News from Parks and Rec

Kindergarten Soccer Registration is Open: A fun, instructional Soccer Program for Kindergarteners! The program curriculum includes fun ball mastery activities, interactive fundamental technical training between players, and exciting small-sided fun and interactive environment. It will run on Sundays, Sept. 9-30 at the Shelburne Community School fields from 12-1 pm. The cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt and team picture. Join Stan Williams, CVU girls soccer coach, and some of the CVU boys and girls soccer players for a fun introduction to soccer! The registration deadline is Fri., Sept. 7 at 3 pm.

Fall Golf Clinic:  Mike Bailey, Kwiniaska’s PGA Pro, will instruct this quick review of all the basic strokes, clubs, and fundamentals. This clinic is aimed at students who have taken previous golf instruction. The clinic date is Sat., Sept. 8 from 2-4 pm for kids in grades 2-6.  The fee is $30 and will be held at Kwiniaska Golf Club.  An adult clinic will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 2-4 pm for grades 7-adult. Pre-registration is required.

Great Escape Discounted Tickets are on Sale until Aug. 31!  Discounted tickets to the outdoor park are now available for purchase at the Shelburne Parks and Recreation Office and are good for any date during the 2012 season. Save time and money by buying your tickets through us and you’ll be supporting Vermont State Parks and Recreation at the same time. Our discounted ticket price is $30 (for anyone 48” or taller) compared to the gate price of $49.99 plus tax! Plan your family outing today. Visit for park information.

Introduction to Gymnastics: Gymnastics is a great way to develop strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, and focus! Students will learn the basic elements of floor exercise and balance beam in a fun and encouraging environment. Your child will gain confidence and a sense of achievement with each new skill mastered! Open to both girls and boys. This program is open to kids in grades K-2 and will be held on Tuesdays, 9/18-10/23 from 3-4 pm at the Shelburne Town Gym.  The instructor will be Karen Krajacic and the fee is $55.

Fall Drawing With Young Rembrandts:  Learn the fundamentals of drawing with Young Rembrandts. Students will enjoy a wide variety of topics with an emphasis on seasonal themes (like yummy taffy apples and colorful scarecrows), and everyone’s favorite, cute animals! Your little artist will complete a different composition each week, and the results are truly frame-able. This program is open to kids in grades K -4. The program will run on Tuesdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 27 (no class 11/20) from 2:45-3:45 pm at the Shelburne Community School for a fee of $105. The registration deadline is Tues., Sept. 25.

Gentle Hatha Yoga: Learn basic yoga postures and posture modifications coupled with uplifting positive affirmations unique to the Ananda tradition of Hatha Yoga. This mat class is perfect for students of all levels who desire a relaxed pace and ideal for those who wish to practice yoga using a gentle approach with awareness to their own body’s needs. Beginners welcome! Affirmations are uplifting thoughts that accompany many of the postures, helping the body, mind and spirit find harmony and unity.  This class will be offered on Tuesdays from 9-10 am for two sessions: Session A: 9/18-10/30 B: 11/6-12/18.  Each session costs $60.

Gentle Chair-Supported Yoga: Learn yoga exercises to increase vitality and well-being using the support of a chair. You will explore easy and safe ways to increase your muscle strength, tone your internal organs, improve your balance, and reduce your muscular fatigue. Together, we will discover how chair-supported yoga will help tap into your own body’s unique abilities and potential. This class is accessible to everyone regardless of age, body type, skill level, or physical challenges. Many postures are reinforced with uplifting affirmations and visualizations helping to unify the mind, body, and spirit.  This class will be offered on Tuesdays from 10:15-11:15 am for two sessions: Session A: 9/18-10/30 B: 11/6-12/18.  Each session costs $60.

Adult Leagues Beginning in September: Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Adult Volleyball, Table Tennis. Check our website for league schedules, details, and fees. Pre-registration is required.

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