COMMISSIONS & COMMITTEES
While it is officially called the Recreation Committee, recreation is only part of the job description. The committee sponsors music concerts, health and exercise classes, and educational programs as well as children’s and family-friendly events and neighborly get-togethers throughout the year.
In what other town might you get to see a reptile zoo, a magician, a mime, musicians, and classic movies?!
Among favorite town traditions are the three-day Music Weekend, culminating in Sunday’s Baroque Breakfast; Bluestoberfest; Labor Day weekend races and games; the Fourth of July costume parade and potluck; Halloween pumpkin carving, pick-up softball games, and the Summer in the Parks program, which means that town kids have an old-fashioned summer camp experience–even a sleep-out–without the bus.
The committee helps provide for maintenance of the tennis courts and playground, and also serves as a sort of town host, providing plates and utensils for receptions, wine and beer (for appropriate occasions) as well as water and lemonade, snacks, flowers, etc.
However, in classic Washington Grove style, it is an informal, all-volunteer crew (and for instance, the WG Film Society steps up to rent and arrange the film series), so all town residents are encouraged to make suggestions for programs, assist in grilling hot dogs or baking cookies, watering the tennis courts, or just helping to set up or clean up once or twice a year. That’s how the Grove grooves!
Joan Mahaffey (co-Chair)
Patrice Klein (co-Chair)
Vacant Homes Task Force
Meredith Horan, Supervisor of Elections
Margo Cavenagh (Observer)
Last film of the season. On Sunday, March 11, at 7 PM, the Film Society will show Ida, nominated in 2015 for Oscars for best foreign film and cinematography. In post-Stalinist Poland, (1962), Anna, an orphan, is about to take vows as a nun when she learns from her...
The Blackthorn Ceili Dancers and the Washington Grove Recreation Committee will sponsor a dance at McCathran Hall from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Grovers are welcome to join in the dancing or come to enjoy the live music. There will be a potluck supper about...
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018; 2:00 PM McCATHRAN HALL Colorful and exotic live animals presented by fun and friendly wildlife educators.