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Saturday October 16, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM    BGLLS
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Mini Hoops Basketball (3-5yrs) - Mini Hoops (Saturday) - Session 2
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: Youth ages 3-5 will be introduced to the sport of basketball in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Kids will be introduced to numerous basketball skills and techniques through a variety of activities and games. This is a parent participation class. Program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Cubs (2 YO) - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!We can only take a max of 9 per group. The Cubs program is a parent participation class.
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Bristol Bell City Barnstormers
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Field Baseball Diamond Kings
 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Girl Scout Meeting
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Basketball Skills (5-8yrs) - Basketball Skills (Saturday) - Session 2
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Participants ages 5-8 will be taught and practices fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, shooting. These skills will be further developed by the implementation of interactive drills. If time allows, participants will be introduced to game play in a fun environment. The Basketball Skills program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School's gymnasium on Tuesdays or Saturdays. Program times vary depending on the session. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Bears (3 YO) - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!We can only take a max of 9 per group. The Cubs program is a parent participation class.
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Grizzlies (4-5 YO) - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!We can only take a max of 9 per group. The Cubs program is a parent participation class.
 
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM    Celebration of Life
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    BGLLS
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Practice/ possible games
 
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
Sunday October 17, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM    BGLLS
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Bristol Bell City Barnstormers
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Men's 40-and-Over Softball League - Men's 40 and Over Fall Softball League
Bristol Parks and Recreation will once again be running a 40-and-Over Men’s Softball League for individuals 40 & older this spring on Mix St. in Bristol. The season is scheduled to start April 18th. There will be 8 weekends of regular season games, plus a week of playoffs. Each team is guaranteed 16 regular season games (8 doubleheaders), and all teams make the playoffs. Games will take place on Sunday mornings at either Mix St. or Casey Field and each team will have one doubleheader every week. Teams will either play at 9+10am OR 11am+12pm.Note: We are only able to admit 6 teams into the spring league, so do not wait to register. Registration is first come, first served. Fee is $800 in total for a team, with a $200 deposit due at the time of registration. Teams can submit the payment in full ($800) when they register online or at the Parks and Rec Office, or they can choose to just pay the $200 deposit to reserve their spot in the league but a team representative must submit the other $600 payment to the Parks and Rec Office before their first game.The winning team will receive championship t-shirts.Please note: We are only taking team registrations currently. If you are an individual looking to join a team, please contact Shawn Mirmina at shawnmirmina@bristolk12.org  If you have a group of players but not enough for a full team, reach out to Shawn to see if you could be combined with another group to form a full team.
 
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Get Together
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Church Event
 
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BGLLS
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    BLL
 
Monday October 18, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Field Baseball Diamond Kings
 
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    BGLLS
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Tennis Lessons - Youth Beginner (Mondays) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Peer Education - Peer Education
Peer Education is a leadership program that gives high school students the opportunity to use their talents to help their fellow classmates in need and connect them to supportive adults. There are 2 components of Peer Education: Rising Stars and Youth Court.Rising Star members are trained to provide accurate information to their peers on teenage issues, provide an outlet for their fellow peers to gain advice, and refer students in need to appropriate service providers when necessary. Students are more apt to express themselves or take advice from someone their own age versus an adult and often resist making connections when faced with stressors.Youth Court members form their own Youth Court within their high school. Members will hold roles such as Judge, Court Clerk, Advocate, or Jury Member and will follow a restorative justice approach to the court process. They will manage issues and cases as deemed appropriate by each high school and empower those that come before them. Come join us and use your leadership skills to make a positive change in your school!Click here to fill out the student application form (must be filled out to be considered for this program): https://forms.gle/PnyiTvLZyWBAtVRs7   
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    BGLLS
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Tennis Lessons - Youth Intermediate/Advanced (Mondays) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Adult Co-Ed Pickleball - Adult Pickleball - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors at the Page Park Tennis Courts. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at the Bristol Senior Community Center. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A:All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face masks while in the Bristol Senior Community Center.Program Description: The game of Pickleball combines elements of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. The sport of Pickleball is become increasingly popular throughout the world. About the Instructor:Instructor Alicia Palmisano is a certfied PE and Health Teacher in Manchester, CT. Alicia holds many certifications, including CPR/First Aid, AED, Medical Administration, and Physical Management Training (PMT). Alicia has participated in many sports and has been with the BPRYCS department for over eight years as both a Camp Director and Program Instructor. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ENTER THOUGH THE BACK ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING.
 
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
Tuesday October 19, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    BLL
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Mini Hoops Basketball (3-5yrs) - Mini Hoops (Tuesdays) - Session 1
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: Youth ages 3-5 will be introduced to the sport of basketball in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Kids will be introduced to numerous basketball skills and techniques through a variety of activities and games. This is a parent participation class. Program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Baseball Practice
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    BGLLS
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tennis Lessons - Middle/High School (Tuesday) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Basketball Skills (5-8yrs) - Basketball Skills (Tuesday) - Session 1
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Participants ages 5-8 will be taught and practices fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, shooting. These skills will be further developed by the implementation of interactive drills. If time allows, participants will be introduced to game play in a fun environment. The Basketball Skills program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School's gymnasium on Tuesdays or Saturdays. Program times vary depending on the session. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Yoga w/ Heather - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors at the Stafford Elementary's Outdoor Field. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at the Stafford Elementary School. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try!  We ask that you please bring your own mat!About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball League - Men's Fall Softball League 2021: Team Registration
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will once again be running a Men's Softball League for individuals 18 & older this spring on Mix St. in Bristol. The season is scheduled to run from April 12th through June 18th (9 weeks of regular season, plus a week of playoffs). Each team is guaranteed 18 regular season games (8 doubleheaders), and the top 8 teams (out of 10) make the playoffs. Games will take place Monday-Thursday evenings at Mix St. in Bristol and each team will have one doubleheader every week. Games will typically start at 7 and 8pm. Some games may be played at Casey Field in Bristol, and some start times may moved to 6 and 7pm or 8 and 9pm depending on the scheduling of make-up games. Make-ups may also be played on Fridays when necessary.Note: We are only able to admit 10 teams into the spring league, so do not wait to register. Registration is first come, first served. Fee is $800 in total for a team, with a $200 deposit due at the time of registration. Teams can submit the payment in full ($800) when they register online or at the Parks and Rec Office, or they can choose to just pay the $200 deposit to reserve their spot in the league but a team representative must submit the other $600 payment to the Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department Office before their first game.The winning team will receive championship t-shirts.Please note: We are only taking team registrations currently. If you are an individual looking to join a team, please contact Shawn Mirmina at shawnmirmina@bristolk12.org  If you have a group of players but not enough for a full team, reach out to Shawn to see if you could be combined withanother group to form a full team.
 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Tennis Lessons - Adult (Tuesday) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball (9-13yrs) - 3 on 3 Basketball (Tuesdays) - Session 1
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Boys and Girls ages 9-13 will work on sharpening their basketball skills through various instructional drills. Participants will also have the opportunity to play in 3 on 3 games. New teams will be created each week to give participants the opportunity to socialize with their peers. Program meets Chippen's Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department.   
 
