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9:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
9:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
9-9:40am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
9:50am Super Soccer Stars Shine
Saturday
9:50-10:35am
Newton
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Soccer is a vehicle to teach life skills to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Team-based activities promote self-confidence, socialization and strengthen peer interactions.

 
10:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:40am Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play
Saturday
10:40-11:20am
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play.

 
11:25am Super Soccer Stars - Premier Development - Under 7
Saturday
11:25am-12:25pm
Newton
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Ages: under 7 yrs
Designed for players who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

 
11:50am Super Soccer Stars - Premier Development - Under 8
Saturday
11:50am-12:50pm
Newton
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Ages: under 8 yrs
Designed for players who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

 
4:00pm Fitness, Fun and Swim
Saturday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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A fitness class designed for young adults with different learning styles. Class combines 30 minutes of stretching, weights and cardio with 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the pool.

 
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7:15am Master's Swim Sunday Only - 2016-2017
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
7:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
9:00am Little Ballerinas
Sunday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Children will discover the joy of moving their bodies to music in this fun and energetic class. Through the use of music, songs and games, this class helps young children develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic dance steps.

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:20am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:00am Dance Combo
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This class promotes motor and cognitive development through music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions.

 
10:00am New! Messy, Messy Art Class
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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This class is designed to help introduce your little one to art-making and socialization with other children, with hands-on opportunities to get messy and explore art materials in a safe environment outside of your home. Children will explore various non-toxic, child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment.

 
10:25am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
10:25-11:10am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:15am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11:15-11:55am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play,
Sunday
11:30am-12:10pm
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play.

 
11:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
2:00pm JCC Showstoppers Youth Theatre
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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(Grades: 2-6)
Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. The program concludes with a performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.
Showstoppers staff

 
3:00pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Sunday
3-4:30pm
Newton
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Creating and sampling foods from different countries is a great way to learn about Jews all over the world. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, cook together and finish each session by enjoying the creations with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn individual and team skills through drills and games with our professional coaching staff. With an emphasis on fun, children will learn the game of basketball and good sportsmanship.

 
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9:30am Watercolor Studio
Monday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Explore color, textures and different techniques unique to watercolor. We will work in realistic and abstract forms in a supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course - but no previous experience is necessary.

 
10:30am Tai Chi
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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The forms and techniques of Wudang Tai Chi incorporate movement with stillness. Internal and external movement work together to help build inner power and energy, develop the structural muscles, and increase balance, flexibility and effortless movement.

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.

 
11:00am Parkinson's Cycle
Monday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Research has found cycling, especially if pedaling at a rate faster than your own voluntary cadence, may make regions of the brain that deal with movement connect to each other more effectively and may provide symptomatic relief for people with PD while building lower body muscles. Taught by a certified Parkinson's Cycling coach.

 
1:00pm Collage
Monday
1-4pm
Newton
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Recycle old work to create new pieces. Explore rhythm, balance, contrast, color and shape.

 
1:15pm Pre-K Tennis- Ages: 3-5 yrs
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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This class will teach children basic individual tennis skills in a fun, indoor environment. Bring your own racquet or use one provided. Real racquets, tennis balls and net will give children a real tennis experience in an age appropriate setting. Led by experienced tennis coaches. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Little Carpenters: Intro class
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Under close supervision, little carpenters will use real hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and vises to create various projects. Children will learn about the properties of various kinds of wood. Self confidence with tools, hand-eye coordination and safety awareness are among the life skills taught.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Little dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet dance and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class will help kids develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet dance and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class will help kids develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:15pm Woodworking II
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little carpenters who have taken beginning woodworking class will expand their skills by learning how to use a saw, hand drill, and square to create wood projects. They will learn how to use different finishes to accent their work. Emphasis on safety awareness, comfort with tool use and the pleasure of creating.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
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6:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
9:30am New to Oil Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Beginners)


Start with exercises needed to learn oil painting such as brush handling and painting with limited palettes. Finding shape, values and edges, color mixing, drawing and compositions will be covered. Bring soft pencil, eraser, sketchbook and several choices of pictures to work from to first class.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
9:30am Oil and Acrylic Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Intermediate/Advanced)


Study color theory and the fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling color. Emphasis will be on students' needs and styles of expression. Still life, photos, art of the masters, and imagination will provide sources for projects. New students welcome with permission of instructor. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Instructor: Ruth Kates

 
9:45am New Additions
Tuesday
9:45-11:15am
Newton
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For second time parents with babies ages 0-6 months
Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having more than one child. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.


For more information or sibling discount, please contact

earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

Instructor: Stacey Rosen

 
1:15pm Intro to Gymnastics
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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A safe and fun introduction to gymnastics. Build self-esteem through body awareness, core strengthening and coordination. Learn to use basic apparatus in our matted gym and obstacle course area. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Lego Engineering
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Levers and wheels and axles, oh my! Young learners get a hands-on introduction to simple machines. Children will construct devices from LEGO DUPLO® kits and experience simple machines in action. LEGO models will not be taken home but photos from the class will be available for download.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:00pm Parkinson's NIA
Tuesday
2-3pm
Newton
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NIA (Neuromuscular Integrated Action) - A fun, cardiovascular workout based on dance movements, martial arts and healing arts, fueled by inspiring music, drums and rhythms. Taught by a certified NIA instructor.

 
2:15pm Shining Stars Musical Theatre
Tuesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Adventures in acting, singing and teamwork culminate in a final performance of a mini-musical for family and friends. This is an exciting and fun introduction to the world of musical theatre in a warm, inclusive and supportive environment.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
3:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
7:00pm L'Chaim(To Life)
Tuesday
7-9pm
Newton
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A social group for adults to enhance social and community skills and celebrate Jewish holidays. Particpants pay for outside activities.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Wednesday
6-7am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Beg.
Wednesday
7-8am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
9:30am Monotype: Using A Press - All Levels
Wednesday
9:30am-1:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Explore the process of creating monotypes, employing a variety of processes including direct painting, viscosity, direct trace drawing, relief printing, and chine colle (monotype collage). Non-toxic water soluble inks. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.jonilevyliberman.com

 
9:30am Painting in Style
Wednesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Bring your style to new frontiers using diverse painting media (oils, acrylics, collage) and a wide range of special effects. Color theory, composition and drawing skills are an integral part of this course. Learn to communicate your ideas and to critique your work in a relaxed, creative atmosphere. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.

 
9:30am Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape
Wednesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition, using your landscaped photographs. Sight-sized method can be explored in this class. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
9:30am New Additions (Second Time Parents)
Wednesday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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(Ages: 0-6 mos, with adult)
Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having more than one child. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.


For more information or sibling discount, please contact

mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Liz Katzman

 
11:00am Little Movers
Wednesday
11am-12pm
Arlington
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As your baby becomes more mobile, a variety of activity stations will engage babies while helping develop fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids.


Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

 
1:00pm Introduction to Pastel
Wednesday
1-4pm
Newton
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(Beginners/Intermediate)


Work with a wide range of objects and textures to discover the limitless possibilities that pastels have to offer. By learning about linear strokes, cross-hatching, scumbling, feathering, and blending, you will gain facility with pastels and find ways to express your own personal style. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.cyruswhittier.com

 
1:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Pre-K Tennis
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
 
1:15pm Little Ballerinas
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Creative movement is a fun approach to the fundamentals of dance. Through exploration of mobility, rhythmic play and expressive repertoire, children will discover their natural moving beings while engaging socially and learning movement vocabulary that reinforces their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:15pm Sports Mania
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Introduce your child to a variety of sports. Learn the basics of basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis and soccer while developing gross motor skills in a fun and nurturing environment. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: Fantastic Farmers
Wednesday
3:30-4:30pm
Newton
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Explore how plants grow with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. We will investigate seeds, parts of plants, soil, worms, compost, and baby chicks, while learning about Passover, Shavuot and our Jewish obligation to care for the earth.

