News for the week of April 11
To register or to obtain additional information for any Parks & Recreation programs, please call 860-342-6757, or you may go online to www.portlandct.org, click on Departments, then to Parks & Recreation. The individual registration forms will be listed as a link on the web page. Forms can be printed, completed and returned back to the Parks & Recreation office. Registration Forms must be completed for each program prior to the program start date. The Parks & Recreation Hotline is 860-262-7234. This number is for closures and cancellations or updates.
The Parks & Recreation Summer Playground Information and Summer Sport Camps are now available on line at www.portlandct.org
Chris Corkum’s Baseball Mini Camp for April Vacation
The program will consist of a series of drills and instructional games which will serve to educate, train, and create a feeling of enjoyment one can derive from participating in baseball! Throwing, fielding, hitting and team play are the major areas of concentration. It’s a great way to get ready for your season! The program will be held Monday & Tuesday, April 18 and 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Valley View School fields. It is open to ages 7 to 12. The fee is $65.
American Red Cross “Babysitting” Class
This program provides youth ages 11 to 15 with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help students to develop leadership skills, learn diapering, bedtime, keeping children safe and behavior under control along with learning basic child care and first aid. Class will be held at the Parks & Recreation Office on Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m.
The fee is $55.
Ladies Spring Golf Clinic
Have you always wanted to learn how to play golf or just brush up on your skills? Parks & Recreation in cooperation with Portland West is offering a ladies golf clinic. Golf Professional Gerry D’Amora from Portland West will be the instructor of this 5-week session. The Clinic will be held Tuesdays, April 26 to May 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Portland West. The fee is $110.
American Red Cross “When I’m In Charge”
When I’m In Charge is designed for youth ages 7 and up. The program gives youth increased confidence and the ability to feel safe and in control when home alone by teaching them to act safely, think responsibly, and be independent decision makers. Topics include: answering the door and telephone, internet safety, gun safety & who to call in an emergency. Class is held Thursday, April 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation Office. The fee is $30.
The Parks & Recreation Office is offering the following baseball trips through Dattco bus Company to Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park. Departure from Portland will be at the Brownstone Intermediate School, 314 Main St., and the bus will depart ½ hour after the game ends.
Yankees vs. Mets, Sunday, May 22, at Yankee Stadium. Tickets are Section 233/234B for a 1:05 p.m. game. The cost is $140. Depart at 8:30 a.m.
Red Sox vs. Baltimore, Sunday, July 10, at Fenway Park. Tickets are Section Right Field Grandstand, Section 7 for a 1:35 p.m. game. The cost is $96. Depart at 8:30 a.m.
Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay, Saturday, Sept. 17, at Fenway Park for a 7:10 p.m. game!
Tickets are Section Right Field Box 89, the cost is $111. Depart at 2:15 p.m.