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Parks & Rec. offering programs for all ages

Anyone can get in on the fun.

By: Amy Filippone, Dept. of Parks & Recreation

Treat yourself and family to some of the Parks and Recreation’s programs for adults and children. For youngsters in second and third grades, there will be a two-day woodworking class on Monday, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. This is the fourth year that Pete and Julie Bender, owners of Moorestown Hardware, donated their time and materials to teach children the craft (and safety) of woodworking. This year they will be building birdhouses.

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Try “Exit 4 Boot Camp,” which is just a month-to-month commitment. Classes are unlimited and range from Boot Camp to a challenging Barre class. People who have reluctantly tried it have become devotees for years. It’s a dynamic and supportive fitness community that welcomes all fitness levels. Check out the calendar of classes at www.exit4bootcamp.com. “Yoga for Beginners” is a great way to gain strength, flexibility and focus. This class is for teens and adults and meets on Thursday evenings at the Church Street Recreation Center from 6 to 7:15pm.

Upcoming culinary classes in January include “Pasta Workshop” for grades three through seven. This three-hour workshop will introduce children to fundamentals of cooking. It will be held in the Community Kitchen (3rd floor of the Church Street Rec Center) on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Children will learn to make pasta from scratch as well as pasta fillings and sauces.

As part of the Recreation Department’s ongoing program, “School’s Off, Rec’s On,” there will be another culinary class for grades two to five on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21 from noon to 3 p.m. The children will learn to prepare pizza dough from scratch, create their own personal pizza and collectively make stromboli and garlic knots, and yes, containers will be filled to take home for both classes. Pantry items have generously been donated by Wegmans for all culinary programs.

Young sleuths might be interested the CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) class offered on Feb. 23 for grades seven through twelve. This seven-hour class (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is a completely engrossing way to learn how to problem solve using physics and mathematics. It makes scientific theory come to life — apply the Pythagorean theorem, simple algebraic math, sin/cosine problems to analyze a crime scene. They’re used to measure blood spatter and the trajectory of a bullet. Sean Clancy, the course instructor, brings almost 20 years of experience in law enforcement to the class plus a degree in science.

Check out www.moorestownrec.com for full details and to register for all programs.


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