Wednesday October 20, 2021
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Bristol Nitro Softball
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Field Baseball Diamond Kings
 
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Bristol Bell City Barnstormers
 
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Bristol Bell City Barnstormers
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Art-ventures with Penguins and Polar Bears - Art-ventures with Penguins and Polar Bears
Embark upon a journey through the Arctic and Antarctic regions to learn about the captivating lives of cold-weather creatures. Sculpt clay polar bears and penguin reliefs, build sand castle lighthouses, create shimmery sea jellies out of recycled materials, and more! Participants will explore various art techniques including decoupage, collage, and stained glass, all while learning fun facts about endangered creatures and the importance of being kind to our earth and oceans. Don't miss the Art-rageous fun!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Empower Hour - Empower Hour
Empower Hour is an after school empowerment program for elementary school age children. Participants will enjoy social skill building activities focused on adjusting to change, controlling impulsive behaviors and emotions, improving self-esteem, and making new friends!Ages: 7-11 yearsDates: September 29, 2021-December 22, 2022Days: WednesdaysTime: 4:00-5:00PMLocation: Bristol Youth Services -51 High St. Bristol, CT Fees: Free
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Sports Fun (for ages 2-12 years old) - Sports Fun (Ages 2-3) - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:For children ages 2-5 this is a fun introduction to sports and games and a great opportunity to socialize with others their ages! Youth ages 6-12 yrs will enjoy a medley of exciting games which will keep your child engaged in age appropriate activities with their peers. Each child will work on cooperation, sportsmanship, and teamwork throughout the class. Program meets at Stafford Elementary School's gym on WEDNESDAYS for six weeks.About the Instructor:Instructor Alicia Palmisano is a certfied PE and Health Teacher in Manchester, CT. Alicia holds many certifications, including CPR/First Aid, AED, Medical Administration, and Physical Management Training (PMT). Alicia has participated in many sports and has been with the BPRYCS department for over eight years as both a Camp Director and Program Instructor.  
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Food Explorers Dinner Club - Food Explorers Dinner Club - Session 1
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Join Food Explorers for our weekly dinner club! Each week, participants will learn and make new delicious recipes with the help of a nutritionist, and maybe play some fun games about food! In this program, participants will be making Taco Salad, Greek Grain Bowls, Ricotta Gnocchi, and Rainbow Pasta Salad. Each participant will make their own portion, and all recipes are nut free, but may contain dairy or eggs. The fee for the program is $60 and includes all ingredients needed for each recipe throughout the program. Food Explorers Dinner Club meets once a week (Wednesdays) for four weeks.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Bristol Nitro Softball
 
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM    Volleyball Practice
 
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM    Sports Fun (for ages 2-12 years old) - Sports Fun (Ages 4-5) - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:For children ages 2-5 this is a fun introduction to sports and games and a great opportunity to socialize with others their ages! Youth ages 6-12 yrs will enjoy a medley of exciting games which will keep your child engaged in age appropriate activities with their peers. Each child will work on cooperation, sportsmanship, and teamwork throughout the class. Program meets at Stafford Elementary School's gym on WEDNESDAYS for six weeks.About the Instructor:Instructor Alicia Palmisano is a certfied PE and Health Teacher in Manchester, CT. Alicia holds many certifications, including CPR/First Aid, AED, Medical Administration, and Physical Management Training (PMT). Alicia has participated in many sports and has been with the BPRYCS department for over eight years as both a Camp Director and Program Instructor.  
 
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Sports Fun (for ages 2-12 years old) - Sports Fun (Ages 6-12) - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:For children ages 2-5 this is a fun introduction to sports and games and a great opportunity to socialize with others their ages! Youth ages 6-12 yrs will enjoy a medley of exciting games which will keep your child engaged in age appropriate activities with their peers. Each child will work on cooperation, sportsmanship, and teamwork throughout the class. Program meets at Stafford Elementary School's gym on WEDNESDAYS for six weeks.About the Instructor:Instructor Alicia Palmisano is a certfied PE and Health Teacher in Manchester, CT. Alicia holds many certifications, including CPR/First Aid, AED, Medical Administration, and Physical Management Training (PMT). Alicia has participated in many sports and has been with the BPRYCS department for over eight years as both a Camp Director and Program Instructor.  
 
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball (Games)
 
Thursday October 21, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    BLL
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Mad Science Inventions – Eureka - Mad Science Inventions – Eureka
Explore famous inventors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Archimedes, Ben Franklin and even Rube Goldberg! Each week, Junior Inventors (that’s you!) will use their knowledge and creativity to overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors, and most important of all – their minds! Participants will bring home a science take-away each week.
 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Tennis Lessons - Pee Wee (Thursday) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Un-mounted Horsemanship - Session 1
Program Description:Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services is happy to partner with Shepard Meadows in Bristol to offer un-mounted horsemanship lessons to the community. Our un-mounted horsemanship program teaches horse skills such as grooming, tacking, and leading but also provides opportunities to challenge participants to persevere, problem solve, communicate and promotes the development of self-esteem. A growing body of research demonstrates that teaching horsemanship skills can promote emotion and social well-being in participants, serve as character education, and promote the social skills and leadership in youth and children, in particular. This is not a riding program, but you will be working hands on with one of Shepard Meadow's wonderful horses. Shepard Meadows is located at 733 Hill Street in Bristol.Please complete the documents in the forms section and bring them with you to the first class. 
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Baseball Practice
 
