Dance Classes for Kids & Adult Available Through Watertown Recreation

Watertown Recreation will team with a local dance studio to present dance classes for children and adults. The Recreation Department provided the following information:

Aladdin Kids Dance Camp

Come learn fun Dance/Broadway/Hip Hop routines to “One Jump” and “Prince Ali” from Aladdin. This course will allow students to learn beginner/intermediate age appropriate choreography, try different styles of dance, enhance presentation skills, learn the basics of being on stage, and gain self- confidence. No experience necessary. Who: Grades: 3 – 5

When: Thursdays, February 13, 2020 – May 14, 2020 (Meets once a week for 10 weeks).

Watertown Will Celebrate 20th Unity Breakfast in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The following information was provided by World in Watertown:

Watertown will celebrate its 20th Unity Breakfast to remember Martin Luther King Jr. at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 20 at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 25 Bigelow Ave., Watertown. The breakfast has become a Watertown tradition, drawing over 400 guests. This year’s honorary host will be Deanne Galdston, superintendent of the Watertown Public Schools. The keynote speaker is Jonathan Lewis, senior level Kingian Nonviolence trainer, Positive Peace Warrior Network.

Rec Department Running Adult Co-ed Volleyball, Women’s Basketball Programs

The Watertown Recreation Department has programs for adults, too, including a co-ed volleyball and a women’s basketball. Find out how to register below. Adult Coed Volleyball – Open Gym

This is a drop-in coed volleyball program designed to provide exercise and fun for adult men and women. This program offers gym time for men and women to enjoy competitive playing in a recreational setting. Who: Adult Men and Women (ages 18 and over)

When: ThursdaysNovember 7, 2019 – March 19, 2020No program 11/14, 11/28, 12/26/19, 2/20/20

Time: 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Where: Watertown Middle School GymnasiumFee: $50.00

Register Online: Go to our website at www.recreation.watertown-ma.gov and select “Online Registration”

Women’s Basketball – Open Gym

This is a drop-in women’s basketball program designed to provide exercise and fun for adult women.

Walk, Snowshoe & Beat the Winter Blues with Live Well Watertown

Live Well Watertown announced a slate of winter activities, including a walking group, snowshoeing, beating the winter blues and the annual Soup Fest. The group sent out the following details:

Get a jumpstart on your 2020 goals & enroll in one of our FREE Winter Wellness Programs, in collaboration with the Watertown Free Public Library! 

Circle Walking

(new class series)

January 8 through February 26Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Watertown Public Library, Savings Bank Room

The Wednesday Walks are moving indoors for the winter months! Circle Walking is a Chinese martial art and meditation in motion that can help reduce stress and improve balance. It is easy to learn and focuses on movement changes while walking around the edge of a circle in various stances. This class is suitable for all ages and a great way to get moving during the colder months!NOTE: By registering for this event, you are committing to attend eight (8) Wednesday sessions of this class. Register  HERE. Email address required to register online.If you do not have an email address, visit or call the WFPL Reference Desk to register (617-972-6436).

See the MBTA Schedules for New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day

An MBTA bus in Watertown. The MBTA will be running special service on New Year’s Eve, including free service in the evening. Find out more details below. The following information came from the MBTA:

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2019

Fares will not be collected after 8 p.m.

All modes will run on a weekday schedule. 

Subway will have additional, late-night service.

Registration Open for February, April Vacation Programs for Kids, Skiing Bruins Tickets Available

The Watertown Recreation Department will be running programs for kids for February and April vacations. Also, the department has tickets available for certain Boston Bruins games. Wachusett Mountain Ski-Board Program

This program is designed to provide middle and high school students with a fun and safe atmosphere to learn elements of skiing or boarding or to improve their skills. All participants must wear helmets while skiing or boarding. Space is limited on the bus provided by the recreation department.

Residents Invited to Free Training to be a Small Group Dialogue Facilitator

The following information was provided by Watertown Community Conversation:

Watertown Community Conversations will host facilitator training For small group dialogue. New and experienced facilitators are welcome. There is no cost for this 2-session training, but space is limited If you are interested in attending, please send an email by Friday, Jan. 10 to wcc@watertownconversations.org

Become part of Watertown Community Conversations cadre of facilitators who can facilitate small group community dialogue. In this training you will learn:

The purpose and methods of community dialogue The role of facilitators in strengthening public discussionsSkills to facilitate small group conversations around our community

When: Friday, Jan.

Ice Skate on New Year’s Day, Help the Watertown Food Pantry

Join a Watertown New Year’s Day tradition by skating at John A. Ryan Arena and help the Watertown Food Pantry. The New Year’s Day Family Skate will be from 2-4 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2020. The event is organized by the Venezia family, and donations will be collected to support the Watertown Food Pantry. Skate rentals will be free that day.