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Friday December 9, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Wonderland
 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Winter Wonderland - December 9th
Let us transport you to Bristol's Most Magical Destination!This free family event is open to all ages and will allow the whole family to explore multiple winter holidays celebrated right in our city!Expect to see crafts & activities celebrating:HanukkahKwanzaaChristmasWinter SolsticeNew Yearsand more!ScheduleEntire Event: Photos with Santa!Friday: 6:30 p.m. Story Time with Santa!Saturday: 1:00 p.m. Chanukah StorySunday: Kwanzaa Performance by Queen Ann Nzinga Center Children are encouraged to grab a free candy cane, work on crafts in the workshop and view the incredible display.Please help us Stuff the Sleigh by bringing new and unwrapped toys and gifts for local families in need.*Please Note: Winter Wonderland is canceled on Thursday, December 8th for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Page Park Pool *
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Holiday Bingo
 
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM    Co-Ed Flag Football - Flag Football - Session 2
Program Description:Participants will be introduced to the game of football while utilizing flags. Players will work on basic football skills such as passing, catching, offense and defense in a safe and fun environment. Each week, new teams will be formed to give players a chance to socialize with everyone in the program. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
Saturday December 10, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Wonderland
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Mini Hoops Basketball - Mini Hoops - Session 3
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description: This program will introduce participants to the sport of basketball. Participants will learn skills and techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Lessons will be conducted utilizing skill-building activities and games. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Cubs (2 YO) - Session 4
Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Basketball Skills - Basketball Skills - Session 3
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program will teach the vital basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Techniques and game play will be taught in a fun and safe environment to enhance the overall knowledge of the game of basketball. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Bears (3 YO) - Session 5
Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!
 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM    Skyhawks SoccerTots - Grizzlies (4-5 YO) - Session 6
Program Description:SoccerTots is the flagship Skyhawk's program! Playable on almost any surface, these soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor-to-student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else we promote fun, fun, fun!
 
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Winter Wonderland - December 10th
Let us transport you to Bristol's Most Magical Destination!This free family event is open to all ages and will allow the whole family to explore multiple winter holidays celebrated right in our city!Expect to see crafts & activities celebrating:HanukkahKwanzaaChristmasWinter SolsticeNew Yearsand more!ScheduleEntire Event: Photos with Santa!Friday: 6:30 p.m. Story Time with Santa!Saturday: 1:00 p.m. Chanukah StorySunday: Kwanzaa Performance by Queen Ann Nzinga Center Children are encouraged to grab a free candy cane, work on crafts in the workshop and view the incredible display.Please help us Stuff the Sleigh by bringing new and unwrapped toys and gifts for local families in need.*Please Note: Winter Wonderland is canceled on Thursday, December 8th for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Page Park Pool *
 
Sunday December 11, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Winter Wonderland
 
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Winter Wonderland - December 11th
Let us transport you to Bristol's Most Magical Destination!This free family event is open to all ages and will allow the whole family to explore multiple winter holidays celebrated right in our city!Expect to see crafts & activities celebrating:HanukkahKwanzaaChristmasWinter SolsticeNew Yearsand more!ScheduleEntire Event: Photos with Santa!Friday: 6:30 p.m. Story Time with Santa!Saturday: 1:00 p.m. Chanukah StorySunday: Kwanzaa Performance by Queen Ann Nzinga Center Children are encouraged to grab a free candy cane, work on crafts in the workshop and view the incredible display.Please help us Stuff the Sleigh by bringing new and unwrapped toys and gifts for local families in need.*Please Note: Winter Wonderland is canceled on Thursday, December 8th for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Page Park Pool *
 
Monday December 12, 2022
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Session 2
Program Description:Our friends at Shepard Meadows will help teach numerous horse skills such as grooming, tacking, and leading. This program also provides the opportunity to challenge participants to persevere, problem-solve, and communicate. This program helps participants connect with their peers socially, as well as promotes the development of self-esteem. Please complete the documents in the forms section and bring them with you to the first class. 
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Olympic Fencing - Olympic Fencing - Session 2
Join us for this new program that would provide participants with an introduction to the Olympic sport of fencing. Participants will learn and understand the principles of Olympic Fencing techniques, rules and tactics, as well as have the ability to partake in fencing bouts. The class is for individuals of all skill levels. All equipment needed to participate is provided.
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Teens Empowering Others - Teens Empowering Others - Session 1
High school students are faced with growing stress throughout their teen years. It is often hard to navigate friendships, drama, emotions, mental health, impulses, and decision making. This mental health program will allow youth to explore issues, gain helpful information, and learn problem solving and decision making strategies that will assist with balancing emotions and behavior, enabling healthy development of each member. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from professional presenters, participate in experiential field learning, and engage in community service to further enhance their skill set.Age: 13-17 (High School only)Dates: September 26, 2022 – January 2023 (Tentative-based on registration)Days: MondaysTimes: 5:30pm-7:30pmLocation: 51 High Street, Bristol, CT 06010Fees: Free    
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Skyhawks Volleyball Skills - Skyhawks Volleyball Skills - Session 1
Program Description.Skyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled program. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on bumping, spiking, hitting and serving. This program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player.
 