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM    Tennis Lessons - Little Tennis (Thursday) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Yoga w/ Heather - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors at the Stafford Elementary's Outdoor Field. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at the Stafford Elementary School. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try!  We ask that you please bring your own mat!About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Bristol Police Cadets
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Thursday Night Adult Volleyball Leagues - 6-Person Adult Volleyball League - Fall Session
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth, and Community Services Department is excited to offer new Adult Co-ed Volleyball League on Thursday evenings. We will be offering one competitive and one recreational league.Teams of 6-8 participants are welcome with the requirement that two female participants are on the courts at all times. Please note this is an 18+ league, but high school players will be considered with parental permission and at the league director’s discretion. The league will run for 7 weeks with the last week being a tournament. The league fee is $200 and due at the time of registration. Participation waivers must be signed and handed to the league director before anyone is allowed to set onto the courts.If you do not currently have a team to play on, please select the individual registrations. We will try our best to find a team for you to participate in the league with. This is not a guarantee.
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball League - Men's Fall Softball League 2021: Team Registration
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will once again be running a Men's Softball League for individuals 18 & older this spring on Mix St. in Bristol. The season is scheduled to run from April 12th through June 18th (9 weeks of regular season, plus a week of playoffs). Each team is guaranteed 18 regular season games (8 doubleheaders), and the top 8 teams (out of 10) make the playoffs. Games will take place Monday-Thursday evenings at Mix St. in Bristol and each team will have one doubleheader every week. Games will typically start at 7 and 8pm. Some games may be played at Casey Field in Bristol, and some start times may moved to 6 and 7pm or 8 and 9pm depending on the scheduling of make-up games. Make-ups may also be played on Fridays when necessary.Note: We are only able to admit 10 teams into the spring league, so do not wait to register. Registration is first come, first served. Fee is $800 in total for a team, with a $200 deposit due at the time of registration. Teams can submit the payment in full ($800) when they register online or at the Parks and Rec Office, or they can choose to just pay the $200 deposit to reserve their spot in the league but a team representative must submit the other $600 payment to the Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department Office before their first game.The winning team will receive championship t-shirts.Please note: We are only taking team registrations currently. If you are an individual looking to join a team, please contact Shawn Mirmina at shawnmirmina@bristolk12.org  If you have a group of players but not enough for a full team, reach out to Shawn to see if you could be combined withanother group to form a full team.
 
Friday October 22, 2021
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    BLL
 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    BGLLS
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
6:15 PM - 6:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
Saturday October 23, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM    BGLLS
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Mini Hoops Basketball (3-5yrs) - Mini Hoops (Saturday) - Session 2
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: Youth ages 3-5 will be introduced to the sport of basketball in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Kids will be introduced to numerous basketball skills and techniques through a variety of activities and games. This is a parent participation class. Program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Bristol Bell City Barnstormers
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Field Baseball Diamond Kings
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Basketball Skills (5-8yrs) - Basketball Skills (Saturday) - Session 2
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Participants ages 5-8 will be taught and practices fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, shooting. These skills will be further developed by the implementation of interactive drills. If time allows, participants will be introduced to game play in a fun environment. The Basketball Skills program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School's gymnasium on Tuesdays or Saturdays. Program times vary depending on the session. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    BGLLS
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Practice/ possible games
 
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Halloween Spooktacular - Scarecrow Contest Entry
Trick or "treat yourself" to an evening filled with a little fright and fun at the Rockwell Park Amphitheater. We will be hosting our Halloween Spooktacular event Saturday, October 23 starting at 5:00 pm. The event is free and includes Trunk or Treating, games, contests, and more!  Trunk or Treat  A “Trunk-or-Treat” is a Halloween event where people gather and park their cars in a large parking lot. They open their trunks, or the backs of their vehicles, and decorate them. Then they pass out candy from their trunks. The event provides a safe family environment to all trick-or-treaters! There are two ways you can participate:  - "Trunkers": Decorate your trunk & pass out goodies - "Treaters": Dress up in your Halloween costume and visit trunks as you collect goodies If you're interested in participating as a Trunk-or Treat Car please complete the form below and return it to Erica Benoit, Community Engagement Coordinator at ericabenoit@bristolct.gov or by mailing/dropping it off to 111 N. Main St., City Hall - 2nd Floor, Bristol, CT 06010 If you're not able to participate but would like to donate candy to the Trunk or Treat festivities, Candy Drive collection boxes will be made available at the BPRYCS main office at City Hall, DMAC, and the Youth and Community Services Building. Scarecrow Contest For the first time, BPRYCS will be hosting a Scarecrow competition! We encourage residents, local businesses, organizations, and community groups to put their scarecrow making abilities to the test. The idea is simple: come up with a concept for a scarecrow, build it, and put it out for all of Bristol to enjoy! Scarecrows will be put up for display on Saturday, October 23rd, and can remain up following the spooktacular for fellow residents to enjoy through October 31st.  Everyone will be invited to walk around the amphitheater to find their favorite scarecrows in five categories:  - Kid's Choice - Best Bristol Theme  - Best Use of Business Theme - Best Use of Recycled Materials  - Most Humorous Costume Contest Dress up in your most creative, spookiest, wackiest costume and enter the Halloween Costume Contest! Prizes will be given away for the following categories: - Spookiest Costume - Scary, creepy costumes - Best Look a Like - Portrays a celebrity or fictional character - Best Group Costumes - Two or more members or a family, friend group, or local organizations portraying a theme - Most Creative - Calling all "DIY-ers", make-up extraordinaires, and witty pun-masters; how creative can you be?  - Best Overall Best Trunk or Treat Car Costume Throughout the evening participants will be able to vote on "Best CAR Costume"! So, slap a cape on that sedan, a pair of fangs on your trunk, or some whiskers on that mini-van and make sure to register your vehicle for Trunk or Treat!  You don't want to miss this fang-tastic event!  For any questions please contact Erica Benoit, Community Engagement Coordinator at ericabenoit@bristolct.gov or 860-584-6160
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Halloween Spooktacular - Trunk or Treat Vehicle Registration
Trick or "treat yourself" to an evening filled with a little fright and fun at the Rockwell Park Amphitheater. We will be hosting our Halloween Spooktacular event Saturday, October 23 starting at 5:00 pm. The event is free and includes Trunk or Treating, games, contests, and more!  Trunk or Treat  A “Trunk-or-Treat” is a Halloween event where people gather and park their cars in a large parking lot. They open their trunks, or the backs of their vehicles, and decorate them. Then they pass out candy from their trunks. The event provides a safe family environment to all trick-or-treaters! There are two ways you can participate:  - "Trunkers": Decorate your trunk & pass out goodies - "Treaters": Dress up in your Halloween costume and visit trunks as you collect goodies If you're interested in participating as a Trunk-or Treat Car please complete the form below and return it to Erica Benoit, Community Engagement Coordinator at ericabenoit@bristolct.gov or by mailing/dropping it off to 111 N. Main St., City Hall - 2nd Floor, Bristol, CT 06010 If you're not able to participate but would like to donate candy to the Trunk or Treat festivities, Candy Drive collection boxes will be made available at the BPRYCS main office at City Hall, DMAC, and the Youth and Community Services Building. Scarecrow Contest For the first time, BPRYCS will be hosting a Scarecrow competition! We encourage residents, local businesses, organizations, and community groups to put their scarecrow making abilities to the test. The idea is simple: come up with a concept for a scarecrow, build it, and put it out for all of Bristol to enjoy! Scarecrows will be put up for display on Saturday, October 23rd, and can remain up following the spooktacular for fellow residents to enjoy through October 31st.  Everyone will be invited to walk around the amphitheater to find their favorite scarecrows in five categories:  - Kid's Choice - Best Bristol Theme  - Best Use of Business Theme - Best Use of Recycled Materials  - Most Humorous Costume Contest Dress up in your most creative, spookiest, wackiest costume and enter the Halloween Costume Contest! Prizes will be given away for the following categories: - Spookiest Costume - Scary, creepy costumes - Best Look a Like - Portrays a celebrity or fictional character - Best Group Costumes - Two or more members or a family, friend group, or local organizations portraying a theme - Most Creative - Calling all "DIY-ers", make-up extraordinaires, and witty pun-masters; how creative can you be?  - Best Overall Best Trunk or Treat Car Costume Throughout the evening participants will be able to vote on "Best CAR Costume"! So, slap a cape on that sedan, a pair of fangs on your trunk, or some whiskers on that mini-van and make sure to register your vehicle for Trunk or Treat!  You don't want to miss this fang-tastic event!  For any questions please contact Erica Benoit, Community Engagement Coordinator at ericabenoit@bristolct.gov or 860-584-6160
 
