The “Rec Room”

The “Rec Room”
Winter Happenings
WINTER 2014. 2015 (Vol. 3)
Recreation Department Office Staff:
M. Bruce Kaufmann - Director
Dolores MacKay-Kaufmann -Assistant Director
Traci Kastner -Program Coordinator
Chuck Ropars -Teen Program Coordinator
Joanne Colaneri - Office Secretary
Paul Checchio - Pool Technician
Linda Johnson - Senior Transportation Coordinator
Westfield Recreation Commission:
3 Easy Ways To Register for Programs:
(Download a Registration Form from the Department’s Website.)
Westfield Recreation Department
Municipal Building ~ 425 East Broad St. Westfield, NJ 07090
The Westfield Recreation Commission is made up of 11 members who are all appointed
by the mayor. The Commission has a responsibility to determine and formulate policies
for the effective management of park and recreation services. It also supports and sets
policy for the Recreation Department staff. In addition, it functions as liaison between the
Board of Education, the Mayor and Town Council. For Commission dates please see the
department’s website.
Click on … “Register for Recreation Programs”
Commission Members: Peter Echausse (Chairman), Loren Weinstein, Michael
Recreation Department Office
Cash, Jeff O’Connor,T om Ripperger, Larry McDermott, Gary Fox, Bill Kelly, Brett Glenn,
Kevin Neylan, Jennifer Czarnecki, Beth Dencker.
Public Meetings: 1st Monday of the month, 7:30p– Rec Department’s Conference Rm.
Wellness Workshops
“Be Active, Be Healthy” by joining our Wellness Workshops instructed by, Heather McMahill. Heather is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Wellness Motivator dedicated
to teaching natural solutions for everyday ailments and
issues. Workshops held in the Community Room.
Please join us for the following Monday classes from 7:30-9:00pm:
Aroma Therapy 101 - (November 10). Fee: $15
“Dr. Mom” (for the family) - (November 24). Fee: $15
Holiday Stress Busters- (December 8). Fee: $15
Skin Care. . .Naturally - (January 12). Fee: $15
Aroma Yoga - (January 26). Fee: $15 Sign up with a FRIEND!
Visit for Registration & add’l info
Daddy-Daughter Dance
Sunday, MARCH 22 - 5pm to 8pm
L’Affaire - 1099 Rt.22 East - Mountainside
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM through 4:30PM
(The office ONLY accepts exact cash or checks).
“Rock N’ Rec” Mondays!
with the RMC MUSIC STUDIOS for Ages 7-17
Location: Rec Dept.’s Teen Center—Municipal Building
WINTER Session: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 23, March 2,9 (no 2/16)
Beg to Rock - Guitar - Drum Circle
Beginning to Rock -Students will learn the basic concepts of rhythm, pitch and how the
instruments in a rock band work, as participants will get a chance to learn to
play drums, guitar, keyboards and sing. The Guitar 101 class covers chord
theory, song study, artist study, melodic embellishments, proper playing
technique and posture. Our Drum Circle class focuses on the importance of
rhythm and listening in music. Students will learn the fundamentals of rhythm, how to
follow and establish a rhythm and lead a group.
Beginning to Rock -(AGES 7+) 4:00p-4:45p. ($75)
Guitar 101- (AGES 7+). 5:00p-5:45p. ($75)
Drum Circle - (AGES 7+) 6:00p-6:45p. ($75)
Register at: WestfieldNJ.Gov/Recreation (click Online Registration) or in the Rec Office
Engineering with LEGO
Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and over 100,000
pieces of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and archiAll resident girls in Grades 1st thru 6th are invited with their dads for a tecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, motorized
special evening. The evening will consist of a 5x7 father daughter pho- gondolas, and the Battletrack! Challenging for new & returning students.
tograph; hot buffet dinner with dessert, photo booth
Location: Community Room. Instructor, Play-Well TEKnologies.
fun, games and our favorite disc jockey’s- “The Spinners”
Class Time: 3:30PM-5:00PM FEE: $145
will be there to make the party special!
Pre-Registration is required– No Entry Day of Event.
Winter Session Dates:
Register by 3/6: Fee: $50/person
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 19, 26, March 5. (no 2/12).
