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Spring/Summer Program registration Check out information for all spring programs and summer camps on our website: shelburnevt.org.

Registration for Spring Youth Lacrosse This program is open to kids in grades K-8. Registration deadline for grades 3-8 is March 14. Program details and fees are on the recreation website.

Registration for Spring Little League Baseball and Softball Deadline is March 16. Details and online registration options are on the recreation website.

Early Morning Boot Camp Work in a group to reach 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. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 12 through April 18, from 6-7 a.m. Fee: $100. Instructed by Kristin Hartley.

Gentle Yoga Class Instructor Kay Boyce leads this class with attention to good alignment, stretches and simple assists. You will build strength, tone muscle and find new flexibility. Great for those new to yoga, challenged with an injury, or who simply want to enhance their personal yoga practice. Bring your own mat and a cotton blanket or large beach towel. Thursdays 9-10 a.m. in the Shelburne Town Hall. Fee: $55. Registration deadline is March 12.

Shotokan Karate For adults and kids ages 8 and up. Improve your fitness level, challenge yourself and have fun. Karate is a weaponless means of self-defense, consisting of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques, using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. This program uses basic Shotokan Karate Techniques to help students develop physical skills such as eye-hand coordination, mental focus, leadership and partnership skills while building self-confidence and character. (Fee does not include required uniform.) Thursdays, March 8 through April 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Shelburne Town Gym. Fee: $40. Instructed by Brandon Hier.​

Tai Chi for Health and Wellness Learn a fun and relaxing, joint-safe activity that can be done by just about anyone. Based a program recommended by the Arthritis Foundation, tai chi is proven to improve flexibility, reduce stiffness and keep joints mobile. It can also improve concentration, memory, balance, strength, blood pressure and energy levels. Studies show that tai chi can reduce recurrent falls by 70 percent. One-hour classes meet twice weekly: beginner class Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:30 a.m.; intermediate and advanced on Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 and 10:15 a.m. respectively. Registration required. New classes start the week of March 19 and run through the week of May 14.

Young Rembrandts Drawing
Register kids in grades K-5 by March 9. Class meets Tuesdays, March 13 through April 17 from 2:05 to 3:15 p.m. Fee: $80. Pack a healthy snack for this after-school cartooning class. Themes will include drawing and animating dinosaur expressions, funny anime characters, flower characters and cartoon animals doing their favorite hobbies.

Free Senior Walking Program Ongoing program continues weekdays 9-11 a.m. through March 30. Stay active and healthy during the icy and cold winter months by walking in a safe and warm environment in the Town Center Gym. Bring clean, dry soft-soled shoes for the gym. No registration required. Shelburne residents only. Schedule may change with updates at the gym or by phone at 985-9551.

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