Sunday October 24, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM    BGLLS
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Bristol Bell City Barnstormers
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Men's 40-and-Over Softball League - Men's 40 and Over Fall Softball League
Bristol Parks and Recreation will once again be running a 40-and-Over Men’s Softball League for individuals 40 & older this spring on Mix St. in Bristol. The season is scheduled to start April 18th. There will be 8 weekends of regular season games, plus a week of playoffs. Each team is guaranteed 16 regular season games (8 doubleheaders), and all teams make the playoffs. Games will take place on Sunday mornings at either Mix St. or Casey Field and each team will have one doubleheader every week. Teams will either play at 9+10am OR 11am+12pm.Note: We are only able to admit 6 teams into the spring league, so do not wait to register. Registration is first come, first served. Fee is $800 in total for a team, with a $200 deposit due at the time of registration. Teams can submit the payment in full ($800) when they register online or at the Parks and Rec Office, or they can choose to just pay the $200 deposit to reserve their spot in the league but a team representative must submit the other $600 payment to the Parks and Rec Office before their first game.The winning team will receive championship t-shirts.Please note: We are only taking team registrations currently. If you are an individual looking to join a team, please contact Shawn Mirmina at shawnmirmina@bristolk12.org  If you have a group of players but not enough for a full team, reach out to Shawn to see if you could be combined with another group to form a full team.
 
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM    Army's Legacy - Poochie Parade
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Church Event
 
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BGLLS
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    BLL
 
Monday October 25, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Field Baseball Diamond Kings
 
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    BGLLS
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Tennis Lessons - Youth Beginner (Mondays) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Peer Education - Peer Education
Peer Education is a leadership program that gives high school students the opportunity to use their talents to help their fellow classmates in need and connect them to supportive adults. There are 2 components of Peer Education: Rising Stars and Youth Court.Rising Star members are trained to provide accurate information to their peers on teenage issues, provide an outlet for their fellow peers to gain advice, and refer students in need to appropriate service providers when necessary. Students are more apt to express themselves or take advice from someone their own age versus an adult and often resist making connections when faced with stressors.Youth Court members form their own Youth Court within their high school. Members will hold roles such as Judge, Court Clerk, Advocate, or Jury Member and will follow a restorative justice approach to the court process. They will manage issues and cases as deemed appropriate by each high school and empower those that come before them. Come join us and use your leadership skills to make a positive change in your school!Click here to fill out the student application form (must be filled out to be considered for this program): https://forms.gle/PnyiTvLZyWBAtVRs7   
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    BGLLS
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Tennis Lessons - Youth Intermediate/Advanced (Mondays) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Adult Co-Ed Pickleball - Adult Pickleball - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors at the Page Park Tennis Courts. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at the Bristol Senior Community Center. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A:All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face masks while in the Bristol Senior Community Center.Program Description: The game of Pickleball combines elements of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. The sport of Pickleball is become increasingly popular throughout the world. About the Instructor:Instructor Alicia Palmisano is a certfied PE and Health Teacher in Manchester, CT. Alicia holds many certifications, including CPR/First Aid, AED, Medical Administration, and Physical Management Training (PMT). Alicia has participated in many sports and has been with the BPRYCS department for over eight years as both a Camp Director and Program Instructor. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ENTER THOUGH THE BACK ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING.
 
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
Tuesday October 26, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    BLL
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Mini Hoops Basketball (3-5yrs) - Mini Hoops (Tuesdays) - Session 1
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: Youth ages 3-5 will be introduced to the sport of basketball in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Kids will be introduced to numerous basketball skills and techniques through a variety of activities and games. This is a parent participation class. Program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Baseball Practice
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    BGLLS
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tennis Lessons - Middle/High School (Tuesday) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Basketball Skills (5-8yrs) - Basketball Skills (Tuesday) - Session 1
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Participants ages 5-8 will be taught and practices fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, shooting. These skills will be further developed by the implementation of interactive drills. If time allows, participants will be introduced to game play in a fun environment. The Basketball Skills program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School's gymnasium on Tuesdays or Saturdays. Program times vary depending on the session. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball League - Men's Fall Softball League 2021: Team Registration
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will once again be running a Men's Softball League for individuals 18 & older this spring on Mix St. in Bristol. The season is scheduled to run from April 12th through June 18th (9 weeks of regular season, plus a week of playoffs). Each team is guaranteed 18 regular season games (8 doubleheaders), and the top 8 teams (out of 10) make the playoffs. Games will take place Monday-Thursday evenings at Mix St. in Bristol and each team will have one doubleheader every week. Games will typically start at 7 and 8pm. Some games may be played at Casey Field in Bristol, and some start times may moved to 6 and 7pm or 8 and 9pm depending on the scheduling of make-up games. Make-ups may also be played on Fridays when necessary.Note: We are only able to admit 10 teams into the spring league, so do not wait to register. Registration is first come, first served. Fee is $800 in total for a team, with a $200 deposit due at the time of registration. Teams can submit the payment in full ($800) when they register online or at the Parks and Rec Office, or they can choose to just pay the $200 deposit to reserve their spot in the league but a team representative must submit the other $600 payment to the Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department Office before their first game.The winning team will receive championship t-shirts.Please note: We are only taking team registrations currently. If you are an individual looking to join a team, please contact Shawn Mirmina at shawnmirmina@bristolk12.org  If you have a group of players but not enough for a full team, reach out to Shawn to see if you could be combined withanother group to form a full team.
 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Tennis Lessons - Adult (Tuesday) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM    Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball (9-13yrs) - 3 on 3 Basketball (Tuesdays) - Session 1
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Boys and Girls ages 9-13 will work on sharpening their basketball skills through various instructional drills. Participants will also have the opportunity to play in 3 on 3 games. New teams will be created each week to give participants the opportunity to socialize with their peers. Program meets Chippen's Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department.   
 
