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Monday February 6, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Indoor walking
 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Cribbage - Cribbage 2023
Join this fun group of seniors every Monday afternoon at 1pm for an afternoon of cribbage at the Peterborough Community Center - year 'round!  This is another great way to get out and socialize! Coffee is provided and you are welcome to bring a treat to share.  If you do not know the game of cribbage, do not worry.  There is someone in the group who would be happy to teach you.   Who:     Anyone ages 50+When:   MondaysTime:    1 to 3:30pmCost:     $2.50/session (please pay at the door)YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    PRD Youth Basketball Practice
 
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM    ConVal Soccer Club U9 boys (M.Faber)
 
Tuesday February 7, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Strong Seniors: Stretching, Strength, & Balance - Strong Seniors Drop In Visit
Come on out for a fun fitness class!Class DescriptionPlease join in this adult/senior group exercise class in the spacious Community Center where Christine Hansen, PTA , will guide you through gentle warm ups, stretching, arm and leg strengthening as well as balance exercises.  For some of the exercises you will be seated in a chair and progressing to standing with holding onto chair for support.  Chris will integrate breathing, yoga and other types of exercises over the 6 week session.  Bring a friend, meet new friends and start with a gentle exercise program to regain overall strength, balance and conditioning.InstructorChristine Hansen has extensive experience in working with adults and seniors in a variety of exercise-based settings. This includes 20+ years as a physical therapist assistant and certified occupational therapy assistant at MCH, local assisted living centers and home health.  She has taught many group exercise classes including: Strong Living, LSVT, aerobics and other senior exercise classes in assisted living centers throughout the Monadnock region.Logistics:Where: Peterborough Community CenterWhen: Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 3 - February 14Time: 11am-12pmAge: 50+Cost: $12/residents, $15/non-residents. Purchase all classes for $132/residents, $168/non-residentsExpectations:- All equipment will be provided- Please contact the Recreation Department at 603-924-8080 with questions about accommodations that can be made for individual needs. Please ask for Julia!- REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Strong Seniors: Stretching, Strength, & Balance - Strong Seniors Session III Bulk Package
Come on out for a fun fitness class!Class DescriptionPlease join in this adult/senior group exercise class in the spacious Community Center where Christine Hansen, PTA , will guide you through gentle warm ups, stretching, arm and leg strengthening as well as balance exercises.  For some of the exercises you will be seated in a chair and progressing to standing with holding onto chair for support.  Chris will integrate breathing, yoga and other types of exercises over the 6 week session.  Bring a friend, meet new friends and start with a gentle exercise program to regain overall strength, balance and conditioning.InstructorChristine Hansen has extensive experience in working with adults and seniors in a variety of exercise-based settings. This includes 20+ years as a physical therapist assistant and certified occupational therapy assistant at MCH, local assisted living centers and home health.  She has taught many group exercise classes including: Strong Living, LSVT, aerobics and other senior exercise classes in assisted living centers throughout the Monadnock region.Logistics:Where: Peterborough Community CenterWhen: Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 3 - February 14Time: 11am-12pmAge: 50+Cost: $12/residents, $15/non-residents. Purchase all classes for $132/residents, $168/non-residentsExpectations:- All equipment will be provided- Please contact the Recreation Department at 603-924-8080 with questions about accommodations that can be made for individual needs. Please ask for Julia!- REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    DCA basketball practice
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
Wednesday February 8, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Cleaning PCC
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Indoor walking
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Kraft Korner - Kraft Korner 2023
Join other people with your current project and work on it while you enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation!Who:     Ages 50+When:   Wednesdays, NO PROGRAM NOVEMBER 16th and 23rdTime:     1 to 3pmWhere:  Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StreetCost:     $2.50/visit plus the cost of supplies for group crafts. Please pay Gloria at the door.For more information, please call Gloria at 603-784-5032. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Mahjong - Mahjong 2023
Come join other Mahjong enthusiasts enjoy this engaging game of skill, strategy and luck. Check it out! For more information, please call Gloria at 603-784-5032 or the PRD office at 603-924-8080.Who:    50+When:  WednesdaysWhere: Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StreetTime:   1:30 to 3:30pmCost:    $2.50/person/visit - please pay Gloria at the doorYOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Skiing 2023 - Ski lessons for youth, 2022/23
Peterborough Rec Ski ProgramSponsored by the PRD and Crotched Mountain Skiing 2023 for 1st through 4th gradersRegistration deadline:  November 1, 2022 for the PRD ProgramThe website is now operational to register your child for ski lessons at Crotched Mountain!  Despite what their website currently says (as of 9-19-22), the program includes 5 weeks’ worth of lessons and then gives you two more times to go up and practice what you have learned.  The PRD Ski Program begins January 11, 2023 and runs for 5 consecutive weeks barring a delay due to Mother Nature. To register with Crotched Mountain, please go to: For snowboarding:  https://www.crotchedmtn.com/plan-your-trip/ski-and-ride-lessons/products/Ski-Club-7-Week-Snowboard-Program For skiing: https://www.crotchedmtn.com/plan-your-trip/ski-and-ride-lessons/products/Ski-Club-7-Week-Ski-Program IMPORTANT CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS:  You must register with Crotched Mountain (CM) first and then stop by the office with your receipt (via email is fine also) and register your child(ren) with the Peterborough Recreation Department.  Because we need to buy the correct number of chaperone passes for the kids participating, we need you to register with us – regardless of transportation needs - to be part of the PRD program.  We will be mailing a packet of information to registrants when we get closer to January.We will be attending lessons on Wednesday, with lessons beginning at 4pm. CM Ski Club Prices:               $289.00 includes 5 lessons, lift and rentals               $140.00 includes lessons and rentals (no, they do not have a lower, separate price, for lessons - if you have your own equipment).PRD Ski ProgramWho:     Kids in grades 1 through 4 who are participating in CM lessonsWhen:    January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8Time:     Leave PES around 3pm, ski lesson at 4pm               Return to PES by 7:30pmWhere:  We leave from (and return to) the Peterborough Elementary SchoolCost:      $61/resident of Peterborough              $69/non-resident Parents/guardians:  please let the PRD know if you are willing to chaperone all 5 times of the skiing program.  We need to determine what we need to purchase in order for you to commit to helping by November 1st, at 4:30pm.
 
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM    PRD Youth Basketball Practice
 
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM    PRD Youth Basketball Practice
 
