Recreation and Parks

By Todd Goodwin

Adult Programs

Voice-Overs…Now is your time!

Hear Brian Thon LIVE as he illustrates how you could begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films and videos. Brian will show you a unique, outside-of-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there. This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time. and with practically no overhead. Ages 18 and up, Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $30.

Light ‘N’ Lively Mind and Body Exercise

Challenge yourself with this fun and social program. Each class begins with lively brain teasers, trivia and word games to stimulate and exercise memory and attention. A light, seated exercise time will provide the opportunity to engage and maintain your body in an energizing way. You will leave the class feeling light ‘n’ lively! Program held at Old Brick Church with Kathleen Cota. Ages 50+. Wednesdays, Oct. 28- Nov. 18, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $34.

Halloween Arrangement Workshop

Treat yourself to this beautiful fall arrangement with a spooky twist—it is no trick! Join Registered Horticultural Therapist and Master Gardener Donna Covais, who will guide you in building a gorgeous arrangement for yourself or to give as a gift. In addition, you will learn how to use the powerful effects of plant activities to reduce stress and improve your sense of wellbeing. Blind since age 40, Donna a former florist will inspire and motivate you. No experience necessary and all supplies are included. Ages 18 and up, Saturday, Oct. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $45.

Fitness Programs

Gentle Yoga: Ages 18 and up. Mondays and Wednesdays, September – May, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $60 for eight-visit punch card.

Boot Camp: Ages 16 and up. Tuesdays and Thursdays, September – May, 6-7 p.m. $60 for eight-visit punch card.

Circuit Fit: Ages 16 and up. Thursdays, Oct. 29 – Nov. 19, 8-9 a.m. $65. Fridays, Oct. 30- Nov. 20 7-8 a.m. $65.

Redcord Fit: Ages 16 and up. Mondays, Oct. 26 – Nov. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $65.

Senior Strength Training: Ages 50+, Tuesdays or Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Year round. First class free, pricing and registration available at first class.

Zumba Gold: Ages 45+, Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. or Fridays, 10-11:00 a.m. Year round. First class free, pricing and registration available at first class.

Youth Programs

Young Rembrandts Fall Drawing

We’ll capture all of the colors of fall and more. Our rainbow giraffe seemingly captures the entire spectrum of colors in a very stylized drawing. Fun drawings will teach how to properly color with colored pencils. We’ll also take an imaginary journey to Paris as we draw the Eiffel Tower and learn about the master artist Peter Max. Kindergarten – grade 2 will focus on developing basic drawing and artist skills while grades 3-6 will focus on enhancing drawing skills and more advanced artistic concepts. K – grade 2, Thursdays, Oct. 15 – Dec. 10, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Grades 3-6, Tuesdays, Oct. 13 – Dec. 8, 3 – 4 p.m. $90.


The Recreation Department and Green Mountain Training Center are teaming up to offer this introductory gymnastics program. Older children will have the opportunity to learn and use the vault, bars, balance beam, floor exercise, tumble track and in-ground foam pit. Younger children will be introduced to movement and tumbling. A parent is required to be on the floor with his 3- or 4-year-old child. Children will be split into three different age groups. Ages 3-4, 5-7 and 8-12. All groups meet Saturdays, Oct. 24 – Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. $65.

Movement & Mindfulness Adventures

This four-week program will encourage students to learn about their learning style, personal and social strengths and their physical fitness abilities. Students will explore different stress reduction exercises to build strength, balance and flexibility and breathing practices to promote focus and increase concentration. Grades 3-5, Wednesdays, Oct. 28 – Nov. 18, 3 – 4:30 p.m. $90.

Todd Goodwin is the Williston Recreation and Parks director.