Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Woodstock’s ‘Summer in Your Backyard’ series underway

WOODSTOCK—Summer in Your Backyard is a free community collaborative summer series that will take place two days a week for three weeks from July 27 – Aug. 11, outside of the community room at Safford Commons in West Woodstock.  It is open to all children in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union from  kindergarten through 6th grade.

A fun, lighthearted time for kiddos to get out of the house, see some peers and take part in some different activities with daily special guests from different area organizations such as ArtisTree, the National Park and VINS.

Due to Covid-19, group size will be kept small, therefore it is important to register. Activities will only stay outside, therefore “camp” is weather permitting. They will conduct health checks, practice social distancing, wear masks when social distancing isn’t possible and follow regular hand washing and/or hand sanitizing schedule. Full health and safety guidelines are on the  registration form, and the event is subject to cancellation if needed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

2020 Summer Schedule

All times: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Outside Community Room at Safford Commons Way, Woodstock

Week One:

Monday, July 27: Fun with Amy (arts, crafts etc)

Tuesday, July 28: Terrific Tuesday (details coming)

Week Two:

Monday, Aug. 3: Mindful Monday: (mindfulness with Susan Mordecai from OHF)

Tuesday, Aug. 4: Artistree (Finnie)

Week Three:

Monday, Aug. 10: NPS – Hike up Prosper Trail to the Pogue  in the national park with a NPS Ranger

Tuesday, Aug. 11: Live Birds with VINS (Vins 10:30 for 45 min program)

A Norman Williams Public librarian will also read to participants each day for the last half-hour. There will be a limit of 10 children per day. Registration is required at  bit.ly/2020summerinyourbackyard.

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