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Registration Open for Elmwood Community Center Fall Programs

A variety of programs and classes are held at the Elmwood Community Center. Submitted photo

A variety of classes are offered this fall and winter at the Elmwood Community Center in West Hartford.

A variety of programs and classes are held at the Elmwood Community Center. Submitted photo

A variety of programs and classes are held at the Elmwood Community Center. Submitted photo

Submitted by Lisa Massaro, Elmwood Community Center

Registration is now open for the Fall and Winter programs at Elmwood Community Center, providing recreation, education and enrichment for all ages. Initial classes for the fall sessions begin in mid-September and early registration will ensure your enrollment.

Kindermusik classes are for our youngest students who participate with an adult in one of the three levels available for their age group: “Cuddle & Bounce” for newborn to 15 months, “Sing & Play” for 1-2½ -year-olds and “Wiggle & Grow for ages 2-4½. On Wednesday, September 9th free demo classes will be held for each of these courses; please register if you wish to attend.

Adult participation is also required for our Arts & Crafts classes “Hand/Foot Print” for newborn to six year olds, “Sticky Fingers” for ages two to five and “Clay with Me” for ages three to six. We have a number of additional crafts options available for children aged four years and older to attend on their own creating works of art in a variety of mediums.

Pre-schoolers can get physical in “Tumbling Tots” and older children can consider gymnastics and Tae Kwon Do. Musical options are one-on-one piano lessons for ages six and up or group voice lessons for those 15 and older. Babysitters need training too and we offer a class that includes basic skills, first aid, safety and sanitation.

Elmwood provides for a variety of interests: learn to tango, practice T’ai Chi or train your dog. We have adult “drop-in” fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as Friday “Gym Kids” when toddlers and their participating adult can drop-in for some playtime and socialization. Don’t miss out on all we have to offer at the Elmwood Community Center. Our programs are educational, stimulating and most importantly lots of fun!

Find out more and register online at www.westhartfordct.gov/leisureservices, by phone at 860-561-8160 or visit us at 1106 New Britain Avenue (entrance via Burgoyne Street).

Elmwood Community Center is an active year-round multi-purpose facility for the Leisure Services Division of the town of West Hartford. Celebrating its 36th year of operation, ECC offers hundreds of leisure activities, instructional programs and special events, staffed by highly qualified instructors and experts in the fields of education, recreation and fitness. Elmwood Community Center is also a rental facility with a variety of specialized options including classrooms, meeting rooms and two kitchens, available to suit the needs of individuals, businesses and community organizations both large and small.

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