 
4:00pm amplifi-Childrens Adapted Music
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Participants will engage in writing original songs, social-skill building activities, themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate and assist in staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.

 
5:00pm amplifi-Teens Adapted Music
Wednesday
5-6pm
Newton
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Participants will engage in writing original songs, social-skill building activities, themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate and assist in staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.

 
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6:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
8:30am Men's Pilates
Thursday
8:30-9:20am
Newton
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Pilates is one of the best methods to improve balance, align the body, and prevent injuries. It builds muscle and strength, while increasing flexibility, mobility, joint stability, and the ability to move with ease. This class is designed to address the needs of men, with emphasis on increasing core strength, overall flexibility, and improving performance in sports such as golf, tennis and basketball.
The class is taught half on a Pilates ball and half on the mat.

 
9:30am Monotype: Using A Press - Intermediate and Advance
Thursday
9:30am-1:30pm
Newton
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(Intermediate and advanced, new students with instructor's approval)


Develop a body of work in a variety of processes including direct painting on plates, viscosity, trace monotype, relief printing and chine colle. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.jonilevyliberman.com

 
9:30am Introduction to Paint and Pastel
Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Beginners/Intermediate)


Learn the basics - handling materials, values, edges, composition, and mixing color - in your choice of medium, working from a still life or photos. Bring a sketch book, pencils and a kneaded eraser to the first class.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
10:00am Bizzy Bees
Thursday
10-11am
Newton
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk, this class will feature various activity stations designed to help your child continue developing fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and more.

Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

 
10:30am Puddlestompers Nature Exploration
Thursday
10:30-11:25am
Newton
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Puddlestompers gives children and their parents or caregivers an opportunity to explore and discover the great outdoors. Spring class activities include exploring animal habitats and bug hunting. Puddlestompers educates parents and caregivers with outdoor safety information, tips and resources for broadening a family's connection to the outdoors.

 
10:45am Pilates on the Ball
Thursday
10:45-11:35am
Newton
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Full body, intense workout using stability balls, Pilates rings, bands and weights to build core strength, balance and coordination.

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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Designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations, this class follows the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga. Gentle restorative excercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  Class idesigned for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat.

 
1:15pm Mixed Media Studio
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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In this visual arts class, children will explore a variety of materials (paper, wood, fabric, string, recycled materials, etc.) as they sculpt, print, color, paint, draw, collage and build to create 2D and 3D works of art.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Mini Basketball
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Introduce your child to basketball. Learn to dribble, pass, and shoot with emphasis on fun. Practice fundamentals and learn team play. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Gymnastics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Build self-esteem, body awareness, strength and coordination in a safe and fun gymnastics environment. Use basic apparatus in a matted gym with qualified, nurturing professionals. Intro to Gymnastics required. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Professional nature educators from Puddlestompers will use hands-on exploration to guide children in exploring the natural world. From worms to seed growth to metamorphosis and animal homes, this class will help your child discover the excitement of the wonders of new life in fall.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:00pm Parkinson's Seated Strength
Thursday
2-3pm
Newton
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Designed to enhance each participant's sense of physical and mental well-being by increasing muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and improving balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment.

Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a certified personal trainer.

 
4:00pm Intro to Baseball
Thursday
4-4:45pm
Newton
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Learn to throw, catch and hit with our professional coaching staff. Learn game fundamentals and rules. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5-6pm
Newton
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Learn individual and team skills through drills and games with our professional coaching staff. With an emphasis on fun, children will learn the game of basketball and good sportsmanship.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Friday
6-7am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
9:30am Rock-a-Baby Music
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Sharon
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With a trio of musicians, three zany puppets, dancing, instruments and music ranging from classical and jazz to children's songs and rock 'n roll, Rock-a-Baby gives your child a stimulating and educational musical experience.

Classes held at Temple Israel Sharon, 125 Pond St., Sharon.

Please note: fee is for one child plus an adult. Additional siblings are $120/session. For more information, or to receive sibling discount, please contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Friday
10:15-10:55am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:30am Parkinson's Total Body Conditioning
Friday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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A cardio workout to help increase your aerobic fitness while toning and strengthening all muscle groups. Includes 30 minutes of cardio movement exercises, 20 minutes of strength training, followed by 10 minutes of stretching. Participants must be able to stand for the entire class. Taught by a certified group fitness instructor.

 
11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Friday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Future Scientists
Friday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await each child's imagination. Get ready to have a fun and engaging experience. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. Experiments include building and erupting a volcano, rainbow in a jar and slippery slime.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Friday
3:30-5pm
Newton
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Creating and sampling foods from different countries is a great way to learn about Jews all over the world. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, cook together and finish each session by enjoying the creations with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment.

 
4:30pm Mini Sports for Different Learners
Friday
4:30-5:30pm
Newton
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Use games to help develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling and catching, while participants learn the importance of teamwork through cooperative play.

 
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9:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
9:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
9-9:40am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
9:50am Super Soccer Stars Shine
Saturday
9:50-10:35am
Newton
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Soccer is a vehicle to teach life skills to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Team-based activities promote self-confidence, socialization and strengthen peer interactions.

 
10:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:40am Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play
Saturday
10:40-11:20am
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play.

 
11:25am Super Soccer Stars - Premier Development - Under 7
Saturday
11:25am-12:25pm
Newton
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Ages: under 7 yrs
Designed for players who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

 
11:50am Super Soccer Stars - Premier Development - Under 8
Saturday
11:50am-12:50pm
Newton
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Ages: under 8 yrs
Designed for players who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

 
4:00pm Fitness, Fun and Swim
Saturday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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A fitness class designed for young adults with different learning styles. Class combines 30 minutes of stretching, weights and cardio with 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the pool.

 
6:00pm Saturday Night Out
Saturday
6-9pm
Newton
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Enjoy a monthly Saturday evening together with other adults participating in social, cultural and recreational activities taking place outside the JCC. Activities chosen by the group members with the assistance from their advisors. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
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7:15am Master's Swim Sunday Only - 2016-2017
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
7:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
9:00am Little Ballerinas
Sunday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Children will discover the joy of moving their bodies to music in this fun and energetic class. Through the use of music, songs and games, this class helps young children develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic dance steps.

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:20am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:00am Dance Combo
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This class promotes motor and cognitive development through music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions.

 
10:00am New! Messy, Messy Art Class
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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This class is designed to help introduce your little one to art-making and socialization with other children, with hands-on opportunities to get messy and explore art materials in a safe environment outside of your home. Children will explore various non-toxic, child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment.

 
10:25am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
10:25-11:10am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:15am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11:15-11:55am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play,
Sunday
11:30am-12:10pm
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play.

 
11:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
2:00pm JCC Showstoppers Youth Theatre
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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(Grades: 2-6)
Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. The program concludes with a performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.
Showstoppers staff

 
3:00pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Sunday
3-4:30pm
Newton
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Creating and sampling foods from different countries is a great way to learn about Jews all over the world. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, cook together and finish each session by enjoying the creations with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment.

 
4:00pm Adult Activity Group
Sunday
4-6pm
TBD
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A group for adults offering a variety of activities designed to enhance social skills and independence within the community. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
4:00pm Adult Social Group
Sunday
4-6pm
TBD
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Join other adult group members in deciding your own social activities, with the assistance of advisors. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn individual and team skills through drills and games with our professional coaching staff. With an emphasis on fun, children will learn the game of basketball and good sportsmanship.

 
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9:30am Watercolor Studio
Monday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Explore color, textures and different techniques unique to watercolor. We will work in realistic and abstract forms in a supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course - but no previous experience is necessary.

 
10:30am Tai Chi
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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The forms and techniques of Wudang Tai Chi incorporate movement with stillness. Internal and external movement work together to help build inner power and energy, develop the structural muscles, and increase balance, flexibility and effortless movement.

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.

