Summer Programs

Park-Rec-month-Leaderboard-2015
July is Park & Recreation Month Celebrating Since 1985 “Enjoy Your Park”

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CLINTON TOWN BEACH
Officially opens on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Beach passes can be purchased from the Gate Keeper, at the Town Beach, between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm daily (weather permitting). Beach Pass Fees: Clinton & Killingworth Residents: $20 per vehicle, Clinton & Killingworth Senior Citizens: $10 per vehicle, all non-residents will pay a $25, per day parking fee and are not eligible for a seasonal pass. Our Lifeguards will be on duty (weather permitting).

CLINTON FAMILY DAY
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JULY 25, 2015, Time: 9 am – 2:30 pm at the Clinton Town Beach. Sand Sculpture registrations begin at 8:30 am. Come and enjoy a day of Games, Arts & Crafts, Races, Music, Face Painting, Snacks, Prizes & more, all provided Free for children between the ages of 4 -12 and their parents. We will be posting a time schedule for all of the events on our website as the day approaches. Please mark your calendar! If you would like to volunteer to help on July 25th, please call the P & R Office at 860-669-6901. This is our 10th Anniversary!

CLINTON FAMILY THEATRE
“Godspell” & “A Funny Thing Happened on The Way To The Forum” Show Dates: July 9 – 11, 2015 at the Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT. Show Times: Godspell: July 10 at 7:00 p.m. and July 11 at 3 p.m. and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: July 9 & 11 at 7 p.m. Ticket Price for all shows: $15.00

MARTIAL ARTS:
Tony Pinto’s Martial Arts Academy located at 130 Ft. Path Rd. in Madison. Telephone 203-530-4730. Taekwondo (ages 3-Adult) and Cardio-Kickboxing (ages 10 – Adult) classes are offered. Session 5: July 6 – August 14, 2015, Session 6: August 17 – Sept. 25, 2015. Sessions consist of 2 classes/week for 6 weeks for $65.00 (non-residents $75.00).

GUITAR LESSONS:
PLEASE call our Office if you are interested in taking Guitar lessons in a group setting (min. of 5 students). We have two, awesome, instructors to teacher your children. You must have your own Guitar. Ages 9 and older.

ZUMBA:
Zumba is exercise in disguise! It’s a Latin inspired dance fitness class that uses international music and dance rhythms together for the ultimate exercise experience. You do not have to know how to dance to take a Zumba class. We create a non-competitive party atmosphere where participants can interpret the dance rhythms in their own way. Classes are offered on the following days and times: Mondays from 6 – 7 p.m., Thursdays from 10 – 11 a.m. and Saturdays from 9 – 10 a.m. All classes are held at the P & R Building located at 201 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, CT Fee: $5.00 per class.

GIRLS HOOP CLINIC:
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Dates: June 24 – 28 & June 29 – July 3, 2015, Time: 8:00 – 10:30 am, Fee: $60.00 (Non-residents $70.00) Girls in Grades 8 – 12 as of Sept. 2015. The clinic will consist of a daily program of instruction, lectures, individual and team play. Instructor: Joe Grippo

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CLINIC:
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Dates: June 24-28 & June 29 – July 3, 2015, Time: 12 – 3 p.m., Fee: $60.00 (Non-residents $70.00) Girls in grades 8 – 12 as of Sept. 2015. The clinic will consist of daily program of instruction, lectures, individual and team play. Players must bring their own knee pads. Instructor: Joe Grippo

PEE WEE SOCCER CAMP (With Brad Jeeves): Ages: 4–6
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Dates: July 20 – 24, 2015 or August 10 – 14, 2015, Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m., Fee: $65 (Non-residents $75)  Location: Indian River Recreational Complex Level: Beginner (Rec) / New to Soccer / New to structured activities Focus: Instill a love and excitement for the game by implementing fun games and drills. Description: What better ways to introduce your little one to the World’s Game than by having them participate in B.E.S.T’s Pew Wee Camp? Players are taught a variety of skills in fun, low pressure games and activities. The primary focus is FUN in a safe and structured environment.

