More spring recreation programs

| 18 Apr 2012 | 01:07

    WEST MILFORD — The West Milford Department of Community Services and Recreation is offering spring programs for children, everything from drama and dancing, to chess and Karate. Below is the remainder of the list; most of the program list was published last week and can be found at

    To find out more about the programs, go to www.westmilford. org, or call the Recreation Office at Hillcrest Community Center at 973-728-2860. To register, either print the forms from the Web site after clicking on Forms and Documents, or go to the Recreation Office for the forms. The main office hours, when personnel are available to help, are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Hillcrest Community Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

    Registration forms can be completed and left with checks attached (no cash) in the Community Services and Recreation box located in the monitor's office. All classes are held at Hillcrest Community Center unless otherwise noted. Non-residents of West Milford add $10 to cost of any program. Registration is currently on-going.

    Junior Dance Team Clinics And Tryouts

    Program Code: DanceClinic 1166 For children entering grades 5 through 8

    This team is about having a passion for dance and offers dancers, entering grades 5 through 8 next fall, an opportunity to develop their skills as a competitive team. Clinics will be held May 23 and 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Try outs will be on May 30th starting at 6 p.m.

    Registration is required. Cost for clinics and tryouts: $10

    Make Magic with Clay Program Code: Clay 1151

    Clay classes for grades kindergarten through 5

    Clay is a marvelous material to work with and pottery is a craft that involves total hands on experience. Participants will have fun designing, decorating, and coloring their own handmade pieces. Wednesday, May 2, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

    Cost: $15 per class Fencing Program Code: Fencing 1157

    For students in grades 7 through 12 and adults

    This program is designed to provide beginner and intermediate level fencers with the opportunity to learn and to improve basic fencing skills. Experienced instructors will provide guidance in fundamental areas such as agility training, overall conditioning, footwork skill/drill and blade work. Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8 p.m.; April 25 to June 6 at Macopin School. West Milford residents only.

    Cost: $30 Creative Cooking For Kids

    Program Code: Cooking 1154 For children in grades kindergarten through 5

    Utilize cooking in a safe and fun environment. Learn to measure and use cooking utensils. Make simple dishes, get hands on experience and taste your results! Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17 and 24; 4:30 to 6 p.m.

    Cost: $60 Family Frog Night Program Code: 1163;1 - May 24; 1163;2 - June 7; 1163;3 - June 21

    Bring the family out for an evening of frog hunting with flashlights. We’ll talk about frogs in our region, listen to their calls, provide a frog guide and then go frog hunting. Limited enrollment, West Milford residents only. Pre-registration is required. Choose one of the following dates: Thursdays, May 24, June 7, 21; 8 p.m. Meet at Westbrook Park pavilion.

    Cost: $6 per person (ages 3 and over), $24 family max.

    Interactive Storytelling Workshop

    Program Code: Ariana; 1164 For children in grades kindergarten through three

    “Ariana’s Musical Journey.” Join Ariana in her fun, musical journey where she and her friends learn about kindness, respect, responsibility, fairness and honesty. This presentation is creative both musically and visually with three storytellers using the violin, flute, and French horn. During the craft portion each participant will make an instrument to use during the story. Tuesday, April 24 from 4:15 to 5:45.

    Cost $20