 
11:00am Parkinson's Cycle
Monday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Research has found cycling, especially if pedaling at a rate faster than your own voluntary cadence, may make regions of the brain that deal with movement connect to each other more effectively and may provide symptomatic relief for people with PD while building lower body muscles. Taught by a certified Parkinson's Cycling coach.

 
1:00pm Collage
Monday
1-4pm
Newton
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Recycle old work to create new pieces. Explore rhythm, balance, contrast, color and shape.

 
1:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Little dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet dance and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class will help kids develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Pre-K Tennis- Ages: 3-5 yrs
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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This class will teach children basic individual tennis skills in a fun, indoor environment. Bring your own racquet or use one provided. Real racquets, tennis balls and net will give children a real tennis experience in an age appropriate setting. Led by experienced tennis coaches. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Little Carpenters: Intro class
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Under close supervision, little carpenters will use real hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and vises to create various projects. Children will learn about the properties of various kinds of wood. Self confidence with tools, hand-eye coordination and safety awareness are among the life skills taught.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:15pm Woodworking II
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little carpenters who have taken beginning woodworking class will expand their skills by learning how to use a saw, hand drill, and square to create wood projects. They will learn how to use different finishes to accent their work. Emphasis on safety awareness, comfort with tool use and the pleasure of creating.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet dance and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class will help kids develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
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6:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
9:30am New to Oil Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Beginners)


Start with exercises needed to learn oil painting such as brush handling and painting with limited palettes. Finding shape, values and edges, color mixing, drawing and compositions will be covered. Bring soft pencil, eraser, sketchbook and several choices of pictures to work from to first class.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
9:30am Oil and Acrylic Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Intermediate/Advanced)


Study color theory and the fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling color. Emphasis will be on students' needs and styles of expression. Still life, photos, art of the masters, and imagination will provide sources for projects. New students welcome with permission of instructor. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Instructor: Ruth Kates

 
9:45am New Additions
Tuesday
9:45-11:15am
Newton
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For second time parents with babies ages 0-6 months
Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having more than one child. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.


For more information or sibling discount, please contact

earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

Instructor: Stacey Rosen

 
1:15pm Intro to Gymnastics
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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A safe and fun introduction to gymnastics. Build self-esteem through body awareness, core strengthening and coordination. Learn to use basic apparatus in our matted gym and obstacle course area. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Lego Engineering
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Levers and wheels and axles, oh my! Young learners get a hands-on introduction to simple machines. Children will construct devices from LEGO DUPLO® kits and experience simple machines in action. LEGO models will not be taken home but photos from the class will be available for download.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:00pm Parkinson's NIA
Tuesday
2-3pm
Newton
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NIA (Neuromuscular Integrated Action) - A fun, cardiovascular workout based on dance movements, martial arts and healing arts, fueled by inspiring music, drums and rhythms. Taught by a certified NIA instructor.

 
2:15pm Shining Stars Musical Theatre
Tuesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Adventures in acting, singing and teamwork culminate in a final performance of a mini-musical for family and friends. This is an exciting and fun introduction to the world of musical theatre in a warm, inclusive and supportive environment.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
3:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
7:00pm L'Chaim(To Life)
Tuesday
7-9pm
Newton
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A social group for adults to enhance social and community skills and celebrate Jewish holidays. Particpants pay for outside activities.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Wednesday
6-7am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Beg.
Wednesday
7-8am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
9:30am Monotype: Using A Press - All Levels
Wednesday
9:30am-1:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Explore the process of creating monotypes, employing a variety of processes including direct painting, viscosity, direct trace drawing, relief printing, and chine colle (monotype collage). Non-toxic water soluble inks. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.jonilevyliberman.com

 
9:30am Painting in Style
Wednesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Bring your style to new frontiers using diverse painting media (oils, acrylics, collage) and a wide range of special effects. Color theory, composition and drawing skills are an integral part of this course. Learn to communicate your ideas and to critique your work in a relaxed, creative atmosphere. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.

 
9:30am Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape
Wednesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition, using your landscaped photographs. Sight-sized method can be explored in this class. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
9:30am New Additions (Second Time Parents)
Wednesday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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(Ages: 0-6 mos, with adult)
Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having more than one child. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.


For more information or sibling discount, please contact

mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Liz Katzman

 
11:00am Little Movers
Wednesday
11am-12pm
Arlington
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As your baby becomes more mobile, a variety of activity stations will engage babies while helping develop fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids.


Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

 
1:00pm Introduction to Pastel
Wednesday
1-4pm
Newton
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(Beginners/Intermediate)


Work with a wide range of objects and textures to discover the limitless possibilities that pastels have to offer. By learning about linear strokes, cross-hatching, scumbling, feathering, and blending, you will gain facility with pastels and find ways to express your own personal style. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.cyruswhittier.com

 
1:15pm Little Ballerinas
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Creative movement is a fun approach to the fundamentals of dance. Through exploration of mobility, rhythmic play and expressive repertoire, children will discover their natural moving beings while engaging socially and learning movement vocabulary that reinforces their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Pre-K Tennis
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
 
2:15pm Sports Mania
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Introduce your child to a variety of sports. Learn the basics of basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis and soccer while developing gross motor skills in a fun and nurturing environment. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: Fantastic Farmers
Wednesday
3:30-4:30pm
Newton
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Explore how plants grow with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. We will investigate seeds, parts of plants, soil, worms, compost, and baby chicks, while learning about Passover, Shavuot and our Jewish obligation to care for the earth.

 
4:00pm amplifi-Childrens Adapted Music
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Participants will engage in writing original songs, social-skill building activities, themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate and assist in staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.

 
5:00pm amplifi-Teens Adapted Music
Wednesday
5-6pm
Newton
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Participants will engage in writing original songs, social-skill building activities, themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate and assist in staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.

 
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6:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
8:30am Men's Pilates
Thursday
8:30-9:20am
Newton
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Pilates is one of the best methods to improve balance, align the body, and prevent injuries. It builds muscle and strength, while increasing flexibility, mobility, joint stability, and the ability to move with ease. This class is designed to address the needs of men, with emphasis on increasing core strength, overall flexibility, and improving performance in sports such as golf, tennis and basketball.
The class is taught half on a Pilates ball and half on the mat.

 
9:30am Monotype: Using A Press - Intermediate and Advance
Thursday
9:30am-1:30pm
Newton
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(Intermediate and advanced, new students with instructor's approval)


Develop a body of work in a variety of processes including direct painting on plates, viscosity, trace monotype, relief printing and chine colle. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.jonilevyliberman.com

 
9:30am Introduction to Paint and Pastel
Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Beginners/Intermediate)


Learn the basics - handling materials, values, edges, composition, and mixing color - in your choice of medium, working from a still life or photos. Bring a sketch book, pencils and a kneaded eraser to the first class.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
10:00am Bizzy Bees
Thursday
10-11am
Newton
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk, this class will feature various activity stations designed to help your child continue developing fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and more.

Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

 
10:30am Puddlestompers Nature Exploration
Thursday
10:30-11:25am
Newton
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Puddlestompers gives children and their parents or caregivers an opportunity to explore and discover the great outdoors. Spring class activities include exploring animal habitats and bug hunting. Puddlestompers educates parents and caregivers with outdoor safety information, tips and resources for broadening a family's connection to the outdoors.

 
10:45am Pilates on the Ball
Thursday
10:45-11:35am
Newton
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Full body, intense workout using stability balls, Pilates rings, bands and weights to build core strength, balance and coordination.

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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Designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations, this class follows the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga. Gentle restorative excercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  Class idesigned for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat.

