BRIMFIELD — The Hitchcock Free Academy is offering a number of events and classes next week.

Monday, April 2

Family Foundations 5 Playgroup — This free program for preschool aged children is sponsored by the Union 61 Family Foundation 5 Grant. The playgroup runs every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. until May, while school is in session. Pre-register your child by calling Karen Distefano at 508-867-2232 or emailing union61cfce@tantasqua.org.

Sen-I Judo Club — This course runs all year long and is well suited for all levels of practitioners including beginners. Call Sensei Israel Lopez 413-279-4330 for more information.

Weight Watchers — Angela Kramer leads local Weight Watchers meetings with weigh-ins and registrations at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Visit www.weightwatchers.com to become a member or to learn more about Weight Watchers.

Tuesday, April 3

Art Group — Participants enjoy time to socialize, draw and paint together informally without instruction. No pre-registration required. Bring your own supplies and enjoy! Free will donations are welcome. Time: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 for more information.

Zumba with Karen — A fusion of Latin & International music/dance themes create a dynamic, exciting and based on the principles that a workout should be fun and easy to do. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Instructor Karen Larsen leads Zumba on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with the $42 fee covering five classes. Contact Hitchcock at 413-245-9977 or www.hitchcockacademy.org for more information.

Wednesday, April 4

Family Foundations 5 Movement & Music — This free program for preschool aged children is sponsored by the Union 61 Family Foundation 5 Grant. Pre-register your child by calling Karen Distefano at 508-867-2232 or emailing union61cfce@tantasqua.org.

Reiki Level I — Tap into the healing energy of the universe and start your path to becoming a Reiki master. Reiki was developed in Japan, but adapted to many cultures as a non-invasive healing technique that can be used alongside Western medicine. Traditional Reiki Master Jean Miller serves as the instructor for two classes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is a $150 fee for this course.

Watercolors With Beth — Ongoing watercolor classes for all levels with a new painting every three weeks. You must register with instructor Beth Parys in advance to attend. Classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and costs $17 per week, plus supplies. For more information and to register, call Beth at 413-245-3295.

Thursday, April 5

Family Foundations 5 STEM— This free program for preschool aged children is sponsored by the Union 61 Family Foundation 5 Grant. Pre-register your child by calling Karen Distefano at 508-867-2232 or emailing union61cfce@tantasqua.org.

Sen-I Judo Club — This course runs all year long and is well suited for all levels of practitioners including beginners. Call Sensei Israel Lopez 413-279-4330 for more information.

Saturday, April 7

K9 NoseWork — K9 NoseWork is a sport open to all breeds of dogs and their people. Explore a new hobby with your best friend or improve on you and your friend’s current knowledge. Progressive training levels offered from basic to advanced, with six classes in this session. There is a $145 fee per dog and the program is run by Laurie Merritt, M.Ed., Certified K9 NoseWork Instructor. K9 NoseWork Foundation classes run from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., K9 NoseWork Continuing classes run from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and K9 NoseWork Advanced classes run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Tai Chi with David: Warm up with 30 minutes of Chi Kung, switching to simple form work and into some more advanced forms. Approachable for all levels. Preregistration is required and if there are not enough students registered by the Monday before the workshop, it will be cancelled. David Masera is the Tai Chi instructor and there is a $23 fee for the course, which runs Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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