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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Wednesday
6-7am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
6:00am TRX
Wednesday
6-6:45am
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Wednesday
7-8am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

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

 
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. (All levels)

 
9:30am Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape
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. (All levels)

 
9:30am Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk more, this class offers a variety of activity stations designed to help develop fine and gross motor skills and even greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and much more

Cost: $160 for 8 sessions, siblings 50% off; $25 for walk-ins

For more information or to register a sibling at the discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Little Cruisers
Wednesday
11am-12pm
Arlington
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Have some fun with family play time. This class offers regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play, story time and more. Discover how your baby learns, help build your baby's confidence, and connect with other families.

Cost: $160 for 8 sessions, siblings 50% off; $25 for walk-ins

For more information or to register a sibling at the discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
1:00pm Introduction to Pastel
Wednesday
1-4pm
Newton
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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 fluency in the language of pastels and find ways to express your own personal style. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration. (Beginners/Intermediate)

 
1:15pm Tennis
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Have a blast playing and learning about tennis with our professional coaching staff. Through games, ball striking and footwork drills, work on the basic fundamentals of the sport.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Once Upon a Song
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Musical adventures through reading music, movement, dance, puppets, instrumental improv, musical story telling and piano lessons. Lots of visuals and surprise instruments to see, touch and explore as well! Bring the FUNdamentals of Music into your child's life and home with Emily. Live guitar, ukulele and piano in every class. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Come discover the wonders of new life in the spring with us! Search for signs of animals and their food sources, learn how plants grow and look for rainbows after April showers, and investigate birds building their new nests. We will use hands-on exploration activities, active movement and play, crafts, and stories to investigate the natural world around us. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

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

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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6:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
8:30am Men's Pilates
Thursday
8:30-9:25am
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 ease of movement. Designed to address the needs of men, this class emphasizes core strength, flexibility and sports performance including golf, tennis and basketball.

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

 
9:30am Introduction to Paint and Pastel
Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition using your landscaped photographs. Sight-size method can be explored. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration. (All levels)

 
12:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Thursday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle building workout. This fun, fast and effective total body training incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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Designed for adults with movement and/or physical limitations. We use gentle restorative exercises that help to reduce muscle rigidity, relieve pain and anxiety, while increasing strength, balance and flexibility. Using breath to move through the poses, yoga balances our emotions, calms the mind, and creates peace in our spirit. Class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or standing using the chair for balance.

 
1:15pm KIBO Robotics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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, balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a Certified Personal Trainer.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:15pm KIBO Robotics
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Nature Navigators
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Explore the beautiful conservation land in JCC Greater Boston's backyard. We will visit the woods and ponds and learn how Jewish tradition teaches us to care for our environment while answering questions like, what happens to our trash? And, how can we connect with the cycles of the natural world around us? For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
7:00pm Friends Drop In
Thursday
7-8:30pm
Brookline
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This weekly group provides an opportunity for social networking on a drop-in basis for adults.

 
7:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Thursday
7-7:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle-building workout. This fun, fast & effective class incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Friday
6-7am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
8:30am Bootcamp
Friday
8:30-9:15am
Newton
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Push your limits with this fun and energetic coach-led workout! Total-body exercises including fast-paced agility and cardio drills, circuits, tabata training and plyometrics. Burn up to 500 calories with our 45-minute interval-based workout.

Must buy a package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
9:30-11am
Newton
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Join in a free, fun weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, free play and chatting with other families. Wind down with a warm and interactive welcome to Shabbat. Coffee included! Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am Music with Emily: Once Upon A Song
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Sharon
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Each week brings a different spring theme with song, dance, drama, rhythm and rhyme: "Spring Is Here", "Rags, Raz and Rabbits", "The Farm" and more. Emily's multi-sensory, age-appropriate curriculum will have your children reading music with their whole bodies!

For more information or to inquire about our 50% off sibling discount, contact south@jccgb.org.

 
9:45am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
9:45-11:15am
Natick
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly Shabbat activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Meet other families while your children play and socialize. Join us for this morning of play, songs, crafts, challah and more!Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

Check the JCC Metrowest Family Connection Facebook group for updates.

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
10-11:30am
Arlington
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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. Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $5/drop-in per family, pay at the door.

 
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 the major 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.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
1:05pm Future Scientists 2
Friday
1:05-1:50pm
Newton
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More exploration and discovery await in this continuation of Future Scientists. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. All new experiments include science of sound/making a rainstick, buoyancy & boats and more. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Little Chefs
Friday
2-3pm
Newton
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Children will engage all their senses in this fun, hands-on cooking adventure! With the guidance of a professional chef and educator, we will learn math, science, language, culture and basic cooking skills while creating delicious treats to enjoy with a sense of accomplishment. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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9:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick & Play
Saturday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months. Individual attention and positive reinforcement help to develop pre-soccer skills that teach balance, running, kicking, and playing.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
10:15-10:55am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
12:00pm TRX
Saturday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
3:30pm Land and Sea Power Hour
Saturday
3:30-4:45pm
Newton
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Build strength and improve mobility with this full body workout. Incorporates 30 minutes of low impact strength training and core work in our Group Fitness Studio, followed by 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the swimming pool. Perfect class combination for the exerciser who enjoys variety and wants to maximize their workouts in one super-fun hour of power!

 
6:00pm Teen Saturday Night
Saturday
6-8pm
TBD
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A Saturday night social and recreational activity group for ages 12-17 designed to enhance and foster social skills while encouraging independence within the community. Activities will be chosen by the group with assistance from the group's leader.

 
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7:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:15am Master's Swimming Sunday Only
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am Bitty Ballet
Sunday
10-10:45am
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 songs and games, young dancers will develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic dance steps. Ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org. Please note: adults do not need to participate, but we ask that you are present during your child's class.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
10:15-11am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Dance Combo
Sunday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet, jazz and tap 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. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:30am Core9 Diastasis Repair Workshop
Sunday
11:30am-12:30pm
Arlington
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Diastasis Repair is a 4-week intensive workshop that helps alleviate back pain, strengthen core muscles, and repair diastasis recti (abdominal separation) after pregnancy. Taught by a licensed and certified Diastasis Repair Instructor.

Registration was required by April 19 and is now closed. For more information or questions, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
12:00pm Tikvah
Sunday
12-5pm
TBD
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This is a social group for individuals to participate in outings and connect with others while creating
friendships. Participants' interests shape the program and activities chosen. Participants pay for outside
activities.

 
1:00pm Teen Activity Group
Sunday
1-4pm
TBD
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This fun social group offers opportunities to build friendships while emphasizing independence and the acquisition of life skills. Participants' interests shape the program and activities that are chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
1:00pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
1-2pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers presents Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Jr
Sunday
1-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to rehearse a musical theatre production, which they will then perform for family, friends, and the general public. Everyone will have a part in the final show and work together to tell the story of Willy Wonka. Auditions will be held on March 3rd. Please note that our meeting times on March 3rd and 10th will be from 1-4pm instead of the typical 2-4pm.

Please note that there will be no rehearsal on April 21st, but we will meet on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 26th. Tech rehearsals will be held May 28-30 from 5:30-8:30pm. The final performance is on Sunday, June 2nd at 2pm (call time at 11am). Attendance is expected for the entirety of every rehearsal with mandatory attendance during tech week.

 
2:30pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
2:30-3:30pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Metrowest Adult Activity Group
Sunday
4-6pm
TBD
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Through a variety of social experiences including dining out, trips and more this group provides an opportunity to enhance social skills and independence within the community. Participants' interests shape the program and activities that are chosen.

 
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9:30am Watercolor Studio
Monday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Explore color, textures and various techniques unique to watercolor. We will work with realistic and abstract forms in a supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course, but no previous experience is necessary. (All levels)

 
9:30am New Additions
Monday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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Registration is closed. For more information, or to be added to a wait list, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having two children with an expert facilitator and other parents. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while learning and enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.

 
9:30am Functional Fitness
Monday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Participants will improve their ability to do the activities of daily living through a series of exercises, stations and circuits. Exercises may incorporate TRX, kettlebells, dumbbells, battle ropes, heavy boxing bags, the Revvll One Rope Trainer and more!

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:45am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Song
Monday
9:45-10:30am
Arlington
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Each week is a new musical adventure filled with song, dance, rhythm and rhyme. Classes are filled with themes like "Spring Is Here", "Rags, Raz and Rabbits", "Mardi Gras Party", "The Farm" and more. Emily's multi-sensory, age-appropriate curriculum will have your children reading music with their whole bodies!

For more information or to register a sibling at a discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009 x1.

 
10:30am Tai Chi & Qigong
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Participants will learn the very simple, yet healing and transformative Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong set (BaDuan Jin); two of the Five Animal Qigong forms; and movements from the Wudang Tai Chi 13 Movement Form. This meditative practice combines flowing movements and Qigong breathing techniques, which work together to build inner power & energy, develop structural muscles, improve balance & flexibility and reduce stress.

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming classes adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization for 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 shows that cycling - specifically when 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. It can also provide symptomatic relief for people with PD, while building lower body muscles. Taught by a Certified Parkinson's Cycling coach.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
11:00am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Lullaby
Monday
11-11:45am
Arlington
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Rhymes to grow head to toe, new lullabies to hear in class and at home! Join Emily for a different theme each week, filled with an opening song to dance cheek to cheek with your baby, drums to play, and movements to the beat.

For more information or to register a sibling at a discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009 x1.

 
11:30am New Arrivals
Monday
11:30am-1pm
Arlington
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Registration is closed. For more information, or to be added to a wait list, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

Share the journey of parenthood with other new parents and a professional educator in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Expert led discussions will cover topics such as soothing your baby, sleep, health and wellness, tummy time, new roles and relationships, and getting out. Includes interactive activities with baby.

