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Friday, April 26, 2013

More Parks and Recreation Activities and Trips for You!

Tennis lessons ... and much, much more
Your Parks and Recreation Department and Commission are always thinking up new activities for our town. Check out this list, below the break, and sign up!

A trip for Adults!

On Friday, May 3rd our bus will depart at 10 AM from the Ninigret Community/Senior Center to the Mohegan Sun. The cost is $25 for the transportation. You will vouchers of $15 for a food credit and $15 for free bets. Seats are limited. Registration, for adults age 21 and older, is in person only at the Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department in Town Hall.

Get your tennis lessons 

Spring tennis lessons will be held on Saturdays May 4th  through June 22nd (8 lessons) at 8-9 am for ages 6-8, 9-10 am for ages 9-12 and 10-11 am for ages 13-16. The cost is $95.

Summer lessons will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings July 7 through August 17  (12 lessons) at 8-9 am for ages 6-8, 9-10 am for ages 9-12 and 10-11 am for ages 13-16. The cost is $95.

Junior Travel Team Tennis will be held on Wednesday and Friday afternoons July 10 through August 16  for $45.

All tennis lessons will be held at Ninigret Tennis Courts. The instructor is Donald Fair. Register online here  or in person at the Parks and Recreation Department.

Week-long Fishing Derby

Sponsored by  the Charlestown Park and Recreation Department and the Friends of Ninigret Park and Breachway Bait and Tackle, the Worm Hatch Striper Catch fishing derby runs Sunday May 5 through Friday, May 10, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm nightly.

The closing ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 11th at Noon at the Kimball Pavilion in Ninigret Park, with free hot dogs and hamburgers. The fee is $15 and the registration remains open until Friday, May 10 at 5:29 pm. All legal-size striped bass are considered for prizes.

Additional sponsors are Shelter Cove Marina, Crotty Auto Body Works, and the Breachway Bar and Grille. Proceeds from this Fishing Derby will benefit Ninigret Park improvements.

Register online here, in person at the Parks and Recreation Department, or at the Breachway Bait and Tackle, Quonny Bait and Tackle or the Ocean House Marina.

Little Nini Pond Fishing Derby

The kids, ages 3 through 15, will have their own fishing derby with the free 16th Annual Roger P. Quillen Fishing Derby on Friday, May 10 from 5 to 6:30 pm at the little Ninigret Pond located in Ninigret Park. Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. If possible please bring your own pole and we will provide the worms. No pre-registration is necessary. This event is sponsored by Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department along with the Rhode Island Department of Environment Management and Breachway Bait and Tackle.  More info here.

Ninigret Park Day Camp

Summer Day Camp in Ninigret Park for children ages 5 through 12 will run from July 1 through August 2. The cost for the five week camp is $250. There will be extended weeks available at the end of camp, August 5 through 9 and 12 through 16 for $100 per week.

Registration opens for Charlestown Residents on Monday, May 20th. Non-resident registration opens Tuesday, May 28th. Trips will be offered for an additional small fee. There is also a Counselor-In-Training program within the camp available for 13 and 14 year-olds .  Register online here or in person at the Parks and Recreation Department. Call Parks and Rec at 364-1222 for further information.

Relax on the Bus to see the Red Sox

There will be a Boston Red Sox Trip to Fenway Park on Saturday, June 29th against the Toronto Blue Jays. The buss will depart at 1:30 pm from Charlestown Town Hall and leave Fenway immediately after the game. The cost is $70 per person which includes the ticket to the game. Seats are limited. You must visit the Parks and Recreation Department in the Town Hall to register.

Summer Basketball Camp

There will be a Higher Learning Basketball camp at the Chariho High School June 25 through 28 from 9 am to 3 pm for grades 2 through 8. The cost is $140 and includes a camp t-shirt. The camp is run by Eric Simonelli, head coach at LaSalle, and Sean Casey. Players will be separated by ability. Contact Sean by email or at 451-5807 for more information and to register.

Summer Soccer Camp

There will be a U.K. International Soccer Camp in Ninigret Park July 15 through 19. Times and costs are
3 to 4 years old: 9 to 10 am, $60
5 to 6 years old: 10:30 am to noon, $75
7 to-14 years old: 9 am noon, $115,
7 to-14 years old: 9 am to 3 pm, $160.
For questions or registration information call Parks and Rec at 364-1222.

Calling young actresses and actors!

The Charlestown Town Teens Theatre Series, for ages 14 through 17, will be run and directed by Anne Mulhall of LDI Casting. Class dates are July 14,17,21,24,28 and 31. The cost is $120 with a limit of 10 teens per class. There will be an emphasis on fun with monologues and scenes.

Anne Mulhall, the director of LDI, has extensive casting, film, television, theatre, commercials  and print. Shem has been a mentor for countless actors and filmmakers. Contact Anne by email for more information or to register.

Get off Your Butt

Fitness classes continue in the Community/Senior Center in Ninigret Park.
Zumba: Monday Evenings, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Pilates & Strength Conditioning: Tues/Thurs – 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Tai Chi: Monday mornings: 10:30 am
Yoga: Monday Evenings: 6:45 pm, Tuesday Mornings: 8:30 am, Thursday mornings: 9:00 am, Saturday Mornings: 8:30 am
Beach Yoga to begin in late June on Thursday evenings at Charlestown Town Beach.
All fitness classes are $5/class. No pre-registration is necessary.

Put the Little Tykes in Gymnastics

Pre-School Gymnastics for 2 to 6 year-olds is being held at the Charlestown Community/Senior Center on Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 am.  Cost is $10 per class and no pre-registration is necessary.