Our summer programming is at its peak in August, with lots of things going every day! Check our Event Calendar for the full lineup, here are some of the highlights:
Nature Nick Animal Show
Wednesday Aug 3, 2016, 4:30 PM
Let Nature Nick introduce you to the true athletes of the animal world! This show will feature hopping kangaroos and lightening fast falcons! Nature Nick will also read excerpts from his new book entitled Animal Athletes. Registration Required.
Intro to Kids Hip-Hop at United Rhythms Studio
Friday Aug 5, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Join us for a special kids introduction to hip-hop workshop at United Rhythms Dance Studio! Meet us at United Rhythms at The Watch Clock Factory at 134 Elm Street in Cheshire. Don’t miss this fun chance to try out your best dance moves! For ages 5 to 12, no registration required.
Tuesdays: Aug 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016, 1:00 PM
Our movies all have a sports theme this month:
- Aug 2 – Knute Rockne All American (1940)
- Aug 16 – Flying Scotsman (2006)
- Aug 23 – Miracle (2004)
- Aug 30 – McFarland USA (2015)
Introduction to Hatha-Tantra Yoga
Wednesdays: Aug 10 – 31, 2016, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
In this series, participants will experience gentle stretching, basic postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), and guided meditation. This slower-paced series is a good place for those looking to begin a yoga practice or to learn more about what yoga is and experience some fundamental practices and philosophy. Suitable for beginners, no prior experience with yoga is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Accommodations for those who may prefer to practice using a chair are possible. Space is limited – register today!
The Cheshire Performing Arts Academy – Creative Movement
Friday Aug 12, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Join us for a introductory ballet and creative movement class presented by The Cheshire Performing Arts Academy! Ages 3-4, no registration required.
Managing Stress in a 24/7 World
Thursday Aug 18, 2016, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Does trying to juggle work, family and self-care leave you feeling exhausted and stressed out? Join Nancy Boudreau for an informative seminar on managing stress. During this talk you’ll learn how stress affects your body, strategies for dealing with stress (including meditation) and breath work that will help quiet your mind and calm your nervous system. Registration required.
Beginner Irish Dance Workshop
Friday Aug 19, 2016, 1:00 PM
Join us for a special Irish dance beginner workshop from The Horgan Academy of Irish Dance in Naugatuck and Cheshire. This is a unique opportunity to take a demo class with an award winning studio! Ages 5 to 12, no registration required.
Kid’s Summer Reading Finale @ Cheshire Pool
Wednesday Aug 24, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Join us for our Summer Reading Finale hosted at the Cheshire Pool at Bartlem Park, 520 South Main Street in Cheshire. Enjoy swimming and bring a picnic!!! You will be able to purchase dessert from the Sugar Bakery Cupcake Truck. Have a family picnic and swim during our last program for the summer. All ages welcomed! No registration required.
To The Nines
Thursday Aug 25, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Author and golf enthusiast Anthony Pioppi will profile notable 9-hole golf courses around the county, including Fenwick Golf Course in Old Saybrook. In addition he will discuss the long gone 9-hole Honey Pot Country Club in Cheshire. Copies of Mr. Pioppi’s book To the Nines will be available for purchase. Registration required.
Adult Summer Reading Finale: Hula Hoop Dance Fitness @ Cheshire Park
Wednesday Aug 31, 2016, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Join Meg Geyser for this upbeat, aerobic workout mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party with a SPIN. We will be using specially designed and easy to use adult sized hula hoops on the waist and off the body to add an extra element of fun and fitness. At the conclusion of this program we will reveal the grand prize winner for the Health is Wealth Adult Summer Reading. Registration required.