Register 3/7 thru 3/16: Fee: $60/person
Register in the office, by mail or online
Register through Play-Well website:
The Westfield Recreation Department
425 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090 - 908-789-4080 ~ Department Email: [email protected]
Website: ~ “Like Us” on FaceBook
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Enrichment Programs
Location: Recreation Department’s Community Room.
Register: (Science, Bakers, Art , Tech, Comic)
1). Tech-gineering -
(Grades K-5).
If you enjoy tinkering with technology & designing & constructing engineering projects
using LEGO’s, K’Nex, as well as various building materials—this program is for you!
This program is sure to excite any tech-savvy child!
Mondays: 5:00-5:45p. Fee: $140.
Winter Sess: Jan. 26 - Mar. 23 (no class 2/16)
2). Creative Art Lab -
(Grades K-5)
This is the ultimate class for fostering creativity and allowing your child to have
complete freedom to express themselves through their art!
Tuesdays: 4:30-5:15pm. Fee: $140
Winter Session. 2: Jan 27-Mar 17
3). Comic Book Creation-(Grades 2-5)
Kids will enjoy making their very own comic book, with characters and an
adventure that they get to create! You will get a printed copy of your comic
book upon completion! Fee: $140. Tuesdays: 5:30-6:15pm.
Winter Session: Jan 27-Mar 17
4). “Little Bakers” Program -(Grades K-5)
Join us as we measure, mix, and bake up our next round of delicious Little
Bakers treats! New recipes, new techniques, and fun! Fee: $140
Wednesdays: 4:30-5:15pm. Winter Session: Jan 28-Mar 18
5). Junior Scientist Workshops -(Grades PreK-5)
This program is all about making learning science fun! Biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, earth science, and green science. All NEW experiments!
Fridays: Winter Session: Jan 30-Mar 27 (no class 2/13)
Ages 3½-5, 3:30-4:15p / Grades K-1, 4:30-5:15p.
Grades 2-5, 5:30-6:15p. Fee: $140
Register for above programs at:
Winter Golf Training
Get out of the COLD & into the “COOL”
Announcing our all new WINTER indoor golf program.
Get personalized one-on-one instruction from Teaching Pro, Bill
McCluney at the GolfCave in Clark. Each student receives personalized
one-on-one instructional training in addition to a customized video,
utilizing GolfCave’s Video Swing Analysis tool. Learn about the whole
game from tee to green, including the grip, stance, driving, fairway
shots and short game. This technology is very personalized & class sizes are kept to 4-players.
JUNIORS (Grades 5 & 6)- Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm
VARSITY (Grades 7 & 8)- Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm.
FAMILY (Any age student with parent/guardian) Wednesdays 7-8pm.
2 Wednesday Sessions offered:
Session #1: February 4, 11, 18, 25
Session #2: March 4, 11, 18, 25. Fee: $125/sess.
LADIES – Mondays (adults 18+)
This program allows beginner and intermediate
women golfers to learn in a comfortable, private
Times: 10:00-11:00am OR 11:00-12:00pm
Sess #1: February 2, 9, 23, March 2. (Fee:$125)
Sess #2: March 9, 16, 23, 30. (Fee: $125)
Location: GolfCave ~ 1 Clarkton Drive, Clark
Register online: WestfieldNJ.Gov/Recreation or in the Recreation Office
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Fashion First– Designer!
Do you have a passion for fashion?
Fashion sewing & construction:
Participants will learn all about garment construction through measuring,
pattern making, pinning, marking, cutting & sewing a final garment. They
will also learn to use a sewing machine, and build on skills to
learn all the proper sewing techniques to finish a garment.
1). INTERMEDIATE CLASS: Grades: 3 to 12. Fee: $225
Sewing experience is necessary.
Project– to recreate the Dolman Sleeve Top!
Time: 5:30-6:30p. Held THURSDAYS.
Winter Session: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12
2). BEGINNER CLASS: Grades: 1 to 6. Fee: $205
No sewing experience needed.
Project– to create Animal Inspired Poncho!
Time: 3:30-4:30p. Held MONDAYS.
Winter Session: Jan. 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16
Register: or at the Recreation Office
Make checks payable to: FFW.
QUESTIONS?? Call Renee Baird 908-578-8561
MANNERS Anyone? ? ?