 
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. (All levels)

 
1:15pm Tennis
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Have a blast in this introduction to the fundamentals of tennis with our professional coaching staff. Learn basic skills with a lot of ball striking and footwork drills with our age-appropriate nets, balls and racquets. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Little dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class helps children develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Chess Club
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Learn the rules and basic strategy of chess in this hands-on, visually stimulating, and fun class infused with Jewish values and STEAM activities with 1995 United States Women's Chess Champion, Sharon Ellen Burtman. This class is great for newbies and for children who have taken the class before. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Mini Basketball
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot in a fun-filled and playful environment. Fundamental basketball skills mixed in with games will ensure a positive intro to the sport.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Preschool Art Studio
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Under the guidance of a professional artist and art educator children will be encouraged to engage, explore, and experiment with a variety of drawing and painting projects. This class is a great foundation for future art exploration and is designed to teach the foundations of drawing and painting technique while nurturing each child's unique artistic talents! For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class helps children develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
6:30pm South Area Adult Activity Group
Monday
6:30-8:30pm
Stoughton
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Through social, cultural and recreational opportunities, this group fosters independence, while encouraging participants to make and deepen friendships with one another. Participants' interests shape the program and activities chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
7:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Monday
7-7:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle-building workout. This fun, fast & effective class incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
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6:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
8:30am TRX
Tuesday
8:30-9:15am
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:30am Oil and Acrylic Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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"Study color theory and fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling it.
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. (Intermediate/Advanced)"

 
10:00am PJ Library Metro North Playground Meetups
Tuesday
10-11am
Varies
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Hang out with other local families, and spend time outdoors at these fabulous playgrounds. Snacks and drinks provided. Open to the entire community.

In case of inclement weather, check JCC Metro North Family Connection on Facebook or call 617-841-8009 x2 by 9am for program updates.

For more information, directions, and where to meet, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Playground Meetup Schedule
May 7: Magnolia Park, 111 Magnolia St, Arlington
May 14: Hodgkins-Curtin Park, 113 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville
May 21: Bergin Park, Pemberton St and Haskell St, Cambridge
May 28: Morse-Kelley Playground, Craigie Street and Summer Street, Somerville
June 4: Spy Pond Playground, 56 Pond Ln, Arlington

Final Meetup: Sunday, June 9 - PJ Library Sunday Shavuot Ice Cream Social, 3-4pm at Cedar Street Playground, Cedar Square, Cambridge

 
10:30am Balance and Injury Prevention
Tuesday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Improve movement efficiency and balance to decrease risk of injury and chronic pain. Led by a Physical Therapist, this class focuses on exercises which are fundamental to daily life activities while also improving your core stability, balance, and overall strength & flexibility to remain active and healthy.

 
12:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Tuesday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle building workout. This fun, fast and effective total body training incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Must buy a package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
1:05pm Future Scientists
Tuesday
1:05-1:50pm
Newton
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Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await. 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, slippery slime, and more. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Kids Bop and Tricks
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Join us for a fun, age-appropriate hip hop style dance class for kids eager to move and groove. During the tricks part of class, we pull out the mats and work on cool floor moves that they can incorporate into their hip hop routines. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Parkison's NIA (Neuromuscular Integrated Action)
Tuesday
2-3pm
Newton
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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. This class can be performed seated in a chair or standing.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:00pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Tuesday
2-3:15pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
3:05pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
3:05-3:50pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm amplifi-Adapted Music
Tuesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Participants will engage with their peers through listening, feeling and moving to music while playing along and expressing themselves with hand instruments and vocal exercises.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Fantastic Farmers
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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How do plants grow? What is our Jewish commitment to caring for the world? Explore soil, worms, compost, and chickens with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. Kids will celebrate seasonal Jewish holidays while learning how to wake up the farm from its winter hibernation. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
7:30pm Mass Self Advocates
Tuesday
7:30-9pm
Brookline
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This weekly group provides mutual support and self-advocacy for adults.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Wednesday
6-7am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
6:00am TRX
Wednesday
6-6:45am
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Wednesday
7-8am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

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

 
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. (All levels)

 
9:30am Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape
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. (All levels)

 
9:30am Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk more, this class offers a variety of activity stations designed to help develop fine and gross motor skills and even greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and much more

Cost: $160 for 8 sessions, siblings 50% off; $25 for walk-ins

For more information or to register a sibling at the discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Little Cruisers
Wednesday
11am-12pm
Arlington
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Have some fun with family play time. This class offers regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play, story time and more. Discover how your baby learns, help build your baby's confidence, and connect with other families.

Cost: $160 for 8 sessions, siblings 50% off; $25 for walk-ins

For more information or to register a sibling at the discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
1:00pm Introduction to Pastel
Wednesday
1-4pm
Newton
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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 fluency in the language of pastels and find ways to express your own personal style. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration. (Beginners/Intermediate)

 
1:15pm Tennis
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Have a blast playing and learning about tennis with our professional coaching staff. Through games, ball striking and footwork drills, work on the basic fundamentals of the sport.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Once Upon a Song
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Musical adventures through reading music, movement, dance, puppets, instrumental improv, musical story telling and piano lessons. Lots of visuals and surprise instruments to see, touch and explore as well! Bring the FUNdamentals of Music into your child's life and home with Emily. Live guitar, ukulele and piano in every class. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Come discover the wonders of new life in the spring with us! Search for signs of animals and their food sources, learn how plants grow and look for rainbows after April showers, and investigate birds building their new nests. We will use hands-on exploration activities, active movement and play, crafts, and stories to investigate the natural world around us. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

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

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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6:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
8:30am Men's Pilates
Thursday
8:30-9:25am
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 ease of movement. Designed to address the needs of men, this class emphasizes core strength, flexibility and sports performance including golf, tennis and basketball.

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

 
9:30am Introduction to Paint and Pastel
Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition using your landscaped photographs. Sight-size method can be explored. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration. (All levels)

 
9:30am Functional Fitness
Thursday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Participants will improve their ability to do the activities of daily living through a series of exercises, stations and circuits. Exercises may incorporate TRX, kettlebells, dumbbells, battle ropes, heavy boxing bags, the Revvll One Rope Trainer and more!

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
12:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Thursday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle building workout. This fun, fast and effective total body training incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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Designed for adults with movement and/or physical limitations. We use gentle restorative exercises that help to reduce muscle rigidity, relieve pain and anxiety, while increasing strength, balance and flexibility. Using breath to move through the poses, yoga balances our emotions, calms the mind, and creates peace in our spirit. Class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or standing using the chair for balance.

 
1:15pm KIBO Robotics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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, balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a Certified Personal Trainer.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:15pm KIBO Robotics
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Nature Navigators
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Explore the beautiful conservation land in JCC Greater Boston's backyard. We will visit the woods and ponds and learn how Jewish tradition teaches us to care for our environment while answering questions like, what happens to our trash? And, how can we connect with the cycles of the natural world around us? For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
7:00pm Friends Drop In
Thursday
7-8:30pm
Brookline
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This weekly group provides an opportunity for social networking on a drop-in basis for adults.

 
7:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Thursday
7-7:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle-building workout. This fun, fast & effective class incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Friday
6-7am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
8:30am Bootcamp
Friday
8:30-9:15am
Newton
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Push your limits with this fun and energetic coach-led workout! Total-body exercises including fast-paced agility and cardio drills, circuits, tabata training and plyometrics. Burn up to 500 calories with our 45-minute interval-based workout.

Must buy a package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
9:30-11am
Newton
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Join in a free, fun weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, free play and chatting with other families. Wind down with a warm and interactive welcome to Shabbat. Coffee included! Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am Music with Emily: Once Upon A Song
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Sharon
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Each week brings a different spring theme with song, dance, drama, rhythm and rhyme: "Spring Is Here", "Rags, Raz and Rabbits", "The Farm" and more. Emily's multi-sensory, age-appropriate curriculum will have your children reading music with their whole bodies!

For more information or to inquire about our 50% off sibling discount, contact south@jccgb.org.

 
9:45am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
9:45-11:15am
Natick
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly Shabbat activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Meet other families while your children play and socialize. Join us for this morning of play, songs, crafts, challah and more!Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

Check the JCC Metrowest Family Connection Facebook group for updates.

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
10-11:30am
Arlington
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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. Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $5/drop-in per family, pay at the door.

 
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 the major 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.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
1:05pm Future Scientists 2
Friday
1:05-1:50pm
Newton
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More exploration and discovery await in this continuation of Future Scientists. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. All new experiments include science of sound/making a rainstick, buoyancy & boats and more. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Little Chefs
Friday
2-3pm
Newton
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Children will engage all their senses in this fun, hands-on cooking adventure! With the guidance of a professional chef and educator, we will learn math, science, language, culture and basic cooking skills while creating delicious treats to enjoy with a sense of accomplishment. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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9:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick & Play
Saturday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months. Individual attention and positive reinforcement help to develop pre-soccer skills that teach balance, running, kicking, and playing.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
10:15-10:55am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
12:00pm TRX
Saturday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
3:30pm Land and Sea Power Hour
Saturday
3:30-4:45pm
Newton
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Build strength and improve mobility with this full body workout. Incorporates 30 minutes of low impact strength training and core work in our Group Fitness Studio, followed by 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the swimming pool. Perfect class combination for the exerciser who enjoys variety and wants to maximize their workouts in one super-fun hour of power!

 
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7:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:15am Master's Swimming Sunday Only
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am Bitty Ballet
Sunday
10-10:45am
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 songs and games, young dancers will develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic dance steps. Ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org. Please note: adults do not need to participate, but we ask that you are present during your child's class.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
10:15-11am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Dance Combo
Sunday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet, jazz and tap 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. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:30am Core9 Diastasis Repair Workshop
Sunday
11:30am-12:30pm
Arlington
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Diastasis Repair is a 4-week intensive workshop that helps alleviate back pain, strengthen core muscles, and repair diastasis recti (abdominal separation) after pregnancy. Taught by a licensed and certified Diastasis Repair Instructor.

Registration was required by April 19 and is now closed. For more information or questions, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
1:00pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
1-2pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers presents Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Jr
Sunday
1-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to rehearse a musical theatre production, which they will then perform for family, friends, and the general public. Everyone will have a part in the final show and work together to tell the story of Willy Wonka. Auditions will be held on March 3rd. Please note that our meeting times on March 3rd and 10th will be from 1-4pm instead of the typical 2-4pm.

Please note that there will be no rehearsal on April 21st, but we will meet on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 26th. Tech rehearsals will be held May 28-30 from 5:30-8:30pm. The final performance is on Sunday, June 2nd at 2pm (call time at 11am). Attendance is expected for the entirety of every rehearsal with mandatory attendance during tech week.