Wednesday October 27, 2021
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Bristol Nitro Softball
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Field Baseball Diamond Kings
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Art-ventures with Penguins and Polar Bears - Art-ventures with Penguins and Polar Bears
Embark upon a journey through the Arctic and Antarctic regions to learn about the captivating lives of cold-weather creatures. Sculpt clay polar bears and penguin reliefs, build sand castle lighthouses, create shimmery sea jellies out of recycled materials, and more! Participants will explore various art techniques including decoupage, collage, and stained glass, all while learning fun facts about endangered creatures and the importance of being kind to our earth and oceans. Don't miss the Art-rageous fun!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Empower Hour - Empower Hour
Empower Hour is an after school empowerment program for elementary school age children. Participants will enjoy social skill building activities focused on adjusting to change, controlling impulsive behaviors and emotions, improving self-esteem, and making new friends!Ages: 7-11 yearsDates: September 29, 2021-December 22, 2022Days: WednesdaysTime: 4:00-5:00PMLocation: Bristol Youth Services -51 High St. Bristol, CT Fees: Free
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Bristol Nitro Softball
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM    BGLLS
 
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM    Volleyball Practice
 
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Men's Softball (Games)
 
Thursday October 28, 2021
3:00 AM - 10:00 PM    Men's Softball League - Men's Fall Softball League 2021: Team Registration
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services will once again be running a Men's Softball League for individuals 18 & older this spring on Mix St. in Bristol. The season is scheduled to run from April 12th through June 18th (9 weeks of regular season, plus a week of playoffs). Each team is guaranteed 18 regular season games (8 doubleheaders), and the top 8 teams (out of 10) make the playoffs. Games will take place Monday-Thursday evenings at Mix St. in Bristol and each team will have one doubleheader every week. Games will typically start at 7 and 8pm. Some games may be played at Casey Field in Bristol, and some start times may moved to 6 and 7pm or 8 and 9pm depending on the scheduling of make-up games. Make-ups may also be played on Fridays when necessary.Note: We are only able to admit 10 teams into the spring league, so do not wait to register. Registration is first come, first served. Fee is $800 in total for a team, with a $200 deposit due at the time of registration. Teams can submit the payment in full ($800) when they register online or at the Parks and Rec Office, or they can choose to just pay the $200 deposit to reserve their spot in the league but a team representative must submit the other $600 payment to the Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department Office before their first game.The winning team will receive championship t-shirts.Please note: We are only taking team registrations currently. If you are an individual looking to join a team, please contact Shawn Mirmina at shawnmirmina@bristolk12.org  If you have a group of players but not enough for a full team, reach out to Shawn to see if you could be combined withanother group to form a full team.
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Cookie Decorating - Halloween Cookie Decorating Kits
Here is your chance to get creative and put your decorating skills to the test! The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services department is bringing back our cookie decorating kids and will give you everything you need to create a masterpiece that even Chef Gordon Ramsay would approve of!Each decorating kit will include 5 sugar cookies, frosting and sprinkles to help you create the jack-o-latern or spooky ghost at home. All cookies are baked fresh and provided by our neighborhood friends at ShopRite of Bristol. Share your delicious works-of-art on social media using the hashtag #AllHeartParksRegistration for your Cookie Decorating kit will end Tuesday, October 26th at 3:00 PM.Curbside Pick Up:Due to COVID-19, the take home cookie decorating kits will be available for curbside pick-up at the Youth Services building in Bristol (51 High Street). All you need to do is drive up and give your name to our staff!Pick-up will take place on:Thursday, October 28th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Youth Services
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    BLL
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Mad Science Inventions – Eureka - Mad Science Inventions – Eureka
Explore famous inventors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Archimedes, Ben Franklin and even Rube Goldberg! Each week, Junior Inventors (that’s you!) will use their knowledge and creativity to overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors, and most important of all – their minds! Participants will bring home a science take-away each week.
 
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Baseball Practice
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Kitchen Creations - Spooky Eats: Halloween Dinner for (Adults) Ghouls & Goblins
Program Description: Join us for a Culinary workshop with ShopRight of Bristol Dietitians Lauren and Jessica. Sharpen your knife skills, learn new time saving techniques, and create a delicious themed dish in this one hour class. Ingredients will be delivered to your door (or picked up from the Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services office) so you can cook along as you watch and learn how to create healthy entrees for the entire family and even desserts!Starting in September, BPRYCS will be partnering with ShopRite to offer single session, seasonal themed cooking classes. All items included in the recipe will be included in the cost of the program.September - Fall Themed EntreeOctober - Halloween Themed EntreeNovember - Winter Themed Entree
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Bristol Police Cadets
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Thursday Night Adult Volleyball Leagues - 6-Person Adult Volleyball League - Fall Session
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth, and Community Services Department is excited to offer new Adult Co-ed Volleyball League on Thursday evenings. We will be offering one competitive and one recreational league.Teams of 6-8 participants are welcome with the requirement that two female participants are on the courts at all times. Please note this is an 18+ league, but high school players will be considered with parental permission and at the league director’s discretion. The league will run for 7 weeks with the last week being a tournament. The league fee is $200 and due at the time of registration. Participation waivers must be signed and handed to the league director before anyone is allowed to set onto the courts.If you do not currently have a team to play on, please select the individual registrations. We will try our best to find a team for you to participate in the league with. This is not a guarantee.
 
Friday October 29, 2021
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    BLL
 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM    BGLLS
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tiny Chefs - Spooky Eats: Halloween Bites
Program Description: Join us for a Culinary workshop with ShopRight of Bristol Dietitians Lauren and Jessica. Tiny Chefs provides a fun, exciting and unique atmosphere for our participants to develop hands on skills and techniques to be creative within a safe and controlled environment. Participants will learn how to create some of our favorite themed dishes. Parent supervision is recommended during class and activities.Ingredients for your recipes will be dropped off at your home the week of the class. If you prefer to pick your ingredients up from City Hall, please reach out to Recreation Supervisor Amry Shelby at amryshelby@bristolct.gov.
 
