Registration Has Started for Fall Park & Rec Programs

The Medfield Park and Recreation has started accepting registration for its fall programs set to begin on Sept. 10.


Coming off one of our busiest summers in recent memory, and with the kids getting ready to head back to school, the Medfield Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for its fall programs.

MPR fall programs will begin on Monday, Sept. 10, and we will be offering something for everyone, from toddlers through senior citizens! All of our classes are listed on our brand new Web site, www.medfieldrec.com   If you haven’t done so already, please login and register your family for a household account to keep updated on all the happenings with the department. You can also pickup a copy of the class listings at the Pfaff Center during normal business hours.

Registration is underway for Kindergarten Tee-Ball (Thursdays at 5:30pm starting Sept. 13), Pre-K Soccer (Saturdays at 9am starting Sept. 8), Kinder Soccer (Saturdays at 10:30am starting Sept. 8) and Flag Football (Saturdays starting Sept. 15 for Kindergarten through fifth grade).

There also is a need for volunteer coaches and coordinators for these leagues. If you are interested and did not make note of this when registering your child, email Kevin Ryder at medfieldrecreation@gmail.com

A couple of the early highlights include the 19th annual Medfield Day 5K Road Race, the official road race of the Parks and Recreation Department. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Pfaff Center, with a Kids Fun Run at 8:30am and the 5K Road Race at 9am. You can now register online for the race, or stop by the Pfaff Center. T-shirts guaranteed to those who pre-register.

The other early highlight is the annual Family Halloween Party, which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Pfaff Center. All of the ghoulish fun will be from 6 to 8 p.m., with games, crafts and pumpkin decorating for everyone that comes dressed in their costume. Cost is just $10 per family.

Along with these two annual special events, Parks and Recreation has numerous class offerings for you to choose from, whether for yourself or your child, or both.  They have many new offerings this fall, and new instructors joining us to offer classes for all ages. All classes are listed on-line, but here is a sampling of the fall offerings:

Active Play for Toddlers: New to Medfield this year is Knucklebones, who will bring experienced coaches to class to keep your little one active. These Mommy and me classes will engage child and parent in an array of creative movement activities. Classes for ages 10 months to 2.5 (Explorations) and 2 to 4 (Micro Athletics) will meet on Monday mornings starting Sept. 24. For more information on Knucklebones, visit www.knucklebones.us

Cooking classes: Now separated into two age groups, for older and younger chefs-in-training.  Munch and Crunch is for ages 3 to 5, while Kinder Crunch is for those in Kindergarten. Classes will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays, with both morning and afternoon options available.

Icky Sticky Goo: This class will be offered again this fall under the supervision of instructor Stephanie Hanna, who will incorporate a new theme to each messy class. Some themes will include apple stamping, Halloween ghosts and making snowflakes.  Class will meet on Wednesdays at 9:15am or 10:15am starting Sept. 12.

Kid’s Night Out: Sound familiar? Here’s your chance to let your kids do the cooking and watch a movie while you enjoy a night out. This fall, we will serve pizza at each event, with the kids making their own desert! New this year, we will have two different movies, one for grades K-3 and one for grades 4-6! Please be sure that your child can easily transition from our activity to a quiet movie. We will have three dates to choose from; choose one or all three: Friday, Sept. 21, Friday, Oct. 19, Friday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Dec. 14, and each will be from 5:30pm to 8pm. Register now as space is limited.

Magic Classes: Brand new offering this fall! We will offer two classes, one for kids and one for adults. These classes will be taught by resident Eric Gagne (www.magicoferic.com) and you will learn how to deceive your audience in a unique way.  Kids class (ages 9-13) will Tuesdays from 5-6pm, while the Adult class will be Tuesdays from 7-8pm. Both start Sept. 11.

Lego Engineering: For grades 2-5, this class will teach basic engineering concepts, problem solving and teamwork, all by playing with Legos.  Class will be held Thursdays from 3:15pm to 4:30pm starting Sept. 27.

John Smith Soccer Academy: Develop your soccer skills in a 4v4 format with the experienced and dedicated coaches from John Smith Sports. You will work with soccer professionals, some who have been around the game for nearly 40 years, as they help you on tactical development. Different skills will be worked on each week, while ones learned previously will be reviewed. These skills classes will run on Wednesdays starting Sept. 12. See the Web site for exact times.

Zumba: Working out and getting in shape has never been so much fun! Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and International music and dance movements. The dance routines feature easy-to-follow moves that tone your body while burning calories! Zumba welcomes everyone - from any fitness level or any age. Ditch the workout and join the party! Please wear sneakers or dance shoes, fitness attire, and bring a water bottle to class. This adult class will meet on Thursdays from 7-8pm.

Step, Strength and Stretch: This step aerobics class gives you 30 minutes of great cardio exercise and then another 30 minutes of an energizing, complete toning workout. Class meets on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm.

This is just a brief overview of some of our classes, new and returning, that will be offered this fall. We have a plethora of other classes, with something for everyone, including karate classes for Pre-K through 12 year olds; multi sports classes for toddlers and kids; fencing; Music classes for babies and toddlers; Kindergarten Adventures and Club Fun; Self-Esteem through Art; and many more adult fitness options.

Registration can be done in one of three ways: on-line with a credit card at www.medfieldrec.com; with a check, cash or credit card at the Parks and Rec office at the Pfaff Center; or by mailing a check made payable to “Medfield Parks and Recreation” and mailed to 124 North St., Medfield 02052.

If you have any questions, call the office at 508-359-2715, or email the office at medfielpr@comcast.net or program coordinator Kevin Ryder at medfieldrecreation@gmail.com

The above was taken from a press release provided to Medfield Patch.


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