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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 - Intermediate & Advanced
Thursday
9:30am-1:30pm
Newton
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(Intermediate and advanced, new students with instructor's approval)

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

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


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

 
9:30am Stroll Fit with Baby Bootcamp
Thursday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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This 60-minute stroller fitness class caters to parents of all fitness levels. The interval-based classes incorporate cardio, strength, and core for a total body workout. Get your workout while your little one is safe in their stroller, enjoying interactive songs, finger play, puppets, games and more!

Cost: $90; $20/walk-in

For more information, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Thursday
10-10:45am
Natick
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

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

 
11:30am Little Movers
Thursday
11:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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As your baby becomes more mobile, a variety of activity stations will keep him or her stimulated and engaged while helping develop fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids. Connect with others and learn about child development from an expert.

Jill Vetstein is a Developmental & Early Intervention Specialist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Infant & Toddler Teacher as well as a writer, blogger and professional speaker in the field of Infant Mental Health and Parenting. She has been empowering families and educators for over twenty years focusing on children from birth through age eight. She is the founder of Nurturing Parents and Teachers, a consulting, counseling and educational service.

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga - 25+ yrs
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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This class is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations. Using the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga, a sense of wholeness and balance is created.  Meditation, guided imagery and gentle restorative exercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  The class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat.

 
1:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Explore nature! Catch grasshoppers and listen to their autumn chirping; learn bird calls and go on a migration journey; collect colorful fall leaves to learn why they change hues. The professional nature educators from Puddlestompers will use hands-on exploration to guide children in discovering the world around them.

 
1:45pm International Chefs
Thursday
1:45-3pm
Newton
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Do Jews in Italy eat bagels and lox? Cook famous dishes from countries including Chile, France, Italy, and Japan. Led by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will enjoy our creations while learning about Jewish communities all over the world.

 
2:00pm Parkinson's Seated Strength
Thursday
2-3pm
Newton
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"Designed to enhance each participant's sense of physical and mental well being by increasing muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and improving balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a Certified Personal Trainer.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:15pm Kids Bop and Tricks
Thursday
2:15-3pm
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. 

 
2:15pm Intro to Baseball
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Learn and enhance individual baseball skills. Kids will have fun being a part of a team and experiencing how the sport is played.

 
3:15pm Floor Hockey
Thursday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Learn the fundamentals of floor hockey in a fun environment with game play, teamwork, skill development and more.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Do Jews in Italy eat bagels and lox? Cook famous dishes from countries including Chile, France, Italy, and Japan. Led by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will enjoy our creations while learning about Jewish communities all over the world. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Savvy Scientists
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Explore the world around us with a Jewish eye and a scientific lens. We will do hands-on experiments in chemistry, biology, engineering, and technology. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
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.

 
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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(Ages: 25+ yrs)


This weekly group provides an opportunity for social networking on a drop-in basis for adults. Meets at the JCC Early Learning Center,50 Sutherland Road, Brookline.


Leaders: Trudy Bauer

 
7:00pm Child Development & Behavior Workshops for Parents
Thursday
7-9pm
Newton
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Join us for three Child Development Workshops led by licensed developmental and early intervention specialist and expert in her field, Jill Vetstein. We will address relevant behavior topics each session, talk about your issues and concerns, provide tools to empower you, and help you better understand your child's behavior and how to respond to it effectively.

These workshops can be taken as a series of three for a more holistic approach to child behavior, or individually around specific topics.

To register for all three workshops, click the button below. To register for an individual workshop, follow the links below.

For more information, contact jcaragher@jccgb.org.

Cost: $70/person for all three workshops; $30/person for individual workshops

October 4: The Testing Child
November 1: Modifying Your Child's Behavior
December 6: Talking Time Outs & Time Ins

 
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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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, 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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
9:30am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Westwood
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

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

Cost: $200, additional $128 for second child 6 months or older

For more information or to register a sibling, contact south@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books & Blocks Friday 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!

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

 
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!

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
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.

Cost: $5/drop-in per family, pay at the door. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

 
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.

 
10:30am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Friday
10:30-11:15am
Westwood
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
1:00pm Little Chefs
Friday
1-2pm
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.

 
1:15pm Young Engineers
Friday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An engaging, interactive class designed for young learners. Every class will have a different building tool to work with. From creating a bird house to designing a bridge, kids will be a part of real hands-on engineering experiences.

 
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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.

 
10:00am Zumbini®
Saturday
10-10:45am
Framingham
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Zumbini® combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of movement and fun for children and their caregivers! The class is full of energy and social interactions and includes the Zumbini bundle for each family with all original class songs, the song book with lyrics and illustrations, and a plush toy.

Cost: $135 ($90 for each additional sibling)

For more information or to register a sibling, contact metrowest@jccgb.org.

 
10:15am Tiny Tots Variety Class
Saturday
10:15-11:15am
Newton
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Does your child love music, prefer kicking a ball around or making fun and messy creations? Find out in this 6-week variety class. Each 2-week session offers a different focus, giving children the chance to explore a range of fine motor, gross motor and sensory activities. Feel free to visit our Children's Gym following class for some more fun!

Schedule
Oct 13 & 20: Messy Messy Art
Oct 27 & Nov 3: Kick & Play Soccer
Nov 10 & 17: Music with Small Singers and Shakers

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@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.

 
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.

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

 
6:00pm Teen Saturday Night - 12-17 yrs
Saturday
6-8pm
Stoughton
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BAMSI Day Habilitation
521 Washington Street, Stoughton
(unless otherwise noted in monthly flyer)


A Saturday night social/recreational activity group for ages 12-17 designed to enhance and practice social skills while encouraging independence within the community. Activities will be chosen by the group with assistance from the group's leader.P>

 
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6:30am 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.

 
7:15am 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!

 
7:15am 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!

 
7:30am 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.

 
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 some basic dance steps.

 
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.

 
11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11am-12pm
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.

 
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.

 
12:00pm Tikvah-31-60 yrs
Sunday
12-5pm
Brookline
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(Ages: 31+ yrs)


Enhance social and community skills and celebrate Jewish holidays with adults with mild/moderate learning differences. Activities include visits to museums, the aquarium, holiday shopping at the mall, dining out and other leisure time activities. Meetings are held at the JCC Early Learning Center in Brookline and in the community. Participants pay for outside activities.


Leaders: Frank McManus, Becca Pearl

 
2:00pm Showstoppers - Honk! Jr
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production. The program concludes with a public performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.

Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. is a great choice for young performers. The script of Honk Jr. has many featured roles and opportunities for the entire cast to shine!

 
2:00pm Showstoppers - Guys and Dolls Jr.
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production. The program concludes with a public performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.

Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Guys and Dolls JR is filled with great music, a large cast of featured roles and non-stop comedy and action - Guys and Dolls is a perennial crowd pleaser!

 
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.

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

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

 
9:30am New Additions
Monday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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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 moms adjusting to this new role.