 
2:30pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
2:30-3:30pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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9:30am Watercolor Studio
Monday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Explore color, textures and various techniques unique to watercolor. We will work with realistic and abstract forms in a supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course, but no previous experience is necessary. (All levels)

 
9:30am New Additions
Monday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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Registration is closed. For more information, or to be added to a wait list, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having two children with an expert facilitator and other parents. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while learning and enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.

 
9:30am Functional Fitness
Monday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Participants will improve their ability to do the activities of daily living through a series of exercises, stations and circuits. Exercises may incorporate TRX, kettlebells, dumbbells, battle ropes, heavy boxing bags, the Revvll One Rope Trainer and more!

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:45am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Song
Monday
9:45-10:30am
Arlington
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Each week is a new musical adventure filled with song, dance, rhythm and rhyme. Classes are filled with themes like "Spring Is Here", "Rags, Raz and Rabbits", "Mardi Gras Party", "The Farm" and more. Emily's multi-sensory, age-appropriate curriculum will have your children reading music with their whole bodies!

For more information or to register a sibling at a discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009 x1.

 
10:30am Tai Chi & Qigong
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Participants will learn the very simple, yet healing and transformative Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong set (BaDuan Jin); two of the Five Animal Qigong forms; and movements from the Wudang Tai Chi 13 Movement Form. This meditative practice combines flowing movements and Qigong breathing techniques, which work together to build inner power & energy, develop structural muscles, improve balance & flexibility and reduce stress.

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming classes adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization for 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 shows that cycling - specifically when 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. It can also provide symptomatic relief for people with PD, while building lower body muscles. Taught by a Certified Parkinson's Cycling coach.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
11:00am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Lullaby
Monday
11-11:45am
Arlington
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Rhymes to grow head to toe, new lullabies to hear in class and at home! Join Emily for a different theme each week, filled with an opening song to dance cheek to cheek with your baby, drums to play, and movements to the beat.

For more information or to register a sibling at a discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009 x1.

 
11:30am New Arrivals
Monday
11:30am-1pm
Arlington
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Registration is closed. For more information, or to be added to a wait list, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

Share the journey of parenthood with other new parents and a professional educator in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Expert led discussions will cover topics such as soothing your baby, sleep, health and wellness, tummy time, new roles and relationships, and getting out. Includes interactive activities with baby.

 
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. (All levels)

 
1:15pm Tennis
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Have a blast in this introduction to the fundamentals of tennis with our professional coaching staff. Learn basic skills with a lot of ball striking and footwork drills with our age-appropriate nets, balls and racquets. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Little dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class helps children develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Chess Club
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Learn the rules and basic strategy of chess in this hands-on, visually stimulating, and fun class infused with Jewish values and STEAM activities with 1995 United States Women's Chess Champion, Sharon Ellen Burtman. This class is great for newbies and for children who have taken the class before. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Mini Basketball
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot in a fun-filled and playful environment. Fundamental basketball skills mixed in with games will ensure a positive intro to the sport.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Preschool Art Studio
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Under the guidance of a professional artist and art educator children will be encouraged to engage, explore, and experiment with a variety of drawing and painting projects. This class is a great foundation for future art exploration and is designed to teach the foundations of drawing and painting technique while nurturing each child's unique artistic talents! For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class helps children develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
7:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Monday
7-7:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle-building workout. This fun, fast & effective class incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
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6:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
8:30am TRX
Tuesday
8:30-9:15am
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:30am Oil and Acrylic Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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"Study color theory and fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling it.
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. (Intermediate/Advanced)"

 
10:00am PJ Library Metro North Playground Meetups
Tuesday
10-11am
Varies
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Hang out with other local families, and spend time outdoors at these fabulous playgrounds. Snacks and drinks provided. Open to the entire community.

In case of inclement weather, check JCC Metro North Family Connection on Facebook or call 617-841-8009 x2 by 9am for program updates.

For more information, directions, and where to meet, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Playground Meetup Schedule
May 7: Magnolia Park, 111 Magnolia St, Arlington
May 14: Hodgkins-Curtin Park, 113 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville
May 21: Bergin Park, Pemberton St and Haskell St, Cambridge
May 28: Morse-Kelley Playground, Craigie Street and Summer Street, Somerville
June 4: Spy Pond Playground, 56 Pond Ln, Arlington

Final Meetup: Sunday, June 9 - PJ Library Sunday Shavuot Ice Cream Social, 3-4pm at Cedar Street Playground, Cedar Square, Cambridge

 
10:30am Balance and Injury Prevention
Tuesday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Improve movement efficiency and balance to decrease risk of injury and chronic pain. Led by a Physical Therapist, this class focuses on exercises which are fundamental to daily life activities while also improving your core stability, balance, and overall strength & flexibility to remain active and healthy.

 
12:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Tuesday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle building workout. This fun, fast and effective total body training incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Must buy a package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
1:05pm Future Scientists
Tuesday
1:05-1:50pm
Newton
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Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await. 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, slippery slime, and more. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Kids Bop and Tricks
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Join us for a fun, age-appropriate hip hop style dance class for kids eager to move and groove. During the tricks part of class, we pull out the mats and work on cool floor moves that they can incorporate into their hip hop routines. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Parkison's NIA (Neuromuscular Integrated Action)
Tuesday
2-3pm
Newton
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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. This class can be performed seated in a chair or standing.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:00pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Tuesday
2-3:15pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
3:05pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
3:05-3:50pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm amplifi-Adapted Music
Tuesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Participants will engage with their peers through listening, feeling and moving to music while playing along and expressing themselves with hand instruments and vocal exercises.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Fantastic Farmers
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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How do plants grow? What is our Jewish commitment to caring for the world? Explore soil, worms, compost, and chickens with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. Kids will celebrate seasonal Jewish holidays while learning how to wake up the farm from its winter hibernation. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
7:00pm L'Chaim(To Life)
Tuesday
7-9pm
TBD
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This group for adults fosters friendships through sharing life cycles events, Jewish holidays and participating in
Tikkum Olam projects. Participants' interests shape the program and activities chosen. Participants pay
for outside activities. NOTE: All groups normally meet on Tuesdays but due to the Passover Seder which the group will participate in, the first meeting will be on a Wednesday. See schedule.

 
7:30pm Mass Self Advocates
Tuesday
7:30-9pm
Brookline
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This weekly group provides mutual support and self-advocacy for adults.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Wednesday
6-7am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
6:00am TRX
Wednesday
6-6:45am
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Wednesday
7-8am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

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

 
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. (All levels)

 
9:30am Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape
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. (All levels)

 
9:30am Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk more, this class offers a variety of activity stations designed to help develop fine and gross motor skills and even greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and much more

Cost: $160 for 8 sessions, siblings 50% off; $25 for walk-ins

For more information or to register a sibling at the discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am PJ Library South Area Playground Meetups
Wednesday
9:30-11am
Varies
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Join our weekly springtime meetups as we explore and discover South area playgrounds. Make friends for you and your child, get outside, and beat the heat at these shady local kids' spots.

Check the JCC South Area Family Connectionon Facebook group for weather-related updates.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org

Playground Meetup Schedule
May 15: Messinger Park, 55 Messinger Street, Canton
May 22: Wards Berry Farm, 614 S. Main Street, Sharon
May 29: Kids Place Playground, 49 Rockwood Road, Norfolk
June 5: Ali's Park, 74 Pine Street, South Easton
June 12: Frances William Bird Park, Pleasant Street and Polley Lane, Walpole
June 19: Memorial Park, 194 Church Street, Mansfield
June 26: Capron Park Zoo, 201 County Street, Attleboro
*Zoo opens at 10am; Regular zoo admission rates apply

 
11:00am Little Cruisers
Wednesday
11am-12pm
Arlington
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Have some fun with family play time. This class offers regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play, story time and more. Discover how your baby learns, help build your baby's confidence, and connect with other families.

Cost: $160 for 8 sessions, siblings 50% off; $25 for walk-ins

For more information or to register a sibling at the discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
1:00pm Introduction to Pastel
Wednesday
1-4pm
Newton
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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 fluency in the language of pastels and find ways to express your own personal style. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration. (Beginners/Intermediate)

 
1:15pm Tennis
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Have a blast playing and learning about tennis with our professional coaching staff. Through games, ball striking and footwork drills, work on the basic fundamentals of the sport.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Once Upon a Song
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Musical adventures through reading music, movement, dance, puppets, instrumental improv, musical story telling and piano lessons. Lots of visuals and surprise instruments to see, touch and explore as well! Bring the FUNdamentals of Music into your child's life and home with Emily. Live guitar, ukulele and piano in every class. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Come discover the wonders of new life in the spring with us! Search for signs of animals and their food sources, learn how plants grow and look for rainbows after April showers, and investigate birds building their new nests. We will use hands-on exploration activities, active movement and play, crafts, and stories to investigate the natural world around us. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

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

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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6:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
8:30am Men's Pilates
Thursday
8:30-9:25am
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 ease of movement. Designed to address the needs of men, this class emphasizes core strength, flexibility and sports performance including golf, tennis and basketball.

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

 
9:30am Introduction to Paint and Pastel
Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition using your landscaped photographs. Sight-size method can be explored. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration. (All levels)

 
9:30am Functional Fitness
Thursday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Participants will improve their ability to do the activities of daily living through a series of exercises, stations and circuits. Exercises may incorporate TRX, kettlebells, dumbbells, battle ropes, heavy boxing bags, the Revvll One Rope Trainer and more!

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
12:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Thursday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle building workout. This fun, fast and effective total body training incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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Designed for adults with movement and/or physical limitations. We use gentle restorative exercises that help to reduce muscle rigidity, relieve pain and anxiety, while increasing strength, balance and flexibility. Using breath to move through the poses, yoga balances our emotions, calms the mind, and creates peace in our spirit. Class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or standing using the chair for balance.

 
1:15pm KIBO Robotics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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, balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a Certified Personal Trainer.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:15pm KIBO Robotics
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Nature Navigators
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Explore the beautiful conservation land in JCC Greater Boston's backyard. We will visit the woods and ponds and learn how Jewish tradition teaches us to care for our environment while answering questions like, what happens to our trash? And, how can we connect with the cycles of the natural world around us? For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
6:30pm Thursday Night 18+ League
Thursday
6:30-9:30pm
Newton
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For more information, please call Barry Goldstein 617-558-6464.

