Comcast Cares Day at Roudenbush
Saturday, April 22nd, 9am - 1pm
Join Comcast & Roudenbush staff and families at 65 Main Street and help tidy up the grounds around all our buildings! For more information please contact ppichette@roudenbush.org.
The Artist Gallery at Roudenbush
Upcoming May Exhibit
We welcome local artists to the Roudenbush Community Center. In May, Jack Holmes will showcase his exhibit, Near and Far .
 
Upcoming June Exhibit
On June 1, Artist Erin Heitkemp will exhibit her work, entitled,

re.viv.al

.
Red Jacket Resorts
Resort Promotions in NH and Cape Cod.
Specials for Easter and April School Vacation Week at Red Jacket Beach in Cape Cod

Stay from April 14 to 22 and receive complimentary breakfast daily and enjoy a full calendar of fun-filled family activities.
Plus, the resort will host a complimentary Easter egg hunt Sunday morning!

Stay April 14 or 15 and receive a complimentary upgrade to ocean front accommodations (subject to availability).

Call 800-CAPECOD and use rate code SCHOOL
*As always, please be sure to mention Roudenbush when calling.
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New!   CLASSICAL VOICE CLASS (Teen-Adult)
Instructor: Jeanne Masterman
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14198 May 2-May 30 (5 Tue) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $103/$100
This class is for people who have taken Jeanne's other classes or have some sort of background in singing, either through lessons or a chorus. Repertoire will be light classical piece. All materials will be provided by the instructor. Emphasis will be on developing better breath control, tone quality, range extension, flexibility and text interpretation. Theory will be included, as will basic keyboard skills.

About the instructor:
Jeanne Masterman holds a bachelor of music degree from University of Mass., Lowell.
A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she has been teaching students of all ages in classes and privately for 25 years. She has taken graduate courses and attended many workshops.
CONTINUING K9 NOSE WORK
Instructor: Kathy Austin KPA, CTP, CNWI, ATDI
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14046 Apr 21-May 26 (6 Fri) 7:45 pm-8:45 pm $143/$140
Building upon the foundation skills learned in the Intro to K9 Nose Work class, Continuing Nose Work exposes teams to a wider array of search scenarios, including exteriors, containers, and vehicles. For those teams ready to start on odor, we will focus on teaching the dogs to search for a trained target odor (birch) and building odor obedience. We will discuss the use and handling of odor and revisit some of the exercises in the introduction classes as an aid in imprinting odor. Handlers will continue to learn valuable techniques for supporting their dogs during searches, as well as beginning to understand how odor and odor movement can be affected by the environment and the handler team.





Prerequisites: 6-12 weeks of Intro to K9 Nose Work, equivalent classes, or permission of the instructor.

About the instructor:
Kathy Austin, KPA CTP, CNWI, ATDI became interested in dog sports as a way to continue training with her dog when traditional obedience classes were not the right fit. Kathy and her dog have trained in agility, rally obedience and Wag It Games. Kathy and Clancy became involved in K9 Nose Work shortly after the sport migrated to the East Coast in 2010. In 2012, Kathy became a partner at Dogs' Learning Center, and started assisting her instructor with K9 Nose Work classes. She began instructing in 2013, as well as continuing to learn about K9 Nose Work through participation in trials, seminars, workshops, and camps. Kathy is in the process of completing the Certified Nose Work Instructor program, instructs multiple K9 Nose Work classes at her facility in Hudson, MA, and is actively training and competing with Clancy. Kathy is also just beginning Nose Work journey with her new dog, Pippi. "I love watching and learning from dogs simply doing what they do best. It is pure joy for the dogs and for people." Email Kathy at kathy@traindlc.com.

