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7:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
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 Swim Program-2017-2018-Sunday Only
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to 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 basic steps.

 
10:00am Discovery Club: Creative Crafters
Sunday
10-11am
Newton
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Art and storytelling come together in this crafting workshop. We will use origami, fabric, and paint to illustrate famous stories from the Torah such as Jacob's ladder, Miriam's well, and Abraham and Sarah's tent.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

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

 
10:15am 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Art Studio
Sunday
11am-12pm
Newton
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Children will work with a professional artist and art educator on a variety of fun and challenging drawing and painting projects. Working from still life, nature and the work of master artists, students will explore different materials and techniques as they develop their skills as young artists.

 
1:00pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
1-2pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Participants will learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers Youth Theatre- Mary Poppins
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. Tech Rehearsals: June 5th, 6th, and 7th from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Please review the schedule carefully to make sure you will not have to miss more than two classes or any of the tech rehearsals.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers Youth Theatre- Cinderella
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. Tech Rehearsals: May 29th, 30th, and 31st from 5:30-8:30pm. Please review the schedule carefully to make sure you will not have to miss more than two classes or any of the tech rehearsals.

 
2:30pm Discovery Club: Dazzling Drummers
Sunday
2:30-3:30pm
Newton
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Learn rhythms from around the world and dazzle everyone with your groovy beats next time you sing together! This workshop will feature rhythm basics and a few neat tricks, great drumming songs, and rhythm and movement activities. Drumming is a great way to get started on playing any instrument, and this workshop will prepare you for many musical adventures ahead!
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
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.

 
4:00pm Yoga for Golfers
Sunday
4-5pm
Newton
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A dynamic hands on golf performance class designed to increase distance, power, focus and confidence. Improve your balance, increase your flexibility and learn proper breathing techniques. This class is designed for golfers of all abilites and no yoga experience is required.

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
5-6pm
Newton
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Enhance individual basketball skills through drills and games that focus on progress. Emphasis on team play with scrimmage games.

 
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8:15am Passover Vacation Program - Early Drop - ALL DAYS
Monday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for ALL DAYS




Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:

Extended Day - ALL DAYS

 
8:15am Passover Vacation Program - Early Drop - MON
Monday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for Monday, April 2



Must also register for:
Main Session - Monday, April 2 or CIT Main Session - Monday, April 2

Also available:

Extended Day - Monday, April 2

 
9:00am Passover CIT Vacation Program - ALL DAYS
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT:Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Monday- Bingo!
Tuesday- Passover Carnival
Wednesday- Music with Janet Feld
Thursday- American Idol!


For more options:
Early Drop Option - Monday, April 2
Early Drop Option - Tuesday, April 3
Early Drop Option - Wednesday, April 4
Early Drop Option - Thursday, April 5
>Early Drop Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5


Extended Day Option - Monday, April 2
Extended Day Option - Tuesday, April 3
Extended Day Option - Wednesday, April 4
Extended Day Option - Thursday, April 5
Extended Day Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks included.

 
9:00am Passover Vacation Program - MON
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Monday- Bingo
For more options:
Early Drop Option - Monday, April 2

Extended Day Option - Monday, April 2

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks Included.

 
9:00am Passover CIT Vacation Program - MON
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT: Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games, and more).



Special Highlight: Bingo!

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Monday, April 2
Extended Day - Monday, April 2
Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks Included.

 
9:00am PJ Library Books & Blocks Weekly Playgroup Wayland
Monday
9-10:30am
Wayland
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment, and meet other parents while your children play and socialize. Join us for a morning of play, songs, crafts, and more! A light snack will be provided.

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

 
9:00am Passover Vacation Program - ALL DAYS
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts &crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Monday- Bingo!
Tuesday- Passover Carnival
Wednesday- Music with Janet Feld
Thursday- American Idol!


For more options:
Early Drop Option - Monday, April 2
Early Drop Option - Tuesday, April 3
Early Drop Option - Wednesday, April 4
Early Drop Option - Thursday, April 5
>Early Drop Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5


Extended Day Option - Monday, April 2
Extended Day Option - Tuesday, April 3
Extended Day Option - Wednesday, April 4
Extended Day Option - Thursday, April 5
Extended Day Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks included.

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

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

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics-22+ yrs
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.

 
10:30am Tai Chi (Continuing Level)
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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The forms and techniques of Wudang Tai Chi incorporate movement with stillness. Internal and external movement work together to help build inner power and energy, develop the structural muscles, improve balance, flexibility and effortless movement. In addition to the physical movements, Tai Chi is a meditative practice which also helps to cultivate mindfulness and reduce stress.

 
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.

 
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 Pre-K 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 and racquets.

 
1:15pm Seated Pilates
Monday
1:15-2:15pm
Newton
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Performed both seated on a chair and standing, Seated Pilates includes mind-body exercises based on the principles of classical Pilates. Work to improve core/full-body strength, balance, and mobility.

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

 
2:15pm Garden Club
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Springtime brings growth! Come explore the garden in the JCC's backyard. We will prepare the garden, plant seedlings, and learn about beneficial creatures like worms and insects in this hands on gardening club.

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

 
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 introduction to the sport.

 
4:00pm Sports of All Sorts
Monday
4-5pm
Newton
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A program that uses games to help develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling, throwing and catching while participants learn the importance of teamwork through cooperative play.

(Ages: 7+ yrs)

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Ecological Explorers
Monday
4-5pm
Newton
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Build a relationship with the cycles of the natural world around us by spending time in the woods, learning what happens to our trash, and playing in a nearby pond. We will learn how Jewish tradition teaches us to care for our environment. 
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm Passover Vacation Program - Extended Day - ALL DAY
Monday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for ALL DAYS




Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:

Early Drop-off - ALL DAYS

 
4:00pm Passover Vacation Program - Extended Day - MON
Monday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for Monday, April 2





Must also register for:
Main Session - Monday, April 2 or CIT Main Session - Monday, April 2

Also available:

Early Drop-off - Monday, April 2

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


Through social, cultural and recreational opportunities this adult group fosters independence while encouraging participants to make and deepen friendships with one another. Participants' interests shape the program and activities that are chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
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6:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:00am Pilates for Golfers
Tuesday
7-8am
Newton
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Pilates Reformer for Golfers will increase your strength, flexibility and control.The Reformer improves balance, stability and coordination. You will hit the ball farther, straighter and more accurately. This class is designed for golfers of all abilites and no Pilates experience is required.

 
8:15am Passover Vacation Program - Early Drop - ALL DAYS
Monday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for ALL DAYS




Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:

Extended Day - ALL DAYS

 
8:15am Passover Vacation Program - Early Drop - TUE
Tuesday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for Tuesday, April 3



Must also register for:
Main Session - Tuesday, April 3 or CIT Main Session - Tuesday, April 3

Also available:

Extended Day - Tuesday, April 3

 
9:00am Passover Vacation Program - ALL DAYS
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts &crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Monday- Bingo!
Tuesday- Passover Carnival
Wednesday- Music with Janet Feld
Thursday- American Idol!


For more options:
Early Drop Option - Monday, April 2
Early Drop Option - Tuesday, April 3
Early Drop Option - Wednesday, April 4
Early Drop Option - Thursday, April 5
>Early Drop Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5


Extended Day Option - Monday, April 2
Extended Day Option - Tuesday, April 3
Extended Day Option - Wednesday, April 4
Extended Day Option - Thursday, April 5
Extended Day Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks included.

 
9:00am Passover CIT Vacation Program - ALL DAYS
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT:Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Monday- Bingo!
Tuesday- Passover Carnival
Wednesday- Music with Janet Feld
Thursday- American Idol!


For more options:
Early Drop Option - Monday, April 2
Early Drop Option - Tuesday, April 3
Early Drop Option - Wednesday, April 4
Early Drop Option - Thursday, April 5
>Early Drop Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5


Extended Day Option - Monday, April 2
Extended Day Option - Tuesday, April 3
Extended Day Option - Wednesday, April 4
Extended Day Option - Thursday, April 5
Extended Day Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks included.