 
6:30pm Thursday Night 18+ League
Thursday
6:30-9:30pm
Newton
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For more information, call Barry Goldstein at 617-558-6464.

 
7:00pm Friends Drop In
Thursday
7-8:30pm
Brookline
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This weekly group provides an opportunity for social networking on a drop-in basis for adults.

 
7:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Thursday
7-7:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle-building workout. This fun, fast & effective class incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Friday
6-7am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
8:30am Bootcamp
Friday
8:30-9:15am
Newton
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Push your limits with this fun and energetic coach-led workout! Total-body exercises including fast-paced agility and cardio drills, circuits, tabata training and plyometrics. Burn up to 500 calories with our 45-minute interval-based workout.

Must buy a package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
9:30-11am
Newton
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Join in a free, fun weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, free play and chatting with other families. Wind down with a warm and interactive welcome to Shabbat. Coffee included! Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am Music with Emily: Once Upon A Song
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Sharon
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Each week brings a different spring theme with song, dance, drama, rhythm and rhyme: "Spring Is Here", "Rags, Raz and Rabbits", "The Farm" and more. Emily's multi-sensory, age-appropriate curriculum will have your children reading music with their whole bodies!

For more information or to inquire about our 50% off sibling discount, contact south@jccgb.org.

 
9:45am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
9:45-11:15am
Natick
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly Shabbat activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Meet other families while your children play and socialize. Join us for this morning of play, songs, crafts, challah and more!Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

Check the JCC Metrowest Family Connection Facebook group for updates.

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
10-11:30am
Arlington
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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. Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $5/drop-in per family, pay at the door.

 
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 the major 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.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
1:05pm Future Scientists 2
Friday
1:05-1:50pm
Newton
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More exploration and discovery await in this continuation of Future Scientists. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. All new experiments include science of sound/making a rainstick, buoyancy & boats and more. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Little Chefs
Friday
2-3pm
Newton
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Children will engage all their senses in this fun, hands-on cooking adventure! With the guidance of a professional chef and educator, we will learn math, science, language, culture and basic cooking skills while creating delicious treats to enjoy with a sense of accomplishment. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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9:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick & Play
Saturday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months. Individual attention and positive reinforcement help to develop pre-soccer skills that teach balance, running, kicking, and playing.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
10:15-10:55am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
12:00pm TRX
Saturday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
3:30pm Land and Sea Power Hour
Saturday
3:30-4:45pm
Newton
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Build strength and improve mobility with this full body workout. Incorporates 30 minutes of low impact strength training and core work in our Group Fitness Studio, followed by 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the swimming pool. Perfect class combination for the exerciser who enjoys variety and wants to maximize their workouts in one super-fun hour of power!

 
6:00pm Saturday Night Out
Saturday
6-9pm
TBD
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If you are looking for a fun Saturday night out this group provides outings that connects
you with others while creating meaningful friendships Participants' interests shape the program
and activities chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
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7:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:15am Master's Swimming Sunday Only
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:30am Sunday 40+"B" League
Sunday
7:30-10:30am
Newton
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For more information, please call Barry Goldstein 617-558-6464.

 
7:30am Sunday 40+" B" League
Sunday
7:30-10:30am
Newton
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For more information, call Barry Goldstein at 617-558-6464.

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am Bitty Ballet
Sunday
10-10:45am
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 songs and games, young dancers will develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic dance steps. Ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org. Please note: adults do not need to participate, but we ask that you are present during your child's class.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
10:15-11am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Dance Combo
Sunday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet, jazz and tap 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. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:30am Core9 Diastasis Repair Workshop
Sunday
11:30am-12:30pm
Arlington
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Diastasis Repair is a 4-week intensive workshop that helps alleviate back pain, strengthen core muscles, and repair diastasis recti (abdominal separation) after pregnancy. Taught by a licensed and certified Diastasis Repair Instructor.

Registration was required by April 19 and is now closed. For more information or questions, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
1:00pm Young Adult Social Group
Sunday
1-5pm
TBD
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This is a social group for individuals of all backgrounds to participate in outings, socialize, learn, grow, and deepen friendships with one another. Participants' interests shape the program and activities chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
1:00pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
1-2pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers presents Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Jr
Sunday
1-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to rehearse a musical theatre production, which they will then perform for family, friends, and the general public. Everyone will have a part in the final show and work together to tell the story of Willy Wonka. Auditions will be held on March 3rd. Please note that our meeting times on March 3rd and 10th will be from 1-4pm instead of the typical 2-4pm.

Please note that there will be no rehearsal on April 21st, but we will meet on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 26th. Tech rehearsals will be held May 28-30 from 5:30-8:30pm. The final performance is on Sunday, June 2nd at 2pm (call time at 11am). Attendance is expected for the entirety of every rehearsal with mandatory attendance during tech week.

 
2:30pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
2:30-3:30pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Metrowest Adult Social Group
Sunday
4-6pm
TBD
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Through social and recreational activities this group fosters independence while encouraging participants to make and deepen friendships with one another. Participants' interests shape the program and activities that are chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
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9:30am Watercolor Studio
Monday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Explore color, textures and various techniques unique to watercolor. We will work with realistic and abstract forms in a supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course, but no previous experience is necessary. (All levels)

 
9:30am New Additions
Monday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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Registration is closed. For more information, or to be added to a wait list, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having two children with an expert facilitator and other parents. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while learning and enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.

 
9:30am Functional Fitness
Monday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Participants will improve their ability to do the activities of daily living through a series of exercises, stations and circuits. Exercises may incorporate TRX, kettlebells, dumbbells, battle ropes, heavy boxing bags, the Revvll One Rope Trainer and more!

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:30am Intermediate Tennis
Monday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Instruction on all stroke technique incorporating drills focused on improving consistency and control. Players will work to sustain rallies, improve net play and understand court coverage. Doubles play and strategy will also be covered.

For more information regarding tennis classes and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
9:45am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Song
Monday
9:45-10:30am
Arlington
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Each week is a new musical adventure filled with song, dance, rhythm and rhyme. Classes are filled with themes like "Spring Is Here", "Rags, Raz and Rabbits", "Mardi Gras Party", "The Farm" and more. Emily's multi-sensory, age-appropriate curriculum will have your children reading music with their whole bodies!

For more information or to register a sibling at a discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009 x1.

 
10:30am Tai Chi & Qigong
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Participants will learn the very simple, yet healing and transformative Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong set (BaDuan Jin); two of the Five Animal Qigong forms; and movements from the Wudang Tai Chi 13 Movement Form. This meditative practice combines flowing movements and Qigong breathing techniques, which work together to build inner power & energy, develop structural muscles, improve balance & flexibility and reduce stress.

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming classes adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization for 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 shows that cycling - specifically when 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. It can also provide symptomatic relief for people with PD, while building lower body muscles. Taught by a Certified Parkinson's Cycling coach.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
11:00am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Lullaby
Monday
11-11:45am
Arlington
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Rhymes to grow head to toe, new lullabies to hear in class and at home! Join Emily for a different theme each week, filled with an opening song to dance cheek to cheek with your baby, drums to play, and movements to the beat.

For more information or to register a sibling at a discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009 x1.

 
11:30am New Arrivals
Monday
11:30am-1pm
Arlington
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Registration is closed. For more information, or to be added to a wait list, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

Share the journey of parenthood with other new parents and a professional educator in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Expert led discussions will cover topics such as soothing your baby, sleep, health and wellness, tummy time, new roles and relationships, and getting out. Includes interactive activities with baby.

 
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. (All levels)

 
1:15pm Tennis
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Have a blast in this introduction to the fundamentals of tennis with our professional coaching staff. Learn basic skills with a lot of ball striking and footwork drills with our age-appropriate nets, balls and racquets. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Little dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class helps children develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Chess Club
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Learn the rules and basic strategy of chess in this hands-on, visually stimulating, and fun class infused with Jewish values and STEAM activities with 1995 United States Women's Chess Champion, Sharon Ellen Burtman. This class is great for newbies and for children who have taken the class before. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Mini Basketball
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot in a fun-filled and playful environment. Fundamental basketball skills mixed in with games will ensure a positive intro to the sport.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Preschool Art Studio
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Under the guidance of a professional artist and art educator children will be encouraged to engage, explore, and experiment with a variety of drawing and painting projects. This class is a great foundation for future art exploration and is designed to teach the foundations of drawing and painting technique while nurturing each child's unique artistic talents! For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class helps children develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
5:00pm Tennis - Aces (Green Ball)
Monday
5-6pm
Newton
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This class teaches the modern game and fundamental skills, with an emphasis on stroke technique, footwork, and knowledge of the game. Instruction, drilling, and point play help students progress. Classes will be held in the gym if weather is bad.

For more information regarding tennis classes, camps and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
7:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Monday
7-7:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle-building workout. This fun, fast & effective class incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
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6:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
8:30am TRX
Tuesday
8:30-9:15am
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:30am Oil and Acrylic Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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"Study color theory and fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling it.
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. (Intermediate/Advanced)"

 
9:30am Beginning Tennis
Tuesday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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This clinic focuses on fundamental stroke technique for new players or those who haven't played in some time. Participants will learn, drill and play together at an appropriate pace for the group.

For more information regarding tennis classes and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am PJ Library Metro North Playground Meetups
Tuesday
10-11am
Varies
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Hang out with other local families, and spend time outdoors at these fabulous playgrounds. Snacks and drinks provided. Open to the entire community.

In case of inclement weather, check JCC Metro North Family Connection on Facebook or call 617-841-8009 x2 by 9am for program updates.

For more information, directions, and where to meet, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Playground Meetup Schedule
May 7: Magnolia Park, 111 Magnolia St, Arlington
May 14: Hodgkins-Curtin Park, 113 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville
May 21: Bergin Park, Pemberton St and Haskell St, Cambridge
May 28: Morse-Kelley Playground, Craigie Street and Summer Street, Somerville
June 4: Spy Pond Playground, 56 Pond Ln, Arlington

Final Meetup: Sunday, June 9 - PJ Library Sunday Shavuot Ice Cream Social, 3-4pm at Cedar Street Playground, Cedar Square, Cambridge

 
10:30am Balance and Injury Prevention
Tuesday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Improve movement efficiency and balance to decrease risk of injury and chronic pain. Led by a Physical Therapist, this class focuses on exercises which are fundamental to daily life activities while also improving your core stability, balance, and overall strength & flexibility to remain active and healthy.

