazine.  This class will now be held in the gym at Juliet Long School on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi
For beginning and continuing students. Tai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether you are old, weak or strong." Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension and better breathing. Practicing this style of Tai Chi in a smooth and relaxed manner will help one to acquire a strong physique, a more relaxed body and a quieter mind.Instructor is Alex Culligan
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Knitting - Knitting
Learn to knit or bring a project that you are working on or need help with. You will also learn how to correct any mistakes you make!
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) Longsword 101 - Longsword 101
Have you ever wanted to fight like a medieval Knight?  Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is the study and recreation of medieval fighting systems from surviving books and manuscripts.  This class will teach you the fundamentals of fencing with a longsword.  We will cover everything from foot work, to advanced techniques and strategies.  The class will have two halves; the first half being dedicated to drilling and learning new techniques, the second half will be open floor space for free play, or to practice your skills.Required equipment for partnered drills:350N Fencing MaskRecommended:  Feder (practice longsword) and hand protection.  Contact instructor for recommendations
 
Thursday October 14, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Virtual Chair Yoga for Every Body - Session I
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Virtual Mindful Movement and meditation session I
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Rowing - Youth/Competition Team - Ledyard Youth Rowing
Give Towing a try!! We will row in 25' Gigs, 16" Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells. Learn to row, join the comradery , make life-long friends and have a good time! This is an after school program and you can take bus #8 from Ledyard Middle School to the launch site!
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Cooking - Children - Chef Jr. Kids' Virtual Cooking Class Session 1
CHEF JR. KIDS’ OUTDOOR COOKING CLASSEnjoy the fantastic Fall weather in this outdoor-themed class for your young chef!AGE:  5 - 12                                        DAY:  Thursdays, 3 weeksTIME:  4:30 – 5:30BEGINS:  September 16FEE:  $80, includes recipe, food, and to-go containers to take food home.LOCATION:  DeMuria Pavilion, Colonel Ledyard ParkINSTRUCTOR:  Erika Gradecki, Chef/Owner Food for Your Soul, LLC. CHEF JR. KIDS’ VIRTUAL COOKING CLASSThe class for your young chef! Learn how to make delicious appetizers, dishes, and desserts for the whole family!AGE:  5 - 12                                        DAY:  Thursdays, 3 weeksTIME:  4:30 – 5:30SESSION I:  10/14, 10/21, 10/28SESSION II:  12/2, 12/9, 12/16*Special Holiday Session!FEE:  $55, includes recipe with each class (equipment and utensils needed are also included in the recipes).LOCATION:  ZOOM Virtual Online ClassINSTRUCTOR:  Erika Gradecki, Chef/Owner Food for Your Soul, LLC. 
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Little Tykes Sports - Little Tykes Soccer
LITTLE TYKES SOCCERCome learn some soccer skills and have fun with other little tykes your age! Please bring a water bottle, wear play clothes that can get dirty and sneakers!  PEANUT BASKETBALLERSBasic introduction to the game of basketball, children will learn basic skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, proper positions and simple offensive plays. Make sure to bring a water bottle and wear sneakers!
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Zumba Gold - Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold(R)– Exercise in disguise!  A fun-filled 50 minutes of great Latin and international rhythms.  The Zumba Gold program strives to improve balance, strength, flexibility and give us a cardiovascular workout. We will still sweat and burn calories! All fitness levels welcome.  Wear comfortable clothing/shoes - no equipment necessary except maybe a bottle of water and a small towel (optional).  For questions contact Monica Bengtson- email monibeng@gmail.com phone 860-333-7728.
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Rowing - Adult - Co-Ed Rowing
Come join us on the Thames River and Coves!  If running is wearing on your hips and knees, give rowing a try! We will row in the 25’ Gigs, 16’ Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells.  Learn to row, join the comradery, meet life-long friends and have a good time! Weather permitting, we will row on the Cove and the Thames every Saturday. Wear Layers! We will be preparing for the Snow Row in March. Everyone Welcome! INSTRUCTORS: Russell Smith
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Arnis (Filipino Stick Martial Art) - Intro to Arnis
INTRO TO ARNIS- FILIPINO STICK MARTIAL ARTGet an introduction to Filipino stick art of Arnis (meaning "armor") and some basic Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee's art). This 8-week class will cover: boxing techniques, footwork drills, empty hand drills and Arnis stick drills. This class will be high energy and you do not have to have any prior martial arts training. The rattan stick is included in the registration fee, but students must bring their own boxing gloves. 
 
