Spring Tennis Classes @ Grove Street Park
Apr 25 all-day

Adult Art Class @ Field House
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Acrylic Painting Class @ Field House
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You can create your own version of a lovely painting in our Wednesday evening acrylic painting technique class. Join Melinda as she instructs you how to compose a scene and create and mix your own color palette on a square canvas. You will walk away with your own personalized masterpiece. Participants can work on different pictures each week.
Class meets 4/19 and 4/26, 7-9pm at the Field House. Fee $5. Kindly register https://register.communitypass.net/chester
Arbor Day celebration @ Chester Library
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Prescription Drug Disposal Event @ Chester Police Dept.
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


On April 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Chester Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to Chester Police Department at 1 Parker Road, Chester, NJ 07930

(The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 12 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds—about 3,200 tons—of pills. 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29th Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.

Spring Tennis Classes @ Grove Street Park
May 2 all-day

Adult Art Class @ Field House
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chester Recreation offers morning art classes for adults every Tuesday morning. Learn at your own pace and to be introduced to different art styles and methods while honing your artistic skills.  Bring your own art for precious studio time, or challenge yourself with tackling the weekly class project. Fee is $5 per class and includes art supplies and instruction.
Meet up from 10am – 12 pm at The Field House, 107 Seminary Avenue. Invite a friend to participate with you! To get on the email list of class reminders and announcements, please contact the Recreation Director at recreation@chesterborough.org
Ceramics class @ Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
May 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Fairy House workshop @ Barn at Highlands Ridge Park
May 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Acting class for teens
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Chester Recreation along with local actor, Vince Bandille, for an exciting five week acting program this spring. This acting program is specifically for teens ages 12-19 and runs May 8-June 12th with a performance finale taking place on Friday June 16th. Please note that class does not meet on Monday May 29th. Program meets Mondays 6:30-8:30pm at the Highlands Ridge Barn, 100 North Rd, Chester. Fee $99

This program is geared for all level actors and those who are curious about acting. Expect to learn all about the following; – What is acting, and what is all this talk about Method acting ? – How to break down a scene, as well as proper blocking and movement techniques for dramatic effects. – How to build a character, and bring a scripted character to life as well as trusting your instincts as an actor, and more!

Registration required for this program as space is limited https://register.communitypass.net/chestertwp

About the instructor, Vince Bandille – Vince has pursued a professional acting career since 1988 and has been fortunate to have had minor success in film, and television. Vince is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (which is now called SAGAFTRA) since 1992. He recently performed in a successful off-broadway run in NYC of a Theresa Rebeck play this past October. He currently played the role of Willy Loman in Death of A Salesman which premiered this past February at Playhouse 22 in East Brunswick, NJ. Vince has studied in a two-year conservatory program with a renowned NY acting teacher and has continued his studies with another master teacher since his passing. His expertise includes coaching many professional actors in the past in preparation for auditions. Vince is a resident of Long Valley and brings his experience and love of acting to this workshop class.