 
12:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Tuesday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle building workout. This fun, fast and effective total body training incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Must buy a package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
1:05pm Future Scientists
Tuesday
1:05-1:50pm
Newton
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Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await. 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, slippery slime, and more. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Kids Bop and Tricks
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Join us for a fun, age-appropriate hip hop style dance class for kids eager to move and groove. During the tricks part of class, we pull out the mats and work on cool floor moves that they can incorporate into their hip hop routines. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Parkison's NIA (Neuromuscular Integrated Action)
Tuesday
2-3pm
Newton
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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. This class can be performed seated in a chair or standing.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:00pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Tuesday
2-3:15pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
3:05pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
3:05-3:50pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm amplifi-Adapted Music
Tuesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Participants will engage with their peers through listening, feeling and moving to music while playing along and expressing themselves with hand instruments and vocal exercises.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Fantastic Farmers
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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How do plants grow? What is our Jewish commitment to caring for the world? Explore soil, worms, compost, and chickens with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. Kids will celebrate seasonal Jewish holidays while learning how to wake up the farm from its winter hibernation. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Tennis - Smashers (Orange Ball)
Tuesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Children will learn the modern game with a progressive format utilizing lower compression transition balls. Students will receive instruction while drilling and playing individual and team games in a positive environment focusing on individual improvement and fun. Classes will be held in the gym if weather is bad.

For more information regarding tennis classes, camps and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
7:30pm Mass Self Advocates
Tuesday
7:30-9pm
Brookline
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This weekly group provides mutual support and self-advocacy for adults.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Wednesday
6-7am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
6:00am TRX
Wednesday
6-6:45am
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Wednesday
7-8am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

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

 
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. (All levels)

 
9:30am Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape
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. (All levels)

 
9:30am Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk more, this class offers a variety of activity stations designed to help develop fine and gross motor skills and even greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and much more

Cost: $160 for 8 sessions, siblings 50% off; $25 for walk-ins

For more information or to register a sibling at the discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am PJ Library South Area Playground Meetups
Wednesday
9:30-11am
Varies
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Join our weekly springtime meetups as we explore and discover South area playgrounds. Make friends for you and your child, get outside, and beat the heat at these shady local kids' spots.

Check the JCC South Area Family Connectionon Facebook group for weather-related updates.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org

Playground Meetup Schedule
May 15: Messinger Park, 55 Messinger Street, Canton
May 22: Wards Berry Farm, 614 S. Main Street, Sharon
May 29: Kids Place Playground, 49 Rockwood Road, Norfolk
June 5: Ali's Park, 74 Pine Street, South Easton
June 12: Frances William Bird Park, Pleasant Street and Polley Lane, Walpole
June 19: Memorial Park, 194 Church Street, Mansfield
June 26: Capron Park Zoo, 201 County Street, Attleboro
*Zoo opens at 10am; Regular zoo admission rates apply

 
9:30am Intermediate Tennis
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Instruction on all stroke technique incorporating drills focused on improving consistency and control. Players will work to sustain rallies, improve net play and understand court coverage. Doubles play and strategy will also be covered.

For more information regarding tennis classes and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Little Cruisers
Wednesday
11am-12pm
Arlington
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Have some fun with family play time. This class offers regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play, story time and more. Discover how your baby learns, help build your baby's confidence, and connect with other families.

Cost: $160 for 8 sessions, siblings 50% off; $25 for walk-ins

For more information or to register a sibling at the discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
1:00pm Introduction to Pastel
Wednesday
1-4pm
Newton
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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 fluency in the language of pastels and find ways to express your own personal style. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration. (Beginners/Intermediate)

 
1:15pm Tennis
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Have a blast playing and learning about tennis with our professional coaching staff. Through games, ball striking and footwork drills, work on the basic fundamentals of the sport.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Once Upon a Song
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Musical adventures through reading music, movement, dance, puppets, instrumental improv, musical story telling and piano lessons. Lots of visuals and surprise instruments to see, touch and explore as well! Bring the FUNdamentals of Music into your child's life and home with Emily. Live guitar, ukulele and piano in every class. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Come discover the wonders of new life in the spring with us! Search for signs of animals and their food sources, learn how plants grow and look for rainbows after April showers, and investigate birds building their new nests. We will use hands-on exploration activities, active movement and play, crafts, and stories to investigate the natural world around us. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

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

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
6:30pm Wednesday Night Out
Wednesday
6:30-8:30pm
Stoughton
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This fun social group for young adults offers opportunities to build friendships, while emphasizing independence and life-skill building. Participants' interests shape the program and activities chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
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6:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
8:30am Men's Pilates
Thursday
8:30-9:25am
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 ease of movement. Designed to address the needs of men, this class emphasizes core strength, flexibility and sports performance including golf, tennis and basketball.

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

 
9:30am Introduction to Paint and Pastel
Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition using your landscaped photographs. Sight-size method can be explored. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration. (All levels)

 
9:30am Functional Fitness
Thursday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Participants will improve their ability to do the activities of daily living through a series of exercises, stations and circuits. Exercises may incorporate TRX, kettlebells, dumbbells, battle ropes, heavy boxing bags, the Revvll One Rope Trainer and more!

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:30am Beginning Tennis
Thursday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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This clinic focuses on fundamental stroke technique for new players or those who haven't played in some time. Participants will learn, drill and play together at an appropriate pace for the group.

For more information regarding tennis classes and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
10:30am Advanced Tennis
Thursday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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More advanced drills designed for stroke steadiness, technique, directional control, changing pace and depth, and dependability. Develop more aggressive net play, finesse, specialty shots, footwork, and court coverage. Advanced drills incorporated in situational play. Good cardio workout in the drills during these sessions.

For more information regarding tennis classes and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

 
12:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Thursday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle building workout. This fun, fast and effective total body training incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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Designed for adults with movement and/or physical limitations. We use gentle restorative exercises that help to reduce muscle rigidity, relieve pain and anxiety, while increasing strength, balance and flexibility. Using breath to move through the poses, yoga balances our emotions, calms the mind, and creates peace in our spirit. Class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or standing using the chair for balance.

 
1:15pm KIBO Robotics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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, balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a Certified Personal Trainer.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:15pm KIBO Robotics
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Nature Navigators
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Explore the beautiful conservation land in JCC Greater Boston's backyard. We will visit the woods and ponds and learn how Jewish tradition teaches us to care for our environment while answering questions like, what happens to our trash? And, how can we connect with the cycles of the natural world around us? For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Tennis - Hot Shots (Red Ball)
Thursday
4-5pm
Newton
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Children will learn tennis fundamentals and athletic skills in a fun and positive atmosphere. The USTA format makes learning easier and a lot more fun with the court size, racket sizes, transition balls, and adjusted net.
Classes will be held in the gym if weather is bad.

For more information regarding tennis classes, camps and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug
Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
5:00pm Tennis - Futures (Yellow Ball)
Thursday
5-6pm
Newton
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This class is designed to teach the modern game and improve on fundamental skills while developing stroke production and footwork, along with their knowledge of the game. Instruction, drilling and point play will be incorporated appropriately to help students reach a higher level. Classes will be held in the gym if weather is bad.

For more information regarding tennis classes, camps and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug
Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
6:30pm Thursday Night 18+ League
Thursday
6:30-9:30pm
Newton
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For more information, please call Barry Goldstein 617-558-6464.

 
6:30pm Thursday Night 18+ League
Thursday
6:30-9:30pm
Newton
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For more information, call Barry Goldstein at 617-558-6464.

 
7:00pm Friends Drop In
Thursday
7-8:30pm
Brookline
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This weekly group provides an opportunity for social networking on a drop-in basis for adults.

 
7:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Thursday
7-7:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle-building workout. This fun, fast & effective class incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Friday
6-7am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
8:30am Bootcamp
Friday
8:30-9:15am
Newton
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Push your limits with this fun and energetic coach-led workout! Total-body exercises including fast-paced agility and cardio drills, circuits, tabata training and plyometrics. Burn up to 500 calories with our 45-minute interval-based workout.

Must buy a package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
9:30-11am
Newton
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Join in a free, fun weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, free play and chatting with other families. Wind down with a warm and interactive welcome to Shabbat. Coffee included! Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am Music with Emily: Once Upon A Song
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Sharon
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Each week brings a different spring theme with song, dance, drama, rhythm and rhyme: "Spring Is Here", "Rags, Raz and Rabbits", "The Farm" and more. Emily's multi-sensory, age-appropriate curriculum will have your children reading music with their whole bodies!

For more information or to inquire about our 50% off sibling discount, contact south@jccgb.org.

 
9:45am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
9:45-11:15am
Natick
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly Shabbat activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Meet other families while your children play and socialize. Join us for this morning of play, songs, crafts, challah and more!Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

Check the JCC Metrowest Family Connection Facebook group for updates.

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
10-11:30am
Arlington
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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. Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $5/drop-in per family, pay at the door.

 
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 the major 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.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
1:05pm Future Scientists 2
Friday
1:05-1:50pm
Newton
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More exploration and discovery await in this continuation of Future Scientists. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. All new experiments include science of sound/making a rainstick, buoyancy & boats and more. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Little Chefs
Friday
2-3pm
Newton
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Children will engage all their senses in this fun, hands-on cooking adventure! With the guidance of a professional chef and educator, we will learn math, science, language, culture and basic cooking skills while creating delicious treats to enjoy with a sense of accomplishment. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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9:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick & Play
Saturday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months. Individual attention and positive reinforcement help to develop pre-soccer skills that teach balance, running, kicking, and playing.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
10:15-10:55am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Saturday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
12:00pm TRX
Saturday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
3:30pm Land and Sea Power Hour
Saturday
3:30-4:45pm
Newton
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Build strength and improve mobility with this full body workout. Incorporates 30 minutes of low impact strength training and core work in our Group Fitness Studio, followed by 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the swimming pool. Perfect class combination for the exerciser who enjoys variety and wants to maximize their workouts in one super-fun hour of power!