For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

 
9:45am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Song
Monday
9:45-10:30am
Arlington
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Each week brings a different theme with song, dance, drama, rhythm and rhyme: Musical adventures of the Woodland Critters, Papageno and the Birds, The Pumpkin Patch, the Stars 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, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $160; siblings, additional $80

 
10:30am Tai Chi & Qigong
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Participants will learn the very simple, yet transformative/healing, Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong set (BaDuan Jin) as well as two of the Five Animals Qigong forms and some of the movements of the Wudang Tai Chi 13 Movement Form. Through this meditative practice, the combination of flowing movements and Qi breathing techniques work to build inner power/energy, develop structural muscles, improve balance/flexibility and reduce stress.

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics-22+ yrs
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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(Ages: 22+ yrs)


Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.


Instructor: Lucinda Parker

 
11:00am Parkinson's Cycle
Monday
11-11:45am
Newton
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"Research has found cycling, especially pedaling at a rate faster than your own voluntary cadence, may make regions of the brain that deal with movement connect to each other more effectively and may provide symptomatic relief for people with PD while buidling 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, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $160; siblings, additional $80

 
1:00pm Collage
Monday
1-4pm
Newton
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All Levels

Recycle old work to create new pieces. Explore rhythm, balance, contrast, color and shape.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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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!

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
Tuesday
9:30-11am
Somerville
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Join in a fun, weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and free play with other families. Snacks provided.

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

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

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

 
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 activities of daily living while improving core stability, balance, and overall strength and flexibility to remain active and healthy.

 
11:00am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Tuesday
11-11:45am
Boston
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
1:15pm Intro to Gymnastics
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An introduction to the world of gymnastics with a focus on movement, balance, and strength using fundamental gymnastics and floor activities.

 
1:15pm Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Boston
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
2:00pm Parkinson'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 inspring 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."

 
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.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Aspiring Actors
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Practice the basics of theater and performance using improv, storytelling, and collaborative imagination exercises. We will learn to work together as a community while we tell Jewish stories and celebrate the holidays. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Emerging Engineers
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to learn about Jewish culture. Along the way, we will practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact discoveryclub@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.

 
6:30pm Welcome Baby! Expectant and New Parents Group
Tuesday
6:30-8pm
Natick
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This drop-in playgroup meets every other week and provides an opportunity for expectant and new parents to share experiences and learn from one another. We will explore topics based on interest, such as: making the most of family leave, incorporating Jewish traditions in a meaningful way, and anticipating the joys and challenges of pregnancy and beyond.

No cost

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

Supported by CJP Welcome Baby! Initiative

 
7:00pm L'Chaim(To Life)-31+ yrs
Tuesday
7-9pm
Newton
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(Ages: 31+ yrs)


A social group for adults to enhance social and community skills and celebrate Jewish holidays. Particpants pay for outside activities.


Instructor: Trudy Bauer

 
7:30pm Mass Self Advocates
Tuesday
7:30-9pm
Brookline
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(Ages: 25+ yrs)


This weekly group provides mutual support and self-advocacy for adults. Meets at the JCC Early Learning Center,50 Sutherland Road, Brookline.


Leaders: DAvid Wizansky

 
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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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

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


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

 
9:30am PJ Library Bagels and Books Drop-in Playgroup
Wednesday
9:30-11am
Sharon
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Enjoy a bagel, listen to a story and meet other families while your children play and socialize.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org

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

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

 
9:30am Painting in Style
Wednesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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All levels


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

 
9:30am Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk, this class offers a variety of activity stations designed to help continue to 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: $200 for 10 sessions, siblings additional $50; $25 for walk-ins, siblings additional $5

For more information or to register a sibling, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
11:00am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Wednesday
11-11:45am
Cambridge
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

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


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

 
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.

 
1:15pm Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Brookline
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
1:15pm Preschool Art Studio
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
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!

 
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.

 
4:00pm amplifi-Childrens Adapted Music
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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This class provides educational music and performance-based programs designed specifically for those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Participants will engage in writing original songs, social-skill building activities, themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate and assist in staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.


Instructor: Amplifi Staff

 
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.

 
5:00pm Seated Pilates (Session 2)
Wednesday
5-6pm
Newton
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Performed both seated on a chair and standing, Seated Pilates inlcudes mind-body exercises based on the principles of classical Pilates. Work to improve core/full-body strength, balance, and mobility.

 
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 The Practice of Mindful Meditation
Wednesday
7-8:30pm
Newton
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Mindfulness is our ability to be present in the moment without a need to file things into various categories of good or bad. It is our ability to be with whatever is unfolding right now. Led by a Meditation Instructor, this class will engage in both formal and informal practices of mindfulness that allows for the cultivation of this "witness aspect" in your day to day life. Experience deeper states of embodiment in order to experience the simple joy of being, unassociated from whether the external world is pleasing or displeasing to you. Practices include body scan, gentle yoga, sitting meditation, gratitude and forgiveness.

 
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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 - Intermediate & Advanced
Thursday
9:30am-1:30pm
Newton
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(Intermediate and advanced, new students with instructor's approval)

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

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


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

 
9:30am Stroll Fit with Baby Bootcamp
Thursday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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This 60-minute stroller fitness class caters to parents of all fitness levels. The interval-based classes incorporate cardio, strength, and core for a total body workout. Get your workout while your little one is safe in their stroller, enjoying interactive songs, finger play, puppets, games and more!

Cost: $90; $20/walk-in

For more information, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Thursday
10-10:45am
Natick
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

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

 
11:30am Little Movers
Thursday
11:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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As your baby becomes more mobile, a variety of activity stations will keep him or her stimulated and engaged while helping develop fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids. Connect with others and learn about child development from an expert.

Jill Vetstein is a Developmental & Early Intervention Specialist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Infant & Toddler Teacher as well as a writer, blogger and professional speaker in the field of Infant Mental Health and Parenting. She has been empowering families and educators for over twenty years focusing on children from birth through age eight. She is the founder of Nurturing Parents and Teachers, a consulting, counseling and educational service.

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga - 25+ yrs
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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This class is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations. Using the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga, a sense of wholeness and balance is created.  Meditation, guided imagery and gentle restorative exercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  The class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat.

 
1:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Explore nature! Catch grasshoppers and listen to their autumn chirping; learn bird calls and go on a migration journey; collect colorful fall leaves to learn why they change hues. The professional nature educators from Puddlestompers will use hands-on exploration to guide children in discovering the world around them.

 
1:45pm International Chefs
Thursday
1:45-3pm
Newton
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Do Jews in Italy eat bagels and lox? Cook famous dishes from countries including Chile, France, Italy, and Japan. Led by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will enjoy our creations while learning about Jewish communities all over the world.

 
2:00pm Parkinson's Seated Strength
Thursday
2-3pm
Newton
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"Designed to enhance each participant's sense of physical and mental well being by increasing muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and improving balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a Certified Personal Trainer.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:15pm Kids Bop and Tricks
Thursday
2:15-3pm
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. 

 
2:15pm Intro to Baseball
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Learn and enhance individual baseball skills. Kids will have fun being a part of a team and experiencing how the sport is played.