 
1:15pm Mixed Media Studio
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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In this visual arts class, children will explore a variety of materials (paper, wood, fabric, string, recycled materials, etc.) as they sculpt, print, color, paint, draw, collage and build to create 2D and 3D works of art.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Mini Basketball
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Introduce your child to basketball. Learn to dribble, pass, and shoot with emphasis on fun. Practice fundamentals and learn team play. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Gymnastics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Build self-esteem, body awareness, strength and coordination in a safe and fun gymnastics environment. Use basic apparatus in a matted gym with qualified, nurturing professionals. Intro to Gymnastics required. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Professional nature educators from Puddlestompers will use hands-on exploration to guide children in exploring the natural world. From worms to seed growth to metamorphosis and animal homes, this class will help your child discover the excitement of the wonders of new life in fall.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:00pm Parkinson's Seated Strength
Thursday
2-3pm
Newton
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Designed to enhance each participant's sense of physical and mental well-being by increasing muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and improving balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment.

Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a certified personal trainer.

 
4:00pm Intro to Baseball
Thursday
4-4:45pm
Newton
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Learn to throw, catch and hit with our professional coaching staff. Learn game fundamentals and rules. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5-6pm
Newton
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Learn individual and team skills through drills and games with our professional coaching staff. With an emphasis on fun, children will learn the game of basketball and good sportsmanship.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Friday
6-7am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
9:30am Rock-a-Baby Music
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Sharon
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With a trio of musicians, three zany puppets, dancing, instruments and music ranging from classical and jazz to children's songs and rock 'n roll, Rock-a-Baby gives your child a stimulating and educational musical experience.

Classes held at Temple Israel Sharon, 125 Pond St., Sharon.

Please note: fee is for one child plus an adult. Additional siblings are $120/session. For more information, or to receive sibling discount, please contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Friday
10:15-10:55am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:30am Parkinson's Total Body Conditioning
Friday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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A cardio workout to help increase your aerobic fitness while toning and strengthening all muscle groups. Includes 30 minutes of cardio movement exercises, 20 minutes of strength training, followed by 10 minutes of stretching. Participants must be able to stand for the entire class. Taught by a certified group fitness instructor.

 
11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Friday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Future Scientists
Friday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await each child's imagination. Get ready to have a fun and engaging experience. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. Experiments include building and erupting a volcano, rainbow in a jar and slippery slime.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Friday
3:30-5pm
Newton
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Creating and sampling foods from different countries is a great way to learn about Jews all over the world. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, cook together and finish each session by enjoying the creations with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment.

 
4:30pm Mini Sports for Different Learners
Friday
4:30-5:30pm
Newton
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Use games to help develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling and catching, while participants learn the importance of teamwork through cooperative play.

 
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9:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
9-9:40am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
9:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
9:50am Super Soccer Stars Shine
Saturday
9:50-10:35am
Newton
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Soccer is a vehicle to teach life skills to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Team-based activities promote self-confidence, socialization and strengthen peer interactions.

 
10:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:40am Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play
Saturday
10:40-11:20am
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play.

 
11:25am Super Soccer Stars - Premier Development - Under 7
Saturday
11:25am-12:25pm
Newton
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Ages: under 7 yrs
Designed for players who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

 
11:50am Super Soccer Stars - Premier Development - Under 8
Saturday
11:50am-12:50pm
Newton
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Ages: under 8 yrs
Designed for players who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

 
4:00pm Fitness, Fun and Swim
Saturday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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A fitness class designed for young adults with different learning styles. Class combines 30 minutes of stretching, weights and cardio with 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the pool.

 
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7:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
7:15am Master's Swim Sunday Only - 2016-2017
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
9:00am Little Ballerinas
Sunday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Children will discover the joy of moving their bodies to music in this fun and energetic class. Through the use of music, songs and games, this class helps young children develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic dance steps.

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:20am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:00am New! Messy, Messy Art Class
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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This class is designed to help introduce your little one to art-making and socialization with other children, with hands-on opportunities to get messy and explore art materials in a safe environment outside of your home. Children will explore various non-toxic, child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment.

 
10:00am Dance Combo
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This class promotes motor and cognitive development through music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions.

 
10:25am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
10:25-11:10am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:15am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11:15-11:55am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play,
Sunday
11:30am-12:10pm
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play.

 
11:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
2:00pm JCC Showstoppers Youth Theatre
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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(Grades: 2-6)
Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. The program concludes with a performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.
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3:00pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Sunday
3-4:30pm
Newton
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Creating and sampling foods from different countries is a great way to learn about Jews all over the world. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, cook together and finish each session by enjoying the creations with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn individual and team skills through drills and games with our professional coaching staff. With an emphasis on fun, children will learn the game of basketball and good sportsmanship.

 
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9:30am Watercolor Studio
Monday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Explore color, textures and different techniques unique to watercolor. We will work in realistic and abstract forms in a supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course - but no previous experience is necessary.

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.

 
10:30am Tai Chi
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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The forms and techniques of Wudang Tai Chi incorporate movement with stillness. Internal and external movement work together to help build inner power and energy, develop the structural muscles, and increase balance, flexibility and effortless movement.

 
11:00am Parkinson's Cycle
Monday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Research has found cycling, especially if pedaling at a rate faster than your own voluntary cadence, may make regions of the brain that deal with movement connect to each other more effectively and may provide symptomatic relief for people with PD while building lower body muscles. Taught by a certified Parkinson's Cycling coach.

 
1:00pm Collage
Monday
1-4pm
Newton
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Recycle old work to create new pieces. Explore rhythm, balance, contrast, color and shape.

 
1:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Little dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet dance and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class will help kids develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Pre-K Tennis- Ages: 3-5 yrs
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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This class will teach children basic individual tennis skills in a fun, indoor environment. Bring your own racquet or use one provided. Real racquets, tennis balls and net will give children a real tennis experience in an age appropriate setting. Led by experienced tennis coaches. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Little Carpenters: Intro class
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Under close supervision, little carpenters will use real hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and vises to create various projects. Children will learn about the properties of various kinds of wood. Self confidence with tools, hand-eye coordination and safety awareness are among the life skills taught.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:15pm Woodworking II
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little carpenters who have taken beginning woodworking class will expand their skills by learning how to use a saw, hand drill, and square to create wood projects. They will learn how to use different finishes to accent their work. Emphasis on safety awareness, comfort with tool use and the pleasure of creating.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet dance and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class will help kids develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
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6:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
9:30am New to Oil Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Beginners)


Start with exercises needed to learn oil painting such as brush handling and painting with limited palettes. Finding shape, values and edges, color mixing, drawing and compositions will be covered. Bring soft pencil, eraser, sketchbook and several choices of pictures to work from to first class.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
9:30am Oil and Acrylic Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Intermediate/Advanced)


Study color theory and the fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling color. Emphasis will be on students' needs and styles of expression. Still life, photos, art of the masters, and imagination will provide sources for projects. New students welcome with permission of instructor. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Instructor: Ruth Kates

 
9:45am New Additions
Tuesday
9:45-11:15am
Newton
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For second time parents with babies ages 0-6 months
Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having more than one child. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.


For more information or sibling discount, please contact

earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

Instructor: Stacey Rosen

 
1:15pm Intro to Gymnastics
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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A safe and fun introduction to gymnastics. Build self-esteem through body awareness, core strengthening and coordination. Learn to use basic apparatus in our matted gym and obstacle course area. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Lego Engineering
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Levers and wheels and axles, oh my! Young learners get a hands-on introduction to simple machines. Children will construct devices from LEGO DUPLO® kits and experience simple machines in action. LEGO models will not be taken home but photos from the class will be available for download.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:00pm Parkinson's NIA
Tuesday
2-3pm
Newton
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NIA (Neuromuscular Integrated Action) - A fun, cardiovascular workout based on dance movements, martial arts and healing arts, fueled by inspiring music, drums and rhythms. Taught by a certified NIA instructor.

 
2:15pm Shining Stars Musical Theatre
Tuesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Adventures in acting, singing and teamwork culminate in a final performance of a mini-musical for family and friends. This is an exciting and fun introduction to the world of musical theatre in a warm, inclusive and supportive environment.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
3:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
7:00pm L'Chaim(To Life)
Tuesday
7-9pm
Newton
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A social group for adults to enhance social and community skills and celebrate Jewish holidays. Particpants pay for outside activities.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Wednesday
6-7am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Beg.
Wednesday
7-8am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
9:30am New Additions (Second Time Parents)
Wednesday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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(Ages: 0-6 mos, with adult)
Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having more than one child. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.


