September-October 2021 News
MESSAGE FROM P&R DIRECTOR
Please join me to congratulate the Southbury Parks and Recreation Adult Co-Ed Softball 2021 Champions, The Lawn Doctors. Thank you to all of the players and to their families for their dedication and commitment to the league and to the community. Special thanks to our volunteer league co-commissioners, Tom Marks and John Demeyer.
Pictured (back, from left) Tom Marks Sr., Trinity Demeyer, John Demeyer, Gary Garafalo, Kate McMahon, Jamie Hall, Erik LeMoullec, Matt Marks, Jay Palloto;
Michael Ganem, Director
(front row) Emiy Ferraiolo, Virginia Bernardi, Kerry Williams, Marc Ferraiolo, Tom Marks.
Not Pictured: Angela Garafalo, Joe Perreault, Shawn Peckham, Mark Oesau.
Southbury Parks and Recreation
YOUTH BASKETBALL - RECREATION AND TRAVEL
Go to southbury.recdesk.com to register.
BASKETBALL RECREATION LEAGUES
Southbury Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Pomperaug Basketball Community is offering recreation basketball focusing on fun, teamwork and the development of basketball skills. Recreation Leagues are divided into the following categories, grades for boys: 3, 4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 and grades for girls: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12.
Evaluations will be held on Saturday, November 6th and Saturday, November 13th at Rochambeau Middle School, times TBD. The league runs from November through March. Practice and Game Schedules will be announced once teams are formed.
Please read the Basketball Handbook by clicking here.
BASKETBALL TRAVEL LEAGUES
Southbury Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Pomperaug Basketball Community is offering competitive travel teams which will compete against local area towns (Fairfield County Basketball League). Travel Basketball is offered for girls and boys grades 5-8. The season runs in full gear November through March with tryouts and evaluations commencing in October.
Tryouts will be held on various dates, please view RecDesk for dates and times. All players are required to attend ALL tryout sessions. Participants who do not make the travel team will be automatically enrolled into our recreation league. The cost difference will be refunded.
Please read the Basketball Handbook by clicking here.
LITTLE SWISHERS BASKETBALL: Coming Soon!
An instructional program for girls and boys in grades 1&2. Registrations will be opening soon. Program dates are January 8, 2022 - February 12, 2022. Two sessions will be offered.
When the leaves start to fall, be creative and make your scarecrow! Take a picture of your scarecrow and email to email@example.com or drop it off at our office on or before October 29, 2021. When submitting your scarecrow photo, in order to qualify, please include your full name (first and last), address and phone number. Winners will be announced at the end of November.
Have some fun and paint or carve your funniest, scariest or most creative pumpkin. Take a picture of your pumpkin and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at our office on or before November 5, 2021. When submitting your pumpkin photo, in order to qualify, please include your full name (first and last), address and phone number. Winners will be announced at the end of November.
11th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR - October 23, 2021
Calling all Ghosts and Ghouls! The Ladies Auxiliary of the Southbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association (SVFALA) is hosting the 11th Annual Halloween Spooktacular. This year’s event will take place OUTDOORS between Pomperaug Elementary School and the Firehouse on Main Street South. Children and families are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes and collect candy from decorated booths along the walking path. This year’s participants include Southbury’s Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Parks & Rec, Police Department, Ambulance Association, and several other organizations and businesses. The event is free to attend, but non-perishable items and canned goods for the Southbury Food Bank are appreciated.
The Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Saturday October 23rd from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. (Rain date: Sunday October 24th.)
Parking will be available in the lots at Pomperaug Elementary and Rochambeau Schools.
There are limited spaces available for participants to decorate a booth and pass out candy. If interested, please contact the event organizer at email@example.com.
***OUR GUIDELINES ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING, SO PLEASE CHECK RECDESK WEEKLY. YOU CAN REGISTER NOW FOR FUTURE PROGRAMS, AND WATCH FOR UP COMING PROGRAMS THAT YOU CAN REGISTER FOR IN THE FUTURE!***
- Golf Women's Clinic, Ages 16 & up | Wed. 10/6-10/27 (6-7pm) - Register by 10/4
- Golf Adult Novice, Ages 16 & up | Thur. 10/7-10/28 (6-7pm) - Register by 10/5
- Medical Certification: Adult CPR/AED, Ages 18 & up | Tue. 9/28 (6:30-8:30pm) - Register by 9/26
- Medical Certification: Infant/Child CPR, Ages 15 & up | Tue. 10/5 (6:30-8:30pm) - Register by 10/1
- Wizard’s School of Magic for Seniors, Ages 50 & up | Mon. 10/4-10/25 (4:30-5:15pm) - Register by 9/29
- Yoga - Core Yoga (Level 1), Ages 18 & up | Tues. 9/28-11/16 (5:30-6:30pm) - Register by 9/23
- Yoga - Core Yoga (Level 2), Ages 18 & up | Mon. 9/27-11/15 (9:30-10:45am) - Register by 9/23
- Yoga - Core Yoga (Level 2), Ages 18 & up | Fri. 10/1-11/19 (7:30-8:30am) - Register by 9/26
- Taekwon-Do Advanced, ages 7 & up | Mon. & Wed. 10/4-12/22 (7-8pm) - Register by 10/29
- Taekwon-Do Beginners, ages 7 & up | Mon. & Wed. 10/4-12/22 (6-6:45pm) - Register by 10/29
To serve you better, all schedules of SP&R are subject to change.
PAVILION RENTAL 2022
Pavilion Rentals will begin on January 10, 2022 for Residents and February 14, 2022 for Non-Residents. If you are interested in renting the Ballantine Pavilion, please visit www.southbury-ct.org/pavilion for all the details.
Southbury Parks and Recreation is currently seeking instructors for the following programs:
- Toddler and Preschool aged children for a Creative Play Class
- Volleyball coaches for Volleyball Clinics
- Tennis Instructors for all ages
- Painting for all ages
Please fill out this form and return it to our Southbury Parks and Recreation Office or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Do you have a talent that you would like to share? The Southbury Parks and Recreation Department is always looking for new instructors for our classes. To submit a class for consideration, download the form and return to our office.
Is there a class or event you would like us to offer? Please email us at email@example.com and let us know.
If you have any other comments or suggestions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES
For information regarding youth sports organizations in town, please click here.