Shelburne Parks & Rec News

Shelburne Halloween Parade and activities, Sunday, Oct. 27

It’s time to get your float ready for the Annual Shelburne Halloween Parade presented by Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary.

Floats will line up at the Shopping Park at 12:45 p.m. for the 2 p.m. parade. Join us for more fun activities after the parade in the Town Center Gym and Activity Room for trick or treating, carnival games and a costume contest. Bring a canned good donation for the food Shelf and get a special Halloween prize. Be sure to visit the Fire Station for Music and Free Food and join Kate at the Town Hall for a spooky kids craft activity. For questions about the parade or to register a float in the parade, please contact Richard J. Fox, Esq, 802-448-0118, rfox@foxlawvt.com.

Gentle Yoga – Breathe, Relax, Stretch

Join Kay Boyce, certified yoga instructor, for this Gentle Yoga Class, with attention to correct alignment, breath work, and stretches. You will build strength, tone muscle and find new flexibility. This class is great for those new to yoga or who simply want to enhance their personal yoga practice. Bring your own yoga mat and a cotton blanket or large beach towel. Class will be held on Mondays, Nov. 7 to Dec. 19 from 9 -10 a.m. (no class Nov. 28), for $55. Pre-registration is required.

Basics of home composting

Chittenden Solid Waste’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Lauren Layn, will outline the benefits of “closing the loop” with your own household food scraps and yard debris in a presentation on maintaining a healthy compost system. In 2012, the Vermont Legislature unanimously passed the Universal Recycling Law (Act 148), and this presentation focuses on keeping organic materials – like food scraps and other food waste – out of the landfill, which we be required for all Vermonters by 2020. You will learn:

What type of bin is best for you

Where to locate your bin · What to put into your bin (and what to avoid!)

How to manage your bin

Troubleshooting

Harvesting your compost

Alternatives to a backyard bin (pick up service, or drop-off composting) Workshop

This class will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Shelburne Municipal Building, Activity Room. (ground floor). The class is free but Please RSVP at 802-985-9551.

Youth basketball

This popular recreational program emphasizes the basics of the sport, along with good teamwork and sportsmanship. The program is open to youth in grades first-sixth.

· Grades first-second are co-ed, and will practice and scrimmage on Saturday mornings only. The goal of this age group is to introduce and practice basic skills and team play concepts. Registration fee: $40.

· Grades third-sixth have separate girls and boys teams. Organized 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 (a.m. or p.m.) Grades third – sixth will compete against other towns’ recreational teams from the Champlain Valley Recreation Association. Games will be played both in Shelburne and out of town. Travel is required. Registration fee: $45. The registration Deadline is Friday, Nov.15 for all levels. Volunteer coaches are needed. If interested, please call the recreation office at 802-985-9551 or indicate at time of registration.

Free senior walking program

Stay active and healthy during the icy and cold winter months by walking in a safe and warm environment. Please bring a pair of clean, dry soft-soled shoes with you and change before entering the gym. No registration is required. Shelburne residents only. Schedule is subject to change! Call 802-985-9551 for updated schedule info. or check calendar on gym door as there are blackout dates due to other scheduled events. Days and times: Monday – Friday, 10 -11:30 a.m. from Oct. 7, 2019 through March 27, 2020.

To see all our fall and winter programs or to register, please visit our website – http://shelburnevt.org/160/Parks-Recreation

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