Raymond Recreation Programs & News

For more information about any of the programs, contact the Recreation Dept. Hours and phone number at bottom of page.

Preschool Art! - Friday, Oct 20th - Nov 20th

Raymond Recreation is running a four-week Preschool Art class for children ages 3 to 5. This fun class will include painting, constructive play, crafts, a story and making friends.

Each week there will be a fun new project that is great for listening skills and creativity! These one hour classes will be starting Fridays, Oct 30th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The cost is $30 per session. Non-residents pay an additional $5.

Moms or dads are welcome. Class size is limited to 10. There are NO registrations the day of the class.

A face mask must be worn when entering and exiting the school and when using restrooms. You do not need to wear mask during class. If parents stay, please keep your mask on. Use good hygiene and please social distance (6 ft) as best as you can.


Raymond Recreation is offering a 6-week session of pickleball for adults & seniors. Pickleball will be held from 6 - 8 pm on Wednesday evenings from September 23 - October 28.

What is pickleball you ask?? It's like a combination of tennis and ping pong. An added bonus! you'll have so much fun you won't notice you're getting a great workout. Beginners welcome.

This program will be on Wednesday evenings. You can bring your own paddle, or we will have some for people to use. The fee for this 6-week program is $20. Pre-registration is required.


Glass Fusing - Wednesday Nov 18.

Learn the amazing art of Glass Fusing! Participants will learn how to cut, assemble, and design using glass that will be melted into a finished piece of art! Each participant will make one 6x6" Fall Suncatcher! Your art will then be fired in To Your Art's Content kiln and returned to the Rec Department for pick up about 12-14 days later.

To Your Art's Content is a mobile Art Studio bringing you fired Ceramics, Glass Fusing, Clay and more! Visit their website at www.toyourartscontent.com<http://www.toyourartscontent.com> for more information about our arts and how we can help you be creative!

This class is for anyone ages 15 + on Wednesday, Nov 18 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. The cost is $40.00 which includes all materials. Non-residents pay an additional $5.00. Class is limited so sign up today at Raymond Recreation or call 895-7031 for more information.


Gentle Yoga
6-Week session: September 9th - October 21st
(No class on Monday, October 12th)
6:00 PM

We will be offering Chair Yoga (Modifications)
Good for beginner to intermediate. Class will offer modifications/chair as well as more advanced poses to suit your needs for that day. You will be encouraged to use your breath to move in and out of poses and at your own pace. You will be encouraged to let go of judgment, competition, focus on your breath and be in the present moment. Dress comfortable and avoid eating a large meal 2-3 hours before class.
The instructor for this course will be Monica L Cyr, a Raymond resident and a certified Yoga Teacher in the Vinyasa Style and a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui/Tibetan system of healing. With 13 + years of teaching experience, in both group and private settings, she believes in tailoring her classes to the individual needs of her students to ensure a positive experience for all.
The fee for this six-week session is $40.00 per person. Non-residents pay an additional $5.00

What you need: A yoga mat and strap for stretching. Contact the teacher with any questions 603-793-6213.
Walk-in fee $5.00 per class. Walk-ins pay the instructor the night of class and sign the sign in sheet.

Adult 30+ Basketball

Sept 13- Nov 15

Raymond Recreation will be offering an adult 30+ basketball program. This is a pick-up program (we do not have a league or set teams). The session will run from Sept 13th through Nov 15th. This program meets on Sunday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00 am.

The fee for the entire 10-week season is $30 or you may drop in for $10 per week. Non-residents pay an additional $5.00. You must have a waiver on file to participate. Sign-in sheets will be on-hand each week, please remember to sign-in.

Line Dancing

September 17 - October 22


Line dancing is exactly what its name implies: people dancing in lines to music. Line dances are choreographed dances with a repeating series of steps that are performed in unison by a group of people in lines or rows, most often without the dancers making contact with one another. Line Dancing is fun, it is a great stress reducer, you can blend exercise with recreation and you can build stamina safely. Line dancing is a great form of exercise and a way of meeting fellow dancers. One of the best features of Line Dancing is that you do not need a partner! You will learn basic dance steps and ultra-beginner to beginner line dances. Any age is welcome. Bring comfortable shoes to dance in.


The instructor for this course will be Wendy Prindle Grillo. Wendy is a native New Englander who loves New Hampshire and more so Country Line Dancing. When she moved to New Hampshire in 2008, her mother who has been dancing for 30 years + found a local Line Dance Class where Wendy renewed her love for line dancing. 10+ years later Wendy has embarked on the joy of spreading the experience to newbies who want to take a crack at learning the basic steps and learn new beginner dances.

This 6-week course will be held on Thursday evenings beginning Sept 17th from 6pm-7pm. The fee for the 6-week course is $50. Non-residents pay an additional $5.


Recreation Department Hours:
Monday - 8 am to 6 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday and Thursday 8 am to 3 pm
Friday - 8 am to 5 pm

Michelle Weaver, Recreation Director - 895-7029
Tammy Reardon, Assistant Director - 895-7030
Rec. Office 895-7031,
4 Epping St. Raymond, NH.
email: mweaver@raymondnh.gov
website: www.raymondnh.gov/recreation