August 17, 2018

Recreation and Parks

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.

Instructors Wanted

We are beginning work on the Fall/Winter Program Guide for September through February and are looking for any independent instructors who want to offer programs for adults, seniors, youth or preschoolers. We can offer programs in school spaces during after school hours and into the evening. We can also offer programs on Saturdays and during the day during school vacations. Or we can offer programs in a location that you have or know of that we can use. We would need to have all information and finalize offerings by Aug. 1 so that we can get it to the printers for an early August release of the Program Guide. If interested, email the Program Proposal Form, found on our website, willistonrec.org.

Wanted: Recreation Program Coordinator

The ideal candidate will be outgoing, energetic and self-motivated, will enjoy working with the 50+ generation and have a background in youth sports. The position is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and supervising recreation programs for the Williston community, with an emphasis on organizing and implementing quality programs for the 50+ active generation and assisting with the supervision of youth sports programs. Position schedule: 20 hours per week, with flexible days, nights and weekend times. Pay: Based on experience. Position is open until filled. First review of applicants will be July 30. Send a cover letter and resume to recreation@willistonvt.org or mail to 7900 Williston Road.

Adult Programs

Savvy Supermarket Shopping

Walk through each department of Hannaford with a registered dietitian to discover the foods that offer the best nutrition. Learn the ins and outs of unit pricing, label reading and how to spot marketing hype. There will be time to ask questions and share your own supermarket wisdom. This is a Hannaford Supermarket program with dietitian and nutritionist Joanne Heidkamp. Ages 18-plus, Wednesday, July 25, 6:30-8 p.m. $10 residents/$15 nonresidents.

50+ Golden Grooves

Come join this fun, aerobic workout that will have you grooving to the oldies, as well as current music, and 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 Williston Federated Church. The instructor is Toni Kunker. Ages 50-plus, Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m. Register at 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 uses a variety of workout aids: chairs, weighted ball, floor ladder and bench step (all provided) to keep the class stimulating and fun. The program is held at the Williston Federated Church. The instructor is Toni Kunker. Ages 50-plus, Tuesday and Thursday, 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.

Enrichment Camps

The following sports, specialty and technology camps are available: tennis and golf camps, STEAM drawing camp, Lego engineering and gadgets & contraptions camps, wicked cool science camp, vet school camps and horse camps.

Quickstart Tiny Tennis

Fun lessons designed to introduce kids, with an adult, to the game of tennis working with colorful props that aid with visual tracking and motor skills. Equipment is scaled down and balls are slower moving to ensure success in this non-competitive program. The instructor is Ila Sewall of GymKids. Ages 3-8, Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-17, 6-6:45 p.m. $47 residents/$52 nonresidents.

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