December 15, 2018

Recreation and Parks

July Fourth Celebration

“Friends & Neighbors” is this year’s theme to showcase how Williston residents, businesses and organizations support each other and strive to be good neighbors. Parade and vendor registration forms are available at willistonrec.org. There is no cost to register, but registration is required so participants are aware of parade rules and receive updates. A list of this year’s activities is available on the website. The parade and fireworks will be on Wednesday, July 4.

Great Escape Discount Tickets

Tickets and parking passes to the Great Escape, N.Y., are now on sale at the town clerk’s office. Tickets are $40 each for all ages (2 and under are admitted free). A parking pass is $18. Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the office, 7900 Williston Road.

Adult Programs

Planning Weeknight Meals for the Family

At 4 p.m. each day, do you find yourself stressed about what to make for dinner? You’re not alone. In this workshop, we’ll cover some tips and tools for creating a plan for weeknight suppers based on your family’s schedule and food preferences. You’ll go home with a three-to-five-week menu plan. This is a Hannaford supermarket program. Join Joanne Heidkamp, MS, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist for Hannaford. Ages 18-plus, Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-8 p.m. $10 resident/$15 nonresident.

50+ Golden Grooves

Come join this fun aerobic workout that will have you grooving to the oldies, as well as current music. The class will get your heart pumping. The structure is easy to follow and welcomes any ability level as the moves can be done with higher or lower intensity. Not only will you reap the benefits of cardio training, you will see improvements in balance, coordination and mood. The program is held at the Federated Church. Instructor is Toni Kunker. Ages 50-plus, Mondays 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays 9-10 a.m. Register at the first class.

50+ Strength Training

Each class begins with a light warm up and proceeds into basic and functional strength training exercises that help improve muscle tone, balance and coordination. The class use a variety of workout aids — chairs, weighted ball, floor ladder and bench step (all provided) — to keep it stimulating and fun. The program is held at the Federated Church. Instructor is Toni Kunker. Ages 50-plus, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Register at first class.

Youth Programs

Camp Registration

Registration for day camps and enrichment camps are still being accepted. See willistonrec.org for an updated list of cancelled and filled camps. Registration for all camps or sessions close the Thursday prior to the start date of the camp or session. Online registration and payment is open until midnight the Thursday of each week for the next week’s camps or sessions. All registrations with a check or cash have to be done at the rec department office at 7900 Williston Road until 4:30 p.m. Thursday of each week for the next week’s camps. Camp registrations have to be paid in full at the time of registration.

Soccer Squirts

Soccer Squirts is a perfect introduction for children to soccer. Skills covered include dribbling, passing, shooting, stealing and more. Each session is taught through structured activities, fun games and scrimmages designed to ensure learning and, most importantly, fun. Instructors are from the U.S. Sports Institute. For children ages 3-5, Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 5-6 p.m. $99 residents/$104 nonresidents.

Parent & Me Soccer

Parent & Me Soccer is a fun and positive introduction to soccer for young children with a helping hand from mom or dad. With a parent participating by their side, kids will have fun learning the fundamental skills of soccer through structured activities, fun games and scrimmages. Instructors are from the U.S. Sports Institute. Ages 2-3, Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 5-6 p.m. $99 residents/$104 nonresidents.

Youth Golf Group Lessons

Do you want to share the love of golf with your child? If so, sign them up for these group lessons being offered by the Catamount Golf Center. Lessons include developing a grip and set up, full swing analysis and pitching, and chipping and putting techniques. Basic rules and etiquette are also taught. The instructor is PGA professional Dan Lehmann. For children ages 5-7, Tuesdays, July 10-31, 4-4:45 p.m; Ages 8-11, Wednesdays, July 11-Aug. 1, 5-5:45 p.m. $80 residents/$85 nonresidents.

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