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VALLEY LEISURE GUIDE

FOR ALL YOUR ARTISTIC, CULTURAL & RECREATIONAL NEEDS

The Arts & Recreation Committee of the Healthy Valley Project published a written guide to Arts & Recreation in the Valley several years ago. This is the Internet version complete with links to home pages for many of the listed activities. Healthy Valley is interested in your thought and comments. Please send us e-mail with your suggestions, or if you would like to join the committee. If you would like to be listed, click here to fill out our form.

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American Hapkido

153 Main Street, Seymour, CT 06483
888-1957
Open: Mon-Sat

Offers classes in this traditional, Korean-style martial art, for kids ages 4 and up, as well as adults. Both private lessons and group classes are offered. Classes also teach discipline, self-confidence, weight and stress control.

Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center

10 Deerfield Road, Ansonia, CT 06401
736-9360
Open: daily 9-5, and some evenings

Located on 104 acres with community gardens site, fishing / skating pond, 2 1/2 miles of hiking / cross country skiing trails, 3 ball fields (soccer, baseball and softball) and picnic pavilions. Indoor exhibits, gift shop, butterfly and CT woodland gardens, and an extensive playground for kids. Year-round programs for adults and children including bird studies, ranger-led and family foliage hikes, field trips, yoga classes, nature photography, art and craft classes, orienteering, etc. Call for a Calendar of Events and / or the seasonal Educational Programs brochure. The small gift shop and natural history library are operated by the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. An Internet public access computer is also available for the public's use.

Ansonia Public Library

53 S. Cliff Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
734-6275 (tel) 732-4551 (fax)
Open: Mon-Thurs 10-8, Fri 10-4, Sat 10-2 (Children's room hours differ) Handicapped accessible

This is a full service city library offering programs for both children and adults, books, videos and audiotapes. The sandstone building constructed in 1891 was donated by Caroline Phelps Stokes in memory of her parents. Her grandfather was Anson Phelps Stokes, the founder of Ansonia. The library has a local history room reflecting the founder's love of horses.

Ansonia Tae Kwon Do Academy

76 Clifton Avenue, Ansonia, CT 06401
734-5514
Open: Mon-Fri 2:30-7:30, Sat 10-12 Handicapped accessible

Ansonia Tae Kwon Do Academy has over 19 years experience in the business, located in the heart of the Naugatuck Valley. They offer classes for children, adults and especially families. They also offer what's fast becoming the hottest workout in America, Fitness Kickboxing! Fitness Kick Boxing teaches you practical self-defense techniques in classes that are never boring. All done to music in a fun exciting way that anyone can learn! For more information contact Kris at info@ansoniatkd.com or call and stop by to view a class in session!

Antiques Peddler

734-1254

Antiques, old paintings, oriental rugs, anything old and interesting, quality used furniture, gold and sterling silver, estate sales and liquidation services

B & B Indoor Training Center

413 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 (Directly behind Blanchette's Sporting Goods)
926-6888
Open: Mon-Fri 12-9, Sat-Sun 9-9 Handicapped accessible

Baseball and softball batting cages, and miniature golf.

Baby Behr's

477 Howe Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
924-8300
Open: Tues-Sat 10-5, Thurs 10-7

Voted #1 children's consignment shop in 1996. Children and maternity clothes, equipment, toys, tap/ballet supplies.

Banko's House of Music

360 E. Main Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
734-0461
Open: Mon-Wed 10-6, Thurs 10-8, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5 Handicapped accessible.

This music shop is chock full of musical instruments, and customers seeking to take advantage of the heavily discounted instruments, amplifiers and PA systems. Instrument rentals are also offered. Music and instrument supplies are sold, and there is a repair shop for instruments on the premises.

Baseball Fields

ANSONIA
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center - 10 Deerfield Lane
Nolan Athletic Complex (Nolan Field) - Wakelee Avenue
Stone (Colony) Park - Colony Street
Emmett O'Brien RVTS Athletic Complex - Ford Street

DERBY
Ryan Field - Chatfield Street

OXFORD
Oxford Center School - 462 Oxford Road
Posypanko Park - Hawkins Road

SEYMOUR
French Memorial Park - Spruce & Nichols Streets
Seymour High School - 2 Botsford Road

SHELTON
Shelton High School - 120 Meadow Street
Nike Recreation Area - Mohegan Road
White Hills Recreation Area - East Village Road

Beacon Falls Public Library

10 Maple Ave
Beacon Falls, CT 06403
(203) 729-1441

Beacon Falls Senior Citizens Center

57 N. Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT 06401
723-2344
Open: Mon-Fri 12-4 pm

Offers a wide range of services for seniors including bingo, games, arts and crafts, meals, special trips and more.