Thursday February 9, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Strong Seniors: Stretching, Strength, & Balance - Strong Seniors Drop In Visit
Come on out for a fun fitness class!Class DescriptionPlease join in this adult/senior group exercise class in the spacious Community Center where Christine Hansen, PTA , will guide you through gentle warm ups, stretching, arm and leg strengthening as well as balance exercises.  For some of the exercises you will be seated in a chair and progressing to standing with holding onto chair for support.  Chris will integrate breathing, yoga and other types of exercises over the 6 week session.  Bring a friend, meet new friends and start with a gentle exercise program to regain overall strength, balance and conditioning.InstructorChristine Hansen has extensive experience in working with adults and seniors in a variety of exercise-based settings. This includes 20+ years as a physical therapist assistant and certified occupational therapy assistant at MCH, local assisted living centers and home health.  She has taught many group exercise classes including: Strong Living, LSVT, aerobics and other senior exercise classes in assisted living centers throughout the Monadnock region.Logistics:Where: Peterborough Community CenterWhen: Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 3 - February 14Time: 11am-12pmAge: 50+Cost: $12/residents, $15/non-residents. Purchase all classes for $132/residents, $168/non-residentsExpectations:- All equipment will be provided- Please contact the Recreation Department at 603-924-8080 with questions about accommodations that can be made for individual needs. Please ask for Julia!- REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Strong Seniors: Stretching, Strength, & Balance - Strong Seniors Session III Bulk Package
Come on out for a fun fitness class!Class DescriptionPlease join in this adult/senior group exercise class in the spacious Community Center where Christine Hansen, PTA , will guide you through gentle warm ups, stretching, arm and leg strengthening as well as balance exercises.  For some of the exercises you will be seated in a chair and progressing to standing with holding onto chair for support.  Chris will integrate breathing, yoga and other types of exercises over the 6 week session.  Bring a friend, meet new friends and start with a gentle exercise program to regain overall strength, balance and conditioning.InstructorChristine Hansen has extensive experience in working with adults and seniors in a variety of exercise-based settings. This includes 20+ years as a physical therapist assistant and certified occupational therapy assistant at MCH, local assisted living centers and home health.  She has taught many group exercise classes including: Strong Living, LSVT, aerobics and other senior exercise classes in assisted living centers throughout the Monadnock region.Logistics:Where: Peterborough Community CenterWhen: Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 3 - February 14Time: 11am-12pmAge: 50+Cost: $12/residents, $15/non-residents. Purchase all classes for $132/residents, $168/non-residentsExpectations:- All equipment will be provided- Please contact the Recreation Department at 603-924-8080 with questions about accommodations that can be made for individual needs. Please ask for Julia!- REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Pickleball - Adult - Beginner Pickleball Clinic -Th 2/9 and 2/16
So, what is this funny named sport? Outside of being the fastest growing sport in America, this game is described as a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The game is played on a badminton size court, utilizing a net like the one used in tennis, and the paddles are fashioned after ping pong paddles. The ball? It is a wiffle-type ball. Most of our players are over 50 years old, but younger folks are welcome. Come check it out!!Location: Adams Playground Tennis Courts, 71 Union St., Peterborough, NH (USA)Where:  Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StWhen:   For Recreational Play (Level 2.0 to 3.25)                  Tuesday and Friday mornings, 8:30 to 10:30am (no session on March 14)                Monday afternoon, 2:30 to 4:30pm starting January 16th, (no sessions on January 30 and March 13th)                Saturday afternoons, 3 to 5pm starting January 14. (no sessions on 2-18, 3-11 and 3-18)                For Open Play (Level 2.0 to 5.0)                    Wednesday morning, 8:30 to 10:30am (no session on March 14th)                Thursday evening, 6 to 8pm                     Sunday afternoon, 4 to 6pm                For Competitive Play (Level 3.5 to 5.0)                   Monday and Thursday mornings, 8:30 to 10:30am (no session on March 13th or 14th)                    Tuesday evening, 6 to 8pm (no session on March 14th)                    Saturday afternoon, 1 to 3pm, stating January 14th. (no session on 2-18, 3-11 and 3-18)Registration: Please fill out the emergency contact form before playing.  If you have one on file, you are all set. We will be using a sign-in sheet, please sign yourself in. There will be a binder inside the orange box & PCC bag with pages of these sheets. Also, please utilize PlayTime Scheduler for Pickleball at  https://www.playtimescheduler.comFee: $3 pp each time slot or quarterly rate of $58 until Friday, January 13th.         Effective 14 January 2023:            $5/pp/Resident of Peterborough/session             $8/pp/non-resident/session             Quarterly rates:             $68/quarter/Resident of Peterborough              $78/quarter/Non-resident              The first quarter begins January 1st through March 31st              The second quarter begins April 1st through June 30th.              The third quarter is July 1st through September 30th.              The fourth quarter is October 1st through December 31st.BEGINNER CLINICS - Offered Thursday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:30pm.  Registration required through this registration system. Practice with other new players with the goal of integrating into Recreational or Open play.  - We have paddles and balls you can use.- Bring a clean pair of sneakers to play in and a water bottle.  When we move outdoors:Outdoor Schedule: All skill levels are welcome. Courts will be divided into recreational and competitive play, as needed. Located at 71 Union St.1)    Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 10:30am.  All levels2)    Sunday, 5:30 to 7:30pm.  All levels  
 
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM    SNHS Pickleball
 
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM    DCA basketball practice
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    PRD Youth Basketball Practice
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    indoor pickleball
 
Friday February 10, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Senior Lunches - Senior Lunch Program 2023
The Senior Lunch program runs on Fridays, throughout the year - barring the weather and placement of holidays. Please provide your own lunch. For more information or to make a reservation for a Special Lunch* please call Gloria at (603) 784-5032.  Please bring your own lunch, silverware, etc.  Where: Peterborough Community CenterWhen: Fridays, 10:30-12:30pmBring your own lunch. Special lunch events are $10/person with reservations required.Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Indoor Walking
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Cintas fire inspection
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Painting with Paula - All Paint Nights
Join Paula for some painting! Program DescriptionExplore the the world of acrylic painting in this hands on class Paula will walk participants through different brush techniques and ideas while instilling that each painter is unique in this supportive environment. Canvases, paint brushes, paint are included in this workshop. See the painting below for a sample of what you'll paint on January 20th! About PaulaPaula, owner of Dancing Wind Studio, is a self taught artist who paints in acrylics, water color and alcohol inks and has been teaching both out of her studio and in surrounding towns.  Logistics Where: Meeting Room, 64 Union StreetWhen: Friday, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 17 (snow date)Time: 3pm-5pmAge: 50+Cost: Resident/$40, Non-Resident/$45, buy a bulk package for $240 if Resident, $270 for Non-Resident Expectations- You don't need to bring anything but an open mind! 
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Painting with Paula - February 10th Paint Night
Join Paula for some painting! Program DescriptionExplore the the world of acrylic painting in this hands on class Paula will walk participants through different brush techniques and ideas while instilling that each painter is unique in this supportive environment. Canvases, paint brushes, paint are included in this workshop. See the painting below for a sample of what you'll paint on January 20th! About PaulaPaula, owner of Dancing Wind Studio, is a self taught artist who paints in acrylics, water color and alcohol inks and has been teaching both out of her studio and in surrounding towns.  Logistics Where: Meeting Room, 64 Union StreetWhen: Friday, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 17 (snow date)Time: 3pm-5pmAge: 50+Cost: Resident/$40, Non-Resident/$45, buy a bulk package for $240 if Resident, $270 for Non-Resident Expectations- You don't need to bring anything but an open mind! 
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Senior Paint Program Placeholder
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    DCA basketball practice
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    ConVal Soccer Club U10 Girls (D. Petrone)
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Sweetheart Dance & Snow Date Placeholder
 
Saturday February 11, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Middle School Paint Placeholder
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    pickleball placeholder
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Pickleball recreational
 
