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Recreation Committee

McCathran Hall

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.

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.

In what other town might you get to see a reptile zoo, a magician, a mime, musicians, and classic movies?!

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!

Town within a Forest


Emily Cavey

Missy Yachup


Rec Committee Mtg 02.18.21

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 18, 2021. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84913516727?pwd=WnU3Uk40V2huTVJMQkZLVE1zVDE5Zz09 Meeting ID: 849 1351 6727 Passcode: 611335 One tap mobile...

Recreation Committee Mtg & Secret

Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Look on the Town website for more details. No meetings will take place in November or December. Shhhhhh! It's a SECRET! No kids should read this! That special...

Recreation Committee Mtg 09.16.20

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 16, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Emily Cavey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Rec Committee Meeting Time: Sep 16, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join...

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