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Westfield Recreation Department

July 24, 2008
Times Observer
Department Information

Telephone 326-4243

NorthLake Telephone Number 753-6290

Check out our website at

Movies in Moore Park

The August 1 feature will be a heart-warming film about an eleven year old that goes on a journey realizing sometimes the greatest obstacle to reaching our potential is ourselves. It is rated PG and is sponsored by WACSO. We would like to thank our sponsors: Welch Foods, Better Baked Foods, Westfield Women of the Moose Chapter 517, WACSO and FairPoint Communications.

Concerts in the Park

The Doerfel Family Band will perform Blue Grass on Wednesday, July 30, at 7 p.m. at the gazebo in Moore Park. This is a new band performing for our concert series. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Absolut at Westfield, 26 Cass St. Free.

Pick up Softball

Any adult interested in playing pick up softball is asked to contact our office at 326-4243.

Fall Soccer Sign ups

You may sign up for Fall Soccer at the Village of Westfield window.

Welch Field Program Highlights

3 v 3 Basketball Tournament will be held on Friday July 25th. Rain date is July 28th.

Camping Trip to Ottawa is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30 & 31.

The Youth Triathlon is slated Friday, August 1st.

Don’t forget Soccer Mini-Camps are offered on Tuesdays from 2 – 3 p.m. and Basket Ball Mini-Camps on Thursdays from 2 – 3 p.m. Basic skills will be practiced, with plenty of time for scrimmaging. The field house is open during mini-camps, as well. There are no fees and no need to sign up, just come when you can.


The Welch Field Summer Recreation Program is now offering free lunches provided by Chautauqua Opportunities!! Lunch includes a sandwich, fruit, vegetable and milk. Any registered Welch Field Recreation participant who signs up the day before (first fifty kids to sign up the day before) will receive a lunch at noon. * If the Field House is closed no lunch will be provided that day. For more information, please contact the Field House at 326-4441.

Swimming Announcements

Pool Schedule for Session 2 –thru August 16

6:45 – 8:10 a.m. Early Bird Lap Swim

10 – 11:55 a.m. Lessons

12 – 12:50 a.m. Swim Team (Tuesday / Friday)

1 – 5 p.m. Open Swim

5 – 6 p.m. Special Needs Swim (Tuesday and Wednesday)

5:20-6 p.m. Lessons

7 – 8:45 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

7 – 8:45 p.m. Family Night (Wednesday)

9 – 10 p.m. Night Owl Lap Swim

Open Swim on Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Closed on Sundays

Aquasize classes will be held as follows:

Session Two 6/30-8/16 Monday – Friday – deep water 8:20-9 am; shallow water 9:10-9:50 am

Tuesday/Thursday – high impact 6 – 6:50 pm.

Monday & Friday Eve. Only - Deep water 6:05-6:50 pm.

Dates to Remember:

Aug. 2nd – Youth Triathlon (closed 1-5)

Aug. 14/15 – Swim Show during Lessons

Aug. 16th – Invitational Swim Meet (AM)

For more information regarding adult passes, water exercise classes, lap swimming, Wee Woozles (infant classes) and other questions, telephone 326-4441.

Skate Park is Open

The Westfield Skate Park is open. Hours and rules are posted at the park. Helmets are required.

Adult Soccer League Forming

A soccer league for men (11 v 11) is being planned to run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at

North Lake Family Recreation Center and a soccer league for women (6 v 6) is also being planned to run on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Interested teams should call 753-6290.

Summer Soccer Camp Planned

A Summer Soccer Camp will be held at North lake Family Recreation Center , August 11 – 15 for ages 14 and up from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Instructors are Patrick O’Driscoll, Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Dan Perritano, Head Men’s Soccer Coach from Penn State Behrend.

For more information, telephone Dan Foy at (716) 269-4309.

Tour of Chautauqua Bike Ride

The 25th annual tour of Chautauqua Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, August 9, originating and finishing on Elm St. Westfield, NY. The mass start begins at 9 am. Water and refreshment stops and sag wagon services are provided. Helmets are required. Recreational tours of courses of 25, 40, 62, 75 and 100 miles are offered, with a meal at the finish. Entries postmarked by July 25th are $13 and include a T-shirt while entries after the 25th and the day of the ride are $15 and receive a Tour water bottle. Call 716-362-4243. Registration blanks can be picked up at the Eason Hall or visit our website.

Rails & Tales of New Hampshire Trip

We will be traveling to New Hampshire, October 19-22, 2008. This trip will include four days and three nights lodging, three breakfasts, three full course dinners, including dinner on the Lake Winnipesaukee Railroad, M/S Mt. Washington cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro Village, Castle in the Clouds, Rock Estates, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, a souvenir, taxes and std. gratuities, luggage handling and motor coach transportation. Price: $584.00 per person (DO). Payment may be made in installments.

For information and reservations contact 326-4243. Cancellation insurance is available.

Help with yard work and odd jobs

Westfield residents needing help with yard work and odd jobs are asked to call the Westfield Recreation Department at 326-4243 and we will assist in arranging for a local teen to help.

Recreation Department Programs Continue

n Adult Coed Volleyball on Wednesday at 7:00 pm at WACS in the half gym

n Pilates on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 pm at the Eason Hall

n The Walkers meet on Thursdays at 11 am at the Eason Hall

n Youth Job Referral Services – telephone the Recreation Dept. at 326-4243 for more information.


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