 
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7:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:15am Master's Swimming Sunday Only
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:30am Sunday 40+"B" League
Sunday
7:30-10:30am
Newton
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For more information, please call Barry Goldstein 617-558-6464.

 
7:30am Sunday 40+" B" League
Sunday
7:30-10:30am
Newton
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For more information, call Barry Goldstein at 617-558-6464.

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am Bitty Ballet
Sunday
10-10:45am
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 songs and games, young dancers will develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic dance steps. Ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org. Please note: adults do not need to participate, but we ask that you are present during your child's class.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
10:15-11am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Dance Combo
Sunday
11-11:45am
Newton
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Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet, jazz and tap 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. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
11:30am Core9 Diastasis Repair Workshop
Sunday
11:30am-12:30pm
Arlington
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Diastasis Repair is a 4-week intensive workshop that helps alleviate back pain, strengthen core muscles, and repair diastasis recti (abdominal separation) after pregnancy. Taught by a licensed and certified Diastasis Repair Instructor.

Registration was required by April 19 and is now closed. For more information or questions, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
1:00pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
1-2pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers presents Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Jr
Sunday
1-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to rehearse a musical theatre production, which they will then perform for family, friends, and the general public. Everyone will have a part in the final show and work together to tell the story of Willy Wonka. Auditions will be held on March 3rd. Please note that our meeting times on March 3rd and 10th will be from 1-4pm instead of the typical 2-4pm.

Please note that there will be no rehearsal on April 21st, but we will meet on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 26th. Tech rehearsals will be held May 28-30 from 5:30-8:30pm. The final performance is on Sunday, June 2nd at 2pm (call time at 11am). Attendance is expected for the entirety of every rehearsal with mandatory attendance during tech week.

 
2:30pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
2:30-3:30pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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7:30am Pilates
Monday
7:30-8:25am
Newton
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A holistic approach to total body conditioning emphasizing the use of the mind and breath for the execution of controlled and concentrated movements.

 
8:00am Zumba
Monday
8-8:55am
Newton
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A fusion of Latin and International music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! Zumba is a hip swingin', body pumpin', booty shakin' fun way to get a total body workout.

 
8:30am Pilates
Monday
8:30-9:25am
Newton
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A holistic approach to a total body conditioning emphasizing the use of mind and breath for the execution of controlled and concentrated movements.

 
9:00am Cardio Sculpt
Monday
9-9:55am
Newton
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Build strength and endurance in this cohesive, high intensity, functionally challenging interval workout consisting of cardio/step drills and muscle conditioning using weights followed by ab/core work.

 
9:00am Cycle
Monday
9-10am
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
9:30am Watercolor Studio
Monday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Explore color, textures and various techniques unique to watercolor. We will work with realistic and abstract forms in a supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course, but no previous experience is necessary. (All levels)

 
9:30am New Additions
Monday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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Registration is closed. For more information, or to be added to a wait list, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having two children with an expert facilitator and other parents. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while learning and enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.

 
9:30am Functional Fitness
Monday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Participants will improve their ability to do the activities of daily living through a series of exercises, stations and circuits. Exercises may incorporate TRX, kettlebells, dumbbells, battle ropes, heavy boxing bags, the Revvll One Rope Trainer and more!

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:30am Vinyasa Flow
Monday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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A dynamic yoga class that challenges the mind & body, focusing on pose alignment and full body strength. This "all levels" class caters to the yogi looking to deepen his/her yoga practice with opportunity to explore a variety of pose/movement progressions.

 
9:30am Intermediate Tennis
Monday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Instruction on all stroke technique incorporating drills focused on improving consistency and control. Players will work to sustain rallies, improve net play and understand court coverage. Doubles play and strategy will also be covered.

For more information regarding tennis classes and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
9:45am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Song
Monday
9:45-10:30am
Arlington
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Each week is a new musical adventure filled with song, dance, rhythm and rhyme. Classes are filled with themes like "Spring Is Here", "Rags, Raz and Rabbits", "Mardi Gras Party", "The Farm" and more. Emily's multi-sensory, age-appropriate curriculum will have your children reading music with their whole bodies!

For more information or to register a sibling at a discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009 x1.

 
10:00am POUND. Rockout. Workout.
Monday
10-10:55am
Newton
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Use lightly weighted "drumsticks" called Ripstix, fuses Pilates, isometric movements, and plyometrics with constant simulated drumming to sculpt muscle and burn calories. Ripstix are provided during class. Limit 25 participants.

 
10:30am Tai Chi & Qigong
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Participants will learn the very simple, yet healing and transformative Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong set (BaDuan Jin); two of the Five Animal Qigong forms; and movements from the Wudang Tai Chi 13 Movement Form. This meditative practice combines flowing movements and Qigong breathing techniques, which work together to build inner power & energy, develop structural muscles, improve balance & flexibility and reduce stress.

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming classes adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization for 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 shows that cycling - specifically when 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. It can also provide symptomatic relief for people with PD, while building lower body muscles. Taught by a Certified Parkinson's Cycling coach.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
11:00am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Lullaby
Monday
11-11:45am
Arlington
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Rhymes to grow head to toe, new lullabies to hear in class and at home! Join Emily for a different theme each week, filled with an opening song to dance cheek to cheek with your baby, drums to play, and movements to the beat.

For more information or to register a sibling at a discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009 x1.

 
11:30am New Arrivals
Monday
11:30am-1pm
Arlington
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Registration is closed. For more information, or to be added to a wait list, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

Share the journey of parenthood with other new parents and a professional educator in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Expert led discussions will cover topics such as soothing your baby, sleep, health and wellness, tummy time, new roles and relationships, and getting out. Includes interactive activities with baby.

 
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. (All levels)

 
1:15pm Tennis
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Have a blast in this introduction to the fundamentals of tennis with our professional coaching staff. Learn basic skills with a lot of ball striking and footwork drills with our age-appropriate nets, balls and racquets. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Little dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class helps children develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Chess Club
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Learn the rules and basic strategy of chess in this hands-on, visually stimulating, and fun class infused with Jewish values and STEAM activities with 1995 United States Women's Chess Champion, Sharon Ellen Burtman. This class is great for newbies and for children who have taken the class before. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Mini Basketball
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot in a fun-filled and playful environment. Fundamental basketball skills mixed in with games will ensure a positive intro to the sport.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Preschool Art Studio
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Under the guidance of a professional artist and art educator children will be encouraged to engage, explore, and experiment with a variety of drawing and painting projects. This class is a great foundation for future art exploration and is designed to teach the foundations of drawing and painting technique while nurturing each child's unique artistic talents! For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Little dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class helps children develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting. Tap and ballet shoes required. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
5:00pm Tennis - Aces (Green Ball)
Monday
5-6pm
Newton
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This class teaches the modern game and fundamental skills, with an emphasis on stroke technique, footwork, and knowledge of the game. Instruction, drilling, and point play help students progress. Classes will be held in the gym if weather is bad.

For more information regarding tennis classes, camps and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
7:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Monday
7-7:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle-building workout. This fun, fast & effective class incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
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6:00am Zumba
Tuesday
6-6:55am
Newton
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A fusion of Latin and International music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! Zumba is a hip swingin', body pumpin', booty shakin' fun way to get a total body workout.

 
6:00am Cycle
Tuesday
6-7am
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
6:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:00am Barre Fusion
Tuesday
7-8am
Newton
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Total body workout incorporating ballet and yoga fundamentals to lengthen, tone/sculpt muscles while improving strength, flexibility and posture. Practiced both at the barre and on the floor. All levels welcome; no dance experience required.

 
8:00am Cardio Sculpt
Tuesday
8-8:55am
Newton
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Build strength and endurance in this cohesive, high intensity, functionally challenging interval workout consisting of cardio/step drills and muscle conditioning using weights followed by ab/core work.

 
8:00am Cardio Sculpt
Tuesday
8-8:55am
Newton
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Build strength and endurance in this cohesive, high intensity, functionally challenging interval workout consisting of cardio/step drills and muscle conditioning using weights followed by ab/core work.

 
8:30am TRX
Tuesday
8:30-9:15am
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
8:30am Core Yoga
Tuesday
8:30-9:25am
Newton
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Slow flowing practice that requires both mental and physical focus, building core strength, whole body agility and vigor. Incorporates Pranayama (breath work) and asana together for participants to apply on and off the mat.

 
9:00am Forever Fit
Tuesday
9-9:55am
Newton
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This class is designed for the active older adult and combines low impact aerobics with stretching, weight training and balance work.

 
9:00am Forever Fit
Tuesday
9-9:55am
Newton
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This class is designed for the active older adult and combines low impact aerobics with stretching, weight training and balance work.

 
9:00am Cycle
Tuesday
9-10am
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
9:30am Oil and Acrylic Painting
Tuesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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"Study color theory and fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling it.
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. (Intermediate/Advanced)"

 
9:30am Pilates
Tuesday
9:30-10:25am
Newton
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A holistic approach to total body conditioning emphasizing the use of the mind and the breath for the execution of controlled and concentrated movements.

 
9:30am Beginning Tennis
Tuesday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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This clinic focuses on fundamental stroke technique for new players or those who haven't played in some time. Participants will learn, drill and play together at an appropriate pace for the group.

For more information regarding tennis classes and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am PJ Library Metro North Playground Meetups
Tuesday
10-11am
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Hang out with other local families, and spend time outdoors at these fabulous playgrounds. Snacks and drinks provided. Open to the entire community.

In case of inclement weather, check JCC Metro North Family Connection on Facebook or call 617-841-8009 x2 by 9am for program updates.

For more information, directions, and where to meet, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Playground Meetup Schedule
May 7: Magnolia Park, 111 Magnolia St, Arlington
May 14: Hodgkins-Curtin Park, 113 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville
May 21: Bergin Park, Pemberton St and Haskell St, Cambridge
May 28: Morse-Kelley Playground, Craigie Street and Summer Street, Somerville
June 4: Spy Pond Playground, 56 Pond Ln, Arlington

Final Meetup: Sunday, June 9 - PJ Library Sunday Shavuot Ice Cream Social, 3-4pm at Cedar Street Playground, Cedar Square, Cambridge

 
10:00am Interval Challenge
Tuesday
10-11:15am
Newton
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Maximize your workout results with Interval Challenge! Intensity and formats during class will vary for a full body workout including Cardio, Core Stability, Plyometrics, Strength Training and more. All levels welcome.