Bobrowsky Studio

260 Main Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
734-5350
Open:

(music studio)

Books by the Falls

253 Roosevelt Drive (Route 34), Derby, CT 06418
734-6112
Open: Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat 9:30-3:30, Sun 9-4

A retail establishment located in the "Old Cow Shop," a brick structure dating from the late 1800s alongside the Housatonic River. It carries out-of-print and new books in all subject categories, featuring books from the 1700s to the present. Prices generally are about half the cover price if the book is not a collectible. In addition, the shop carries art glass, antique telephones, typewriters, furniture and collectibles.

Brownson Harry B Country Club, Inc.

15 Soundview Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
929-0282
Open:

Private golf course.

Capewell Park

Shelton, CT 06484

2 soccer fields

Catnip Acres Herb Nursery

67 Christian Street, Oxford, CT 06478
888-5649
Open: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 Open March 1 - Jan 15

Gardens and greenhouses (plants for sale), Herbal Gift Barn, workshops and classes including Herb Study Group (reservation required), herb gift baskets, lunches the first Saturday of the month.

Center Stage

Center Stage is a non-profit regional, community theatre, which was
founded in 2005 by Directors Gary and Francesca Scarpa. The theatre
produces six full-scale productions per year and is a leader in theatre
education for children. For further information about Center Stage please
email us at centerstageshelton@sbcglobal.net

Grove Street
Shelton, CT 06484
203-225-6079

Children's Studio for the Performing Arts

509-C Howe Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 AND Route 67 Great Hills Shopping Center, Oxford, CT 06478
924-1343
Open: Mon-Fri 3:30-8:30, Sat 8-2

Teaches ballet, tap, jazz, pointe and gymnastics.

Chrisandra's

249 West Street, Seymour, CT 06483
888-7223
Open: Tues-Fri 10 am- 6 pm, Sun 9 am-1 pm

Antiques, unusual collectible items and dried and silk flowers.

Class-Action Billiards

225 West Street, Seymour, CT 06483
888-2103
Open: Sun-Thurs 6-10:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 6 p.m.-midnight

8-Ball tournaments every Sunday. Sign-ups 6-6:30 p.m.; playtime 6:45 p.m.

Connecticut Valley Theatre Organ Society (CVTOS)

P.O. Box 200064
929-4822

Restores and preserves theatre pipe organs, prmotes the public's awareness of the theatre pipe organ and its music, and encourages young theatre organists through various educational opportunities. The organization restored the theatre pipe organ at Shelton High School, where public concerts are held.

Crafter's Marketplace

127 Main Street, Seymour, CT 06483
888-0179
Open: Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5

Imagine your delight when you discover hundreds of handcrafted items by talented craftspeople. Craft classes are offered.

Dance Fantasies

121 Olivia Street, Derby, CT 06418
735-9292

Offers ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatics for all levels. Certified dance instructor of Dance Masters of America, Inc.

Dance Gymnastic & Fitness Centre

549 Howe Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
924-8253

Offers ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, recreational gymnastics, competitive team level gymnastics and cheerleading for pre-school to adult levels.

Danz Magic

18 1/2 Olivia Street, Derby, CT 06418
736-0120
Open: Mon-Fri 4-8 p.m., and Sat

Offers tap, ballet, pointe, jazz and tumbling for children and adults. Group and private lessons are offered.

Derby Antique Center

181 Main Street (Route 34), Derby, CT 06418
734-7614 or 734-6009 (tel) 735-9608 (fax)
Open: Fri-Sun 10-5. Closed Mon-Thurs Handicapped accessible.

Antiques and collectibles. Estates bought and sold, quality consignment antiques.

Derby Billiard Center

250 Main Street, Derby, CT 06418
734-9782
Open: Mon 5:30 p.m.-midnight, Tues-Thurs 1:30 p.m.-midnight, Fri 1:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.,
Sat noon - 1:00 a.m., Sun 1:30 p.m. - midnight Handicapped accessible.

Cost: $7.20 per hour for 2 players

Pool tables, darts, video games, amusement center, snack machines.

Derby Garden Society

45 Minerva Street, Derby, CT 06418
732-4861

Anyone interested in bringing nature to life for the beautification of Derby is invited to come to meetings. This society is community-oriented, and has done extensive bulb plantings on the Derby Green. Meetings are on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Derby Historical Society

37 Elm Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
735-1908
Open: Mon-Fri 1-4:30 Main floor only is handicapped accessible
Website: http://derbyhistorical.org/

Cost: None

The Derby Historical Society is located in the Sarah Riggs Humphreys House which is located right behind the General David Humphreys House. Built in 1698, the david Humphreys House is the restored home of the local manufacturer, poet, aide to General Washington and the nation's first ambassador. It holds programs on local history and children's programs Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year. There is a gift shop.

Derby Neck Library

307 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT 06418
734-1492 (tel) 734-1856 (fax)
Open: Mon-Thurs 9-8, and Fri-Sun 12-5 Handicapped accessible

Cost: No charge to borrow materials

The purpose of the library is to serve the educational, cultural, professional, recreational and information needs of the people of the Naugatuck Valley and Connecticut with books, materials, equipment, and staff assistance. Books, magazines, audio books, CDs and videos are loaned. Programs for adults and children are scheduled through the year, with an active Reading Club during the summer. Computers and Internet access are available for public use.