 
9:00am Passover Vacation Program - TUE
Tuesday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Tuesday - Passover Carnival
For more options:
Early Drop Option - Tuesday, April 3

Extended Day Option - Tuesday, April 3

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks Included.

 
9:00am Passover CIT Vacation Program - TUE
Tuesday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT: Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games, and more).



Special Highlight: Passover Carnival!

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Tuesday, April 3
Extended Day - Tuesday, April 3
Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks included.

 
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 Drop-in TRX
Tuesday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Get your heart pumping in this high intensity, interval cardio and strength training TRX class! Challenge your strength, balance, core, power and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. Burn up to 500 calories in this 45-minute TRX workout.

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
10:00am Postnatal Yoga
Tuesday
10-11am
Arlington
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Nourish your new relationship with your baby as you take care of your postpartum body. Poses will stretch and soothe the back and shoulder muscles and focus on total abdominal strength, while integrating the core and pelvic floor. Bring a baby blanket. No yoga experience necessary.

Cost: $120 for all 8 sessions; $20/walk-in

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

 
10:00am ELC Early Parenting Weekly Drop-in
Tuesday
10-11:30am
Newton
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Join us for a fun, weekly playgroup where you can enjoy time with your child while sharing the challenges and joys of early parenting with other members of the community. Facilitated by Jill Vetstein, Child Development Specialist from the JCC Early Learning Center who can answer question on everything from sleep, feeding and all areas of development. You will learn fun ways to help foster your child's development through songs and stories, all while enjoying the company of other parents.

 
1:15pm Young Engineers
Tuesday
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.

 
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.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

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

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Passover Vacation Program - Extended Day TUE
Tuesday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for Tuesday, April 3



Must also register for:
Main Session - Tuesday, April 3 or CIT Main Session - Tuesday, April 3

Also available:

Early Drop-off - Tuesday, April 3

 
4:00pm Passover Vacation Program - Extended Day - ALL DAY
Monday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for ALL DAYS




Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:

Early Drop-off - ALL DAYS

 
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6:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
8:15am Passover Vacation Program - Early Drop - ALL DAYS
Monday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for ALL DAYS




Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:

Extended Day - ALL DAYS

 
8:15am Passover Vacation Program - Early Drop - WED
Wednesday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for Wednesday, April 4



Must also register for:
Main Session - Wednesday, April 4 or CIT Main Session - Wednesday, April 4

Also available:

Extended Day - Wednesday, April 4

 
9:00am Passover Vacation Program - ALL DAYS
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts &crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Monday- Bingo!
Tuesday- Passover Carnival
Wednesday- Music with Janet Feld
Thursday- American Idol!


For more options:
Early Drop Option - Monday, April 2
Early Drop Option - Tuesday, April 3
Early Drop Option - Wednesday, April 4
Early Drop Option - Thursday, April 5
>Early Drop Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5


Extended Day Option - Monday, April 2
Extended Day Option - Tuesday, April 3
Extended Day Option - Wednesday, April 4
Extended Day Option - Thursday, April 5
Extended Day Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks included.

 
9:00am Passover CIT Vacation Program - ALL DAYS
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT:Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Monday- Bingo!
Tuesday- Passover Carnival
Wednesday- Music with Janet Feld
Thursday- American Idol!


For more options:
Early Drop Option - Monday, April 2
Early Drop Option - Tuesday, April 3
Early Drop Option - Wednesday, April 4
Early Drop Option - Thursday, April 5
>Early Drop Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5


Extended Day Option - Monday, April 2
Extended Day Option - Tuesday, April 3
Extended Day Option - Wednesday, April 4
Extended Day Option - Thursday, April 5
Extended Day Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks included.

 
9:00am Passover Vacation Program - WED
Wednesday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Wednesday- Music with Janet Feld
For more options:
Early Drop Option - Wednesday, April 4

Extended Day Option - Wednesday, April 4

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks Included.

 
9:00am Passover CIT Vacation Program - WED
Wednesday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT: Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games, and more).



Special Highlight: Music with Janet Feld

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Wednesday, April 4
Extended Day - Wednesday, April 4Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks included.

 
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 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 parents while your children play and socialize.

For more information, contact south@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 Little Cruisers
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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Discover how your baby learns, help build your baby's confidence, and connect with other families. This class offers regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play, story time and more.

Cost: $200 for 10 sessions, siblings additional $50; $25 for walk-ins, siblings additional $5

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

 
9:30am New Additions
Wednesday
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

 
11:00am Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
11am-12pm
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 sibling discount, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

 
11:30am New Arrivals
Wednesday
11:30am-1pm
Arlington
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Share the journey of parenthood with other new parents and a professional educator in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Expert led discussions will cover topics such as soothing your baby, sleep, health and wellness, tummy time, new roles and relationships and getting out. Includes interactive activities with baby.

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

 
1:00pm Glowing Skin: How to Protect It and Keep It Health
Wednesday
1-2:15pm
Newton
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Learn ways to protect your skin from the sun, prevent skin cancer, and promote younger looking skin. This event is being held in partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham. It is free and open to the community. To RSVP or for more information, contact groupfit@jccgb.org.

 
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 Pre-K 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
2:15pm Little Architects
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Young designers will learn to draw their ideas and build them too! Children will use real tools of the trade like trace paper, triangles, model-making materials, and clay to share ideas and take home something special. Activities will engage hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and foster independence and creativity.

 
4:00pm Passover Vacation Program - Extended Day - WED
Wednesday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for Wednesday, April 4




Must also register for:
Main Session - Wednesday, April 4 or CIT Main Session - Wednesday, April 4

Also available:

Early Drop-off - Wednesday, April 4

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Mindful Movers
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn how Jewish and Yogic traditions cultivate a sense of self, others, and the world around us. Participants will develop listening skills, calm, and focus through Hebrew-taught vinyasa yoga, music, and movement. No Hebrew background required!
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

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

 
4:00pm Passover Vacation Program - Extended Day - ALL DAY
Monday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for ALL DAYS




Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:

Early Drop-off - ALL DAYS

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Fantastic Farmers
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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How do plants grow? What is our Jewish obligation to care for the earth? Explore soil, worms, compost, and chickens with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. Participants will celebrate Passover and Shavuot while learning how to wake up the farm from its winter hibernation.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
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6:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
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!

 
8:15am Passover Vacation Program - Early Drop - THU
Thursday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for Thursday, April 5




Must also register for:
Main Session - Thursday, April 5 or CIT Main Session - Thursday, April 5

Also available:

Extended Day - Thursday, April 5

 
8:15am Passover Vacation Program - Early Drop - ALL DAYS
Monday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for ALL DAYS




Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:

Extended Day - ALL DAYS

 
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 empasizes core strength, flexibility, and sports performance including golf, tennis and basketball. Class is taught half on the ball and half on the mat.

 
9:00am Passover CIT Vacation Program - THU
Thursday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT: Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games, and more).




Special Highlight: American Idol!

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Thursday, April 5
Extended Day - Thursday, April 5
Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks included.

 
9:00am Passover Vacation Program - ALL DAYS
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts &crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Monday- Bingo!
Tuesday- Passover Carnival
Wednesday- Music with Janet Feld
Thursday- American Idol!


For more options:
Early Drop Option - Monday, April 2
Early Drop Option - Tuesday, April 3
Early Drop Option - Wednesday, April 4
Early Drop Option - Thursday, April 5
>Early Drop Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5


Extended Day Option - Monday, April 2
Extended Day Option - Tuesday, April 3
Extended Day Option - Wednesday, April 4
Extended Day Option - Thursday, April 5
Extended Day Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks included.

 
9:00am Passover CIT Vacation Program - ALL DAYS
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT:Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Monday- Bingo!
Tuesday- Passover Carnival
Wednesday- Music with Janet Feld
Thursday- American Idol!


For more options:
Early Drop Option - Monday, April 2
Early Drop Option - Tuesday, April 3
Early Drop Option - Wednesday, April 4
Early Drop Option - Thursday, April 5
>Early Drop Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5


Extended Day Option - Monday, April 2
Extended Day Option - Tuesday, April 3
Extended Day Option - Wednesday, April 4
Extended Day Option - Thursday, April 5
Extended Day Option - Monday-Thursday, April 2-5

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks included.

