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A women's self defense course was sponsored by the Norwich Recreation department
Windsor Police Chief Jennifer M. Frank was the instructor
A Women’s Self-Defense Class was held on April 26th at 5:30pm, and Windsor Police Chief Jen Frank made the trip from Windsor to run her popular Women’s Self Defense class.
This program was a 3.5 hour introductory self-defense class for women 15 years of age and older. This was a fun, and dynamic class.
Participants were provided with basic information and skills that can help to better prepare them in potentially dangerous situations. Mothers, daughters, co-workers and friends signed up to take this class.
The maximum class size was 20 participants.
The photos below will show some of the participants who took this important safety course. (Photo credit belongs to Windsor Police Chief Jennifer M. Frank.)
Additional spring events sponsored by the Norwich Rec and Brie Swenson, Recreation Director are:
1 – Foraging, forests and another community feast - Sunday, May 7th is going to be busy starting the afternoon partnering with the Norwich Historical Society and Doug Hardy for a field trip to Parcel 5. While there, we will explore the stone walls and cellar holes of the trail system while learning to read the landscape. As we hear more about the man-made structures, we will also keep our 'foragers eye' out for ramps, fiddleheads, dandelion, lamb’s quarters or whatever else we come across. This should be an excellent Sunday afternoon excursion. Registration required. https://norwichvt.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30128
Following our field trip, we invite everyone to gather under and around the Kearney Niles Pavilion at Huntley Meadows for our first *outdoor* Community Potluck. We will have the grills cooking, so please bring whatever picnic type food you like to add to the gathering. 5:30-7:30pm
2 – Memorial Day – Commander Harlow called this week to let us know that the Memorial Day (May 28th) Sunday parade is back in business! This year, they will start at 12:00pm on Beaver Meadow, continue to the cemetery and end on the Town Green with music and food for everyone. We hope to see you all there!
3 – Recreation Council openings – If you enjoy hearing about or attending our programs, please consider being part of the Recreation Council – the stalwart group of residents who provide advice and guidance to our department. Please contact Miranda Bergmeier for more information about how to apply – firstname.lastname@example.org .
4 – The Conservation Commission Needs YOU! - The Norwich Conservation Commission (NCC) is launching a biodiversity project at the Milton Frye Nature Area (MFNA) where we are seeking to improve the wildlife habitat by expanding the diversity of native wildflowers in the field. We seek volunteers who can commit modest time and effort to grow wildflowers at home, transplant them to the field, and commit to helping maintain them over the first year(s) in the field. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail LynnwoodAndrews@mac.com
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