Derby Public Library

313 Elizabeth Street, Derby, CT 06418
736-1482 (tel) 736-1483 (fax) Derby PL@IX.NETCOM.COM. (E-mail)

Open: Mon-Wed 9-8, Thurs 9-6, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-2 Closed Saturdays during July & August

The Library was built in 1902 and is a designated historic site listed on the National Historic Register. There are year-round educational and recreational programs for children and adults including pre-school and children's story hours and book discussion programs. Other library services include Internet access, public access computer catalogs (CARL and ReQuest), public fax machine, PCs for public use, cameras for public use, outreach and delivery to nursing homes, local and Connecticut history and genealogy, CDs, videotapes, books on tape, sheet music. Friends of the Library meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month; the Writer's Roundtable meets the last Tuesday of each month; Annual Spring Festival and Holiday Fair; book sales. Computers and Internet access are available for public use.

Derby Senior Center

293 Main Street, Derby, CT 06418
736-1484 736-1486 (fax)
Open: Mon-Fri 9-4

Offers a wide range of programs and services for seniors including bingo, dance, arts and exercise classes. An Internet public access computer is available for the public's use.

Derby Veterans Community Center

35 Fifth Street, Derby, CT 06418
734-5552

Open: M-F 8 am-noon and 5-9 pm

The Center includes a pool, health club / exercise room with sauna and whirlpool, and gymnasium. Open to the public for use on a daily basis, or yearly memberships may be purchased.

Doyle Senior Citizen Center

153 Main Street, Ansonia, CT 064017
36-5933 (tel) 736-5933 (fax)

Open: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30

Offers a wide range of programs and activities for seniors including bingo, arts & crafts, line dancing, a bocci tournament, movies and day and overnight trips.

Edgewood Music Studio

20 Edgewood Avenue, Ansonia, CT 06401
203-735-4472
Email: JoanCoppolo@aol.com 

Open: Mon-Fri 2:30-8:00

Established in 1978, the studio teaches acoustic piano and electric keyboard 
to over 100 students of all ages. Year round instruction in classical, jazz, 
popular and Broadway music is available. 

Enterprise Yacht Sales

722 River Road, Shelton, CT 06484
929-7444
Open: During summer open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Marina. Also sells, services and stores boats.

F. & J. Mattei Marine, Inc.

418 Roosevelt Drive (Route 34) Derby, CT 06418
734-0875 (tel) 734-0875 (fax)
Open: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00, Sat-Sun 8:30-3:00 Handicapped accessible.
Closed December 1 - April 1

Full service public marina. Dockage, gas, repairs, ships store.

Fairview Tree Farm

486 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT 06484
929-4087 / 929-2838
Open: Fri-Wed 8-5, Thurs 8-7

Cut-your-own, fresh, pre-cut Christmas trees. Also, wreaths, garlands and Santa on weekends.

Ferguson Music Studio

Shelton, CT 06484

924-9885

Open: Wed & Fri 6:30 - 10:00 p.m., Sat 9-5 (alternate) Handicapped accessible

Studio offers guitar, bass guitar and voice taught by Gary Ferguson. All levels and styles are available for all ages, for fun or professional advancement. Special features include a family discount and free lesson referral.

Fishing

ANSONIA
Ansonia Nature & Rec. Center - 10 Deerfield Lane
Stone (Colony) Park - Colony Street, Ansonia

DERBY
Derby (Ousatonic) Dam - Route 34
Osbornedale State Park - Chatfield Street, Derby
O'Sullivan's Island
Pink House Cove - Route 34

OXFORD
French's Cove - Freeman Road, Oxford
Kettletown State Park - Oxford
Kirk's Pond - Oxford
Southford Falls State Park - Oxford

SEYMOUR
Legion Pool Park - Seymour

SHELTON
Indian Well State Park - Shelton

Football Fields

ANSONIA
Nolan Sports Complex (Jarvis Field) - Wakelee Avenue

DERBY
Ryan Sports Complex (DeFillipo Field) Chatfield Street

SEYMOUR
Seymour High School - 2 Botsford Road
French Memorial Park - Spruce & Nichols Streets

SHELTON
Shelton High School - 120 Meadow Street
Nike Recreation Area - 49 Mohegan Road

French Memorial Park

Spruce and Nichols Streets, Seymour, CT 06483
888-2511
Open: Dawn to dusk, 7 days a week Handicapped accessible

Baseball diamond, football field, basketball court, all-purpose play area, picnic area, scenic overlook with benches. Band stand for concerts (seasonal), host of annual Pumpkin Festival in early fall, attended by over 30,000, Civil War and 4-War Veterans Memorial.