Mannerations™ - SOCIAL Etiquette
This program teaches proper etiquette techniques to successfully manage social situations. Some of the topics reviewed
include: greetings and introductions, being a good guest and
host, written correspondence, and behavior at celebrations.
Children learn through role playing, worksheets and fun games.
Offered to children 6-10 years old.
Social Dates: Sept. 30, Nov. 25, Jan. 6 or March 24.
Time: 4:00-5:00pm. Location: Community Room. Fee: $40/date.
Mannerations™ - DINING Etiquette
Learn the etiquette of dining in a fun interactive and
memorable manner. A four course meal is consumed
while etiquette instruction is provided. Participants learn
how to correctly behave and manage a formal meal.
This one-hour class is offered to children 6-10 yrs
Dining Dates: Oct. 20, Mar 30. Time: 3:45-4:45pm.
Or Dec. 9, Jan. 20. Time: 4:00-5:00pm.
Location: Community Rm. Fee: $55/date.
The above Manners Programs can be scheduled for various groups (scouts & others).
Call us for more information.
Register online: WestfieldNJ.Gov/Recreation or in the Recreation Office
“Brush up” on your MANNERS before the Holidays!
Ski-Lift Tickets & Area Attractions!
Shawnee - Blue Mountain - Mountain Creek- Camelback Adventure Aquarium - iPlay America - Sahara Sam’s - & More!
- - - COMING SOON - - The Recreation Department offers a discount ticket program.
The above amusements have available winter dates.
Restrictions may apply – check info on park websites.
Tickets are available during office hours only.
Exact cash or check is required.
Checks made payable to: Westfield Recreation Dept.
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TAI CHI - (Tuesdays)
Tai Chi combines intense mental focus
with deliberate, graceful movements designed to improve strength, agility and
particularly important for anyone who
has balance issues.
All levels welcome.
Tuesdays 10:00-11:00a -Community Room
Instructor, Barry Galitzer
(Sessions are continuous.)
The Recreation Department is now offering Senior Transportation for
Westfield Resident Seniors. Medical rides are available on Tuesdays &
Wednesdays. Shopping rides are available on Thursdays.
Program Days:
Tuesday & Wednesdays = Medical Rides
Thursdays = Shopping*
Call Line is OPEN Monday – Thursday
Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session #1– Sept 9 - Oct 28. 8 weeks. (Fee: $40)
Session #2 – Nov. 4 - Dec 30. 8 weeks. (Fee: $40) -(No 11/11)
Session #3 – Jan. 6 - Feb 24. 8 weeks. (Fee: $40) Sess. #4– tbd
Register: WestfieldNJ.Gov/Recreation
(click Online Registration) or in the Rec Office
Location: Community Room in the Municipal Building.
Be Active . . . Be Healthy . . . Just B Tai Chi!
NYC Night Lights Tour
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To Schedule A Ride Call: 301-1287
Medical Transports
* For rides to Doctors, Dentists and Professional appointments in Westfield
* Transports to Overlook Hospital on Wednesday (early mornings only)
Policies & Guidelines
Curb to Curb service / Round trip service
Westfield residents 65 years of age or older
Appointments must be made 2 weeks to 2-days in advance
One transport (location) per day per person
Drop off & pick up at the same location
Transports can be scheduled to take to voting locations in your district
Client cancellations must be made at least 2 hours prior to pick up time
Transports maybe cancelled by department due to weather conditions
Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel programs anytime
Narrated Tour of . . .
NYC Holiday Sights & Attractions
? Questions - Call Linda on the Senior Transportation Line (908) 301-1287
Tuesday, December 9th
Stop & Shop ~ Lord & Taylor ~ Post Office ~ Municipal Building ~ Banks
Elm & Broad St. ~ Train Station ~ Library ~ Walgreens ~ Shop Rite (Clark)
Target (Clark) ~ Marshalls (Clark) ~ CVS ~ South Ave Shopping Center
Fee: $65/pp
Bus departs: 3:30pm
Bus Transportation, a Narrated Tour,
Boxed Sandwich Meal for the bus ride in,
Homemade Dessert & Beverage at Local NYC Diner
before returning home. Details on our website.
