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5 Things, Oct 22: Get Physical with Yoga, Biking and Ice Skating

The fall sessions through the Canton Department of Recreation start tomorrow. There's still time to sign up!

1. A game of Mah Jong will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Canton Council on Aging. And then stay for Karoake at 2 p.m.

2. Yoga for Busy Moms starts tomorrow at the Armando Recreation Center from 9-10:15 a.m. Sponsored by the Canton Department of Recreation for ages 18-99. Fee: $96 for residents and $106 non-residents. Class runs for eight weeks.

3. Also starting tomorrow is Yoga for Wise Women at the Armando Recreation Center from 10:30-11:45 a.m. A gentle yoga class for beginners and women over 50 who want to get on the mat safely and securely. They will explore the basics of yoga and work our way through sun salutations and a variety of postures by the end of the session. This practice uses gentle movement to create flexibility in the joints and muscles, quiets the mind and helps build strength and balance. Beginners are welcome. Cost: $96 for residents and $106 for non-residents. Class runs for eight weeks.

4. It's that time of year and ice skating lessons begin at the Metropolis Skating Rink on Tuesday from 4:30-5:20 p.m. and 5:30-6:20 p.m. Ages 5-14 years old. Fee: $100 for residents and $110 for non-residents for an eight-week session; helmets are required.

5. Fall is here and it's been perfect weather for doing some biking after school. With over 7,000 acres that include an extensive network of wide carriage roads and rocky hilltop trails, the Blue Hills Reservation is ideal for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities. So where are mountain bikes allowed? Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the map. The areas that offer mountain biking include the Great Blue Hill, Houghton’s Pond, Ponkapoag Pond and Little Blue Hill. Designated bike trails are delineated in black and the trails where bicycles are not allowed are shown in red on the map. Download PDF Blue Hills Mountain Bike Map and Brochure.

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