 
9:00am Passover Vacation Program - THU
Thursday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight:
Thursday- American Idol
For more options:
Early Drop Option - Thursday, April 5

Extended Day Option - Thursday, April 5

Kosher for Passover Lunch and Snacks Included.

 
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 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.

 
10:45am Pilates on the Ball
Thursday
10:45-11:40am
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 Balance & Injury Prevention
Thursday
11:30am-12:30pm
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 flexibilty to remain active and healthy.

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

 
1:00pm Little Chefs
Thursday
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 Gymnastics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An age-appropriate approach to gymnastics with a focus on movement, balance, and strength using fundamental gymnastics and floor activities.

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

 
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 Hip Hop
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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A high energy class where young dancers will learn cool moves and fun dance combinations. This developmentally-appropriate class will include hip hop technique and choreography, and, of course, freestyle improvisation! We will have a blast dancing to age-appropriate music for young dancers.

 
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 Intro to T-Ball
Thursday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Learn how to throw, catch, and hit off of a baseball tee in a fun-filled and playful environment. Fundamental baseball skills mixed in with games will ensure a positive introduction to the sport of baseball.

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Thursday
3:30-5pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm Passover Vacation Program - Extended Day THU
Thursday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for Thursday, April 5



Must also register for:
Main Session - Thursday, April 5 or CIT Main Session - Thursday, April 5

Also available:

Early Drop-off - Thursday, April 5

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Savvy Scientists
Thursday
4-5pm
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 or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm Passover Vacation Program - Extended Day - ALL DAY
Monday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for ALL DAYS




Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:

Early Drop-off - ALL DAYS

 
4:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Thursday
4:15-5pm
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5-5:45pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

 
5:45pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5:45-6:30pm
Newton
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Enhance individual basketball skills through drills and games that focus on progress. Emphasis on team play with scrimmage games.

 
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7:00am Pilates for Golfers
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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Pilates Reformer for Golfers will increase your strength, flexibility and control.The Reformer improves balance, stability and coordination. You will hit the ball farther, straighter and more accurately. This class is designed for golfers of all abilites and no Pilates experience is required

 
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.

 
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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.

 
9:30am Yoga for Golfers
Saturday
9:30-10:30am
Newton
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A dynamic hands on golf performance class designed to increase distance, power, focus and confidence. Improve your balance, increase your flexibility and learn proper breathing techniques. This class is designed for golfers of all abilites and no yoga experience is required.

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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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Get strong and improve your mobility in this full body workout. Incorporates 30 minutes of low impact strength training and core work in our Group Fitness Studio followed by 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the Swimming Pool. Perfect class combination for the exerciser who enjoys variety and wants to maximize his/her workouts in one super fun hour of power!

 
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7:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
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 Swim Program-2017-2018-Sunday Only
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to 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 PJ Library Mitzvah Day Pajamarama
Sunday
10am-12pm
Sharon
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Join JCC and Temple Israel families for a community Mitzvah Day (good deeds) benefitting the Pajama Program, a non-profit organization that provides new pajamas and books to children in need. Wear your favorite PJs, enjoy musical entertainment and stories with Stacy Lake. Be sure to bring new childrens pajamas and/or or a new children's book to donate.

Cost: $15/family
For more information, please contact south@jccgb.org.

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

 
10:00am Bitty Ballet
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Children will discover the joy of moving their bodies to music in this fun and energetic class. Through the use of songs and games, young dancers will develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic steps.

 
10:00am Adventures in Science
Sunday
10-11:30am
Newton
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Russian Speaking Families
Join PJ Library as your children spend the morning learning and interacting with mind blowing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects. Parents can participate in the class with your child or enjoy the JCC's fitness amenities. Parents must remain in the JCC building for the duration of the program.

Cost: $10.00 per child

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

 
10:00am Discovery Club: Creative Crafters
Sunday
10-11am
Newton
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Art and storytelling come together in this crafting workshop. We will use origami, fabric, and paint to illustrate famous stories from the Torah such as Jacob's ladder, Miriam's well, and Abraham and Sarah's tent.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Art Studio
Sunday
11am-12pm
Newton
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Children will work with a professional artist and art educator on a variety of fun and challenging drawing and painting projects. Working from still life, nature and the work of master artists, students will explore different materials and techniques as they develop their skills as young artists.

 
12:00pm Tikvah-31-60 yrs
Sunday
12-5pm
Brookline
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This is a social group for individuals of all backgrounds to socialize, learn, grow, and deepen friendships with one another. Participants' interests shape the program and activities that are chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.P>

 
1:00pm Teen Activity Group-13-17 yrs
Sunday
1-4pm
TBD
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This fun social group offers opportunities to build friendships while emphasizing independence and the acquisition of life skills. Participants interests shape the program and activities that are chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.P>

 
1:00pm Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
1-2pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Participants will learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers Youth Theatre- Mary Poppins
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. Tech Rehearsals: June 5th, 6th, and 7th from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Please review the schedule carefully to make sure you will not have to miss more than two classes or any of the tech rehearsals.

 
2:00pm Grossman Open House
Sunday
2-4pm
Dover
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Meet the camp director and staff and learn how Camp Grossman is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers Youth Theatre- Cinderella
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. Tech Rehearsals: May 29th, 30th, and 31st from 5:30-8:30pm. Please review the schedule carefully to make sure you will not have to miss more than two classes or any of the tech rehearsals.

 
2:30pm Discovery Club: Dazzling Drummers
Sunday
2:30-3:30pm
Newton
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Learn rhythms from around the world and dazzle everyone with your groovy beats next time you sing together! This workshop will feature rhythm basics and a few neat tricks, great drumming songs, and rhythm and movement activities. Drumming is a great way to get started on playing any instrument, and this workshop will prepare you for many musical adventures ahead!
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm Yoga for Golfers
Sunday
4-5pm
Newton
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A dynamic hands on golf performance class designed to increase distance, power, focus and confidence. Improve your balance, increase your flexibility and learn proper breathing techniques. This class is designed for golfers of all abilites and no yoga experience is required.

 
4:00pm Adult Activity Group-25+
Sunday
4-6pm
TBD
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Through a variety of social experiences including dining out, trips and more this group provides an opportunity to enhance socials skills and independence within the community. Participants' interests shape the program and activities that are chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.

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

 
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.

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
5-6pm
Newton
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Enhance individual basketball skills through drills and games that focus on progress. Emphasis on team play with scrimmage games.

 
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9:00am PJ Library Books & Blocks Weekly Playgroup Wayland
Monday
9-10:30am
Wayland
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment, and meet other parents while your children play and socialize. Join us for a morning of play, songs, crafts, and more! A light snack will be provided.

For more information, contact metrowest2@jccgb.org.

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

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

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics-22+ yrs
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.

 
10:30am Tai Chi (Continuing Level)
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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The forms and techniques of Wudang Tai Chi incorporate movement with stillness. Internal and external movement work together to help build inner power and energy, develop the structural muscles, improve balance, flexibility and effortless movement. In addition to the physical movements, Tai Chi is a meditative practice which also helps to cultivate mindfulness and reduce stress.

 
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.

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

 
1:15pm Pre-K 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 and racquets.

 
1:15pm Seated Pilates
Monday
1:15-2:15pm
Newton
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Performed both seated on a chair and standing, Seated Pilates includes mind-body exercises based on the principles of classical Pilates. Work to improve core/full-body strength, balance, and mobility.

 
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 introduction to the sport.

 
2:15pm Garden Club
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Springtime brings growth! Come explore the garden in the JCC's backyard. We will prepare the garden, plant seedlings, and learn about beneficial creatures like worms and insects in this hands on gardening club.

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

 
4:00pm Sports of All Sorts
Monday
4-5pm
Newton
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A program that uses games to help develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling, throwing and catching while participants learn the importance of teamwork through cooperative play.

