August 17, 2018

Recreation and Parks

Community Garden Plots

Reserve your garden plot now. There are still some plots available at the Community Gardens off Mountain View Road, near Brennan Park. Plot sizes are: small, 15 feet by 10 feet; medium, 15 feet by 20 feet; large, 15 feet by 30 feet. To register for a plot, visit willistonrec.org. Plots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Plots are only available to Williston residents.

Adult Programs

Eating to Prevent and Manage Pre-Diabetes

Has your doctor expressed concern about your blood sugar? Does diabetes run in your family? By taking charge of your food choices, you can help to protect your health. In this workshop we’ll focus on the foods that help keep your blood sugar on track, and how to work more of them into your eating plan. This is a Hannaford supermarket program. Join Joanne Heidkamp, registered dietitian nutritionist for Hannaford. Ages 18-plus, Wednesday, May 30, 6:30-8 p.m. $10 residents/$15 nonresidents

Introduction to Pickleball

Have you heard of pickleball? Have you wondered what it is all about? If so, learn the rules, a variety of drills, some basic game strategy and how to play this unique sport in this two-hour introductory clinic. Resources will be provided for continued learning and playing opportunities. Bring your own paddle, or loaner paddles will be available. Instructor: Corey Gottfried. Ages 16-plus, Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $32 residents/$37 nonresidents.

Golf Clinics

The proper grip, stance and swings are covered in these group golf clinics. Come learn or hone your skills in golf to be a better player on the course. Catamount Golf Center is offering group lessons to beginners to intermediates. Instructor: Dan Lehmann, PGA professional. Ages 18-plus. Beginners: Tuesdays, May 15-June 12, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Advanced beginners and intermediates: Wednesdays, May 16-June 13, 6-7:30 p.m. $140 residents/$145 nonresidents per session.

Doggie Drills with Deb

Do you miss the camaraderie, fun and challenges of a group dog class but don’t need a full session? Then check out this one night, one-hour, group training. Deb Helfrich, Owner of GoldStar, will run a variety of training exercises and offer individual coaching. This session provides a safe, supportive place to practice skills along with other dogs and people. Ages 18-plus, dogs 6 months-plus and have taken a Gold Star course. Thursday, May 24, 6:15-7:15 p.m. $24 residents/$29 nonresidents.

Youth Programs

Let’s Go Fishing

This program teaches young people and their families the proper skills and ethics of fishing, including respect for water resources and responsibility to know the rules. Children and adults learn water ecology, fish identification, habitat needs and how to find fish. Participants learn to use fishing gear and will make a lure they can take home. This is a parent/child program. Instructor: Chuck Goller. Ages 6-14 and an adult, Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free, pre-registration required.

Camp Registration

Registration is now open for all day and enrichment camps offered this summer. Payment of $25 deposit per camp, per session, per camper is due now to enroll your child. Pay off balance over the next couple of months. Final balance for all camps and sessions due June 15. Register now before camps fill up.

Day Camps

Explorer Camp, ages 4-7 and Camp Venture, ages 8-11. Traditional day camps with indoor and outdoor activities, club and choice times, themes, field trips and beach days. Teen Venture, ages 12-14. In this camp, campers work with counselors to plan out the week. Three field trip days per week. All camps are eight one-week sessions from June 25-Aug. 17. No camps July 4.

Sports Camps

A variety of sports camps are offered throughout the summer. See the camp grid or website for dates, times and prices. Camps offered this summer include; GPS soccer, golf, field hockey, sailing, USSI soccer, USSI lacrosse, USSI multi-sports and tennis.

Enrichment Camps

Enrichment camps are specialty and technology camps that are offered throughout the summer. Camps include: exploring Shakespeare, horses, art, rocketry, engineering, drawing, Lego engineering, gadgets & contraptions, “Wicked Cool Vet School” and “Wicked Cool Science.”

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