Winter

 

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After School Program – Like No Other!

The After School Program offers many activities and new experiences for your child. Grades K – 4 are held at the Brewer Auditorium, while Grades 5 & 6 are held at the Brewer Community School.

Basketball

Preschool basketball: This program is designed to introduce youngsters age 4 & 5 to the game of basketball while learning skills such as socializing, teamwork and sportsmanship. Children will learn new skills and play basketball focused games.  Program is held in January.

Instructional Basketball: Non-competitive program for students in grades K – 1 with emphasis on introducing basic basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, defense & shooting in a fun and positive atmosphere. Program begins in December.

Instructional Basketball, Grade 2:  This program will focus on the basic skills and strategies of basketball through a variety of drills and game play. Program begins in December.

Youth Dodgeball: Stay active and enjoy one of your favorite activities by joining our grades 3-5 dodgeball league. Held Wednesday evenings beginning in mid – February.

Golf

Tee Time Tune Up: Get your golf swing ready with this late winter primer. Players of all levels can enjoy instruction while they get their golf swings ready for the upcoming season. PGA professional Mark Hall heads up this program and offers a multitude of swing tips and top notch instruction. Class will be held beginning in early March. Cost will be $45 for residents and $55 for non-residents. Class size will be limited to ten participants. Pre-registration is required.

Indoor Golf Net Rentals: Keep your swing in shape this winter while hitting in our indoor golf net. Call ahead to reserve your tee-time. $2.00 for a half hour. The golf net will become available January 4th.

Volleyball

Wake-up Volleyball: Drop in pick-up games on Tuesday & Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. $2.00 per time, beginning the second week of November.

Open Gym: Drop in pick-up games on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $2.00 per time, beginning December 7. In January, the program will shift to Tuesday evenings.

Karate

Youth Karate: Instructor Gary West will lead participants through progressive classes introducing Goju Karate Do. Introductory classes are a great way to improve participants’ self confidence, self control and respect while having fun. Currently our youth classes are full.

Adult Karate: Improve your self control, confidence, awareness and respect, all while getting into shape with Instructor Gary West.

Fitness/Wellness

Winter Walkers: 2,000 steps a day keeps the doctor away; come inside and walk with us and feel great all day! Enjoy making new friends while you reap the benefits of walking at your own pace, in our warm and inviting space. The auditorium gymnasium is open week days from 6:30 – 9 AM for adult walkers to enjoy.

Adult Co-ed Pick-up Pickleball: Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels. The auditorium gymnasium is being made available this winter on Sunday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, providing sufficient interest is shown. $2 per night.

Adult Fitness Class: This new program provides an energizing workout that is perfect for all fitness levels and will enhance your overall health and well being with aerobic and conditioning routines. Participants should bring an exercise mat with them.

Older Adult Exercise Class: Older adults who are looking to improve their strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness will enjoy this class for the socialization as well as the health benefits. Class is held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9-10 AM and cost is $2 per class.

Adult Yoga: Join certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor Bunny Barclay. Classes are designed to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, and to increase the minds ability to focus and relax through self awareness. Class format will also include postures and guided relaxation/meditation. Participants should bring a yoga mat with them.

Senior Citizen’s Club: The Brewer Senior Citizen’s Club meets regularly on Thursdays throughout the year at the Brewer Auditorium in the Seniors Center. Guest speakers, pot lucks, weekly card games, and trips provide local seniors the opportunity to socialize and stay active. For more information, contact us at Parks and Rec at 207.989.5199.

Preschool Fun Time: This program is designed to offer parents and youngsters a large play area where they can participate in games of their choice. Recreational equipment is supplied to encourage youngsters to development physically and to socialize with other children. Wednesdays, from 10 -11:30 AM, beginning in mid-November.

 

 

 

Outdoor Skating Rinks: The Brewer Parks and Recreation Department maintains two outdoor skating rinks for your winter time enjoyment. The Caldwell Rink, located on Acme Road, offers one of the best surfaces in the area. The parks staff makes ice early weekday mornings and the ice is generally ready by 10 AM, conditions permitting. Lights are on from dusk to 10 PM. The Caldwell Rink is primarily for hockey but recreational skating is encouraged as well.  The Doyle Field Rink is for figure skating only, with no sticks or pucks allowed. Conditions permitting, ice is made early weekday mornings on the Doyle Field Rink, located adjacent to the Brewer Auditorium.

Sunday Open Gyms: Enjoy the Brewer Auditorium with pick-up basketball and free shooting time for individuals or the whole family.

Schedule is as follows:

Family Open Gym: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Grade 5 – under: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Grade 6 – 12: 3:00 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m.

Special Events

Drop – N – Shop: Need to do some holiday shopping or want a night out?  Can’t find a babysitter? The Brewer Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Drop-N-Shop for children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade on December 10. We will be providing pizza and drinks for dinner and your child will enjoy an evening of gym games, holiday themed crafts, and other activities. Call 989-5199 for further details.

North Pole Calling: The Brewer Parks & Recreation Department has once again made arrangements with the North Pole to have Santa contact youngsters with holiday greetings. Special invitations will be available in December. Pick up the special form in the office.

Breakfast with Santa: Join us for a morning of juice, donuts, craft activities, giveaways and a visit from the big Elf himself. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras!

Brewer Hometown Band Holiday Concert: Enjoy an evening of festive holiday music as Brewer’s own Hometown Band plays all of your holiday favorites. The Hometown Band is sure to get concert goers of all ages in the holiday spirit with a wide variety of holiday favorites, treats and door prizes. Come hear one of the area’s largest and best hometown bands.

Daughter Valentine Dance: Join us for this much anticipated annual event as girls in grades K – 6 and their guest will enjoy an evening of music, dancing and treats as they spend this special time together. Watch for registration materials to be released in early January. This event sells out early every year so don’t delay in purchasing your tickets.