6:15 PM - 6:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
Saturday October 30, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM    BGLLS
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Field Baseball Diamond Kings
 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Girl Scout Meeting
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    BGLLS
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Practice/ possible games
 
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
Sunday October 31, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM    BGLLS
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Men's 40-and-Over Softball League - Men's 40 and Over Fall Softball League
Bristol Parks and Recreation will once again be running a 40-and-Over Men’s Softball League for individuals 40 & older this spring on Mix St. in Bristol. The season is scheduled to start April 18th. There will be 8 weekends of regular season games, plus a week of playoffs. Each team is guaranteed 16 regular season games (8 doubleheaders), and all teams make the playoffs. Games will take place on Sunday mornings at either Mix St. or Casey Field and each team will have one doubleheader every week. Teams will either play at 9+10am OR 11am+12pm.Note: We are only able to admit 6 teams into the spring league, so do not wait to register. Registration is first come, first served. Fee is $800 in total for a team, with a $200 deposit due at the time of registration. Teams can submit the payment in full ($800) when they register online or at the Parks and Rec Office, or they can choose to just pay the $200 deposit to reserve their spot in the league but a team representative must submit the other $600 payment to the Parks and Rec Office before their first game.The winning team will receive championship t-shirts.Please note: We are only taking team registrations currently. If you are an individual looking to join a team, please contact Shawn Mirmina at shawnmirmina@bristolk12.org  If you have a group of players but not enough for a full team, reach out to Shawn to see if you could be combined with another group to form a full team.
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Church Event
 
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM    BLL
 
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM    BGLLS
 
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM    BLL
 
Monday November 1, 2021
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM    Bristol Youth and Community Services Annual Holiday Gift Giving Program - Holiday Gift Giving Program
We are seeking individuals, families, and local businesses that are interested in sponsoring a youth/family in need this holiday.The holiday season will be here before we know it and local families will be seeking support for their youth. With the help of our generous donors, we proudly supported over 325 local youth last holiday season.Please contact Kyana Anderson at 860-314-4690 or KyanaAnderson@bristolct.gov to sponsor a youth/family or if your family is seeking support this holiday season.  
 
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Tennis Lessons - Youth Beginner (Mondays) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Peer Education - Peer Education
Peer Education is a leadership program that gives high school students the opportunity to use their talents to help their fellow classmates in need and connect them to supportive adults. There are 2 components of Peer Education: Rising Stars and Youth Court.Rising Star members are trained to provide accurate information to their peers on teenage issues, provide an outlet for their fellow peers to gain advice, and refer students in need to appropriate service providers when necessary. Students are more apt to express themselves or take advice from someone their own age versus an adult and often resist making connections when faced with stressors.Youth Court members form their own Youth Court within their high school. Members will hold roles such as Judge, Court Clerk, Advocate, or Jury Member and will follow a restorative justice approach to the court process. They will manage issues and cases as deemed appropriate by each high school and empower those that come before them. Come join us and use your leadership skills to make a positive change in your school!Click here to fill out the student application form (must be filled out to be considered for this program): https://forms.gle/PnyiTvLZyWBAtVRs7   
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Tennis Lessons - Youth Intermediate/Advanced (Mondays) - Session 1
Program Description:The Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services offers a wide variety of tennis lessons and programs to suit all of the communities tennis needs. Many different skills and techniques are reviewed to players of all skill levels. Please wear sneakers while attending this program. It is encouraged to bring your own tennis racquet, but racquets are available if needed. Lessons are held at Page Park Tennis courts once a week for 6 weeks with lessons varying from 30 minutes to 1.25 hours depending on age. Pee Wee Tennis - For ages 4-5 years old. This program involves games and activities to improve hand eye coordination, speed and agility! It is the perfect program to keep active and introduce your little one to a life long sport!Little Tennis - For ages 6-7 years old. This program incorporates fun games and activities to introduce children to the sport of tennis. The program is 30 minutes. Middle School & High School Lessons - Students will learn techniques and skills to enhance their enjoyment of playing tennis. These lesson are open to all ability levels. These lessons are for grades 6-12th. Lesson is 45 minutes. Youth Beginner Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have never participated in tennis lessons before or have had very little exposure to the sports. Lessons are 45 minutes.Youth Intermediate/Advanced Lessons- For ages 8-14 years old who have a lot of experience playing tennis and have a comprehensive understanding of forehand, backhand, volleying, serving and scoring. Lessons are 45 minutes. Adult Lessons- For ages 18+ who are looking to get more exposure to the sport of tennis. Drills, techniques, and games will be part of each class. Lessons are 75 minutes.  
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Adult Co-Ed Pickleball - Adult Pickleball - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors at the Page Park Tennis Courts. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at the Bristol Senior Community Center. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A:All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face masks while in the Bristol Senior Community Center.Program Description: The game of Pickleball combines elements of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. The sport of Pickleball is become increasingly popular throughout the world. About the Instructor:Instructor Alicia Palmisano is a certfied PE and Health Teacher in Manchester, CT. Alicia holds many certifications, including CPR/First Aid, AED, Medical Administration, and Physical Management Training (PMT). Alicia has participated in many sports and has been with the BPRYCS department for over eight years as both a Camp Director and Program Instructor. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ENTER THOUGH THE BACK ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING.
 
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
Wednesday November 3, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Art-ventures with Penguins and Polar Bears - Art-ventures with Penguins and Polar Bears
Embark upon a journey through the Arctic and Antarctic regions to learn about the captivating lives of cold-weather creatures. Sculpt clay polar bears and penguin reliefs, build sand castle lighthouses, create shimmery sea jellies out of recycled materials, and more! Participants will explore various art techniques including decoupage, collage, and stained glass, all while learning fun facts about endangered creatures and the importance of being kind to our earth and oceans. Don't miss the Art-rageous fun!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Empower Hour - Empower Hour
Empower Hour is an after school empowerment program for elementary school age children. Participants will enjoy social skill building activities focused on adjusting to change, controlling impulsive behaviors and emotions, improving self-esteem, and making new friends!Ages: 7-11 yearsDates: September 29, 2021-December 22, 2022Days: WednesdaysTime: 4:00-5:00PMLocation: Bristol Youth Services -51 High St. Bristol, CT Fees: Free
 
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM    Volleyball Practice
 
Thursday November 4, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Mad Science Inventions – Eureka - Mad Science Inventions – Eureka
Explore famous inventors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Archimedes, Ben Franklin and even Rube Goldberg! Each week, Junior Inventors (that’s you!) will use their knowledge and creativity to overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors, and most important of all – their minds! Participants will bring home a science take-away each week.
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Un-mounted Horsemanship - Session 2
Program Description:Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services is happy to partner with Shepard Meadows in Bristol to offer un-mounted horsemanship lessons to the community. Our un-mounted horsemanship program teaches horse skills such as grooming, tacking, and leading but also provides opportunities to challenge participants to persevere, problem solve, communicate and promotes the development of self-esteem. A growing body of research demonstrates that teaching horsemanship skills can promote emotion and social well-being in participants, serve as character education, and promote the social skills and leadership in youth and children, in particular. This is not a riding program, but you will be working hands on with one of Shepard Meadow's wonderful horses. Shepard Meadows is located at 733 Hill Street in Bristol.Please complete the documents in the forms section and bring them with you to the first class. 
 
