2017-08-31 / Upcoming Events

JAMESTOWN PARKS & RECREATION

Senior Services and Programs Fall Schedule

SENIOR SERVICES

Jamestown Ferry Trip to Ft. Adams for an Updated Tour and Lunch Afterwards
Where: East Ferry Dock (Departure)
When: Wednesday, September 13, 10am – 1pm
(Lunch starts at Noon)
Cost: $50 per person
Tour Guide from Fort Adams Trust
Join us as we meet at East Ferry dock to enjoy a
wonderful passage through the mouth of Narragansett Bay and motor over to Fort Adams. A
docent will provide a dynamic tour to learn the
180 years of American history, military culture,
architecture & engineering. The trip provides a
a chance to explore Fort Adams Secret underground listening tunnels. View the Naval War
College Museum Exhibit: “Technological Transformation and the Defenses of Narragansett Bay
and the Nation, 1704-2004, as well as the former
Officers’ Quarters. Also learn about past and
future plans for restoration. We will return to
the Jamestown shore and enjoy a made-to-order
lunch hosted by Spinnaker’s Café. There is a good
deal of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.

Bridge for Beginners – Six Week Course
Where: Jamestown Senior Center, Hall
When: Six-week session starts Wednesday, September 13, 1-2:30pm
Cost: N/A
Instructor: Don Haskell
Learn to play the world’s greatest game! These
lessons are designed for players with little or no
previous knowledge of bridge. Learn the basics,
and start playing in no time! Maximum Players:
12

Bridge (Drop-in for Experienced Players)
Where: Senior Center, Hall
When: Ongoing Thursdays 1-3pm; new session
starts September 14
Fee: N/A

Jamestown Sewing Circle – Eight Week Course
Where: Central Baptist Church
When: Thursdays from 2-4pm starting September 14
Cost: $40
Instructor: Peggy Burse, former Home Economics Teacher
Bring together the spirit of community and creativity by learning to sew or developing your skills
further. This program is intended for anyone
interested in having fun while learning new
techniques – helping boost your confidence in
tackling projects on your own. All equipment and
tools are provided. Bring your own patterns and
material to start or finish a project.

Jamestown Sewing Circle – Eight Week Course
Where: Central Baptist Church
When: Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm starting
September 14
Cost: $40
Instructor: Peggy Burse, former Home Economics

Teacher
Bring together the spirit of community and creativity by learning to sew or developing your skills
further. This program is intended for anyone
interested in having fun while learning new
techniques – helping boost your confidence in
tackling projects on your own. All equipment and
tools are provided. Bring your own patterns and
material to start or finish a project.

Chihuly Nights: An Evening Exhibit of Glass
Sculpture at the New York Botanical Garden
Where: Jamestown Senior Center (Departure)
When: Thursday, September 28, Noon – Around
Midnight
Cost: $120
Take advantage of a rare viewing of the spectacular exhibition infused with magical energy
as the artworks are illuminated amid NYBG’s
sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory.
After sunset, the atmosphere is thrilling as you
experience the heightened dram and luminous
quality of Dale Chihuly’s colors and forms lit by
the evening sky. Additionally, meander through
performing artists and musicians as you take-in
the visual feast. Prior to the exhibit, we will take
you to a local highly-rated family Italian ristorante – Antonio’s Trattoria, known for its brick-oven
thin-crust pies & other home style Italian dishes.
This will be a long, active day so please dress accordingly.

Diabetes Prevention: Education & Support
Where: Jamestown Library, Sydney Wright Meeting Room
When: Thursdays 8/19-11/30(class does not
meet on 11/23), 1-3:30pm
Cost: N/A
Instructor: Trained instructors approved by the

RI Dept. of Health
Did you know, 1 in 3 American adults have prediabetes and most do not know it? You can take
advantage of this no sot program to avoid heart
attack, stroke, kidney failure and a number of
other serious conditions. This is a clinically-proven six-week course developed by researchers at
Stanford University that provides information,
resources and motivation to set and meet short-term and long-term goals to improve your quality
of life. This is program by taught It is designed
to better self-manage your health in a supportive environment. The program includes: healthy,
flavorful recipes, a trained-lifestyle coach. A
workbook and a $25 gift card incentive is offered
for completing the course. Minimum 8 enrollees
needed to hold the program.

Senior Health Insurance Counseling
Where: Jamestown Housing Authority
When: Tuesdays, September 26 and October 24,
10am – 2pm
Cost: N/A
Need help navigating the complex waters of
health insurance and the bills? Get all of your
Medicare or Medicaid questions answered with
a Medicare insurance expert. These one-on-one
sessions are available to understand the nuances
of Medicare Part A, B, C and D; Medicare Advantage, and several supplemental plans that meet
your health needs. Our counselors can also help
you better understand your medical bills.

