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St. Patrick’s Weekend Hiking Workshop and Hike at Sunrise Park- Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend! (Family Fun Day) (New)

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The Hiking Group at Sunrise Park

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend and join the Suffield Parks and Recreation Department, The Trees for Suffield Initiative and Reach Your Summit for a one-of-a-kind fun, interactive workshop going over all you need to know about day hiking basics in the Nutmeg State. This workshop will go over important trip planning information, Leave No Trace Principles and concepts of hiking for improved fitness and well-being. Each participant will also receive updated map of Sunrise Park. Hear stories, learn tips and enjoy a show and tell of essential gear that can help make your day hiking experiences better with, Reach Your Summit guide and owner, Mat Jobin’s first-hand experience from guiding groups for over 14 years and tackling solo pursuits and thru hikes. Hike leaders-Stephen Bastrzycki, Donna Bastrzycki and Mat Jobin will lead guided hikes following the workshop, at beautiful Sunrise Park for all levels and abilities.

Participants will also have the opportunity to identify various trees at Sunrise Park with a representative from the Trees for Suffield Initiative. (There will be a beginner hike for the younger children, families and those who wish to go on a shorter hike, then a more advanced hike for all those who wish for a longer hike.) Please be sure to bring a water bottle, wear proper hiking footwear and dress in layers. This is the perfect program to learn more about hiking and gear and to enjoy our beautiful Sunrise Park and trees while also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the whole family!

Instructors are: Mat Jobin, owner of Reach Your, Donna Carney-Bastrzycki, Suffield Parks and Recreation, and volunteer Stephen Bastrzycki.

Date-Saturday, March 18 from 1-3 p.m. at Sunrise Upper Park Pavilion.

The workshop is for all ages. The hikes are recommended for adults and families with children.

Fee: $5 (small snacks will be served!) and the registration closes on Wednesday, March 15 at

Bowling Buddies Outing and Events Group

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Bowling Buddies Fun! Left to right, Debbie Chevalier, Stephen Bastrzycki and Beth Bombard.

The Bowling Buddies group has been practicing diligently at Spare Time Lanes each Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and will continue through the end of April with our yearly awards banquet in May capping off our thirty-week long season.

The group also participates and attends many fun activities throughout the year including Holiday Crafting Parties, Art Nights, Game and Exercise Events. The group is geared for participants ages 14 and over and is for all abilities. To register for upcoming programs Suffield Parks & Rec.

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