(Ages: 7+ yrs)

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Ecological Explorers
Monday
4-5pm
Newton
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Build a relationship with the cycles of the natural world around us by spending time in the woods, learning what happens to our trash, and playing in a nearby pond. We will learn how Jewish tradition teaches us to care for our environment. 
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
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6:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:00am Pilates for Golfers
Tuesday
7-8am
Newton
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Pilates Reformer for Golfers will increase your strength, flexibility and control.The Reformer improves balance, stability and coordination. You will hit the ball farther, straighter and more accurately. This class is designed for golfers of all abilites and no Pilates experience is required.

 
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 Drop-in TRX
Tuesday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Get your heart pumping in this high intensity, interval cardio and strength training TRX class! Challenge your strength, balance, core, power and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. Burn up to 500 calories in this 45-minute TRX workout.

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
10:00am Postnatal Yoga
Tuesday
10-11am
Arlington
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Nourish your new relationship with your baby as you take care of your postpartum body. Poses will stretch and soothe the back and shoulder muscles and focus on total abdominal strength, while integrating the core and pelvic floor. Bring a baby blanket. No yoga experience necessary.

Cost: $120 for all 8 sessions; $20/walk-in

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

 
10:00am ELC Early Parenting Weekly Drop-in
Tuesday
10-11:30am
Newton
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Join us for a fun, weekly playgroup where you can enjoy time with your child while sharing the challenges and joys of early parenting with other members of the community. Facilitated by Jill Vetstein, Child Development Specialist from the JCC Early Learning Center who can answer question on everything from sleep, feeding and all areas of development. You will learn fun ways to help foster your child's development through songs and stories, all while enjoying the company of other parents.

 
1:15pm Young Engineers
Tuesday
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.

 
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.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

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

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
7:00pm L'Chaim(To Life)-31+ yrs
Tuesday
7-9pm
Newton
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This social group for adults seeks to enhance social and community skills and celebrates Jewish holidays. Participants' interests shape the program and activities that are chosen. Particpants pay for outside activities.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
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 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 parents while your children play and socialize.

For more information, contact south@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 Little Cruisers
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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Discover how your baby learns, help build your baby's confidence, and connect with other families. This class offers regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play, story time and more.

Cost: $200 for 10 sessions, siblings additional $50; $25 for walk-ins, siblings additional $5

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

 
11:00am Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
11am-12pm
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 sibling discount, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

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

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

 
1:15pm Pre-K 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 Little Architects
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Young designers will learn to draw their ideas and build them too! Children will use real tools of the trade like trace paper, triangles, model-making materials, and clay to share ideas and take home something special. Activities will engage hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and foster independence and creativity.

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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: Fantastic Farmers
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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How do plants grow? What is our Jewish obligation to care for the earth? Explore soil, worms, compost, and chickens with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. Participants will celebrate Passover and Shavuot while learning how to wake up the farm from its winter hibernation.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Mindful Movers
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn how Jewish and Yogic traditions cultivate a sense of self, others, and the world around us. Participants will develop listening skills, calm, and focus through Hebrew-taught vinyasa yoga, music, and movement. No Hebrew background required!
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

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

 
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6:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
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 empasizes core strength, flexibility, and sports performance including golf, tennis and basketball. Class is taught half on the ball and half on the mat.

 
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 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.

 
10:45am Pilates on the Ball
Thursday
10:45-11:40am
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 Balance & Injury Prevention
Thursday
11:30am-12:30pm
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 flexibilty to remain active and healthy.

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

 
1:00pm Little Chefs
Thursday
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 Gymnastics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An age-appropriate approach to gymnastics with a focus on movement, balance, and strength using fundamental gymnastics and floor activities.

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

 
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 Hip Hop
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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A high energy class where young dancers will learn cool moves and fun dance combinations. This developmentally-appropriate class will include hip hop technique and choreography, and, of course, freestyle improvisation! We will have a blast dancing to age-appropriate music for young dancers.

 
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 Intro to T-Ball
Thursday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Learn how to throw, catch, and hit off of a baseball tee in a fun-filled and playful environment. Fundamental baseball skills mixed in with games will ensure a positive introduction to the sport of baseball.

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Thursday
3:30-5pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Savvy Scientists
Thursday
4-5pm
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 or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Thursday
4:15-5pm
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5-5:45pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

 
5:45pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5:45-6:30pm
Newton
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Enhance individual basketball skills through drills and games that focus on progress. Emphasis on team play with scrimmage games.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Pilates for Golfers
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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Pilates Reformer for Golfers will increase your strength, flexibility and control.The Reformer improves balance, stability and coordination. You will hit the ball farther, straighter and more accurately. This class is designed for golfers of all abilites and no Pilates experience is required

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

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick & Play
Friday
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.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
Friday
9:30-11am
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/family, pay at the door. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

 
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.

Please note: fee is for one child plus an adult. Additional $108 for second child, 6 months or older.

For more information, or to receive sibling discount, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books & Blocks Weekly Playgroup Natick
Friday
10-11:30am
Natick
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment, and meet other parents while your children play and socialize. Join us for a morning of play, songs, crafts, and more! A light snack will be provided.

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

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Friday
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
10:30am 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 Super Soccer Stars
Friday
1:15-2pm
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
1:15pm Future Scientists 2
Friday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await each child's imagination. Get ready to have a fun and engaging experience. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. If your child has already taken Future Scientists, this class offers all new experiments!

 
2:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Friday
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Friday
3:30-5pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
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9:00am Drop-in Ultimate TRX
Saturday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Ready to improve your cardio, build muscular endurance and promote weight loss?
This fast-paced TRX Suspension Training workout uses gravity to hit every major muscle group and work your core, helping to get you into the best shape of your life. Get ready to sweat!

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
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 Drop-in Teen Strength Training (Grades: 4th-7th)
Saturday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Get your teen pumped about working out! This beginner strength training class will focus on providing knowledge and skills so your teen can safely exercise on their own. Introduction to free weights, plyometrics, balance and agility training. The benefits of regular physical activity will last a lifetime, and we will show teens that fitness is fun! Grades: 4-7

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@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, to build self-confidence, and to 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Drop-in Advanced Teen Strength Training (Grades: 8
Saturday
11-11:45am
Newton
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This 45-minute circuit/interval teen class is a full-body, high-energy workout that emphasizes cardiovascular exercise and various modes of resistance training. Grades: 8-11

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
4:00pm Land and Sea Power Hour
Saturday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Get strong and improve your mobility in this full body workout. Incorporates 30 minutes of low impact strength training and core work in our Group Fitness Studio followed by 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the Swimming Pool. Perfect class combination for the exerciser who enjoys variety and wants to maximize his/her workouts in one super fun hour of power!

 
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7:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
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 Swim Program-2017-2018-Sunday Only
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Messy, Messy Art Class
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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This class is designed to help introduce your little one to art-making and have them socialize with other children, with hands-on opportunities to get messy and explore art materials in a safe environment...outside of your home!  Children will explore various non-toxic, child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment.

 
10:00am Bitty Ballet
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Children will discover the joy of moving their bodies to music in this fun and energetic class. Through the use of songs and games, young dancers will develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic steps.

 
10:00am Discovery Club: Creative Crafters
Sunday
10-11am
Newton
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Art and storytelling come together in this crafting workshop. We will use origami, fabric, and paint to illustrate famous stories from the Torah such as Jacob's ladder, Miriam's well, and Abraham and Sarah's tent.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Art Studio
Sunday
11am-12pm
Newton
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Children will work with a professional artist and art educator on a variety of fun and challenging drawing and painting projects. Working from still life, nature and the work of master artists, students will explore different materials and techniques as they develop their skills as young artists.

 
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 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
1-2pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Participants will learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers Youth Theatre- Mary Poppins
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. Tech Rehearsals: June 5th, 6th, and 7th from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Please review the schedule carefully to make sure you will not have to miss more than two classes or any of the tech rehearsals.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers Youth Theatre- Cinderella
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. Tech Rehearsals: May 29th, 30th, and 31st from 5:30-8:30pm. Please review the schedule carefully to make sure you will not have to miss more than two classes or any of the tech rehearsals.