 
3:15pm Floor Hockey
Thursday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Learn the fundamentals of floor hockey in a fun environment with game play, teamwork, skill development and more.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Do Jews in Italy eat bagels and lox? Cook famous dishes from countries including Chile, France, Italy, and Japan. Led by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will enjoy our creations while learning about Jewish communities all over the world. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Savvy Scientists
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Explore the world around us with a Jewish eye and a scientific lens. We will do hands-on experiments in chemistry, biology, engineering, and technology. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
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.

 
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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(Ages: 25+ yrs)


This weekly group provides an opportunity for social networking on a drop-in basis for adults. Meets at the JCC Early Learning Center,50 Sutherland Road, Brookline.


Leaders: Trudy Bauer

 
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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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, 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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books & Blocks Friday 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!

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

 
9:30am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Westwood
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

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

Cost: $200, additional $128 for second child 6 months or older

For more information or to register a sibling, 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!

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
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.

Cost: $5/drop-in per family, pay at the door. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

 
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.

 
10:30am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Friday
10:30-11:15am
Westwood
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
1:00pm Little Chefs
Friday
1-2pm
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.

 
1:15pm Young Engineers
Friday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An engaging, interactive class designed for young learners. Every class will have a different building tool to work with. From creating a bird house to designing a bridge, kids will be a part of real hands-on engineering experiences.

 
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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.

 
10:00am Zumbini®
Saturday
10-10:45am
Framingham
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Zumbini® combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of movement and fun for children and their caregivers! The class is full of energy and social interactions and includes the Zumbini bundle for each family with all original class songs, the song book with lyrics and illustrations, and a plush toy.

Cost: $135 ($90 for each additional sibling)

For more information or to register a sibling, contact metrowest@jccgb.org.

 
10:15am Tiny Tots Variety Class
Saturday
10:15-11:15am
Newton
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Does your child love music, prefer kicking a ball around or making fun and messy creations? Find out in this 6-week variety class. Each 2-week session offers a different focus, giving children the chance to explore a range of fine motor, gross motor and sensory activities. Feel free to visit our Children's Gym following class for some more fun!

Schedule
Oct 13 & 20: Messy Messy Art
Oct 27 & Nov 3: Kick & Play Soccer
Nov 10 & 17: Music with Small Singers and Shakers

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@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.

 
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.

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

 
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6:30am 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.

 
7:15am 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!

 
7:15am 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!

 
7:30am 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.

 
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 some basic dance steps.

 
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.

 
11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11am-12pm
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.

 
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.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers - Honk! Jr
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production. The program concludes with a public performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.

Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. is a great choice for young performers. The script of Honk Jr. has many featured roles and opportunities for the entire cast to shine!

 
2:00pm Showstoppers - Guys and Dolls Jr.
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production. The program concludes with a public performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.

Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Guys and Dolls JR is filled with great music, a large cast of featured roles and non-stop comedy and action - Guys and Dolls is a perennial crowd pleaser!

 
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.

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

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

 
9:30am New Additions
Monday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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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 moms adjusting to this new role.

For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

 
9:45am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Song
Monday
9:45-10:30am
Arlington
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Each week brings a different theme with song, dance, drama, rhythm and rhyme: Musical adventures of the Woodland Critters, Papageno and the Birds, The Pumpkin Patch, the Stars 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, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $160; siblings, additional $80

 
10:30am Tai Chi & Qigong
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Participants will learn the very simple, yet transformative/healing, Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong set (BaDuan Jin) as well as two of the Five Animals Qigong forms and some of the movements of the Wudang Tai Chi 13 Movement Form. Through this meditative practice, the combination of flowing movements and Qi breathing techniques work to build inner power/energy, develop structural muscles, improve balance/flexibility and reduce stress.

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics-22+ yrs
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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(Ages: 22+ yrs)


Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.


Instructor: Lucinda Parker

 
11:00am Parkinson's Cycle
Monday
11-11:45am
Newton
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"Research has found cycling, especially pedaling at a rate faster than your own voluntary cadence, may make regions of the brain that deal with movement connect to each other more effectively and may provide symptomatic relief for people with PD while buidling 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, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $160; siblings, additional $80

 
1:00pm Collage
Monday
1-4pm
Newton
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All Levels

Recycle old work to create new pieces. Explore rhythm, balance, contrast, color and shape.

 
1:15pm Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes
Monday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Little dancers 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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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!

 
9:15am HappyFeet Soccer
Tuesday
9:15-10am
Arlington
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Story time with a soccer ball is filled with skill building songs, games and adventures. Every child has their own ball, allowing them to play, have fun, and learn skills at their own pace. HappyFeet coaches are engaging, encouraging, and are experienced in working with young children.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
Tuesday
9:30-11am
Somerville
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Join in a fun, weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and free play with other families. Snacks provided.

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

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

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

 
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 activities of daily living while improving core stability, balance, and overall strength and flexibility to remain active and healthy.

 
11:00am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Tuesday
11-11:45am
Boston
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
1:15pm Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Boston
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
1:15pm Intro to Gymnastics
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An introduction to the world of gymnastics with a focus on movement, balance, and strength using fundamental gymnastics and floor activities.

 
2:00pm Parkinson'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 inspring 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."

 
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.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Aspiring Actors
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Practice the basics of theater and performance using improv, storytelling, and collaborative imagination exercises. We will learn to work together as a community while we tell Jewish stories and celebrate the holidays. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Emerging Engineers
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to learn about Jewish culture. Along the way, we will practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact discoveryclub@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.

 
7:30pm Mass Self Advocates
Tuesday
7:30-9pm
Brookline
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(Ages: 25+ yrs)


This weekly group provides mutual support and self-advocacy for adults. Meets at the JCC Early Learning Center,50 Sutherland Road, Brookline.


Leaders: DAvid Wizansky

 
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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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
9:30am Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk, this class offers a variety of activity stations designed to help continue to 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: $200 for 10 sessions, siblings additional $50; $25 for walk-ins, siblings additional $5

For more information or to register a sibling, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

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


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

 
9:30am PJ Library Bagels and Books Drop-in Playgroup
Wednesday
9:30-11am
Sharon
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Enjoy a bagel, listen to a story and meet other families while your children play and socialize.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org

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

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

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

 
9:30am Painting in Style
Wednesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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All levels


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.

 
11:00am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Wednesday
11-11:45am
Cambridge
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

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


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

 
1:15pm Preschool Art Studio
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
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!

 
1:15pm Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Brookline
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
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.

 
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.

 
4:00pm amplifi-Childrens Adapted Music
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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This class provides educational music and performance-based programs designed specifically for those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Participants will engage in writing original songs, social-skill building activities, themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate and assist in staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.


Instructor: Amplifi Staff

 
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.

 
5:00pm Seated Pilates (Session 2)
Wednesday
5-6pm
Newton
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Performed both seated on a chair and standing, Seated Pilates inlcudes mind-body exercises based on the principles of classical Pilates. Work to improve core/full-body strength, balance, and mobility.