Sunday February 12, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM    Futsal, Pick-up, Men's 35+ years of age - Futsal, 35+ Men's - week 9
Organized by the PRD and Gavin Sturges  Futsal is like indoor soccer, with a denser ball and slightly different rules. What a great way to get some exercise during the winter months while socializing with a good group of guys. If you would like more information. please contact the PRD office at 924-8080.Over 35 year old men's groupCoordinator:  Gavin Sturges Who:     Guys, 35 years of age and olderWhen:   Sunday mornings              January 1, 2023 through April 2, 2023               Registration time cuts off the Friday before the session of play, register below.             NO sessions on December 25th, February 26th or March 5th Time:     8:30 to 9:30am Where:  Peterborough Community Center at 25 Elm Street, P'boro Cost:     $4/resident of Peterborough, $5/non-resident             Please pay Gavin at the door 3 Notes: - Please bring clean indoor shoes to play in                    - Payment made at the game itself              - If you are not feeling well, please stay home 
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    African Drumming - African Drumming - All February Classes
African Drumming Instructed by: Abou SyllaSponsored by: the Peterborough Recreation DepartmentJoin this unique opportunity to learn the basics of African drumming from the Guinean tradition. This is an energizing group experience, where together we learn to play a variety of celebratory rhythms.  You will learn and hear fun and informative stories about the Guinean culture as we get to know each other.  Drums and other hand percussion instruments will be provided.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of water and a smile.  All are welcomed, no prior experience required. What you will learn:During class, you will learn to recognize and play a variety of rhythms that go with different Guinean dances/ceremonies.  Abou will break down the rhythms into smaller parts that will be repeated until the class is able to play together.  A small group of “regulars” are often in attendance who add support to the joyful noise! To enhance the experience, from time to time, Abou may invite fellow drummers from his tradition to join the group as his guests.  Lots of laughter and good vibes provide for an energizing class.About Abou:  N’Camara Abou Sylla is a musical national treasure in the country of Guinea, West Africa.  He has made the Monadnock region his home for the past 20 years where he teaches African drumming to students of all ages and abilities at schools, summer camps, and a variety of community groups.  Additionally, Abou is known worldwide as a master balafone player (think a western xylophone).  Learn more about him at balafonvibration.com. About African rhythms:African drummers gather to accompany dancers who perform at village celebratory events such as coming of age, weddings, parties, and reunions.  Similiar to musical formats we are familiar with, a West African drum ensemble is comprised of a lead drummer, a bass drummer, and a rhythm section.  The djembe is often played by the lead drummer, and those drummers in the rhythm section.   About the drums:The primary drum used in class is called a djembe (pronounced JEM-BAY), which is typically played while seated.  A djembe is a rope-tuned goatskin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.Djembes and other hand percussion instruments will be available in class.  After a few lessons, students often purchase their own drums which can be found in various places at a range of prices on the internet, drum shops specializing in African drums, and through Abou Sylla.  Abou travels to Guinea during the year and can arrange to purchase a djembe just for you by arrangement. The other drum used in class is a set of dun-dun’s.  This collection of three drums is played while standing and provides the “base beat” of the rhythm being played.  Students will have the opportunity to learn how to play the dun-dun’s as well.Who: Adults (18+) When: SundaysTime: 5-6:30pm Where: Peterborough Recreation Department Meeting Room, 64 Union St.Cost: Single class (drop in or "try it out"): Residents $15, Non-Residents $18            Monthly Bulk Packages Available - No refunds or pro-rated fees on bulk packages. 
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    African Drumming - African Drumming - February 12 Drop In
African Drumming Instructed by: Abou SyllaSponsored by: the Peterborough Recreation DepartmentJoin this unique opportunity to learn the basics of African drumming from the Guinean tradition. This is an energizing group experience, where together we learn to play a variety of celebratory rhythms.  You will learn and hear fun and informative stories about the Guinean culture as we get to know each other.  Drums and other hand percussion instruments will be provided.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of water and a smile.  All are welcomed, no prior experience required. What you will learn:During class, you will learn to recognize and play a variety of rhythms that go with different Guinean dances/ceremonies.  Abou will break down the rhythms into smaller parts that will be repeated until the class is able to play together.  A small group of “regulars” are often in attendance who add support to the joyful noise! To enhance the experience, from time to time, Abou may invite fellow drummers from his tradition to join the group as his guests.  Lots of laughter and good vibes provide for an energizing class.About Abou:  N’Camara Abou Sylla is a musical national treasure in the country of Guinea, West Africa.  He has made the Monadnock region his home for the past 20 years where he teaches African drumming to students of all ages and abilities at schools, summer camps, and a variety of community groups.  Additionally, Abou is known worldwide as a master balafone player (think a western xylophone).  Learn more about him at balafonvibration.com. About African rhythms:African drummers gather to accompany dancers who perform at village celebratory events such as coming of age, weddings, parties, and reunions.  Similiar to musical formats we are familiar with, a West African drum ensemble is comprised of a lead drummer, a bass drummer, and a rhythm section.  The djembe is often played by the lead drummer, and those drummers in the rhythm section.   About the drums:The primary drum used in class is called a djembe (pronounced JEM-BAY), which is typically played while seated.  A djembe is a rope-tuned goatskin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.Djembes and other hand percussion instruments will be available in class.  After a few lessons, students often purchase their own drums which can be found in various places at a range of prices on the internet, drum shops specializing in African drums, and through Abou Sylla.  Abou travels to Guinea during the year and can arrange to purchase a djembe just for you by arrangement. The other drum used in class is a set of dun-dun’s.  This collection of three drums is played while standing and provides the “base beat” of the rhythm being played.  Students will have the opportunity to learn how to play the dun-dun’s as well.Who: Adults (18+) When: SundaysTime: 5-6:30pm Where: Peterborough Recreation Department Meeting Room, 64 Union St.Cost: Single class (drop in or "try it out"): Residents $15, Non-Residents $18            Monthly Bulk Packages Available - No refunds or pro-rated fees on bulk packages. 
 
Monday February 13, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Indoor walking
 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Cribbage - Cribbage 2023
Join this fun group of seniors every Monday afternoon at 1pm for an afternoon of cribbage at the Peterborough Community Center - year 'round!  This is another great way to get out and socialize! Coffee is provided and you are welcome to bring a treat to share.  If you do not know the game of cribbage, do not worry.  There is someone in the group who would be happy to teach you.   Who:     Anyone ages 50+When:   MondaysTime:    1 to 3:30pmCost:     $2.50/session (please pay at the door)YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    PRD Youth Basketball Practice
 
Tuesday February 14, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Strong Seniors: Stretching, Strength, & Balance - Strong Seniors Drop In Visit
Come on out for a fun fitness class!Class DescriptionPlease join in this adult/senior group exercise class in the spacious Community Center where Christine Hansen, PTA , will guide you through gentle warm ups, stretching, arm and leg strengthening as well as balance exercises.  For some of the exercises you will be seated in a chair and progressing to standing with holding onto chair for support.  Chris will integrate breathing, yoga and other types of exercises over the 6 week session.  Bring a friend, meet new friends and start with a gentle exercise program to regain overall strength, balance and conditioning.InstructorChristine Hansen has extensive experience in working with adults and seniors in a variety of exercise-based settings. This includes 20+ years as a physical therapist assistant and certified occupational therapy assistant at MCH, local assisted living centers and home health.  She has taught many group exercise classes including: Strong Living, LSVT, aerobics and other senior exercise classes in assisted living centers throughout the Monadnock region.Logistics:Where: Peterborough Community CenterWhen: Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 3 - February 14Time: 11am-12pmAge: 50+Cost: $12/residents, $15/non-residents. Purchase all classes for $132/residents, $168/non-residentsExpectations:- All equipment will be provided- Please contact the Recreation Department at 603-924-8080 with questions about accommodations that can be made for individual needs. Please ask for Julia!- REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Strong Seniors: Stretching, Strength, & Balance - Strong Seniors Session III Bulk Package
Come on out for a fun fitness class!Class DescriptionPlease join in this adult/senior group exercise class in the spacious Community Center where Christine Hansen, PTA , will guide you through gentle warm ups, stretching, arm and leg strengthening as well as balance exercises.  For some of the exercises you will be seated in a chair and progressing to standing with holding onto chair for support.  Chris will integrate breathing, yoga and other types of exercises over the 6 week session.  Bring a friend, meet new friends and start with a gentle exercise program to regain overall strength, balance and conditioning.InstructorChristine Hansen has extensive experience in working with adults and seniors in a variety of exercise-based settings. This includes 20+ years as a physical therapist assistant and certified occupational therapy assistant at MCH, local assisted living centers and home health.  She has taught many group exercise classes including: Strong Living, LSVT, aerobics and other senior exercise classes in assisted living centers throughout the Monadnock region.Logistics:Where: Peterborough Community CenterWhen: Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 3 - February 14Time: 11am-12pmAge: 50+Cost: $12/residents, $15/non-residents. Purchase all classes for $132/residents, $168/non-residentsExpectations:- All equipment will be provided- Please contact the Recreation Department at 603-924-8080 with questions about accommodations that can be made for individual needs. Please ask for Julia!- REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    DCA basketball practice
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
Wednesday February 15, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Indoor walking
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Kraft Korner - Kraft Korner 2023
Join other people with your current project and work on it while you enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation!Who:     Ages 50+When:   Wednesdays, NO PROGRAM NOVEMBER 16th and 23rdTime:     1 to 3pmWhere:  Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StreetCost:     $2.50/visit plus the cost of supplies for group crafts. Please pay Gloria at the door.For more information, please call Gloria at 603-784-5032. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Mahjong - Mahjong 2023
Come join other Mahjong enthusiasts enjoy this engaging game of skill, strategy and luck. Check it out! For more information, please call Gloria at 603-784-5032 or the PRD office at 603-924-8080.Who:    50+When:  WednesdaysWhere: Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StreetTime:   1:30 to 3:30pmCost:    $2.50/person/visit - please pay Gloria at the doorYOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM    PRD Youth Basketball Practice
 
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM    PRD Youth Basketball Practice
 