*Thursday Shopping Drop Off Locations
Adult Sewing Class!
January 8 to March 12 (no 2/12)
Thursdays - 6:45-7:30pm
Participants will learn how to sew a button on properly, hem a
casual bottom or a dress pant. . . Then learn how to sew by
machine and make a great skirt!
Come join us Thursdays for a great experience!
Location: Community Rm.
or in person at the Rec Office
Make checks payable to: FFW.
Fee: $225
Call Renee Baird 908-578-8561
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Westfield Recreation Department’s 2014/2015 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registration will be accepted from the date of the program brochure's release. Instructional classes are open on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is strongly
recommended. Program fees must be paid at the time of registration (exact cash, check or money order). Make checks payable to the Westfield Recreation Department. Enrolled
participants should attend the first class as scheduled in the brochure - no confirmation is mailed to you. Children must meet the age requirements listed for the programs by the
first day of the program unless the program description indicates otherwise. Watch for ongoing announcements on the department’s website, the local papers, and flyers distributed through Westfield schools. Program registration forms may be downloaded from the Department’s website.
A request for refund, due to personal reasons, must be made in WRITING five (5) business days (Monday - Friday) BEFORE the program begins. A $10.00 service charge,
amount may vary for specific programs, will be assessed per participant/per activity for all requested refunds, or you may choose to receive a credit (no service charge will be
issued on credits). Refunds will NOT be issued once the program starts. Full refunds are granted in the event that a class is full or canceled by the Recreation Department. Refunds
will not be issued for 1-day workshops, seminars, or special events. There will be no cash refunds. Refunds will be by Town check and returned according to the Finance Department's bill-paying schedule through the mail (allow 4 – 6 weeks for a refund check to be processed).
The Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel, postpone or combine any program due to insufficient registration or other causes that may affect the health, safety or
welfare of the program participants. A full refund will be issued for programs canceled by the Recreation Department (allow 4 - 6 weeks for processing refund). Every effort will
be made to notify registrants of program cancellations. If schools close due to inclement weather, all classes or events held in school facilities will be canceled.
To find out the status of evening programs call the Recreation Department, (908) 789-4080 by 4:00p.
Please read carefully the special registration requirements available for each program offered in this brochure.
Program registration forms may also be obtained on the department’s website: or at the Recreation Department Monday through Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM.
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PROGRAM: ______________________________ Dates: _______Cash/Check: _________ Staff/Date: ________
PROGRAM NAME: __________________________________________DATES: __________________FEE: _________
PARTICIPANT NAME: _____________________________________________________________________________
PARTICIPANT AGE: ________________ D.O.B. ______/________ /________
GRADE: _______________________
STREET ADDRESS: _______________________________________ PHONE #: _______________________________
EMERG. NAME: _________________________________________ EMERG. # (______)_______________________
PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME: _____________________________________ CELL# ( _______) ___________________
EMAIL ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________________________
FEE ENCLOSED: $ ____________________________ CHECK # ________________ CASH _____________________
PROGRAM RELEASE: I certify that the participant listed above is physically able to participate in the Westfield Recreation Department’s programs. I
hereby give permission for the participant listed to participate in the above named activity, as well as release the Westfield Recreation Department and the
Board of Education, from any and all liability from injuries, which may occur while participating in any program.
PHOTO RELEASE: I, as the Parent/Guardian of the above named participant hereby authorize and consent to the use of his/her visual image by the Westfield Recreation Department for appropriate purposes, including but not limited to: still photography, videotape, electronic and print publications and websites. I give this consent with no claim for payment.
Check this box if you DO NOT consent to the Photo Release.
Signature of Participant (or Parent/Guardian): _________________________________________________ DATE: _____________
REFUND POLICY: Requests for a refund must be made in writing five (5) business days (Monday-Friday) before program begins. A $5.00 service
charge will be assessed per participant/per activity for all requested refunds, or you may choose to receive a credit. Refunds will not be issued once the program starts. Full refunds are granted in the event that a class is full or canceled by the Recreation Department.
Refunds will not be issued for 1-day workshops, seminars, or special events. Refunds will be issued by Town check and returned according the Finance Department’s bill-paying schedule through the mail (allow 4-6 weeks for an approved refund).
(Registration form may be duplicated)