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Monday January 21, 2019
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM    Vacation Camps & In-service Days - Early Drop Off
Looking for a fun, active day for your kids when they're off from school? Send them to Vacation Day Camp! The St. Albans Recreation Department provides day camp options on school breaks and teacher in-services days. We provide fun for kids from Kindergarten all the way to 8th grade. They'll have a blast playing games, making new friends (and seeing old ones), making great arts/ crafts, hitting up the movies, going on field trips, and having great entertainment presentations. Dress for the weather because we'll be spending part of each day outdoors. Pack a good lunch and snacks to keep fueled up for all this fun.  Vacation Camp entrance is the back door - across from the basketball courts.Each day includes a great mix of activity, both inside and out, down time, art, food creation and just plain fun! Keep in mind the schedule is tentative and subject to change depending on a variety of reasons including weather, transportation, and outdoor conditions. We look at the forecast and make the best use of the circumstances :)Flexible scheduling!You asked for it!  Families can now choose which days they would like to sign up for Vacation Camp!  Pick whichever days work with your schedule!  Sign up for 1 day or the whole break. Feel free to reach out to us anytime. 802-524-1500 extension *268. 
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Vacation Camps & In-service Days - Martin Luther King Day Camp
Looking for a fun, active day for your kids when they're off from school? Send them to Vacation Day Camp! The St. Albans Recreation Department provides day camp options on school breaks and teacher in-services days. We provide fun for kids from Kindergarten all the way to 8th grade. They'll have a blast playing games, making new friends (and seeing old ones), making great arts/ crafts, hitting up the movies, going on field trips, and having great entertainment presentations. Dress for the weather because we'll be spending part of each day outdoors. Pack a good lunch and snacks to keep fueled up for all this fun.  Vacation Camp entrance is the back door - across from the basketball courts.Each day includes a great mix of activity, both inside and out, down time, art, food creation and just plain fun! Keep in mind the schedule is tentative and subject to change depending on a variety of reasons including weather, transportation, and outdoor conditions. We look at the forecast and make the best use of the circumstances :)Flexible scheduling!You asked for it!  Families can now choose which days they would like to sign up for Vacation Camp!  Pick whichever days work with your schedule!  Sign up for 1 day or the whole break. Feel free to reach out to us anytime. 802-524-1500 extension *268. 
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Vacation Camps & In-service Days - Late pickup
Looking for a fun, active day for your kids when they're off from school? Send them to Vacation Day Camp! The St. Albans Recreation Department provides day camp options on school breaks and teacher in-services days. We provide fun for kids from Kindergarten all the way to 8th grade. They'll have a blast playing games, making new friends (and seeing old ones), making great arts/ crafts, hitting up the movies, going on field trips, and having great entertainment presentations. Dress for the weather because we'll be spending part of each day outdoors. Pack a good lunch and snacks to keep fueled up for all this fun.  Vacation Camp entrance is the back door - across from the basketball courts.Each day includes a great mix of activity, both inside and out, down time, art, food creation and just plain fun! Keep in mind the schedule is tentative and subject to change depending on a variety of reasons including weather, transportation, and outdoor conditions. We look at the forecast and make the best use of the circumstances :)Flexible scheduling!You asked for it!  Families can now choose which days they would like to sign up for Vacation Camp!  Pick whichever days work with your schedule!  Sign up for 1 day or the whole break. Feel free to reach out to us anytime. 802-524-1500 extension *268. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Hula Hooping Cardio and Core! - January Hula Hoop Cardio & Core - 4 classes
Instructor: Rachel Whiting   HoopnoticaFiT is a low to no impact cardio that strengthens your core and tones the entire body for beginners to intermediate.Health benefits of hooping:You'll burn through excess inches; increase your metabolism; strengthen your core; decrease back pain; as well as tones arms and improve confidence. Also, hooping is a great stress relief and helps foster creativity.Is it hard to learn?Some moves are more challenging than others. You'll be surprised how easy the basics are, and have fun learning the more intermediate moves as well.Is it hard on the joints?Hoopnotica is Zero to low impact aerobics. It is so easy on the joints, even seniors and pregnant women can enjoy Hoopnotica.What if I can't Hoop?Hoopnotica uses larger, weighted hoops that are easier to use than kids hoops. 99% of people find that within 5 minutes of trying they can hoop like they did as a kid.Occasionally, due to events in St. Albans City Hall Auditorium this class has to be moved to an alternate location.  Check in - Rachel will know and we'll post changes here as well as send emails to all registered participants.Drop in rate:  $10 for residents of St. Albans & Fairfield, $15 non-residents.Love the class?  Register by the month and save $$
 
Tuesday January 22, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Digital Café - Week 3 - Facebook
A fun and laid back way to get current with all the new electronics and what they have to offer. This program will be a once a week meeting to go over new topics relating to the modern day digital age we all live in. This program will cater mainly to beginners who do not have much experience with modern day electronics. Each day will have a different topic with time for Q&A at the end. Coffee and water will be offered each morning to anyone who is interested. Sign up online or register/ pay in person the day of the class. Week 1 - Mobile Phones/ Tablets - January 8th, 2019 - A lot has changed since the day of the flip phone when all phones could do is call and maybe text (if you were lucky). Now are phones are mini-computers that can do all sorts of handy things you may not know. Whether you have an iPhone or an android, LG, Apple or Samsung this course will help you get the most out of that expensive little device.  Week 2 - Laptops - January 15th, 2019 - For those who have a laptop or home computer/office, laptops and desktop computers are always great to have around. They have more storage, more power, a bigger screen and better multitasking capabilities. They are great for storing and editing images, large music collections or writing your own blog pieces. Have a huge CD collections, learn to transfer all you music into the digital age. Pictures of the family that you want to use. Transfer them to your computer and make your own Christmas cards, print them out, or post them to your page for friends to see.  Week 3 - Facebook - January 22th, 2019 - How many times have we all heard this, "I saw this on Facebook". Whether we like it or not Facebook is the standard for sharing photos, thoughts, information and contacts. Re-connect with old friends, post pictures you have taken or share what you have done recently. This class will show you how to put together your page as well as some of the tools Facebook has that can be used for FREE!Week 4 - Email - January 29th, 2019 - The days of paying to send a note or letter to someone else far away and waiting a week for it to get there are long gone. Of course the sincerity and meaning behind a hand written note will always be there, but the speed and cost (free!) of email has made it a staple in every persons daily life. Learn ways to share information or pictures, ask questions and set up meetings all within minutes for FREE with email. 
 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Dance & Tumble! - Dance & Tumble
Dance & Tumble for kids ages 2 - 4 years old!Join us in this fun and energetic way to explore movement and dance.  We will skip, hop, twist, roll and tumble our wiggles out! Dance & Tumble runs on Tuesday mornings at St. Albans City Hall Auditorium for 7 weeks.Each session is 30 minutes long.Instructor:  Rachel Bilodeau - Owner, Director & Instructor of Studio 3 Dance Studio.No sessions on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 or Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLC Email: deb@goldstardog.com Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her. Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc., as an adviser on dog training and behavior to the organization’s Board of Directors and author of articles for their newsletter and educational programs. She’s happy to answer any questions about classes—so drop her an e-mail if you have any! We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268.--Only ONE additional family member may attend with the person who is enrolled; one adult (18 or older) will be the primary handler/be allowed to hold the leash in class.--That additional family member must be 14 or older (if under 18, can only observe).DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLS This is our "ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED DOG CLASS" , This 6-week basic class covers all you need to:1. UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG: through learning how your dog communicates and why he does what he does--includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog 2. HAVE A WELL-BEHAVED DOG: yes, we cover the basic obedience stuff--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use well after the class ends 3. BOND WITH YOUR DOG: through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE! BEYOND BASICS - Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class (or approval from the instructor)(Dog Training) 5-week class. Time to take off the training wheels! This class is the next step after our Basic Training and Social Skills. This class takes your training to the next level. What’s the next level? Well, that’s the beauty of this class- You decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced version of each exercise. This permits perfect fit training for you and your dog! If your dog’s heeling is fantastic, we’ll help you take it to the next level. If your sits are still a challenge, we’ll go back a level and reinforce the basics. The atmosphere is supportive yet challenging. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals. Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog TrainingNEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy!So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  The course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test, but also for working successfully as a therapy dogs team.  The course is taught by Deb, who has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005. Gold Star Dog Training’s 6-week course will:1. Teach you and your dog the skill sfor passing a therapy dog test (such as leave it, loose-leash walking, attention work, polite greetings and more);2. Give you the tools and know-how to work safely and effectively on duty as a therapy dog team;3. Teach you how to be an excellent dog handler; and4. Help you develop a close working relationship with your dog. This course is suitable for people and dogs:- Working toward therapy dog certification;- Already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and- Looking for skills that are useful for anyone wanting to work his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Requirements/Policies for Therapy Dog course1. Dogs must have completed the Gold Star Dog Training Basic/Essentials course (completion of Beyond Basics highly recommended);exceptions may be made by contacting the instructor before registering for the course.2. Dogs are expected to have a solid foundation in obedience and skills taught in the Basic/Essentials and the Beyond Basics courses.3. Dogs must be social with people, tolerant of dogs, and not show any signs of aggression or reactivity. Dogs with reactivity, aggression/history of aggression, anxiety, or fearfulness are not good candidates for this course (the instructor reserves the right to remove a dog from the course, without refund).4. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 5. This course is designed to give general guidance on the skills best suited for therapy dog work and common elements on most tests. Therapy dog organizations may have different requirements or may emphasize different skills, and some may have additional requirements that limit a dog’s ability to become certified (e.g., unacceptable training equipment, breed-specific restrictions, raw meat diet restrictions).  It is up to the dog owner to research and understand these for the therapy dog organization s/he chooses.6. Dogs do not attend the first class. 7. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies).8. See general policy document for additional requirements, such as equipment restrictions, guests in class, etc. (https://www.goldstardog.com/findclass/). *Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE!  
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLC Email: deb@goldstardog.com Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her. Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc., as an adviser on dog training and behavior to the organization’s Board of Directors and author of articles for their newsletter and educational programs. She’s happy to answer any questions about classes—so drop her an e-mail if you have any! We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268.--Only ONE additional family member may attend with the person who is enrolled; one adult (18 or older) will be the primary handler/be allowed to hold the leash in class.--That additional family member must be 14 or older (if under 18, can only observe).DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLS This is our "ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED DOG CLASS" , This 6-week basic class covers all you need to:1. UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG: through learning how your dog communicates and why he does what he does--includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog 2. HAVE A WELL-BEHAVED DOG: yes, we cover the basic obedience stuff--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use well after the class ends 3. BOND WITH YOUR DOG: through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE! BEYOND BASICS - Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class (or approval from the instructor)(Dog Training) 5-week class. Time to take off the training wheels! This class is the next step after our Basic Training and Social Skills. This class takes your training to the next level. What’s the next level? Well, that’s the beauty of this class- You decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced version of each exercise. This permits perfect fit training for you and your dog! If your dog’s heeling is fantastic, we’ll help you take it to the next level. If your sits are still a challenge, we’ll go back a level and reinforce the basics. The atmosphere is supportive yet challenging. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals. Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog TrainingNEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy!So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  The course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test, but also for working successfully as a therapy dogs team.  The course is taught by Deb, who has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005. Gold Star Dog Training’s 6-week course will:1. Teach you and your dog the skill sfor passing a therapy dog test (such as leave it, loose-leash walking, attention work, polite greetings and more);2. Give you the tools and know-how to work safely and effectively on duty as a therapy dog team;3. Teach you how to be an excellent dog handler; and4. Help you develop a close working relationship with your dog. This course is suitable for people and dogs:- Working toward therapy dog certification;- Already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and- Looking for skills that are useful for anyone wanting to work his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Requirements/Policies for Therapy Dog course1. Dogs must have completed the Gold Star Dog Training Basic/Essentials course (completion of Beyond Basics highly recommended);exceptions may be made by contacting the instructor before registering for the course.2. Dogs are expected to have a solid foundation in obedience and skills taught in the Basic/Essentials and the Beyond Basics courses.3. Dogs must be social with people, tolerant of dogs, and not show any signs of aggression or reactivity. Dogs with reactivity, aggression/history of aggression, anxiety, or fearfulness are not good candidates for this course (the instructor reserves the right to remove a dog from the course, without refund).4. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 5. This course is designed to give general guidance on the skills best suited for therapy dog work and common elements on most tests. Therapy dog organizations may have different requirements or may emphasize different skills, and some may have additional requirements that limit a dog’s ability to become certified (e.g., unacceptable training equipment, breed-specific restrictions, raw meat diet restrictions).  It is up to the dog owner to research and understand these for the therapy dog organization s/he chooses.6. Dogs do not attend the first class. 7. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies).8. See general policy document for additional requirements, such as equipment restrictions, guests in class, etc. (https://www.goldstardog.com/findclass/). *Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE!  
 