Thursday February 16, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    placeholder - exercise program
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Pickleball - Adult - Advanced Pickleball Clinic -Th 2/16 and 2/23
So, what is this funny named sport? Outside of being the fastest growing sport in America, this game is described as a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The game is played on a badminton size court, utilizing a net like the one used in tennis, and the paddles are fashioned after ping pong paddles. The ball? It is a wiffle-type ball. Most of our players are over 50 years old, but younger folks are welcome. Come check it out!!Location: Adams Playground Tennis Courts, 71 Union St., Peterborough, NH (USA)Where:  Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StWhen:   For Recreational Play (Level 2.0 to 3.25)                  Tuesday and Friday mornings, 8:30 to 10:30am (no session on March 14)                Monday afternoon, 2:30 to 4:30pm starting January 16th, (no sessions on January 30 and March 13th)                Saturday afternoons, 3 to 5pm starting January 14. (no sessions on 2-18, 3-11 and 3-18)                For Open Play (Level 2.0 to 5.0)                    Wednesday morning, 8:30 to 10:30am (no session on March 14th)                Thursday evening, 6 to 8pm                     Sunday afternoon, 4 to 6pm                For Competitive Play (Level 3.5 to 5.0)                   Monday and Thursday mornings, 8:30 to 10:30am (no session on March 13th or 14th)                    Tuesday evening, 6 to 8pm (no session on March 14th)                    Saturday afternoon, 1 to 3pm, stating January 14th. (no session on 2-18, 3-11 and 3-18)Registration: Please fill out the emergency contact form before playing.  If you have one on file, you are all set. We will be using a sign-in sheet, please sign yourself in. There will be a binder inside the orange box & PCC bag with pages of these sheets. Also, please utilize PlayTime Scheduler for Pickleball at  https://www.playtimescheduler.comFee: $3 pp each time slot or quarterly rate of $58 until Friday, January 13th.         Effective 14 January 2023:            $5/pp/Resident of Peterborough/session             $8/pp/non-resident/session             Quarterly rates:             $68/quarter/Resident of Peterborough              $78/quarter/Non-resident              The first quarter begins January 1st through March 31st              The second quarter begins April 1st through June 30th.              The third quarter is July 1st through September 30th.              The fourth quarter is October 1st through December 31st.BEGINNER CLINICS - Offered Thursday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:30pm.  Registration required through this registration system. Practice with other new players with the goal of integrating into Recreational or Open play.  - We have paddles and balls you can use.- Bring a clean pair of sneakers to play in and a water bottle.  When we move outdoors:Outdoor Schedule: All skill levels are welcome. Courts will be divided into recreational and competitive play, as needed. Located at 71 Union St.1)    Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 10:30am.  All levels2)    Sunday, 5:30 to 7:30pm.  All levels  
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Pickleball - Adult - Beginner Pickleball Clinic -Th 2/9 and 2/16
So, what is this funny named sport? Outside of being the fastest growing sport in America, this game is described as a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The game is played on a badminton size court, utilizing a net like the one used in tennis, and the paddles are fashioned after ping pong paddles. The ball? It is a wiffle-type ball. Most of our players are over 50 years old, but younger folks are welcome. Come check it out!!Location: Adams Playground Tennis Courts, 71 Union St., Peterborough, NH (USA)Where:  Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StWhen:   For Recreational Play (Level 2.0 to 3.25)                  Tuesday and Friday mornings, 8:30 to 10:30am (no session on March 14)                Monday afternoon, 2:30 to 4:30pm starting January 16th, (no sessions on January 30 and March 13th)                Saturday afternoons, 3 to 5pm starting January 14. (no sessions on 2-18, 3-11 and 3-18)                For Open Play (Level 2.0 to 5.0)                    Wednesday morning, 8:30 to 10:30am (no session on March 14th)                Thursday evening, 6 to 8pm                     Sunday afternoon, 4 to 6pm                For Competitive Play (Level 3.5 to 5.0)                   Monday and Thursday mornings, 8:30 to 10:30am (no session on March 13th or 14th)                    Tuesday evening, 6 to 8pm (no session on March 14th)                    Saturday afternoon, 1 to 3pm, stating January 14th. (no session on 2-18, 3-11 and 3-18)Registration: Please fill out the emergency contact form before playing.  If you have one on file, you are all set. We will be using a sign-in sheet, please sign yourself in. There will be a binder inside the orange box & PCC bag with pages of these sheets. Also, please utilize PlayTime Scheduler for Pickleball at  https://www.playtimescheduler.comFee: $3 pp each time slot or quarterly rate of $58 until Friday, January 13th.         Effective 14 January 2023:            $5/pp/Resident of Peterborough/session             $8/pp/non-resident/session             Quarterly rates:             $68/quarter/Resident of Peterborough              $78/quarter/Non-resident              The first quarter begins January 1st through March 31st              The second quarter begins April 1st through June 30th.              The third quarter is July 1st through September 30th.              The fourth quarter is October 1st through December 31st.BEGINNER CLINICS - Offered Thursday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:30pm.  Registration required through this registration system. Practice with other new players with the goal of integrating into Recreational or Open play.  - We have paddles and balls you can use.- Bring a clean pair of sneakers to play in and a water bottle.  When we move outdoors:Outdoor Schedule: All skill levels are welcome. Courts will be divided into recreational and competitive play, as needed. Located at 71 Union St.1)    Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 10:30am.  All levels2)    Sunday, 5:30 to 7:30pm.  All levels  
 
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM    SNHS Pickleball
 
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM    DCA basketball practice
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    PRD Youth Basketball Practice
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    indoor pickleball
 
Friday February 17, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Senior Lunches - Senior Lunch Program 2023
The Senior Lunch program runs on Fridays, throughout the year - barring the weather and placement of holidays. Please provide your own lunch. For more information or to make a reservation for a Special Lunch* please call Gloria at (603) 784-5032.  Please bring your own lunch, silverware, etc.  Where: Peterborough Community CenterWhen: Fridays, 10:30-12:30pmBring your own lunch. Special lunch events are $10/person with reservations required.Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Indoor Walking
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Painting with Paula - All Paint Nights
Join Paula for some painting! Program DescriptionExplore the the world of acrylic painting in this hands on class Paula will walk participants through different brush techniques and ideas while instilling that each painter is unique in this supportive environment. Canvases, paint brushes, paint are included in this workshop. See the painting below for a sample of what you'll paint on January 20th! About PaulaPaula, owner of Dancing Wind Studio, is a self taught artist who paints in acrylics, water color and alcohol inks and has been teaching both out of her studio and in surrounding towns.  Logistics Where: Meeting Room, 64 Union StreetWhen: Friday, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 17 (snow date)Time: 3pm-5pmAge: 50+Cost: Resident/$40, Non-Resident/$45, buy a bulk package for $240 if Resident, $270 for Non-Resident Expectations- You don't need to bring anything but an open mind! 
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Painting with Paula - February 17th Paint Night
Join Paula for some painting! Program DescriptionExplore the the world of acrylic painting in this hands on class Paula will walk participants through different brush techniques and ideas while instilling that each painter is unique in this supportive environment. Canvases, paint brushes, paint are included in this workshop. See the painting below for a sample of what you'll paint on January 20th! About PaulaPaula, owner of Dancing Wind Studio, is a self taught artist who paints in acrylics, water color and alcohol inks and has been teaching both out of her studio and in surrounding towns.  Logistics Where: Meeting Room, 64 Union StreetWhen: Friday, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 17 (snow date)Time: 3pm-5pmAge: 50+Cost: Resident/$40, Non-Resident/$45, buy a bulk package for $240 if Resident, $270 for Non-Resident Expectations- You don't need to bring anything but an open mind! 
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Senior Paint Program Placeholder
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM    DCA basketball practice
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    ConVal Soccer Club U10 Girls (D. Petrone)
 
Saturday February 18, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Middle School Paint Placeholder
 