For more information or sibling discount, please contact

mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Liz Katzman

 
9:30am Monotype: Using A Press - All Levels
Wednesday
9:30am-1:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Explore the process of creating monotypes, employing a variety of processes including direct painting, viscosity, direct trace drawing, relief printing, and chine colle (monotype collage). Non-toxic water soluble inks. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.jonilevyliberman.com

 
9:30am Painting in Style
Wednesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Bring your style to new frontiers using diverse painting media (oils, acrylics, collage) and a wide range of special effects. Color theory, composition and drawing skills are an integral part of this course. Learn to communicate your ideas and to critique your work in a relaxed, creative atmosphere. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.

 
9:30am Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape
Wednesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition, using your landscaped photographs. Sight-sized method can be explored in this class. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
11:00am Little Movers
Wednesday
11am-12pm
Arlington
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As your baby becomes more mobile, a variety of activity stations will engage babies while helping develop fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids.


Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

 
1:00pm Introduction to Pastel
Wednesday
1-4pm
Newton
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(Beginners/Intermediate)


Work with a wide range of objects and textures to discover the limitless possibilities that pastels have to offer. By learning about linear strokes, cross-hatching, scumbling, feathering, and blending, you will gain facility with pastels and find ways to express your own personal style. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.cyruswhittier.com

 
1:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Pre-K Tennis
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
 
1:15pm Little Ballerinas
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Creative movement is a fun approach to the fundamentals of dance. Through exploration of mobility, rhythmic play and expressive repertoire, children will discover their natural moving beings while engaging socially and learning movement vocabulary that reinforces their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
2:15pm Sports Mania
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Introduce your child to a variety of sports. Learn the basics of basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis and soccer while developing gross motor skills in a fun and nurturing environment. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: Fantastic Farmers
Wednesday
3:30-4:30pm
Newton
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Explore how plants grow with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. We will investigate seeds, parts of plants, soil, worms, compost, and baby chicks, while learning about Passover, Shavuot and our Jewish obligation to care for the earth.

 
4:00pm amplifi-Childrens Adapted Music
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Participants will engage in writing original songs, social-skill building activities, themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate and assist in staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.

 
5:00pm amplifi-Teens Adapted Music
Wednesday
5-6pm
Newton
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Participants will engage in writing original songs, social-skill building activities, themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate and assist in staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.

 
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6:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
8:30am Men's Pilates
Thursday
8:30-9:20am
Newton
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Pilates is one of the best methods to improve balance, align the body, and prevent injuries. It builds muscle and strength, while increasing flexibility, mobility, joint stability, and the ability to move with ease. This class is designed to address the needs of men, with emphasis on increasing core strength, overall flexibility, and improving performance in sports such as golf, tennis and basketball.
The class is taught half on a Pilates ball and half on the mat.

 
9:30am Monotype: Using A Press - Intermediate and Advance
Thursday
9:30am-1:30pm
Newton
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(Intermediate and advanced, new students with instructor's approval)


Develop a body of work in a variety of processes including direct painting on plates, viscosity, trace monotype, relief printing and chine colle. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.jonilevyliberman.com

 
9:30am Introduction to Paint and Pastel
Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Beginners/Intermediate)


Learn the basics - handling materials, values, edges, composition, and mixing color - in your choice of medium, working from a still life or photos. Bring a sketch book, pencils and a kneaded eraser to the first class.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
10:00am Bizzy Bees
Thursday
10-11am
Newton
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk, this class will feature various activity stations designed to help your child continue developing fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and more.

Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

 
10:30am Puddlestompers Nature Exploration
Thursday
10:30-11:25am
Newton
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Puddlestompers gives children and their parents or caregivers an opportunity to explore and discover the great outdoors. Spring class activities include exploring animal habitats and bug hunting. Puddlestompers educates parents and caregivers with outdoor safety information, tips and resources for broadening a family's connection to the outdoors.

 
10:45am Pilates on the Ball
Thursday
10:45-11:35am
Newton
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Full body, intense workout using stability balls, Pilates rings, bands and weights to build core strength, balance and coordination.

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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Designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations, this class follows the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga. Gentle restorative excercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  Class idesigned for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat.

 
1:15pm Mixed Media Studio
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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In this visual arts class, children will explore a variety of materials (paper, wood, fabric, string, recycled materials, etc.) as they sculpt, print, color, paint, draw, collage and build to create 2D and 3D works of art.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Mini Basketball
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Introduce your child to basketball. Learn to dribble, pass, and shoot with emphasis on fun. Practice fundamentals and learn team play. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Gymnastics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Build self-esteem, body awareness, strength and coordination in a safe and fun gymnastics environment. Use basic apparatus in a matted gym with qualified, nurturing professionals. Intro to Gymnastics required. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Professional nature educators from Puddlestompers will use hands-on exploration to guide children in exploring the natural world. From worms to seed growth to metamorphosis and animal homes, this class will help your child discover the excitement of the wonders of new life in fall.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:00pm Parkinson's Seated Strength
Thursday
2-3pm
Newton
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Designed to enhance each participant's sense of physical and mental well-being by increasing muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and improving balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment.

Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a certified personal trainer.

 
4:00pm Intro to Baseball
Thursday
4-4:45pm
Newton
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Learn to throw, catch and hit with our professional coaching staff. Learn game fundamentals and rules. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5-6pm
Newton
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Learn individual and team skills through drills and games with our professional coaching staff. With an emphasis on fun, children will learn the game of basketball and good sportsmanship.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Friday
6-7am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
9:30am Rock-a-Baby Music
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Sharon
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With a trio of musicians, three zany puppets, dancing, instruments and music ranging from classical and jazz to children's songs and rock 'n roll, Rock-a-Baby gives your child a stimulating and educational musical experience.

Classes held at Temple Israel Sharon, 125 Pond St., Sharon.

Please note: fee is for one child plus an adult. Additional siblings are $120/session. For more information, or to receive sibling discount, please contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Friday
10:15-10:55am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:30am Parkinson's Total Body Conditioning
Friday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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A cardio workout to help increase your aerobic fitness while toning and strengthening all muscle groups. Includes 30 minutes of cardio movement exercises, 20 minutes of strength training, followed by 10 minutes of stretching. Participants must be able to stand for the entire class. Taught by a certified group fitness instructor.

 
11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Friday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Future Scientists
Friday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await each child's imagination. Get ready to have a fun and engaging experience. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. Experiments include building and erupting a volcano, rainbow in a jar and slippery slime.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Friday
3:30-5pm
Newton
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Creating and sampling foods from different countries is a great way to learn about Jews all over the world. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, cook together and finish each session by enjoying the creations with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment.

 
4:30pm Mini Sports for Different Learners
Friday
4:30-5:30pm
Newton
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Use games to help develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling and catching, while participants learn the importance of teamwork through cooperative play.

 
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9:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
9-9:40am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
9:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
9:50am Super Soccer Stars Shine
Saturday
9:50-10:35am
Newton
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Soccer is a vehicle to teach life skills to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Team-based activities promote self-confidence, socialization and strengthen peer interactions.

 
10:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:40am Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play
Saturday
10:40-11:20am
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play.

 
11:25am Super Soccer Stars - Premier Development - Under 7
Saturday
11:25am-12:25pm
Newton
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Ages: under 7 yrs
Designed for players who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

 
11:50am Super Soccer Stars - Premier Development - Under 8
Saturday
11:50am-12:50pm
Newton
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Ages: under 8 yrs
Designed for players who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

 
4:00pm Fitness, Fun and Swim
Saturday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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A fitness class designed for young adults with different learning styles. Class combines 30 minutes of stretching, weights and cardio with 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the pool.