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Basketball - Adult - Men's Basketball 30 and Under- Ledyard Residents only
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
Friday October 15, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Yoga- Fridays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Senior Center Programs - Chair Yoga Friday
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Senior Center Programs - Tai Chi
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
Saturday October 16, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Hike Ledyard - Hike Ledyard
Thank you for registering for the Hike Ledyard Program.  This is a FREE program to encourage hiking in Ledyard. All abilities are welcome to participate. Hike or visit 14 trails in Ledyard and earn a "Hike Ledyard" prize. Please register for details.The program information can be found here:https://www.ledyardrec.org/forms/7136_hike_ledyard_program_new.pdf You can visit https://www.ledyardct.org/152/Trail-Maps for trail maps as well as additional information about the "Hike Ledyard Program," including a trail checklist and trail descriptions. For any questions, please reach out to Gary Paul, garypaul777@yahoo.com.
 
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Wedding
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Rowing - Youth/Competition Team - Ledyard Youth Rowing
Give Towing a try!! We will row in 25' Gigs, 16" Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells. Learn to row, join the comradery , make life-long friends and have a good time! This is an after school program and you can take bus #8 from Ledyard Middle School to the launch site!
 
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM    RTC meet the candidates
 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM    Children's Dance - Mini Leapers ages 4-5 Session 1
MINI LEAPERSAges 4 - 5Ages 5 - 6This class will introduce your child to basic ballet steps, motor skills and rhythms though games in this lively class. Don't be surprised if they twirl, leap, gallop and skip everywhere after this class! Clothing Attire:  Leotard, skirt, tights, or leggings and a shirt are recommended, and either ballet shoes or bare feet.
 
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM    Children's Dance - Mini Leapers ages 5-6 Session 1
MINI LEAPERSAges 4 - 5Ages 5 - 6This class will introduce your child to basic ballet steps, motor skills and rhythms though games in this lively class. Don't be surprised if they twirl, leap, gallop and skip everywhere after this class! Clothing Attire:  Leotard, skirt, tights, or leggings and a shirt are recommended, and either ballet shoes or bare feet.
 
Sunday October 17, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Hike Ledyard - Hike Ledyard
Thank you for registering for the Hike Ledyard Program.  This is a FREE program to encourage hiking in Ledyard. All abilities are welcome to participate. Hike or visit 14 trails in Ledyard and earn a "Hike Ledyard" prize. Please register for details.The program information can be found here:https://www.ledyardrec.org/forms/7136_hike_ledyard_program_new.pdf You can visit https://www.ledyardct.org/152/Trail-Maps for trail maps as well as additional information about the "Hike Ledyard Program," including a trail checklist and trail descriptions. For any questions, please reach out to Gary Paul, garypaul777@yahoo.com.
 
Monday October 18, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Senior Center Programs - Rock painting
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Cardio-Fit - Cardio-Fit Session I
CARDIO-FIT If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level, Cardio-Fit is for you. It's a high intensity interval training (HIIT) format where you burn more calories, increase strength, build stamina and stretch your body. Cardio-Fit is similar to a boot camp class-lots of variety, challenges, camaraderie, laughter and sweat. Bring 3 lb weights, mat and water.Please note:  The days and location have changed from what is in the fall edition of the Events magazine.  This class will now be held in the gym at Juliet Long School on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Basketball - Adult - Women's Basketball
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Thames River Quilting
 