Wednesday January 23, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Yoga with Nicole - Wednesday yoga with Nicole - Single Session
Classes entail deliberate, focused, and free movement beginning with a guided meditation for grounding purposes and ending with a whole body relaxation. Intentional breath work and tension release play a major role in each class. Classes are designed and facilitated by Nicole to meet each person where they are at, and to bring all out of the mind and into the body. Nicole currently calls her practice Moving Insight, as she bounces back and forth between being a Psychology bookworm and being a professional mover. In 2008, she earned a BA in Psychology and went to work right away as a Therapeutic Mentor and Family Case Manager in Massachusetts. She eventually uprooted and moved to Utah and began training vigorously to satisfy her dream of becoming a Professional Dancer. While working at a therapeutic day care and studying to earn her Personal Training certificate, she brought that dream to life by performing with the Utah Grizzlies Ice Girls in 2011-2012. Later, during a brief transition as a Personal Trainer, Nicole's fierce curiosity about developing therapeutic tools to help herself and others through emotional (and physical!) healing pulled her deeper into the yoga world. Her training for professional dance, and exploration in acrobatic circus arts, began to slow down a year after she traveled to Bali, Indonesia to earn her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2014. She has since quit her "day job" in the Human Services/Social Work field as well as her "dream job" as a performer to dedicate time to her personal healing journey. She hopes to share her impactful discoveries and insights with others because she believes in the art of movement as a tool of healing through life's circumstances.Yoga class on December 19th will be at the Barlow Street Community center. No Yoga on December 26th, 2018
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 2 Options! - St. Albans Jr. High Nordic
St. Albans Jr. High Nordic This is an instructional program is for middle schoolers – Grades 5-8 to learn to XC ski.  The program will be run by former BFA Skier Cody Putnam with support from current BFA coach Scott Magnan & current BFA Nordic team members. We’ll start mid January – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out.  Each participant must have their own skis and equipment and should wear a headlamp as we lose sunlight early in the day.   Locations may change depending on where the snow is so families are asked to follow the coach's blog for practice location information.  A link will be provided below.  Participants in this program are encouraged to also participate in Thursday evening ski sessions listed below. Participants will learn basics of ski care and waxing.There are race opportunities for middle school skiers,  Coaches Magnan and Putnam will address that interest on an individual basis as skiers develop and show interest.Not sure what to get for equipment? There will be a meeting with the coaches on Tuesday 12/11/18 5:30-6:30pm at Barlow Street Community Center to talk about equipment needs. We will have information regarding rental packages available from The Ski Rack and Alpine Shop and special team discounts for our skiers. $59 for Residents, $79 for non-residents Learn to XC Ski – for Everyone!  This program is for everyone!  A more laid back form of guidance for little kids just starting out to adults hitting the trail for the first time.  Participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing and will work together learning this fantastic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Program will start Mid January and run throughout the winter as long as the snow holds out.  First session is Thursday January 17, 2019 at Hard’ack at 5:00pm.  Participants should wear headlamps as it gets dark early.All participants must be pre-registered and must have their own equipment.  Classes will be run by former BFA Nordic Skier Cody Putnam.$59 for residents, $79 for non-residents.
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Nerf Games! - Nerf Games - January - Superhero Edition
The Nerf games program is designed for young players, from grade 2 through 8, to be able to participate in a fun team building environment with specific objectives to build skills such as strategic thinking, respect, honesty, relationship building, helping, sharing, etc in a fun game environment. Players are split on two teams and based on the game type they are asked to then work together to complete the objective of the game with their team. Roles can be formed to accomplish each of the objectives and referee's are there during these games to help facilitate honesty and to make sure everyone is playing by the rules of the game. Sample Game Types - Capture the Flag- Elimination- Medic- HeadquartersThis year each session will be independent of each other. Sign up for one or all of them depending on what works for you. We have tried to do different days of the week to see what works best for people. Please note that some weeks are themed (Jersey night, Halloween night) if your kid chooses we encourage them to dress with the theme but it is not required. Themed Nights10/30  Halloween edition - Kids can wear any Halloween costume they want. 11/14 Special Forces edition - Kids wear camo clothing and any Army, Military, hunting gear they choose.12/12 - Jersey Night - Kids wear their favorite sports team shirt or jersey. 1/10 - Fortnite Edition - Kids can dress up as Fortnite players, bring their favorite dance. Shield potion and slurp juice will be available. 1/23 - Superhero Edition - Kids dress up as their favorite superhero or wear superhero themed clothing. Register below! ALL participants must be pre-registered. Participants please bring- Nerf Blaster (if you have one, if not we have some to provide)- Sneakers to change into and out of snowy dirty bootsWe will provide- Darts- Eye Protection- Fun
 
Thursday January 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 2 Options! - Nordic Ski Lessons for Everyone!
St. Albans Jr. High Nordic This is an instructional program is for middle schoolers – Grades 5-8 to learn to XC ski.  The program will be run by former BFA Skier Cody Putnam with support from current BFA coach Scott Magnan & current BFA Nordic team members. We’ll start mid January – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out.  Each participant must have their own skis and equipment and should wear a headlamp as we lose sunlight early in the day.   Locations may change depending on where the snow is so families are asked to follow the coach's blog for practice location information.  A link will be provided below.  Participants in this program are encouraged to also participate in Thursday evening ski sessions listed below. Participants will learn basics of ski care and waxing.There are race opportunities for middle school skiers,  Coaches Magnan and Putnam will address that interest on an individual basis as skiers develop and show interest.Not sure what to get for equipment? There will be a meeting with the coaches on Tuesday 12/11/18 5:30-6:30pm at Barlow Street Community Center to talk about equipment needs. We will have information regarding rental packages available from The Ski Rack and Alpine Shop and special team discounts for our skiers. $59 for Residents, $79 for non-residents Learn to XC Ski – for Everyone!  This program is for everyone!  A more laid back form of guidance for little kids just starting out to adults hitting the trail for the first time.  Participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing and will work together learning this fantastic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Program will start Mid January and run throughout the winter as long as the snow holds out.  First session is Thursday January 17, 2019 at Hard’ack at 5:00pm.  Participants should wear headlamps as it gets dark early.All participants must be pre-registered and must have their own equipment.  Classes will be run by former BFA Nordic Skier Cody Putnam.$59 for residents, $79 for non-residents.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Guitar Fundamentals - 13 and up beginner lessons - Guitar Fundamentals
Guitar Fundamentals This beginner’s guitar class is designed to help you get to know your guitar and get playing! We’ll go over some basic techniques for care and maintenance of your instrument as well as how to tune your guitar and change the strings. We will also learn simple chords and strumming patterns as well as some introductory music theory to help develop a musical vocabulary. Beyond that the exact path of the course material will be determined by the interest and skills of the group but potential topics could include: scales and melodic patterns, singing and playing simultaneously, group/ensemble playing or song writing techniques. There is plenty to learn we just have to get playing first! Students will need to bring their own acoustic guitar.Instructor Bio:Hi! I am a native of Franklin County and a St. Albans resident since 2010. I have been playing guitar and singing in bands for just over 20 years. I currently play as a solo artist and as the singer/guitarist in the rock group Near North. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a focus in songwriting, arranging and production. As a guitar teacher I promote practical musicianship which to me means getting students to love playing and cultivate a sense of musicality that allows them to effectively communicate musical ideas regardless of their technical ability.
 
