Recreation and Parks

Community Garden Plots

Garden plots are available at the Williston Community Gardens off Mountain View Road, near Brennan Park. Plot sizes are: small, 15×10 feet; medium, 15×20 feet; and large, 15×30 feet. To register for a plot visit the for online registration. Plots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Plots are only available to Williston residents.

Adult Programs

Aquatic Fitness

This 12-week program will increase your cardiovascular fitness, endurance and overall strength while giving your bones and joints a rest. Aquatic exercise is the ideal activity for individuals with arthritis or who may be prone to injury. This program is held at the RehabGYM on Blair Park Road in Williston and instructed by RehabGYM staff. Ages 18-plus, Mondays, April 16-July 2, 5-6 p.m. Cost is $100 for residents/$105 for nonresidents.

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 for you to ask questions and share your own supermarket wisdom. Ages 18-plus, Wednesday, April 25, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $10 for residents/$15 for nonresidents.

Knitting for Adults

This program offers the basics for first-time knitters, as well as provides early and intermediate knitters with specific how-to and help with projects. Materials will be available for purchase at the first class, or bring your own. The program is held at The Knitting Circle in Essex Junction and the instructor is Christine Heavner. Ages 18-plus, Tuesdays, May 1-June 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $72 for residents/$77 for nonresidents.

Stuck On You: Creative Collage for Everyone

The only requirements for this class are spontaneity and the willingness to have fun. Come learn how to select images and compose unique collages. No previous art experience is required. The instructor is Cristina Clarimon-Alinder. Ages 18-plus, Thursdays, May 3-24, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $32 for residents/$37 for nonresidents.

Tennis Lessons

Are you looking to learn the game of tennis or hone your skills for some fun play? This group tennis program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player. Learn or fine tune your fundamental tennis strokes to include groundstrokes, volleys, serves and overheads. Instructors from The Edge tennis staff. Ages 16-plus, Thursdays, May 3-June 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $75 for residents/$80 for nonresidents.

Youth Programs

Babysitters Course

The American Red Cross babysitting course provides the opportunity to sharpen skills and become a safe, reliable babysitter. Participants learn leadership, professionalism, basic care, safety, safe play and basic first aid. The instructor is Karl Hubrich of North Country Health & Safety Institute. Ages 11-15, Monday, April 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $105 for residents/$110 for nonresidents.

Horseback Camp

The Livery Horse Farm is offering a three- or five-day camp during the April school break for beginners through advanced riders. The horses accommodate a variety of skill levels for children to safely learn on. The instructor is Kim Johansen, owner Livery Horse Farm. Ages 6-16, April 23-27, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Three days, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: $207 for residents/$212 for nonresidents. Five days- Monday-Friday: $337 for residents/$342 for nonresidents.

After School Programs

This is a list of after school programs that start the first week of May.

Knitting — Grades 3-8, Tuesdays, May 1-June 5, 2-3:30 p.m. $52 for residents/$57 for nonresidents.

LEGO EV3 Robotics L1 — Grades 4-6, Tuesdays, May 1-May 29, 2-3:30 p.m. $80 for residents/$85 for nonresidents

Young Rembrandts Drawing — Grades K-2, 1:40-3 p.m. and Grades 3-6, 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesdays, May 1-June 5,

$78 for residents/$83 for nonresidents.

Youth Tennis — Ages 6-8, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Ages 9-12, 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, May 3-June 7, $75 for residents/$80 for nonresidents.

Youth Tennis

With smaller courts, shorter racquets and balls that bounce lower, it’s easier for kids to play and develop a love for the sport. Taught by certified tennis professionals from The Edge. Players learn the basics for groundstrokes, volleys and serves. Ages 6-8, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Ages 9-12, 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, May 3-June 7, $75 for residents/$80 for nonresidents.

Parkour/Ninja Warrior/Trampoline Freestyle

This program covers basic climbing, jumping/vaulting and tumbling techniques to build strength and skills for our parkour/ninja obstacles. Children learn aerial awareness and body control on trampolines while practicing skills used in snowboarding and freestyle skiing. Instructed by Green Mountain Training Center staff. Ages 7-14, Wednesdays, May 2-23, 5:30-7 p.m. $89 for residents/$94 for nonresidents.