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November Newsletter 2012, Volume 2, Number 11
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs

Fall Sports and Recreation Programs

In this Issue:

AerobicsAerobics for Fitness Program 2012

Monday & Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Renetta Hill
Hill Regional Career High School
140 Legion Avenue New Haven, CT

Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Carolyn Scott
Hill Regional Career High School
140 Legion Avenue New Haven, CT

Cost 5 week sessions: $35.00 for City Residents and $45.00 for Non- Residents.

Registration: 720 Edgewood Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515. For more information please call 946-8027.

Session I: Starts Tuesday November 13 No class Monday Holiday - December 20

This is a six week session because of Holidays.
( Holidays are Monday November 12th, Thursday November 22)
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On Holidays and school vacations, schools will be closed, classes will not take place


volleyballAdult Coed Volleyball

The City of New Haven is offering an organized league for all levels of play. Registration is now open for our Fall Season. Sign up as an individual or as a team for one-night a week. Games are self-reffed.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays nights Session 1 - 5:30pm Session 2 – 7pm Gymnasium @ Clinton Avenue School 293 Clinton Avenue New Haven, CT 06513
Practices begin Nov. 13th Games begin the week of November 27

For more information please contact:
Felicia C. Shashinka, Recreation Supervisor, New Haven Parks & Recreation,
fshashinka@newhavenct.net, Phone: (203) 946-8088, fax: (203) 946-2861


BasketballGirls Basketball

Registration: begins October 8 through November 9
Registration forms: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/news/whatsnew.asp
Program begins: week of Nov. 12th

3rd and 4th Grades
Will be combined with boys.
Practices start Tuesday November 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 at John Martinez.
Games are on Fridays at Martinez or Saturdays at Wexler Grant. Fridays are either 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30. Saturdays are either 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 or 12:00. Game schedules will be given out at practice.

5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grades
Practices at John Martinez starting Wednesday, November 14, 5:30-7:00.
Games will be on Thursdays at Martinez: 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30. Game schedules will be given out at practice.

Cost: $20

Basketball League

Registration: begins Oct. 1st and ends Nov. 2nd (Must show verification of grade)
Registration forms: www.cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/news/whatsnew.asp
Practices start the week of Nov. 12th
(Game schedules will be handed out at practices) Practice will be during the week according to availability.
   Kindergarten will have instruction and games at John Martinez 9-10am Saturdays
   1st-2nd grades play at John Martinez 10-1pm Saturdays
   3rd-4th play at John Martinez 5:30-7:30pm Fridays (games), and at Wexler 9-1pm Saturdays.
   5th-6th grades play at John Martinez and King/Robinson Thursdays nights from 5:15-8:15pm.
   7th-8th grades play at Troup Friday nights 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: $20


Open Schools Program 2012-2013

Community Recreation will be starting the week of November 13, 2012 in the following locations.

Career - 100 Legion Ave
Monday - Thursday 5-8pm

Offering a variety of excise options for adults:
- Walking track
- Weight Room
- Aerobics (includes a fee)
Wexler Grant - 55 Foote St
Monday - Thursday 5-8pm
Enter building on Dixwell side behind old Q-House
Beecher - 100 Jewel St
Fridays 5-8pm
Sheridan - 191 Fountain St
Fridays 5-8pm
John Martinez - 100 James St*
Monday - Friday 5-8:30pm
Enter building by doors next to cafeteria
Roberto Clemente - 360 Columbus Ave
Monday - Thursday 5-8:30pm
Enter from backside of school
Ross Woodward - 185 Barnes Ave
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5-8pm
King Robinson - 150 Fournier St
Monday - Friday 5-9pm
Enter upstairs gym - go down far left doors to gym
Troup School - 259 Edgewood Ave
Monday - Fridays 5-9pm
Enter from parking lot path down to doors,
gym is on the right
Clinton Avenue - 293 Clinton Ave
Tuesdays – Thursday 5-8pm
Enter the back of building by parking lot through the gym doors on right

*They also will be operating on Saturdays 10am - 2pm

Please check with the building Supervisor in your area to get time and activities in your neighborhood
**PLEASE NOTE: No Programs will operate on school vacations and inclement weather.

For more information please contact:
Felicia C. Shashinka, Recreation Supervisor, New Haven Parks & Recreation,
fshashinka@newhavenct.net, Phone: (203) 946-8088, fax: (203) 946-2861


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GeocoachingOutdoor Adventure Club

Family Geocaching
November 17, 2012
2 Sessions: 10 am to 12 noon & 1 pm to 3 pm
Location; Edgewood Ranger Station

Geocaching is a great activity for people of all ages and one that you can enjoy in the Parks of New Haven. Learn how to use a GPS unit and hunt for treasures in Edgewood Park. We have a small amount of GPS units for use. Fee: $10 per family
Age: 6 +

To register or for information: call 203-946-6559 or email jmilone@newhavenct.net


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Nature PalsNature Pals

Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:00
September 12 through October 24
New Location: Edgewood Park Ranger Station

Join us as we explore nature with stories, crafts, and walks through Edgewood Park. Children ages 2 to 5 with a parent or caregiver (younger siblings welcome). Kosher snack provided. We meet rain or shine!

$42 for 7 week session ($6/week).
$7/week drop-in rate.
Register for the whole session and save $$$!

Email naturepalsFOEP@gmail.com for more information and to pre-register, or
check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NaturePalsFOEP


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Birders Notes: East Shore Park’s “Magic Hedge”

Red-breasted NuthatchAlong the Northern boarders of East Shore Park, lined by pines trees, shrubs and the sewage treatment plant chain fence, lies an area now known as the “magic hedge”.

