Seventeenth Annual Halloween Window Painting
Spooky frights, gruesome witches, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and scary ghosts come alive as Winchester residents paint Halloween pictures in this wonderful community event. This special event permits the participants to decorate the outside of designated windows of local businesses using specialized paint. This year, you can paint a window by yourself or grab your friend or parent and paint one window together. All windows must have a Halloween theme. This event takes place on Sat., Oct. 26. The rain date is Sun., Oct. 27. Sponsored by Winchester Recreation & Community Education Dept. and the Winchester Youth Center, it has financial support from the Enka Society.
Eligibility: All residents who attend any school in Winchester or reside in Winchester are eligible for this event. Applications, regulations, and instructions are available at the Recreation Dept. There is a $20 fee for entries. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is guaranteed to the first 200 entries. Other entries will be accepted based on available windows. For further information, please contact the Recreation Dept. at 781-721-7125.
Bricks 4 Kidz Lab
The Bricks 4 Kidz Lab is a hands-on class where children explore science, technology, engineering and math concepts using LEGO® bricks. For 1 hour each week, children will build a model based on exciting themes like space exploration, laws of motion, sports and animals. Each class is structured and designed to stimulate the mind and help reinforce problem solving and collaboration. Oh and by the way, they will have fun too! The 6-session program for ages 6-11 begins Monday, Nov. 4, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, at the Recreation Dept. or Tuesday, Nov. 5 2:45–3:45 pm, at the V.O. School.
Unlock your inner scientist as you investigate the basics of chemistry in a fun and interactive way. Explore the chemical properties of slime and make super slimy samples to take home. Build a better super-ball, analyze mysterious liquids, and make your own balloons. Not to be confused with the boring kind of chemistry! such as columns and arches. Kids will select designs to build bridges and soaring skyscrapers. We’ll put our skills to the test to build a house for a bird and construct a geodesic catapult. The 6-session program for ages 5-10 begins Wednesday, Nov. 6, 3:30-4:30 at the Recreation Dept.
Nashoba Skiing for Gr. 3–5
Grab your skis and your friends and head out to Nashoba Valley for five Thursday afternoons starting Jan. 9. Beginners can learn to ski while those who are more advanced can sharpen up their skills. All participants must take a lesson. Children also have free ski time each week. Buses for this five-week lesson program leave Winchester at your school’s regularly scheduled dismissal time. We plan to return to Winchester at approximately 7 pm, depending on traffic and weather conditions. If the program takes place on a school early release day, the buses will leave from a designated place school at 1:45 pm. If lessons are canceled because of poor weather, we will try to add a Thursday at the end of the session. Refunds are not available, even if the season is extended because of bad weather and participants cannot attend on the alternative dates. The forms will be available at the Recreation Dept. by Oct. 1.
Participants are not registered until the Recreation Dept. has received all of their completed forms and the registration fee. Registration must be received by December 1st to guarantee placement. After this date, we accept registrations on a space- available basis. Call the Recreation Dept., 781-721-7125, if you are interested. Visit us at www.winrec.com for details.
Waterville Valley Mountain Resort Skiing: Gr. 6–12
Enjoy this premier resort that is sure to match the skills of everyone in the group!
Join us as we head to New Hampshire on a luxury coach bus with bathroom facilities on board for our Saturday ski program. The program will run beginning Jan. 5 for five weeks. If lessons are canceled because of poor weather, we try to add Saturdays until we have gone five times. Refunds are not available, even if the season is extended because of bad weather and participants cannot attend on the alternative dates (this is also true if the make-up day is during Feb. vacation). Those missing sessions will be given a voucher, which must be used during the 201 season. Buses leave the WHS Parking lot at 7:30 am sharp and return by approximately 6:45 pm, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The fee includes lift ticket and transportation. The forms will be available at the Recreation Dept. by Oct. 1.
Visit us at www.winrec.com for details.
Top Secret Chefs
At Top Secret Chefs we offer a wonderful environment where your child can build a foundation that will open the doors to a lifetime of learning. Children will learn a wide range of skills probably without even knowing it. Cooking is a process that has a beginning and an ending and the great thing about the ending is that the kids can have a great meal that they cooked hands-on. Cooking is all about math, science, geography, reading, health, nutrition, and history along with the ability to problem solve, and develop both social and fine motor skills. Just look at a few of the individual skills: counting, vocabulary, shapes, food groups, experimenting, weighing, fractions, culture, family history, sorting, chemical reactions, responsibility, team work, safety, sequencing, creativity, sensory aptitudes, healthy eating, sharing, pouring, chopping, mixing, etc. There is no other activity that a child can learn as much in such a short period of time. The 6-session program for ages 6-11 begins Saturday, Nov. 1, time TBA at the Recreation Dept. for Grades 1–5.
Ninjago LEGO Workshop
Create a LEGO world of defending the good! Join the team from Event-FULL, LLC (www.event-full.net) and create your own Ninjago story and battle the toughest LEGO warriors to help make the world a better place. The LEGOs stay with us but your memory is lasts a lifetime! All children will go home with a framed picture of themselves with their creations.
Please send your child with a nut-free snack and drink. The one-day program for ages 5-10 is Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 am – 12 pm, at the Recreation Dept.
You Can Afford College
If… you plan in advance; you understand the financial aid process; and you act early enough to be successful.
