Fall Music Program
The Music Clubhouse is planning to offer a variety of drop-in and registered activities to members ages 10 and older this Fall. Registration for programs such as Music Lessons, Music Production & Songwriting and Music Theory will take place this coming Saturday (9/18) from 10 to 3. The Music Lesson component will cover drums, guitar, bass, piano and voice in a lab/group setting. The classes will focus on instrumental performance, technique, proficiency and reading. At the end of each semester our students will have the opportunity to perform in a recital. The Music Production and Songwriting class will introduce composition concepts, recording concepts and computer skills in order to facilitate each student’s desire to record their original music. At the end of each semester students will receive a CD of their recorded material. The Music Theory class teaches music fundamentals. Participants will build basic rhythmic, melodic and harmonic foundations. The class is designed to build each students musical knowledge and vocabulary. These classes will be combined with open music sessions where interested members can try their hand at the various instruments available. Other special programs and events will include Rock Band and Open Mic nights. Special events on the calendar include a Back to School Jam with BBQ and Performance on 9/17, the previously mentioned Registration Day on 9/18, American Idol Rock Band Night on 9/22 and Great Performers Workshops on 9/22 and 9/29. For more information on the Fall Music program please contact Music Clubhouse Director, Ayeisha Mathis at ext. 1410.
Upcoming Athletic Programs
The approaching season of the Athletic program will offer intramural, small group and All-Star programming for all age groups. The Intramural portion of the program will feature an 18-team Floor Hockey program with divisions for: 10 & under Boys (Thursday afternoons); 10 & under Girls (Friday afternoons), 18 & under Girls (Friday evenings); and 14 & U Boys (Saturday afternoons). We will also offer an 8-team Flag Football program with a Junior division (Saturday mornings) and a Senior division (Monday evenings). Our group programming will include; Beginner Gymnastics, with two classes on Monday evenings, Judo Club, with two classes on Thursday afternoons; and the High School Basketball (Saturday evenings) for those players looking to prepare for the approaching High School sports season. On the All-Star front we will be holding try-outs for our Girls 14 & under All-Star Floor Hockey team on 9/21 at 6:00 while the 13 & under Boys will hold try-outs on 9/22, also at 6:00 p.m. Both teams will compete in the N.E.N.E.A.P.C. league against Boys and Girls Clubs from the region. There will also be open and activity gyms offered on a drop-in basis for all age groups. For more information please contact Athletic Director, Bruce Seals at ext. 2210.
Teen Program News
The Teen program, which is based out of the Paul R. McLaughlin Clubhouse has several special dates approaching including the monthly Munch & Mingle (9/22) and the start of the following small group Clubs: Cooking Club (9/27), Girls Group (9/28) and Boys Group (9/30). Other events on tap include Field Trips to Roller World on 9/24 and Dave & Buster’s on 10/15 as well as the kick-off of our Guest Speakers Series with presentations on 10/6, 10/13 and 10/20. Meanwhile members of the Keystone Club will be convening to elect new officers for the coming school year as well as volunteering at the Rodman Ride for Kids on 9/25. For more information on the Teen Program please contact Xiomara Alicea or Tome Andrade at ext. 1420.
Fine Arts Program
At the Fall Registration being held this coming Saturday (9/18) from 10:00 – 3:00 members can sign up for classes covering a variety of mediums and ages. Our afternoon classes, which feature a class for 6-9 year olds at 3:30 and a second class for 10-12 year olds at 4:30 will include Drawing (Mondays), Painting (Tuesdays), Sculpture (Wednesdays), Girls Art/Boys Art (Thursdays) and Open Art (Fridays). These classes are scheduled to begin the week of 10/4. In addition, at the end of each seasonal class there will be an exhibit of works displayed for family and friends to view. For our older artists our evening classes will include Photography (beginner and advanced classes for ages 10 & up) as well as Model Making, Drama and Teen Arts (for ages 13 & older). These classes will be offered at 6:30 p.m. For more information on our Fall schedule of classes please contact Arts Director, Donna Seery at 617- 288-7120, ext. 1320.