 
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 The Practice of Mindful Meditation
Wednesday
7-8:30pm
Newton
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Mindfulness is our ability to be present in the moment without a need to file things into various categories of good or bad. It is our ability to be with whatever is unfolding right now. Led by a Meditation Instructor, this class will engage in both formal and informal practices of mindfulness that allows for the cultivation of this "witness aspect" in your day to day life. Experience deeper states of embodiment in order to experience the simple joy of being, unassociated from whether the external world is pleasing or displeasing to you. Practices include body scan, gentle yoga, sitting meditation, gratitude and forgiveness.

 
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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 Stroll Fit with Baby Bootcamp
Thursday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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This 60-minute stroller fitness class caters to parents of all fitness levels. The interval-based classes incorporate cardio, strength, and core for a total body workout. Get your workout while your little one is safe in their stroller, enjoying interactive songs, finger play, puppets, games and more!

Cost: $90; $20/walk-in

For more information, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

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

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

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


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

 
10:00am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Thursday
10-10:45am
Natick
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

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

 
11:30am Little Movers
Thursday
11:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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As your baby becomes more mobile, a variety of activity stations will keep him or her stimulated and engaged while helping develop fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids. Connect with others and learn about child development from an expert.

Jill Vetstein is a Developmental & Early Intervention Specialist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Infant & Toddler Teacher as well as a writer, blogger and professional speaker in the field of Infant Mental Health and Parenting. She has been empowering families and educators for over twenty years focusing on children from birth through age eight. She is the founder of Nurturing Parents and Teachers, a consulting, counseling and educational service.

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga - 25+ yrs
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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This class is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations. Using the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga, a sense of wholeness and balance is created.  Meditation, guided imagery and gentle restorative exercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  The class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat.

 
1:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Explore nature! Catch grasshoppers and listen to their autumn chirping; learn bird calls and go on a migration journey; collect colorful fall leaves to learn why they change hues. The professional nature educators from Puddlestompers will use hands-on exploration to guide children in discovering the world around them.

 
1:45pm International Chefs
Thursday
1:45-3pm
Newton
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Do Jews in Italy eat bagels and lox? Cook famous dishes from countries including Chile, France, Italy, and Japan. Led by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will enjoy our creations while learning about Jewish communities all over the world.

 
2:00pm Parkinson's Seated Strength
Thursday
2-3pm
Newton
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"Designed to enhance each participant's sense of physical and mental well being by increasing muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and improving balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a Certified Personal Trainer.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:15pm Intro to Baseball
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Learn and enhance individual baseball skills. Kids will have fun being a part of a team and experiencing how the sport is played.

 
2:15pm Kids Bop and Tricks
Thursday
2:15-3pm
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. 

 
3:15pm Floor Hockey
Thursday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Learn the fundamentals of floor hockey in a fun environment with game play, teamwork, skill development and more.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Do Jews in Italy eat bagels and lox? Cook famous dishes from countries including Chile, France, Italy, and Japan. Led by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will enjoy our creations while learning about Jewish communities all over the world. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Savvy Scientists
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Explore the world around us with a Jewish eye and a scientific lens. We will do hands-on experiments in chemistry, biology, engineering, and technology. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
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.

 
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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(Ages: 25+ yrs)


This weekly group provides an opportunity for social networking on a drop-in basis for adults. Meets at the JCC Early Learning Center,50 Sutherland Road, Brookline.


Leaders: Trudy Bauer

 
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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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, 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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books & Blocks Friday 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!

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

 
9:30am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Westwood
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

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

Cost: $200, additional $128 for second child 6 months or older

For more information or to register a sibling, 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!

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
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.

Cost: $5/drop-in per family, pay at the door. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

 
10:30am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Friday
10:30-11:15am
Westwood
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
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.

 
1:00pm Little Chefs
Friday
1-2pm
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.

 
1:15pm Young Engineers
Friday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An engaging, interactive class designed for young learners. Every class will have a different building tool to work with. From creating a bird house to designing a bridge, kids will be a part of real hands-on engineering experiences.

 
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7:00am Strength & Structure
Saturday
7-7:55am
Newton
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A dynamic "Vinyasa Flow" 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.

 
8:00am Cycle
Saturday
8-9am
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.

 
8:00am Yoga
Saturday
8-8:55am
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.

 
8:00am Zumba
Saturday
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.

 
9:00am Pilates
Saturday
9-10am
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.

 
9:00am Zumba
Saturday
9-9:55am
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.

 
9:15am Cycle
Saturday
9:15-10:15am
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.

 
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.

 
10:00am POUND. Rockout. Workout.
Saturday
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.

 
10:00am Zumbini®
Saturday
10-10:45am
Framingham
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Zumbini® combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of movement and fun for children and their caregivers! The class is full of energy and social interactions and includes the Zumbini bundle for each family with all original class songs, the song book with lyrics and illustrations, and a plush toy.

Cost: $135 ($90 for each additional sibling)

For more information or to register a sibling, contact metrowest@jccgb.org.

 
10:15am Tiny Tots Variety Class
Saturday
10:15-11:15am
Newton
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Does your child love music, prefer kicking a ball around or making fun and messy creations? Find out in this 6-week variety class. Each 2-week session offers a different focus, giving children the chance to explore a range of fine motor, gross motor and sensory activities. Feel free to visit our Children's Gym following class for some more fun!

Schedule
Oct 13 & 20: Messy Messy Art
Oct 27 & Nov 3: Kick & Play Soccer
Nov 10 & 17: Music with Small Singers and Shakers

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@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.

 
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.

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

 
6:00pm Saturday Night Out
Saturday
6-9pm
Newton
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(Ages 24+)


Enjoy a monthly Saturday evening together with other adults with mild learning differences. Activities include holiday shopping at the mall, bowling, movies, dining out, etc. Participants pay for outside activities.


Instructors: Kaitlin Scorzella, Melissa Parker

 
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6:30am 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.

 
7:00am Zumba
Sunday
7-7:55am
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.

 
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, call Barry Goldstein at 617-558-6464.

 
8:00am Zumba
Sunday
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 Strength & Structure
Sunday
8:30-9:30am
Newton
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A dynamic "Vinyasa Flow" 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.

 
8:30am Cycle
Sunday
8:30-9:30am
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.

 
9:00am 20-20-20
Sunday
9-9:55am
Newton
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20 minutes of low impact aerobics/20 minutes of muscle strengthening/20 minutes of stretching.

 
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.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books & Blocks Sunday Drop-In Playgroup
Sunday
9:30-11am
Newton
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Join us on October 14, October 28, and November 18 for a free, fun drop-in Sunday morning playtime. Enjoy stories, activities and free play with other families. Grab a cup of coffee and spend your morning with us getting those wiggles out.

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

 
9:45am Align, Flow & Restore
Sunday
9:45-10:45am
Newton
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Slow to moderate-paced yoga class for beginners and yogis wanting to improve his/her yoga practice. Attention to pose alignment (asana), breath work (pranayama), and movement w/ purpose (vinyasa) will be provided. The practice will end w/ a series of poses and stretches for full body rejuvenation and healing.