OPEN SOCCER CAMP (With Brad Jeeves): Ages: 6–16
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Dates: July 20 – 24, 2014 or August 10 – 14, 2015, Time: 5 – 8 p.m. Fee: $115 (Non-residents $125) Location: Indian River Recreational Complex Level: Beginner (Rec), Intermediate (Travel Level). Players will be divided by age and adjusted by ability level. Focus: The development of technical and tactical ability while having fun in a variety of developmental drills and games.
Description: With increased skill comes increased success. With increased success comes a higher level of enjoyment. At B.E.S.T our ultimate goal is to share our love for the game with the participants of the program in the hopes that players will come to love the game as we do.
You must bring the following to Camp: Shin Guards, Soccer Ball, Plenty of Water & a Small Snack.

GOALIE CAMP (With Brad Jeeves): Ages: 7 – 15
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Dates: July 13 – 17, 2015 or August 17 – 21, 2015, Time: 5 – 8 p.m. Fee: $140 (Non-residents $150.00) Location: Indian River Recreational Complex Level: Beginner (New Goalkeepers), Intermediate (Travel Level), Advanced (Select/High School). Players will be divided by age and adjusted by ability level. Focus: Advancement of technical and psychological development in relation to playing in goal. Reaction time, positioning, proper technique in receiving and distributing the ball are stressed. Description: Specialty cam dedicated to advancing the ability and confidence of goalkeepers. You must bring the following to Camp: Gloves, Shin Guards, Soccer Ball, Plenty of Water & a Small Snack.

Clinton Youth Soccer Fall 2015 Registration
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You may begin On-line Registrations as of June 1st at: www.clintonsoccer.net
If you played Clinton Youth Soccer last Fall your information needs to be reviewed and updated, if necessary, before you register. Please review your child’s current grade (day of registration) and make any necessary changes. Teams are compiled by grade.

TENNIS LESSONS:
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Ages: 3 – 12+, June 29 – July 9, 2015, July 13 – 23, 2015 & July 27 – August 6, 2015, Monday – Thursday (Friday is Rain day) Ages 5 – 7 yrs.: Time: 5 – 5:30, Fee: $60, Ages 8 – 11 yrs.: Time: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Fee: $80, and Ages 12 and Older: Time: 6:15 – 7:15 p.m., Fee: $120 (Non-residents – please add $10 to your registration fee)

AMERICAN GIRL CRAFTS:
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(Ages K and older) Max. 12 – Min. 4 Dates: July 6 – 10, 2015, Time: 9 – 11:30 AM, Location: Indian River Rec. Bldg. Fee: $100.00 (Non-Residents $110) Instructor: Claudia Mathison Calling all American Girl fans! Join your friends for a fantastic week of American Girl inspired crafts, games, stories and dress up! Sew Julie’s felt purse, create Kits beaded jewelry, design Felicity’s copybook and write with a feather pen too. We’ll have a special tea party on the last day of class.

AMERICAN GIRL WORKSHOP:
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(Ages K and older) Max 12 – Min. 4 Dates: Aug. 3-5, 2015, time: 9:30 – 12 p.m., Location: Indian River Rec. Bldg. Fee: $75.00 (Non-Residents $85.00) Instructor: Claudia Mathison

SUMMER ART EXPLORATION:
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(Grades 2 and Older) Dates: July 6 – 10, 2015, Time: 1 – 3 p.m., Location: Indian River Rec. Building Fee: $95.00 (Non-resident $105.00) Instructor: Claudia Mathison Let’s get messy! Explore a variety of art mediums to create wonderful works of art! Paint like Picasso, create Calder’s wire sculptures, mold clay pottery and design wooden buildings. Learn about famous artists while creating your own works of art.