Friday November 5, 2021
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Paint With Me - Paint With Me
Paint With Me is an accessible way for kids to learn about new art techniques, and create a work of art that they can take home. A professional teacher will give simple step by step instructions to guide participants create beautiful paintings with their individual touch. This class is engaging for painters of all experience levels!
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Co-Ed Flag Football (3rd-8th Grade) - Flag Football (Grades 3-4) - Session 2
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Flag Football is open to boys and girls in grades 3rd through 8th. Participants will be introduced to the game of football while utilizing flags. Players will work on basic football skills such as passing, catching, offense and defense in a safe and fund environment. Each week, teams will be formed to give participants a chance to socialize with everyone in the program. This program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Fridays.About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:15 PM - 6:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Co-Ed Flag Football (3rd-8th Grade) - Flag Football (Grades 5-8) - Session 2
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Flag Football is open to boys and girls in grades 3rd through 8th. Participants will be introduced to the game of football while utilizing flags. Players will work on basic football skills such as passing, catching, offense and defense in a safe and fund environment. Each week, teams will be formed to give participants a chance to socialize with everyone in the program. This program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Fridays.About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
Saturday November 6, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Mini Hoops Basketball (3-5yrs) - Mini Hoops (Saturday) - Session 4
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: Youth ages 3-5 will be introduced to the sport of basketball in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Kids will be introduced to numerous basketball skills and techniques through a variety of activities and games. This is a parent participation class. Program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Cubs (2 YO) - Session 2
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!We can only take a max of 9 per group. The Cubs program is a parent participation class.
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Basketball Skills (5-8yrs) - Basketball Skills (Saturday) - Session 4
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Participants ages 5-8 will be taught and practices fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, shooting. These skills will be further developed by the implementation of interactive drills. If time allows, participants will be introduced to game play in a fun environment. The Basketball Skills program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School's gymnasium on Tuesdays or Saturdays. Program times vary depending on the session. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Bears (3 YO) - Session 2
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!We can only take a max of 9 per group. The Cubs program is a parent participation class.
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball (9-13yrs) - 3 on 3 Basketball (Saturdays) - Session 4
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Boys and Girls ages 9-13 will work on sharpening their basketball skills through various instructional drills. Participants will also have the opportunity to play in 3 on 3 games. New teams will be created each week to give participants the opportunity to socialize with their peers. Program meets Chippen's Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department.   
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Grizzlies (4-5 YO) - Session 2
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!We can only take a max of 9 per group. The Cubs program is a parent participation class.
 
Monday November 8, 2021
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Peer Education - Peer Education
Peer Education is a leadership program that gives high school students the opportunity to use their talents to help their fellow classmates in need and connect them to supportive adults. There are 2 components of Peer Education: Rising Stars and Youth Court.Rising Star members are trained to provide accurate information to their peers on teenage issues, provide an outlet for their fellow peers to gain advice, and refer students in need to appropriate service providers when necessary. Students are more apt to express themselves or take advice from someone their own age versus an adult and often resist making connections when faced with stressors.Youth Court members form their own Youth Court within their high school. Members will hold roles such as Judge, Court Clerk, Advocate, or Jury Member and will follow a restorative justice approach to the court process. They will manage issues and cases as deemed appropriate by each high school and empower those that come before them. Come join us and use your leadership skills to make a positive change in your school!Click here to fill out the student application form (must be filled out to be considered for this program): https://forms.gle/PnyiTvLZyWBAtVRs7   
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Adult Co-Ed Pickleball - Adult Pickleball - Session 1
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors at the Page Park Tennis Courts. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at the Bristol Senior Community Center. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A:All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face masks while in the Bristol Senior Community Center.Program Description: The game of Pickleball combines elements of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. The sport of Pickleball is become increasingly popular throughout the world. About the Instructor:Instructor Alicia Palmisano is a certfied PE and Health Teacher in Manchester, CT. Alicia holds many certifications, including CPR/First Aid, AED, Medical Administration, and Physical Management Training (PMT). Alicia has participated in many sports and has been with the BPRYCS department for over eight years as both a Camp Director and Program Instructor. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ENTER THOUGH THE BACK ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING.
 
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
Tuesday November 9, 2021
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Mini Hoops Basketball (3-5yrs) - Mini Hoops (Tuesdays) - Session 3
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: Youth ages 3-5 will be introduced to the sport of basketball in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Kids will be introduced to numerous basketball skills and techniques through a variety of activities and games. This is a parent participation class. Program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Kitchen Creations - Chill Out: Winter Dinner Favorite
Program Description: Join us for a Culinary workshop with ShopRight of Bristol Dietitians Lauren and Jessica. Sharpen your knife skills, learn new time saving techniques, and create a delicious themed dish in this one hour class. Ingredients will be delivered to your door (or picked up from the Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services office) so you can cook along as you watch and learn how to create healthy entrees for the entire family and even desserts!Starting in September, BPRYCS will be partnering with ShopRite to offer single session, seasonal themed cooking classes. All items included in the recipe will be included in the cost of the program.September - Fall Themed EntreeOctober - Halloween Themed EntreeNovember - Winter Themed Entree
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Yoga w/ Heather - Session 2
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors at the Stafford Elementary's Outdoor Field. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at the Stafford Elementary School. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try!  We ask that you please bring your own mat!About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:50 PM - 7:35 PM    Basketball Skills (5-8yrs) - Basketball Skills (Tuesday) - Session 3
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Participants ages 5-8 will be taught and practices fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, shooting. These skills will be further developed by the implementation of interactive drills. If time allows, participants will be introduced to game play in a fun environment. The Basketball Skills program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School's gymnasium on Tuesdays or Saturdays. Program times vary depending on the session. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
7:40 PM - 8:25 PM    Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball (9-13yrs) - 3 on 3 Basketball (Tuesdays) - Session 3
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Boys and Girls ages 9-13 will work on sharpening their basketball skills through various instructional drills. Participants will also have the opportunity to play in 3 on 3 games. New teams will be created each week to give participants the opportunity to socialize with their peers. Program meets Chippen's Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department.   
 
Wednesday November 10, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Art-ventures with Penguins and Polar Bears - Art-ventures with Penguins and Polar Bears
Embark upon a journey through the Arctic and Antarctic regions to learn about the captivating lives of cold-weather creatures. Sculpt clay polar bears and penguin reliefs, build sand castle lighthouses, create shimmery sea jellies out of recycled materials, and more! Participants will explore various art techniques including decoupage, collage, and stained glass, all while learning fun facts about endangered creatures and the importance of being kind to our earth and oceans. Don't miss the Art-rageous fun!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Empower Hour - Empower Hour
Empower Hour is an after school empowerment program for elementary school age children. Participants will enjoy social skill building activities focused on adjusting to change, controlling impulsive behaviors and emotions, improving self-esteem, and making new friends!Ages: 7-11 yearsDates: September 29, 2021-December 22, 2022Days: WednesdaysTime: 4:00-5:00PMLocation: Bristol Youth Services -51 High St. Bristol, CT Fees: Free
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Tiny Chefs - Chill Out: Snow Much Food
Program Description: Join us for a Culinary workshop with ShopRight of Bristol Dietitians Lauren and Jessica. Tiny Chefs provides a fun, exciting and unique atmosphere for our participants to develop hands on skills and techniques to be creative within a safe and controlled environment. Participants will learn how to create some of our favorite themed dishes. Parent supervision is recommended during class and activities.Ingredients for your recipes will be dropped off at your home the week of the class. If you prefer to pick your ingredients up from City Hall, please reach out to Recreation Supervisor Amry Shelby at amryshelby@bristolct.gov.
 
