Hinesburg Recreation News

Hinesburg Recreation youth basketball

The youth basketball program is for grades K-6 and held in the Hinesburg Community School gymnasium. K-2 coed focus on skills and play in-house, age-appropriate “scrimmages” at stations. Grades 3-6 have one mid-week practice and play home and away games within the greater Burlington area through Champlain Valley Recreation Association Jan. 4 through Feb. 15, 2020.

Kindergarten & Grade 1 Coed: Sat. 8-9 a/m.

Grade 2 Coed: Sat. 9-10 a/m.

Grade 3&4 boys: Sat. am 10-11:15 a.m. and Mon. 6:30-8 p.m.

Grade 3&4 girls: Sat. 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wed. 6:30-8 p.m.

Grade 5&6 boys: Sat. 12:30-1:45 p.m. and Thurs. 6:30-8 p.m.

Grade 5&6 girls: Sat. afternoon 1:45-3 p.m. and Tues. 6:30-8 p.m.

Dates: Dec. 7, 2019 – Feb. 8, 2020 (K-2 grade)

Dec. 7, 2019 – Feb. 15, 2020 (3-6 grade)

Cost: Early Incentive rate of $45 by Nov. 15 and $55 after.

Deadline is Nov. 29.

Please contact the Hinesburg Rec Dept. if you’re interested in coaching or assisting. A volunteer form must be completed prior to the start of the season.

Please note that practice times are proposed and subject to change due to coaches’ schedules. If there are changes you will be notified via e-mail.

No practices/games when Hinesburg Community School is not in session.

For questions, contact Hinesburg Rec Dept. at hinesburgrec@gmavt.net or 482-2281 ext. 230.

Let’s Go Fishing

The program teaches families how to have fun fishing while using proper skills, ethics, respect for resources and responsibility to know the rules. Participants learn water ecology, fish identification, habitat needs and how to find fish. They learn to use fishing gear with hands on casting and making a lure you can take home. There will be time to practice with live fishing. This is a parent/child program. All materials supplied. Instructor: Chuck Goller

Ages 6-14 and an adult

Where: Location TBA

When: Sat. Oct. 5

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Free, but pre-registration required.

Literature and the arts with Susan Lepple

Join Susan for a creative approach to exploring children’s literature. Through the use of fine art, movement, assemblage, drama, and music, students will experience and explore quality children’s literature that is silly, thought-provoking, creative, and caring. Students may create sculptures like Alexander Calder, create and perform theatrical shows, move, groove and draw to musical beats, make hats like Madame Chapeau, or be inspired to expressively paint. Each session includes six new books and 6 new creative experiences.

Who: Grades 1-4

When: Wednesdays, Oct.16 – Nov. 20

Time: 2:45-4:30 p.m.

Location: First floor classroom in Hinesburg Community School White Building

Maximum students: 10

Cost: $120

After-school junior golf program with Coach Ryan

Junior golfers are the future of our game and PGA Professional Ryan Taraskiewicz has worked with hundreds of children teaching them the importance of life skills through the use of golf as a tool. Cedar Knoll Country Club has a perfect practice facility for kids to learn golf while having fun. Taraskiewicz has developed exceptional junior golf programs and wants to bring his experience to your child. Hinesburg Community School students may ride the bus to Cedar Knoll Country Club and equipment is available to use at no extra charge. There is also an option to store clubs for the week.

When: Tues. and Thurs. or Wed. and Fri.

Where: Cedar Knoll Golf Course

Ages: K-8

Time: Session 2: Tues. 2:30 – 5 p.m. and Thurs. 3:30 – 5 p.m. is Oct. 8 – Oct. 31.

Session 2: Wed. and Fri., 3:30-5 p.m. is Oct. 9 – Nov. 1

Cost: Tues/Thurs – $250 and Wed/Fri – $190

After-school horseback riding

Enjoy horseback riding lessons and so much more with Kim Johansen at Livery Stables. Lessons are for beginning to early intermediate riders. In addition, Johansen and staff will instruct children on basic horse care, tacking, feeding, watering, and all that happens in the horse barn. Take the bus from Hinesburg Community School to Livery Stables, located at 601 Lavigne Hill Rd., right after school. Please be sure to send a permission note with your child to ride the bus, pack a snack for your hungry rider, and send boots and barn clothes.

Who: Grades k-8

When: Tues. Session 2 is Oct. 15 – Nov. 19

Fri. Session 2 is Oct. 25 – Nov. 22

Where: Livery Stables, located at 601 Lavigne Hill Rd., Hinesburg.

Time: Tues. 2-4:30 p.m. and Fri. 3-4:30 p.m.

Cost: Tues. Session 2 is $220

Fri. Session 2 is $120 More information can be found at www.liveryhorsefarm.com

Maximum: 8 participants per day.

Middle School Riders Club

Join the middle school horse club at Livery Stables! Riders can count on expanding their skills to include more advanced riding techniques, along with an introduction to drill team. More riding and more options for the rider that wants to navigate to the next level in horsemanship.

Who: Grades 5-8

When: Mondays Session 2 is Oct. 21 – Nov. 18

Where: Livery Stables, located at 601 Lavigne Hill Rd., Hinesburg.

Time: 3-5 pm

Cost: Session 2 is $145

Safe Sitter Courses

Safe Sitter prepares teens to be safe when they’re home alone, watching siblings or babysitting. The course offers four main content areas: safety skills, child care skills, first aid and rescue skills and life and susiness skills. Lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Teens will practice choking rescue and diapering. Instructor Kacey Greene, Rec Program Coordinator. Register for one date that works best for your child. Register with the town offering the program.

Williston – Friday, Oct. 18 Register at www.willistonrec.org

Hinesburg – Sat., Nov. 2 www.hinesburgrec.com

Shelburne – Saturday, Dec. 14

AARP Smart Driver Course

AARP Driver Safety offers the nation’s first and largest refresher course designated specifically for older drivers. Course participants may even receive a multi-year insurance discount. Participants will learn research-based safety strategies to reduce likelihood of having a crash. Learn how aging, medications, alcohol, and other health-related issues affect driving ability and ways to adjust to allow for these changes. Increase your confidence, know how to drive safely when sharing the road, learn the newest safety and advanced features of vehicles, learn when driving may no longer be safe and explore other ways to travel.

Who: 55 years and older

Where: 1st floor conference room at Town Hall

When: Tuesday, Oct. 22

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: AARP members $15 & non-members $20. Register with HRD, but checks are payable to AARP. Please bring lunch. We’ll supply coffee, tea, and a homemade goodie.

To register for programs go to www.hinesburgre.com.

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