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Private Rental - Acker
 
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Private Rental - Acker
 
Sunday February 19, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM    Futsal, Pick-up, Men's 35+ years of age - Futsal, 35+ Men's - week 10
Organized by the PRD and Gavin Sturges  Futsal is like indoor soccer, with a denser ball and slightly different rules. What a great way to get some exercise during the winter months while socializing with a good group of guys. If you would like more information. please contact the PRD office at 924-8080.Over 35 year old men's groupCoordinator:  Gavin Sturges Who:     Guys, 35 years of age and olderWhen:   Sunday mornings              January 1, 2023 through April 2, 2023               Registration time cuts off the Friday before the session of play, register below.             NO sessions on December 25th, February 26th or March 5th Time:     8:30 to 9:30am Where:  Peterborough Community Center at 25 Elm Street, P'boro Cost:     $4/resident of Peterborough, $5/non-resident             Please pay Gavin at the door 3 Notes: - Please bring clean indoor shoes to play in                    - Payment made at the game itself              - If you are not feeling well, please stay home 
 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Reutlinger - Birthday Party
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    African Drumming - African Drumming - All February Classes
African Drumming Instructed by: Abou SyllaSponsored by: the Peterborough Recreation DepartmentJoin this unique opportunity to learn the basics of African drumming from the Guinean tradition. This is an energizing group experience, where together we learn to play a variety of celebratory rhythms.  You will learn and hear fun and informative stories about the Guinean culture as we get to know each other.  Drums and other hand percussion instruments will be provided.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of water and a smile.  All are welcomed, no prior experience required. What you will learn:During class, you will learn to recognize and play a variety of rhythms that go with different Guinean dances/ceremonies.  Abou will break down the rhythms into smaller parts that will be repeated until the class is able to play together.  A small group of “regulars” are often in attendance who add support to the joyful noise! To enhance the experience, from time to time, Abou may invite fellow drummers from his tradition to join the group as his guests.  Lots of laughter and good vibes provide for an energizing class.About Abou:  N’Camara Abou Sylla is a musical national treasure in the country of Guinea, West Africa.  He has made the Monadnock region his home for the past 20 years where he teaches African drumming to students of all ages and abilities at schools, summer camps, and a variety of community groups.  Additionally, Abou is known worldwide as a master balafone player (think a western xylophone).  Learn more about him at balafonvibration.com. About African rhythms:African drummers gather to accompany dancers who perform at village celebratory events such as coming of age, weddings, parties, and reunions.  Similiar to musical formats we are familiar with, a West African drum ensemble is comprised of a lead drummer, a bass drummer, and a rhythm section.  The djembe is often played by the lead drummer, and those drummers in the rhythm section.   About the drums:The primary drum used in class is called a djembe (pronounced JEM-BAY), which is typically played while seated.  A djembe is a rope-tuned goatskin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.Djembes and other hand percussion instruments will be available in class.  After a few lessons, students often purchase their own drums which can be found in various places at a range of prices on the internet, drum shops specializing in African drums, and through Abou Sylla.  Abou travels to Guinea during the year and can arrange to purchase a djembe just for you by arrangement. The other drum used in class is a set of dun-dun’s.  This collection of three drums is played while standing and provides the “base beat” of the rhythm being played.  Students will have the opportunity to learn how to play the dun-dun’s as well.Who: Adults (18+) When: SundaysTime: 5-6:30pm Where: Peterborough Recreation Department Meeting Room, 64 Union St.Cost: Single class (drop in or "try it out"): Residents $15, Non-Residents $18            Monthly Bulk Packages Available - No refunds or pro-rated fees on bulk packages. 
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    African Drumming - African Drumming - February 19 Drop In
African Drumming Instructed by: Abou SyllaSponsored by: the Peterborough Recreation DepartmentJoin this unique opportunity to learn the basics of African drumming from the Guinean tradition. This is an energizing group experience, where together we learn to play a variety of celebratory rhythms.  You will learn and hear fun and informative stories about the Guinean culture as we get to know each other.  Drums and other hand percussion instruments will be provided.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of water and a smile.  All are welcomed, no prior experience required. What you will learn:During class, you will learn to recognize and play a variety of rhythms that go with different Guinean dances/ceremonies.  Abou will break down the rhythms into smaller parts that will be repeated until the class is able to play together.  A small group of “regulars” are often in attendance who add support to the joyful noise! To enhance the experience, from time to time, Abou may invite fellow drummers from his tradition to join the group as his guests.  Lots of laughter and good vibes provide for an energizing class.About Abou:  N’Camara Abou Sylla is a musical national treasure in the country of Guinea, West Africa.  He has made the Monadnock region his home for the past 20 years where he teaches African drumming to students of all ages and abilities at schools, summer camps, and a variety of community groups.  Additionally, Abou is known worldwide as a master balafone player (think a western xylophone).  Learn more about him at balafonvibration.com. About African rhythms:African drummers gather to accompany dancers who perform at village celebratory events such as coming of age, weddings, parties, and reunions.  Similiar to musical formats we are familiar with, a West African drum ensemble is comprised of a lead drummer, a bass drummer, and a rhythm section.  The djembe is often played by the lead drummer, and those drummers in the rhythm section.   About the drums:The primary drum used in class is called a djembe (pronounced JEM-BAY), which is typically played while seated.  A djembe is a rope-tuned goatskin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.Djembes and other hand percussion instruments will be available in class.  After a few lessons, students often purchase their own drums which can be found in various places at a range of prices on the internet, drum shops specializing in African drums, and through Abou Sylla.  Abou travels to Guinea during the year and can arrange to purchase a djembe just for you by arrangement. The other drum used in class is a set of dun-dun’s.  This collection of three drums is played while standing and provides the “base beat” of the rhythm being played.  Students will have the opportunity to learn how to play the dun-dun’s as well.Who: Adults (18+) When: SundaysTime: 5-6:30pm Where: Peterborough Recreation Department Meeting Room, 64 Union St.Cost: Single class (drop in or "try it out"): Residents $15, Non-Residents $18            Monthly Bulk Packages Available - No refunds or pro-rated fees on bulk packages. 
 
Monday February 20, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Indoor walking
 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Cribbage - Cribbage 2023
Join this fun group of seniors every Monday afternoon at 1pm for an afternoon of cribbage at the Peterborough Community Center - year 'round!  This is another great way to get out and socialize! Coffee is provided and you are welcome to bring a treat to share.  If you do not know the game of cribbage, do not worry.  There is someone in the group who would be happy to teach you.   Who:     Anyone ages 50+When:   MondaysTime:    1 to 3:30pmCost:     $2.50/session (please pay at the door)YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    ConVal Soccer Club U9 boys (M.Faber)
 
Tuesday February 21, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    placeholder - exercise program
 
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM    DCA basketball practice
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
Wednesday February 22, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Cleaning PCC
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Indoor walking
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Kraft Korner - Kraft Korner 2023
Join other people with your current project and work on it while you enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation!Who:     Ages 50+When:   Wednesdays, NO PROGRAM NOVEMBER 16th and 23rdTime:     1 to 3pmWhere:  Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StreetCost:     $2.50/visit plus the cost of supplies for group crafts. Please pay Gloria at the door.For more information, please call Gloria at 603-784-5032. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Mahjong - Mahjong 2023
Come join other Mahjong enthusiasts enjoy this engaging game of skill, strategy and luck. Check it out! For more information, please call Gloria at 603-784-5032 or the PRD office at 603-924-8080.Who:    50+When:  WednesdaysWhere: Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StreetTime:   1:30 to 3:30pmCost:    $2.50/person/visit - please pay Gloria at the doorYOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
Thursday February 23, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    placeholder - exercise program
 
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM    SNHS Pickleball
 
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM    DCA basketball practice
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    indoor pickleball
 
Friday February 24, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Senior Lunches - Senior Lunch Program 2023
The Senior Lunch program runs on Fridays, throughout the year - barring the weather and placement of holidays. Please provide your own lunch. For more information or to make a reservation for a Special Lunch* please call Gloria at (603) 784-5032.  Please bring your own lunch, silverware, etc.  Where: Peterborough Community CenterWhen: Fridays, 10:30-12:30pmBring your own lunch. Special lunch events are $10/person with reservations required.Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Indoor Walking
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Painting with Paula - All Paint Nights
Join Paula for some painting! Program DescriptionExplore the the world of acrylic painting in this hands on class Paula will walk participants through different brush techniques and ideas while instilling that each painter is unique in this supportive environment. Canvases, paint brushes, paint are included in this workshop. See the painting below for a sample of what you'll paint on January 20th! About PaulaPaula, owner of Dancing Wind Studio, is a self taught artist who paints in acrylics, water color and alcohol inks and has been teaching both out of her studio and in surrounding towns.  Logistics Where: Meeting Room, 64 Union StreetWhen: Friday, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 17 (snow date)Time: 3pm-5pmAge: 50+Cost: Resident/$40, Non-Resident/$45, buy a bulk package for $240 if Resident, $270 for Non-Resident Expectations- You don't need to bring anything but an open mind! 
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Painting with Paula - February 24th Paint Night
Join Paula for some painting! Program DescriptionExplore the the world of acrylic painting in this hands on class Paula will walk participants through different brush techniques and ideas while instilling that each painter is unique in this supportive environment. Canvases, paint brushes, paint are included in this workshop. See the painting below for a sample of what you'll paint on January 20th! About PaulaPaula, owner of Dancing Wind Studio, is a self taught artist who paints in acrylics, water color and alcohol inks and has been teaching both out of her studio and in surrounding towns.  Logistics Where: Meeting Room, 64 Union StreetWhen: Friday, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 17 (snow date)Time: 3pm-5pmAge: 50+Cost: Resident/$40, Non-Resident/$45, buy a bulk package for $240 if Resident, $270 for Non-Resident Expectations- You don't need to bring anything but an open mind! 
 
