Greenfield Recreation Department Notebook, April 11, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April Vacation Week: Sign up today for a fun week of activities, games and outdoor fun for your child grades kindergarten to 7. This program takes place at the Youth Center, 20 Sanderson St., from Tuesday, April 17, through Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with early care available from 7:30 to 9 a.m., and late care from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Walking field trips to Beacon Field and Federal Street School playgrounds. Lunch, afternoon snack and drink must be sent with child. Morning snack provided. $120 residents, $130 nonresidents.

Emergency Bike Road Repair 101: On April 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. Bicycle World will lead a do-it-yourself workshop on emergency bike repair. Learn to repair flat tires, brake cables, bent wheels, etc. Find out what to look for at the scene of an accident and what to carry with you to get you up and running again. Bring your own bike and tube. Supplies available to purchase.

Parking Meter Painting: In celebration of Mass ArtWeek, join us in helping make Greenfield more beautiful one parking meter at a time. In this self-guided program, meters will be available to paint over the course of three days. Artists 16 and older may work independently, and we ask that younger children participate with the guidance of an adult partner. Canvasses will also be provided for young artists interested in creating an independent masterpiece. This event is free, but registration is required. Due to limited meters available, participants will be provided with one meter per group. Painting takes place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., and we will meet at the Youth Center/Greenfield Recreation, 20 Sanderson St.

Swim Area Season Passes: Purchase or renew your season pass to the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area by May 1 to receive the early bird special of four free guest passes and a coupon for a free ice cream.

Tee Ball: Sign up for the Tee Ball program for ages 5 to 7 (must be 5 at the start of the program). Players will learn fundamental skills and good sportsmanship through confidence building drills and activities along with scrimmages. Program held on Saturdays, May 5 to June 9, 8:30 to 10 a.m. $35 residents, $45 nonresidents. Volunteer coaches needed.

Buddy Baseball: Buddy Baseball begins Saturday, May 12, and runs through June 23 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Greenfield Middle School. This program is for boys and girls with disabilities, where each player will have a peer buddy to assist with skills the player cannot perform. Buddies and coaches are needed for this program. $25 residents, $35 nonresidents.

Start Smart Baseball: Start Smart Baseball is for children 3 to 5 and teaches children the basic skills necessary to play organized baseball while spending time with their parents. All participants leave with their very own baseball kit. Tuesdays, May 15, through June 19, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greenfield swim area. $45 residents, $55 nonresidents.

Follow us on Facebook or visit: www.greenfieldrecreation.com for up to date program and event schedules. Advance registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated. A nonresident fee may apply. Sign up for all programs online, or at 20 Sanderson St. or Town Hall. Find out more information about programs and events by calling 413-772-1553.