SANDOWN — Sandown Recreation is pleased to offer the following free programs during its "March Madness Month". For any of the following programs simply send an email to and include your name, address, best telephone number and child info where required. They will email you a confirmation. If you do not have access to email, call the recreation office at 603-887-1872. Registration is limited in all programs and will close once the number of available spots has been filled. Registration is open to Sandown residents only until Mon., February 17 and will then be open to others.

FEAR NOT YOUR INSTANT POT! Is this you? You've received or purchased an Instant Pot and it's never been out of the box. Maybe the instructions are a bit overwhelming. Or like others, you're just scared to use it for fear you'll do something wrong. If you answered yes to any of those questions, or you just want to learn something new, then it's Sandown Recreation to the rescue for you! Join us on Sat., March 7 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Edward Garvey Recreation Facility at 25 Pheasant Run Drive for tips, tricks and helpful basic instructions on how to get started or how to start using yours more. You don't even need to own this appliance as you will not be bringing one with you. Our volunteer instructor will be demonstrating, and you'll be sampling, several dishes that you should feel comfortable to try making at home by the time you leave. This is an adult-only class. Youth ages 16 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. The class is free and space is limited and pre-registration is required. No walk-ins the day of the program. Avoid disappointment and register now. This class will fill quickly.

PARENT/CHILD YOGA: Join Sandown Recreation and Yoga instructor Sharon Bridson on Sat., March 14 for a one-hour free yoga session for parents and an accompanying child currently in Grades 1-5. It's a great way to introduce your child (and yourself) to meditative type yoga. Calm the inner you and learn to de-stress. This one-hour session is introductory, free and space is limited to 10 parent/child couples. Pre-registration is required. Bring a Yoga mat. If you don't have a Yoga mat you may wish to bring a blanket.

INTRO TO REIKI DEMO: Join Sandown Recreation on Sat., March 21 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at for a free demo and "Introduction to Reiki" with Karen Taube, Reiki Master. Learn how Reiki can help you to heal physical and emotional wounds, aid in relaxation and increase energy. Did you know that some of the benefits of Reiki include balancing energies in your body; healing on a holistic level; strengthens your immunity and your self-esteem; relaxes you and helps reduce stress and more. Ms. Taube combines her background in Positive Psychology, Crisis Counseling; Trauma Support and Life Coaching along with her skills in the healing arts to provide a comprehensive and compassionate approach to healing. She will share information, resources, and tools.



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