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Warwick Valley CSD Community eBulletin

This district is saving paper, and instead of printing flyers, information is posted on our Community eBulletin and sent via a weekly email blast. To submit your non-profit organization‘s event, send the information in paragraph form in the body of an email to communications@wvcsd.org.

Events, Activities and Programs.

Nature Play opportunities at 3 Pines Nature Place, April 6 and 13

The 3 Pines Nature Place at the Warwick Valley Community Center is getting ready for its busy season and is looking for your help! Come join them build up the 3 Pines dirt kitchen, play sculptures and garden on April 6 and April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come when you can and stay as long as you want! Visit the 3 Pines Facebook page or e-mail dsharlynn3@aol.com to get on our mailing list for more opportunities to be involved in Nature Play!

Monthly happenings at the Warwick Valley Community Center

The following classes and programs will take place through May at the Warwick Community Center (11 Hamilton Ave.) Call Kerry at 845-986-6244 or visit www.warwickvalleycommunitycenter.org for more information.

  • Sunday: Free Tai Chi (Yang Style), 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday: Community Yoga, 6 p.m.; Makers Session (In the Wickham Works room), 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Free Ping Pong play (bring a partner), 2 p.m.
    Thursday: Community Yoga, 10 a.m.; Guitar 102, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: Toddler Jam, 10 a.m., community dinners (second Saturday of each month) 

WV SEPTA hosts Jesse Saperstein April 10

Autism and anti-bullying advocate and author Jesse Saperstein will share his story and speak on two key topics – “Visible and Invisible Disabilities” and “What I Wish My Parents and Teachers Knew About Me When I Was in School” – 7 p.m. April 10 at the WVCSD Dorothy C . Wilson Conference Center (next to the Middle School.)
Jesse’s story is an optimistic message for those who share his challenges and possess special talents that often go unrecognized. Most importantly, it is a lesson for those who struggle with something. “When you cannot let go and want something badly enough, our weaknesses will inevitably become strengths,” he says. 
The event is hosted by WV SEPTA. Suggested donation $5. Donations accepted at  https://wvsepta.memberhub.store/shopping/items/41301

Warwick Playground Dreams needs your help April 22-28

It’s time to build the playground! Warwick Playground Dreams is seeking volunteers to help build the new playground at Stanley-Deming Park.
The group needs 200 adult volunteers each day, from April 22-28. You don’t need special construction experience, but carpentry, artistic, and construction skills are a bonus. If you’re willing to help (and over age 18, please) they need you!
Volunteers will work in three shifts (8 a.m. – 12 noon; 12:30-4:30 p.m.; and 5-8:30 p.m.) There will be coffee and water all day, plus lunch and dinner.) You can volunteer for a single shift or as many as you like, but they suggest you sign up for a shift early in the week. It’s fun and rewarding, so you might want to come back for more.
To volunteer, visit www.WarwickPlaygroundDreams.org. Engraved pickets for the Tot Lot fence and engraved bricks are available for purchase via the site, and sales help fund additional equipment. 

Free family-style pierogis dinner Friday, April 12

Warwick Community Kitchen invites you to join us for dinner 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the former Pine Island Elementary School (20 Schoolhouse Road.) We’ll be serving pierogis, vegetables, salad, bread and dessert in continuous seatings. There is no charge for dinner and good fellowship in our dining room. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you. For more information on who we are and what we do, visit http://warwickcommunitykitchen.weebly.com.

Tween fun at the library

The Albert Wisner Public Library offers free events for tweens age 9-12:

  • March 26: Book & Movie: Come compare the book Matilda to the movie. 5-7:30 p.m.

