Parks and Rec News

Youth Basketball Registration deadline extended for girls and boys in grades 5 and 6 to Nov. 27: Program runs from mid-December to February 15, 2014. Grades 3-8 will have separate girls and boys teams that practice one night a week, with games on Saturday mornings against other Town’s Recreation teams, both in and out of Shelburne. Fee is $36 which includes a t-shirt. Volunteer coaches needed! Contact the Rec. Office to sign up.

Fly Tying Class: Join the fun learning to tie your own flies using many different materials from feathers to tinsel, natural to manmade, unique to common! The instructors, with over 15 years of experience, will teach participants to tie small and simple, to large and complex flies over the course of 6 evenings. Instructor/student ratio is very low with much individual attention. For ages 16+, but younger students may be able to attend with an adult. This class will be instructed by Vermont Fly Fishing and Tying Club Members. It will be held on Mondays, Jan. 13, 20, and 27 and Feb. 3, 10, and 17 from 7-9 pm at 862 Barnes Ave., Colchester (Old Fort Ethan Allen Bldg).$30/person (includes all materials however students should provide their own vise, small scissors, bobbin & threader). The class is offered in cooperation with the Vermont Fly Fishing and Tying Club and The Champlain Valley Recreation Association.

Free Senior Walking Program: Stay active and healthy during the icy and cold winter months by walking in a safe and warm environment. 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 985-9551 for updated schedule or check calendar on the gym door. Monday-Friday, 9-11am from Dec. 2-March 28, 2014 as scheduled.

Shelburne’s annual Tree Lighting and Carol Singing: Friday, Dec. 6 on Village Green Join the Rec Department for caroling at 5:45 pm followed by Tree Lighting and Santa’s arrival at 6 pm! After the tree lighting, kids can visit with Santa and enjoy hot beverages and refreshments in the Town Hall. Crafts for kids will be offered by the Pierson Library Staff. Watch for the SD Ireland Truck of Lights and special sales and events at local businesses. Sponsored by the Shelburne News and Wind Ridge Publishing.

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