January 23, 2019

Recreation and Parks


If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit, check out 50-plus Strength and Gentle Yoga. Details on these programs can be found at willistonrec.org.


The Williston Recreation Department is looking for instructors for the upcoming session of program and camp offerings. We have begun work on the Spring/Summer Program Guide, which is distributed in mid-February, and are looking for people who have an interesting, fun, educational or fitness-related program or camp to offer. If you would like to be considered as an instructor, visit willistonrec.org and return the Instructor Proposal form by Jan. 5.


Register now to learn how to play the viola or violin. You know what a violin is, but what is a viola? In the violin family, the viola falls between the violin and cello. You will learn about maintenance of the instrument, then move on to learning how to read music and play songs. Vermont Violins is offering discounted rentals for participants. Viola and bow are $40 plus $5 for rosin; violin and bow are $35 plus $5 for rosin. The instructor is Sharon Waxman. This program is for adults and runs Tuesdays, Jan. 9- Feb. 20, 7-8 p.m. The cost is $100.


This coed, parent/child clinic is designed to teach the fundamentals and rules of the game. Youngsters will be provided with the opportunity to learn, practice and develop their individual skills. Each Saturday will consist of a clinic introducing new skills and activities. An adult is required to be on the court with their child. Saturdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Cost is $40.


This program is a collaboration between Williston’s recreation department and schools. The emphasis is for participants to learn and/or improve their skills in downhill skiing or snowboarding. Each week all participants have a lesson and then are provided time to practice what they have learned. The program is for Williston students in grades K-8. Kindergarten students may participate if transported by an adult and accompanied by an adult during the lessons.


Add some creativity to your child’s afterschool time with a Young Rembrandt drawing class. Children at Allen Brook School will focus on developing basic drawing skills and concepts. Children at Williston Central School will focus on more advanced artistic concepts, color theory and drawing techniques. The instructors are from the Young Rembrandt staff. Wednesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 14. The cost is $78. Grades K-2, 2:40-4 p.m.; grades 3-6, 3-4:20 p.m.


This Open Gym program runs Friday evenings through March for kids in grades 3-12 at Williston Central School’s old gym. Open gym is open when school is open and there are no school functions. This program is open to Williston residents only. If no one shows by 6:30 p.m. the program will be cancelled for that day. The next open gym is Jan. 12. This program is free.


Referees are needed for the grade 1-8 basketball programs. Referring is on Saturdays from Jan. 6 through Feb. 17. Approximate time is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Referees are needed from games at Allen Brook School and Williston Central School. To apply, fill out and send in an employment application, which is available at willistonrec.org. This can also be a volunteer position.

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