Tuesday December 13, 2022
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Mini Hoops Basketball - Mini Hoops - Session 4
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description: This program will introduce participants to the sport of basketball. Participants will learn skills and techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Lessons will be conducted utilizing skill-building activities and games. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 2
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:50 PM - 7:35 PM    Basketball Skills - Basketball Skills - Session 4
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program will teach the vital basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Techniques and game play will be taught in a fun and safe environment to enhance the overall knowledge of the game of basketball. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
7:40 PM - 8:25 PM    Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball - 3 on 3 Basketball - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:Participants in this program will work on the fundamental skills of the game of basketball, as well as participate in organized games of 3-on-3 each week. Teams will be changed every week to ensure that games are fair and players have an opportunity to play with new teammates. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department.   
 
Wednesday December 14, 2022
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 4
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
5:35 PM - 6:05 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 5
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Zumba - Zumba - Session 2
Program Description:Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, and merengue music makes this class feel more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. Zumba is an interval workout. Classes move between high and low intensity moves designed to get your heart rate up and boost cardiovascular endurance. This program is perfect for participants of all skill and experience levels. Instructor Info:Tanisha has been teaching Zumba Fitness since April, 2012. She holds additional Zumba Specialty licenses in Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids & Kids Jr., Zumba Step, Plate by Zumba and Strong Nation. In addition to Zumba, Tanisha is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Nutrition Coach and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Tanisha has a passion for community involvement and helping others to succeed in their passions. She serves the Zumba community by volunteering as a Zumba Instructor Mentor and a Zumba Instructor Community (ZCOM) Volunteer.
 
6:10 PM - 6:55 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 6
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
Thursday December 15, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Attention all middle school girls! Join us for girl talk and more! Participants have the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote positive attitude, increased self-esteem, and decreased drama. Group members will turn experience into leadership, talk about how classmates treat each other, stop rumors from spreading, stop bullying in your school, promote positive body image, and ditch the drama. Join us for fun, friends, and laughter! *This program requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining group member’s confidentiality.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 2
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues - Competitive Division (Indoor) - Session 1
Program Description:Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth, and Community Services Department is excited to offer two Adult Co-ed Volleyball Leagues on Thursday evenings.Teams of 4-8 participants are welcome with the requirement that two female participants are on the courts at all times. Please note this is an 18+ league, but high school players will be considered with parental permission and at the league director’s discretion. The league will run for 10 weeks with the last week being a tournament. The league fee is $300 and due at the time of registration. Participation waivers must be signed and handed to the league director before anyone is allowed to step onto the courts.NOTE: When registering, only the team captain will register. You will not need to enter the other members of the team during registration. Individual Sign-Ups:If you are an individual player interested in playing in this league but do not have enough players to fill a complete team, please sign up utilizing the Individual Sign Up option. Upon signing up, the league coordinator will contact each individual on the list for team placements. Please reach out to Recreation Supervisor, Amry Shelby, at amryshelby@bristolct.gov with any questions on this process.
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues - Recreational Division (Indoor) - Session 2
Program Description:Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth, and Community Services Department is excited to offer two Adult Co-ed Volleyball Leagues on Thursday evenings.Teams of 4-8 participants are welcome with the requirement that two female participants are on the courts at all times. Please note this is an 18+ league, but high school players will be considered with parental permission and at the league director’s discretion. The league will run for 10 weeks with the last week being a tournament. The league fee is $300 and due at the time of registration. Participation waivers must be signed and handed to the league director before anyone is allowed to step onto the courts.NOTE: When registering, only the team captain will register. You will not need to enter the other members of the team during registration. Individual Sign-Ups:If you are an individual player interested in playing in this league but do not have enough players to fill a complete team, please sign up utilizing the Individual Sign Up option. Upon signing up, the league coordinator will contact each individual on the list for team placements. Please reach out to Recreation Supervisor, Amry Shelby, at amryshelby@bristolct.gov with any questions on this process.
 