WEEKLY PROGRAMS

Rusty Pens Writing Workshop
Where: Senior Center, 2nd flÐloor
When: Ongoing Mondays 10:30 – 11:30am
Cost: N/A
Facilitator: Gayen Thompson
Activate the writer and your memories of life’s experience. This creative writing workshop is designed
to elicit reflections on your own stories, memories
or new ideas. Beginners are welcome as well as
those who simply wish to write for fun.
Heartwise Walking
Where: Meet at Senior Center; Inclement weather
go to the Recreation Bldg.
When: Ongoing Wednesdays and Fridays from 9–
10am
Cost: N/A
There’s nothing’s better than starting the day off
with a brisk walk and conversation. For the winter,
we walk in the gym at the Community Center to
varied intervals of speed music to help keep to a

quick pace and warm-up and warm down safely.

Tai Chi for Arthritis
Where: Senior Center, 2nd flloor
When: Ongoing Mondays 9-10am
Cost: N/A
Give yourself a gift and start the week off gently.
This program is based on a medically-proven form
of gentle movement designed by arthritis specialists to relieve pain, help prevent falls and improve
overall health and wellness.

Aqua Therapeutics – Eight Week Session
Where: Absolute Fitness in East Greenwich
When: Tuesdays, 9/12-10/31, 10:30-11:15am
Van transportation: Leaves Senior Center at
9:30am
Cost: $40 for 8 weeks; $32 for 4 weeks
Head to toe water aerobics in a heated, saltwater
pool. Fee includes steam room, Jacuzzi and transportation.

Tuesday Matinees – The Home Before Dark
Series
Where: Jamestown Library, Meeting Hall
When: Ongoing Tuesdays, 1:30pm
Cost: N/A
Current and classic shown on a wide screen with a
new sound system in the large room at the library.
Soon we’ll be including the Oscar nominated fiÐilms
so keep an eye out for the both the Hollywood and
independent movies that get the high ratings.

Strength, Balance & Posture (Wednesday Class)
Eight Week Session
Where: Jamestown Fitness Club
When: Wednesdays, 9/13-11/1, 11am-11:45 am

Cost: $40 for 8 weeks; $32 for 4 weeks
Instructor: Sam Pease
Offers an aerobic, full-body strength training to
maintain balance and coordination through flÐlexibility and resistance training. Mat work on the
flÐloor is involved.

Strength, Balance & Posture (Thursday Class)
-– Eight Week Session
Where: Jamestown Fitness Club
When: Thursdays, 9/14-11/2, 2:45-3:30 pm
Cost: $40 for 8 weeks; $32 for 4 weeks
Instructor: Bill House
Offers slow-paced muscle conditioning along with
tendon and ligament flexion for improved balance
and coordination. Use of standing or seated positions with the aid of a ballet bar are included (no
mat work on the floor).

Weekday Full Service, 3-Course Luncheon
Where: Senior Center, 1st floor
When: Ongoing weekdays Mon-Fri, 11:30 am -
12:45pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $3 for 62+ or disabled; $7 otherwise
Meet your friends and relax over a lovely 3-course
meal. We invite you to reserve a place at the West
Street Café. Offered each weekday, you enjoy a
nutritious, three-course meal or lighter options
such as salads and sandwiches. Reservations are
required 48 hours in advance by calling 423-2658.

Mah Jongg (Drop-in for Experienced Players)
Where: Senior Center, Hall
When: Ongoing Fridays, 9:30am-12:00pm
Cost: N/A

Adult and Youth Programs Fall Schedule

ADULT PROGRAMS

Over 35 Adult Kickball
Where: Lawn Avenue Field
When: Mondays, starting 9/11-11/20 (no class on
Columbus Day 10/9) from 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: $20 for Residents, $30 Non-Residents
Raise your level of fun on MONDAYS by joining an
over 35 coed league for some good competition and
exercise. This league welcomes all levels of play
and ability. Teams are formed each night, games are
informal. KICK IT at Lawn Avenue Field

Level I Dog Obedience
Where: Lt. Col. John C. Rembijas Pavilion
When: Wednesdays, starting 9/13-11/8, from 6:30-
7:30pm
Cost: $100 for Residents, $125 Non-Residents
Using clickers and positive reinforcement, learn
how to train your dog to walk on a lose leash, come
when called, do sit and down stays. A well-mannered dog is weeks away. Our method is dog and
people friendly. Vaccination certifiÐicates for rabies,
parvo, distemper, etc. must be presented at the first
class. Dogs must be at least 16 weeks of age. Please
do not bring your dog to the first class. Beth Mcguire
has been teaching and training dogs for over 19
years. Beth’s gentle approach and love of both dogs
and people is evident!

Line Dancing with Nan Beaulieu
Where: Recreation Center Gymnasium
When: Mondays, starting 9/11-11/20 (no class on
Columbus Day 10/9) from 6-7pm
Cost: $40 for Residents, $50 Non-Residents

Line dancing is a great workout for both mind and
body, and a wonderful way to meet new friends.
Learn dances to some of your favorite songs:
“Sugar” by Maroon 5, “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars
and “Jim & Jack & Hank” by Allan Jackson. No prior
dance experience needed. The only rule is to have
fun!