Gold's Gym

6 Todd Road, Shelton, CT 06484
929-2944
Open:
Mon-Thurs 5am-10pm, Fri 5am-9pm, Sat 8a m-6pm, Sun 8am-3pm

Offers a wide range of exercise equipment, dry sauna and steam room.

Gone Ballooning

5 Larkey Road, Oxford, CT 06478
888-1322

Enjoy hot air balloon rides over some of the most breath taking scenery in New England.

Highland Golf Club

261 Wooster, Shelton, CT 06484
924-9754

A private golf club, established in 1900.

Huntington Consignment Shop

56 Huntington Plaza, Shelton, CT 06484
929-2110
Open:
Mon-Sat 9:30-5, Thurs 9:30-6:30

Quality women's clothing and accessories, designer wear, plus sizes, children's small housewares, jewelry, collectibles.

Indian Well State Park

Route 110, 2 miles north of Shelton Center, Shelton, CT 06484
929-4483

152 acre park, complete with scenic waterfall, and splash pool launch along the banks of the Housatonic River. A ramp is available for boat launching onto the 5 miles of excellent canoe water between the park and Stevenson Dam. Hiking is also available on several wooded paths. The Paugussett Trail leaves the park through the steep woods, and later joins with the Pomeraug Trail near Stevenson Dam. Picnicking with a view of the river is especially enjoyable, as is fishing. Parking for 200 cars with trailers is available.

International Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring 59

P.O. Box 842, Shelton, CT 06484
924-9532

Group of amateur and professional magicians that meets on the first Monday of each month at Rapp's Paradise Inn in Ansonia. The purpose of the group is to promote and share the art of magic. The group does a couple of shows a year. Anyone interested in magic is welcome. Call Bryan Lizotte for more information.

Jackson Cove Park

Jackson Cove Road, Oxford, CT 06478
888-2543
Open: Memorial Day to Labor Day

More than 27 acres of beach and woodland, used for swimming, water skiing, boating (boat ramp onto Lake Zoar) and hiking. Situated on the Lake Zoar Pomeraug Trail.

Jones Tree Farm

Route 110 & Israel Hill Road, Shelton, CT 06484
929-8425

June through August are berry-picking months. Pumpkins, fall produce, cornstalks and hayrides are available in October. Harvest your own Christmas tree, or choose one freshly cut for you. Garlands, wreaths and Santa Claus in December. For an update, call for Farmer Jones' Crop Report!

Kellogg Environmental Center

500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT 06418
734-2513
Open: Mon-Sun 8:30-4 Open early May-November

The Center is a $1.2 million natural science and environmental educational facility operated by the Bureau of Parks & Recreation of the CT Dept. Of Environmental Protection, and includes a visitor center, educational program facility and technical support. It includes 2 public exhibit spaces, 2 classroom/labs, a reference library, nature store, solar exhibit area and solar greenhouse. The Center provides hands-on environmental and natural science programs to schools, organizations and the general public.

Kettletown State Park

I-84 (Exit 14) south on George's Hill Road
(203) 264-5678 - State Department of Environmental Protection

220 acre facility that offers camping, swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking and a picnic area.

Kirk's Pond

Route 67, near Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, CT 06478
888-0856

Available to residents for fishing and ice skating. The pond is stocked every year for a fishing rodeo which takes place on the 3rd weekend in May.

Legion Pool Public Park

Chatfield Road off Rte. 67, Seymour, CT 06478
888-3100
Open: Dawn to dusk, 7 days a week. Park and fishing deck are handicapped accessible

3.5 acre wooded park, lighted with picnic tables, foot bridges over Bladen's Brook. Fishing in pool during summer fishing rodeo, observation deck, gazebo overlooking Bladen's Brook Falls, short hiking trails, lighted. Limited parking.

Little-Laurel Lime Ridge Park

Tomlinson & Laurel Ridge Roads, Seymour, CT 06483
Open: Dawn to dusk, 7 days a week

209 acres including wild woods with extensive but partially developed hiking trails. Spectacular views of Housatonic River and Valley. Noted for its limestone caves and get-away-from-it-all atmosphere.

Lopinto Morry Music Studio

26 Brownson Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
929-4548
Open: open for lessons as scheduled. Handicapped accessible

Offers music lessons designed for all ages in piano (its specialty) and organ. The emphasis is placed on expressive performance.

Lorraine Judd Dance & Performing Arts Center

30 Parker Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
735-7477

Complete dance program for children and adults, open for over 35 years. Classes include tap, ballet, jazz, rhythmnics, tumbling, hip hop. Rhythmnic gymnastics CT state champions.

Martial Arts America

23 Elizabeth Street, Derby, CT 06418
734-2094
Open: M-F 4:30-8:30 pm, Sat 9am-1pm

Offers mixed martial arts styles for kids (3 1/2 and up) and adults in karate, judo, jujitsu and akido.