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM    DCA basketball practice
 
Saturday February 25, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Baseball Preseason Clinics - Clinics for Rookies
Get Ready for Baseball With Us!Program DescriptionPeterborough Recreation Department will be offering youth clinics at Peterborough Elementary School. Participants will work on skills through a variety of drills to improve their game. Skills include catching, fielding, and throwing. There will be a few innings of wiffleball at the end of each session. The clinics provide an opportunity where kids can dust off their gloves, get moving, make friends, and have fun! Logistical Information:Where: Peterborough Elementary School, 17 High StreetWhen: Saturday, February 25-Saturday, April 1 (April 8 is a snow date)Time: 9-10am, 10-11am, or 11-12pm depending on age groupAges: 7-12Cost: $25 per childExpectations: - Players should wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and baseball glove- This program is separate from ConVal Cal Ripken; players from all towns are welcome to register- We will need coaches to run this program so please sign up! You will need to pass a state, local, and federal background check before you can coach. - REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Zumba
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Baseball Preseason Clinics - Clinics for Minors
Get Ready for Baseball With Us!Program DescriptionPeterborough Recreation Department will be offering youth clinics at Peterborough Elementary School. Participants will work on skills through a variety of drills to improve their game. Skills include catching, fielding, and throwing. There will be a few innings of wiffleball at the end of each session. The clinics provide an opportunity where kids can dust off their gloves, get moving, make friends, and have fun! Logistical Information:Where: Peterborough Elementary School, 17 High StreetWhen: Saturday, February 25-Saturday, April 1 (April 8 is a snow date)Time: 9-10am, 10-11am, or 11-12pm depending on age groupAges: 7-12Cost: $25 per childExpectations: - Players should wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and baseball glove- This program is separate from ConVal Cal Ripken; players from all towns are welcome to register- We will need coaches to run this program so please sign up! You will need to pass a state, local, and federal background check before you can coach. - REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tap It Out
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baseball Preseason Clinics - Clinics for Majors
Get Ready for Baseball With Us!Program DescriptionPeterborough Recreation Department will be offering youth clinics at Peterborough Elementary School. Participants will work on skills through a variety of drills to improve their game. Skills include catching, fielding, and throwing. There will be a few innings of wiffleball at the end of each session. The clinics provide an opportunity where kids can dust off their gloves, get moving, make friends, and have fun! Logistical Information:Where: Peterborough Elementary School, 17 High StreetWhen: Saturday, February 25-Saturday, April 1 (April 8 is a snow date)Time: 9-10am, 10-11am, or 11-12pm depending on age groupAges: 7-12Cost: $25 per childExpectations: - Players should wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and baseball glove- This program is separate from ConVal Cal Ripken; players from all towns are welcome to register- We will need coaches to run this program so please sign up! You will need to pass a state, local, and federal background check before you can coach. - REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    pickleball placeholder
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Pickleball recreational
 
5:15 PM - 7:45 PM    private rental- Drogy
 
5:15 PM - 7:45 PM    private rental- Drogy
 
Sunday February 26, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    African Drumming - African Drumming - All February Classes
African Drumming Instructed by: Abou SyllaSponsored by: the Peterborough Recreation DepartmentJoin this unique opportunity to learn the basics of African drumming from the Guinean tradition. This is an energizing group experience, where together we learn to play a variety of celebratory rhythms.  You will learn and hear fun and informative stories about the Guinean culture as we get to know each other.  Drums and other hand percussion instruments will be provided.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of water and a smile.  All are welcomed, no prior experience required. What you will learn:During class, you will learn to recognize and play a variety of rhythms that go with different Guinean dances/ceremonies.  Abou will break down the rhythms into smaller parts that will be repeated until the class is able to play together.  A small group of “regulars” are often in attendance who add support to the joyful noise! To enhance the experience, from time to time, Abou may invite fellow drummers from his tradition to join the group as his guests.  Lots of laughter and good vibes provide for an energizing class.About Abou:  N’Camara Abou Sylla is a musical national treasure in the country of Guinea, West Africa.  He has made the Monadnock region his home for the past 20 years where he teaches African drumming to students of all ages and abilities at schools, summer camps, and a variety of community groups.  Additionally, Abou is known worldwide as a master balafone player (think a western xylophone).  Learn more about him at balafonvibration.com. About African rhythms:African drummers gather to accompany dancers who perform at village celebratory events such as coming of age, weddings, parties, and reunions.  Similiar to musical formats we are familiar with, a West African drum ensemble is comprised of a lead drummer, a bass drummer, and a rhythm section.  The djembe is often played by the lead drummer, and those drummers in the rhythm section.   About the drums:The primary drum used in class is called a djembe (pronounced JEM-BAY), which is typically played while seated.  A djembe is a rope-tuned goatskin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.Djembes and other hand percussion instruments will be available in class.  After a few lessons, students often purchase their own drums which can be found in various places at a range of prices on the internet, drum shops specializing in African drums, and through Abou Sylla.  Abou travels to Guinea during the year and can arrange to purchase a djembe just for you by arrangement. The other drum used in class is a set of dun-dun’s.  This collection of three drums is played while standing and provides the “base beat” of the rhythm being played.  Students will have the opportunity to learn how to play the dun-dun’s as well.Who: Adults (18+) When: SundaysTime: 5-6:30pm Where: Peterborough Recreation Department Meeting Room, 64 Union St.Cost: Single class (drop in or "try it out"): Residents $15, Non-Residents $18            Monthly Bulk Packages Available - No refunds or pro-rated fees on bulk packages. 
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    African Drumming - African Drumming - February 26 Drop In
African Drumming Instructed by: Abou SyllaSponsored by: the Peterborough Recreation DepartmentJoin this unique opportunity to learn the basics of African drumming from the Guinean tradition. This is an energizing group experience, where together we learn to play a variety of celebratory rhythms.  You will learn and hear fun and informative stories about the Guinean culture as we get to know each other.  Drums and other hand percussion instruments will be provided.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of water and a smile.  All are welcomed, no prior experience required. What you will learn:During class, you will learn to recognize and play a variety of rhythms that go with different Guinean dances/ceremonies.  Abou will break down the rhythms into smaller parts that will be repeated until the class is able to play together.  A small group of “regulars” are often in attendance who add support to the joyful noise! To enhance the experience, from time to time, Abou may invite fellow drummers from his tradition to join the group as his guests.  Lots of laughter and good vibes provide for an energizing class.About Abou:  N’Camara Abou Sylla is a musical national treasure in the country of Guinea, West Africa.  He has made the Monadnock region his home for the past 20 years where he teaches African drumming to students of all ages and abilities at schools, summer camps, and a variety of community groups.  Additionally, Abou is known worldwide as a master balafone player (think a western xylophone).  Learn more about him at balafonvibration.com. About African rhythms:African drummers gather to accompany dancers who perform at village celebratory events such as coming of age, weddings, parties, and reunions.  Similiar to musical formats we are familiar with, a West African drum ensemble is comprised of a lead drummer, a bass drummer, and a rhythm section.  The djembe is often played by the lead drummer, and those drummers in the rhythm section.   About the drums:The primary drum used in class is called a djembe (pronounced JEM-BAY), which is typically played while seated.  A djembe is a rope-tuned goatskin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.Djembes and other hand percussion instruments will be available in class.  After a few lessons, students often purchase their own drums which can be found in various places at a range of prices on the internet, drum shops specializing in African drums, and through Abou Sylla.  Abou travels to Guinea during the year and can arrange to purchase a djembe just for you by arrangement. The other drum used in class is a set of dun-dun’s.  This collection of three drums is played while standing and provides the “base beat” of the rhythm being played.  Students will have the opportunity to learn how to play the dun-dun’s as well.Who: Adults (18+) When: SundaysTime: 5-6:30pm Where: Peterborough Recreation Department Meeting Room, 64 Union St.Cost: Single class (drop in or "try it out"): Residents $15, Non-Residents $18            Monthly Bulk Packages Available - No refunds or pro-rated fees on bulk packages. 
 