Tuesday October 19, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Pilates and Movement - Pilates and Movement
A fusion of Pilates & Yoga for a total body workout. Focus on the core including balancing exercises, weights for upper body strength, strong bones and definition, bands for stretching connective tissue and muscles. Additionally, the classes will contain a therapeutic approach for better alignment, connecting to your body and your breath for a more fluid execution. Bands may be purchased at:https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Professional-Resistance-Individual-Intermediate/dp/B006M95RX8/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=resistance+bands+6+feet+long%27&qid=1615729708&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-15-- All fitness levels are welcome!A Zoom Link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the first class.
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Chair Yoga Tuesday
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Senior Center Programs - Latin Line Dancing - Tuesdays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Yoga Basics Session I - Tuesdays -
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Senior Center Programs - Silver Sneakers Flex
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Drawing Class - Drawing Class
Students will create still life compositions and create greeting cards through a variety of drawing techniques: exploring line, color and shade. Materials:  Please bring a drawing pad, pencil and kneaded eraser.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Movement - Pilates and Movement - Night session
A fusion of Pilates & Yoga for a total body workout. Focus on the core including balancing exercises, weights for upper body strength, strong bones and definition, bands for stretching connective tissue and muscles. Additionally, the classes will contain a therapeutic approach for better alignment, connecting to your body and your breath for a more fluid execution. Bands may be purchased at:https://www.amazon.com/TheraBand-Professional-Resistance-Individual-Intermediate/dp/B006M95RX8/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=resistance+bands+6+feet+long%27&qid=1615729708&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-15-- All fitness levels are welcome!A Zoom Link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the first class.
 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Basketball - Adult - Men's Over 30 Basketball - Ledyard Residents Only
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
Wednesday October 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Yoga-Wednesdays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Tae Kwon Do - Tae Kwon Do (ages 5-8)
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art developed over 2,000 years ago.  In Korean, Tae Kwon Do means "foot/hand way" and was officially given its name on April 11, 1955.  It develops many skills such as coordination, focus, balance, strength, and agility.  Children wil develop self-confidence, and listening skills while practicing the art of modern and traditional Tae Kwon Do.  Through drills, students will learn respect, manners, self-defense (Stranger Danger), and improved fitness.The instructor is Bob Chester, 6th degree Black Belt with over 35 years experience.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Cardio-Fit - Cardio-Fit Session I
CARDIO-FIT If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level, Cardio-Fit is for you. It's a high intensity interval training (HIIT) format where you burn more calories, increase strength, build stamina and stretch your body. Cardio-Fit is similar to a boot camp class-lots of variety, challenges, camaraderie, laughter and sweat. Bring 3 lb weights, mat and water.Please note:  The days and location have changed from what is in the fall edition of the Events magazine.  This class will now be held in the gym at Juliet Long School on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Tai Chi - Tai Chi
For beginning and continuing students. Tai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether you are old, weak or strong." Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension and better breathing. Practicing this style of Tai Chi in a smooth and relaxed manner will help one to acquire a strong physique, a more relaxed body and a quieter mind.Instructor is Alex Culligan
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Knitting - Knitting
Learn to knit or bring a project that you are working on or need help with. You will also learn how to correct any mistakes you make!
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) Longsword 101 - Longsword 101
Have you ever wanted to fight like a medieval Knight?  Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) is the study and recreation of medieval fighting systems from surviving books and manuscripts.  This class will teach you the fundamentals of fencing with a longsword.  We will cover everything from foot work, to advanced techniques and strategies.  The class will have two halves; the first half being dedicated to drilling and learning new techniques, the second half will be open floor space for free play, or to practice your skills.Required equipment for partnered drills:350N Fencing MaskRecommended:  Feder (practice longsword) and hand protection.  Contact instructor for recommendations
 
