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From left, Pickleball enthusiasts Ron and Marilyn Mantof and Betsy and Alan Hathaway taught the sport to interested Shelburne residents last year.

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. For kids in grades K-4. This class will be held on Tuesdays, from Oct. 2 to Nov. 27 (no class 11/20) from 2:45-3:45 pm for a fee of $105. This class will meet at the Shelburne Community School art classroom. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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, Sept. 18-Oct. 23 from 3-4 pm at the Shelburne Town Gym. The instructor will be Karen Krajacic and the fee is $55.

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: Sept. 18-Oct.30 B: Nov. 6-Dec. 18.  Each session costs $60.

Gentle Chair Supported Yoga: Learn yoga exercises to increase vitality and well-being using the support of a chair. Participants will explore easy and safe ways to increase muscle strength, tone internal organs, improve balance, and reduce muscular fatigue. Together, the group will discover how chair-supported yoga will help tap into your own body’s unique abilities and potential. This class is accessible to everybody regardless of age, body type, skill level, or physical challenges. Many postures are reinforced with uplifting affirmations and visualization 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: Sept. 18-Oct. 30 Session B: Nov. 6-Dec. 18. Each session costs $60.

Pickleball: Love Pickleball but looking for partners? Want to learn how to play Pickleball? Two courts will be reserved at Davis Park for Pickleball during the month of September every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am-12 pm. Join those interested in this growing sport. No registration or fee required.

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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