Massaro Community Farm

41 Ford Rd. Woodbridge CT 06525
(203) 736-8618

Established in 2008, Massaro Community Farm, Inc. is a nonprofit, certified-organic farm in Woodbridge, CT. We are committed to supporting the legacy of farming, feeding our neighbors in need, and building community through our events and hands-on education for all ages.

Mil's Antiques

Route 67, Seymour
888-5669
Open: Daily 10-6 pm

Fine furniture and collectibles.

My Sister's Place

380 Main Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
734-2960
Open: Mon-Sat 9-5 Handicapped accessible

This is a special family thrift shop offering all types of clothing (women's, men's and children's), household articles, toys, books, athletic equipment and holiday decorations. Proceeds from the shop support the Umbrella, a Birmingham Group program for victims and children suffering from domestic violence.

Naugatuck Historical Society

P.O Box 317, 195 Water Street, Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770 USA
203-729-9039 email:
naugatuckhistory@sbcglobal.net


Founded in 1959, The Naugatuck Historical Society is a membership supported nonprofit organization bringing together people who are interested in history, and especially in the history of Naugatuck, Connecticut, and environs.

Naugatuck Historical Society and Museum, Open 12-4, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 10-2 on Saturdays, and the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm.

Naugatuck State Forest

Oxford, CT 06478

365 acres of forest land, used for hiking and picnicking. The Larkin Bridle trail, which winds through the town's industrial zone, is a favorite of area equestrians.

New Haven Rowing Club

407 Roosevelt Drive (Rte. 34), Oxford, CT 06478
734-0125

A private rowing club on the scenic banks of the Housatonic River in Oxford. The club is comprised of recreational, competitive and social members. Lessons are offered in May, June or July for those interested in learning how to row. Call for more information.

Nicholdale Farm

A property of the Shelton Land Trust
Shelton - 4 miles west of downtown on Rout 110. 

60 acres of woods and fields with hiking trails and a picnic area.  Great for walking, cross country skiing, bird watching.

Nike Recreation Area

49 Mohegan Road, Shelton, CT 06484
929-0087

Contains 4 lighted tennis courts, football field, soccer field, baseball field, sand volleyball courts, 2 little league fields, playground.

One More Tyme

39 New Haven Road, Seymour, CT 06483
888-0878
Open: Tues-Thurs 9:30-5, Fri 10-7, Sat 10-3

Children's and maternity consignment shop.

Oronoque Gifts

59 Old Shelton Road, Shelton, CT 06484
929-5646
Open: Mon-Sun 10-5

This gift shop offers country and hand crafted items and collectibles including accent rugs, candles, afghans, quilts, country dolls, pottery, lamps and pitchers.

Osborne Homestead Museum

500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT 06418
734-2513
Open: Tues & Thurs 10-2, Sat & Sun 10-4 Open May-Mid-December; special Christmas displays. First floor only is handicapped accessible (Wheelchair access limited by doorway width)
Cost: $1/person donation

Former home of businesswoman and philanthropist Frances Eliza Osborne Kellogg, and houses the original contents of the Estate, including an extensive collection of fine arts and antiques. The house was originally constructed during the early 1800s, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is set amid landscaped grounds with formal gardens and rock gardens. Bridal photographs are often taken on the grounds (permit required).

Osbornedale State Park

Chatfield Street, Derby, CT 06484
735-4311

415 acres of beautiful woods, pond and picnic areas, hiking, fishing. Trails throughout the park are used by joggers and cross-country skiers. In the wintertime, ice-skating on Picketts Pond is popular with night lighting. Public garden plots are available for a nominal fee through the Derby city hall.

Oxford Cultural Arts Commission

Town Hall - 486 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478
888-2543
Open: Mon-Thurs

Provides cultural enrichment for the town and surrounding communities. Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Town Hall. Perhaps its best known contribution to the town is its annual outdoor summer concert series. Held at the gazebo at Town Hall in July and August, the concerts typically feature jazz bands, folk singers, sounds of the '50s, etc. The Commission also sponsors a Christmas celebration, school performances and art shows, and is always looking for volunteers. Contact Dorie Petrochko for further information at 888-9835.

Oxford Public Library

472 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478
888-6944
Open: Mon 9-8, Tues-Wed 9-5, Th 9-8, Fri-Sat 9-4

Located on the ground floor of the S.B. Church Memorial Town Hall, contains approximately 33,000 volumes, 25 newspapers and magazines, 350 audiotapes, 350 books on tape, a 500 tape video collection. Computers and Internet access are available for public use.

Oxford Senior Center

486 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478
888-4309 (tel) 888-2136 (fax)
Open:
Mon-Thurs 9-5

Offers a wide range of programs and services for seniors including bingo, music, dance, arts and other programs.

Pine Rock Park

Shelton, CT 06484
Open:

Neighborhood playground.

