Parks and Rec News

Happy Thanksgiving from Shelburne Parks and Recreation! We are thankful for being part of such a vibrant community.

Shelburne’s Annual Tree Lighting and Carol Singing: Fri., Dec. 6, on the Village Green. Join the Shelburne Parks and Recreation for caroling at 5:30 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 Shelburne News and Wind Ridge Publishing

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 plus, 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, 27, and Feb. 3, 10, and 17 from 7-9 pm at 862 Barnes Ave., Colchester (Old Fort Ethan Allen Bldg.) The cost is $30/ person (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. 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 985-9551 for updated schedule or check calendar on gym door. This program will run Monday-Friday, 9-11 am from Dec. 2-March 28, 2014 as scheduled.

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