BRENTWOOD — Hello all Brentwood residents! The Recreation Department hopes all of you are doing well and are staying healthy during these crazy times. Over the last year, the Recreation Department has been offering youth and adult programs at a modified level with COVID-19 protocols in place. As we transition into the summer season, Brentwood Recreation will continue to offer more programs and services at a modified level, but please keep in mind that everything is subject to change due to the uncertainty of COVID-19. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Recreation Department. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Luncheons: Senior luncheons are back! Brentwood Recreation will be moving senior luncheons to outside near the pavilion at the community center. Future luncheon dates are to be announced and if you are interested please contact the Recreation Department to be placed on the call list and the Recreation Director will notify you when the next luncheon date has been scheduled.
Next Senior Luncheon: Wed., July 21 with music starting at 11:00 a.m. by Josef Nocera followed by lunch at 12:00 p.m. outside of the Brentwood Community Center.
Senior Center: For the first time ever Brentwood Recreation will open a partial senior center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. If interested please come on down to the Brentwood community center basement and enjoy reading, coffee, friendly conversations, and help us build this great program into something much more! Any questions regarding senior center hours or activities please call or email the Brentwood Recreation Department.
CANOE/KAYAK RENTALS: Available to Brentwood residents at no charge. Rental forms can be found online or outside of the recreation office.
OTHER SUMMER/FALL PROGRAMS:
• Pickup Summer Lacrosse: For the first time ever Brentwood Recreation will be offering pickup lacrosse for boys and girls this summer from July 13 - August 19. Girls that are in grades 3-8 (21-22 school year) will play on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and boys in grades 3-8 (21-22 school year) will play on Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Grades 3-4 will play their pickup games on a shortened field with grades 5-8 playing on a full-size lacrosse field. Both boys and girls must provide their own equipment and prior playing experience is encouraged.
• Pickup Summer Basketball: For the first time, Brentwood Recreation will be offering pickup basketball for boys and girls this summer from July 12-August 18. Girls that are in grades 3-8 will play on Mondays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and boys will play on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Any coaches looking to run skills, drills, and/or games are encouraged to reach out to the Recreation Department.
• Fall Soccer: Grades Pre K-5th (21-22 school year) with a cost of $45.00 per player. All practices and games are held at the Recreation area on Route 125. Grades 1-5 will have one-weekday practice followed by a weekend game while grades Pre-K-K only play on Saturdays.
• Exeter River Fall Paddle: TBA
• Fall Field Hockey: This program is structured to introduce the fundamentals for the game of field hockey and build on existing fundamentals. This is an “in-house” program, and we may play other towns in scrimmages if schedule and availability allows. This program will be mostly for the enjoyment of the game, skill development, and learning the rules. For further information or to register please visit the Brentwood Recreation office or website.
• 4th of July Parade: Parade lineup starts behind Swasey Central School at 10:00 a.m. The parade procession will start at 11:00 a.m. and head west towards Rt.125 right up Crawley Falls Road and another right down Dalton Road back towards Swasey where it will end. To register to participate in the parade, please visit the Brentwood Recreation website or office.
• Challenger Soccer Camp: From August 9-13 we are pleased to again partner with Challenger Sports, providers of North America’s most popular soccer camp. The camp will run from Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger will hold over 3,700 British Soccer camps this summer and will coach over 150,000 players between the ages of 3 and 18, as well completing free coach education clinics for over 40,000 parents and coaches. To register please visit the Brentwood Recreation website or office.
• National Night Out: On Tues., August 3 the Brentwood Police Department will be partnering up with the highway, fire, and recreation department to put on a community-wide event where residents can come down and interact with their local police and firefighters and enjoy some free music and games. Time is TBA.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND NEWS
Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Brentwood Community Center. Join Cheryl Rossman RYT500, to relax and rejuvenate. The cost is $64/eight-week session or $12/class. For more information, go to www.letsgetmovin.com.
TANG SOO DO
Mondays and Fridays, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Brentwood Community Center.
Classes are taught by Retired Law Enforcement officer Bob Meegan. He is currently a 3rd degree Black Belt with the World Tang Soo Do Association.
SNEAKER/CLEAT SWAP BIN
If you are looking to get rid of old sneakers or cleats, please come down to the town hall and donate your footwear to our sneaker/cleat swap bin right outside of the recreation office. This bin will help other members of the community to find appropriate footwear if families have limited options.
If you have any old sports equipment such as baseball bats, helmets, soccer balls, etc. that you would like to donate, please contact Andrew Gray in the Brentwood Recreation department. We will gladly accept donations to help other sports programs and families in need.