Monday February 27, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Indoor walking
 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Cribbage - Cribbage 2023
Join this fun group of seniors every Monday afternoon at 1pm for an afternoon of cribbage at the Peterborough Community Center - year 'round!  This is another great way to get out and socialize! Coffee is provided and you are welcome to bring a treat to share.  If you do not know the game of cribbage, do not worry.  There is someone in the group who would be happy to teach you.   Who:     Anyone ages 50+When:   MondaysTime:    1 to 3:30pmCost:     $2.50/session (please pay at the door)YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
Tuesday February 28, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM    CPR/First Aid/AED Classes - First Aid - February Vacation Class
We are now offering assorted CPR, First Aid, and AED classes for teens and young adults! First AidBe prepared to act when emergencies arise with First Aid courses from the American Red Cross. Developed and taught by experts, our training satisfies OSHA, workplace or other regulatory requirements. From personalized learning to interactive scenarios to peer-to-peer learning and hands-on skill practice, you will be prepared to provide care when it's needed most.CPR/AEDWith a half-million cardiac arrests each year, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can help save a life if a person's breathing or heart stops. It's not just for healthcare workers and emergency responders. In fact, CPR can double or triple the chance of survival when bystanders take action. The American Red Cross helps train you safely, effectively and confidently, so you're prepared for the minutes that matter the most.When a sudden cardiac arrest event happens, minutes matter. Our expert-led Red Cross AED and CPR training courses deliver scientifically proven, simple-to-use techniques and information that can help you save a life including when and how to use a automated external defibrillator (AED). Developed and taught by experts, our training satisfies OSHA, workplace or other regulatory requirements. From personalized learning to interactive scenarios to peer-to-peer learning and hands-on skill practice, you will be prepared to provide care when it's needed most.Benefits of Taking a First Aid or First Aid/CPR/AED Course with Peterborough Recreation- Important skills for teens interested in babysitting- Great resume-builder for all career fields- Important skills for teens and young adults interested in being a first responder- This class is taught in a familiar environment with a former teacher who has experience working with teens and young adultsExpectations- These are hands-on, active classes where active participation is REQUIRED- Certification is based on competency determined by instructor; participants are not guaranteed certification if they cannot adequately demonstrate the skills required for certification- Participant should wear comfortable clothes, bring a lunch, snack, and water bottleLogisticsWhere: Meeting Room, 64 Union Street, PeterboroughWhen: Assorted, see dates in individual class offeringsTime: Assorted, see times in individual class offerings Ages: 14-20 years (see age requirements in individual class offerings)Cost: Assorted, see fees in individual class offerings
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    placeholder - exercise program
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
Wednesday March 1, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Cleaning PCC
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Indoor walking
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Kraft Korner - Kraft Korner 2023
Join other people with your current project and work on it while you enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation!Who:     Ages 50+When:   Wednesdays, NO PROGRAM NOVEMBER 16th and 23rdTime:     1 to 3pmWhere:  Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StreetCost:     $2.50/visit plus the cost of supplies for group crafts. Please pay Gloria at the door.For more information, please call Gloria at 603-784-5032. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Mahjong - Mahjong 2023
Come join other Mahjong enthusiasts enjoy this engaging game of skill, strategy and luck. Check it out! For more information, please call Gloria at 603-784-5032 or the PRD office at 603-924-8080.Who:    50+When:  WednesdaysWhere: Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StreetTime:   1:30 to 3:30pmCost:    $2.50/person/visit - please pay Gloria at the doorYOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Farmers' Market meeting
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM    PRC meeting
 
Thursday March 2, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM    CPR/First Aid/AED Classes - First Aid/CPR/AED - February Vacation Class
We are now offering assorted CPR, First Aid, and AED classes for teens and young adults! First AidBe prepared to act when emergencies arise with First Aid courses from the American Red Cross. Developed and taught by experts, our training satisfies OSHA, workplace or other regulatory requirements. From personalized learning to interactive scenarios to peer-to-peer learning and hands-on skill practice, you will be prepared to provide care when it's needed most.CPR/AEDWith a half-million cardiac arrests each year, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can help save a life if a person's breathing or heart stops. It's not just for healthcare workers and emergency responders. In fact, CPR can double or triple the chance of survival when bystanders take action. The American Red Cross helps train you safely, effectively and confidently, so you're prepared for the minutes that matter the most.When a sudden cardiac arrest event happens, minutes matter. Our expert-led Red Cross AED and CPR training courses deliver scientifically proven, simple-to-use techniques and information that can help you save a life including when and how to use a automated external defibrillator (AED). Developed and taught by experts, our training satisfies OSHA, workplace or other regulatory requirements. From personalized learning to interactive scenarios to peer-to-peer learning and hands-on skill practice, you will be prepared to provide care when it's needed most.Benefits of Taking a First Aid or First Aid/CPR/AED Course with Peterborough Recreation- Important skills for teens interested in babysitting- Great resume-builder for all career fields- Important skills for teens and young adults interested in being a first responder- This class is taught in a familiar environment with a former teacher who has experience working with teens and young adultsExpectations- These are hands-on, active classes where active participation is REQUIRED- Certification is based on competency determined by instructor; participants are not guaranteed certification if they cannot adequately demonstrate the skills required for certification- Participant should wear comfortable clothes, bring a lunch, snack, and water bottleLogisticsWhere: Meeting Room, 64 Union Street, PeterboroughWhen: Assorted, see dates in individual class offeringsTime: Assorted, see times in individual class offerings Ages: 14-20 years (see age requirements in individual class offerings)Cost: Assorted, see fees in individual class offerings
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    placeholder - exercise program
 
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM    SNHS Pickleball
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    indoor pickleball
 
Friday March 3, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Senior Lunches - Senior Lunch Program 2023
The Senior Lunch program runs on Fridays, throughout the year - barring the weather and placement of holidays. Please provide your own lunch. For more information or to make a reservation for a Special Lunch* please call Gloria at (603) 784-5032.  Please bring your own lunch, silverware, etc.  Where: Peterborough Community CenterWhen: Fridays, 10:30-12:30pmBring your own lunch. Special lunch events are $10/person with reservations required.Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Indoor Walking
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Painting with Paula - All Paint Nights
Join Paula for some painting! Program DescriptionExplore the the world of acrylic painting in this hands on class Paula will walk participants through different brush techniques and ideas while instilling that each painter is unique in this supportive environment. Canvases, paint brushes, paint are included in this workshop. See the painting below for a sample of what you'll paint on January 20th! About PaulaPaula, owner of Dancing Wind Studio, is a self taught artist who paints in acrylics, water color and alcohol inks and has been teaching both out of her studio and in surrounding towns.  Logistics Where: Meeting Room, 64 Union StreetWhen: Friday, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 17 (snow date)Time: 3pm-5pmAge: 50+Cost: Resident/$40, Non-Resident/$45, buy a bulk package for $240 if Resident, $270 for Non-Resident Expectations- You don't need to bring anything but an open mind! 
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Painting with Paula - March 3rd Paint Night
Join Paula for some painting! Program DescriptionExplore the the world of acrylic painting in this hands on class Paula will walk participants through different brush techniques and ideas while instilling that each painter is unique in this supportive environment. Canvases, paint brushes, paint are included in this workshop. See the painting below for a sample of what you'll paint on January 20th! About PaulaPaula, owner of Dancing Wind Studio, is a self taught artist who paints in acrylics, water color and alcohol inks and has been teaching both out of her studio and in surrounding towns.  Logistics Where: Meeting Room, 64 Union StreetWhen: Friday, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, and March 17 (snow date)Time: 3pm-5pmAge: 50+Cost: Resident/$40, Non-Resident/$45, buy a bulk package for $240 if Resident, $270 for Non-Resident Expectations- You don't need to bring anything but an open mind! 
 
