Jul 29, 2014

Notes From the JCC

Here's this week's installment of Notes from the JCC

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Summer Dreaming

If the balmy temperatures have you thinking about summer – you’re in luck! The Summer on the Hill Camp Guide is on line at www.jccns.org packed with enriching camps for toddlers to teens. We have exciting NEW offerings this year, including Classic Camp for families who want a traditional camp experience. KinderCamp hours are expanding and our popular Specialties are back! Look for Robotics, Dance, Sports, Science and more! Registration opens Feb.1.  Questions? Contact Director Scott Kaplan at kaplan@jccns.com.

Caring for Your Aging Parent

Everyone’s invited to this special program in the JCC’s Community Wellness Series.  Hear from experts about how to anticipate changes with aging parents and avoid problems down the road. You’ll learn valuable steps to ensure your parents’ well-being and comfort. You’ll also get tips on how to discuss tough issues with your parents. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 12:00pm. Light lunch will be served. Save your spot by contacting Fitness Director Alison Licker at 781-631-8330 or alicker@jccns.com.

Love Dancing With the Stars?

You’ll love our NEW Ballroom & Latin Dance class for beginners and more experienced dancers who want to brush up on their steps. Saturdays at 4:00pm. Save your spot at 781-631-8330.

FREE TRX Trial Class

Here’s your chance to try the hottest workout on the North Shore. Tuesday, Jan. 31st at 9:15am. Save your spot now at 781-631-8330.

Battle of the Bands at the J

Get ready for the Battle of the Bands at the JCC! We’re inviting musicians in grades 8-12 to compete for top prizes on Saturday, March 24, 6:00pm.  Bands andsolo acts are welcome – registration is FREE! Tell your friends.. this is open to the entire community! Bands should sign up at jamroom@jccns.com or call Roberta at 781-631-8330, ext 155.  Rock on!

Manhattan in Marblehead- Star Mandy Patinkin is next

We had a great turnout for opening night of this year’s Manhattan in Marblehead series, with Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson.  Up next – Homeland star Mandy Patinkin!  He’ll be speaking live in NYC on Monday, Feb. 6, and simulcast here at the J. You can even ask him questions from Marblehead.  Also coming up – Alan Alda.  More info HERE. Save your spot by calling 781-631-8330.

Swim Team Course, Dive In!

The JCC is starting a new Swim Team Course on February 29th with our expert coaches and instructors. Kids will learn & practice swim techniques and join fun in-house competitions. Practices on Wed., Thurs. and Friday afternoons.  For more info, contact Aquatics Director Andrew Dalton at 781-631-8330, ext 144, or adalton@jccns.com.

Yoga Games

In this popular class, kids explore healing and strengthening poses through games and music. Sundays at 11:30am. Sign up at 781-631-8330.

Winter Training Baseball

Red Sox catchers and pitchers report next month! Help your kids get a jump start on Spring Training at the JCC.  Kids work with coach Frank James on hitting, throwing, fielding and base running. Mondays, 4:15-5:00pm. Sign up today! 781-631-8330

Fun, FREE Family Events

Come experience the J and our Early Childhood program at these upcoming events. Everyone’s welcome! Bring your friends & neighbors. Save your spot by calling Amy at 781-631-8330. 

*Swim & Skate, Sat., Feb. 4, 5:30-8:00pm

We’ll be swimming in our cozy indoor pool AND lacing up for a wintry skate on ourbeautiful ice skating rink under the lights. Hot cocoa for all!

*Sunday Snow Day, Sunday, Feb. 12, 1:00-3:00pm

Join us for winter fun! We’ll have skating, sledding, a snowman contest and hotchocolate. We’ll even make maple syrup pops in the snow. Gather your family andfriends and come play on the Hill!  

Triathlon by the Sea

The JCC’s 12thAnnual Triathlon by the Sea sold out in less than two hours this week! If you’dlike to get on the waiting list please contact Race Director Andrew Dalton at adalton@jccns.com.  We’re also looking for volunteers! The race is May 13th, Mother’s Day! Go to www.jccns.orgfor details.

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