Family Programs & Special Events

Doggy Paddle 
Bring your dog and join us for the first annual “Doggy Paddle” on Tuesday, September 3rd at Addison Pool (rain date Wednesday, September 4th). 2 swim waves will be held, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is $10/dog (per wave). Dogs must be licensed and up to date on all shots. No aggressive dogs please. Dogs must remain off-leash in the swim area and humans are not allowed in the pool. Tennis balls will be provided. Please do not bring your own dogs toys. In addition to the swim, take time to visit some vendors for both dogs and humans! To inquire about becoming a vendor or for more information about the event, visit 

The Locker Room Open House 
Come check out the Locker Room Open House! Give your kids old sports equipment a second chance by making a donation or grab the gear you need for the season. The event is free and open to the public and will be held on Thursday, September 26 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. in the Academy Building Cafeteria. 
Donations are also currently being accepted for all sports. Equipment can be brought to the Academy Teen Center on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays between 3:00-6:30 p.m. Donation bins are also available for your convenience during off hours. 

Elementary Bike Day
(Grades 3-5)
On October 23rd kids can take part in Elementary Bike Day featuring bike safety inspections, rules of the road, a mini cycling course, helmet fitting, prizes and other bike related activities! Look for more details from your child’s Health & PE teacher in school and on the Town website,, beginning in September.

Spooky Story Stroll - NEW 
(Appropriate for Preschool-Elementary Age Children)
Follow us on a “Spooky Story Stroll” from Welles Turner Library to the Riverfront Park Pavilion and back. Along the way, enjoy stops for a Halloween story, treats and maybe even a few tricks! Come in costume for your chance to win some special prizes. Don’t forget to bring a bag to collect all your goodies. Groups will leave from the library every 15 minutes. Parents must accompany children for this event.

Special Events   
Spooky Stroll            210014-01

FEE:                No Charge 
DATE:              Tuesday, October 22 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
                        PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
LOCATION:     Welles Turner Children’s Library

Family Strength  - New!
(All Ages)
Provides a complete workout that will help tone your whole body using light weights, bands, bars, your own body weight, standing and floor work, balance, and core exercises to activate all your muscles! Bring mat, water, 5-8 lb. hand weights, and sneakers. This class will be fun for adults and children alike. Individuals or families of all ages are welcome. Must be able to get up and down off the floor. Parents will help guide children under 8. Children under 12 must have an adult registered with them to participate. 

Fitness Fall
Family Strength          207206-FT

FEE:                        $35/Person
MEETS:                   Thursdays, 5:10-5:55
Dates:                      September 26-November 14 
                                (No Class 10/31)
LOCATION:             Academy Multi Purpose Room #2
INSTRUCTOR:       Personal Euphoria 

Family Yoga
Create awareness of the body and breath, combining functional movement with mindfulness. Class includes warm up and centering, physical movement and yoga flow, followed by cool down and relaxation. Fun for adults and children alike! Parents will help guide children under 8. Bring a yoga mat, water and any props that help you in yoga. Children under 12 must have an adult registered with them to participate.  

Fitness Fall
Family Yoga-1                207211-FT
Family Yoga-2                2017211-F2

FAMILY MEMBER FEE:     $35/Session 1; $27/Session 2
MEETS:                              Thursdays, 5:15-6:00 p.m.
SESSION 1:                       September 12-October 24
SESSION 2:                        November 7-December 12
LOCATION:                         RCC Exercise Room
INSTRUCTOR:                   Personal Euphoria