 
2:30pm Discovery Club: Dazzling Drummers
Sunday
2:30-3:30pm
Newton
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Learn rhythms from around the world and dazzle everyone with your groovy beats next time you sing together! This workshop will feature rhythm basics and a few neat tricks, great drumming songs, and rhythm and movement activities. Drumming is a great way to get started on playing any instrument, and this workshop will prepare you for many musical adventures ahead!
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
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.

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
5-6pm
Newton
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Enhance individual basketball skills through drills and games that focus on progress. Emphasis on team play with scrimmage games.

 
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8:15am April Vacation Program - Early Drop - ALL DAYS
Monday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for ALL DAYS


Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:
Extended Day - ALL DAYS

 
8:15am April Vacation Program - Early Drop - MON
Monday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for Monday, April 16


Must also register for:
Main Session - Monday, April 16 or CIT Main Session - Monday, April 16

Also available:
Extended Day - Monday, April 16

 
9:00am April Vacation Program - MON
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)

Special Highlight: Bingo Bonanza!

For more options:
Early Drop Option - Monday, April 16
Extended Day Option - Monday, April 16
Lunch Option Monday - Pasta with Meat Sauce

 
9:00am April CIT Vacation Program - MON
Monday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT: Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games, and more).



Special Highlight: Bingo Bonanza!

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Monday, April 16
Extended Day - Monday, April 16
Lunch Option- Monday, April 16- Pasta with Meat Sauce

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

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

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics-22+ yrs
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.

 
10:30am Tai Chi (Continuing Level)
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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The forms and techniques of Wudang Tai Chi incorporate movement with stillness. Internal and external movement work together to help build inner power and energy, develop the structural muscles, improve balance, flexibility and effortless movement. In addition to the physical movements, Tai Chi is a meditative practice which also helps to cultivate mindfulness and reduce stress.

 
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.

 
12:00pm April Vacation Program - Lunch- All Days
Monday
12-12:30pm
Newton
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Lunch for ALL DAYS


Monday: Pasta with Meat Sauce
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Hot Dog
Thursday: Chicken Nuggets
Friday: Turkey Sandwich

Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

 
12:00pm April Vacation Program - Lunch- Pasta with Meat
Monday
12-12:30pm
Newton
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Vacation Camp Kosher Lunch: Pasta with Meat Sauce for Monday, April 16


Grades K-6:
Must also register for:
Main Session - Monday, April 16 or
Main Session - ALL DAYS


Grades 7-9:
Must also register for:
CIT Main Session - Monday, April 16 or
CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

 
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 Seated Pilates
Monday
1:15-2:15pm
Newton
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Performed both seated on a chair and standing, Seated Pilates includes mind-body exercises based on the principles of classical Pilates. Work to improve core/full-body strength, balance, and mobility.

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

 
1:15pm Pre-K 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 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 introduction to the sport.

 
2:15pm Garden Club
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Springtime brings growth! Come explore the garden in the JCC's backyard. We will prepare the garden, plant seedlings, and learn about beneficial creatures like worms and insects in this hands on gardening club.

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

 
4:00pm April Vacation Program - Extended Day - ALL DAY
Monday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for ALL DAYS


Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:
Early Drop-off - ALL DAYS

 
4:00pm Sports of All Sorts
Monday
4-5pm
Newton
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A program that uses games to help develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling, throwing and catching while participants learn the importance of teamwork through cooperative play.

(Ages: 7+ yrs)

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Ecological Explorers
Monday
4-5pm
Newton
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Build a relationship with the cycles of the natural world around us by spending time in the woods, learning what happens to our trash, and playing in a nearby pond. We will learn how Jewish tradition teaches us to care for our environment. 
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm April Vacation Program - Extended Day - MON
Monday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for Monday, April 16


Must also register for:
Main Session - Monday, April 16 or CIT Main Session - Monday, April 16

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Monday, April 16

 
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6:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:00am Pilates for Golfers
Tuesday
7-8am
Newton
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Pilates Reformer for Golfers will increase your strength, flexibility and control.The Reformer improves balance, stability and coordination. You will hit the ball farther, straighter and more accurately. This class is designed for golfers of all abilites and no Pilates experience is required.

 
8:15am April Vacation Program - Early Drop - ALL DAYS
Monday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for ALL DAYS


Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:
Extended Day - ALL DAYS

 
8:15am April Vacation Program - Early Drop - TUE
Tuesday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for Tuesday, April 17



Must also register for:
Main Session - Tuesday, April 17 or CIT Main Session - Tuesday, April 17

Also available:
Extended Day - Tuesday, April 17

 
9:00am April Vacation Program - TUE
Tuesday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight: Field Day!


For more options:
Early Drop Option - Tuesday, April 17

Extended Day Option - Tuesday, April 17

Lunch Option Tuesday - Pizza

 
9:00am April CIT Vacation Program - TUE
Tuesday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT: Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games, and more).



Special Highlight: Field Day

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Tuesday, April 17
Extended Day - Tuesday, April 17
Lunch Option- Tuesday, April 17- Pizza

 
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 Drop-in TRX
Tuesday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Get your heart pumping in this high intensity, interval cardio and strength training TRX class! Challenge your strength, balance, core, power and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. Burn up to 500 calories in this 45-minute TRX workout.

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
10:00am ELC Early Parenting Weekly Drop-in
Tuesday
10-11:30am
Newton
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Join us for a fun, weekly playgroup where you can enjoy time with your child while sharing the challenges and joys of early parenting with other members of the community. Facilitated by Jill Vetstein, Child Development Specialist from the JCC Early Learning Center who can answer question on everything from sleep, feeding and all areas of development. You will learn fun ways to help foster your child's development through songs and stories, all while enjoying the company of other parents.

 
10:00am Postnatal Yoga
Tuesday
10-11am
Arlington
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Nourish your new relationship with your baby as you take care of your postpartum body. Poses will stretch and soothe the back and shoulder muscles and focus on total abdominal strength, while integrating the core and pelvic floor. Bring a baby blanket. No yoga experience necessary.

Cost: $120 for all 8 sessions; $20/walk-in

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

 
12:00pm April Vacation Program - Lunch- Pizza
Tuesday
12-12:30pm
Newton
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Vacation Camp Kosher Lunch: Pizza for Tuesday, April 17


Grades K-6:
Must also register for:
Main Session - Tuesday, April 17 or
Main Session - ALL DAYS

Grades 7-9:
Must also register for:
CIT Main Session - Tuesday, April 17 or
CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

 
12:00pm April Vacation Program - Lunch- All Days
Monday
12-12:30pm
Newton
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Lunch for ALL DAYS


Monday: Pasta with Meat Sauce
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Hot Dog
Thursday: Chicken Nuggets
Friday: Turkey Sandwich

Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

 
1:15pm Young Engineers
Tuesday
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.

 
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.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

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

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 April Vacation Program - Extended Day - ALL DAY
Monday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for ALL DAYS


Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:
Early Drop-off - ALL DAYS

 
4:00pm April Vacation Program - Extended Day - TUE
Tuesday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for Tuesday, April 17



Must also register for:
Main Session - Tuesday, April 17 or CIT Main Session - Tuesday, April 17

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Tuesday, April 17

 
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6:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
8:15am April Vacation Program - Early Drop - ALL DAYS
Monday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for ALL DAYS


Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:
Extended Day - ALL DAYS

 
8:15am April Vacation Program - Early Drop - WED
Wednesday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for Wednesday, April 18


Must also register for:
Main Session - Wednesday, April 18 or CIT Main Session - Wednesday, April 18

Also available:
Extended Day - Wednesday, April 18

 
9:00am April Vacation Program - WED
Wednesday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight: Wheelock Family Theatre: Stuart Little


For more options:
Early Drop Option - Wednesday, April 18

Extended Day Option - Wednesday, April 18

Lunch Option Wednesday - Hot Dog

 
9:00am April CIT Vacation Program - WED
Wednesday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT: Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games, and more).



Special Highlight:Wheelock Family Theatre: Stuart Little

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Wednesday, April 18
Extended Day - Wednesday, April 18
Lunch Option- Wednesday, April 18- Hot Dog

 
9:30am Little Cruisers
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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Discover how your baby learns, help build your baby's confidence, and connect with other families. This class offers regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play, story time and more.