Friday January 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Dungeons and Dragons 5e Edition - Dungeons and Dragons 5e 2018/19
Become the master wizard you have always wanted and use your intelligence, wisdom and light crossbow to aid the curious tabaxi in striking down the ugly hill giant. Or become a monk that uses his dexterity and strength to help the lizardfolk slay the fierce Demogorgon. St. Albans Recreation will be hosting its fourth session of Dungeons and Dragons at the Barlow Community Center. This program will be run by Kevin Laddison who has lots of experience in running these types of games. See below for a description and check out the Facebook link HERE to see updated information. All participants must be registered. Registration fee covers all 6 sessions, use of the space and the DnD subscription to avoid making everyone bring the paper book. Feel free to bring one if you have one. Kids ages 10 and up are welcome but must have the energy and concentration to stay up during the sessions (7-11pm). See below for a description from Kevin's Facebook group. Below is a description of the current game. Welcome back to the Village of Essex! You've heard of, or participated in, a number of adventures nearby recently. The guard battles against the Twig Blights, the rescue of the living wood Wizard Sharwyn from the Twilight Fortress, and the rescue of the frozen dairy product merchants Jen and Barry from beneath the Ruined Moathouse to name a few successes. But remember that Spugnoir the Wizard was lost to a watery grave beneath the Moathouse, which may still be under the control of the Evil Ohioans. And what possibly-winged creatures have been ripping the hearts out of families across the area? If you are new to the game please contact the DM, Kevin Laddison (802-598-6757), immediately after registration to gain access to the Facebook group for the game, as well as the DnD Beyond campaign link so that we can work together to build your character before the first meeting! 
 
Saturday January 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Open Gym - Come and Play! - Family Registration
It's cold but there's no snow...what's a mom or dad to do?  Bring the kids to open gym at city hall!  A fantastic chance for the kids to run, play and see friends while moms, dads and caregivers can catch up. Open gym runs on Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am  Different play equipment will be rotated throughout the program.  Any of the following fun games may be present depending on the week. Tunnels, Hula Hoops, Big Blue Blocks, Bounce House, Parachute and Hop Balls. Open gym is supervised by Recreation Staff members, however parents must stay with child, no drop offs :)Pre-register below or pay as you go at the door!      
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Open Gym - Come and Play! - Single child registration
It's cold but there's no snow...what's a mom or dad to do?  Bring the kids to open gym at city hall!  A fantastic chance for the kids to run, play and see friends while moms, dads and caregivers can catch up. Open gym runs on Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am  Different play equipment will be rotated throughout the program.  Any of the following fun games may be present depending on the week. Tunnels, Hula Hoops, Big Blue Blocks, Bounce House, Parachute and Hop Balls. Open gym is supervised by Recreation Staff members, however parents must stay with child, no drop offs :)Pre-register below or pay as you go at the door!      
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Learn to Sew - Kids Can Sew!
Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing!  In this first class you will learn all about your machine, or mine, and you will go home with your first completed project.“Kids Can Sew”Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew.  The “Kids Can Sew®” program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to sew using a unique curriculum that instructs children to use a sewing machine, read patterns and sew a complete wardrobe and a few crafts in eight two-hour sessions. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading, following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in class. The curriculum packets containing all the patterns are provided as part of the registration fee.Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher and entrepreneur, has been a  registered “Kids Can Sew & Craft®” instructor since the early 90’s successfully bringing the program to the Lexington, MA school system and Joann’s stores in Massachusetts and in Vermont.  Her love of sewing and teaching has encouraged her to turn her retirement into a “rewirement” sharing her skills with a new generation.Adults and Teens Sewing SessionSewing is experiencing a resurgence!  Come join in the fun! A new eight-week, two-hour sewing session is forming for teens and adults that will introduce and/or strengthen sewing skills.  New machines are provided or you may use your own. The program will cover the basics of sewing and move on to sewing clothing, gifts, and home decor. Quilting basics and machine embroidery will be covered.  Focus will be on clothing for the cooler weather for adults and children, holiday decor, gifts and quilting. You may choose your own projects or follow a set curriculum. The session is run by Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher, entrepreneur and long-time registered “Kids Can Sew® and Craft” instructor.Learn these skills and more.. Learn to set up your machine for sewing Learn the parts of the machine Learn how to thread the top spool of thread Learn how to fill a bobbin and load it Learn how to troubleshoot the above areas Learn proper placement of your hands for sewing Learn how to sew straight lines Learn to to pivot corners Learn how to reverse stitch Learn about the special stitches and special features of your machine or mine.
 
Sunday January 27, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Bird Walks with Bridget Butler - Waterfowl of Lake Champlain 1/27/19
Join Bird Diva, Bridget Butler for monthly bird excursions this fall and winter!  We'll tour various birding hot-spots by van and take advantage of seasonal bird phenomenon. Each day trip will take you to a new location where we'll take short, easy walks to learn about snow geese, waterfowl, and boreal birds. Participants register for each session separately - so you can pick and choose which dates work for you.  Attend one or all!  You'll meet a great bunch of people while enjoying the outdoors. Waterfowl of Lake Champlain - Sunday, January 27th 8am-5pmA day trip to cruise Lake Champlain for winter waterfowl and bald eagles.  We'll head south to the broader part of the lake to look for wintering ducks and gulls, while scanning roadsides and fields for Snow Buntings, Lapland Longspurs and more!  During this trip we'll be in and out of the van with limited walking. Sunday, March 31st   8am-5pmThis year we'll switch it up and head to Victory Bog Important Bird Area, another boreal bird hotspot!  We'll be on the lookout for birds like the Gray Jay, Spruce Grouse, Boreal Chickadee, and Black-backed Woodpecker.  We'll stop at various spots for short easy walks along roads and trails.All trips meet at the Barlow Street Community Center and the van will depart from there.  Please dress for the weather and bring extra clothing. We will make a stop for food, however, you should bring some food and plenty of water. If you have them, we encourage you to bring your field guide, binoculars, camera, and any other optics gear you might want that day. Your guide will have a scope for participants to share. NEED 8 participants for each trip to run! Limited to 10.
 
Monday January 28, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Hula Hooping Cardio and Core! - January Hula Hoop Cardio & Core - 4 classes
Instructor: Rachel Whiting   HoopnoticaFiT is a low to no impact cardio that strengthens your core and tones the entire body for beginners to intermediate.Health benefits of hooping:You'll burn through excess inches; increase your metabolism; strengthen your core; decrease back pain; as well as tones arms and improve confidence. Also, hooping is a great stress relief and helps foster creativity.Is it hard to learn?Some moves are more challenging than others. You'll be surprised how easy the basics are, and have fun learning the more intermediate moves as well.Is it hard on the joints?Hoopnotica is Zero to low impact aerobics. It is so easy on the joints, even seniors and pregnant women can enjoy Hoopnotica.What if I can't Hoop?Hoopnotica uses larger, weighted hoops that are easier to use than kids hoops. 99% of people find that within 5 minutes of trying they can hoop like they did as a kid.Occasionally, due to events in St. Albans City Hall Auditorium this class has to be moved to an alternate location.  Check in - Rachel will know and we'll post changes here as well as send emails to all registered participants.Drop in rate:  $10 for residents of St. Albans & Fairfield, $15 non-residents.Love the class?  Register by the month and save $$
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Learn to Sew - Sewing 101
Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing!  In this first class you will learn all about your machine, or mine, and you will go home with your first completed project.“Kids Can Sew”Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew.  The “Kids Can Sew®” program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to sew using a unique curriculum that instructs children to use a sewing machine, read patterns and sew a complete wardrobe and a few crafts in eight two-hour sessions. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading, following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in class. The curriculum packets containing all the patterns are provided as part of the registration fee.Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher and entrepreneur, has been a  registered “Kids Can Sew & Craft®” instructor since the early 90’s successfully bringing the program to the Lexington, MA school system and Joann’s stores in Massachusetts and in Vermont.  Her love of sewing and teaching has encouraged her to turn her retirement into a “rewirement” sharing her skills with a new generation.Adults and Teens Sewing SessionSewing is experiencing a resurgence!  Come join in the fun! A new eight-week, two-hour sewing session is forming for teens and adults that will introduce and/or strengthen sewing skills.  New machines are provided or you may use your own. The program will cover the basics of sewing and move on to sewing clothing, gifts, and home decor. Quilting basics and machine embroidery will be covered.  Focus will be on clothing for the cooler weather for adults and children, holiday decor, gifts and quilting. You may choose your own projects or follow a set curriculum. The session is run by Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher, entrepreneur and long-time registered “Kids Can Sew® and Craft” instructor.Learn these skills and more.. Learn to set up your machine for sewing Learn the parts of the machine Learn how to thread the top spool of thread Learn how to fill a bobbin and load it Learn how to troubleshoot the above areas Learn proper placement of your hands for sewing Learn how to sew straight lines Learn to to pivot corners Learn how to reverse stitch Learn about the special stitches and special features of your machine or mine.
 
