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March Program Highlights: Busy Schedule Ahead

The month of March will close out the Winter program and we have a number of special dates planned in all core areas. In our Music Clubhouse we will host the opening round of auditions for the Clubhouse Idol program at the Denney Center (3/1) and Teen Center (3/2). Selected acts will move on to the semi-finals (3/9) and that will be followed by the Finale (3/30).

You can also look for weekly Lessons (voice, guitar, piano, drums and bass) to continue through the month and our Open Mic Night (3/16). In our Fine Arts program we will continue our weekly classes (Photography, Drawing & Painting, Girls Art & Boys Art, Teen Art, Sculpture and Fuse Bead Fun) through the month. In the Athletic program look for championship games for the Boys Low Rim League (3/15), Girls Low Rim League (3/16) and Co-ed 14&U League (3/17). We will also hold registration for the Spring Athletic Program (3/17) and Spring Training/Try-outs for the Savin Hill Baseball League (3/24 & 3/31). In the Teen program we will kick-off a new Graphic Design Class (3/2) and host our Annual Youth of the Year Interviews (3/9). In addition, the members of the Keystone Club will partner with the Jenks Leadership Institute at Boston College on a project (3/1 & 3/22) as well as volunteer at the Massachusetts Special Olympics in Worcester (3/10).

At our Denney Center Unit in Harbor Point we will host trips to the Movies (3/2), Laser Tag (3/9) and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (3/25), as well as our monthly Parents Forum (3/22) and Teen Munch & Mingle (3/23). Additional special events include our 9-year Anniversary Celebration (3/15) and our Health & Wellness Fair (3/20). In our Aquatic program we will host a Family Fun Night for swimmers and parents on the Marr-lin Swim Team (3/2), hold our Annual Beanpool Invitational Meet (3/4), attend the Northeast vs. Southeast Meet in Worcester (3/17) and attend the Regional Championship Meet in Union, NJ (3/24 & 3/25). In addition, the Swim Lesson program will continue to meet weekly throughout the month. Our Social Recreation program will offer a Pie Eating Contest (3/9), a Dance Contest (3/15) a St. Patrick’s Day Party (3/16) and a Challenge the Staff Day event (3/24).

Meanwhile, our small group Clubs (Girls Group, Torch Club, Boys Group, Girls Scouts, Fencing & Outdoor Adventure Club) will continue to meet throughout the month. In our Education program we will continue the Homework Help and One-to-One Tutoring programs as well as hosting a Tour of Harvard University and a Basketball Game (3/2) and a Family Literacy Event (3/23).

Lastly, our Patriot’s Kids Café program will continue to serve a hot, nutritious meal weeknights at 5:00 p.m. The evening meals will be complemented by a Nutrition Fair being held on 3/2. The Fair will be open to members and parents and is being offered in partnership with the Neponset Health Center and Harbor Health Services. For more information on these upcoming events please contact VP of Programming, Mike Joyce at ext. 2110.

Spring Athletic Program Registration
Registration for our Spring Athletic program will take place on Saturday, March 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will be accepting registrations for the Intermediate/Senior Basketball League (I/SBL), Indoor Soccer and the Walking Club. The I/S Basketball League is for club members age 13 to 18 and is free of charge to those members who register on time. Registrations accepted after the March 17th date are on a first come, first serve basis and there will be a $10 late fee. Last year’s league had four teams in the Intermediate division (13-15) and six teams in the Senior division (15-18). The league plays games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings. League play is expected to begin in early April. The co-ed Soccer program will have three components. There will be a 4-team Intramural League for 8-12 year olds which will play games on Friday afternoons. For our 6 & 7 year old members we will offer a Clinic, also on Friday afternoons.

Lastly, we will enter a team into the N.E.N.E.A.P.C. league which will see our All-Stars from the Intramural program competing against Boys & Girls Clubs from across the region. For those interested in the Walking Club we will be offering this Indoor program for members ages 6 to 13. This group will continue on from the Winter program. The Walking Club promotes physical activity with a Nutrition component. In the late Spring this group will be attending outdoor walks/runs. For more information on the Spring program please contact Athletic Director, Bruce Seals at 617-288-7120, ext. 2210.

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