SUMMER FUN CAMP:
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Come join us for fun, games, and crafts! Open to children who are 5 years old and entering Kindergarten as of September 2015 and older. This six-week program will run from July 6 to August 14th. The Fun Camp will meet three days a week at the Peters Complex and the other two days at the Town Beach. The hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. & Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Wednesday extension allows for more activities and better field trips to brighten up your child’s Summer. Fee: $65 per week or $330 for the six weeks. ($75 Per week for Non-residents)

CT COMPUTER CLASSES:

LEGO® Town Creation (New!) (Ages 5 – 12) 4 Day Program:
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Date: July 7, 8, 9, 10, 2015, Time: 3:30 – 5:15 pm, Fee: Residents $75. (Non-Residents $85.) Come join the fun and creative way of combining Lego® brick building and a tablet. Use your imagination. Use your imagination to create it your way. Rule your town and create it the way you want by building with real Lego® bricks that come alive in this virtual world! Create restaurants, shops fire station and more with Lego® Fusion. We will the technology to see your creation come to life. Children will work in groups. No bricks will be taken home. Pictures will be emailed home. Please bring a snack to class every day.

LEGO® Battle 101 (New!) (Ages 5 – 12) 4 Day Program:
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Date: July 14, 15, 16 17, 2015, Time: 3:30 – 5:15 pm, Fee Residents: $75. (Non-Residents $80.) Ready set battle- a fun and creative way of combining Lego® brick building and a tablet. Use your imagination to create it your way. Your Kingdom is yours to protect and defend. Build your own 2-D tower, layer by layer with Lego® bricks, design and defend your Battle Tower against unpredictable invaders. We provide the technology to see your creation come to life. Children will build in pairs or by groups. Please a snack to every class. No Legos® will be taken home. Pictures will be emailed home.

LEGO Minecraft® On The Farm (New!) (Ages 5 – 10) 4 Day Program:
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Date: July 21, 22, 23, 24, 2015, Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Fee Residents: $75. (Non Residents $85) This class combines Engineering, Paper-crafts and Legos® in one class. You’ll need food to survive, so fence in the livestock and channel the flowing to nurture the crops. Children will work in groups to design their own creation. The class includes Micro-Figs, torches, mob figures, custom blocks and terrains, No Legos® will be taken home. Please bring a lunch and snack to every class. Pictures will be e-mailed home.

LEGO® 3-D Building At Its Best (New!) (Ages 5 – 10) 4 Day Program:
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Date: July 28, 29, 30, 31, 2015, Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Fee Residents: $75. (Non-Residents $85.) No amount of “huffing and puffing” will blow our building down! Learn principles of construction and use math skills as you experiment with the scale and size, staggering vs. stacking. In a hands-on class using Legos® materials, we’ll build houses with removable roofs, castle with turrets and towers of strength! Children will work in groups. No bricks will be taken home. Please bring a snack to every class.

Backyard Bugs & Then Some (Ages 4 – 7) (4 Week Program):
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Saturdays – Date: July 11th, 18th, 25th August 1, 2015, Time: 11:00 – 1:00 pm, Fee: $45. (Non-Residents $55.) Build wild and crazy bugs with KNEX building blocks. Mix science & technology for a buggy time but no bug repellent required! Come change how you feel about bugs. Technology will be provided for the students and not needed to understand the class. Children will build by themselves and groups. No equipment will be taken home. Individual pictures and surprises will be taken home. Please bring a snack to class every day. Parents not needed to stay with child.

CT COMPUTERS – AUGUST SCHEDULE

Erector Construction 101 (New!):
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(Ages 6 – 12) Dates: August 4 – 7. 2015, Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Location: Indian River Rec. Bldg., Fee: $75.00 (Non-Residents $85.00)

Chemical Reactions and then Some (New!):
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(Ages 5 – 12) Dates: August 11 – 14, 2015, Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Location: Indian River Rec. Bldg., Fee: $75.00 (Non-Residents $85.00)

Moviemaking, Acting and Then Some:
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(Ages 5-10) Dates: August 10, 17, 24, 2015, Time: 9 – 10:30 a.m., Location: Indian River Rec. Bldg., Fee: $40.00 (Non-Residents $50.00)

American Girl Jr. Party Session (New!):
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(Ages 4-6) Dates: August 10, 17, 24, 2015, Time: 11 – 12: 15 p.m., Location: Indian River Rec. Bldg., Fee: $40.00 (Non-Residents $50.00)

American Girl Party Session (New!):
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(Ages 7 – 12) Dates: August 10, 17, 24, 2015, Time: 1 – 3 p.m., Location: Indian River Rec. Bldg., Fee: $40.00 (Non-Residents $50.00)