New!   INTRO TO K9 NOSE WORK LEVEL 1
Instructor: Kathy Austin KPA, CTP, CNWI, ATDI
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14044 Apr 21-May 26 (6 Fri) 6:30 pm-7:30 pm $143/$140
Your dog has an amazing nose! This class offers an introduction to the exciting dog sport of K9 Nose Work. Based on professional detection dog training techniques, K9 Nose Work is fun for dogs of all breeds, ages and personalities. In the foundation course, we reconnect with your dog's innate abilities to sniff and to hunt through a series of exercises designed to develop independent hunting and problem solving skills. At the same time, you will begin to develop your skills as a handler by observing your dog's behavior while they are working scent. Rewarding at source, odor movement, odor cones, hide placement strategy, and other foundation concepts will be discussed. K9 Nose Work classes are a great way to offer your dog both physical and mental stimulation, and it's a game you and your dog can play for life!



Pre-requisite: No previous training is required. However, as all dogs search independently your dog will have to wait away from the search area when not working. You may bring a crate or leave your dog in your car. Crates may be covered or kept behind a barrier and will never have a line of sight to the search area.

About the Instructor:
Kathy Austin, KPA CTP, CNWI, ATDI became interested in dog sports as a way to continue training with her dog when traditional obedience classes were not the right fit. Kathy and her dog have trained in agility, rally obedience and Wag It Games. Kathy and Clancy became involved in K9 Nose Work shortly after the sport migrated to the East Coast in 2010. In 2012, Kathy became a partner at Dogs' Learning Center, and started assisting her instructor with K9 Nose Work classes. She began instructing in 2013, as well as continuing to learn about K9 Nose Work through participation in trials, seminars, workshops, and camps. Kathy is in the process of completing the Certified Nose Work Instructor program, instructs multiple K9 Nose Work classes at her facility in Hudson, MA, and is actively training and competing with Clancy. Kathy is also just beginning Nose Work journey with her new dog, Pippi. "I love watching and learning from dogs simply doing what they do best. It is pure joy for the dogs and for people." Email Kathy at kathy@traindlc.com.
INTRODUCTION TO GOLF
Instructor: Staff from Barrie Bruce Golf Schools
Location: Billerica Country Club, 51 Baldwin Road
RCC-E14363 BA April 8-May 6 (5 Sat) 11:30 am-12:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14364 BB April 9-May 7 (5 Sun) 11:30 am-12:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14367 BC April 10-May 8 (5 Mon) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14368 BD April 11-May 9 (5 Tues) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14369 BE April 13-May 11 (5 Thur) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14371 BF May 1-May 29 (5 Mon) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14373 BG May 3-May 31 (5 Wed) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14374 BH May 27-Jun 24 (5 Sat) 11:30 am-12:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14375 BI May 29-Jun 26 (5 Mon) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14376 BJ May 30-Jun 27 (5 Tue) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14377 BK May 31-Jun 28 (5 Wed) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14378 BL Jul 10-Aug 7 (5 Mon) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14379 BM Jul 11-Aug 8 (5 Tue) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14380 BN Jul 12-Aug 9 (5 Wed) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14381 BP Jul 13-Aug 10 (5 Thur) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14382 BQ Jul 16-Aug 13 (5 Sun) 11:30 am-12:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14383 BR Sept 9-Oct 7 (5 Sat) 11:30 am-12:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14384 BS Sept 10-Oct 8 (5 Sun) 11:30 am-12:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14385 BT Sept 11-Oct 9 (5 Mon) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14386 BU Sept 13-Oct 11 (5 Wed) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
Never held a golf club? Never hit a golf ball? Is your "golf experience" limited to mini-golf? Our Intro to Golf program is designed for the new-to-the-game golfer with little (or no) golf experience? Basic fundamentals of the game are taught in a relaxed, stress-free clinic-style setting. The program consists of five (5) one-hour lessons, spaced one week apart. Equipment and practice balls will be provided as needed. All you need to bring is a "pair of sneakers and a good attitude."
OBEDIENCE DOG TRAINING LEVEL 1
Instructor: Lisa Bert of Fingers and Paws Dog Training
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14602 May 31-July 5 (6 Wed) 7:30 pm-8:30 pm $143/$140
Start your dog on the path to better manners, stronger attention, and a deeper relationship with you. Using positive reinforcement training via a marker signal (clicker) and the principles of classical and operant conditioning, we introduce basic cues such as sit, down, hand targeting, stay, come, and loose leash walking, plus strengthen the foundation behaviors of attention, impulse control (not jumping, barking, pulling, nipping, or chewing), trades, and leave it. We teach you to motivate your dog by turning training into a game enjoyed by all. For dogs of all ages that are dog and people friendly.