 
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7:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
7:15am Master's Swim Sunday Only - 2016-2017
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
9:00am Yoga for Golfers
Sunday
9-10am
Newton
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A dynamic, hands-on golf performance class designed to increase distance, power, focus, and confidence. This class is for golfers of all abilities with no yoga experience required. Limited to six participants. Open to all. For more information, contact pilatesstudio@jccgb.org or 617-558-6460.

 
9:00am Little Ballerinas
Sunday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Children will discover the joy of moving their bodies to music in this fun and energetic class. Through the use of music, songs and games, this class helps young children develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic dance steps.

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:20am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:00am New! Messy, Messy Art Class
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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This class is designed to help introduce your little one to art-making and socialization with other children, with hands-on opportunities to get messy and explore art materials in a safe environment outside of your home. Children will explore various non-toxic, child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment.

 
10:00am Dance Combo
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This class promotes motor and cognitive development through music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions.

 
10:25am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
10:25-11:10am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:15am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11:15-11:55am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play,
Sunday
11:30am-12:10pm
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play.

 
2:00pm JCC Showstoppers Youth Theatre
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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(Grades: 2-6)
Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. The program concludes with a performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.
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3:00pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Sunday
3-4:30pm
Newton
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Creating and sampling foods from different countries is a great way to learn about Jews all over the world. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, cook together and finish each session by enjoying the creations with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn individual and team skills through drills and games with our professional coaching staff. With an emphasis on fun, children will learn the game of basketball and good sportsmanship.

 
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9:30am Watercolor Studio
Monday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Explore color, textures and different techniques unique to watercolor. We will work in realistic and abstract forms in a supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course - but no previous experience is necessary.

 
10:00am Jitterbugs Music
Monday
10-10:45am
Arlington
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For children ages 0-5 years, with adult
Sing, wiggle, shake and giggle with the Jitterbugs, a joyful introduction to music.
Jittterbugs’ age-appropriate activities include vocal play, rhythm training, instrument exploration, musical games, movement and more. Includes a Karen K & the Jitterbugs CD.

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.

 
10:30am Tai Chi
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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The forms and techniques of Wudang Tai Chi incorporate movement with stillness. Internal and external movement work together to help build inner power and energy, develop the structural muscles, and increase balance, flexibility and effortless movement.

 
11:00am Parkinson's Cycle
Monday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Research has found cycling, especially if pedaling at a rate faster than your own voluntary cadence, may make regions of the brain that deal with movement connect to each other more effectively and may provide symptomatic relief for people with PD while building lower body muscles. Taught by a certified Parkinson's Cycling coach.

 
11:15am Jitterbugs Music
Monday
11:15am-12pm
Arlington
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For children ages 0-5 years, with adult
Sing, wiggle, shake and giggle with the Jitterbugs, a joyful introduction to music.
Jittterbugs’ age-appropriate activities include vocal play, rhythm training, instrument exploration, musical games, movement and more. Includes a Karen K & the Jitterbugs CD.

 
1:00pm Collage
Monday
1-4pm
Newton
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Recycle old work to create new pieces. Explore rhythm, balance, contrast, color and shape.

 
1:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Little dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet dance and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class will help kids develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Pre-K Tennis- Ages: 3-5 yrs
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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This class will teach children basic individual tennis skills in a fun, indoor environment. Bring your own racquet or use one provided. Real racquets, tennis balls and net will give children a real tennis experience in an age appropriate setting. Led by experienced tennis coaches. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Little Carpenters: Intro class
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Under close supervision, little carpenters will use real hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and vises to create various projects. Children will learn about the properties of various kinds of wood. Self confidence with tools, hand-eye coordination and safety awareness are among the life skills taught.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:15pm Woodworking II
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little carpenters who have taken beginning woodworking class will expand their skills by learning how to use a saw, hand drill, and square to create wood projects. They will learn how to use different finishes to accent their work. Emphasis on safety awareness, comfort with tool use and the pleasure of creating.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet dance and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class will help kids develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
6:30pm South Area Adult Activity Group
Monday
6:30-8:30pm
Stoughton
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BAMSI Day Habilitation
521 Washington Street, Stoughton


A monthly social group for adults that provides an opportunity to enjoy a variety of leisure-time activities. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
7:00pm Yoga for Golfers
Monday
7-8pm
Newton
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A dynamic, hands-on golf performance class designed to increase distance, power, focus, and confidence. This class is for golfers of all abilities with no yoga experience required. Limited to six participants. Open to all. For more information, contact pilatesstudio@jccgb.org or 617-558-6460.

 
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6:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
9:30am New to Oil Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Beginners)


Start with exercises needed to learn oil painting such as brush handling and painting with limited palettes. Finding shape, values and edges, color mixing, drawing and compositions will be covered. Bring soft pencil, eraser, sketchbook and several choices of pictures to work from to first class.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
9:30am Oil and Acrylic Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Intermediate/Advanced)


Study color theory and the fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling color. Emphasis will be on students' needs and styles of expression. Still life, photos, art of the masters, and imagination will provide sources for projects. New students welcome with permission of instructor. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Instructor: Ruth Kates

 
9:45am New Additions
Tuesday
9:45-11:15am
Newton
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For second time parents with babies ages 0-6 months
Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having more than one child. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.


For more information or sibling discount, please contact

earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

Instructor: Stacey Rosen

 
1:15pm Lego Engineering
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Levers and wheels and axles, oh my! Young learners get a hands-on introduction to simple machines. Children will construct devices from LEGO DUPLO® kits and experience simple machines in action. LEGO models will not be taken home but photos from the class will be available for download.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Intro to Gymnastics
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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A safe and fun introduction to gymnastics. Build self-esteem through body awareness, core strengthening and coordination. Learn to use basic apparatus in our matted gym and obstacle course area. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
2:00pm Parkinson's NIA
Tuesday
2-3pm
Newton
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NIA (Neuromuscular Integrated Action) - A fun, cardiovascular workout based on dance movements, martial arts and healing arts, fueled by inspiring music, drums and rhythms. Taught by a certified NIA instructor.

 
2:15pm Shining Stars Musical Theatre
Tuesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Adventures in acting, singing and teamwork culminate in a final performance of a mini-musical for family and friends. This is an exciting and fun introduction to the world of musical theatre in a warm, inclusive and supportive environment.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
3:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
7:00pm L'Chaim(To Life)
Tuesday
7-9pm
Newton
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A social group for adults to enhance social and community skills and celebrate Jewish holidays. Particpants pay for outside activities.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Wednesday
6-7am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Beg.
Wednesday
7-8am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
9:30am New Additions (Second Time Parents)
Wednesday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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(Ages: 0-6 mos, with adult)
Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having more than one child. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.


For more information or sibling discount, please contact

mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Liz Katzman

 
9:30am Monotype: Using A Press - All Levels
Wednesday
9:30am-1:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Explore the process of creating monotypes, employing a variety of processes including direct painting, viscosity, direct trace drawing, relief printing, and chine colle (monotype collage). Non-toxic water soluble inks. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.jonilevyliberman.com

 
9:30am Painting in Style
Wednesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Bring your style to new frontiers using diverse painting media (oils, acrylics, collage) and a wide range of special effects. Color theory, composition and drawing skills are an integral part of this course. Learn to communicate your ideas and to critique your work in a relaxed, creative atmosphere. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.

 
9:30am Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape
Wednesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(All levels)


Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition, using your landscaped photographs. Sight-sized method can be explored in this class. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
11:00am Little Movers
Wednesday
11am-12pm
Arlington
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As your baby becomes more mobile, a variety of activity stations will engage babies while helping develop fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids.


Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

 
1:00pm Introduction to Pastel
Wednesday
1-4pm
Newton
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(Beginners/Intermediate)


Work with a wide range of objects and textures to discover the limitless possibilities that pastels have to offer. By learning about linear strokes, cross-hatching, scumbling, feathering, and blending, you will gain facility with pastels and find ways to express your own personal style. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.cyruswhittier.com

 
1:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Pre-K Tennis
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
 
1:15pm Little Ballerinas
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Creative movement is a fun approach to the fundamentals of dance. Through exploration of mobility, rhythmic play and expressive repertoire, children will discover their natural moving beings while engaging socially and learning movement vocabulary that reinforces their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
2:15pm Sports Mania
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Introduce your child to a variety of sports. Learn the basics of basketball, baseball, hockey, tennis and soccer while developing gross motor skills in a fun and nurturing environment. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: Fantastic Farmers
Wednesday
3:30-4:30pm
Newton
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Explore how plants grow with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. We will investigate seeds, parts of plants, soil, worms, compost, and baby chicks, while learning about Passover, Shavuot and our Jewish obligation to care for the earth.

 
4:00pm amplifi-Childrens Adapted Music
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Participants will engage in writing original songs, social-skill building activities, themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate and assist in staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.

 
5:00pm amplifi-Teens Adapted Music
Wednesday
5-6pm
Newton
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Participants will engage in writing original songs, social-skill building activities, themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate and assist in staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.

 
6:30pm Wednesday Night Out
Wednesday
6:30-8:30pm
Stoughton
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BAMSI Day Habilitation
521 Washington Street, Stoughton
(unless otherwise noted in monthly flyer)


A monthly social group for young adults offering a variety of leisure-time activities while working on skills of everyday living. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
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6:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
8:30am Men's Pilates
Thursday
8:30-9:20am
Newton
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Pilates is one of the best methods to improve balance, align the body, and prevent injuries. It builds muscle and strength, while increasing flexibility, mobility, joint stability, and the ability to move with ease. This class is designed to address the needs of men, with emphasis on increasing core strength, overall flexibility, and improving performance in sports such as golf, tennis and basketball.
The class is taught half on a Pilates ball and half on the mat.

 
9:30am Monotype: Using A Press - Intermediate and Advance
Thursday
9:30am-1:30pm
Newton
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(Intermediate and advanced, new students with instructor's approval)


Develop a body of work in a variety of processes including direct painting on plates, viscosity, trace monotype, relief printing and chine colle. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration.


Learn more about the instructor:www.jonilevyliberman.com

 
9:30am Introduction to Paint and Pastel
Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Beginners/Intermediate)


Learn the basics - handling materials, values, edges, composition, and mixing color - in your choice of medium, working from a still life or photos. Bring a sketch book, pencils and a kneaded eraser to the first class.


Learn more about the instructor:www.artistcolony.com/

 
10:00am Bizzy Bees
Thursday
10-11am
Newton
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk, this class will feature various activity stations designed to help your child continue developing fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and more.

Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

 
10:30am Puddlestompers Nature Exploration
Thursday
10:30-11:25am
Newton
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Puddlestompers gives children and their parents or caregivers an opportunity to explore and discover the great outdoors. Spring class activities include exploring animal habitats and bug hunting. Puddlestompers educates parents and caregivers with outdoor safety information, tips and resources for broadening a family's connection to the outdoors.

 
10:45am Pilates on the Ball
Thursday
10:45-11:35am
Newton
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Full body, intense workout using stability balls, Pilates rings, bands and weights to build core strength, balance and coordination.

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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Designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations, this class follows the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga. Gentle restorative excercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  Class idesigned for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat.

 
1:15pm Mini Basketball
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Introduce your child to basketball. Learn to dribble, pass, and shoot with emphasis on fun. Practice fundamentals and learn team play. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Gymnastics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Build self-esteem, body awareness, strength and coordination in a safe and fun gymnastics environment. Use basic apparatus in a matted gym with qualified, nurturing professionals. Intro to Gymnastics required. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Professional nature educators from Puddlestompers will use hands-on exploration to guide children in exploring the natural world. From worms to seed growth to metamorphosis and animal homes, this class will help your child discover the excitement of the wonders of new life in fall.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
1:15pm Mixed Media Studio
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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In this visual arts class, children will explore a variety of materials (paper, wood, fabric, string, recycled materials, etc.) as they sculpt, print, color, paint, draw, collage and build to create 2D and 3D works of art.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
2:00pm Parkinson's Seated Strength
Thursday
2-3pm
Newton
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Designed to enhance each participant's sense of physical and mental well-being by increasing muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and improving balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment.

Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a certified personal trainer.

 
4:00pm Aces
Thursday
4-5pm
Newton
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This class is designed to advance player abilities to be able to play on school teams and compete in tournaments. Students will build and improve fundamental skills while developing stronger stroke production and footwork, along with overall knowledge of the game. Instruction, drilling and point play will be incorporated to help students improve. If inclement weather, classes will be held in the gym.

 
4:00pm Intro to Baseball
Thursday
4-4:45pm
Newton
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Learn to throw, catch and hit with our professional coaching staff. Learn game fundamentals and rules. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5-6pm
Newton
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Learn individual and team skills through drills and games with our professional coaching staff. With an emphasis on fun, children will learn the game of basketball and good sportsmanship.

 
7:00pm Yoga for Golfers
Thursday
7-8pm
Newton
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A dynamic, hands-on golf performance class designed to increase distance, power, focus, and confidence. This class is for golfers of all abilities with no yoga experience required. Limited to six participants. Open to all. For more information, contact pilatesstudio@jccgb.org or 617-558-6460.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Friday
6-7am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training- Adv.
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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A 60-minute class led by a personal trainer focusing on strength training and flexibility. Learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Class includes strength training for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, flexibility and stretching.

 
8:30am Drop-In Boot Camp
Friday
8:30-9:15am
Newton
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Boot Camp class use non-traditional training methods such as battle ropes, kettlebells and Bosu balls to keep you challenged and fit. Takes place in the gym. 

 
9:30am PJ Library Weekly Drop-In Playgroup (Friday)
Friday
9:30-11am
Newton
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For ages 0-3 yrs, with adult

Join in a fun, weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and free play with other families. Wind down with a warm and interactive welcome to Shabbat.

For more information, contact pjlibrary@jccgb.org or 617-558-6587

 
9:30am PJ Library Books & Blocks Weekly Playgroup, Natick
Friday
9:30-11am
Natick
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For families with children 0-4, with adult

A great opportunity for young children up to age four to play in a safe and fun environment while adults can meet and connect. A light snack will be provided for the kids.

For more information, contact metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
Friday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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Geared for ages 0-4 yrs, with adult

Join in a fun, weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and free play with other families. Wind down with a warm and interactive welcome to Shabbat.

For more information, contact CelebrateShabbat@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

 
9:30am Rock-a-Baby Music
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Sharon
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With a trio of musicians, three zany puppets, dancing, instruments and music ranging from classical and jazz to children's songs and rock 'n roll, Rock-a-Baby gives your child a stimulating and educational musical experience.

Classes held at Temple Israel Sharon, 125 Pond St., Sharon.

Please note: fee is for one child plus an adult. Additional siblings are $120/session. For more information, or to receive sibling discount, please contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Friday
10:15-10:55am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:30am Parkinson's Total Body Conditioning
Friday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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A cardio workout to help increase your aerobic fitness while toning and strengthening all muscle groups. Includes 30 minutes of cardio movement exercises, 20 minutes of strength training, followed by 10 minutes of stretching. Participants must be able to stand for the entire class. Taught by a certified group fitness instructor.

 
11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Friday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge).

 
1:00pm Shabbat Getaway Adventure at Great Wolf Lodge
Friday
1-9pm
Fitchburg
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Families with children 0-6yrs
Spend Shabbat with family and friends on this fun overnight to Great Wolf Lodge. Group rate includes overnight room (sleeps 5), resort fees, waterpark and indoor ropes course from 1pm Friday until closing on Saturday. Cost includes Friday group Shabbat welcome and pizza dinner and light breakfast on Saturday.

Cost: $225/family

Space is limited, subject to availability. Register by March 15, 2017 for group rate.