Tuesday January 29, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Digital Café - Week 4 - Email
A fun and laid back way to get current with all the new electronics and what they have to offer. This program will be a once a week meeting to go over new topics relating to the modern day digital age we all live in. This program will cater mainly to beginners who do not have much experience with modern day electronics. Each day will have a different topic with time for Q&A at the end. Coffee and water will be offered each morning to anyone who is interested. Sign up online or register/ pay in person the day of the class. Week 1 - Mobile Phones/ Tablets - January 8th, 2019 - A lot has changed since the day of the flip phone when all phones could do is call and maybe text (if you were lucky). Now are phones are mini-computers that can do all sorts of handy things you may not know. Whether you have an iPhone or an android, LG, Apple or Samsung this course will help you get the most out of that expensive little device.  Week 2 - Laptops - January 15th, 2019 - For those who have a laptop or home computer/office, laptops and desktop computers are always great to have around. They have more storage, more power, a bigger screen and better multitasking capabilities. They are great for storing and editing images, large music collections or writing your own blog pieces. Have a huge CD collections, learn to transfer all you music into the digital age. Pictures of the family that you want to use. Transfer them to your computer and make your own Christmas cards, print them out, or post them to your page for friends to see.  Week 3 - Facebook - January 22th, 2019 - How many times have we all heard this, "I saw this on Facebook". Whether we like it or not Facebook is the standard for sharing photos, thoughts, information and contacts. Re-connect with old friends, post pictures you have taken or share what you have done recently. This class will show you how to put together your page as well as some of the tools Facebook has that can be used for FREE!Week 4 - Email - January 29th, 2019 - The days of paying to send a note or letter to someone else far away and waiting a week for it to get there are long gone. Of course the sincerity and meaning behind a hand written note will always be there, but the speed and cost (free!) of email has made it a staple in every persons daily life. Learn ways to share information or pictures, ask questions and set up meetings all within minutes for FREE with email. 
 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM    Dance & Tumble! - Dance & Tumble
Dance & Tumble for kids ages 2 - 4 years old!Join us in this fun and energetic way to explore movement and dance.  We will skip, hop, twist, roll and tumble our wiggles out! Dance & Tumble runs on Tuesday mornings at St. Albans City Hall Auditorium for 7 weeks.Each session is 30 minutes long.Instructor:  Rachel Bilodeau - Owner, Director & Instructor of Studio 3 Dance Studio.No sessions on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 or Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLC Email: deb@goldstardog.com Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her. Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc., as an adviser on dog training and behavior to the organization’s Board of Directors and author of articles for their newsletter and educational programs. She’s happy to answer any questions about classes—so drop her an e-mail if you have any! We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268.--Only ONE additional family member may attend with the person who is enrolled; one adult (18 or older) will be the primary handler/be allowed to hold the leash in class.--That additional family member must be 14 or older (if under 18, can only observe).DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLS This is our "ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED DOG CLASS" , This 6-week basic class covers all you need to:1. UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG: through learning how your dog communicates and why he does what he does--includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog 2. HAVE A WELL-BEHAVED DOG: yes, we cover the basic obedience stuff--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use well after the class ends 3. BOND WITH YOUR DOG: through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE! BEYOND BASICS - Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class (or approval from the instructor)(Dog Training) 5-week class. Time to take off the training wheels! This class is the next step after our Basic Training and Social Skills. This class takes your training to the next level. What’s the next level? Well, that’s the beauty of this class- You decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced version of each exercise. This permits perfect fit training for you and your dog! If your dog’s heeling is fantastic, we’ll help you take it to the next level. If your sits are still a challenge, we’ll go back a level and reinforce the basics. The atmosphere is supportive yet challenging. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals. Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog TrainingNEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy!So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  The course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test, but also for working successfully as a therapy dogs team.  The course is taught by Deb, who has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005. Gold Star Dog Training’s 6-week course will:1. Teach you and your dog the skill sfor passing a therapy dog test (such as leave it, loose-leash walking, attention work, polite greetings and more);2. Give you the tools and know-how to work safely and effectively on duty as a therapy dog team;3. Teach you how to be an excellent dog handler; and4. Help you develop a close working relationship with your dog. This course is suitable for people and dogs:- Working toward therapy dog certification;- Already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and- Looking for skills that are useful for anyone wanting to work his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Requirements/Policies for Therapy Dog course1. Dogs must have completed the Gold Star Dog Training Basic/Essentials course (completion of Beyond Basics highly recommended);exceptions may be made by contacting the instructor before registering for the course.2. Dogs are expected to have a solid foundation in obedience and skills taught in the Basic/Essentials and the Beyond Basics courses.3. Dogs must be social with people, tolerant of dogs, and not show any signs of aggression or reactivity. Dogs with reactivity, aggression/history of aggression, anxiety, or fearfulness are not good candidates for this course (the instructor reserves the right to remove a dog from the course, without refund).4. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 5. This course is designed to give general guidance on the skills best suited for therapy dog work and common elements on most tests. Therapy dog organizations may have different requirements or may emphasize different skills, and some may have additional requirements that limit a dog’s ability to become certified (e.g., unacceptable training equipment, breed-specific restrictions, raw meat diet restrictions).  It is up to the dog owner to research and understand these for the therapy dog organization s/he chooses.6. Dogs do not attend the first class. 7. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies).8. See general policy document for additional requirements, such as equipment restrictions, guests in class, etc. (https://www.goldstardog.com/findclass/). *Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE!  
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Voice Over Class - Voice Over Class
Shouldn't You Be Doing Voice-overs? Voice-overs are hot today! You don't have to be an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn't hurt! With such notable talent as Tina Fey and Morgan Freeman lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so! In this class, you'll learn about an exciting (and not much talked about) way to work on your own terms, on your own turf, with virtually no overhead, and potentially make more money than you've ever made before! Brian Thon, a successful voice-over artist himself, will share his expertise and insight, give you a great overview of both the structure of the industry, and how you can be a part of it, either part-time, or full-time. If you have a decent speaking voice, you won't want to miss this class. I could be a game changer!
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLC Email: deb@goldstardog.com Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her. Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc., as an adviser on dog training and behavior to the organization’s Board of Directors and author of articles for their newsletter and educational programs. She’s happy to answer any questions about classes—so drop her an e-mail if you have any! We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268.--Only ONE additional family member may attend with the person who is enrolled; one adult (18 or older) will be the primary handler/be allowed to hold the leash in class.--That additional family member must be 14 or older (if under 18, can only observe).DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLS This is our "ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED DOG CLASS" , This 6-week basic class covers all you need to:1. UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG: through learning how your dog communicates and why he does what he does--includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog 2. HAVE A WELL-BEHAVED DOG: yes, we cover the basic obedience stuff--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use well after the class ends 3. BOND WITH YOUR DOG: through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE! BEYOND BASICS - Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class (or approval from the instructor)(Dog Training) 5-week class. Time to take off the training wheels! This class is the next step after our Basic Training and Social Skills. This class takes your training to the next level. What’s the next level? Well, that’s the beauty of this class- You decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced version of each exercise. This permits perfect fit training for you and your dog! If your dog’s heeling is fantastic, we’ll help you take it to the next level. If your sits are still a challenge, we’ll go back a level and reinforce the basics. The atmosphere is supportive yet challenging. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals. Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog TrainingNEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy!So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  The course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test, but also for working successfully as a therapy dogs team.  The course is taught by Deb, who has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005. Gold Star Dog Training’s 6-week course will:1. Teach you and your dog the skill sfor passing a therapy dog test (such as leave it, loose-leash walking, attention work, polite greetings and more);2. Give you the tools and know-how to work safely and effectively on duty as a therapy dog team;3. Teach you how to be an excellent dog handler; and4. Help you develop a close working relationship with your dog. This course is suitable for people and dogs:- Working toward therapy dog certification;- Already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and- Looking for skills that are useful for anyone wanting to work his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Requirements/Policies for Therapy Dog course1. Dogs must have completed the Gold Star Dog Training Basic/Essentials course (completion of Beyond Basics highly recommended);exceptions may be made by contacting the instructor before registering for the course.2. Dogs are expected to have a solid foundation in obedience and skills taught in the Basic/Essentials and the Beyond Basics courses.3. Dogs must be social with people, tolerant of dogs, and not show any signs of aggression or reactivity. Dogs with reactivity, aggression/history of aggression, anxiety, or fearfulness are not good candidates for this course (the instructor reserves the right to remove a dog from the course, without refund).4. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 5. This course is designed to give general guidance on the skills best suited for therapy dog work and common elements on most tests. Therapy dog organizations may have different requirements or may emphasize different skills, and some may have additional requirements that limit a dog’s ability to become certified (e.g., unacceptable training equipment, breed-specific restrictions, raw meat diet restrictions).  It is up to the dog owner to research and understand these for the therapy dog organization s/he chooses.6. Dogs do not attend the first class. 7. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies).8. See general policy document for additional requirements, such as equipment restrictions, guests in class, etc. (https://www.goldstardog.com/findclass/). *Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE!  
 
Wednesday January 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Yoga with Nicole - Wednesday yoga with Nicole - Single Session
Classes entail deliberate, focused, and free movement beginning with a guided meditation for grounding purposes and ending with a whole body relaxation. Intentional breath work and tension release play a major role in each class. Classes are designed and facilitated by Nicole to meet each person where they are at, and to bring all out of the mind and into the body. Nicole currently calls her practice Moving Insight, as she bounces back and forth between being a Psychology bookworm and being a professional mover. In 2008, she earned a BA in Psychology and went to work right away as a Therapeutic Mentor and Family Case Manager in Massachusetts. She eventually uprooted and moved to Utah and began training vigorously to satisfy her dream of becoming a Professional Dancer. While working at a therapeutic day care and studying to earn her Personal Training certificate, she brought that dream to life by performing with the Utah Grizzlies Ice Girls in 2011-2012. Later, during a brief transition as a Personal Trainer, Nicole's fierce curiosity about developing therapeutic tools to help herself and others through emotional (and physical!) healing pulled her deeper into the yoga world. Her training for professional dance, and exploration in acrobatic circus arts, began to slow down a year after she traveled to Bali, Indonesia to earn her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2014. She has since quit her "day job" in the Human Services/Social Work field as well as her "dream job" as a performer to dedicate time to her personal healing journey. She hopes to share her impactful discoveries and insights with others because she believes in the art of movement as a tool of healing through life's circumstances.Yoga class on December 19th will be at the Barlow Street Community center. No Yoga on December 26th, 2018
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 2 Options! - St. Albans Jr. High Nordic
St. Albans Jr. High Nordic This is an instructional program is for middle schoolers – Grades 5-8 to learn to XC ski.  The program will be run by former BFA Skier Cody Putnam with support from current BFA coach Scott Magnan & current BFA Nordic team members. We’ll start mid January – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out.  Each participant must have their own skis and equipment and should wear a headlamp as we lose sunlight early in the day.   Locations may change depending on where the snow is so families are asked to follow the coach's blog for practice location information.  A link will be provided below.  Participants in this program are encouraged to also participate in Thursday evening ski sessions listed below. Participants will learn basics of ski care and waxing.There are race opportunities for middle school skiers,  Coaches Magnan and Putnam will address that interest on an individual basis as skiers develop and show interest.Not sure what to get for equipment? There will be a meeting with the coaches on Tuesday 12/11/18 5:30-6:30pm at Barlow Street Community Center to talk about equipment needs. We will have information regarding rental packages available from The Ski Rack and Alpine Shop and special team discounts for our skiers. $59 for Residents, $79 for non-residents Learn to XC Ski – for Everyone!  This program is for everyone!  A more laid back form of guidance for little kids just starting out to adults hitting the trail for the first time.  Participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing and will work together learning this fantastic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Program will start Mid January and run throughout the winter as long as the snow holds out.  First session is Thursday January 17, 2019 at Hard’ack at 5:00pm.  Participants should wear headlamps as it gets dark early.All participants must be pre-registered and must have their own equipment.  Classes will be run by former BFA Nordic Skier Cody Putnam.$59 for residents, $79 for non-residents.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Ski & Ride Lessons for Beginners at Hard'ack - Snowboard Lessons
Learn to ski & ride at Hard'ack. BFA Varsity Ski Team and BFA Snowboard Team combine forces to teach ski & ride lessons at Hard'ack.  The hill is closed to the public for these special nights of lessons. Only kids registered for programming will be allowed to ski/ride. The hill will be closed immediately following lessons.  Bundle up and join us - 'cause if you can ski/ride Hard'ack you can go anywhere! Each participant must supply their own equipment. Lessons are weather (snow :)) dependant. These lessons are for beginners.Our philosophy?  We want this to be a great introductory experience for participants.  We have the hill for one hour, however if it is extremely cold lessons may run 30-45 minutes depending upon how the kids are holding up.  It's not fun when you're freezing :(  Program Note:  Please understand that this schedule is subject to change due to hill/weather conditions as well as changes to the competition schedule of the team members who instruct the classes.  We're all at the mercy of the elements and will try to keep you informed as quickly as possible of any necessary changes.
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Cheer Team! - Cheer Team! - Winter/ Spring Session
CHEER TEAM Cheer and tumble!! Dance!! Great team experience!!  No Stunting!!  Get Strong!!   **Non-Competitive program for boys and girls!**  Welcome Fall/Winter!  In these two sessions, we'll perform at University Mall, for area sports teams including St. Michael's College, and anywhere we can bring the spirit!  Lots of community building fun!  All events are family friendly and enjoyable for all!This exciting program stresses fun, self-awareness and community involvement! What can your body DO? How strong can we get? Participants in Cheer Team will learn dance, poise, arm motions, jumps, chants, cheers and some mat skills. Learn or perfect moves such as cartwheels/roundoffs, and work on flexibility! You will also learn teamwork, play games, and form groups to develop cheers and dances!  All moves are appropriate, and cheers/dances are sharp looking, yet easy to learn.Outreach to others is an important part of our work, and we often perform for seniors and charity events.  Do you have an idea for an event? Let us know!! Uniforms can be purchased IF DESIRED for about $45 for the skirt, shell and bow. All kids will need black shirts/shorts, white socks/sneakers. "Bow to Toe" uniform packages are also available for a very reasonable price and includes all of the above. .Pom-Poms are available to use during events.   Please call/text the instructor at 802 233-6862 with any questions. Price of class includes all events!!Ages: 5-11 Location: City Hall Auditorium, some practice will take place at the Barlow Street Community Center, see the schedule for specific dates. When: 10 WeeksFall/ Winter Session: October 17th - January 16th (No Classes October 31st (Halloween), November 21st (Thanksgiving), December 26th (Christmas). Winter/ Spring Session: January 30th - April 10th (No Class on February 27th)Instructor:  Ila Sewall of GymKids Academy, IncNOTE: Cheer Team does not practice during school vacations or when school is canceled. Upcoming Cheer Events:Coming soonCheer Team 2017 at Dairy FestTrying to stay warm while cheering on our Sap Runners!A nice practice in the Taylor Park!All lined up to Cheer!
 