Thursday October 21, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Virtual Chair Yoga for Every Body - Session I
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke - Virtual Mindful Movement and meditation session I
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.YOGA BASICSPractice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, mediation and deep relaxation. Individual attention and variations are given as much as possible within the class situation.CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODYAre you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome. ALL LEVELS YOGAFor all levels, especially beginners.  Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in.  Karen's gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody.INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Rowing - Youth/Competition Team - Ledyard Youth Rowing
Give Towing a try!! We will row in 25' Gigs, 16" Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells. Learn to row, join the comradery , make life-long friends and have a good time! This is an after school program and you can take bus #8 from Ledyard Middle School to the launch site!
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Cooking - Children - Chef Jr. Kids' Virtual Cooking Class Session 1
CHEF JR. KIDS’ OUTDOOR COOKING CLASSEnjoy the fantastic Fall weather in this outdoor-themed class for your young chef!AGE:  5 - 12                                        DAY:  Thursdays, 3 weeksTIME:  4:30 – 5:30BEGINS:  September 16FEE:  $80, includes recipe, food, and to-go containers to take food home.LOCATION:  DeMuria Pavilion, Colonel Ledyard ParkINSTRUCTOR:  Erika Gradecki, Chef/Owner Food for Your Soul, LLC. CHEF JR. KIDS’ VIRTUAL COOKING CLASSThe class for your young chef! Learn how to make delicious appetizers, dishes, and desserts for the whole family!AGE:  5 - 12                                        DAY:  Thursdays, 3 weeksTIME:  4:30 – 5:30SESSION I:  10/14, 10/21, 10/28SESSION II:  12/2, 12/9, 12/16*Special Holiday Session!FEE:  $55, includes recipe with each class (equipment and utensils needed are also included in the recipes).LOCATION:  ZOOM Virtual Online ClassINSTRUCTOR:  Erika Gradecki, Chef/Owner Food for Your Soul, LLC. 
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Little Tykes Sports - Little Tykes Soccer
LITTLE TYKES SOCCERCome learn some soccer skills and have fun with other little tykes your age! Please bring a water bottle, wear play clothes that can get dirty and sneakers!  PEANUT BASKETBALLERSBasic introduction to the game of basketball, children will learn basic skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, proper positions and simple offensive plays. Make sure to bring a water bottle and wear sneakers!
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Zumba Gold - Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold(R)– Exercise in disguise!  A fun-filled 50 minutes of great Latin and international rhythms.  The Zumba Gold program strives to improve balance, strength, flexibility and give us a cardiovascular workout. We will still sweat and burn calories! All fitness levels welcome.  Wear comfortable clothing/shoes - no equipment necessary except maybe a bottle of water and a small towel (optional).  For questions contact Monica Bengtson- email monibeng@gmail.com phone 860-333-7728.
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Rowing - Adult - Co-Ed Rowing
Come join us on the Thames River and Coves!  If running is wearing on your hips and knees, give rowing a try! We will row in the 25’ Gigs, 16’ Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells.  Learn to row, join the comradery, meet life-long friends and have a good time! Weather permitting, we will row on the Cove and the Thames every Saturday. Wear Layers! We will be preparing for the Snow Row in March. Everyone Welcome! INSTRUCTORS: Russell Smith
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Arnis (Filipino Stick Martial Art) - Intro to Arnis
INTRO TO ARNIS- FILIPINO STICK MARTIAL ARTGet an introduction to Filipino stick art of Arnis (meaning "armor") and some basic Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee's art). This 8-week class will cover: boxing techniques, footwork drills, empty hand drills and Arnis stick drills. This class will be high energy and you do not have to have any prior martial arts training. The rattan stick is included in the registration fee, but students must bring their own boxing gloves. 
 
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Basketball - Adult - Men's Basketball 30 and Under- Ledyard Residents only
WOMEN'S BASKETBALLWhen was the last time you picked up a basketball?  Come join our friendly 3-on-3 half court games.  Get some exercise and have fun while you're doing it.  All ages and experience levels are welcome.  Whether you're a 20-year old with no experience, or an 80-year old with 5 years of experience (yes, we have one of them!), you're sure to have fun and be challenged.  Come give it a try!MEN'S OVER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYMEN'S UNDER 30 BASKETBALL - LEDYARD RESIDENTS ONLYGet some exercise and have fun while you're at it!
 