Pickleball
Where: Recreation Center Gymnasium
When: Tuesdays 9-11am (no class on 10/31) &
Fridays 11am-1pm, starting 9/12-11/14
Cost: $10 for Residents, $20 Non-Residents
Swing into it with Pickleball! It is a paddle sport
created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are
simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn,
and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. All levels of play
are welcome

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Youth Volleyball
Where: Recreation Center Gymnasium
Who: Youth grades 5th-9th
When: Monday’s, starting 9/11-11/20 (no class on

Columbus Day 10/9) from 5-6pm
Cost: $35 for Residents, $45 Non-Resident

Youth volleyball is back for a fall session. Join us in
learning the basics of passing, serving, digging and
hitting. All skill levels welcome as the class will be
adjusted to meet the needs and challenge all who
participate. This program is run by Matt Ferreira,
a two time All-American volleyball player and the
current assistant volleyball coach as Salve Regina in
Newport.

Culinary Kids
Where: Teen Center (Inside the Recreation Center)
Who: Youth in grades 5th-8th
When: Tuesdays starting 9/12-11/14 (no class on
10/31) from 5:30-7pm
Cost: $40 for Residents, $50 Non-Residents
Cooking with kids is a great way to educate them
about good nutrition and to encourage them to try
new and healthy foods that they might otherwise be
afraid to try. Step in to our kitchen and learn some
good basic cooking skills and explore more about
seasonal, healthy cooking and eating. Bon appetite!

Kids Crochet
Where: Teen Center (Inside the Recreation Center)
Who: Youth in grades 5th – 8th
When: Tuesdays, starting 9/12-11/14 (no class on
10/31) from 3:30-5:30pm
Cost: $40 for Residents, $50 Non-Residents
One of our most popular arts and crafts classes is
back this fall! Come learn to crochet cozy creations
for the cold months ahead. Whether you’re brand
new to crocheting or looking to expand your skills,
all skill levels are welcome. You may bring your
own yarn and hooks if you have them but materials will be available at every class.

Youth Pickleball
Where: Recreation Center Gymnasium
Who: Youth in grades 5th – 8th
When: Thursdays, starting 9/14-11/2 from 5-6pm
Cost: $20 for Residents, $30 for Non-Residents
Pickleball is growing in popularity across the
US and we have it here at the rec! Pickleball is a
racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. This program will be
run by a dynamic duo of our favorite rec instructors, Molly and Matt. Youth will learn the rules and
skills of the game and play matches against their friends and instructors.

Youth Book Club
Where: Teen Center (Inside the Recreation Center)
Who: Youth in grades 5th – 8th
When: Mondays, starting 9/11-11/13 (No Class
on Columbus Day) from 4-5pm
Cost: $5 for Residents & Non-Residents
Love to get lost in a good book? This is the club for
you! Join us for our second book club, where we
will engage in a lively discussion about our chosen
book, do some fun activities associated with the
story and get to know our fellow book loving
peers. Light refreshments will be provided at each
meeting.

Upcycling Club
Where: Teen Center (Inside the Recreation Center)
Who: Youth in grades 5th – 9th
When: Wednesday’s, starting 9/13-11/8 from
4-6pm
Cost: Residents $10, Non-Residents $20
Calling all crafty kids! Join us at the Rec this fall to
learn to turn basic household items and even some
junk into amazing new treasures! Upcycling is a
growing trend in the crafting community. Every
home has a closet, attic or garage full of ‘someday
I’ll do something with that’ items. This program
will help you see the potential in every item to be
something beautiful and creates awareness about
the benefÐits of recycling and reducing waste.

Parents Night Out
Where: Recreation Center
Who: Youth ages K-6th grade
When: 4 Friday Night Sessions; 9/15, 9/29, 10/13
& 10/27 from 5:30-9:30 PM
Cost: $10 per child, $20 per family
Back by popular demand! Parents night out is back
for 4 fall sessions. Drop your kids (grades K-6) off
at the rec center for a night of structured games
and activities, and we even feed them dinner!
Pre-registration is a must as there are a limited
number of spots and these nights fiÐill up fast. Visit
jamestownri.recdesk.com to pre-register now!

Middle School Movie Night
Where: Teen Center (Inside the Recreation Center)
When: 4 Friday-Night Sessions starting @ 5pm 5th
and 6th grade movie nights: 9/22 & 11/3 7th and 8th
grade movie nights: 10/20 & 12/1
Cost: No fee
Youth grades 5-8 come hang out, watch an age
appropriate movie and enjoy some light refreshments. This will also give you a chance to get to
know the staff of the teen center and familiarize
yourself with the space and what we have to offer
here at the rec. Parents may pre-register online at
jamestownri.recdesk.com as there are a limited
number of spots available.

11TH ANNUAL SKATEFEST

The Jamestown Teen Center along, with Kettlebottom, with hold the 11th Annual Jamestown Skatefest on Friday, October 6th (rain date, October 7th)
beginning at 5pm at the Jamestown Skate Park,
behind Lawn Ave School. There will be free gear
tosses, raffles and food! Cash prizes are awarded for
skateboarding, live music and the dance competition winners. The cost is $10 enter competitions.
Spectators watch for free. There will be music and
food truck! This is a family-friendly, alcohol free
event. Hope to see you there.
Please call or email for more information: Molly
Conlon at, 423-7261 or at, mconlon@jamestownri.
net

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