Thursday January 31, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 2 Options! - Nordic Ski Lessons for Everyone!
St. Albans Jr. High Nordic This is an instructional program is for middle schoolers – Grades 5-8 to learn to XC ski.  The program will be run by former BFA Skier Cody Putnam with support from current BFA coach Scott Magnan & current BFA Nordic team members. We’ll start mid January – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out.  Each participant must have their own skis and equipment and should wear a headlamp as we lose sunlight early in the day.   Locations may change depending on where the snow is so families are asked to follow the coach's blog for practice location information.  A link will be provided below.  Participants in this program are encouraged to also participate in Thursday evening ski sessions listed below. Participants will learn basics of ski care and waxing.There are race opportunities for middle school skiers,  Coaches Magnan and Putnam will address that interest on an individual basis as skiers develop and show interest.Not sure what to get for equipment? There will be a meeting with the coaches on Tuesday 12/11/18 5:30-6:30pm at Barlow Street Community Center to talk about equipment needs. We will have information regarding rental packages available from The Ski Rack and Alpine Shop and special team discounts for our skiers. $59 for Residents, $79 for non-residents Learn to XC Ski – for Everyone!  This program is for everyone!  A more laid back form of guidance for little kids just starting out to adults hitting the trail for the first time.  Participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing and will work together learning this fantastic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Program will start Mid January and run throughout the winter as long as the snow holds out.  First session is Thursday January 17, 2019 at Hard’ack at 5:00pm.  Participants should wear headlamps as it gets dark early.All participants must be pre-registered and must have their own equipment.  Classes will be run by former BFA Nordic Skier Cody Putnam.$59 for residents, $79 for non-residents.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Guitar Fundamentals - 13 and up beginner lessons - Guitar Fundamentals
Guitar Fundamentals This beginner’s guitar class is designed to help you get to know your guitar and get playing! We’ll go over some basic techniques for care and maintenance of your instrument as well as how to tune your guitar and change the strings. We will also learn simple chords and strumming patterns as well as some introductory music theory to help develop a musical vocabulary. Beyond that the exact path of the course material will be determined by the interest and skills of the group but potential topics could include: scales and melodic patterns, singing and playing simultaneously, group/ensemble playing or song writing techniques. There is plenty to learn we just have to get playing first! Students will need to bring their own acoustic guitar.Instructor Bio:Hi! I am a native of Franklin County and a St. Albans resident since 2010. I have been playing guitar and singing in bands for just over 20 years. I currently play as a solo artist and as the singer/guitarist in the rock group Near North. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a focus in songwriting, arranging and production. As a guitar teacher I promote practical musicianship which to me means getting students to love playing and cultivate a sense of musicality that allows them to effectively communicate musical ideas regardless of their technical ability.
 
Friday February 1, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Basketball for Kids Age 4 and Grades K - 4 - Basketball - Coed 3 & 4th Grade (Team 1) 8:00-9:00am
St. Albans Recreation basketball program is aligned with NBA JR. & USA Basketball.  Those organizations are committed to helping shape a youth basketball environment that prioritizes the health and well-being of young athletes and promotes their enjoyment and development of the gameOur coed basketball programming is for kids starting at age 4 and in grades K through 4. Four year old, Kindergarten and Grades 1 & 2  meets once a week on Sundays at SACS. Grades 3 & 4 practice twice a week - on Sundays at SACS and on Friday evenings at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center - Court 4.   Each program session is based on introducing and practicing the basics of basketball with fun drills and skill development in an encouraging environment.  Please note that practices are for registered participants only.  If siblings will be attending practices they must be seated with an adult.  Not on the court and not in other parts of the building. 
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Basketball for Kids Age 4 and Grades K - 4 - Basketball - Coed 3 & 4th Grade (Team 2) 9:00-10:00am
St. Albans Recreation basketball program is aligned with NBA JR. & USA Basketball.  Those organizations are committed to helping shape a youth basketball environment that prioritizes the health and well-being of young athletes and promotes their enjoyment and development of the gameOur coed basketball programming is for kids starting at age 4 and in grades K through 4. Four year old, Kindergarten and Grades 1 & 2  meets once a week on Sundays at SACS. Grades 3 & 4 practice twice a week - on Sundays at SACS and on Friday evenings at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center - Court 4.   Each program session is based on introducing and practicing the basics of basketball with fun drills and skill development in an encouraging environment.  Please note that practices are for registered participants only.  If siblings will be attending practices they must be seated with an adult.  Not on the court and not in other parts of the building. 
 
Saturday February 2, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Open Gym - Come and Play! - Family Registration
It's cold but there's no snow...what's a mom or dad to do?  Bring the kids to open gym at city hall!  A fantastic chance for the kids to run, play and see friends while moms, dads and caregivers can catch up. Open gym runs on Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am  Different play equipment will be rotated throughout the program.  Any of the following fun games may be present depending on the week. Tunnels, Hula Hoops, Big Blue Blocks, Bounce House, Parachute and Hop Balls. Open gym is supervised by Recreation Staff members, however parents must stay with child, no drop offs :)Pre-register below or pay as you go at the door!      
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Open Gym - Come and Play! - Single child registration
It's cold but there's no snow...what's a mom or dad to do?  Bring the kids to open gym at city hall!  A fantastic chance for the kids to run, play and see friends while moms, dads and caregivers can catch up. Open gym runs on Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am  Different play equipment will be rotated throughout the program.  Any of the following fun games may be present depending on the week. Tunnels, Hula Hoops, Big Blue Blocks, Bounce House, Parachute and Hop Balls. Open gym is supervised by Recreation Staff members, however parents must stay with child, no drop offs :)Pre-register below or pay as you go at the door!      
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Rascals Art - Rascals Art - February 2
Art is a natural activity to support  free play in children. The freedom to manipulate different materials in an organic and unstructured way allows for exploration and experimentation. These artistic endeavors are not only fun, but educational as well. Art allows kids to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life, but also for learning. What are the benefits of  art?Fine motor skills. Grasping pencils, crayons, chalk and paintbrushes helps children develop their fine motor muscles. This development will help your child with writing, buttoning a coat and other tasks that require controlled movements.Cognitive development. Art can help children learn and practice skills like patterning and cause and effect (i.e., “If I push very hard with a crayon the color is darker.”). They can also practice critical thinking skills by making a mental plan or picture of what they intend to create and following through on their plan.Math skills. Children can learn, create and begin to understand concepts like size, shape, making comparisons, counting and spatial reasoning.Language skills. As children describe and share their artwork, as well as their process, they develop language skills. You can encourage this development by actively listening and asking open-ended questions in return. It is also a great opportunity to learn new vocabulary words regarding their project (i.e., texture).Free expression is good for overall health and well-being. Ages 4-8    9:45am-10:30am
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Learn to Sew - Kids Can Sew!
Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing!  In this first class you will learn all about your machine, or mine, and you will go home with your first completed project.“Kids Can Sew”Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew.  The “Kids Can Sew®” program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to sew using a unique curriculum that instructs children to use a sewing machine, read patterns and sew a complete wardrobe and a few crafts in eight two-hour sessions. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading, following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in class. The curriculum packets containing all the patterns are provided as part of the registration fee.Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher and entrepreneur, has been a  registered “Kids Can Sew & Craft®” instructor since the early 90’s successfully bringing the program to the Lexington, MA school system and Joann’s stores in Massachusetts and in Vermont.  Her love of sewing and teaching has encouraged her to turn her retirement into a “rewirement” sharing her skills with a new generation.Adults and Teens Sewing SessionSewing is experiencing a resurgence!  Come join in the fun! A new eight-week, two-hour sewing session is forming for teens and adults that will introduce and/or strengthen sewing skills.  New machines are provided or you may use your own. The program will cover the basics of sewing and move on to sewing clothing, gifts, and home decor. Quilting basics and machine embroidery will be covered.  Focus will be on clothing for the cooler weather for adults and children, holiday decor, gifts and quilting. You may choose your own projects or follow a set curriculum. The session is run by Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher, entrepreneur and long-time registered “Kids Can Sew® and Craft” instructor.Learn these skills and more.. Learn to set up your machine for sewing Learn the parts of the machine Learn how to thread the top spool of thread Learn how to fill a bobbin and load it Learn how to troubleshoot the above areas Learn proper placement of your hands for sewing Learn how to sew straight lines Learn to to pivot corners Learn how to reverse stitch Learn about the special stitches and special features of your machine or mine.
 