Friday October 22, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Senior Center Programs - Yoga- Fridays
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Senior Center Programs - Chair Yoga Friday
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Senior Center Programs - Tai Chi
Senior Center classes are $50 for a 10 week session, unless otherwise noted.  We do not take drop-ins.  You must register for the entire session.  All classes are now indoors.YOGA Mats, blocks and chairs (for props) are available or bring your own.  Anyone can attend regardless of flexibility or injury and modifications are available for every pose.  We practice breathing with stretching and breathing with building strength and balance poses.  Come to class to recover from injury and illness or simply to improve and enjoy daily life. The movement of yoga asana may increase bone mass. Practicing yoga asana and meditation may help with anxiety and depression.DAY:  Wednesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 - 10:00BEGINS:  Sept 15FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie Chapman DAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:00 – 10:00BEGINS: Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Annie ChapmanCHAIR YOGA Chair yoga is accessible to all abilities.  Get the benefits of yoga, including stretching, breathing practices, and relaxation.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  9:30 - 10:30BEGINS:  Sept 21FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettDAY:  Fridays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 - 11:30BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Sandy HartnettLATIN LINE DANCING This class instructs seniors in various line dance routines in both Latin and Ballroom Style. Latin dances include samba, merengue, rumba, cha cha, salsa, swing and mambo; Ballroom dances includes waltz, foxtrot and tango. From these various dance styles, routines are learned; such as, Burlesque, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Senorita, Sway and many more. Dance is excellent physical activity for seniors, as well as utilizing the mind in remembering steps/routines and lastly a means of interacting socially with other seniors.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  10:30 – 11:30BEGINS: Sept 14FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Marjorie WinslowTAI CHITai Chi has been described as "a prescription to good health for men and women, whether young or old, weak or strong.”  Some benefits include improved balance, decreased tension, and better breathing.   For beginning and continuing students.DAY:  Friday, 10 weeksTIME:  12:00 - 1:00BEGINS:  Sept 17FEE:  $50INSTRUCTOR:  Alex Culligan SILVER SNEAKERS FLEXStrength training to help maintain and improve functional, daily living movements.  Working muscles that are associated with balance, walking, walking up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs, reaching and many other moves to help maintain function.DAY:  Tuesdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Sept 14DAY:  Thursdays, 10 weeksTIME:  1:30 – 2:30BEGINS:  Oct 14FEE:  This is offered through many insurance copies or you may arrange direct payment with the instructor.INSTRUCTOR:  Robin LoyQUILTINGDAY:  Mondays TIME:  9:30 PITCHDAY:  Mondays TIME:  12:30 DOMINOSDAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  9:30 Wii BOWLINGDAY:  TuesdaysTIME:  10:00 OPEN BRIDGEDAY:  Tuesdays and FridaysTIME:  10:00 BINGODAY:  Tuesdays TIME:  12:30 CHORUSDAY:  Wednesdays TIME:  9:45-10:45 THE KNIT-WITS(Knitting and Crocheting Group)DAY:  WednesdaysTIME:  1:00 PINOCHLEDAY:  ThursdaysTIME:  9:00 – 1:00 GROTON BOWLING CENTERDAY:  Thursdays TIME:  1:00                                                        
 
Saturday October 23, 2021
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM    Hike Ledyard - Hike Ledyard
Thank you for registering for the Hike Ledyard Program.  This is a FREE program to encourage hiking in Ledyard. All abilities are welcome to participate. Hike or visit 14 trails in Ledyard and earn a "Hike Ledyard" prize. Please register for details.The program information can be found here:https://www.ledyardrec.org/forms/7136_hike_ledyard_program_new.pdf You can visit https://www.ledyardct.org/152/Trail-Maps for trail maps as well as additional information about the "Hike Ledyard Program," including a trail checklist and trail descriptions. For any questions, please reach out to Gary Paul, garypaul777@yahoo.com.
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM    Guiding Eyes for the blind (Pavement)
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Rowing - Youth/Competition Team - Ledyard Youth Rowing
Give Towing a try!! We will row in 25' Gigs, 16" Dories and Sliding Seat Training Shells. Learn to row, join the comradery , make life-long friends and have a good time! This is an after school program and you can take bus #8 from Ledyard Middle School to the launch site!
 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM    Children's Dance - Mini Leapers ages 4-5 Session 1
MINI LEAPERSAges 4 - 5Ages 5 - 6This class will introduce your child to basic ballet steps, motor skills and rhythms though games in this lively class. Don't be surprised if they twirl, leap, gallop and skip everywhere after this class! Clothing Attire:  Leotard, skirt, tights, or leggings and a shirt are recommended, and either ballet shoes or bare feet.
 
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM    Children's Dance - Mini Leapers ages 5-6 Session 1
MINI LEAPERSAges 4 - 5Ages 5 - 6This class will introduce your child to basic ballet steps, motor skills and rhythms though games in this lively class. Don't be surprised if they twirl, leap, gallop and skip everywhere after this class! Clothing Attire:  Leotard, skirt, tights, or leggings and a shirt are recommended, and either ballet shoes or bare feet.