Every Wednesday 3:30-5:30 p.m.  
First day: September 6, 2017 Fee: $150/year
Come to the LYSB Etherington Activity Center to hang out with your friends and participate in a variety of fun activities.  We’ll do arts and crafts projects as well as play basketball, ping pong, Wii, and much more!  Snacks and refreshments are provided.  Students from Mile Creek and Lyme Schools will take the bus directly to LYSB.  This program is full with a wait list.  To add your name to the wait list CLICK HERE

Saturdays, September 16 through December 9, 2017, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
A group running program for girls age 8 and up, training for a 5K finale!  Meet at different locations each week for a group run followed by half hour meeting. We will run on local trails, the high school track, and other locations in L/OL.  Our meetings will cover topics such as embracing differences; stretching; nutrition; dealing with injuries; “your look”; team spirit; stress relief; goals and plans
Fee: $55/girl.  Limited space available. Ages 8 and up. REGISTER

Discover the world of engineering through hands-on, minds-on activities! In these exciting, educational programs, students will need to use and apply problem solving and critical thinking skills to explore our S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) based curriculum. Participants will use a variety of mediums such as recycled materials, salvaged motors and gears, balsa wood, LEGO®, and more. With activities ranging from bridges, to rockets, to green engineering, participants are sure to have a blast while learning fundamental engineering terms and concepts along the way! This program is open to students from all area towns. Students can take the bus from Mile Creek and Lyme Schools directly to LYSB. Fee: $125/session.  REGISTER

  • SESSION I Ages 5-8:  September 14/21/28 October 5/12/19, 2017, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • SESSION II Ages 9-14:  November 2/9/16/30 December 7/14, 2017, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • SESSION III Ages 9-14: January 18/25 February 1/8/15/22, 2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • SESSION IV Ages 5-8: March 8/15/22/29 April 5/12, 2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • SESSION V: Specialty May 3/10/17/24, 2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Four week sessions on Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. With arts educator Claudia Mathison
Here’s your chance to sew on a machine! Learn the basic machine and hand sewing skills that will help you create simple sewn accessories and projects.  Machines and supplies are provided.  Students can take the bus from Mile Creek or Lyme Schools directly to LYSB.   

  • Fantastic Fall Sewing – October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
    Here’s your chance to learn machine and hand sewing skills in a relaxed and nurturing environment.With Fall as our theme we’ll sew and applique a woolen tote bag and matching wallet. basic sewing, applique and embroidery techniques will be taught. Machines and materials provided. Fee: $100. For ages 8 and up, no experience necessary. REGISTER
  • Sewn and Crafty Holiday Gifts – November 14, 28, December 5, 12, 2017 (note no class on 11/21)
    Let’s get ready for holiday gift giving with handmade stockings, scented sachets and beautiful soaps. We’ll sew and craft wonderful gifts for the special people in your life. Machine and hand sewing techniques will be taught. Fee: $100. Ages 8 and up, no experience necessary.  REGISTER
  • Young Fashion Designers – January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2018 (FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS).  Let’s make a simple skirt! You’ll learn basic pattern making, hemming and measuring skills, to sew a lovely elastic waist skirt. This session is for students who have taken my sewing classes and feel confident sewing independently.  Ages 10 and up.  Class is limited to five students.  Fee $150.  Registration opens in November.
  • Session IV: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 2018 (description coming soon)
  • Session V: April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 2018 (note no class on 4/17)
  • Session VI: May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 2018

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – full with a wait list
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Open the lines of communication with your daughter! Designed to give girls a better understanding of the changes that her body will go through during puberty. Topics will include the importance of a positive body image and how to deal with difficult situations. A fun and educational night out for girls in 4th or 5th grade and their mothers. Cost is $50 per pair and includes resource materials, goodie bags and a pizza dinner. Patty Cournoyer, LOLMS health teacher facilitate this course.  Register for the 10/26 wait list

CHANGE HAPPENS:  a program for children of divorce

Six week sessions meets on Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm
Change Happens is LYSB’s program for children and adolescents whose families are going through divorce, separation, remarriage, and custody issues. This program was designed to assist children through the continuum of family reorganization, change or upset.   We will address self-esteem, issues of loss, communication and transition.  Hands on activities will help young people express themselves.  All young people who are managing the emotions and hurdles of family transitions will benefit from this program which will be held at LYSB and led by a licensed clinical social worker.  Fee: $90 for six week sessions.  Pre-register by calling LYSB at 860-434-7208 x0.  All calls are confidential.

1-2-3 MAGIC: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
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This program is free and donations are accepted.
You MUST pre-register.
Childcare is available with advance registration $10/child.
Parents! Who’s in charge at your house??
A humorous look at parenting, a serious look at discipline.
In this workshop you will learn:
•How to control obnoxious behavior
•How to discipline without arguing, yelling or spanking.
•How to handle the 6 kinds of testing and manipulation.
•5 tactics for encouraging good behavior.
•What to do about bedtime, messy rooms, lying & chores.
•Homework, practicing and more.
•How to strengthen your relationship with your child
LYSB offers 1-2-3 Magic to help parents find solutions to the challenges of disciplining children ages 2-12. This program is based on the best-selling book by Thomas W. Phelan. Ph.D.  The group will be led by Arleen Sharp, LYSB Parent Educator.