Monday February 4, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Hula Hooping Cardio and Core! - February Hula Hoop Cardio & Core - 4 classes
Instructor: Rachel Whiting   HoopnoticaFiT is a low to no impact cardio that strengthens your core and tones the entire body for beginners to intermediate.Health benefits of hooping:You'll burn through excess inches; increase your metabolism; strengthen your core; decrease back pain; as well as tones arms and improve confidence. Also, hooping is a great stress relief and helps foster creativity.Is it hard to learn?Some moves are more challenging than others. You'll be surprised how easy the basics are, and have fun learning the more intermediate moves as well.Is it hard on the joints?Hoopnotica is Zero to low impact aerobics. It is so easy on the joints, even seniors and pregnant women can enjoy Hoopnotica.What if I can't Hoop?Hoopnotica uses larger, weighted hoops that are easier to use than kids hoops. 99% of people find that within 5 minutes of trying they can hoop like they did as a kid.Occasionally, due to events in St. Albans City Hall Auditorium this class has to be moved to an alternate location.  Check in - Rachel will know and we'll post changes here as well as send emails to all registered participants.Drop in rate:  $10 for residents of St. Albans & Fairfield, $15 non-residents.Love the class?  Register by the month and save $$
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Learn to Sew - Sewing 101
Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing!  In this first class you will learn all about your machine, or mine, and you will go home with your first completed project.“Kids Can Sew”Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew.  The “Kids Can Sew®” program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to sew using a unique curriculum that instructs children to use a sewing machine, read patterns and sew a complete wardrobe and a few crafts in eight two-hour sessions. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading, following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in class. The curriculum packets containing all the patterns are provided as part of the registration fee.Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher and entrepreneur, has been a  registered “Kids Can Sew & Craft®” instructor since the early 90’s successfully bringing the program to the Lexington, MA school system and Joann’s stores in Massachusetts and in Vermont.  Her love of sewing and teaching has encouraged her to turn her retirement into a “rewirement” sharing her skills with a new generation.Adults and Teens Sewing SessionSewing is experiencing a resurgence!  Come join in the fun! A new eight-week, two-hour sewing session is forming for teens and adults that will introduce and/or strengthen sewing skills.  New machines are provided or you may use your own. The program will cover the basics of sewing and move on to sewing clothing, gifts, and home decor. Quilting basics and machine embroidery will be covered.  Focus will be on clothing for the cooler weather for adults and children, holiday decor, gifts and quilting. You may choose your own projects or follow a set curriculum. The session is run by Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher, entrepreneur and long-time registered “Kids Can Sew® and Craft” instructor.Learn these skills and more.. Learn to set up your machine for sewing Learn the parts of the machine Learn how to thread the top spool of thread Learn how to fill a bobbin and load it Learn how to troubleshoot the above areas Learn proper placement of your hands for sewing Learn how to sew straight lines Learn to to pivot corners Learn how to reverse stitch Learn about the special stitches and special features of your machine or mine.
 
Tuesday February 5, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    CPR - Heartsaver CPR Classes - CPR & AED Adult/Child/Infant
The courses are presented by an American Heart Association (AHA) Instructor for the instruction of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic recognition of medical emergencies.  Course completion cards are valid for two years. Every class covers both certification and re-certification. Heartsaver® CPR AED is an instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. Heartsaver CPR –  teaches CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for adults, infants, and children; intended for lay responders.This class can be catered to your needs.  You can come to this course for certification in Adults, Children and Infants or just Adults or just Children and Infants.Heartsaver CPR Recertification – reviews the skills learned in Heartsaver CPR.  The AHA will recertify individuals previously certified by the American Red Cross.  This class can be catered to your needs.  You can come to this course for certification in Adults, Children and Infants or just Adults or just Children and Infants.Classes at Barlow Street Community Center, 2nd Floor
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLC Email: deb@goldstardog.com Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her. Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc., as an adviser on dog training and behavior to the organization’s Board of Directors and author of articles for their newsletter and educational programs. She’s happy to answer any questions about classes—so drop her an e-mail if you have any! We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268.--Only ONE additional family member may attend with the person who is enrolled; one adult (18 or older) will be the primary handler/be allowed to hold the leash in class.--That additional family member must be 14 or older (if under 18, can only observe).DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLS This is our "ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED DOG CLASS" , This 6-week basic class covers all you need to:1. UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG: through learning how your dog communicates and why he does what he does--includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog 2. HAVE A WELL-BEHAVED DOG: yes, we cover the basic obedience stuff--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use well after the class ends 3. BOND WITH YOUR DOG: through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE! BEYOND BASICS - Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class (or approval from the instructor)(Dog Training) 5-week class. Time to take off the training wheels! This class is the next step after our Basic Training and Social Skills. This class takes your training to the next level. What’s the next level? Well, that’s the beauty of this class- You decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced version of each exercise. This permits perfect fit training for you and your dog! If your dog’s heeling is fantastic, we’ll help you take it to the next level. If your sits are still a challenge, we’ll go back a level and reinforce the basics. The atmosphere is supportive yet challenging. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals. Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog TrainingNEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy!So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  The course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test, but also for working successfully as a therapy dogs team.  The course is taught by Deb, who has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005. Gold Star Dog Training’s 6-week course will:1. Teach you and your dog the skill sfor passing a therapy dog test (such as leave it, loose-leash walking, attention work, polite greetings and more);2. Give you the tools and know-how to work safely and effectively on duty as a therapy dog team;3. Teach you how to be an excellent dog handler; and4. Help you develop a close working relationship with your dog. This course is suitable for people and dogs:- Working toward therapy dog certification;- Already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and- Looking for skills that are useful for anyone wanting to work his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Requirements/Policies for Therapy Dog course1. Dogs must have completed the Gold Star Dog Training Basic/Essentials course (completion of Beyond Basics highly recommended);exceptions may be made by contacting the instructor before registering for the course.2. Dogs are expected to have a solid foundation in obedience and skills taught in the Basic/Essentials and the Beyond Basics courses.3. Dogs must be social with people, tolerant of dogs, and not show any signs of aggression or reactivity. Dogs with reactivity, aggression/history of aggression, anxiety, or fearfulness are not good candidates for this course (the instructor reserves the right to remove a dog from the course, without refund).4. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 5. This course is designed to give general guidance on the skills best suited for therapy dog work and common elements on most tests. Therapy dog organizations may have different requirements or may emphasize different skills, and some may have additional requirements that limit a dog’s ability to become certified (e.g., unacceptable training equipment, breed-specific restrictions, raw meat diet restrictions).  It is up to the dog owner to research and understand these for the therapy dog organization s/he chooses.6. Dogs do not attend the first class. 7. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies).8. See general policy document for additional requirements, such as equipment restrictions, guests in class, etc. (https://www.goldstardog.com/findclass/). *Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE!  
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLC Email: deb@goldstardog.com Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her. Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc., as an adviser on dog training and behavior to the organization’s Board of Directors and author of articles for their newsletter and educational programs. She’s happy to answer any questions about classes—so drop her an e-mail if you have any! We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268.--Only ONE additional family member may attend with the person who is enrolled; one adult (18 or older) will be the primary handler/be allowed to hold the leash in class.--That additional family member must be 14 or older (if under 18, can only observe).DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLS This is our "ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED DOG CLASS" , This 6-week basic class covers all you need to:1. UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG: through learning how your dog communicates and why he does what he does--includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog 2. HAVE A WELL-BEHAVED DOG: yes, we cover the basic obedience stuff--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use well after the class ends 3. BOND WITH YOUR DOG: through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE! BEYOND BASICS - Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class (or approval from the instructor)(Dog Training) 5-week class. Time to take off the training wheels! This class is the next step after our Basic Training and Social Skills. This class takes your training to the next level. What’s the next level? Well, that’s the beauty of this class- You decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced version of each exercise. This permits perfect fit training for you and your dog! If your dog’s heeling is fantastic, we’ll help you take it to the next level. If your sits are still a challenge, we’ll go back a level and reinforce the basics. The atmosphere is supportive yet challenging. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals. Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog TrainingNEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy!So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  The course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test, but also for working successfully as a therapy dogs team.  The course is taught by Deb, who has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005. Gold Star Dog Training’s 6-week course will:1. Teach you and your dog the skill sfor passing a therapy dog test (such as leave it, loose-leash walking, attention work, polite greetings and more);2. Give you the tools and know-how to work safely and effectively on duty as a therapy dog team;3. Teach you how to be an excellent dog handler; and4. Help you develop a close working relationship with your dog. This course is suitable for people and dogs:- Working toward therapy dog certification;- Already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and- Looking for skills that are useful for anyone wanting to work his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Requirements/Policies for Therapy Dog course1. Dogs must have completed the Gold Star Dog Training Basic/Essentials course (completion of Beyond Basics highly recommended);exceptions may be made by contacting the instructor before registering for the course.2. Dogs are expected to have a solid foundation in obedience and skills taught in the Basic/Essentials and the Beyond Basics courses.3. Dogs must be social with people, tolerant of dogs, and not show any signs of aggression or reactivity. Dogs with reactivity, aggression/history of aggression, anxiety, or fearfulness are not good candidates for this course (the instructor reserves the right to remove a dog from the course, without refund).4. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 5. This course is designed to give general guidance on the skills best suited for therapy dog work and common elements on most tests. Therapy dog organizations may have different requirements or may emphasize different skills, and some may have additional requirements that limit a dog’s ability to become certified (e.g., unacceptable training equipment, breed-specific restrictions, raw meat diet restrictions).  It is up to the dog owner to research and understand these for the therapy dog organization s/he chooses.6. Dogs do not attend the first class. 7. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies).8. See general policy document for additional requirements, such as equipment restrictions, guests in class, etc. (https://www.goldstardog.com/findclass/). *Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE!  
 
