Summer kick-off party today: Join Berlin Recreation summer playground leaders and the Kiwanis K-Kids for games, raffles, prizes and a fish pond. Entertainment provided by the Berlin Public Library. This free event will be held at the Berlin Recreation Center, today, June 20, from 10-11:30 a.m.

Playgrounds open June 24: Join the leaders for games, sports, crafts, and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday until Aug. 9. They will be closed July 4 and 5. Lunches at noon and snacks at 2:30 p.m. will be served to all school-age children. Children age 5 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. This is not a babysitting service and although children will be asked to sign in, they are free to come and go as they please. Playground sites are the recreation center, Friendship Park, Community/Central Park the Brown School and Brookside Park.

Entering Grades K-8 Summer Soccer: Teams are being lined up but they are still taking registrations. There is a change in location this year with games and practices to be held at Community Field. The season begins July 9 with practices starting July 2. The cost is $35 per person. Volunteer coaches are needed.

Farm League Baseball: The cost is $35 per person and registration closing soon. Call (603) 752-2010 if you want to play but have not yet registered. Minor Division for ages 5-8; Major Division for ages 9-12 with the option for ages 8 to play up.

Ms. Marisa's dance program for boys and girls entering grades 1-6: Mondays, 4:30-6 p.m. for five weeks. The cost is $35 per person. The program begins July 8 at the Berlin Recreation Center.

Tumbling clinic for boys and girls entering grades 1-6: Floor routines and basic tumbling with Instructor Marisa Villnave. Classes meet Tuesday to Friday, July 9-12, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Berlin Recreation Center. The cost is $35 per person.

Summer basketball for boys and girls entering grades 3-6: Keep your basketball skills sharp this summer with Jim Couhie’s six-week program starting Thursday, July 11, from 8:45-10 a.m. at the Berlin Recreation Center. The cost is $35 per person.

Beginner baseball for ages 4-6: First time players learn the very basics of the game from Instructor Jim Couhie. Held at the Gilbert Street Field unless inclement weather brings them inside to the Recreation Center. This is a six-week program that begins July 11, from 10:15-11:30 a.m. The cost is $35 per person.

Field hockey clinic: Marisa Lemoine returns to conduct a three-day clinic for students entering grades 3-8. The clinic will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 16, 17 and 18, at Community Field. Students must have their own stick, shin guards and mouth guard. The cost is $40 per person. Register at Berlin Recreation Center.

CLIF (Children's Literacy Foundation): Thursday, Aug. 8, fun and games starting at 1 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. a CLiF presenter will spin tales and discuss great books while encouraging reading and writing. Each child (geared for ages 0-14) will have the opportunity to choose two books to keep.

For more information, go to berlinnh.gove or call (603) 752-2010.

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