Plumb Memorial Library

65 Wooster Street, Shelton, CT 06484
924-1580 (tel) 924-8422 (fax)
Open: Mon-Thurs 9-8:30, Fri & Sat 9-4:30 Closed Saturdays in summer

A general services library targeted toward families, and offering an online catalog, PCS with printers in both children's and adult areas, a large video collection, a reference collection known throughout the Valley, a large periodical collection, audiotapes and CDs. ReQuest Online and a CD ROM-based magazine index are provided. Computers with Internet access are available for public use. Programs for both adults and children are presented regularly. The original library building is 100 years old, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Plumb Memorial Library - Huntington Branch

41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484
926-0111 (tel) 926-0181 (fax)
Open: Mon & Tues 12-8, Wed & Thurs 10-5, Sat 10-3 Handicapped accessible

Provides for the leisure and entertainment needs of area residents and offers videos, CDS, cassettes, audio books and magazines, as well as books. Copy machine, PCs and Mac LCs are available. Computers with Internet access are available for public use. Programs for adults and children are scheduled.

Pools

Derby Veterans Community Center - 35 Fifth Street, Derby
Pinecrest - River Road, Shelton (outdoor)
Shelton Community Center - 41 Church Street, Shelton
Seymour High School - 2 Botsford Road, Seymour.
Valley YMCA-- 12 State Street, Ansonia

Posypanko Park

Hawkins Road, Oxford, CT 06478
888-2543 (town hall)
Free to residents

16.5 acres, containing baseball fields, tennis courts and a concession stand. Summer playground is open in July and August from 9-1, Mon-Fri. Playground is open to children in kindergarten through 8th grade for a fee. Supervised activities include crafts, games, swimming and day trips.

Recreation Camp

Roosevelt Drive (Route 34), Derby, CT 06418
736-6706
Open: M-F 9:30am-4:45pm (end June through end August)

Provides summer facilities on the Housatonic River. Swimming, boating, canoeing and wind surfing are taught.

River's End Marina, Inc.

50 Victory, Shelton, CT 06484
924-4167
Open: Mon-Sun 8-5
Cost: Boat storage $45 f.t.- Summer; $25 f.t. - Winter

Summer - repair, refurbish, store boats
Winter - store boats
Also Supply gas and ice

Riverview Park

Howe Avenue (Route 110), Shelton, CT 06484

A 17.7 acre park that contains little league ballfields, basketball courts, a playground and a long paved drive suitable for strolling or biking.

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop

185 Canal Street, Shelton, CT 06484
Open: Mon-Sat 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

A variety of thrift store items.

Schreiber's Farm

571 Quaker Farms Road, Oxford, CT 06478
888-0832
Open: Daily Good Friday to December 26th

Picnic area, hay rides, school tours, pumpkin patch (pick your own), Christmas trees, plants for sale, fruits and vegetables for sale during summer,

Seymour Antiques Company

26 Bank Street, Seymour, CT 06483
881-2526
Open: Wed-Sun 10-5. Closed Mon-Tues

Featuring the area's most impressive selection of antique oak, walnut, pine and mahogany furniture, lighting, clocks, glassware, jewelry, decorative accessories, art work and collectibles from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Operated by antiwues dealer Steven Miller and restoration architect Joseph Migani. Dealer inquiries welcome. Floor and showcase space available.

Seymour Culture & Arts Commission

One First Street, Seymour, CT 06483
888-2511 (First Selectman's Office)

Mission is to bring arts and culture back to Seymour. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month in Seymour Town Hall.

Seymour Historical Society

59 West Street, Seymour, CT 06483
888-7471
Open: by appointment
e-mail: seymourhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Mission is to promote the Town of Seymour by focusing on its commercial, industrial and cultural heritage. Special programs are held throughout the year on the last Sunday of the month. Open by appointment for tours and historical research. Call 888-0037 for further information.

Seymour Public Library

46 Church Street, Seymour, CT 06483
888-3903 (tel) 888-4099 (fax)
Open: Mon-Wed 9:30-8, Thurs & Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-4 Closed Saturdays during July & August. Handicapped accessible

This newly renovated and expanded library offers books, videos, Apple IIE and IBM-compatible computers with Internet access, audio books and tapes. Children's programs include the Terrific Twos program and a monthly film night. Adult programs are also scheduled.

Seymour Senior Citizen Center

98 Bank Street, Seymour, CT 06483
888-2507 (tel)
Open: Mon-Fri 9-4:30

Offers a wide range of activities and programs for seniors including bingo, cards, arts & crafts, a band, holiday parties, trips and more.

Shelton Community Center

41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484
925-8422
Open: M-F 9-10, Sat 8-4 Handicapped accessible

Pool, weight room available. Call for pool activities, and arts & recreation programs. Gym and room rentals available for lectures, practices, classes, meetings and exhibitions. Movies shown on Sunday afternoons at City Hall (54 Hill Street).