Equipment: flat buckle or martingale collar, 4-6' leash, harness, head collar allowed. Please contact Lisa directly at lisa@fingersandpaws.com if you have questions about your dog attending class. Private lessons at Roudenbush are also available.

Materials fee of $10 due to instructor on the first night of class, cash only please, to cover clickers, handouts, book. Watch for welcome email prior to first night for tips on how to prepare for class; contact Lisa or RCC office if you have not received within 24 hours of start time.

About the Instructor:
I am a nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). My greatest goal is to increase people's understanding and appreciation of dogs as dogs. Empathy follows understanding and lays the foundation for a deeper, more honest, more positive relationship.

As a Family Paws Parent Educator, licensed to present the international programs Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers, a member of the international nonprofit Doggone Safe licensed to present their Be A Tree child-dog safety program, and a volunteer with the Lowell Humane Society, I am pursuing my goals of educating parents/adults, helping children be safe, and keeping dogs in their forever homes.

To accomplish this, in all my interactions I show clients how to communicate more effectively with their dogs through the use of positive reinforcement. Along the way, I point out canine body language and stress signals so that owners better understand their dogs' emotional states. For group training classes, I teach puppy socialization, foundation skills, and beginner obedience.

To learn more about Lisa, see www.fingersandpaws.com
New!   OBEDIENCE DOG TRAINING LEVEL 2
Instructor: Lisa Bert of Fingers and Paws Dog Training
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14473 Apr 12-May 17 (6 Wed) 7:30 pm-8:30 pm $143/$140
RCC-E14472 Apr 27-Jun 1 (6 Thur) 11:45 am-12:45 pm $143/$140
Learn new skills and take the skills you learned in the introductory class to the next level, a dog you can enjoy being with anywhere, not just in the house! Variables are manipulated to improve dog's and human's fluency of cues and skills already taught. Additional skills are geared toward the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, such as sit for greetings and petting, stand for care handling, walking through a crowd.



For dogs of all ages that are dog and people friendly and have successfully completed a Level 1 class here or elsewhere using positive reinforcement. Dog should be able to keep reasonable attention on owner and perform a few known cues upon request at first class. Equipment: flat buckle or martingale collar, 4-6' leash, harness, head collar allowed. Please contact Lisa directly at lisa@fingersandpaws.com if you have questions about your dog attending class. Private lessons at Roudenbush are also available.

Materials fee of $5 due to instructor on first night of class, cash only please. Bring mat, treats, clickers, and whatever you need to help your dog settle between exercises.

About the Instructor:
I am a nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). My greatest goal is to increase people's understanding and appreciation of dogs as dogs. Empathy follows understanding and lays the foundation for a deeper, more honest, more positive relationship.

As a Family Paws Parent Educator, licensed to present the international programs Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers, a member of the international nonprofit Doggone Safe licensed to present their Be A Tree child-dog safety program, and a volunteer with the Lowell Humane Society, I am pursuing my goals of educating parents/adults, helping children be safe, and keeping dogs in their forever homes.