Saturday March 4, 2023
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Private Rental - Ramey
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Baseball Preseason Clinics - Clinics for Rookies
Get Ready for Baseball With Us!Program DescriptionPeterborough Recreation Department will be offering youth clinics at Peterborough Elementary School. Participants will work on skills through a variety of drills to improve their game. Skills include catching, fielding, and throwing. There will be a few innings of wiffleball at the end of each session. The clinics provide an opportunity where kids can dust off their gloves, get moving, make friends, and have fun! Logistical Information:Where: Peterborough Elementary School, 17 High StreetWhen: Saturday, February 25-Saturday, April 1 (April 8 is a snow date)Time: 9-10am, 10-11am, or 11-12pm depending on age groupAges: 7-12Cost: $25 per childExpectations: - Players should wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and baseball glove- This program is separate from ConVal Cal Ripken; players from all towns are welcome to register- We will need coaches to run this program so please sign up! You will need to pass a state, local, and federal background check before you can coach. - REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Zumba
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Baseball Preseason Clinics - Clinics for Minors
Get Ready for Baseball With Us!Program DescriptionPeterborough Recreation Department will be offering youth clinics at Peterborough Elementary School. Participants will work on skills through a variety of drills to improve their game. Skills include catching, fielding, and throwing. There will be a few innings of wiffleball at the end of each session. The clinics provide an opportunity where kids can dust off their gloves, get moving, make friends, and have fun! Logistical Information:Where: Peterborough Elementary School, 17 High StreetWhen: Saturday, February 25-Saturday, April 1 (April 8 is a snow date)Time: 9-10am, 10-11am, or 11-12pm depending on age groupAges: 7-12Cost: $25 per childExpectations: - Players should wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and baseball glove- This program is separate from ConVal Cal Ripken; players from all towns are welcome to register- We will need coaches to run this program so please sign up! You will need to pass a state, local, and federal background check before you can coach. - REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tap It Out
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Baseball Preseason Clinics - Clinics for Majors
Get Ready for Baseball With Us!Program DescriptionPeterborough Recreation Department will be offering youth clinics at Peterborough Elementary School. Participants will work on skills through a variety of drills to improve their game. Skills include catching, fielding, and throwing. There will be a few innings of wiffleball at the end of each session. The clinics provide an opportunity where kids can dust off their gloves, get moving, make friends, and have fun! Logistical Information:Where: Peterborough Elementary School, 17 High StreetWhen: Saturday, February 25-Saturday, April 1 (April 8 is a snow date)Time: 9-10am, 10-11am, or 11-12pm depending on age groupAges: 7-12Cost: $25 per childExpectations: - Players should wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and baseball glove- This program is separate from ConVal Cal Ripken; players from all towns are welcome to register- We will need coaches to run this program so please sign up! You will need to pass a state, local, and federal background check before you can coach. - REFUND POLICY: Participants must cancel 7 days prior to the start of the program to be eligible for a refund. After that, refunds are not issued unless a program is cancelled, or the participant has an unforeseen medical situation. Fees cannot be prorated.- E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please whitelist our domain @myrecdepartment.com to allow email communication about the program. This will add us to your approved senders list. 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    pickleball placeholder
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Pickleball recreational
 
Sunday March 5, 2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM    American Legion Mtgs
 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    African Drumming - African Drumming - All March Classes
African Drumming Instructed by: Abou SyllaSponsored by: the Peterborough Recreation DepartmentJoin this unique opportunity to learn the basics of African drumming from the Guinean tradition. This is an energizing group experience, where together we learn to play a variety of celebratory rhythms.  You will learn and hear fun and informative stories about the Guinean culture as we get to know each other.  Drums and other hand percussion instruments will be provided.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of water and a smile.  All are welcomed, no prior experience required. What you will learn:During class, you will learn to recognize and play a variety of rhythms that go with different Guinean dances/ceremonies.  Abou will break down the rhythms into smaller parts that will be repeated until the class is able to play together.  A small group of “regulars” are often in attendance who add support to the joyful noise! To enhance the experience, from time to time, Abou may invite fellow drummers from his tradition to join the group as his guests.  Lots of laughter and good vibes provide for an energizing class.About Abou:  N’Camara Abou Sylla is a musical national treasure in the country of Guinea, West Africa.  He has made the Monadnock region his home for the past 20 years where he teaches African drumming to students of all ages and abilities at schools, summer camps, and a variety of community groups.  Additionally, Abou is known worldwide as a master balafone player (think a western xylophone).  Learn more about him at balafonvibration.com. About African rhythms:African drummers gather to accompany dancers who perform at village celebratory events such as coming of age, weddings, parties, and reunions.  Similiar to musical formats we are familiar with, a West African drum ensemble is comprised of a lead drummer, a bass drummer, and a rhythm section.  The djembe is often played by the lead drummer, and those drummers in the rhythm section.   About the drums:The primary drum used in class is called a djembe (pronounced JEM-BAY), which is typically played while seated.  A djembe is a rope-tuned goatskin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.Djembes and other hand percussion instruments will be available in class.  After a few lessons, students often purchase their own drums which can be found in various places at a range of prices on the internet, drum shops specializing in African drums, and through Abou Sylla.  Abou travels to Guinea during the year and can arrange to purchase a djembe just for you by arrangement. The other drum used in class is a set of dun-dun’s.  This collection of three drums is played while standing and provides the “base beat” of the rhythm being played.  Students will have the opportunity to learn how to play the dun-dun’s as well.Who: Adults (18+) When: SundaysTime: 5-6:30pm Where: Peterborough Recreation Department Meeting Room, 64 Union St.Cost: Single class (drop in or "try it out"): Residents $15, Non-Residents $18            Monthly Bulk Packages Available - No refunds or pro-rated fees on bulk packages. 
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    African Drumming - African Drumming - March 5 Drop In
African Drumming Instructed by: Abou SyllaSponsored by: the Peterborough Recreation DepartmentJoin this unique opportunity to learn the basics of African drumming from the Guinean tradition. This is an energizing group experience, where together we learn to play a variety of celebratory rhythms.  You will learn and hear fun and informative stories about the Guinean culture as we get to know each other.  Drums and other hand percussion instruments will be provided.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of water and a smile.  All are welcomed, no prior experience required. What you will learn:During class, you will learn to recognize and play a variety of rhythms that go with different Guinean dances/ceremonies.  Abou will break down the rhythms into smaller parts that will be repeated until the class is able to play together.  A small group of “regulars” are often in attendance who add support to the joyful noise! To enhance the experience, from time to time, Abou may invite fellow drummers from his tradition to join the group as his guests.  Lots of laughter and good vibes provide for an energizing class.About Abou:  N’Camara Abou Sylla is a musical national treasure in the country of Guinea, West Africa.  He has made the Monadnock region his home for the past 20 years where he teaches African drumming to students of all ages and abilities at schools, summer camps, and a variety of community groups.  Additionally, Abou is known worldwide as a master balafone player (think a western xylophone).  Learn more about him at balafonvibration.com. About African rhythms:African drummers gather to accompany dancers who perform at village celebratory events such as coming of age, weddings, parties, and reunions.  Similiar to musical formats we are familiar with, a West African drum ensemble is comprised of a lead drummer, a bass drummer, and a rhythm section.  The djembe is often played by the lead drummer, and those drummers in the rhythm section.   About the drums:The primary drum used in class is called a djembe (pronounced JEM-BAY), which is typically played while seated.  A djembe is a rope-tuned goatskin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose.Djembes and other hand percussion instruments will be available in class.  After a few lessons, students often purchase their own drums which can be found in various places at a range of prices on the internet, drum shops specializing in African drums, and through Abou Sylla.  Abou travels to Guinea during the year and can arrange to purchase a djembe just for you by arrangement. The other drum used in class is a set of dun-dun’s.  This collection of three drums is played while standing and provides the “base beat” of the rhythm being played.  Students will have the opportunity to learn how to play the dun-dun’s as well.Who: Adults (18+) When: SundaysTime: 5-6:30pm Where: Peterborough Recreation Department Meeting Room, 64 Union St.Cost: Single class (drop in or "try it out"): Residents $15, Non-Residents $18            Monthly Bulk Packages Available - No refunds or pro-rated fees on bulk packages. 
 
Monday March 6, 2023
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Indoor pickleball
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Nutrition & You: Learn the Facts! - Understanding Nutrition Labels: Choosing Premium Foods to Fuel Your Body
Ready to learn all about nutrition? This Q & A-style lecture series is all about choosing and educating yourself on healthy eating and aging. It is lead by a nutritionist. If you would like to attend, register below or call our senior program specialist Gloria so we know to expect you!3/6   Understanding Nutrition Labels: Choosing Premium Foods to Fuel Your Body3/13  Lifestyle Changes for Healthy Aging3/20  Listen to Your Gut: Healthy Digestion and Immunity3/27  Understanding and Debunking Osteoporosis: Causes & TreatmentsWho:    Folks 50 years of age and olderWhen:  Mondays                 10:00-11:00am Presentation                 11:00-11:30am Q&AWhere:  Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm StreetCost: $2.50 per person You can also call Gloria to reserve your spot: 603-784-5032!
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Indoor walking
 
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM    Cribbage - Cribbage 2023
Join this fun group of seniors every Monday afternoon at 1pm for an afternoon of cribbage at the Peterborough Community Center - year 'round!  This is another great way to get out and socialize! Coffee is provided and you are welcome to bring a treat to share.  If you do not know the game of cribbage, do not worry.  There is someone in the group who would be happy to teach you.   Who:     Anyone ages 50+When:   MondaysTime:    1 to 3:30pmCost:     $2.50/session (please pay at the door)YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER ONLINE - JUST SHOW UP!
 
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Indoor pickleball
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    ConVal Soccer Club U9 boys (M.Faber)