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Youth Services 1/16/15

Parent Support Group

Amity High School, Woodbridge Youth Services, and the Orange Drug and Alcohol Action Committee have teamed up to invite local parents who struggle with children who are, or may be involved with, substance abuse to share experiences and concerns in a confidential setting. The Amity Parent Support Group meets every other Friday morning at 7:45 in the Woodbridge Senior Center Lounge on the lower level at 4 Meetinghouse Lane. Meetings are scheduled for January 16th and 30th. For more information, please contact Gary Lindgren at Amity High School or Nancy Pfund at (203) 389-3429, or e-mail npfund@woodbridgect.org.

Woodbridge Job Bank

Give Yourself a Break- Teens Need Jobs

Woodbridge Job Bank teens will work for Woodbridge residents who want to hire someone to assist with odd jobs like snow shoveling, babysitting, party help, cleaning, and tutoring. Please contact Youth Services at 203-389-3429 for more information.

Woodbridge Job Bank

The Woodbridge Job Bank is looking for young residents between the ages of 13 and 17 who are interested in earning some money. Teens willing to do snow shoveling, office work, child care, pet care, housework, tutoring or party help should contact Woodbridge Youth Services at 203-389-3429 to join the Job Bank. It’s a great way to gain work experience close to home.

Ugly Sweater Video Night!

Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany will sponsor an Ugly Sweater Party/Bloopers Video Night at the Bethany Town Hall Gymnasium, 40 Peck Road, on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The event is for 7th and 8th grade Bethany and Woodbridge residents only. Private school students who reside in Bethany and Woodbridge are encouraged to attend.

The Bloopers Video Night will feature fantastic sports and animal blooper videos! We’ll serve candy, drinks and freshly made popcorn and have prizes for the ugly sweater competition; all for an admission price of $4.00. No early drop-offs and prompt pick-up, please.

Adult volunteers and raffle prizes are needed. We cannot run these programs without parent or grandparent volunteers. High School juniors and seniors looking for volunteer hours may contact Youth Services. Donations of raffle prizes and event supplies are gratefully accepted. Please call 203-389-3429 or E-mail youthone@woodbridgect.org for more information.

Cancellations:

Watch Channel 8 or listen to KC101 for cancellations due to inclement weather.

Digital Photography– Instructor: former New Haven Register Staff Photographer Melanie Stengel

This is an introductory class on digital photography for students who want to get the most out of their digital cameras and improve their photographic skills as well as for those more experienced students who want to enhance their skills. The class will be offered Thursdays in the computer lab at the Middle School from 2:25pm-3:55pm. Late bus available following class.

The course will cover camera basics while working through creative assignments on composition, natural and artificial light and color. Students will work in Adobe Photoshop in the computer lab learning professional techniques to maximize their photography. Weekly projects will allow plenty of time for experimentation. If a student does not have access to a camera, arrangements may be made. A materials fee of $80.00 per student must be paid in advance. A discount for siblings and financial assistance may be arranged for qualifying families. Class will meet for 10 weeks on Thursdays beginning February 5th after school in the computer lab at AMS-B. For more information, to sign up and complete a permission slip, please call Youth Services at 203-389-3429. We will pro-rate this class if you join after the first week.

Fun Fitness Cooking –Instructor: John Bencivengo Jr.

Learn how to cook in a hands-on, fun environment. This 10 week class will be offered in the Middle School’s kitchen after school Tuesdays from 2:25-3:55pm. Late bus available following class.

Class is limited to 12 participants. Recipes will not be repeated from first semester. Students will receive a notebook with recipes, nutrition and food safety information, a glossary of techniques and terms and an apron. We’ll start with basic skills and techniques and enhance the fundamentals to help develop a lifetime of great cooking and creativity.

The materials fee of $100.00 per student must be paid in advance. A discount for siblings and financial assistance may be arranged for qualifying families. Class will begin February 3rd. For more information or to sign up, please call Woodbridge Youth Services at 203-389-3429. We will prorate this class if you join after the first week.

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