PARKS and REC NEWS

Shelburne’s Annual Tree Lighting & Carol Singing: Friday, Dec. 2 on the Village Green: Caroling begins at 5:45pm on the Village Green with the tree lighting at 6pm, followed by Santa’s arrival.
After the tree lighting, kids can visit with Santa and enjoy hot beverages and refreshments in the Town Hall. A craft for kids will be offered by the Pierson Library staff. Watch for the S.D. Ireland Truck of Lights and special sales and events at local businesses. Read The Shelburne News or visit www.shelburnenews.com for more information and a list of all the participating businesses.

Youth Basketball: This popular recreational program emphasizes the basics of the sport, along with good teamwork and sportsmanship. This is a non-competitive league with one scheduled practice a week and games on Saturdays. The program is open to youth in grades 1-8. Grades 1-2 are co-ed, and will practice and scrimmage on Saturday mornings. Grades 3-8 have separate girls and boys teams. Practices will begin in December, and regular practices and games will start the first week of January and continue up until February break. They will practice one night a week and play a game on Saturdays. Grades 3-8 will compete against other towns’ recreational teams from the Champlain Valley Recreation Association. Games will be played both in Shelburne and out of town. Registration deadline is Friday, Nov.18. Registration fee is $40 (includes uniform t-shirt to keep). Volunteer coaches are always needed. Please contact the recreation office at 802-985-9551 if you’re interested in helping.

Bolton Valley After School Program: Registration is open for grades 5-8. Take advantage of our NEW online registration this year. Registrations will also be accepted using the hard copy form. Be sure to use the Bolton registration form only. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. No registrations or changes will be accepted after the registration deadline of Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. However, the program may fill well before the deadline, so don’t wait to sign up. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline. See our website for program dates and fees.

Early Morning Boot Camp: As a group you will work with your neighbors, supporting and being supported to obtain your fitness goals. Each workout is a mix of cardio and strength training, using your own body weight as well as some small equipment. All levels of fitness are welcome. This is a fun, motivating way to get fit and a great way to kick-start your day. The next session will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7am, Dec. 5-21, Jan. 2-18 (includes a break over the holidays) for $100 in the Shelburne Town Gym with instructor Kristin Hartley.

Snowmobile Safety Course: This six-hour course provides the opportunity to earn the certification necessary to legally operate on Vermont’s Statewide Snowmobile Trails System. Participants must be present for all classes in order to be eligible for certification. Vt. State Law requires that all Vt. snowmobile operators born after July 1, 1983, who are 12 years of age or older, must take and pass a state-approved snowmobile safety course. The course will be held in Williston, but you can register through Shelburne Recreation Dept. Class dates are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 and 8 from 6-8pm for ages 12 and up. The class will be held at the Williston Central School for a $15 fee. Pre-registration is required, with a registration deadline of Nov. 29.

Find all these programs and more in our Fall/Winter program brochure or online at www.shelburnevt.org.

Enjoy Online Registration: Register for camps and programs from the comfort of your home at your convenience using our new online registration program. Credit card payment is required. Visit our website for more information and a link to the online registration page. Paper registrations may still be mailed or dropped off at our office with check or cash payments only. No credit or debit card payments can be processed in our office. Please call with any questions you have about the registration process.

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