Parks & Rec Announces Special Events For Residents

Newtown Parks & Recreation Department will host three special events this month. All three are free of charge, but they are also for Newtown residents only.

Registration for each event needs to be done online. Additional information is available by calling 203-270-4340.

The first will be “Mad Science Special Event: Up, Up and Away!” on Saturday, March 9.

Would you mind being stepped on by an elephant? This mesmerizing special event illustrates the principles of air pressure. With the help of volunteers throughout the show attendees will learn how the “forces at work” affect the world around us.

Learn how much pressure we have on us at all times. The show will include hands-on demonstrations and presentations.

It is geared to children ages 3–14. For more information and to register, visit the Parks & Recreation website, and search for Activity 319501A.

Then on Saturday, March 23, from 10 am until 1 pm, children ages 5–10 are invited to join Tom Czaplinski and other experienced coaches and high school athletes for A Day of Volleyball.

This event will be at Newtown Youth Academy, 4 Primrose Street. A day of volleyball designed to teach the game in a fun positive atmosphere, all aspects of the game will be taught including passing, serving, setting and hitting.

Search for Activity 319502A when registering.

The final program this month will be Andre’s Cardio Craze, on Tuesday, March 26, at Newtown Middle School.

The special one-hour class will begin at 7 pm and is uniquely designed for parent and child interaction in an upbeat, high energy, fun-filled environment. Adults and children of all ages can participate regardless of skill level.

During an exciting workout, adults and children can have fun dancing to a variety of popular music. With easy-to-learn steps, it is a class that anyone can enjoy, even those who are challenged in the area of rhythm. The event is suitable for ages 5 and up.

Music for the class will be donated by Newtown resident Kevin “Music Man” Koschel. Search for Activity 319503A when registering for this class.

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