5:30 PM - 7:15 PM    Bristol Youth Celebrating Diversity & Pride - Bristol Youth Celebrating Diversity and Pride
What:  A new group combining everything you loved from ‘Let’s Talk About R.A.C.E. & L.G.B.Teens & Queens’ rolled into one! Open to all Bristol high school students who are passionate about advocating for change within their community and schools and explore issues that directly affect them.Ages: 14-18 (High school only)Dates: November 2021- June 2022Days: WednesdaysTimes: 5:30PM – 7:15PMWhere: Bristol Youth and Community Services (51 High St. Bristol, CT 06010)Fees: Free
 
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM    Volleyball Practice
 
Friday November 12, 2021
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Co-Ed Flag Football (3rd-8th Grade) - Flag Football (Grades 3-4) - Session 2
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Flag Football is open to boys and girls in grades 3rd through 8th. Participants will be introduced to the game of football while utilizing flags. Players will work on basic football skills such as passing, catching, offense and defense in a safe and fund environment. Each week, teams will be formed to give participants a chance to socialize with everyone in the program. This program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Fridays.About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:15 PM - 6:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Co-Ed Flag Football (3rd-8th Grade) - Flag Football (Grades 5-8) - Session 2
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Flag Football is open to boys and girls in grades 3rd through 8th. Participants will be introduced to the game of football while utilizing flags. Players will work on basic football skills such as passing, catching, offense and defense in a safe and fund environment. Each week, teams will be formed to give participants a chance to socialize with everyone in the program. This program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Fridays.About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
Saturday November 13, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Mini Hoops Basketball (3-5yrs) - Mini Hoops (Saturday) - Session 4
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: Youth ages 3-5 will be introduced to the sport of basketball in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Kids will be introduced to numerous basketball skills and techniques through a variety of activities and games. This is a parent participation class. Program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Cubs (2 YO) - Session 2
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!We can only take a max of 9 per group. The Cubs program is a parent participation class.
 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Girl Scout Meeting
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Basketball Skills (5-8yrs) - Basketball Skills (Saturday) - Session 4
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Participants ages 5-8 will be taught and practices fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, shooting. These skills will be further developed by the implementation of interactive drills. If time allows, participants will be introduced to game play in a fun environment. The Basketball Skills program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School's gymnasium on Tuesdays or Saturdays. Program times vary depending on the session. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Bears (3 YO) - Session 2
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!We can only take a max of 9 per group. The Cubs program is a parent participation class.
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball (9-13yrs) - 3 on 3 Basketball (Saturdays) - Session 4
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Boys and Girls ages 9-13 will work on sharpening their basketball skills through various instructional drills. Participants will also have the opportunity to play in 3 on 3 games. New teams will be created each week to give participants the opportunity to socialize with their peers. Program meets Chippen's Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department.   
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Grizzlies (4-5 YO) - Session 2
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors in the open field at Stafford Elementary. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at Stafford Elementary. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!We can only take a max of 9 per group. The Cubs program is a parent participation class.
 
Monday November 15, 2021
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Peer Education - Peer Education
Peer Education is a leadership program that gives high school students the opportunity to use their talents to help their fellow classmates in need and connect them to supportive adults. There are 2 components of Peer Education: Rising Stars and Youth Court.Rising Star members are trained to provide accurate information to their peers on teenage issues, provide an outlet for their fellow peers to gain advice, and refer students in need to appropriate service providers when necessary. Students are more apt to express themselves or take advice from someone their own age versus an adult and often resist making connections when faced with stressors.Youth Court members form their own Youth Court within their high school. Members will hold roles such as Judge, Court Clerk, Advocate, or Jury Member and will follow a restorative justice approach to the court process. They will manage issues and cases as deemed appropriate by each high school and empower those that come before them. Come join us and use your leadership skills to make a positive change in your school!Click here to fill out the student application form (must be filled out to be considered for this program): https://forms.gle/PnyiTvLZyWBAtVRs7   
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Skyhawks Volleyball - Skyhawks Volleyball Skills
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description.Skyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled program. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on bumping, spiking, hitting and serving. This program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player.
 
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Private Piano Lessons - Private Piano Lessons
Learn to play piano for the first time, or enhance your skills! For beginners, lessons will focus on rhythm, reading, dynamics, and an introduction to ear-training. For intermediate and advanced students lessons will prioritize learning to master pieces, style, technique and expression. All students will learn and play music they are interested in! These lessons are private, and are purchased in a set of ten 30-minute sessions.
 
Tuesday November 16, 2021
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Mini Hoops Basketball (3-5yrs) - Mini Hoops (Tuesdays) - Session 3
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: Youth ages 3-5 will be introduced to the sport of basketball in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Kids will be introduced to numerous basketball skills and techniques through a variety of activities and games. This is a parent participation class. Program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Yoga w/ Heather - Session 2
Program Update:BPRYCS will be offering this program outdoors at the Stafford Elementary's Outdoor Field. At this time, mask are not required for participation outdoors. In the case of inclement weather, to avoid cancellations and missed classes, the program will move indoors to the gymnasium at the Stafford Elementary School. If the program is moved indoors to the gymnasium, mask will be required for participants per Executive Order 13A. Please make sure that you are signed up for text and email blasts, as this is how location changes due to inclement weather will be communicated.Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try!  We ask that you please bring your own mat!About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:50 PM - 7:35 PM    Basketball Skills (5-8yrs) - Basketball Skills (Tuesday) - Session 3
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Participants ages 5-8 will be taught and practices fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, shooting. These skills will be further developed by the implementation of interactive drills. If time allows, participants will be introduced to game play in a fun environment. The Basketball Skills program meets at Chippens Hill Middle School's gymnasium on Tuesdays or Saturdays. Program times vary depending on the session. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
7:40 PM - 8:25 PM    Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball (9-13yrs) - 3 on 3 Basketball (Tuesdays) - Session 3
Per Executive Order 13A (updated 8/5/2021):All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear a face-covering mask as all times when inside a public or private school building (PreK-12).Program Description:Boys and Girls ages 9-13 will work on sharpening their basketball skills through various instructional drills. Participants will also have the opportunity to play in 3 on 3 games. New teams will be created each week to give participants the opportunity to socialize with their peers. Program meets Chippen's Hill Middle School on Tuesdays or Saturdays, times vary. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department.