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Spring Newsletter

We have been promised that spring is going to happen so we have scheduled events accordingly!!!┬á Please have a look and get the word out, there is a lot going onÔǪ

SENIOR SPRING FLING ÔÇô FRI. 5/2

┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á This Fri. we are having our annual Senior Spring lunch at the Grove in Lakeville.┬á MizzaÔÇÖs will provide a pasta lunch for our Regional lunch at noon.┬á There will door prizes┬á and fun to be had.┬á Please call Mike beck at 860-435-5191 to reserve a seat.┬á There is no charge for this event.

COMMUNITY OUTINGS ÔÇô

┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á Fri. 5/16 ÔÇô we will be leaving the Sharon Town Hall at 9am aboard a Northwest Transit bus headed for West Hartford and the ELIZABETH PARK ROSE GARDEN.┬á Patrons will have the opportunity to grab lunch at the Pond House Caf├® before heading to the MARK TWAIN AND HARRIET BEECHER STOWE houses for a 2pm tour.┬á We will return to Sharon by 5:30pm.┬á The cost of this outing is $21 for the house tours.

┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á Wed. 5/28 ÔÇô our first theatre trip of the season.┬á We will head for the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Ct. via a Northwest Transit bus, leaving the Sharon Town Hall at 9:30am.┬á We will arrive at noon for lunch at the Gelston House prior to the 2pm showing of ÔÇ£DAMN YANKEESÔÇØ.┬á Arrival home approximately 6pm.┬á The cost of this trip is $85.┬á ( 9/3 Fiddler on the Roof┬á 11/12 Holiday Inn).

 

┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á Mon. 6/16 ÔÇô we will set off to explore ConnecticutÔÇÖs own THIMBLE ISLANDS.┬á ┬áWe will again board a Northwest Transit bus at the Sharon Town Hall.┬á Departing at 10am we will arrive for lunch at LENNY AND JOEÔÇÖS for noon before boarding the SEA MIST CRUSIE SHIP for the 2pm cruise of the islands.┬á We expect to arrive home by 5pm.┬á The cost of this outing is $10 for the cruise.┬á

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE FOR ALL COMMUNITY OUTINGS BY CALLING 860-364-1400.

 

 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á We are soooo.. looking forward to our SUMMER concert series!!┬á Please see the attached flier for the lineup.┬á We look forward to having everyone join us for a picnic dinner on the green.┬á The first concert is WED. 6/25 and features the Salisbury Band!┬á Mark your calendars for the 7/16 childrenÔÇÖs concert.

SHARON SPRINT TRIATHLON

┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á We are in our sixth year of offering an early summer challenge to our resident swimmers, bikers and runners ÔÇô THE SIXTH ANNUAL SHARON SPRINT TRIATHLON.┬á┬á On Sat. 6/21 we will set off the swimmers at the Sharon Town Beach promptly at 8am.┬á The scenic 12.1 mile bike ride will be the second leg with the 4.1 mile run finishing up the event.┬á We would love to have residents ÔÇÿteam upÔÇÖ for this event.┬á It is a lot of fun, pretty low key on the competition part and a great way to spend a Sat. morning.┬á Go to active.com to register.┬á

 

NORTHWEST CONNECITCUT HEALTH AND RECREATION SUMMER KICK-OFF DAY!!!!

┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á Sat. 5/31 (rain date Sun. 6/1) ÔÇô Sharon Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the Sharon Hospital and several other local groups to present a full afternoon of demonstrations and events at the SHARON TOWN BEACH.┬á Residents in our area will have the opportunity to inquire about and explore programming offered by many local groups ÔÇô Camp Sloane, Tri-Arts, The Sharon Historical Society and many, many more.┬á Registrations will be taken for summer programming, there will be boat tours of Mudge Pond, food services available, health screenings, crafts, live demonstrations of our gymnastic, soccer, robotic programs and more.┬á We look forward to a great opportunity to ÔÇÿshowcaseÔÇÖ the many opportunities available in our area.┬á Please plan to come on down and spend the afternoon at the beach.┬á

 

VETERANSÔÇÖ FIELD

┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á We have moved forward with the improvements at VeteransÔÇÖ Field, hoping to secure a grant for the construction of bathrooms near our pavilion.┬á We have dotted the IÔÇÖs and crossed the TÔÇÖs and sent the application off last week.┬á In the meantime we will have the pavilion painted, the tennis court fencing repaired and improvements ongoing to the playing fields.┬á We have had many positive comments on the new fencing allowing us to keep the access gate open the pavilion and playground.┬á

            We look forward to a great summer and hope to see everyone at any number of our events.  A gentle reminder that we are always in need of enthusiastic board members.  If you have an interest in joining the Sharon Parks and Recreation Board please contact us. 

 

┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á Our website is now accessible through the town of SharonÔÇÖs website and will eventually be officially part of that site.┬á We feel as though this will offer the easiest opportunity for our patrons to access our information.