From the Issue: 
February 2012

             Hello Residents! –My name is Cindi Beede and I am honored to take the position of Recreation Coordinator for the town of Fitzwilliam.  I am really excited about working with the Recreation Committee to continue and offer the great programs that have been established over the years.  My office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3:00pm.  I welcome your visits at this time.  As always, the Recreation Department can be reached by calling 585-7270, or via e-mail at  If you have any ideas or inquiries regarding our programs, please don’t hesitate to contact the department.  Thank you!

Youth Basketball –Basketball is underway!  A skills clinic was held in January and teams have been formed.  For game schedule, please check out the town’s website: .  Contact Ali Bunch, basketball director with any questions regarding this program. 585-9470

Yoga –Adult Yoga is held Monday evenings at the Town Hall from 6:30-7:30.  Sign-up for a 4-week session beginning February 6-27th  for just $20.  Drop-ins are welcome for $10/per class.  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring some water!  Contact Sharon Laflamme with any questions. 585-3438

Zumba Dance and Zumba Toning –Zumba Dance is an aerobics program that combines Latin music and dance to make exercise FUN!  Zumba Toning adds a light weight-training to the routine to help sculpt your body.  Zumba is for any fitness level; you just need a little rhythm.  Toning classes are held Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 and Dance classes every Thursday from 6:30-7:30.  Both Zumba classes are held at the Emerson Elementary School’s Multi-purpose Room.  Classes run in 8-week sessions.  Pay for 8 classes at once and pay only $40 for a class card.  Then mix and match Tuesday and Thursday classes as it fits your schedule. Drop-in for $7/ per class. Wear comfy cloths and bring your water.

Men’s Basketball –Open gym is held Monday evenings at Emerson Elementary School from 7:30-9:30 pm.  Please note, men’s basketball will not be held on evenings when the school is closed for holiday and vacations.

Snow? –Just a reminder that cross-country skis and snowshoes are available for loan through the Recreation Department.  If we ever get snow and you want to borrow equipment on a short-term basis, contact us!

Winterfest –The Fitzwilliam Recreation Department will hold its 3rd Annual Winterfest Saturday, March 10th.  Join us for snowman-making, sled-riding, refreshments, and fun.  This is a weather-permitted activity and more information will be available soon.