Cost: $200 for 10 sessions, siblings additional $50; $25 for walk-ins, siblings additional $5

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

 
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 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 parents while your children play and socialize.

For more information, contact south@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.

 
11:00am PJ Presents Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys
Wednesday
11am-12pm
Boston
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Join PJ Library as we jump, wiggle and dance at the Boston Children's Museum with Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys! Come for the concert, and stay to enjoy all the museum has to offer.

Regular museum admission rates apply.

Register below to be entered in for our drawing.

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

 
11:00am Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
11am-12pm
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 sibling discount, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

 
12:00pm April Vacation Program - Lunch- Hot Dog
Wednesday
12-12:30pm
Newton
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Vacation Camp Kosher Lunch: Hot Dog for Wednesday, April 18


Grades K-6:
Must also register for:
Main Session - Wednesday, April 18 or
Main Session - ALL DAYS

Grades 7-9:
Must also register for:
CIT Main Session - Wednesday, April 18 or
CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

 
12:00pm April Vacation Program - Lunch- All Days
Monday
12-12:30pm
Newton
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Lunch for ALL DAYS


Monday: Pasta with Meat Sauce
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Hot Dog
Thursday: Chicken Nuggets
Friday: Turkey Sandwich

Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

 
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 Pre-K 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 Little Architects
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Young designers will learn to draw their ideas and build them too! Children will use real tools of the trade like trace paper, triangles, model-making materials, and clay to share ideas and take home something special. Activities will engage hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and foster independence and creativity.

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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: Fantastic Farmers
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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How do plants grow? What is our Jewish obligation to care for the earth? Explore soil, worms, compost, and chickens with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. Participants will celebrate Passover and Shavuot while learning how to wake up the farm from its winter hibernation.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm April Vacation Program - Extended Day - ALL DAY
Monday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for ALL DAYS


Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:
Early Drop-off - ALL DAYS

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Mindful Movers
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn how Jewish and Yogic traditions cultivate a sense of self, others, and the world around us. Participants will develop listening skills, calm, and focus through Hebrew-taught vinyasa yoga, music, and movement. No Hebrew background required!
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

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

 
4:00pm April Vacation Program - Extended Day - WED
Wednesday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for Wednesday, April 18


Must also register for:
Main Session - Wednesday, April 18 or CIT Main Session - Wednesday, April 18

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Wednesday, April 18

 
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6:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
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!

 
8:15am April Vacation Program - Early Drop - ALL DAYS
Monday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for ALL DAYS


Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:
Extended Day - ALL DAYS

 
8:15am April Vacation Program - Early Drop - THU
Thursday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for Thursday, April 19




Must also register for:
Main Session - Thursday, April 19 or CIT Main Session - Thursday, April 19

Also available:
Extended Day - Thursday, April 19

 
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 empasizes core strength, flexibility, and sports performance including golf, tennis and basketball. Class is taught half on the ball and half on the mat.

 
9:00am April Vacation Program - THU
Thursday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight: Star Search!


For more options:


Early Drop Option - Thursday, April 19

Extended Day Option - Thursday, April 19

Lunch Option Thursday - Chicken Nuggets

 
9:00am April CIT Vacation Program - THU
Thursday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT: Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games, and more).



Special Highlight: Star Search!

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Thursday, April 19
Extended Day - Thursday, April 19
Lunch Option- Thursday, April 19- Chicken Nuggets

 
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 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.

 
10:45am Pilates on the Ball
Thursday
10:45-11:40am
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 Balance & Injury Prevention
Thursday
11:30am-12:30pm
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 flexibilty to remain active and healthy.

 
12:00pm April Vacation Program - Lunch- Chicken Nuggets
Thursday
12-12:30pm
Newton
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Vacation Camp Kosher Lunch: Chicken Nuggets for Thursday, April 19


Grades K-6:
Must also register for:
Main Session - Thursday, April 19 or
Main Session - ALL DAYS

Grades 7-9:
Must also register for:
CIT Main Session - Thursday, April 19 or
CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

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

 
12:00pm April Vacation Program - Lunch- All Days
Monday
12-12:30pm
Newton
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Lunch for ALL DAYS


Monday: Pasta with Meat Sauce
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Hot Dog
Thursday: Chicken Nuggets
Friday: Turkey Sandwich

Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

 
1:00pm Little Chefs
Thursday
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 Gymnastics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An age-appropriate approach to gymnastics with a focus on movement, balance, and strength using fundamental gymnastics and floor activities.

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

 
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 Hip Hop
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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A high energy class where young dancers will learn cool moves and fun dance combinations. This developmentally-appropriate class will include hip hop technique and choreography, and, of course, freestyle improvisation! We will have a blast dancing to age-appropriate music for young dancers.

 
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 Intro to T-Ball
Thursday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Learn how to throw, catch, and hit off of a baseball tee in a fun-filled and playful environment. Fundamental baseball skills mixed in with games will ensure a positive introduction to the sport of baseball.

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Thursday
3:30-5pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm April Vacation Program - Extended Day - THU
Thursday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for Thursday, April 19


Must also register for:
Main Session - Thursday, April 19 or CIT Main Session - Thursday, April 19

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Thursday, April 19

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Savvy Scientists
Thursday
4-5pm
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 or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm April Vacation Program - Extended Day - ALL DAY
Monday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for ALL DAYS


Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:
Early Drop-off - ALL DAYS

 
4:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Thursday
4:15-5pm
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5-5:45pm
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 Godine Early Learning Center Open House
Thursday
5-6pm
Newton
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Parents can meet the educators and the school's director, tour the classrooms and register for the fall 2018 school year.

 
5:45pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5:45-6:30pm
Newton
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Enhance individual basketball skills through drills and games that focus on progress. Emphasis on team play with scrimmage games.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Pilates for Golfers
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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Pilates Reformer for Golfers will increase your strength, flexibility and control.The Reformer improves balance, stability and coordination. You will hit the ball farther, straighter and more accurately. This class is designed for golfers of all abilites and no Pilates experience is required

 
7:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
8:15am April Vacation Program - Early Drop - ALL DAYS
Monday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for ALL DAYS


Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:
Extended Day - ALL DAYS

 
8:15am April Vacation Program - Early Drop - FRI
Friday
8:15-9am
Newton
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Early Drop-off for Friday, April 20


Must also register for:
Main Session - Friday, April 20 or CIT Main Session - Friday, April 20

Also available:
Extended Day - Friday, April 20

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

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
9:00am April Vacation Program - FRI
Friday
9am-4pm
Newton
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Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games and more)


Special Highlight: Carnival!

For more options:
Early Drop Option - Friday, April 20

Extended Day Option - Friday, April 20

Lunch Option Friday - Turkey Sandwich

 
9:00am April CIT Vacation Program - FRI
Friday
9am-4pm
Newton
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CIT: Each day children select electives for three choice periods (options include sports, swimming, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, board games, and more).



Special Highlight: Carnival!

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Friday, April 20
Extended Day - Friday, April 20
Lunch Option- Friday, April 20 -Turkey Sandwich

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick & Play
Friday
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.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
Friday
9:30-11am
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/family, pay at the door. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

 
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.

Please note: fee is for one child plus an adult. Additional $108 for second child, 6 months or older.

For more information, or to receive sibling discount, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books & Blocks Weekly Playgroup Natick
Friday
10-11:30am
Natick
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment, and meet other parents while your children play and socialize. Join us for a morning of play, songs, crafts, and more! A light snack will be provided.

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

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Friday
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
10:30am 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.

 
12:00pm April Vacation Program - Lunch- All Days
Monday
12-12:30pm
Newton
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Lunch for ALL DAYS


Monday: Pasta with Meat Sauce
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Hot Dog
Thursday: Chicken Nuggets
Friday: Turkey Sandwich

Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

 
12:00pm April Vacation Program - Lunch- Turkey Sandwich
Friday
12-12:30pm
Newton
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Vacation Camp Kosher Lunch: Turkey Sandwich for Friday, April 20


Grades K-6:
Must also register for:
Main Session - Friday, April 20 or
Main Session - ALL DAYS

Grades 7-9:
Must also register for:
CIT Main Session - Friday, April 20 or
CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

 
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 Future Scientists 2
Friday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await each child's imagination. Get ready to have a fun and engaging experience. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. If your child has already taken Future Scientists, this class offers all new experiments!