Friday December 16, 2022
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM    Co-Ed Flag Football - Flag Football - Session 2
Program Description:Participants will be introduced to the game of football while utilizing flags. Players will work on basic football skills such as passing, catching, offense and defense in a safe and fun environment. Each week, new teams will be formed to give players a chance to socialize with everyone in the program. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
Saturday December 17, 2022
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Mini Hoops Basketball - Mini Hoops - Session 3
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description: This program will introduce participants to the sport of basketball. Participants will learn skills and techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Lessons will be conducted utilizing skill-building activities and games. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Basketball Skills - Basketball Skills - Session 3
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program will teach the vital basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Techniques and game play will be taught in a fun and safe environment to enhance the overall knowledge of the game of basketball. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM    Private Rental
 
Monday December 19, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Teens Empowering Others - Teens Empowering Others - Session 1
High school students are faced with growing stress throughout their teen years. It is often hard to navigate friendships, drama, emotions, mental health, impulses, and decision making. This mental health program will allow youth to explore issues, gain helpful information, and learn problem solving and decision making strategies that will assist with balancing emotions and behavior, enabling healthy development of each member. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from professional presenters, participate in experiential field learning, and engage in community service to further enhance their skill set.Age: 13-17 (High School only)Dates: September 26, 2022 – January 2023 (Tentative-based on registration)Days: MondaysTimes: 5:30pm-7:30pmLocation: 51 High Street, Bristol, CT 06010Fees: Free    
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Skyhawks Volleyball Skills - Skyhawks Volleyball Skills - Session 1
Program Description.Skyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled program. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on bumping, spiking, hitting and serving. This program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player.
 
Tuesday December 20, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 2
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
Wednesday December 21, 2022
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 4
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
5:35 PM - 6:05 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 5
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
6:10 PM - 6:55 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 6
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
Thursday December 22, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Attention all middle school girls! Join us for girl talk and more! Participants have the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote positive attitude, increased self-esteem, and decreased drama. Group members will turn experience into leadership, talk about how classmates treat each other, stop rumors from spreading, stop bullying in your school, promote positive body image, and ditch the drama. Join us for fun, friends, and laughter! *This program requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining group member’s confidentiality.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 2
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues - Competitive Division (Indoor) - Session 1
Program Description:Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth, and Community Services Department is excited to offer two Adult Co-ed Volleyball Leagues on Thursday evenings.Teams of 4-8 participants are welcome with the requirement that two female participants are on the courts at all times. Please note this is an 18+ league, but high school players will be considered with parental permission and at the league director’s discretion. The league will run for 10 weeks with the last week being a tournament. The league fee is $300 and due at the time of registration. Participation waivers must be signed and handed to the league director before anyone is allowed to step onto the courts.NOTE: When registering, only the team captain will register. You will not need to enter the other members of the team during registration. Individual Sign-Ups:If you are an individual player interested in playing in this league but do not have enough players to fill a complete team, please sign up utilizing the Individual Sign Up option. Upon signing up, the league coordinator will contact each individual on the list for team placements. Please reach out to Recreation Supervisor, Amry Shelby, at amryshelby@bristolct.gov with any questions on this process.
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues - Recreational Division (Indoor) - Session 2
Program Description:Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth, and Community Services Department is excited to offer two Adult Co-ed Volleyball Leagues on Thursday evenings.Teams of 4-8 participants are welcome with the requirement that two female participants are on the courts at all times. Please note this is an 18+ league, but high school players will be considered with parental permission and at the league director’s discretion. The league will run for 10 weeks with the last week being a tournament. The league fee is $300 and due at the time of registration. Participation waivers must be signed and handed to the league director before anyone is allowed to step onto the courts.NOTE: When registering, only the team captain will register. You will not need to enter the other members of the team during registration. Individual Sign-Ups:If you are an individual player interested in playing in this league but do not have enough players to fill a complete team, please sign up utilizing the Individual Sign Up option. Upon signing up, the league coordinator will contact each individual on the list for team placements. Please reach out to Recreation Supervisor, Amry Shelby, at amryshelby@bristolct.gov with any questions on this process.
 