Shelton Historical Society & History Center

70 Ripton Road, Shelton, CT 06484
925-1803
Open: Center open 2nd & 4th Sun 1-4; group tours by appointment.
Office open Mon & Tues 9:30-4:30. Barn only is handicapped accessible

Cost: Adults $2; children 12 & under $1; members free

The Center's purpose is to preserve the history of the city of Shelton. The Historical Society operates: 1803 Marks-Brownson House furnished in the period of the 1890s; the 1872 Trap Falls Schoolhouse; and the 19th century Wilson Barn, housing a museum of early industrial life in the Valley. There is also a small research library and archives. Lectures on local history and craft classes are scheduled.

Shelton Parks & Recreation Department

41 Church Street, Shelton, CT 06484
925-8422 (tel) 926-0181 (fax)
Open: M-F 6:30 a.m.- 9:45 p.m., Sat 9-4, Sun 8-3:15 (pool only) Handicapped accessible

Provides a diverse recreation program for adults and children. Both physical as well as educational activities are offered. Also, see listing under Shelton Community Center

Shelton Senior Center

81 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484
924-9324 (tel) 924-1515 (fax)
Open:
Mon-Fri 9-4:30

Offers a wide range of programs and services for seniors including bingo, music, dance, arts, health and other programs.

Snookers Billiard Club

370 East Main Street, Ansonia
734-5103

Soccer Fields

ANSONIA
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center - 10 Deerfield Lane
Emmett O'Brien RVTS Athletic Complex - Ford Street

SHELTON
Shelton High School - 120 Meadow Street

Softball Fields

ANSONIA
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center - 10 Deerfield Lane
Emmett O'Brien RVTS Athletic Complex - Ford Street

DERBY
Bradley School - David Humphreys Road

SHELTON
Nike Recreation Area - Mohegan Road
Shelton High School - 120 Meadow Street
White Hills Recreation Area - East Village Road

Southbank Open Space

610 River Road (Route 110) near Moulthrop Lane, about 1 mile north of Murphy Lane, and 1/2 mile south of Constitution Boulevard.
925-8422 - Shelton Parks & Recreation

A fishing spot and canoe landing at a pocket park that has a dozen parking spaces. The park also has benches and a former garage that was refurbished as a pavilion.

Southford Falls State Park

Route 188

115 acre park bisected by Eight Mile Brook. Spectacular scenery, including a cascading waterfall, covered bridge and lush foliage. A sizeable dam, stocked with trout, provides good fishing in the springtime, and ice skating in the winter. Cross-country skiing is also available in the winter. A hiking trail, pavilion and picnic benches are available. Popular location for wedding photography.

Strand Theatre

165 Main Street, Seymour, CT 06483
888-9799
Handicapped accessible

Movies shown on Thursdays at 7:00 pm, Fridays at 7:00 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 and 7:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Call for shows. Theater productions also held.

Sunnyside Park

River Road (Route 110) Shelton, CT 06484 (Behind Sunnyside School on Housatonic River).
925-8422 - Shelton Parks & Recreation

Boat ramp and picnic areas along a flatwater stretch of the river.

Talent Hut Players

Located at the Strand Theatre, 165 Main Street, Seymour, CT 06483
932-1567

13 year old local theater group including kids and adults of all ages. Performs live theater productions including variety shows, Broadway musicals, children's shows and more.

Tennis Courts

ANSONIA
Nolan Sports Complex (Nolan Field) - Wakelee Avenue
Emmett O'Brien RVTS Athletic Complex - Ford Street
Mead School - Ford Street
Prendergast School - Finney Street
Stone (Colony) Park - Colony Street
Willis School - Clifton Avenue

DERBY
Bradley School - David Humphreys Road
Nutmeg Avenue

OXFORD
Great Oak School - Great Oak Road
Posypanko Park - Hawkins Road

SEYMOUR
Seymour High School - Botsford Road

SHELTON
East Village Park
Nike Recreation Area - Mohegan Road
Shelton High School - Meadow Street

Terry James Studio

90 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478
888-2532

Offers art instruction for youth and adults.

Tess' Dresses

139 Main Street, Seymour, CT 06483
881-3654
Open: Tues-Sat 10-4, Thurs 10-7

Women's and children's clothing consignment shop.

Tinney Community Center

Olson Drive
734-0150

After school program for kids, including arts and crafts, basketball, drill team, boy and girl scouts. Summer camp. An Internet public access computer is available for the public's use.

Tottenham Rita Studios

94 Main Street, Seymour, CT 06483
888-6760
Open: Mon-Sat 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 3-9 p.m.
Cost: $22/month

Offers tap, ballet, jazz, baton, gymnastics, exercise, country line dancing, rollin' rascal program (mom and pop program together with children).