 
10:30am Balance and Injury Prevention
Tuesday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Improve movement efficiency and balance to decrease risk of injury and chronic pain. Led by a Physical Therapist, this class focuses on exercises which are fundamental to daily life activities while also improving your core stability, balance, and overall strength & flexibility to remain active and healthy.

 
10:30am Pilates
Tuesday
10:30-11:25am
Newton
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A holistic approach to total body conditioning emphasizing the use of the mind and the breath for the execution of controlled and concentrated movements.

 
11:30am Slow Flow Yoga
Tuesday
11:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Work to link movement to breath in this slow paced class. Detailed attention to alignment provided to help participants improve muscle strength, mobility and balance.

 
12:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Tuesday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle building workout. This fun, fast and effective total body training incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Must buy a package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
1:05pm Future Scientists
Tuesday
1:05-1:50pm
Newton
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Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await. 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, slippery slime, and more. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Kids Bop and Tricks
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Join us for a fun, age-appropriate hip hop style dance class for kids eager to move and groove. During the tricks part of class, we pull out the mats and work on cool floor moves that they can incorporate into their hip hop routines. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Parkison's NIA (Neuromuscular Integrated Action)
Tuesday
2-3pm
Newton
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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. This class can be performed seated in a chair or standing.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:00pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Tuesday
2-3:15pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
3:05pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
3:05-3:50pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Super Soccer Stars
Tuesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm amplifi-Adapted Music
Tuesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Participants will engage with their peers through listening, feeling and moving to music while playing along and expressing themselves with hand instruments and vocal exercises.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Fantastic Farmers
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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How do plants grow? What is our Jewish commitment to caring for the world? Explore soil, worms, compost, and chickens with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. Kids will celebrate seasonal Jewish holidays while learning how to wake up the farm from its winter hibernation. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Tennis - Smashers (Orange Ball)
Tuesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Children will learn the modern game with a progressive format utilizing lower compression transition balls. Students will receive instruction while drilling and playing individual and team games in a positive environment focusing on individual improvement and fun. Classes will be held in the gym if weather is bad.

For more information regarding tennis classes, camps and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
6:30pm Yoga
Tuesday
6:30-7:25pm
Newton
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Tones the whole body and will bring you greater strength, stamina, flexibility, structural alignment, balance and most importantly, will help you to stay relaxed.

 
7:00pm L'Chaim(To Life)
Tuesday
7-9pm
TBD
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This group for adults fosters friendships through sharing life cycles events, Jewish holidays and participating in
Tikkum Olam projects. Participants' interests shape the program and activities chosen. Participants pay
for outside activities. NOTE: All groups normally meet on Tuesdays but due to the Passover Seder which the group will participate in, the first meeting will be on a Wednesday. See schedule.

 
7:00pm Cycle
Tuesday
7-8pm
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
7:30pm Mass Self Advocates
Tuesday
7:30-9pm
Brookline
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This weekly group provides mutual support and self-advocacy for adults.

 
7:30pm Yoga
Tuesday
7:30-8:30pm
Newton
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Tones the whole body and will bring you greater strength, stamina, flexibility, structural alignment, balance and most importantly, will help you to stay relaxed.

 
7:30pm Zumba
Tuesday
7:30-8:25pm
Newton
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A fusion of Latin and International music dance themes creating dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! Zumba is a hip swingin', body pumpin', booty shakin' fun way to get a total body workout.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Wednesday
6-7am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
6:00am TRX
Wednesday
6-6:45am
Newton
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Challenge your strength, balance, core, power, and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. This high-intensity, interval cardio and strength training class will get your heart pumping. All exercises can be modified and made accessible for all clientele.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
6:00am Cycle
Wednesday
6-7am
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Wednesday
7-8am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:30am Zumba
Wednesday
7:30-8:25am
Newton
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A fusion of Latin and International music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! Zumba is a hip swingin', body pumpin', booty shakin' fun way to get a total body workout.

 
7:30am Cycle
Wednesday
7:30-8:15am
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
8:30am POUND. Rockout. Workout.
Wednesday
8:30-9:15am
Newton
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Use lightly weighted "drumsticks" called Ripstix, fuses Pilates, isometric movements, and plyometrics with constant simulated drumming to sculpt muscle and burn calories. Ripstix are provided during class. Limit 25 participants.

 
8:30am Yoga
Wednesday
8:30-9:25am
Newton
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Tones the whole body and will bring you greater strength, stamina, flexibility, structural alignment, balance and most importantly, will help you to stay relaxed.

 
8:30am Yoga
Wednesday
8:30-9:25am
Newton
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Tones the whole body and will bring you greater strength, stamina, flexibility, structural alignment, balance and most importantly, will help you to stay relaxed.

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

 
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. (All levels)

 
9:30am Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape
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. (All levels)

 
9:30am Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk more, this class offers a variety of activity stations designed to help develop fine and gross motor skills and even greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and much more

Cost: $160 for 8 sessions, siblings 50% off; $25 for walk-ins

For more information or to register a sibling at the discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am PJ Library South Area Playground Meetups
Wednesday
9:30-11am
Varies
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Join our weekly springtime meetups as we explore and discover South area playgrounds. Make friends for you and your child, get outside, and beat the heat at these shady local kids' spots.

Check the JCC South Area Family Connectionon Facebook group for weather-related updates.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org

Playground Meetup Schedule
May 15: Messinger Park, 55 Messinger Street, Canton
May 22: Wards Berry Farm, 614 S. Main Street, Sharon
May 29: Kids Place Playground, 49 Rockwood Road, Norfolk
June 5: Ali's Park, 74 Pine Street, South Easton
June 12: Frances William Bird Park, Pleasant Street and Polley Lane, Walpole
June 19: Memorial Park, 194 Church Street, Mansfield
June 26: Capron Park Zoo, 201 County Street, Attleboro
*Zoo opens at 10am; Regular zoo admission rates apply

 
9:30am Cardio Sculpt
Wednesday
9:30-10:45am
Newton
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Build strength and endurance in this cohesive, high intensity, functionally challenging interval workout consisting of cardio/step drills and muscle conditioning using weights followed by ab/core work.

 
9:30am Pilates
Wednesday
9:30-10:25am
Newton
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A holistic approach to total body conditioning emphasizing the use of the mind and the breath for the execution of controlled and concentrated movements.

 
9:30am Intermediate Tennis
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Instruction on all stroke technique incorporating drills focused on improving consistency and control. Players will work to sustain rallies, improve net play and understand court coverage. Doubles play and strategy will also be covered.

For more information regarding tennis classes and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
10:30am Gentle Yoga
Wednesday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Slower paced class that tones the whole body while improving strength, stamina, flexibility, structural alignment, balance and most importantly, will help you to stay relaxed.

 
11:00am Little Cruisers
Wednesday
11am-12pm
Arlington
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Have some fun with family play time. This class offers regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play, story time and more. Discover how your baby learns, help build your baby's confidence, and connect with other families.

Cost: $160 for 8 sessions, siblings 50% off; $25 for walk-ins

For more information or to register a sibling at the discounted rate, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Forever Fit
Wednesday
11-11:55am
Newton
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This class is designed for the active older adult and combines low impact aerobics with stretching, weight training and balance work.

 
12:00pm Cycle Sculpt
Wednesday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
12:00pm Modern Yoga
Wednesday
12-1pm
Newton
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Moderate paced practice while moving the whole body from one pose into the other in mindfully sequenced repetitive and fluid ways. No prior knowledge needed. Modifications provided and participants are encouraged to practice at his/her own level.

 
1:00pm Introduction to Pastel
Wednesday
1-4pm
Newton
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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 fluency in the language of pastels and find ways to express your own personal style. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration. (Beginners/Intermediate)

 
1:15pm Tennis
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Have a blast playing and learning about tennis with our professional coaching staff. Through games, ball striking and footwork drills, work on the basic fundamentals of the sport.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
1:15pm Once Upon a Song
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Musical adventures through reading music, movement, dance, puppets, instrumental improv, musical story telling and piano lessons. Lots of visuals and surprise instruments to see, touch and explore as well! Bring the FUNdamentals of Music into your child's life and home with Emily. Live guitar, ukulele and piano in every class. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Forever Fit
Wednesday
2-2:45pm
Newton
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This class is designed for the active older adult and combines low impact aerobics with stretching, weight training and balance work.

 
2:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in every class. We use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Come discover the wonders of new life in the spring with us! Search for signs of animals and their food sources, learn how plants grow and look for rainbows after April showers, and investigate birds building their new nests. We will use hands-on exploration activities, active movement and play, crafts, and stories to investigate the natural world around us. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

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

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
6:00pm Muscle
Wednesday
6-6:30pm
Newton
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Full-body strength training workout to build muscle strength, endurance and flexibility.

 
6:30pm Wednesday Night 35+ "A" League
Wednesday
6:30-9:30pm
Newton
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For more information, please call Barry Goldstein 617-558-6464.

 
6:30pm Bellydance
Wednesday
6:30-7:25pm
Newton
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Shake, twist and shimmy in this dynamic class! Class incorporates posture, muscle isolation, flexibility, and easy to follow combinations.

 
6:30pm Turbo Kick
Wednesday
6:30-7:25pm
Newton
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Kick, punch and jump for an incredible full-body workout. Learn lots of different martial arts moves.

 
6:30pm Wednesday Night 35+ "A" League
Wednesday
6:30-9:30pm
Newton
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For more information, call Barry Goldstein at 617-558-6464.

 
7:00pm Cycle
Wednesday
7-8pm
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
7:30pm Hatha Yoga
Wednesday
7:30-8:30pm
Newton
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Focuses on breath awareness and gentle stretching to prepare the body/mind for a nurturing yoga practice. Incorporates yoga postures while linking movement to breath to improve flexibility, strength and balance ending with relaxation and meditation.

 
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6:00am Cycle
Thursday
6-7am
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
6:15am Master's Swimming Yearly
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:00am Barre Fusion
Thursday
7-8am
Newton
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Total body workout incorporating ballet and yoga fundamentals to lengthen, tone/sculpt muscles while improving strength, flexibility and posture. Practiced both at the barre and on the floor. All levels welcome; no dance experience required.