Wednesday February 6, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Yoga with Nicole - Wednesday yoga with Nicole - Single Session
Classes entail deliberate, focused, and free movement beginning with a guided meditation for grounding purposes and ending with a whole body relaxation. Intentional breath work and tension release play a major role in each class. Classes are designed and facilitated by Nicole to meet each person where they are at, and to bring all out of the mind and into the body. Nicole currently calls her practice Moving Insight, as she bounces back and forth between being a Psychology bookworm and being a professional mover. In 2008, she earned a BA in Psychology and went to work right away as a Therapeutic Mentor and Family Case Manager in Massachusetts. She eventually uprooted and moved to Utah and began training vigorously to satisfy her dream of becoming a Professional Dancer. While working at a therapeutic day care and studying to earn her Personal Training certificate, she brought that dream to life by performing with the Utah Grizzlies Ice Girls in 2011-2012. Later, during a brief transition as a Personal Trainer, Nicole's fierce curiosity about developing therapeutic tools to help herself and others through emotional (and physical!) healing pulled her deeper into the yoga world. Her training for professional dance, and exploration in acrobatic circus arts, began to slow down a year after she traveled to Bali, Indonesia to earn her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2014. She has since quit her "day job" in the Human Services/Social Work field as well as her "dream job" as a performer to dedicate time to her personal healing journey. She hopes to share her impactful discoveries and insights with others because she believes in the art of movement as a tool of healing through life's circumstances.Yoga class on December 19th will be at the Barlow Street Community center. No Yoga on December 26th, 2018
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 2 Options! - St. Albans Jr. High Nordic
St. Albans Jr. High Nordic This is an instructional program is for middle schoolers – Grades 5-8 to learn to XC ski.  The program will be run by former BFA Skier Cody Putnam with support from current BFA coach Scott Magnan & current BFA Nordic team members. We’ll start mid January – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out.  Each participant must have their own skis and equipment and should wear a headlamp as we lose sunlight early in the day.   Locations may change depending on where the snow is so families are asked to follow the coach's blog for practice location information.  A link will be provided below.  Participants in this program are encouraged to also participate in Thursday evening ski sessions listed below. Participants will learn basics of ski care and waxing.There are race opportunities for middle school skiers,  Coaches Magnan and Putnam will address that interest on an individual basis as skiers develop and show interest.Not sure what to get for equipment? There will be a meeting with the coaches on Tuesday 12/11/18 5:30-6:30pm at Barlow Street Community Center to talk about equipment needs. We will have information regarding rental packages available from The Ski Rack and Alpine Shop and special team discounts for our skiers. $59 for Residents, $79 for non-residents Learn to XC Ski – for Everyone!  This program is for everyone!  A more laid back form of guidance for little kids just starting out to adults hitting the trail for the first time.  Participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing and will work together learning this fantastic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Program will start Mid January and run throughout the winter as long as the snow holds out.  First session is Thursday January 17, 2019 at Hard’ack at 5:00pm.  Participants should wear headlamps as it gets dark early.All participants must be pre-registered and must have their own equipment.  Classes will be run by former BFA Nordic Skier Cody Putnam.$59 for residents, $79 for non-residents.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Ski & Ride Lessons for Beginners at Hard'ack - Snowboard Lessons
Learn to ski & ride at Hard'ack. BFA Varsity Ski Team and BFA Snowboard Team combine forces to teach ski & ride lessons at Hard'ack.  The hill is closed to the public for these special nights of lessons. Only kids registered for programming will be allowed to ski/ride. The hill will be closed immediately following lessons.  Bundle up and join us - 'cause if you can ski/ride Hard'ack you can go anywhere! Each participant must supply their own equipment. Lessons are weather (snow :)) dependant. These lessons are for beginners.Our philosophy?  We want this to be a great introductory experience for participants.  We have the hill for one hour, however if it is extremely cold lessons may run 30-45 minutes depending upon how the kids are holding up.  It's not fun when you're freezing :(  Program Note:  Please understand that this schedule is subject to change due to hill/weather conditions as well as changes to the competition schedule of the team members who instruct the classes.  We're all at the mercy of the elements and will try to keep you informed as quickly as possible of any necessary changes.
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Cheer Team! - Cheer Team! - Winter/ Spring Session
CHEER TEAM Cheer and tumble!! Dance!! Great team experience!!  No Stunting!!  Get Strong!!   **Non-Competitive program for boys and girls!**  Welcome Fall/Winter!  In these two sessions, we'll perform at University Mall, for area sports teams including St. Michael's College, and anywhere we can bring the spirit!  Lots of community building fun!  All events are family friendly and enjoyable for all!This exciting program stresses fun, self-awareness and community involvement! What can your body DO? How strong can we get? Participants in Cheer Team will learn dance, poise, arm motions, jumps, chants, cheers and some mat skills. Learn or perfect moves such as cartwheels/roundoffs, and work on flexibility! You will also learn teamwork, play games, and form groups to develop cheers and dances!  All moves are appropriate, and cheers/dances are sharp looking, yet easy to learn.Outreach to others is an important part of our work, and we often perform for seniors and charity events.  Do you have an idea for an event? Let us know!! Uniforms can be purchased IF DESIRED for about $45 for the skirt, shell and bow. All kids will need black shirts/shorts, white socks/sneakers. "Bow to Toe" uniform packages are also available for a very reasonable price and includes all of the above. .Pom-Poms are available to use during events.   Please call/text the instructor at 802 233-6862 with any questions. Price of class includes all events!!Ages: 5-11 Location: City Hall Auditorium, some practice will take place at the Barlow Street Community Center, see the schedule for specific dates. When: 10 WeeksFall/ Winter Session: October 17th - January 16th (No Classes October 31st (Halloween), November 21st (Thanksgiving), December 26th (Christmas). Winter/ Spring Session: January 30th - April 10th (No Class on February 27th)Instructor:  Ila Sewall of GymKids Academy, IncNOTE: Cheer Team does not practice during school vacations or when school is canceled. Upcoming Cheer Events:Coming soonCheer Team 2017 at Dairy FestTrying to stay warm while cheering on our Sap Runners!A nice practice in the Taylor Park!All lined up to Cheer!
 
Thursday February 7, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 2 Options! - Nordic Ski Lessons for Everyone!
St. Albans Jr. High Nordic This is an instructional program is for middle schoolers – Grades 5-8 to learn to XC ski.  The program will be run by former BFA Skier Cody Putnam with support from current BFA coach Scott Magnan & current BFA Nordic team members. We’ll start mid January – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out.  Each participant must have their own skis and equipment and should wear a headlamp as we lose sunlight early in the day.   Locations may change depending on where the snow is so families are asked to follow the coach's blog for practice location information.  A link will be provided below.  Participants in this program are encouraged to also participate in Thursday evening ski sessions listed below. Participants will learn basics of ski care and waxing.There are race opportunities for middle school skiers,  Coaches Magnan and Putnam will address that interest on an individual basis as skiers develop and show interest.Not sure what to get for equipment? There will be a meeting with the coaches on Tuesday 12/11/18 5:30-6:30pm at Barlow Street Community Center to talk about equipment needs. We will have information regarding rental packages available from The Ski Rack and Alpine Shop and special team discounts for our skiers. $59 for Residents, $79 for non-residents Learn to XC Ski – for Everyone!  This program is for everyone!  A more laid back form of guidance for little kids just starting out to adults hitting the trail for the first time.  Participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing and will work together learning this fantastic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Program will start Mid January and run throughout the winter as long as the snow holds out.  First session is Thursday January 17, 2019 at Hard’ack at 5:00pm.  Participants should wear headlamps as it gets dark early.All participants must be pre-registered and must have their own equipment.  Classes will be run by former BFA Nordic Skier Cody Putnam.$59 for residents, $79 for non-residents.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Guitar Fundamentals - 13 and up beginner lessons - Guitar Fundamentals
Guitar Fundamentals This beginner’s guitar class is designed to help you get to know your guitar and get playing! We’ll go over some basic techniques for care and maintenance of your instrument as well as how to tune your guitar and change the strings. We will also learn simple chords and strumming patterns as well as some introductory music theory to help develop a musical vocabulary. Beyond that the exact path of the course material will be determined by the interest and skills of the group but potential topics could include: scales and melodic patterns, singing and playing simultaneously, group/ensemble playing or song writing techniques. There is plenty to learn we just have to get playing first! Students will need to bring their own acoustic guitar.Instructor Bio:Hi! I am a native of Franklin County and a St. Albans resident since 2010. I have been playing guitar and singing in bands for just over 20 years. I currently play as a solo artist and as the singer/guitarist in the rock group Near North. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a focus in songwriting, arranging and production. As a guitar teacher I promote practical musicianship which to me means getting students to love playing and cultivate a sense of musicality that allows them to effectively communicate musical ideas regardless of their technical ability.
 
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM    Father Daughter Gala and Silent Auction- It's a Masquerade Ball this Year! - Father Daughter Gala & Silent Auction- Admission for 2
The 11th annual Father Daughter Gala is an evening of elegance and fun for Dads and their daughters. This formal affair is a fund raising event for The St. Albans Recreation Department. Dads and their daughters will be treated to refreshments, beautiful atmosphere, music and dancing. It will be an evening not soon forgotten and your participation will help support recreation activities in our community. This event is not limited to dads, Uncles, granddads, and friends can serve as escorts for special ladies. Fun silent auction items too! We realize this is a school night, but once in a while it's okay to stay up a little late for a special evening with your dad! When you register and pay below your name will be added to the guest list - you can just check in at the door. If you have an item or gift certificate you'd like to donate for the silent auction, please contact the recreation office at 524-1500 X266.This year's Father Daughter Gala is a Masquerade Ball, so get those sequined and feather masks out!
 