Tracks

ANSONIA
Nolan Athletic Complex (Nolan Field) - Wakelee Avenue
Emmett O'Brien RVTS Athletic Complex - Ford Street

DERBY
Ryan Athletic Complex - Nutmeg Avenue

OXFORD
Great Oak School - 50 Great Oak Road

SEYMOUR
Seymour High School - 2 Botsford Road

SHELTON
Shelton High School - Meadow Street

Ultra Fitness

600 New Haven Avenue, Derby, CT 06418
734-3996
Open:
Mon & Wed 8:30am-8:30pm, Tues & Thurs 9am-8pm, Fri 8:30am-7pm, Sat 8:30am-1:30pm, Sun 9am-11am

An all women's fitness center, offering a wide variety of aerobics and toning classes, as well as exercise equipment.

Valley Bowl

Pershing Drive, Derby, CT 06418
735-6458
Open: Sun, Mon, Tues 9 am-11:30 pm, Wed-Thurs 10 am-11:30 pm, Fri 10 am-1 am, Sat 9 am-1 am

Ten pin bowling, indoor miniature golf during the summer, arcade.

Valley Hitting Club

130 Silvermine Road, Seymour, CT 06483 (Behind Larry's Auto Parts)
881-9096
Open: Mon-Fri 4-9 p.m., Sat-Sun 10-8 Open mid-January to May, appointments suggested

Cost: Rent 15-minute increments, $6 = approx. 150 swings

5 indoor batting cages; hand ball and softball, adjustable speeds - 35-80 mph (underhand to fastball); small golf range (driving range, one net). Both appointments and open walk-ins accepted.

Valley Martial Arts

39 New Haven Road, Rte. 67, Seybridge Plaza
Seymour, CT 06483
888-8864
Open:
Mon-Fri 5:30-9:30 pm

Martial arts instruction for children and adults.

Valley Social Club

435 E. Main Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
735-9106
Open: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00 Evenings and weekends for special events.

Offers social and educational activities for persons with mental health needs. Calendar of events sent upon request.

Valley Squares

Vets Memorial Hall, Howe Ave.
Shelton

For further info, contact Shirley McEwen 926-8513-home or 924-2531-work
Workshops are currently being held on Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Valley YMCA

12 State Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
736-9975 (tel) 736-9974 (fax)
Open: Winter Hours -- Mon-Fri 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Summer Hours -- Mon-Fri 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
1st floor is handicapped accessible.

Cost: Memberships range from $70 for youth to $550 for families. Guest fee is $5 for adults, $3 for college students, $2 for high school students, $1 for youth.

The mission is to serve the people within our area by providing opportunities to enhance mind, body and spirit. Facilities include 6 lane, 25 yard pool, racquetball courts, gym, fitness center(free weights / nautilus / aerobic equipment). Also, adult fitness classes, youth programs, nursery school, after school care, babysitting.

Vintage Motor Cars

67 Minerva Street, Derby CT 0641
734-1302 (tel) 734-4589 (fax)
Open: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-2 Handicapped accessible

This antique auto restoration facility is housed in a 30,000 square foot building. There are between 50 and 100 antique cars dating from 1905-1960s under restoration at any one time. The visitor may observe metal shaping, woodworking, painting, engine building, car designing and automobilia. The facility features Amelia Earhart's Franklin, Ricky Nelson's Lincoln Convertible and an automobile that belonged to opera singer Lily Pons.

Vy's Fashions Exchange Plus

172 Main Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
735-4018
Open: Thurs-Fri 4-7 pm, Sat 10-5

Consignement Shop.

Warsaw Park

Ansonia, CT 06401
734-1447
Cost: $430 + $3/table to rent the hall

Large hall, with a capacity of 550, available for dances, craft fairs and other events. Facility has a stage and a large sunken dance floor, surrounded by tables. For further information, contact Tony Roginel at the above number.

Wells Hollow Farms

656 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
926-0524
Open: Mon-Sun 9-5 Open April 1 to December 24; closed in winter months.
Handicapped accessible

Offers a range of home grown products depending on the season; holiday plants, bedding plants, hanging baskets, fresh produce, pumpkins, CT-grown apples, Christmas trees and other holiday decorations. The farm offers hayrides to pre-school children from October 10-31.

 Where'D You Get That

Main Street, Derby, CT 06418
734-2994
Open: Tues-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-4, Sun-Mon Closed

Dealing in antiques, collectibles and "unusual stuff" -- Coke items, Elvis, Marilyn, James Dean, etc. Juke boxes, video games, all kinds of old toys, new toys such as Hess trucks. Ken, Barbie, G.I. Joe, lunch boxes -- too numerous other things to mention.

Wiffle Ball Company, Inc.

275 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
924-4643

Manufacturer of the original wiffle ball, family-owned since 1953. The site lists the history and rules of wiffle ball, but does not give tours.

Youth Connection

306 Coram Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
E-mail:
ycplayers@sbcglobal.net

Founded in 1983 by Gary and Francesca Scarpa, to produce and promote high quality community musical theater at a low cost, while encouraging the participation of multiple generations. The Youth CONNection is for young adults ages 14-25. An annual summer musical is performed at Shelton High School.


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