The following program is offered by Bridgewater Recreation:

Adult cardio tennis

Tennis instruction by professional Val Stoiana will be offered Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for five weeks starting April at the Bridgewater tennis courts along Sarah Sanford Road.

Beginning and experienced players are welcome. Loaner racquets would be provided if necessary and available for purchase or rental.

Cost will be $150, payable by check to the Town of Bridgewater.

Familes are welcome to participate Oct. 31 in the seventh annual Halloween Trunk or Treat in the Bridgewater village center.

The event kicks off with a ziti dinner at the Bridgewater Congregational Church from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and continues with treats from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

A goodwill donation is encouraged at the ziti dinner; the treats are free to all participants.

In addition to the local businesses and organizations handing out candy, individuals are invited to participate in the fun by decorating their cars and handing out treats from their trunks.

Preregistration of vehicles is required via a form available at town hall or online. Parking for "trunks" is available at the Village Store, the Congregational Church, and Town Hall on a first-come, first-served basis.

Trunks may begin setting up at 4 p.m. and must remain parked until the event concludes at 7:30 p.m. A trophy will be awarded for the "Best Decorated Trunk."

Candy donations are appreciated and may be dropped off at Town Hall.

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Sessions are instructed Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Burnham School gym by Taylor Kelly at the cost of $10 per class.

If you are 7 to 79 years of age and looking for an activity to get into shape, our Tang Soo Do karate program is for everyone, at every age, at every level of fitness. Bridgewater Recreation Karate offers a balanced martial arts training program by incorporating Cheezic Tang Soo Do forms (hyungs), kicks and hand techniques, self-defense, oriental weapons (bo staff, rope whip, bokken, and kubaton) and conditioning into an all-encompassing program that will train your total mind and body. Our junior students are focused, more respectful and get better grades. Our teen and adult students are skilled, confident and in the best shape of their lives. Third degree black belt Lorraine Dunn-Laranetto has instructed our Tang Soo Do karate program since 2005. With a passion for teaching students new skills and helping them achieve their personal best, Mrs. Dunn-Laranetto focuses on the traditional defensive and offensive skills of Tang Soo Do karate while making class fun and enjoyable.

Tang Soo Do Karate and Bo Staff training with Lorraine Dunn-Laranetto

KARATE for Adults / Children (age 7 +) Thursdays 6:30 to 7:30 PM at Burnham School 10 sessions / $70 ($50 for each additional family member)

BO STAFF TRAINING for Adults/Children (age 7 +) Thursdays 7:35 to 8:00 PM at Burnham School 10 sessions (free to karate program enrollees)

Bo staff training

Learn the skills of stick fighting from instructor Lorraine Dunn-Laranetto of Bridgewater. Classes open to those aged 7 and older will meet Thursdays from 7:35 to 8 p.m. for 10 weeks starting Aug. 15 at Burnham Schoolost will be $60 for a family's first student and $40 for each additional family member. The program will be free to those enrolled in Tang Soo Do karate who have achieved apprentice purple belt designation or higher.


Lessons instucted by Stephen Riley on the Harris Courts at the recreation area will meet Aug. 5-9 from 4:30 to 5:30 for those aged 7-10 and from 5:30 to 6:30 for those aged 11 and older at the cost of $60. Participants are asked to bring a racquet, although some may be available.

Tang Soo Do karate

Learn the skills from black-belt instructor Lorraine Dunn-Laranetto of Bridgewater. Classes open to all those aged 7 and older will meet Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 10 weeks starting Aug. 15 Burnham School. Cost will be $70 for a family's first student and $50 for each additional family member.

Trunk or Treat

The sixth annual Trunk-or Treat will be held Oct. 31 with a ziti donation (good will donation) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Bridgewater Congregational Church and the community Trunk-or-Treat and Halloween Haunting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. around Bridgewater village center. A trophy will be presented for the best decorated trunk.

Gear swap

A free outdoor gear swap is scheduled May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bridgewater Pavilion along Sarah Sanford Road East. Among the items to sell and purhcase will be gently used athletic equipment and outgrown or unwanted outdoor gear from the garage. Sellers can set up and get a good spot at 8 a.m. Several picnic tables are available but participants might want to bring tables. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Bridgewater Recreation Gift Fund.

Mary Allen dedication

The large boulder at the recreational facility along Sarah Sanford Road, a popular landmark for Bridgewater residents young and old, has been engraved in honor of Mary Allen. A dedication ceremony will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., immediately followed by refreshments at the Hilltop Farm Senior Center.

Once dubbed "the Grand Lady of Recreation" in Bridgewater, Mary J. Allen was a lifelong resident. A charter member of the Recreation Commission, she served for 30 years on the board. Mrs. Allen was a determined advocate of open space and played a central role in the acquisition of the land preserved for the recreation facility. She devoted countless hours of research to the development of the pavilion and was often to be found there enjoying the grounds. In 2000, she was honored as Bridgewater's "Person of the Century."


Sessions meet Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 walk-in per class.

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