 
1:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Friday
1:15-2pm
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
2:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Friday
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Friday
3:30-5pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm April Vacation Program - Extended Day - FRI
Friday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for Friday, April 20


Must also register for:
Main Session - Friday, April 20 or CIT Main Session - Friday, April 20

Also available:
Early Drop-off - Friday, April 20

 
4:00pm April Vacation Program - Extended Day - ALL DAY
Monday
4-6pm
Newton
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Extended Day for ALL DAYS


Must also register for:
Main Session - ALL DAYS or CIT Main Session - ALL DAYS

Also available:
Early Drop-off - ALL DAYS

 
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9:00am Drop-in Ultimate TRX
Saturday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Ready to improve your cardio, build muscular endurance and promote weight loss?
This fast-paced TRX Suspension Training workout uses gravity to hit every major muscle group and work your core, helping to get you into the best shape of your life. Get ready to sweat!

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
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 Drop-in Teen Strength Training (Grades: 4th-7th)
Saturday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Get your teen pumped about working out! This beginner strength training class will focus on providing knowledge and skills so your teen can safely exercise on their own. Introduction to free weights, plyometrics, balance and agility training. The benefits of regular physical activity will last a lifetime, and we will show teens that fitness is fun! Grades: 4-7

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@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, to build self-confidence, and to 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Drop-in Advanced Teen Strength Training (Grades: 8
Saturday
11-11:45am
Newton
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This 45-minute circuit/interval teen class is a full-body, high-energy workout that emphasizes cardiovascular exercise and various modes of resistance training. Grades: 8-11

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
4:00pm Land and Sea Power Hour
Saturday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Get strong and improve your mobility in this full body workout. Incorporates 30 minutes of low impact strength training and core work in our Group Fitness Studio followed by 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the Swimming Pool. Perfect class combination for the exerciser who enjoys variety and wants to maximize his/her workouts in one super fun hour of power!

 
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7:15am Master's Swim Program-2017-2018-Sunday Only
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Messy, Messy Art Class
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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This class is designed to help introduce your little one to art-making and have them socialize with other children, with hands-on opportunities to get messy and explore art materials in a safe environment...outside of your home!  Children will explore various non-toxic, child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment.

 
10:00am Bitty Ballet
Sunday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Children will discover the joy of moving their bodies to music in this fun and energetic class. Through the use of songs and games, young dancers will develop coordination, control and balance while learning basic steps.

 
10:00am Discovery Club: Creative Crafters
Sunday
10-11am
Newton
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Art and storytelling come together in this crafting workshop. We will use origami, fabric, and paint to illustrate famous stories from the Torah such as Jacob's ladder, Miriam's well, and Abraham and Sarah's tent.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Art Studio
Sunday
11am-12pm
Newton
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Children will work with a professional artist and art educator on a variety of fun and challenging drawing and painting projects. Working from still life, nature and the work of master artists, students will explore different materials and techniques as they develop their skills as young artists.

 
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 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Discovery Club: Chess Challengers
Sunday
1-2pm
Newton
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What does chess have to do with Chanukah, kibbutzim, and Rabbi Hillel? Participants will learn how to play chess while connecting to Jewish traditions and values in this exciting workshop taught by a US Women's Chess Champion.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers Youth Theatre- Mary Poppins
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. Tech Rehearsals: June 5th, 6th, and 7th from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Please review the schedule carefully to make sure you will not have to miss more than two classes or any of the tech rehearsals.

 
2:00pm Showstoppers Youth Theatre- Cinderella
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. Tech Rehearsals: May 29th, 30th, and 31st from 5:30-8:30pm. Please review the schedule carefully to make sure you will not have to miss more than two classes or any of the tech rehearsals.

 
2:30pm Discovery Club: Dazzling Drummers
Sunday
2:30-3:30pm
Newton
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Learn rhythms from around the world and dazzle everyone with your groovy beats next time you sing together! This workshop will feature rhythm basics and a few neat tricks, great drumming songs, and rhythm and movement activities. Drumming is a great way to get started on playing any instrument, and this workshop will prepare you for many musical adventures ahead!
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
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.

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Sunday
5-6pm
Newton
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Enhance individual basketball skills through drills and games that focus on progress. Emphasis on team play with scrimmage games.

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

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

 
10:30am Adult Adapted Aquatics-22+ yrs
Monday
10:30-11:45am
Newton
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Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Adapted Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment.

 
10:30am Tai Chi (Continuing Level)
Monday
10:30-11:30am
Newton
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The forms and techniques of Wudang Tai Chi incorporate movement with stillness. Internal and external movement work together to help build inner power and energy, develop the structural muscles, improve balance, flexibility and effortless movement. In addition to the physical movements, Tai Chi is a meditative practice which also helps to cultivate mindfulness and reduce stress.

 
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.

 
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 Seated Pilates
Monday
1:15-2:15pm
Newton
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Performed both seated on a chair and standing, Seated Pilates includes mind-body exercises based on the principles of classical Pilates. Work to improve core/full-body strength, balance, and mobility.

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

 
1:15pm Pre-K 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 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 introduction to the sport.

 
2:15pm Garden Club
Monday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Springtime brings growth! Come explore the garden in the JCC's backyard. We will prepare the garden, plant seedlings, and learn about beneficial creatures like worms and insects in this hands on gardening club.

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

 
4:00pm Sports of All Sorts
Monday
4-5pm
Newton
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A program that uses games to help develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling, throwing and catching while participants learn the importance of teamwork through cooperative play.

(Ages: 7+ yrs)

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Ecological Explorers
Monday
4-5pm
Newton
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Build a relationship with the cycles of the natural world around us by spending time in the woods, learning what happens to our trash, and playing in a nearby pond. We will learn how Jewish tradition teaches us to care for our environment. 
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
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6:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
Sunday
7:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
7:00am Pilates for Golfers
Tuesday
7-8am
Newton
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Pilates Reformer for Golfers will increase your strength, flexibility and control.The Reformer improves balance, stability and coordination. You will hit the ball farther, straighter and more accurately. This class is designed for golfers of all abilites and no Pilates experience is required.

 
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 Drop-in TRX
Tuesday
9:30-10:15am
Newton
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Get your heart pumping in this high intensity, interval cardio and strength training TRX class! Challenge your strength, balance, core, power and endurance using the TRX Suspension Trainer and your own body weight. Burn up to 500 calories in this 45-minute TRX workout.

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
10:00am ELC Early Parenting Weekly Drop-in
Tuesday
10-11:30am
Newton
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Join us for a fun, weekly playgroup where you can enjoy time with your child while sharing the challenges and joys of early parenting with other members of the community. Facilitated by Jill Vetstein, Child Development Specialist from the JCC Early Learning Center who can answer question on everything from sleep, feeding and all areas of development. You will learn fun ways to help foster your child's development through songs and stories, all while enjoying the company of other parents.

 
10:00am Postnatal Yoga
Tuesday
10-11am
Arlington
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Nourish your new relationship with your baby as you take care of your postpartum body. Poses will stretch and soothe the back and shoulder muscles and focus on total abdominal strength, while integrating the core and pelvic floor. Bring a baby blanket. No yoga experience necessary.

Cost: $120 for all 8 sessions; $20/walk-in

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

 
1:15pm Young Engineers
Tuesday
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.

 
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.

To register, call 617-667-1276.

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

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
7:00pm L'Chaim(To Life)-31+ yrs
Tuesday
7-9pm
Newton
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This social group for adults seeks to enhance social and community skills and celebrates Jewish holidays. Participants' interests shape the program and activities that are chosen. Particpants pay for outside activities.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, 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 Little Cruisers
Wednesday
9:30-10:30am
Arlington
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Discover how your baby learns, help build your baby's confidence, and connect with other families. This class offers regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play, story time and more.

Cost: $200 for 10 sessions, siblings additional $50; $25 for walk-ins, siblings additional $5

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

 
9:30am New Additions
Wednesday
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 parents adjusting to this new role.

