WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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A number of engaging spring classes are offered, including "From Page to Stage," "Theatre in a Trunk," and musical theater dance class. The benefits of theater training are obvious—when kids are encouraged to perform monologues, scene work, character building, and improvisa- tion, it's a confidence builder that takes them through adulthood. All classes and rehearsals take place at one of their two studio locations known as "WTP East" (at the Wellesley Community Center at 219 Washington Street), or WTP West (in the heart of Wellesley Square at 98 R Central Street). For a fuller experience, the WTP also stages full, vibrant productions that are filled with children from ages kindergarten to high schoolers. Recent performances include High School Musical, The Addams Family, and In the Heights. Even if you're the parent of a sporty kid, there's no doubt that the internet is a big part of his or her day. So, in this highly digitized age, it's no accident that both Weston's and Wellesley's recreation departments offer junior coding programs based on age and grade levels. Kids as young as kindergarten can dig deep into the computer and online world. "Not only do kids learn to code, they have a great time," says Fitts. "In this ever-changing landscape of our society everything is computerized, and programs like Junior Coders are preparing the next generation of computer programmers." And who knows—rather than an ath- letic all-star, your child might grow up to be the next chess champion, business mag- nate, Silicon Valley whiz, famous artist, or Tony-winning performer. family matters "they have a great time" 168 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 n WELLESLEY RECREATION Annie F. Warren Building 90 Washington Street, Wellesley 781.235-2370 www.wellesleyma.gov n WESTON RECREATION DEPARTMENT Weston Community Center 20 Alphabet Lane, Weston 781.786.6260 www.weston.org/276/Recreation n GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS www.gsema.org/ n WESTON CUB SCOUT PACK 157 www.cub157.org n WESTON BOY SCOUT TROOP 157 www.troop157.org n WELLESLEY CUB SCOUTS PACK 140 www.wellesleypack140.org/ n WELLESLEY CUB SCOUTS PACK 135 www.pack135bsa.org/ n WELLESLEY BOY SCOUT TROOP 185 www.troop185wellesley.org/ n WELLESLEY THEATRE PROJECT 98R Central Street, Wellesley 781.235.1550 www.wellesleytheatreproject.org W E S T O N C U B S C O U T S P A C K 1 5 7

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