 
10:00am Cycle
Sunday
10-11am
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.

 
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 some basic dance steps.

 
10:00am Welcome Baby! Discussion: Balancing Work and Baby
Sunday
10am-12pm
Natick
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Gain insight from experts and hear from a panel of new moms offering practical tips on how to balance life's demands after baby. Learn strategies to help ease the transition back to work in this informative and interactive "parent cafe"-style workshop.

No Cost. For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

Supported by CJP Welcome Baby! Initiative

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10:00am Turbo Kick
Sunday
10-10:55am
Newton
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Kick, punch and jump for an incredible full-body workout. Learn lots of different martial arts moves.

 
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.

 
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.

 
11:00am Little Groove at the Boston Children's Museum
Sunday
11am-12pm
Boston
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Join PJ Library as we jump, wiggle and dance at the Boston Children's Museum with Little Groove! Come for the concert and stay to enjoy all the museum has to offer. RSVP below to enter our drawing to win a $200 gift card to Edaville Family Theme Park.

Cost: Regular museum admission rates apply

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11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11am-12pm
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.

 
1:00pm Teen Activity Group-13-17 yrs
Sunday
1-4pm
TBD
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(Ages: 13-17 yrs)


Designed to help teens enhance and practice social skills while encouraging greater independence in the community. Activities chosen by the group members with assistance from their advisors. Participants pay for outside activities.


Leader: Jenny Levine, Kelsey Hammond

 
1:00pm Young Adult Social Group-18-30 yrs
Sunday
1-5pm
Newton
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(Ages: 18 - 30 yrs)


Social, cultural and recreational activities for young adults with mild/moderate learning differences, including a variety of leisure-time activities taking place within and outside the JCC; chosen by the group members with assistance from their advisors. Participants pay for outside activities.


Instructors: Breanna Robinson, Liz Niedzwiecki

 
2:00pm Kingswood Open House
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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Come and meet the Camp Kingswood director, Leslie Zide and staff to answer all your questions about camp. Located in Southern Maine, Camp Kingswood is a dynamic Jewish overnight camp that has provided life-changing summer experiences for almost 100 years. Girls and boys entering grades 3-11 enjoy an unforgettable summer filled with land and water sports, outdoor adventure, visual arts, performing arts and Jewish culture.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers - Honk! Jr
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production. The program concludes with a public performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.

Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. is a great choice for young performers. The script of Honk Jr. has many featured roles and opportunities for the entire cast to shine!

 
2:00pm Camp Open House
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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JCC Greater Boston Camp registration is open! Whether you love to sing and dance at Camp Kaleidoscope, learn important swimming skills at Camp Grossman or hone your skills at Specialty Camp, an exciting summer awaits. Enjoy an unforgettable summer with JCC Greater Boston filled with land and water sports, outdoor adventure, visual arts, performing arts and Jewish culture. Meet with staff from all of the camps to answer your questions and find the right camp for your child and family. Register online for Camp Grossman at bostonjcc.org/grossman-registration and for Camp Kaleidoscope at bostonjcc.org/kaleidoscope-registration.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers - Guys and Dolls Jr.
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production. The program concludes with a public performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.

Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Guys and Dolls JR is filled with great music, a large cast of featured roles and non-stop comedy and action - Guys and Dolls is a perennial crowd pleaser!

 
2:30pm Discovery Club Chess: Grown Ups Allowed!
Sunday
2:30-4pm
Newton
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Try out chess at Discovery Club and see what the fun is all about! Whether you are a beginner learning the basics or an experienced player sharpening your strategy and tactics, this workshop, taught by a US Women's Chess Champion, is for you. Chess is related to Jewish values and culture - come find out more! For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org. Cost: $18/family

 
3:00pm Yoga for Arthritis
Sunday
3-4:30pm
Newton
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Learn what arthritis is and discover how yoga can help to improve symptoms of arthritis. This workshop will include a gentle yoga practice and information about arthritis including: causes and symptoms; areas of the body most affected; use of yoga props and modifications; treatment goals and how yoga can be part of one's overall health regimen.

 
3:00pm Just for Moms: Pelvic Floor & Nutrition Workshop
Sunday
3-5pm
Newton
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Giving birth can wreak havoc on our bodies. This workshop incorporates two key elements in getting our bodies back on track whether right after giving birth or down the road. Physical therapist Tessa Rowin will discuss common pelvic floor issues, proper body mechanics for carrying infants and toddlers to minimize injury, and teach strengthening exercises for the core and pelvic girdle which are areas of lifetime "interest." Nutritionist Diana Orenstein specializes in women's health for all ages. She will address areas of interest ranging from post partum nutrition and weight loss, allergy management in breast-fed babies to long term weight strategies. Light bites included. Wear comfortable clothing. Partner/caregiver and kids can use the Gallery space during workshop.

Dr. Tessa Rowin received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and is also an orthopedic clinical specialist in physical therapy. She is the owner of Ambition Physical Therapy & Wellness.

Diana Orenstein is a licensed registered dietician with a private practice in Newton and the owner of Fresh Start Women's Nutrition. She is also affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital and has collaborated in writing many articles, books and educational resources.

Supported by CJP Welcome Baby! Initiative

 
4:00pm Music with Emily: Sing-A-Long Sunday
Sunday
4-4:45pm
Arlington
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This Sing-A-Long Sunday is filled with both new and old favorites, Emily's guitar, ukulele and many surprises. Bring the whole family for this get-up-and-move, have-some-fun Sing-A-Long!

Cost: $10/family

 
4:00pm Adult Activity Group-25+
Sunday
4-6pm
TBD
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(Ages: 25+ yrs)


A group for adults offering a variety of activities designed to enhance social skills and independence within the community. Participants pay for outside activities.

Leaders: Cindy CampbellP>

 
4:00pm Adult Social Group
Sunday
4-6pm
TBD
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(Ages: 25+ yrs)


Join other adult group members in deciding your own social activities, with the assistance of advisors. Participants pay for outside activities.


Leaders: Jodi Willard, Lori Beecher

 
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.

 
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6:00am Muscle-Up
Monday
6-6:55am
Newton
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Full-body strength training workout to build muscle strength, endurance and flexibility.

 
6:00am Cycle
Monday
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.

 
7:30am 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.

 
8:30am 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.

 
8:30am Zumba
Monday
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 Pilates Strong
Monday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Pilates fusion class working core muscles & more, combinin traditional Pilates exerices with other forms of resistance training including free weights, improving strength, flexibility and mobility.

 
9:30am Barre Fusion
Monday
9:30-10:30am
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.

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

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

 
9:30am New Additions
Monday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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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 moms adjusting to this new role.

For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

 
9:30am Basic Tai Chi Movement
Monday
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.

 
9:30am Tabata Intervals
Monday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Full body workout incorporating 20 seconds of very high intensity exercise with 10 seconds of rest. Includes strength, core and cardio training.

 
9:30am Cycle
Monday
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 NIA
Monday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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A fun cardiovascular workout incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts to inspiring music. Great for the mind and body.