WRC Theatre Company to hold auditions May 18
The WRC Theatre Company is holding auditions for summer camp  May 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp is a two week experience from July 8-20 with performances July 19 at 7 p.m. and July 20 at 2 p.m. The company is seeking performers age 10-17. Visit www.wrctheatrecompany.org


Youth leagues and sports

Wildcat Youth Softball Skills Clinic March 31

The Warwick Valley Varsity Softball team will hold its second annual youth softball clinic on the Sunday, March 31 in the high school gymnasium. The cost is $40 per player. The 9-10 year old session will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the 11-12 year old session will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Instruction provided by the Warwick Valley Softball staff members, varsity players and alumni will cover hitting, bunting, pitching, catching, base running, infield and outfield. Players should bring a glove, water bottle, sneakers and a bat and helmet. Bats and helmets will be provided to those who do not have one.
To register, please visit, https://sites.google.com/wvcsd.org/clinic or send an e-mail to mcarcaterra@wvcsd.org with the player’s name, age and preferred position. Checks should be made out to Matt Carcaterra at Warwick Valley High School 89 Sanfordville Rd., Warwick, NY 10990

Competition Cheer Squad tryouts are April 10-12

Be a part of the West Milford Competition Cheer Revolution! Tryouts for our award-winning competition-only cheerleading squad are 6-8 p.m. April 10, 11 and 12 at the West Milford Recreation Center. The squad is open to boys and girls in grades K-8.
Pre-register at https://www.westmilfordcompetitioncheer.org/pre-registration.
Have further questions? Join us at our Meet and Greet 6-9 p.m. March 11 at the West Milford Town Library (Room 4), or email us at westmilfordcompetitioncheer@gmail.com
(4/11)


Ongoing events, activities, and programs

Dispose of old medice safely with “Get the Meds Out”

The DEC and the Warwick Valley Central School District have partnered to “Get the Meds Out” of your home’s medicine cabinet.
To provide parents with a free, safe, convenient and environmentally responsible way to dispose of old, expired, and unwanted medications, a collection kiosk is located at:

• Apple Valley Pharmacy, 8 West St. Warwick. (845-988-5805)
Hours:
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Monday-Friday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday

Sustainable Warwick launches clean energy community program

The Town and Village of Warwick announce an opportunity to significantly reduce home energy consumption, lower energy bills, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the year-round comfort and value of your home.
HeatSmart Warwick helps local homeowners learn about improved clean energy choices. This community outreach program connects you to local heating and cooling and energy efficiency experts who offer the latest clean energy technologies, including air source and geothermal heat pumps and energy efficiency improvements. Call 914-320-7300 ext 1. or visit HeatSmartNY.org to learn more.

Warwick Film Group monthly films

Join the Warwick Film Group for monthly films at the Warwick Valley Community Center on Hamilton Avenue. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and films start at 8 p.m. $5 donation, and popcorn is available. For a schedule visit https://warwickvalleycommunitycenter.org/warwick-film-group.

Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry needs Easter hams

Please help us make Easter a little nicer for needy families in the Town of Warwick.
This year, ShopRite is offering a “free holiday dinner favorite” to customers who spend $400 between March 10 and April 20. One – the Cook’s Smoked Ham – is prized by our families. If your family is not using the holiday favorite this year, please donate the smoked ham to the food pantry no later than April 20. We ask only that supporters give to us something they will not use themselves.
For information contact Glenn P. Dickes, pantry director, at 845-986-8368 or info@warwickpantry.com. Contributions may be delivered to the pantry at Warwick United Methodist Church, 135 Forester Ave., Warwick.
The Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry is open to residents of the Town of Warwick. Open for service 6-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, to volunteer or donate, visit www.warwickpantry.org.

Backpack Snack Attack

Backpack Snack Attack provides food on weekends to needy children in the Warwick, Florida and Greenwood Lake school districts. Volunteers fill backpacks with food and deliver them to schools. All donations are used for food and backpacks. There are no administrative costs. Want to help? Email contact@backpacksnackattack.com.

Alamo Farmworkers Community Center supply drive

The Alamo Farmworkers Community Center assists the families of local farm workers. The weekly Homework Help Club always needs supplies including backpacks, art supplies, car safety seats, and unused vocabulary and math workbooks. There is a collection box in the Park Avenue lobby. Call Jane at 845-987-8289.


Warwick Valley Central School District

High School pool open for swimming

WVHS Pool Schedule
The high school pool is open only when school is in session
Lap Swim
Morning Lap Swim – 5:45-7:15 am
Evening Lap Swim – 8:30-9:30 pm
$85 – Second semester (Feb. 4 – June 14)
Family Rec Swim
Friday evening, 7-8:30 pm
Fee: $3 per swimmer (at the door)