Adult Recreation

Pickelball Clinics (3)

Dog essentialsDog/Puppy Essentials

We’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language.
Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training

18+ | Maple Street Recreation Center
Sat, July 10-August 14 | 10:00-11AM or 11:15-12:15PM
Sat, September 4-October 9 | 10:00-11AM or 11:15-12:15PM

This class is a prerequisite for the Therapy Dog Academy class.

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Beyond Basic DogBeyond Basic Dog Obedience

This class takes your training to the next level. What's the next level? Well, that's the beauty of this class- you decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced versions of each exercise. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals. 

Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training 

18+ | Maple Street Recreation Center
Mon, May 10-June 7 | 7:15-8:15 PM
Sat, September 4-October 2 | 12:45-1:45 PM


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Barcomb Summer Basketball League

Join us for some fun, exercise, and competition! This recreational league plays on Thursday evenings.  Game times and location subject to gym availability.  You will be notified by your captain of your game time for the first night.  New players to the league may be invited to attend an evaluation night, tentatively scheduled for 6pm on 7/13.

Coordinator: Dennis Barcomb

18+ | Essex High School Gymnasium
Thurs, July 7-September 2 | 6-9PM


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therapy dog

Therapy Dog Academy

Prerequisite: Permission from the instructor or prior participation in a Gold Star class.

So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog? Well, we’ve got a course for that! This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test but also for working successfully as a therapy dog team. 

18+ | Maple Street Recreation Center
Sat, July 10-August 14 | 12:45-1:45 PM

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If you’re looking for a quality introduction to the sport or want to elevate your game this season, Cory Briney and the team at the Links at Lang Farm have you covered. Join this co-ed adult clinic series to improve your putting, short game, full swing mechanics, bunker shots. This series will also include some on-course learning!

AGES 16+
TUE, JUNE 8-JULY 6 / 6–7 PM
FRI, JUNE 18-JULY 16 / 5:30–6:30 PM

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Life Insurance With Living Benefits

Traditional life insurance policies protect customers in the event that they die too soon, but modern life insurance policies offer many benefits that you don't have to die to use. Join us for a webinar to explore life insurance with living benefits.

This session is online. A meeting link will be sent to registered participants.

Instructor: JoAnn Thibault

18+ | Online
Wed, August 4 | 5:30-6:30 PM

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