 
9:45am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Song
Monday
9:45-10:30am
Arlington
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Each week brings a different theme with song, dance, drama, rhythm and rhyme: Musical adventures of the Woodland Critters, Papageno and the Birds, The Pumpkin Patch, the Stars 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, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $160; siblings, additional $80

 
10:30am Tai Chi & Qigong
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Participants will learn the very simple, yet transformative/healing, Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong set (BaDuan Jin) as well as two of the Five Animals Qigong forms and some of the movements of the Wudang Tai Chi 13 Movement Form. Through this meditative practice, the combination of flowing movements and Qi breathing techniques work to build inner power/energy, develop structural muscles, improve balance/flexibility and reduce stress.

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics-22+ yrs
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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(Ages: 22+ yrs)


Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.


Instructor: Lucinda Parker

 
11:00am Forever Fit
Monday
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 Parkinson's Cycle
Monday
11-11:45am
Newton
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"Research has found cycling, especially pedaling at a rate faster than your own voluntary cadence, may make regions of the brain that deal with movement connect to each other more effectively and may provide symptomatic relief for people with PD while buidling 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, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $160; siblings, additional $80

 
12:00pm Modern Yoga
Monday
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 Collage
Monday
1-4pm
Newton
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All Levels

Recycle old work to create new pieces. Explore rhythm, balance, contrast, color and shape.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
6:00pm NIA
Monday
6-7pm
Newton
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A fun cardiovascular workout incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts to inspiring music. Great for the mind and body.

 
6:00pm 20-20-20
Monday
6-6:55pm
Newton
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20 minutes of low impact aerobics/20 minutes of muscle strengthening/ 20 minutes of stretching.

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


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


Leaders: Maryellen McNally, Erin Donahue

 
7:00pm Move and Meditate
Monday
7-8pm
Newton
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Explore a variety of active meditation techniques drawn from Eastern spiritual traditions and modern Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction exercises. Begins with gentle/restorative stretching to relax the body and mind.

 
7:00pm Interval Challenge
Monday
7-7:55pm
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.

 
7:00pm Cycle
Monday
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.

 
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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.

 
6:15am 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!

 
7:30am Zumba
Tuesday
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.

 
8:00am Power 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 Core Yoga
Tuesday
8:30-9:30am
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 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.

 
9:00am 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.

 
9:15am HappyFeet Soccer
Tuesday
9:15-10am
Arlington
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Story time with a soccer ball is filled with skill building songs, games and adventures. Every child has their own ball, allowing them to play, have fun, and learn skills at their own pace. HappyFeet coaches are engaging, encouraging, and are experienced in working with young children.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
Tuesday
9:30-11am
Somerville
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Join in a fun, weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and free play with other families. Snacks provided.

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

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

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

 
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.

 
10:00am Zumba
Tuesday
10-11:15am
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.

 
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 activities of daily living while improving core stability, balance, and overall strength and 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.

 
11:00am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Tuesday
11-11:45am
Boston
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
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 Cycle
Tuesday
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 Cycle
Tuesday
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.

 
1:15pm Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Boston
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
1:15pm Intro to Gymnastics
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An introduction to the world of gymnastics with a focus on movement, balance, and strength using fundamental gymnastics and floor activities.

 
2:00pm Parkinson'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 inspring 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."

 
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.

 
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.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Aspiring Actors
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Practice the basics of theater and performance using improv, storytelling, and collaborative imagination exercises. We will learn to work together as a community while we tell Jewish stories and celebrate the holidays. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm PJ Library Road Trip: Pottery and Pizza
Tuesday
4-6pm
Canton
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Please Note: Date Change from Monday, November 19 to Tuesday, November 20
Road trip with us to create a unique ceramic gift for family or friends. Afterwards, we'll head over to get pizza in the shopping plaza. Participants will be able to pick up their pottery in time for the holidays.

Cost: $6 entrance fee; pay for what you paint and eat

For more information, contact south3@jccgb.org.

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4:00pm Discovery Club: Emerging Engineers
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to learn about Jewish culture. Along the way, we will practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact discoveryclub@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.

 
6:30pm Welcome Baby! Expectant and New Parents Group
Tuesday
6:30-8pm
Natick
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This drop-in playgroup meets every other week and provides an opportunity for expectant and new parents to share experiences and learn from one another. We will explore topics based on interest, such as: making the most of family leave, incorporating Jewish traditions in a meaningful way, and anticipating the joys and challenges of pregnancy and beyond.

No cost

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

Supported by CJP Welcome Baby! Initiative

 
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 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.

 
7:30pm Mass Self Advocates
Tuesday
7:30-9pm
Brookline
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(Ages: 25+ yrs)


This weekly group provides mutual support and self-advocacy for adults. Meets at the JCC Early Learning Center,50 Sutherland Road, Brookline.


Leaders: DAvid Wizansky

 
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.

 
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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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, 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.

 
9:30am Ultimate 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 Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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As your toddler begins to move, walk and talk, this class offers a variety of activity stations designed to help continue to 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: $200 for 10 sessions, siblings additional $50; $25 for walk-ins, siblings additional $5

For more information or to register a sibling, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

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


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

 
9:30am PJ Library Bagels and Books Drop-in Playgroup
Wednesday
9:30-11am
Sharon
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Enjoy a bagel, listen to a story and meet other families while your children play and socialize.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org

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

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

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

 
9:30am Painting in Style
Wednesday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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All levels


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

 
9:30am 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.

 
10:30am Slow Paced 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 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.

 
11:00am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Wednesday
11-11:45am
Cambridge
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
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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(Beginners/Intermediate)


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

 
1:15pm Preschool Art Studio
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
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!

 
1:15pm Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Wednesday
1:15-2pm
Brookline
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
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.

 
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.

 
4:00pm amplifi-Childrens Adapted Music
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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This class provides educational music and performance-based programs designed specifically for those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Participants will engage in writing original songs, social-skill building activities, themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate and assist in staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.


Instructor: Amplifi Staff

 
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.

 
5:00pm Seated Pilates (Session 2)
Wednesday
5-6pm
Newton
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Performed both seated on a chair and standing, Seated Pilates inlcudes mind-body exercises based on the principles of classical Pilates. Work to improve core/full-body strength, balance, and mobility.

 
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, call Barry Goldstein at 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.

 
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.

 
7:00pm The Practice of Mindful Meditation
Wednesday
7-8:30pm
Newton
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Mindfulness is our ability to be present in the moment without a need to file things into various categories of good or bad. It is our ability to be with whatever is unfolding right now. Led by a Meditation Instructor, this class will engage in both formal and informal practices of mindfulness that allows for the cultivation of this "witness aspect" in your day to day life. Experience deeper states of embodiment in order to experience the simple joy of being, unassociated from whether the external world is pleasing or displeasing to you. Practices include body scan, gentle yoga, sitting meditation, gratitude and forgiveness.

 
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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6:15am 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!

 
7:30am Zumba
Thursday
7:30-8:45am
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.