Financial Aid goes to the families who plan in advance—ideally before December 31st of the child’s sophomore year of high school. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process, and how implementing strategies may increase a family’s eligibility even if you have a “high income” or own a business. The greatest amount of financial aid goes to the families who act in the years before college. Remember: Procrastination equals less financial aid. All schools are not alike, so it is important to know your options and opportunities. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees. For more information please visit our website at www.collegefundingadvisors.com. The one-night class is held Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7-9pm, at Winchester High School.
Prepare for Your SATS
Kaplan Test Prep and Admission has revolutionized the way students prepare for Test Day. Kaplan teachers continue to teach their proven methods, strategies, and content that will increase student’s scores. Bootcamp: One day of preparation for the SAT or ACT.
The day begins with a full length proctored exam followed by
3 hours of strategies. Winchester High School: October 26th, Saturday 9 am–5 pm
Weight Loss With Whole Body Vibration
Jump-start your weight loss with the breakthrough new therapy: Whole Body Vibration (WBV). Used at exclusive health spas and weight loss clinics around the world, WBV provides an hour’s worth of conventional exercise in just 10 minutes, increasing metabolism, bone density and muscle strength, while also providing many other benefits, and it feels great too. In this class, you will have the opportunity to use WBV each week, while also learning about the latest and most effective natural health diets and approaches. (Some acute health issues are not compatible with WBV. If you have migraines, epilepsy, vertigo, acute herniated disks, or any other acute health issue please call class instructor Becky at 781-879-9857). The six-session class begins Thursday, Oct. 10, 7-8:30 pm, at Winchester High School.
French for Travelers
This course is designed to enable travelers to France to feel comfortable communicating while ordering at cafes and restaurants, making purchases in
stores, negotiating with street vendors, asking directions and using public transportation. Suggestions for dealing with “glitches” and minor emergencies will be covered. Materials will be supplied in class and an optional book
will be recommended. The one-night class is held Thursday, Oct. 3, 7-9pm, at Winchester High School.
Do you now the warning signs of a heart attack? Would you know what to do if someone had a heart attack? Learning CPR is as easy as A-B-C. Participants will learn and practice emergency rescue skills. This course will combine lecture and stories to help you feel comfortable in case you ever need to perform CPR. Topics will include adult, children, and infant CPR, rescue breathing and choke saving techniques. Wear comfortable clothing. The registration fee includes the manual and National Safety Council Certification. One session. The class is held Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30-9:30 pm at Winchester High School.
Understanding The Stock
and Bond Markets
This course will cover how to read and understand the stock and bond tables, price/ earnings ratio, return on equity, bull and bear markets and what industry shows the greatest promise for future gains. The two-night class begins Wednesday, Oct 16, 6-9 pm, at the Winchester High School.
Join Master Chef and cookbook author, Rose Lee, while she guides you to the delights of Chinese culture and foods. Visit Asian markets, Chinese bakeries, favorite restaurants, arts and gift shops, and Chinatown’s oldest herbal shop to meet the herbalists and learn about some of their products. Also learn about Chinatown’s exotic fruits and vegetables and how to prepare them.
Enjoy samples of Chinese pastries and Chinatown’s best BBQ. Enjoy many tastes from noodles to tea and a sit-down lunch at a favorite restaurant (The meal cost is not included in your registration fee. Participants share the costs, payable at the restaurant.)
This is a walking tour. Wear comfortable shoes. Directions and meeting place will be EMAILED upon registration. This one-day class is held Sunday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct 20, 10 am – 2 pm.
North End Markets and Historical Sites
Join us for an exciting tour of America’s oldest neighborhood, “the North End,” home to Boston’s Italian roots and traditions, that will have you come back time and again to enjoy this charming community’s markets, food, and wine.
Explore the culinary ambiance of old world Italy and meet the merchants who define this “Little Italy.” Discover where to find high quality ingredients for true Italian cooking. Visit the finest Italian deli for the best tasting olives; learn how extra-virgin olive oils and true balsamic vinegar are produced, and sample them; taste imported sausage, prosciutto, and outstanding cheeses; meet culinary experts who offer sumptuous Italian cooking classes. Visit a hundred-year-old spice and coffee shop for a huge selection of coffee beans from around the world and hard to find spices. Discover the best pastry shops that make authentic Italian pastries and a pasta shop that makes large variety of fresh pastas and ravioli. Roam through a renowned third generation Italian wine and spirits purveyor and shop in their large selection of wine, spirits, gift baskets, and exquisite imported artisan pasta bowls, vases, platters and serving pieces from Italy.
Visit a wine shop specializing in smaller vineyards from around the world. Enjoy a wine tasting and learn about wines from a wine expert.
This tour includes historical sites in the North End. Wear comfortable shoes. Directions and meeting place will be EMAILED upon registration by the registration host. This one-day class is held Saturday, Oct. 12, and Oct. 26, 10 am – 2 pm. Note: lunch and transportation are not provided on the tour.
Online Computer Classes — Education 2 Go
Do you want to learn new skills but don’t have the time? Now you can pick up valuable new skills right at home. Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. It’s no wonder that many long-lasting friendships have formed in our lively and intelligent discussion areas.
Classes are available in the following categories:
Basic Computer Literacy Art, History, Psychology, & Literature
Computer Applications Child Care & Parenting
Sales & Marketing Courses for Teaching Professionals
Start Your Own Business Digital Photography & Digital Video
Health Care, Nutrition, Grant Writing & Nonprofit Management
All courses run for six weeks (with a two-week grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. You can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office and at any time of the day or night. Upon completion of the course, you can download a certificate of completion. For further information go to www.winrec.com. Classes begin Oct. 16.
Call 781-721-7125 for more info or www.winrec.com. 24 hours registration