To accomplish this, in all my interactions I show clients how to communicate more effectively with their dogs through the use of positive reinforcement. Along the way, I point out canine body language and stress signals so that owners better understand their dogs' emotional states. For group training classes, I teach puppy socialization, foundation skills, and beginner obedience.
To learn more about Lisa, see www.fingersandpaws.com
NEW! PROFITABLE HOME STAGING TIPS FROM THE PROS
Instructor:Jan Poulain and Liz Larson
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14544 May 4 (Thur) 6:30 pm-9:00 pm $35/$32
Staged Homes statistically sell more quickly and for more money.Learn to create a practical staging plan that will outline where to begin along with practical tips and tricks of the trade. Before and after photos will help homeowners identify problem areas and offer potential solutions based on the material presented.
New!   REIKI LEVEL 1
Instructor: Denise Gilbert
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14359 May 6 (Sat) 9:00 am-4:00 pm $153/$150
This one day class is the beginning of Reiki Training. You will learn what Reiki is and its many healthful benefits. The training consists of discussion, Reiki level 1 initiation and hands-on practice. You will learn to give Reiki to yourself, your family and friends. A Reiki notebook and certificate endorsed by the Reiki Professional Association will be provided. Tea, fruit juice, bottled water and light snacks are also provided. Please bring your own lunch.

About the instructor:
Denise Gilbert is a certified Reiki Master Teacher studied in the Usui System of Reiki Healing. She is registered in the International Association of Reiki Professionals and is presently part of the Reiki team providing service to patients at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts. She has a professional practice at Be Well and Beyond Inc., a holistic Health care center in Acton, MA. Denise gives talks, demonstrations and Reiki clinics believing strongly that the many benefits of Reiki should be widely known.
SINGING FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ASKED NOT TO (Teen-Adult)
Instructor: Jeanne Masterman
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14196 Feb 28-Apr 25 (8 Tue, ex 4/18) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $123/$120
This is for people who want to feel more confident singing in church, other groups, or just for fun. Open to high school students and adults. The last 15 minutes will be set aside for a mini-private lesson. Students can sign up for private coaching the week before by e-mail. Students who have taken this course but wish to repeat it are welcome. Emphasis will be on improving pitch accuracy, tone quality, and range. $10 material fee will be collected by instructor at the first class. It's never too late to find your voice.

About the instructor:
Jeanne Masterman holds a bachelor of music degree from University of Mass., Lowell.
A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she has been teaching students of all ages in classes and privately for 25 years. She has taken graduate courses and attended many workshops.

New!   SMART PUPPY DOG TRAINING (Under 15 Mo.)
Instructor: Lisa Bert of Fingers and Paws Training
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14474 Apr 12-May 17 (6 Wed) 6:15 pm-7:15 pm $143/$140
RCC-E14475 Apr 27-Jun 1 (6 Thur) 10:30 AM-11:30 AM $143/$140
RCC-E14601 May 31-July 5 (6 Wed) 6:15 pm-7:15 pm $143/$140
Age-appropriate basic obedience for dogs under 15 months old and up to date on vaccinations. For dogs that are dog and people friendly. Obedience with a focus on how to survive your dog's adolescence! Start/continue your pup on the path to better manners, stronger attention, and a deeper relationship with you. We work on basic cues such as sit, down, hand targeting, stay, come, and loose leash walking, plus strengthen basic manners useful for everyday life. Learn to motivate your dog by turning training into a game enjoyed by all!

Equipment: flat buckle or martingale collar, 4-6' leash, harness, head collar allowed. Please contact Lisa directly at lisa@fingersandpaws.com if you have questions about your dog attending class. Private lessons at Roudenbush are also available.

Materials fee of $10 due to instructor on the first night of class, cash only please, to cover clickers, handouts, etc. Watch for welcome email prior to first night for tips on how to prepare for class; contact Lisa or RCC office if you have not received within 24 hours of start time.

About the Instructor:
I am a nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP). My greatest goal is to increase people's understanding and appreciation of dogs as dogs. Empathy follows understanding and lays the foundation for a deeper, more honest, more positive relationship.

As a Family Paws Parent Educator, licensed to present the international programs Dogs & Storks and Dogs & Toddlers, a member of the international nonprofit Doggone Safe licensed to present their Be A Tree child-dog safety program, and a volunteer with the Lowell Humane Society, I am pursuing my goals of educating parents/adults, helping children be safe, and keeping dogs in their forever homes.