 
8:00am Yoga
Thursday
8am-4pm
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 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 Pilates
Thursday
8:30-9:25am
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.

 
9:00am Muscle-Up
Thursday
9-10am
Newton
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Full-body strength training workout to build muscle strength, endurance and flexibility.

 
9:00am Cycle
Thursday
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 Introduction to Paint and Pastel
Thursday
9:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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(Beginners/Intermediate)


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

 
9:30am Stroll Fit with Baby Bootcamp
Thursday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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This 60-minute stroller fitness class caters to parents of all fitness levels. The interval-based classes incorporate cardio, strength, and core for a total body workout. Get your workout while your little one is safe in their stroller, enjoying interactive songs, finger play, puppets, games and more!

Cost: $90; $20/walk-in

For more information, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org.

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

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

 
10:00am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Thursday
10-10:45am
Natick
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
10:15am Forever Fit
Thursday
10:15-11:15am
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.

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

 
11:00am Pilates Strong
Thursday
11am-12pm
Newton
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Pilates fusion class working core muscles & more, combinin traditional Pilates exerices with other forms of resistance training including free weights, improving strength, flexibility and mobility.

 
11:30am Little Movers
Thursday
11:30am-12:30pm
Newton
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As your baby becomes more mobile, a variety of activity stations will keep him or her stimulated and engaged while helping develop fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids. Connect with others and learn about child development from an expert.

Jill Vetstein is a Developmental & Early Intervention Specialist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Infant & Toddler Teacher as well as a writer, blogger and professional speaker in the field of Infant Mental Health and Parenting. She has been empowering families and educators for over twenty years focusing on children from birth through age eight. She is the founder of Nurturing Parents and Teachers, a consulting, counseling and educational service.

For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

 
12:00pm Barre Fusion
Thursday
12-1pm
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.

 
12:00pm Gentle Yoga - 25+ yrs
Thursday
12-1pm
Newton
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This class is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations. Using the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga, a sense of wholeness and balance is created.  Meditation, guided imagery and gentle restorative exercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  The class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat.

 
1:15pm Outdoor Explorers
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Explore nature! Catch grasshoppers and listen to their autumn chirping; learn bird calls and go on a migration journey; collect colorful fall leaves to learn why they change hues. The professional nature educators from Puddlestompers will use hands-on exploration to guide children in discovering the world around them.

 
1:45pm International Chefs
Thursday
1:45-3pm
Newton
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Do Jews in Italy eat bagels and lox? Cook famous dishes from countries including Chile, France, Italy, and Japan. Led by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will enjoy our creations while learning about Jewish communities all over the world.

 
2:00pm Parkinson's Seated Strength
Thursday
2-3pm
Newton
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"Designed to enhance each participant's sense of physical and mental well being by increasing muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and improving balance and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Participants remain seated during this class. Taught by a Certified Personal Trainer.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

 
2:15pm Intro to Baseball
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Learn and enhance individual baseball skills. Kids will have fun being a part of a team and experiencing how the sport is played.

 
2:15pm Kids Bop and Tricks
Thursday
2:15-3pm
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. 

 
3:15pm Floor Hockey
Thursday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Learn the fundamentals of floor hockey in a fun environment with game play, teamwork, skill development and more.

 
4:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
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.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: International Chefs
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Do Jews in Italy eat bagels and lox? Cook famous dishes from countries including Chile, France, Italy, and Japan. Led by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will enjoy our creations while learning about Jewish communities all over the world. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Savvy Scientists
Thursday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Explore the world around us with a Jewish eye and a scientific lens. We will do hands-on experiments in chemistry, biology, engineering, and technology. 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, call Barry Goldstein at 617-558-6464.

 
7:00pm Friends Drop In
Thursday
7-8:30pm
Brookline
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(Ages: 25+ yrs)


This weekly group provides an opportunity for social networking on a drop-in basis for adults. Meets at the JCC Early Learning Center,50 Sutherland Road, Brookline.


Leaders: Trudy Bauer

 
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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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, 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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, 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 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.

 
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.

 
9:30am Ultimate 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 NIA
Friday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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A fun cardiovascular workout incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts to inspiring music. Great for the mind and body.

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

Cost: $200, additional $128 for second child 6 months or older

For more information or to register a sibling, contact south@jccgb.org.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books & Blocks Friday 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!

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

 
9:30am Pilates Strong
Friday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Pilates fusion class working core muscles & more, combinin traditional Pilates exerices with other forms of resistance training including free weights, improving strength, flexibility and mobility.

 
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.

 
9:30am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Friday
9:30-10:15am
Westwood
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
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!

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
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.

Cost: $5/drop-in per family, pay at the door. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

 
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.

 
10:30am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Friday
10:30-11:15am
Westwood
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
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 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.

 
12:00pm Express 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.

 
1:00pm Little Chefs
Friday
1-2pm
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.

 
1:15pm Young Engineers
Friday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An engaging, interactive class designed for young learners. Every class will have a different building tool to work with. From creating a bird house to designing a bridge, kids will be a part of real hands-on engineering experiences.

 
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7:00am Strength & Structure
Saturday
7-7:55am
Newton
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A dynamic "Vinyasa Flow" 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.

 
8:00am Cycle
Saturday
8-9am
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.

 
8:00am Yoga
Saturday
8-8:55am
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.

 
8:00am Zumba
Saturday
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.

 
9:00am Pilates
Saturday
9-10am
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.

 
9:00am Zumba
Saturday
9-9:55am
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.

 
9:15am Cycle
Saturday
9:15-10:15am
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.

 
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.

 
10:00am POUND. Rockout. Workout.
Saturday
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.

 
10:15am 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.

 
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.

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

 
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6:30am 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.

 
7:00am Zumba
Sunday
7-7:55am
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.

 
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, call Barry Goldstein at 617-558-6464.

 
8:00am Zumba
Sunday
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 Cycle
Sunday
8:30-9:30am
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.

 
8:30am Strength & Structure
Sunday
8:30-9:30am
Newton
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A dynamic "Vinyasa Flow" 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.

 
9:00am 20-20-20
Sunday
9-9:55am
Newton
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20 minutes of low impact aerobics/20 minutes of muscle strengthening/20 minutes of stretching.

 
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.

 
9:45am Align, Flow & Restore
Sunday
9:45-10:45am
Newton
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Slow to moderate-paced yoga class for beginners and yogis wanting to improve his/her yoga practice. Attention to pose alignment (asana), breath work (pranayama), and movement w/ purpose (vinyasa) will be provided. The practice will end w/ a series of poses and stretches for full body rejuvenation and healing.

 
10:00am Turbo Kick
Sunday
10-10:55am
Newton
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Kick, punch and jump for an incredible full-body workout. Learn lots of different martial arts moves.

 
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 some basic dance steps.

 
10:00am Cycle
Sunday
10-11am
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.

 
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.

 
11:00am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
11am-12pm
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.

 
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.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers - Guys and Dolls Jr.
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production. The program concludes with a public performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.

Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Guys and Dolls JR is filled with great music, a large cast of featured roles and non-stop comedy and action - Guys and Dolls is a perennial crowd pleaser!

 
2:00pm Showstoppers - Honk! Jr
Sunday
2-4pm
Newton
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Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production. The program concludes with a public performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show.

Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. is a great choice for young performers. The script of Honk Jr. has many featured roles and opportunities for the entire cast to shine!

 
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.

 
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6:00am Muscle-Up
Monday
6-6:55am
Newton
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Full-body strength training workout to build muscle strength, endurance and flexibility.

 
6:00am Cycle
Monday
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.

 
7:30am 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.

 
8:30am Zumba
Monday
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
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.

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

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

 
9:30am NIA
Monday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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A fun cardiovascular workout incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts to inspiring music. Great for the mind and body.

 
9:30am Basic Tai Chi Movement
Monday
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.

 
9:30am Pilates Strong
Monday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Pilates fusion class working core muscles & more, combinin traditional Pilates exerices with other forms of resistance training including free weights, improving strength, flexibility and mobility.

 
9:30am Tabata Intervals
Monday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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Full body workout incorporating 20 seconds of very high intensity exercise with 10 seconds of rest. Includes strength, core and cardio training.

 
9:30am Barre Fusion
Monday
9:30-10:30am
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.

 
9:30am New Additions
Monday
9:30-11am
Arlington
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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 moms adjusting to this new role.

For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

 
9:30am Cycle
Monday
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.

 
9:45am Music with Emily: Once Upon a Song
Monday
9:45-10:30am
Arlington
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Each week brings a different theme with song, dance, drama, rhythm and rhyme: Musical adventures of the Woodland Critters, Papageno and the Birds, The Pumpkin Patch, the Stars 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, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $160; siblings, additional $80

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics-22+ yrs
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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(Ages: 22+ yrs)


Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.


Instructor: Lucinda Parker

 
10:30am Tai Chi & Qigong
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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Participants will learn the very simple, yet transformative/healing, Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong set (BaDuan Jin) as well as two of the Five Animals Qigong forms and some of the movements of the Wudang Tai Chi 13 Movement Form. Through this meditative practice, the combination of flowing movements and Qi breathing techniques work to build inner power/energy, develop structural muscles, improve balance/flexibility and reduce stress.

 
11:00am Forever Fit
Monday
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 Parkinson's Cycle
Monday
11-11:45am
Newton
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"Research has found cycling, especially pedaling at a rate faster than your own voluntary cadence, may make regions of the brain that deal with movement connect to each other more effectively and may provide symptomatic relief for people with PD while buidling 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, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

Cost: $160; siblings, additional $80

 
12:00pm Modern Yoga
Monday
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 Collage
Monday
1-4pm
Newton
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All Levels

Recycle old work to create new pieces. Explore rhythm, balance, contrast, color and shape.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
6:00pm NIA
Monday
6-7pm
Newton
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A fun cardiovascular workout incorporating dance, martial arts and healing arts to inspiring music. Great for the mind and body.

 
6:00pm 20-20-20
Monday
6-6:55pm
Newton
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20 minutes of low impact aerobics/20 minutes of muscle strengthening/ 20 minutes of stretching.

 
7:00pm Move and Meditate
Monday
7-8pm
Newton
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Explore a variety of active meditation techniques drawn from Eastern spiritual traditions and modern Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction exercises. Begins with gentle/restorative stretching to relax the body and mind.

 
7:00pm Interval Challenge
Monday
7-7:55pm
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.

 
7:00pm Cycle
Monday
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.

 
7:00pm Infant/Child CPR
Monday
7-8:30pm
Arlington
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Learn basic CPR, safety skills, emergency signs and symptoms as well as respiratory distress signals for children ages 0-5 years. Choking, cardiac arrest, injury prevention strategies, safe sleep, allergies (EpiPen), how to handle stressful events and more will be covered. This American Red Cross certification course is appropriate for any caregiver.

 
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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.

 
6:15am 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!

 
8:00am Power 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 Core Yoga
Tuesday
8:30-9:30am
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 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.

 
9:00am 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.

 
9:15am HappyFeet Soccer
Tuesday
9:15-10am
Arlington
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Story time with a soccer ball is filled with skill building songs, games and adventures. Every child has their own ball, allowing them to play, have fun, and learn skills at their own pace. HappyFeet coaches are engaging, encouraging, and are experienced in working with young children.

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

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

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
Tuesday
9:30-11am
Somerville
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Join in a fun, weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and free play with other families. Snacks provided.

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

 
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 activities of daily living while improving core stability, balance, and overall strength and 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.

 
11:00am Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Tuesday
11-11:45am
Boston
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
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 Cycle
Tuesday
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 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 & effective total body training 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

 
12:00pm Cycle
Tuesday
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.

 
1:15pm Intro to Gymnastics
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An introduction to the world of gymnastics with a focus on movement, balance, and strength using fundamental gymnastics and floor activities.

 
1:15pm Rhythm 'n' Ruach with PJ Library In Greater Boston
Tuesday
1:15-2pm
Boston
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Rhythm 'n' Ruach is an interactive, high energy music program that will give your child a strong connection to Judaism through music, movement, yoga, drumming, and dancing. Children and parents/caregivers love this moving and grooving class featuring upbeat music, rhythm instruments, and songs that are guaranteed to be on the lips and in the hearts of your children throughout their growing years. Be a part of Rhythm 'n' Ruach and experience a unique opportunity to spend joyous, quality time with your little ones.

 
2:00pm Parkinson'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 inspring 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."

 
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.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Aspiring Actors
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Practice the basics of theater and performance using improv, storytelling, and collaborative imagination exercises. We will learn to work together as a community while we tell Jewish stories and celebrate the holidays. For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Emerging Engineers
Tuesday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Create, design, decorate, and bring robots to life! We will use KIBO, a robot made specifically for children, to learn about Jewish culture. Along the way, we will practice engineering, programming, problem solving, arts, and storytelling. For more information, contact discoveryclub@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.

 
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 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.

 
7:00pm L'Chaim(To Life)-31+ yrs
Tuesday
7-9pm
Newton
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(Ages: 31+ yrs)


A social group for adults to enhance social and community skills and celebrate Jewish holidays. Particpants pay for outside activities.


Instructor: Trudy Bauer

 
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.

 
7:30pm Mass Self Advocates
Tuesday
7:30-9pm
Brookline
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(Ages: 25+ yrs)


This weekly group provides mutual support and self-advocacy for adults. Meets at the JCC Early Learning Center,50 Sutherland Road, Brookline.


Leaders: DAvid Wizansky

 
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.

 
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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.

 
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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
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 and why each exercise is important to your overall conditioning. Includes exercises for upper and lower body, core work for adominals, 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 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 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.

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


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

 
9:30am Ultimate 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 PJ Library Bagels and Books Drop-in Playgroup
Wednesday
9:30-11am
Sharon
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Enjoy a bagel, listen to a story and meet other families while your children play and socialize.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org

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

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

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

 
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 Painting in Style
Wednesday