LEGO® Girls and the Beach Party (New!):
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(Ages 5 – 10) Dates: August 18 – 21, 2015, Time: 11 – 1:30 p.m., Location: Indian River Rec. Bldg., Fee: $75.00 (Non-Residents $85.00)

BEGINNERS FENCING CAMP:
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July 20 – 24, 2015, Boys & Girls: Currently in Grades 5 – 8, Time: 9am – 12 p.m., Fee: $100 (Non-residents: $125.00) Students will learn classical foil fencing, the traditional beginning weapon of the sport. Fencers will progress from basic foil technique to actual bouting with moderately fast and difficult hand and foot work. Teaching emphasis includes conditioning, hand/eye coordination, basic technique, and the rules and practices of the sport. On Friday there will be a camp competition and parents are encouraged to attend. Basic equipment is provided. Instructor: James Barnett who has more than 30 years of elite competition and coaching experience. Please bring plenty of water. This program is open to students from surrounding towns.

YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP:
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Boys and Girls Entering Grades 1, 2, and 3 as of September 2015 will be held at the Joel School Gym. The Camp will focus on basketball fundamentals, enthusiasm, and having fun! Starts: July 27 – 31, 2015. Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Each camper receives a Tee- shirt. Enrollment is limited to 35 campers. (Clinton Residents-Only!) Fee is $75.00 per camper.

TOP NOTCH BASKETBALL:
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Boys and Girls entering grades 2-9 as of September 2015. This will be held at the Morgan School gym during Dates: August 10 -14, 2015. There will be a morning and afternoon session, Session I: 8:00-11:00 am and Session II: 12:00-3:00 pm. If you choose both sessions, please bring a lunch. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Don’t forget a water bottle! Fee: $85.00 per session, $160.00 for both. A $35.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. ($95 per session for Non-residents)

SWIMMING LESSONS:
(Ages 4+) Pre-Beginner (PB) – is at least 4 years old and has no experience swimming (cannot swim without an aid). Beginner (B) – completed Pre-Beginner; can swim the dog paddle without an aid; and can float on back. Advanced Beginner (AB) – completed Beginner and can swim the Crawl & Back Strokes. Intermediate (I) – completed Advanced Beginner and can swim the Crawl, Back, & Elementary Back Strokes. Swimmer (S) – completed Intermediate and can swim the Crawl, Back, Elementary Back, Breast, & Side Strokes Lessons are offered from June 29, 2015 through August 7, 2015 at the H-K High School Pool.

Summer Evironmental Ecology Camp (Registration Begins May 15th)
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June 29 – July 3, 2015 or July 13 – 17, 2015, Time: 9 am – 12 noon, for children entering grades 2 – 6 as of Sept. 2015. Registration for Ecology Camp will open on May 15th to Clinton residents (Clinton residents will get “first dibs”). Non-residents may register after May 29th.
Monday – Wednesday – Friday: at the Clinton Town Beach, Tuesday: at the Entrance of Peter’s Woods, Valley Road and Thursday: at the Indian River Recreational Complex Beach Days: Join local teacher and Clinton Land Trust Board Member, Dana Skidmore, for 3 mornings of beach exploration. Children will be introduced to varying habitats: the salt marsh, the sandy beach and the mud flats. They will use bucket and dip nets as well as beach seines to experience the local marine life in the sound. They will get a crab’s eye view of barnacles feeding, periwinkles grazing on algae, green crabs scurrying about, and ospreys flying overhead and great egrets majestically wading in the water. Peter’s Woods & Indian River Complex: Discover some of Clinton’s finest hiking trails! Spend two mornings with Mrs. Skidmore exploring local animal and plant species. Discover the mystery of a vernal pool and all of its inhabitants. Learn the difference between a red oak and a white oak tree, feel the strong bark of a tulip tree and experience the smell of a black birch tree branch. Listen to the woodland bird songs, discover many life forms that live under logs in the forest, and catch a glimpse of a painted turtle sunning itself on a log. Gain an appreciation for our outdoor world and learn about ways in which you can protect it for future generations. Have fun while learning and make new friends! Fee: $125.00 ($150.00 Non-residents)