To accomplish this, in all my interactions I show clients how to communicate more effectively with their dogs through the use of positive reinforcement. Along the way, I point out canine body language and stress signals so that owners better understand their dogs' emotional states. For group training classes, I teach puppy socialization, foundation skills, and beginner obedience.
To learn more about Lisa, see www.fingersandpaws.com
SOCIAL PUPPY DOG TRAINING 1 & 2
Instructor: Lisa Bert, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP
Location: Roudenbush, 65 Main Street
RCC-E14460 Apr 5-Apr 26 (4 Wed) 5:00 pm-6:00 pm $93/90
RCC-E14461 Apr 6-May 4 (4 Thur EX 4/20) 9:15 am-10:15 am $93/$90
RCC-E14462 Apr 19-May 10 (4 Wed) 5:00 pm-6:00 pm $93/$90
RCC-E14469 Apr 27-May 18 (4 Thur) 9:15 am-10:15 am $93/$90
RCC-E14372
May 3-May 24 (4 Wed) 5:00 pm-6:00 pm $93/$90
RCC-E14470 May 11-June 1 (4 Thurs) 9:15 am-10:30 am $93/$90
RCC-E14464 May 17-Jun 7 (4 Wed) 5:00 pm-6:00 pm $93/$90
RCC-E14471 May 25-Jun 15 (4 Thur) 9:15 am-10:15 am $93/$90
RCC-E14465 Jun 7-Jun 28 (4 Wed) 5:00 pm-6:00 pm $93/$90
NOTE: Class is divided between puppies under 16 weeks old and puppies 4-6 months as appropriate, who have started on a vaccination protocol. Build your dog's overall confidence in the world around them, social skills with dogs and people, and trust in you through positive training games and off-leash play. Particular attention will be paid to reading body language, evaluating play, and knowing how and when to interrupt and manage play.
New!   WESTFORD CLEAN UP DAY
Meet at: Roudenbush Community Center in the parking lot
RCC-E14587 Apr 29, Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Roudenbush Community Center is coordinating a Town Wide Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Teams of Volunteers will disburse across Westford to clean the roadways. Volunteers will meet at Roudenbush Community Center at 65 Main Street at 8:30am. The teams will be assigned a location with a team captain. Volunteer Groups will be sent out to their locations starting at 9:00am and must have their own transportation to the clean up location assigned. Roudenbush will provide gloves, trash bags, and a bright color t-shirt for the volunteers. Team Captains will be provided traffic vests and some basic equipment. It is recommended that volunteers bring rakes and shovels if possible.

Full trash bags and other items will be picked up by Roudenbush trucks from along the roadways. Volunteer Groups are invited back to the Community Center for lunch and the weighing of the trash!

To register your group or for more information please contact:
Betsy Andrews at bandrews@roudenbush.org or Lesley Russo at lrusso@roudenbush.org



THE NEXT STEP GOLF PROGRAM
Instructor: Staff from Barrie Bruce Golf Schools
Billerica Country Club, 51 Baldwin Road
RCC-E14387 NSA Apr 12-May 3 (4 Wed) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14388 NSB Apr 16-May 7 (4 Sun) 10:00 am-11:00 am $182/$179
RCC-E14389 NSC May 9-May 30 (4 Tue) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14390 NSD May 19-Jun 9 (4 Fri) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14391 NSE Jun 6-Jun 26 (4 Mon) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14392 NSF Jul 10-Jul 31 (4 Mon) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14393 NSG Jul 27-Aug 17 (4 Thur) 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14394 NSH Sept 12-Oct 3 (4 Tue) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
RCC-E14395 NSJ Sept 14-Oct 5 (4 Thur) 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $182/$179
This program is the perfect next step after Intro to Golf. The program consists of four lessons spaced a week apart and will focus on ball striking skills: irons, hybrids and woods (tee and fairway shots). One of the lessons will be out on the golf course addressing pitching and sand trap shots. Clubs will be provided if needed. This is a one hour class. *Prereq: Intro to Golf or 1 year course play.
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