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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - Saturday, April 8

The Easter Bunny is making his stop here in Raymond! He will join the staff from Raymond Recreation, Raymond Hannaford and Raymond School Food Service to host a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 8th. Join us at the high school; breakfast will be served at 9:00 am. We will have an all you can eat pancakes and more breakfast! Enjoy the Petting Farm, pony rides and an "eggscellent" egg hunt with some great prizes. The fee is $5 for adults and $3 per child with a maximum of $15 per family. Tickets are required. You may purchase tickets at Raymond Recreation. No registrations will be accepted at the door. The last day to purchase tickets is Tuesday, April 4th.

Flashlight Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 8

Kids in Kindergarten and above, join us in the dark for the 20th annual Flashlight Egg Hunt. The hunt will be at the middle school on Saturday, April 8th. Hunt for eggs in the dark, and then turn them in for great prizes!

Everyone will meet at the Gove Middle School. Children in Kindergarten through grade 3 meet at 7:30 pm with children in grades 4 & above meeting at 8:30 pm. Make sure to pre-register or bring the $10 fee and a ticket to enter the hunt. We'll have prizes for everyone. Pick up your tickets at Raymond Recreation! Register at the rec office by April 4th for a $4 discount.

Holiday Treats – April 11

Children in first through fifth grades are invited to join a Raymond Recreation program to make holiday treats. The class is Tuesday, April 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes all materials.

Creative Dance - March 22-May 3 and May 10 - June 14.

Does your little one love to dance around the house? Creative dance classes are open to children ages 2 to 5. In this 45-minute class, children will learn the primary fundamentals of dance through creative movement while playing games, singing songs and meeting new friends! You can drop in each week from 9:00 - 9:45 am March 22-May 3 for $10 a week. Classes are held at the Raymond Baptist Church Ministry building (the old white building- 143 route 27). There will also be another class from May 10 - June 14. The Creative Dance students will put on a performance during our Summer Concert Series on Thursday, June 29.

Intermediate Watercolors - Thursdays April 6 - May 18

Watercolor painting is fun and exciting. Learn to paint through the exploration of basic techniques. Watercolor offers many possibilities for creative expression. You can work fast and loose or controlled and detailed. Watercolor is easy way to explore and it's easy to clean up. The transparency of the paint makes for luminous work of art!

Cyndy will be teaching this 6-week beginning watercolors class from Thursdays, April 6th through May 18th ( no class on April 27) from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Class is open to pre-teens through adults.

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

Pickity Place & Mystery Stops - Tuesday - April 18

Join Raymond Recreation for a fantastic trip to Pickity Place for a 5-course gourmet luncheon. For over 200 years, Pickity Place's quaint little cottage has graced the countryside, seemingly untouched by time, hidden away in the beautiful landscape of southern New Hampshire. Our luncheon includes: Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Dip, Vegetable Pistou Soup, Citrus Slaw and Cress Salad, Rosemary Focaccia Bread, choice of entrée (Lasagne Bolognese or Broccoli and Smoked Gouda Arancini), and a Heath Bar Crunch Whoopie Pie for dessert. We will follow our great meal with a couple of quick mystery stops, you may even find something sweet!!

The coach bus will leave Raymond at 9:44 am and return around 3:30 pm. The cost for this trip, which includes coach bus transportation, our 5-course luncheon and all gratuities (including wait staff and coach driver), is $49 for Raymond seniors (are age 60 or over), $54 for non-resident seniors and adult Raymond residents. Non-resident adults pay $59.


Beginning Watercolors - Tuesdays April 18 - May 30

Watercolor painting is fun and exciting. Learn to paint through the exploration of basic techniques. Watercolor offers many possibilities for creative expression. You can work fast and loose or controlled and detailed. Watercolor is easy way to explore and it's easy to clean up. The transparency of the paint makes for luminous work of art!

Cyndy will be teaching this 6-week beginning watercolors class from Tuesdays, April 18th through May 30th (no class on April 27) from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Class is open to pre-teens through adults.

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.

Spring Vacation Camp - Week of April 24 - 28

Raymond Recreation is offering vacation camp on Monday through Friday, April 24 - 28, from 8 am until 5 pm. Camp is open to all students in 1st grade and up. We will have a variety of activities at the school in addition to Funworld, lunch in the Park & Movies, Blitz & Swimming.

The cost is $110 for the entire week plus $15 if you need to purchase our vacation camp shirts. Daily rate is $30 per day. Last day to register is Thursday, April 20th. We must have a minimum of 25 participants to hold camp.


Mini Sports - Fridays, May 5 - 19

An introduction into games & sports and most importantly to have fun for 3 to 5 year olds. Each week we will focus on a variety of sports, games and activities. Mini Sports will be held on Fridays from May 5 - 19 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm. The fee for the 3- week program is $20.

Track & Field
Raymond Recreation will offer Track & Field for ages 9 to 14 starting in May. The highlight of the season is to participate in the Granite State Meet. Look for more information in the spring. Raymond Recreation is also seeking a Track & Field coach. If interested, contact Recreation at 895-7031.

Instructors Wanted
Raymond Recreation is seeking people who are interested in teaching a course; contact Tammy at 895-7030. 

 


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
Rec. Office 895-7031
4 Epping St. Raymond, NH.
email: mweaver@raymondnh.gov
website: www.raymondnh.gov/recreation