Half (½) Day Ecology Camp
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(Pay-It-Forward): Children entering Grades 2-6 as of Sept. 2015 Benefitting the Pierson School’s Science Cultural Arts Program Dana Skidmore has chosen to give 100% of the proceeds back to the Pierson School to enhance the Cultural Arts Program. In particular, she would like to book more hands-on science programs. Date: July 8, 2015 Time: 9:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Suggested Donation: $30.00 per child (Clinton Residents Only!) Locations: Clinton Town Beach, Waterside Lane, CT Drop Off: at the far pavilion by the concession stand. Whether you have experience Ecology Camp or not, now is your chance to spend the morning at the Clinton Town Beach exploring and discovering many of the plants and animals of Long Island Sound! Observe osprey in flight and witness the majestic great egret spear minnows in the shallow eel grass. Feel a flounder, catch a crab, and understand the feeding behaviors of our local invertebrates. Don’t be afraid to get dirty and wet! Move your body while playing eco-friendly games. Understand the importance of protecting our Earth, and all its inhabitants!  Supplies: Buckets and nets are provided. Explorers must wear shoes that can get wet or dirty (crocs, tevas, keens etc.) NO BARE FEET ALLOWED! Children must bring a snack, water bottle and please apply sunscreen before the day begins. You may wear a bathing suit and pack a bag with a towel

Mini-Hawk Camp (Soccer, Baseball & Basketball)
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July 06, 2015 – July 09, 2015 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 4 yrs. to 7 yrs. 5:00pm-7:00pm
This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes.

Mini Hawk Camp (Soccer, Baseball & Basketball)
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July 13, 2015 – July 17, 2015 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 4 yrs. to 7 yrs. 9:00am-12:00pm at Indian River Recreation Complex Clinton Connecticut
This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes.

Tiny-Hawk Camps (Soccer, Basketball)
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July 06, 2015 – July 09, 2015 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu  3 yrs. to 4 yrs. 5:15pm-6:00pm Indian River Recreation Complex Clinton Connecticut
In Tiny Hawk camps, the essentials of sports are introduced in a fun and safe environment with lots of encouragement. Campers must be toilet trained in order to participate. Children will learn balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development through a series of sport-specific games tailored to their attention spans. Our staff are trained to handle the specific needs of these young athletes.

Tiny-Hawk Camps (Soccer, Basketball)
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July 13, 2015 – July 17, 2015  Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 3 yrs. to 4 yrs. 12:15pm-1:00pm, Indian River Recreation Complex. 
In Tiny-Hawk camps, the essentials of sports are introduced in a fun and safe environment with lots of encouragement. Campers must be toilet trained in order to participate. Children will learn balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development through a series of sport-specific games tailored to their attention spans. Our staff are trained to handle the specific needs of these young athletes.

Baseball Skills Camp
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Sponsored By: Clinton Park & Recreation Department Lead by Trevor Brown, Associate Head Coach, Fairfield University Baseball Place: Ethel Peters Complex: Fields P1 & P2 Dates:July 6th-10th Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ages: 6 – 12 Cost: $115.00 ($125.00 Non-residents) Camp Focus: proper throwing, catching, fielding and hitting mechanics. Each day will end with coach pitch games Equipment: please bring a glove, bat, & helmet. Also, be sure to bring a water bottle and a snack, shorts are recommended.

Summer Cupcakes
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Have fun making underwater creatures such as crabs, starfish, snails and coral. For: Adults & Children (1st Graders and Older) Max. 15 Participants Fee: $15.00 Per Cupcake Decorator Day & Date: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 Time: 6:30 – & 7:30 PM (At the Park & Recreation Building) Looking to unleash your inner chef? Roll up your sleeves and join Joanna Siciliano for some fun hands on cupcake decorating. She will show you how to make pieces of edible art using fondant. She will demonstrate different types of cupcakes designs. Each participant will be provided with 6 cupcakes, frosting, colored fondant and sugars. All you need to bring is your creative juices.

Dum Dum 2015, Free Movie Marathon
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Tarzan movie marathon. Andrews Memorial Town Hall August 20 – 23, 2015

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Information provided and approved by Lois Ruggiero ~ Asst to the Director
Director Robert G. Potter, Clinton Park and Rec.