Recreation and Parks

Independence Day and more

For the July 4th celebration, a schedule of events can be found at


July 4th at 10 a.m. If you or your group wants to take part in the parade, please fill out a Parade Entry Form, found on our website and return to the Recreation Office before June 24.

Firecracker 5K Fun Run

The Annual Firecracker 5K Fun Run will be held on Sunday, July 3 at 6 p.m. Registration opens at 5 p.m. at the Community Park near the restrooms, or pre-register on the American Cancer Society website at All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Nordic Style event. Questions? Contact Matthew Goldweber at

Ice Cream Social

The Williston Historical Society will hold its traditional Ice Cream Social on July 3 at 7 p.m. It would appreciate community members’ help with two tasks.

1. Picking Strawberries: Meet at the Federated Church parking lot at 7 a.m. on Friday, July 1 to carpool to Paul Mazza’s gardens in Essex to pick strawberries. (In case of rain it will be July 2).

2. Ice Cream Scoopers. Scooping begins at 6:45 p.m. on the town green and has two shifts of one hour each. Please contact Terry Macaig at if you can help.

Adult Golf Clinics

Catamount Golf Center is offering group golf clinics. Proper grip, stance and swings will be covered. Join one or more as you progress through the skills and become a confident golfer. Instructor: Bill Boldwin, Golf Director. Ages 18 and up. Beginners and advanced beginners meet Tuesdays, June 21 to July 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Advanced beginners and intermediates meet Wednesdays, June 22-July 20, 6-7:30 p.m. $140 per session.

Track and Field

Participants will learn the basics of running, jumping, throwing and relays. There will be meets with other area recreation departments and a state meet. Great for those who love to run, jump and throw. Ages 7 to 15. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 15-July 23, 6:15-7:45 p.m. $50

Youth Fishing Clinic

This three-hour program includes information such as fish identification, parts of the rod and hook, lures and bait and how to stay safe while fishing. Everything kids learn will be put to use as they get the opportunity to fish. Instructors: The Fly Rod Shop Staff. Grades 1-8. Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $40

Summer Camp Highlights
– Art Camps

Book Arts! Handmade Books

Enticing papers become wonderful books for gifts, journals, or sketching. Learn to marbleize and make paste paper. Create beautiful, useful books: sew a sketchbook, Japanese Stab bindings and accordion fold books. Director: Liz Demas. Coed, Ages 6-15, Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $180.

Fairy/Gnome Houses and Paper Making

Create a miniature dwelling with accessories in a shoe box for a fairy or gnome and then make these enchanting little characters. Make beautiful new handmade paper from old paper and other natural materials. Director: Liz Demas. Coed, Ages 6-15, Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 1:00-4:30 p.m. $180.

Priceless Portraits and Painted Masterpieces

Explore painting methods, play with a variety of tools, techniques and learn ways to combine them. Watercolors, Tempera and acrylics will be blended and mixed for larger works on canvas. Director: Liz Demas. Coed, Ages 6-15, Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $180.

3D in Four Ways: Inside and Out

Be an indoor sculptor using materials like polymer clay, wood, plaster, wire and papier-mâché. Nails and wood glue will transform simple pine blocks into painted abstract forms. Create an armature wrapped in plaster. Director: Liz Demas. Coed, Ages 6-15, Monday-Friday, June 27- July 1, 1-4:30 p.m. $180.

Mudflat City

Clay monsters, robots, houses and leaves — everyone loves to play with clay. Mud season oozes over into summer as the art studio becomes ready for lots of messy fun. Roll, coil, pinch and slip several interesting clay pieces. Director; Liz Demas. Coed, Ages 6-15, Tuesday-Friday, July 5-8, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $180.

‘Mazing Mosaic Mirrors

Come learn about one of the oldest and most lasting of art forms, then design a project using the ancient decorative art of mosaic tile work on a wooden frame. Create patterns using colored glass and ceramic tiles. Director: Liz Demas. Coed, Ages 6-15, Tuesday-Friday, July 5-8, 1-4:30 p.m. $180.

Puppet Party

Dream up a character and then use your imagination to create a large rod puppet using papier- mâché, paint, fabric, dowels and accessories. Campers will work cooperatively writing a script for a short, informal production. Director: Liz Demas. Coed, Ages 6-15, Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $180.

Jazzy Jewelry

Jewelry projects to adorn the creator and give as gifts include wild wire art, clay beads, paper and glass beads, friendship and felted bracelets. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings you can wear right away.Director: Liz Demas. Coed, Ages 6-15, Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 1-4:30 p.m. $180.

Todd Goodwin is Williston’s recreation director. To learn more about the Williston Recreation and Parks Department, or email