This site has become one of Connecticut’s best late fall and winter birding hotspots due to the availability of flying insects that are kept alive well into the fall by treated sewage pools. The insects provide a food source to lingering warblers providing some interesting finds for birders over the past few years. So far over 13 species of warblers have been spotted, at this unique site, in the month of November. Other sightings include other insect eaters like species of Swallows and Flycatchers.

Red-breasted Nuthatches, Brown Creepers, Black-capped Chickadees, Crossbills, plus assorted sparrows can also be found among the row of pine trees. A variety of Hawks can be seen hunting the fields and hedges along with an occasional Bald Eagle terrorizing the gulls and wintering ducks out on New Haven Harbor. The extreme west end of the park offers a excellent view of the harbor for gulls, wintering ducks and loons.

I encourage all to get outside and take walk through this fine park to enjoy the viewing opportunities found there.

Submitted by Ranger Daniel Barvir , East Rock Park, 203-946-6086


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Ranger Program Schedules

New Haven Park Rangers
Left to right: Harry Coyle, Martin Torresquintero, Joe Milone, Wray WIlliams, Dan Barvir

Trowbridge Environmental Center at East Rock Park
Staff: Dan Barvir & Wray Williams, Park Rangers

Day Date Time Program Leader
Fri 2 12noon - 1:30pm Last Day of Daylight Saving Time Hike Williams
Sat 3 8 - 11am Hawk Watch - Lighthouse Point Park Barvir
Tue 6 10am-12pm Fall Hike up Indian Head Peak Barvir
  6 11am-3pm All About Turkeys Talk Williams
Wed 7 8-11am Hawk Watch - Lighthouse Point Park Barvir
Wed 14 8-11am Hawk Watch - Lighthouse Point Park Barvir
Fri 16 10am - 12pm Bird Walk at East Rock Park Barvir
  16 3 - 5pm Talking to Turkeys-Come make a Turkey Caller Williams
Tue 20 3 - 5pm Talking to Turkeys-Come make a Turkey Caller Williams
Wed 21 8-11am Hawk Watch - Lighthouse Point Park Barvir
Mon 26 10-11:30am Heavy Monday Hike on the Mill River Williams
    1 - 2:30pm Heavy Monday Hike on the Mill River Williams
Wed 28 8-11am Hawk Watch - Lighthouse Point Park Barvir
Fri 30 10-11:30am Last Hawk Watch - Lighthouse Point Park Barvir

Registration for programs is requested by the Park Ranger Staff for planning purposes. Contact us at 946-6086 for directions, more information, and to register for these programs. Trowbridge program calendar is available on the web at: http://newhavencity.webship.com/Parks/ranger/eastrock.asp All programs meet at the Trowbridge Environmental Center/Ranger Station and are free to New Haven residents except as noted. A donation of $2 per person is suggested for participants residing outside New Haven. The Trowbridge Environmental Center/Ranger Station is located on the corner of Cold Spring & Orange Streets, opposite Wilbur Cross High School.


Barnard Nature Center at West River Memorial Park
Staff: Harry Coyle, Park Ranger

Day Date Time Program Ranger
Wed 7 9:30 - 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) * Harry
Tue 13 3 - 4:30 pm Fitness & History: Climb the Lighthouse-$3 (Lighthouse Point Park) Harry&Joe
Wed 14 9:30 - 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) * Harry
Thu 15 3:30 - 4:30 pm Autumn Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Fri 16 3:30 - 4:30 pm Birds of the West River (Barnard Nature Center) Harry
Mon 19 3 - 4:30 pm Tree Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Tue 20 10 - 11 am Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Wed 21 9:30 - 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) * Harry
Mon 26 1 - 2 pm Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
  26 3:30 - 4:30 pm Outdoor Adventure Club
Geocaching: Mill River Boat Launch-East Rock Park)
Harry&Joe
Tue 27 10 - 11 am Fitness & History: Climb the Lighthouse-$3 (Lighthouse Point Park) Harry&Joe
Wed 28 9:30 - 11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) * Harry
Fri 30 10 - 11am Autumn Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
  30 3:30 - 4:30 pm Pinecone Birdfeeder Making Workshop (Barnard Nature Center) Harry

Pre-registration for programs is requested by the Park Ranger Staff for planning purposes. Contact us at (203) 691-3539 directions, more information, and to register for these programs. The ranger program calendar is available on the web at: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/parks/. All programs meet at the Barnard Nature Center are free to New Haven residents except as noted. A donation of $2 per person is suggested for participants residing outside New Haven. The Barnard Nature Center is located on the corner Route 34 and Ella T Grasso Boulevard. The park entrance is located on Route 34.

* Fee required, For information please contact: naturepalsFOEP@gmail.com.


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Edgewood Park Farmers Market

November Market Schedule:The Edgewood park market is continuing as scheduled. there will be no market Sunday after Thanksgiving, and then continue to run weekly from 10-2 until December 16.

Holiday Tree SoughtVendors:
Bodhichitta Farm
The Butterfield Farm
Chaplin Farms
Colton's Corner Farm
Four Mile River Farm
Riverbank Farm
Roses Berry Farm
Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm
Shayna B's and the Pickle Sixpence Pie Company
Stone Gardens
Sticky Nuts
Whole G Bread

Go to the CitySeed website for a full list of products and vendors.

A BIG THANK YOU again to Whole G for donating the 300 scrumptious pumpkin and chocolate mini-bundts last week for the post-Halloween Parade Party at the market. Return the love this week and pick up some of their incredible breads and pastries! Edgewood Park at Whalley & West Rock Avenues


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Monthly Photo Gallery

New Haven Parks Migration Festival at Lighthouse Point Park - September 23, 2012

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