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

 
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 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 parents while your children play and socialize.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org

 
11:00am Bizzy Bees
Wednesday
11am-12pm
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 sibling discount, contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

 
11:30am New Arrivals
Wednesday
11:30am-1pm
Arlington
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Share the journey of parenthood with other new parents and a professional educator in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Expert led discussions will cover topics such as soothing your baby, sleep, health and wellness, tummy time, new roles and relationships, and getting out. Includes interactive activities with baby.

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

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

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

 
1:15pm Pre-K 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 Little Architects
Wednesday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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Young designers will learn to draw their ideas and build them too! Children will use real tools of the trade like trace paper, triangles, model-making materials, and clay to share ideas and take home something special. Activities will engage hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and foster independence and creativity.

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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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Participants will engage in writing songs and social-skill building activities. Using a themed curriculum designed to be age-appropriate participants will assist with staging, choreography and delivering a live performance for family and friends.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Fantastic Farmers
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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How do plants grow? What is our Jewish obligation to care for the earth? Explore soil, worms, compost, and chickens with our neighbors at Newton Community Farm. Participants will celebrate Passover and Shavuot while learning how to wake up the farm from its winter hibernation.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Mindful Movers
Wednesday
4-5pm
Newton
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Learn how Jewish and Yogic traditions cultivate a sense of self, others, and the world around us. Participants will develop listening skills, calm, and focus through Hebrew-taught vinyasa yoga, music, and movement. No Hebrew background required!
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

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


This fun social group for young adults offers opportunities to build friendships while emphasizing independence and the acquisition of life skills. Participants' interests shape the program and activities chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
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6:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
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 empasizes core strength, flexibility, and sports performance including golf, tennis and basketball. Class is taught half on the ball and half on the mat.

 
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 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.

 
10:45am Pilates on the Ball
Thursday
10:45-11:40am
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 Balance & Injury Prevention
Thursday
11:30am-12:30pm
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 flexibilty to remain active and healthy.

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

 
1:00pm Little Chefs
Thursday
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 Gymnastics
Thursday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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An age-appropriate approach to gymnastics with a focus on movement, balance, and strength using fundamental gymnastics and floor activities.

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

 
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 Hip Hop
Thursday
2:15-3pm
Newton
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A high energy class where young dancers will learn cool moves and fun dance combinations. This developmentally-appropriate class will include hip hop technique and choreography, and, of course, freestyle improvisation! We will have a blast dancing to age-appropriate music for young dancers.

 
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 Intro to T-Ball
Thursday
3:15-4pm
Newton
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Learn how to throw, catch, and hit off of a baseball tee in a fun-filled and playful environment. Fundamental baseball skills mixed in with games will ensure a positive introduction to the sport of baseball.

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Thursday
3:30-5pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:00pm Discovery Club: Savvy Scientists
Thursday
4-5pm
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 or call 617-558-6483.

 
4:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Thursday
4:15-5pm
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
5:00pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5-5:45pm
Newton
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Learn fundamental basketball skills that teach and enhance individual abilities while introducing team play in a fun environment.

 
5:45pm Basketball Clinic
Thursday
5:45-6:30pm
Newton
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Enhance individual basketball skills through drills and games that focus on progress. Emphasis on team play with scrimmage games.

 
7:00pm Infant/Child CPR
Thursday
7-9pm
Newton
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Learn basic CPR, safety skills and how to recognize emergency signs and symptoms as well as respiratory distressed signals for children ages 1-5 years. Choking, cardiac arrest, injury prevention strategies, safe sleep, allergies (EpiPen), how to handle stressful events and more will all be covered. This is an American Heart Association certification course and is appropriate for any caregiver. Optional $6 fee for certificate.

Cost: $40/individual and $70/couple

To register as an individual, click below. To register as a couple, please contact jcaragher@jccgb.org or 617-558-6586.

 
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6:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Personal Strength & 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 abdominals, and muscle activation to improve flexibility and mobility.

 
7:00am Pilates for Golfers
Friday
7-8am
Newton
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Pilates Reformer for Golfers will increase your strength, flexibility and control.The Reformer improves balance, stability and coordination. You will hit the ball farther, straighter and more accurately. This class is designed for golfers of all abilites and no Pilates experience is required

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

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars Kick & Play
Friday
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.

 
9:30am PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In
Friday
9:30-11am
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/family, pay at the door. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org.

 
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.

Please note: fee is for one child plus an adult. Additional $108 for second child, 6 months or older.

For more information, or to receive sibling discount, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

 
10:00am PJ Library Books & Blocks Weekly Playgroup Natick
Friday
10-11:30am
Natick
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Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment, and meet other parents while your children play and socialize. Join us for a morning of play, songs, crafts, and more! A light snack will be provided.

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

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars
Friday
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
10:30am 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 Future Scientists 2
Friday
1:15-2pm
Newton
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Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await each child's imagination. Get ready to have a fun and engaging experience. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. If your child has already taken Future Scientists, this class offers all new experiments!

 
1:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Friday
1:15-2pm
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
2:15pm Super Soccer Stars
Friday
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
3:30pm Discovery Club: Brilliant Bakers
Friday
3:30-5pm
Newton
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Learn about Jewish culture through the art of baking. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, we will bake traditional and contemporary recipes, learn about ingredients and finish each session by blessing our culinary creations.
For more information, contact discoveryclub@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

 
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9:00am Drop-in Ultimate TRX
Saturday
9-9:45am
Newton
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Ready to improve your cardio, build muscular endurance and promote weight loss?
This fast-paced TRX Suspension Training workout uses gravity to hit every major muscle group and work your core, helping to get you into the best shape of your life. Get ready to sweat!

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
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 Drop-in Teen Strength Training (Grades: 4th-7th)
Saturday
10-10:45am
Newton
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Get your teen pumped about working out! This beginner strength training class will focus on providing knowledge and skills so your teen can safely exercise on their own. Introduction to free weights, plyometrics, balance and agility training. The benefits of regular physical activity will last a lifetime, and we will show teens that fitness is fun! Grades: 4-7

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@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, to build self-confidence, and to 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.

 
10:15am Super Soccer Stars Shine-5-8yrs
Saturday
10:15-10:55am
Newton
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Soccer is a vehicle io teach life skills to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Team-based activities promote self-confidence, socialization and strengthen peer interactions.

 
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, to build self-confidence, and to 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 Drop-in Advanced Teen Strength Training (Grades: 8
Saturday
11-11:45am
Newton
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This 45-minute circuit/interval teen class is a full-body, high-energy workout that emphasizes cardiovascular exercise and various modes of resistance training. Grades: 8-11

Must purchase 3 session package.

For further information, please contact smallgrouptraining@jccgb.org

 
4:00pm Land and Sea Power Hour
Saturday
4-5:15pm
Newton
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Get strong and improve your mobility in this full body workout. Incorporates 30 minutes of low impact strength training and core work in our Group Fitness Studio followed by 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the Swimming Pool. Perfect class combination for the exerciser who enjoys variety and wants to maximize his/her workouts in one super fun hour of power!

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


Through social, cultural and recreational opportunities this group fosters independence while encouraging participants to make and deepen friendships with one another. Participants interests shape the program and activities that are chosen. Participants pay for outside activities.

 
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7:15am Master's Swim Program 2017-2018
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 Swim Program-2017-2018-Sunday Only
Sunday
7:15-8:15am
Newton
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Year-round training helps adults 19+ improve their stroke technique, endurance and overall fitness. Fees include professional coaching, structured workouts, drills and speed sets.Perfect for people training for triathlons or swim competitions as well as those looking for a fun and challenging group workout!

 
9:30am Super Soccer Stars
Sunday
9:30-10:10am
Newton
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Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to 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 A Morning of Chess
Sunday
10-11:30am
Newton
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Russian Speaking Families
Kids will be challenged to a morning full of chess including solving puzzles, playing against an opponent, and creating a chess-themed art project. Parents can participate in the class with your child or enjoy the JCC's fitness amenities. Parents must remain in the JCC building for the duration of the program.<