Monday January 2, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Teens Empowering Others - Teens Empowering Others - Session 1
High school students are faced with growing stress throughout their teen years. It is often hard to navigate friendships, drama, emotions, mental health, impulses, and decision making. This mental health program will allow youth to explore issues, gain helpful information, and learn problem solving and decision making strategies that will assist with balancing emotions and behavior, enabling healthy development of each member. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from professional presenters, participate in experiential field learning, and engage in community service to further enhance their skill set.Age: 13-17 (High School only)Dates: September 26, 2022 – January 2023 (Tentative-based on registration)Days: MondaysTimes: 5:30pm-7:30pmLocation: 51 High Street, Bristol, CT 06010Fees: Free    
 
Tuesday January 3, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tinkergarten
 
Thursday January 5, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Attention all middle school girls! Join us for girl talk and more! Participants have the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote positive attitude, increased self-esteem, and decreased drama. Group members will turn experience into leadership, talk about how classmates treat each other, stop rumors from spreading, stop bullying in your school, promote positive body image, and ditch the drama. Join us for fun, friends, and laughter! *This program requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining group member’s confidentiality.
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues - Competitive Division (Indoor) - Session 1
Program Description:Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth, and Community Services Department is excited to offer two Adult Co-ed Volleyball Leagues on Thursday evenings.Teams of 4-8 participants are welcome with the requirement that two female participants are on the courts at all times. Please note this is an 18+ league, but high school players will be considered with parental permission and at the league director’s discretion. The league will run for 10 weeks with the last week being a tournament. The league fee is $300 and due at the time of registration. Participation waivers must be signed and handed to the league director before anyone is allowed to step onto the courts.NOTE: When registering, only the team captain will register. You will not need to enter the other members of the team during registration. Individual Sign-Ups:If you are an individual player interested in playing in this league but do not have enough players to fill a complete team, please sign up utilizing the Individual Sign Up option. Upon signing up, the league coordinator will contact each individual on the list for team placements. Please reach out to Recreation Supervisor, Amry Shelby, at amryshelby@bristolct.gov with any questions on this process.
 
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Leagues - Recreational Division (Indoor) - Session 2
Program Description:Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth, and Community Services Department is excited to offer two Adult Co-ed Volleyball Leagues on Thursday evenings.Teams of 4-8 participants are welcome with the requirement that two female participants are on the courts at all times. Please note this is an 18+ league, but high school players will be considered with parental permission and at the league director’s discretion. The league will run for 10 weeks with the last week being a tournament. The league fee is $300 and due at the time of registration. Participation waivers must be signed and handed to the league director before anyone is allowed to step onto the courts.NOTE: When registering, only the team captain will register. You will not need to enter the other members of the team during registration. Individual Sign-Ups:If you are an individual player interested in playing in this league but do not have enough players to fill a complete team, please sign up utilizing the Individual Sign Up option. Upon signing up, the league coordinator will contact each individual on the list for team placements. Please reach out to Recreation Supervisor, Amry Shelby, at amryshelby@bristolct.gov with any questions on this process.
 
Friday January 6, 2023
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM    Co-Ed Flag Football - Flag Football - Session 1
Program Description:Participants will be introduced to the game of football while utilizing flags. Players will work on basic football skills such as passing, catching, offense and defense in a safe and fun environment. Each week, new teams will be formed to give players a chance to socialize with everyone in the program. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
Saturday January 7, 2023
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Birthday Party
 
Monday January 9, 2023
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Session 1
Program Description:Our friends at Shepard Meadows will help teach numerous horse skills such as grooming, tacking, and leading. This program also provides the opportunity to challenge participants to persevere, problem-solve, and communicate. This program helps participants connect with their peers socially, as well as promotes the development of self-esteem. Please complete the documents in the forms section and bring them with you to the first class. 
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Teens Empowering Others - Teens Empowering Others - Session 1
High school students are faced with growing stress throughout their teen years. It is often hard to navigate friendships, drama, emotions, mental health, impulses, and decision making. This mental health program will allow youth to explore issues, gain helpful information, and learn problem solving and decision making strategies that will assist with balancing emotions and behavior, enabling healthy development of each member. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from professional presenters, participate in experiential field learning, and engage in community service to further enhance their skill set.Age: 13-17 (High School only)Dates: September 26, 2022 – January 2023 (Tentative-based on registration)Days: MondaysTimes: 5:30pm-7:30pmLocation: 51 High Street, Bristol, CT 06010Fees: Free