Participants must agree to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS. For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510

Shabbat Getaway Adventure at Great Wolf Lodge April 28-29
Click here to read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS


Advance registration for this program is closed. Please contact Karen Wald at kwald@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510 to see if space is still available.
 
1:15pm Future Scientists
Friday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await each child's imagination. Get ready to have a fun and engaging experience. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. Experiments include building and erupting a volcano, rainbow in a jar and slippery slime.

Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Friday
3:30-5pm
Newton
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Creating and sampling foods from different countries is a great way to learn about Jews all over the world. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, cook together and finish each session by enjoying the creations with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment.

 
4:30pm Mini Sports for Different Learners
Friday
4:30-5:30pm
Newton
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Use games to help develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling and catching, while participants learn the importance of teamwork through cooperative play.

 
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12:00am Shabbat Getaway Adventure at Great Wolf Lodge
Friday
1-9pm
Fitchburg
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Families with children 0-6yrs
Spend Shabbat with family and friends on this fun overnight to Great Wolf Lodge. Group rate includes overnight room (sleeps 5), resort fees, waterpark and indoor ropes course from 1pm Friday until closing on Saturday. Cost includes Friday group Shabbat welcome and pizza dinner and light breakfast on Saturday.

Cost: $225/family

Space is limited, subject to availability. Register by March 15, 2017 for group rate.

Participants must agree to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS. For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510

Shabbat Getaway Adventure at Great Wolf Lodge April 28-29
Click here to read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS


Advance registration for this program is closed. Please contact Karen Wald at kwald@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510 to see if space is still available.
 
9:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
9:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
9-9:40am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
9:50am Super Soccer Stars Shine
Saturday
9:50-10:35am
Newton
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Soccer is a vehicle to teach life skills to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Team-based activities promote self-confidence, socialization and strengthen peer interactions.

 
10:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
10:00am Strength Training Drop-In Class for Young Teens
Saturday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Learn safe, effective exercises with JCC personal trainer Ana. Geared for ages 10-13. Meet at the trainers' desk in the Fitness Center.

 
10:40am Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play
Saturday
10:40-11:20am
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play.

 
11:00am Family Zumba Drop-In
Saturday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Free family Zumba with JCC group fitness instructor Ketty. Held in the Group Fitness Studio. Geared for all age children, with an adult.

 
11:25am Super Soccer Stars - Premier Development - Under 7
Saturday
11:25am-12:25pm
Newton
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Ages: under 7 yrs
Designed for players who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

 
11:50am Super Soccer Stars - Premier Development - Under 8
Saturday
11:50am-12:50pm
Newton
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Ages: under 8 yrs
Designed for players who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches use specially developed curriculum to introduce sophisticated skills, provide technical improvement and foster social development in a fun, non-competitive environment.

 
4:00pm Fitness, Fun and Swim
Saturday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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A fitness class designed for young adults with different learning styles. Class combines 30 minutes of stretching, weights and cardio with 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the pool.

 
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7:15am Master's Swim - 2016-2017 - MON/TUE/THU
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
7:15am Master's Swim Sunday Only - 2016-2017
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or maintaining their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

 
9:00am Yoga for Golfers
Sunday
9-10am
Newton
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A dynamic, hands-on golf performance class designed to increase distance, power, focus, and confidence. This class is for golfers of all abilities with no yoga experience required. Limited to six participants. Open to all. For more information, contact pilatesstudio@jccgb.org or 617-558-6460.

 
9:00am Little Ballerinas
Sunday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Children will discover the joy of moving their bodies to music in this fun and energetic class. Through the use of music, songs and games, this class helps young children develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic dance steps.

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:20am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
9:30am PJ Library Weekly Drop-In Playgroup (Sunday)
Sunday
9:30-11am
Newton
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For ages 0-3 yrs, with adult

Join in a fun, weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and free play with other families.

For more information, contact pjlibrary@jccgb.org or 617-558-6587

 
10:00am New! Messy, Messy Art Class
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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This class is designed to help introduce your little one to art-making and socialization with other children, with hands-on opportunities to get messy and explore art materials in a safe environment outside of your home. Children will explore various non-toxic, child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment.

 
10:00am Dance Combo
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This class promotes motor and cognitive development through music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions.

 
10:00am PJ Pioneers Spring Chickens Hike
Sunday
10-11:30am
Winchester
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Active Adventures with PJ Library


For families with children 3mos - prewalkers
Strap on your little cargo and join other new parents on a special hike just for you! Meet at Wright-Locke Farm and show your baby the chickens and goats before embarking on a guided hike through Wright-Locke Farm and Whipple Hill conservation area trails.


Please register by Thursday, April 27. Only one registration per family required.

For more information and in case of inclement weather, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009, ext 2 for a program update.

 
10:25am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
10:25-11:10am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:00am The Role of Genetics in Parkinson's Disease
Sunday
11am-1pm
Newton
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The genetics of Parkinson's Disease, which is more common among individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, will be the topic of the presentation. Dr. Marie Saint-Hilaire, Medical Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center and PPMI Principal Investigator at Boston University Medical Center, will lead the discussion, along with Raymond James, BS, RN, Clinical Research Nurse, Department of Neurology, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, BUMC. Mark Sokoll, President and CEO of JCC Greater Boston, will provide an introduction. Information on participating in ongoing research will be presented. The seminar is sponsored by the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.


Free. Open to all.


Register below or email wellness@jccgb.org

 
11:00am Girls' Basketball Clinic Free Demo- Ages 8-11yrs
Sunday
11am-12pm
Newton
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Girls' Basketball Clinic Free Demo
Join college basketball coach Alex Berman, of the Mt. Ida College Women's Basketball program, along with Mt. Ida College basketball players for our all girls basketball clinic. From beginner to advanced levels, all girls ages 8-14 are welcome to attend. Learn fundamental basketball skills with drills and games, or advance your skill level working with college athletes. Empower our young female athletes and come attend this clinic!

 
11:15am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11:15-11:55am
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Dynamic coaches work with children to improve their soccer skills and develop self-confidence and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Engaging warm-ups, activities and games, along with positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio provide an opportunity for each child to improve his/her soccer skills. Each child receives a free t-shirt.

 
11:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick and Play,
Sunday
11:30am-12:10pm
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play.

 
12:00pm Tikvah
Sunday
12-5pm
Brookline
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This is a social group for adults where group members decide their own leisure-time activities with the assistance from an advisor. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
12:00pm Family Yoga Drop-In
Sunday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Free family Yoga with JCC group fitness instructor Hannah. Held in the Mind Body Studio. Geared for all age children, with adult.

 
12:00pm Girls' Basketball Clinic Free Demo- Ages 12-14yrs
Sunday
12-1pm
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Girls' Basketball Clinic Free Demo
Join college basketball coach Alex Berman, of the Mt. Ida College Women's Basketball program, along with Mt. Ida College basketball players for our all girls basketball clinic. From beginner to advanced levels, all girls ages 8-14 are welcome to attend. Learn fundamental basketball skills with drills and games, or advance your skill level working with college athletes. Empower our young female athletes and come attend this clinic!

 
1:00pm Young Adult Social Group
Sunday
1-5pm
Newton
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Social, cultural and recreational activities for young adults, including a variety of leisure-time activities taking place within and outside the JCC; chosen by the group members with assistance from their advisors. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
1:00pm Teen Activity Group
Sunday
1-4pm
TBD
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Designed to help teens enhance and practice social skills while encouraging greater independence in the community. Activities chosen by the group members with assistance from their advisors. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
2:00pm JCC Showstoppers Youth Theatre
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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(Grades: 2-6)
Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. The program concludes with a performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.
Showstoppers staff

 
3:00pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Sunday
3-4:30pm
Newton
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Creating and sampling foods from different countries is a great way to learn about Jews all over the world. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, cook together and finish each session by enjoying the creations with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn individual and team skills through drills and games with our professional coaching staff. With an emphasis on fun, children will learn the game of basketball and good sportsmanship.

 
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