 
8:00am Pilates
Thursday
8-9am
Newton
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A holistic approach to total body conditioning emphasizing the use of the mind and the breath for the execution of controlled and concentrated movements.

 
8:30am Men's Pilates
Thursday
8:30-9:25am
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 ease of movement. Designed to address the needs of men, this class emphasizes core strength, flexibility and sports performance including golf, tennis and basketball.

 
8:30am Zumba
Thursday
8:30-9:25am
Newton
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A fusion of Latin and International music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! Zumba is a hip swingin', body pumpin', booty shakin' fun way to get a total body workout.

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

 
9:30am Introduction to Paint and Pastel
Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition using your landscaped photographs. Sight-size method can be explored. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials not included in cost. List available upon registration. (All levels)

 
9:30am Zumba Gold
Thursday
9:30-10:25am
Newton
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For active older adults looking for a modified Zumba class with lower intensity movements.

 
9:30am Modern Yoga
Thursday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Moderate paced practice while moving the whole body from one pose into the other in mindfully sequenced repetitive and fluid ways. No prior knowledge needed. Modifications provided and participants are encouraged to practice at his/her own level.

 
9:30am Cycle Sculpt
Thursday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
9:30am Functional Fitness
Thursday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Participants will improve their ability to do the activities of daily living through a series of exercises, stations and circuits. Exercises may incorporate TRX, kettlebells, dumbbells, battle ropes, heavy boxing bags, the Revvll One Rope Trainer and more!

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
9:30am Beginning Tennis
Thursday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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This clinic focuses on fundamental stroke technique for new players or those who haven't played in some time. Participants will learn, drill and play together at an appropriate pace for the group.

For more information regarding tennis classes and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
10:30am Yin Yoga
Thursday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Improving range of motion and joint circulation, incorporates a series of long held passive floor poses achieving connective tissue revitalization.

 
10:30am Balance and Strength
Thursday
10:30-11am
Newton
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30-minute class incorporating exercise to improve balance, core stability and full body strength.

 
10:30am Advanced Tennis
Thursday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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More advanced drills designed for stroke steadiness, technique, directional control, changing pace and depth, and dependability. Develop more aggressive net play, finesse, specialty shots, footwork, and court coverage. Advanced drills incorporated in situational play. Good cardio workout in the drills during these sessions.

For more information regarding tennis classes and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

 
12:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Thursday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle building workout. This fun, fast and effective total body training incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Must buy package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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Designed for adults with movement and/or physical limitations. We use gentle restorative exercises that help to reduce muscle rigidity, relieve pain and anxiety, while increasing strength, balance and flexibility. Using breath to move through the poses, yoga balances our emotions, calms the mind, and creates peace in our spirit. Class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or standing using the chair for balance.

 
1:15pm KIBO Robotics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
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, balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a Certified Personal Trainer.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:15pm KIBO Robotics
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Nature Navigators
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Explore the beautiful conservation land in JCC Greater Boston's backyard. We will visit the woods and ponds and learn how Jewish tradition teaches us to care for our environment while answering questions like, what happens to our trash? And, how can we connect with the cycles of the natural world around us? For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Tennis - Hot Shots (Red Ball)
Thursday
4-5pm
Newton
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Children will learn tennis fundamentals and athletic skills in a fun and positive atmosphere. The USTA format makes learning easier and a lot more fun with the court size, racket sizes, transition balls, and adjusted net.
Classes will be held in the gym if weather is bad.

For more information regarding tennis classes, camps and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug
Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
5:00pm Tennis - Futures (Yellow Ball)
Thursday
5-6pm
Newton
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This class is designed to teach the modern game and improve on fundamental skills while developing stroke production and footwork, along with their knowledge of the game. Instruction, drilling and point play will be incorporated appropriately to help students reach a higher level. Classes will be held in the gym if weather is bad.

For more information regarding tennis classes, camps and private lessons contact JCC Tennis Director Doug
Maynard at tennis@jccgb.org or 617-558-6473.

Registration for this class is currently closed. For more information, contact tennis@jccgb.org.

 
6:30pm Thursday Night 18+ League
Thursday
6:30-9:30pm
Newton
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For more information, please call Barry Goldstein 617-558-6464.

 
6:30pm Slow Flow Ashtanga
Thursday
6:30-7:30pm
Newton
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Founded by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th Century, this dynamic practice synchronizes breath and movement. Work to calm the mind while moving through a set sequence of postures to strengthen the core muscle groups and improve flexibility.

 
6:30pm Thursday Night 18+ League
Thursday
6:30-9:30pm
Newton
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For more information, call Barry Goldstein at 617-558-6464.

 
6:45pm Zumba
Thursday
6:45-7:40pm
Newton
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A fusion of Latin and International music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! Zumba is a hip swingin', body pumpin', booty shakin' fun way to get a total body workout.

 
7:00pm Friends Drop In
Thursday
7-8:30pm
Brookline
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This weekly group provides an opportunity for social networking on a drop-in basis for adults.

 
7:00pm Total Body Build & Burn
Thursday
7-7:45pm
Newton
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Burn calories and fat while building muscle in this High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and muscle-building workout. This fun, fast & effective class incorporates interval training and continuous movement with traditional strength exercises, improving overall health and fitness.

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
7:30pm Pilates
Thursday
7:30-8:30pm
Newton
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A holistic approach to total body conditioning emphasizing the use of the mind and the breath for the execution of controlled and concentrated movements.

 
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5:45am Cycle
Friday
5:45-6:45am
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
6:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Friday
6-7am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Personal Strength and Flexibility Training
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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Led by a Certified Personal Trainer, this class focuses on strength and flexibility training. Learn proper exercise form as well as why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:30am Zumba
Friday
7:30-8:25am
Newton
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A fusion of Latin and International music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! Zumba is a hip swingin', body pumpin', booty shakin' fun way to get a total body workout.

 
7:30am Restorative Yoga
Friday
7:30-8:25am
Newton
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A deeply calming practice which is rejuvenating for the muscles and joints. Bolters and/or blocks may be used to support the body in restful positions combined with meditation and breathing techniques, bringing balance to mind, body and spirit.

 
8:30am Bootcamp
Friday
8:30-9:15am
Newton
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Push your limits with this fun and energetic coach-led workout! Total-body exercises including fast-paced agility and cardio drills, circuits, tabata training and plyometrics. Burn up to 500 calories with our 45-minute interval-based workout.

Must buy a package of 3!

Member Pricing: Package of 3 for $45
Non-member Pricing: Package of 3 for $54

 
8:30am Zumba
Friday
8:30-9:25am
Newton
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A fusion of Latin and International music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! Zumba is a hip swingin', body pumpin', booty shakin' fun way to get a total body workout.

 
8:30am Pilates
Friday
8:30-9:30am
Newton
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A holistic approach to total body conditioning emphasizing the use of the mind and the breath for the execution of controlled and concentrated movements.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
9:30-11am
Newton
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Join in a free, fun weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, free play and chatting with other families. Wind down with a warm and interactive welcome to Shabbat. Coffee included! Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am PJ Library Drop-In Playgroup: Welcome Summer!
Friday
9:30-11am
Newton
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Join us for a special edition of our weekly Shabbat playgroup where we will celebrate the beginning of summer! Enjoy bubbles, a summery sensory table and stories along with our usual free play and Shabbat celebration. Iced Coffee included!

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am Music with Emily: Once Upon A Song
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Sharon
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Each week brings a different spring theme with song, dance, drama, rhythm and rhyme: "Spring Is Here", "Rags, Raz and Rabbits", "The Farm" and more. Emily's multi-sensory, age-appropriate curriculum will have your children reading music with their whole bodies!

For more information or to inquire about our 50% off sibling discount, contact south@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am Cycle
Friday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
9:30am Cardio Sculpt
Friday
9:30-10:45am
Newton
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Build strength and endurance in this cohesive, high intensity, functionally challenging interval workout consisting of cardio/step drills and muscle conditioning using weights followed by ab/core work.

 
9:30am Basic Tai Chi Movement
Friday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Learn basic foundation of Tai Chi practice. Incorporates moving meditation while developing structural muscles for a mind/body connection. Tai Chi will enhance overall physicality for sports and every day activities. All levels welcome.

 
9:45am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
9:45-11:15am
Natick
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly Shabbat activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Meet other families while your children play and socialize. Join us for this morning of play, songs, crafts, challah and more!Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

Check the JCC Metrowest Family Connection Facebook group for updates.

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup
Friday
10-11:30am
Arlington
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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. Please note: Playgroup does not meet during school vacation weeks.

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $5/drop-in per family, pay at the door.

 
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 the major 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.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
11:00am Forever Fit
Friday
11-11:55am
Newton
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This class is designed for the active older adult and combines low impact aerobics with stretching, weight training and balance work.

 
11:00am Forever Fit
Friday
11-11:55am
Newton
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This class is designed for the active older adult and combines low impact aerobics with stretching, weight training and balance work.

 
12:00pm Cycle
Friday
12-12:45pm
Newton
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Cycle is a stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants follow the beat of music, and transform the energy from the music into powerful pedal strokes.

 
12:00pm Yoga
Friday
12-1pm
Newton
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Tones the whole body and will bring you greater strength, stamina, flexibility, structural alignment, balance and most importantly, will help you to stay relaxed.

 
1:05pm Future Scientists 2
Friday
1:05-1:50pm
Newton
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More exploration and discovery await in this continuation of Future Scientists. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. All new experiments include science of sound/making a rainstick, buoyancy & boats and more. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
2:00pm Little Chefs
Friday
2-3pm
Newton
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Children will engage all their senses in this fun, hands-on cooking adventure! With the guidance of a professional chef and educator, we will learn math, science, language, culture and basic cooking skills while creating delicious treats to enjoy with a sense of accomplishment. For more information, contact childrensclasses@jccgb.org.

 
6:00pm PJ Library Community Shabbat Picnic & Drum Circle
Friday
6-7:30pm
Arlington
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It's the end of the week, so join us for our annual Community Shabbat picnic and find your beat in a magical kid-friendly drum circle led by Tony Fonseca of All Hands Drumming. Bring your own picnic. Grape juice, challah, and cookies provided.

No Cost

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org and join our local Facebook group.

 
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