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM    Father Daughter Gala and Silent Auction- It's a Masquerade Ball this Year! - Father Daughter Gala & Silent Auction -Additional Single Admission
The 11th annual Father Daughter Gala is an evening of elegance and fun for Dads and their daughters. This formal affair is a fund raising event for The St. Albans Recreation Department. Dads and their daughters will be treated to refreshments, beautiful atmosphere, music and dancing. It will be an evening not soon forgotten and your participation will help support recreation activities in our community. This event is not limited to dads, Uncles, granddads, and friends can serve as escorts for special ladies. Fun silent auction items too! We realize this is a school night, but once in a while it's okay to stay up a little late for a special evening with your dad! When you register and pay below your name will be added to the guest list - you can just check in at the door. If you have an item or gift certificate you'd like to donate for the silent auction, please contact the recreation office at 524-1500 X266.This year's Father Daughter Gala is a Masquerade Ball, so get those sequined and feather masks out!
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Square Dance Lessons & Dancing! - Square Dance - Single- Winter/ Spring Session
Join Steve, Deb Desrosiers and the Maple Squares on Thursday evenings at the newly renovated St. Albans City Hall Auditorium on Thursdays. See the different sessions options below. No need to pre-register, just show up and pay at the door.Both lessons and dancing will be held each evening with some Contra Dancing in the mix as well.  The cost is $4 per person for St. Albans Residents or $10 maximum per family for St. Albans Residents and $6 per person & $15 maximum per family for non-residents. 6:30-8:30pmClass on November 29th will be held at the St. Albans Museum Bliss Room on the 4th floor (there is elevator access)
 
Friday February 8, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Basketball for Kids Age 4 and Grades K - 4 - Basketball - Coed 3 & 4th Grade (Team 1) 8:00-9:00am
St. Albans Recreation basketball program is aligned with NBA JR. & USA Basketball.  Those organizations are committed to helping shape a youth basketball environment that prioritizes the health and well-being of young athletes and promotes their enjoyment and development of the gameOur coed basketball programming is for kids starting at age 4 and in grades K through 4. Four year old, Kindergarten and Grades 1 & 2  meets once a week on Sundays at SACS. Grades 3 & 4 practice twice a week - on Sundays at SACS and on Friday evenings at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center - Court 4.   Each program session is based on introducing and practicing the basics of basketball with fun drills and skill development in an encouraging environment.  Please note that practices are for registered participants only.  If siblings will be attending practices they must be seated with an adult.  Not on the court and not in other parts of the building. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Basketball for Kids Age 4 and Grades K - 4 - Basketball - Coed 3 & 4th Grade (Team 2) 9:00-10:00am
St. Albans Recreation basketball program is aligned with NBA JR. & USA Basketball.  Those organizations are committed to helping shape a youth basketball environment that prioritizes the health and well-being of young athletes and promotes their enjoyment and development of the gameOur coed basketball programming is for kids starting at age 4 and in grades K through 4. Four year old, Kindergarten and Grades 1 & 2  meets once a week on Sundays at SACS. Grades 3 & 4 practice twice a week - on Sundays at SACS and on Friday evenings at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center - Court 4.   Each program session is based on introducing and practicing the basics of basketball with fun drills and skill development in an encouraging environment.  Please note that practices are for registered participants only.  If siblings will be attending practices they must be seated with an adult.  Not on the court and not in other parts of the building. 
 
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Dungeons and Dragons 5e Edition - Dungeons and Dragons 5e 2019
Become the master wizard you have always wanted and use your intelligence, wisdom and light crossbow to aid the curious tabaxi in striking down the ugly hill giant. Or become a monk that uses his dexterity and strength to help the lizardfolk slay the fierce Demogorgon. St. Albans Recreation will be hosting its fourth session of Dungeons and Dragons at the Barlow Community Center. This program will be run by Kevin Laddison who has lots of experience in running these types of games. See below for a description and check out the Facebook link HERE to see updated information. All participants must be registered. Registration fee covers all 6 sessions, use of the space and the DnD subscription to avoid making everyone bring the paper book. Feel free to bring one if you have one. Kids ages 10 and up are welcome but must have the energy and concentration to stay up during the sessions (7-11pm). See below for a description from Kevin's Facebook group. Below is a description of the current game. Welcome back to the Village of Essex! You've heard of, or participated in, a number of adventures nearby recently. The guard battles against the Twig Blights, the rescue of the living wood Wizard Sharwyn from the Twilight Fortress, and the rescue of the frozen dairy product merchants Jen and Barry from beneath the Ruined Moathouse to name a few successes. But remember that Spugnoir the Wizard was lost to a watery grave beneath the Moathouse, which may still be under the control of the Evil Ohioans. And what possibly-winged creatures have been ripping the hearts out of families across the area? If you are new to the game please contact the DM, Kevin Laddison (802-598-6757), immediately after registration to gain access to the Facebook group for the game, as well as the DnD Beyond campaign link so that we can work together to build your character before the first meeting! 
 
Saturday February 9, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Open Gym - Come and Play! - Family Registration
It's cold but there's no snow...what's a mom or dad to do?  Bring the kids to open gym at city hall!  A fantastic chance for the kids to run, play and see friends while moms, dads and caregivers can catch up. Open gym runs on Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am  Different play equipment will be rotated throughout the program.  Any of the following fun games may be present depending on the week. Tunnels, Hula Hoops, Big Blue Blocks, Bounce House, Parachute and Hop Balls. Open gym is supervised by Recreation Staff members, however parents must stay with child, no drop offs :)Pre-register below or pay as you go at the door!      
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Open Gym - Come and Play! - Single child registration
It's cold but there's no snow...what's a mom or dad to do?  Bring the kids to open gym at city hall!  A fantastic chance for the kids to run, play and see friends while moms, dads and caregivers can catch up. Open gym runs on Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am  Different play equipment will be rotated throughout the program.  Any of the following fun games may be present depending on the week. Tunnels, Hula Hoops, Big Blue Blocks, Bounce House, Parachute and Hop Balls. Open gym is supervised by Recreation Staff members, however parents must stay with child, no drop offs :)Pre-register below or pay as you go at the door!      
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Chair Caning Class - Chair Caning Class
Chair Caning Class with Ellen ReedDo you have a chair kicking around that you've wanted to get repaired?  Learn to do it yourself at our chair caning class!Both kinds of caning will be taught.  Both the type shown in the photo and chairs with a groove around the edge and the cane is installed as one piece into the groove.  Participants need to bring the chair that they will be working on to the Recreation Department by 1/12/19.  Ellen will  meet with students at 9am on 1/12/19 to discuss materials needed.  Chairs can be dropped off anytime before then.  Material charges will be in addition to the registration cost.  All supplies needed will be supplied at the first class and payment can be made at that time for the materials.  Supplies can vary but are generally between $20 and $30 project.  It's important to bring your chair to the Recreation Office by January 12, 2019 so you and Ellen can discuss what kind of seat you'd like to make and we can be sure to have the right materials for your chair project.  Options include weaving or panel canning (right) or Splint canning (below)The first class on 1/19/19 spans the lunch hour so participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. 
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Learn to Sew - Kids Can Sew!
Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing!  In this first class you will learn all about your machine, or mine, and you will go home with your first completed project.“Kids Can Sew”Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew.  The “Kids Can Sew®” program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to sew using a unique curriculum that instructs children to use a sewing machine, read patterns and sew a complete wardrobe and a few crafts in eight two-hour sessions. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading, following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in class. The curriculum packets containing all the patterns are provided as part of the registration fee.Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher and entrepreneur, has been a  registered “Kids Can Sew & Craft®” instructor since the early 90’s successfully bringing the program to the Lexington, MA school system and Joann’s stores in Massachusetts and in Vermont.  Her love of sewing and teaching has encouraged her to turn her retirement into a “rewirement” sharing her skills with a new generation.Adults and Teens Sewing SessionSewing is experiencing a resurgence!  Come join in the fun! A new eight-week, two-hour sewing session is forming for teens and adults that will introduce and/or strengthen sewing skills.  New machines are provided or you may use your own. The program will cover the basics of sewing and move on to sewing clothing, gifts, and home decor. Quilting basics and machine embroidery will be covered.  Focus will be on clothing for the cooler weather for adults and children, holiday decor, gifts and quilting. You may choose your own projects or follow a set curriculum. The session is run by Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher, entrepreneur and long-time registered “Kids Can Sew® and Craft” instructor.Learn these skills and more.. Learn to set up your machine for sewing Learn the parts of the machine Learn how to thread the top spool of thread Learn how to fill a bobbin and load it Learn how to troubleshoot the above areas Learn proper placement of your hands for sewing Learn how to sew straight lines Learn to to pivot corners Learn how to reverse stitch Learn about the special stitches and special features of your machine or mine.
 
Monday February 11, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Hula Hooping Cardio and Core! - February Hula Hoop Cardio & Core - 4 classes
Instructor: Rachel Whiting   HoopnoticaFiT is a low to no impact cardio that strengthens your core and tones the entire body for beginners to intermediate.Health benefits of hooping:You'll burn through excess inches; increase your metabolism; strengthen your core; decrease back pain; as well as tones arms and improve confidence. Also, hooping is a great stress relief and helps foster creativity.Is it hard to learn?Some moves are more challenging than others. You'll be surprised how easy the basics are, and have fun learning the more intermediate moves as well.Is it hard on the joints?Hoopnotica is Zero to low impact aerobics. It is so easy on the joints, even seniors and pregnant women can enjoy Hoopnotica.What if I can't Hoop?Hoopnotica uses larger, weighted hoops that are easier to use than kids hoops. 99% of people find that within 5 minutes of trying they can hoop like they did as a kid.Occasionally, due to events in St. Albans City Hall Auditorium this class has to be moved to an alternate location.  Check in - Rachel will know and we'll post changes here as well as send emails to all registered participants.Drop in rate:  $10 for residents of St. Albans & Fairfield, $15 non-residents.Love the class?  Register by the month and save $$
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Learn to Sew - Sewing 101
Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing!  In this first class you will learn all about your machine, or mine, and you will go home with your first completed project.“Kids Can Sew”Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew.  The “Kids Can Sew®” program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to sew using a unique curriculum that instructs children to use a sewing machine, read patterns and sew a complete wardrobe and a few crafts in eight two-hour sessions. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading, following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in class. The curriculum packets containing all the patterns are provided as part of the registration fee.Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher and entrepreneur, has been a  registered “Kids Can Sew & Craft®” instructor since the early 90’s successfully bringing the program to the Lexington, MA school system and Joann’s stores in Massachusetts and in Vermont.  Her love of sewing and teaching has encouraged her to turn her retirement into a “rewirement” sharing her skills with a new generation.Adults and Teens Sewing SessionSewing is experiencing a resurgence!  Come join in the fun! A new eight-week, two-hour sewing session is forming for teens and adults that will introduce and/or strengthen sewing skills.  New machines are provided or you may use your own. The program will cover the basics of sewing and move on to sewing clothing, gifts, and home decor. Quilting basics and machine embroidery will be covered.  Focus will be on clothing for the cooler weather for adults and children, holiday decor, gifts and quilting. You may choose your own projects or follow a set curriculum. The session is run by Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher, entrepreneur and long-time registered “Kids Can Sew® and Craft” instructor.Learn these skills and more.. Learn to set up your machine for sewing Learn the parts of the machine Learn how to thread the top spool of thread Learn how to fill a bobbin and load it Learn how to troubleshoot the above areas Learn proper placement of your hands for sewing Learn how to sew straight lines Learn to to pivot corners Learn how to reverse stitch Learn about the special stitches and special features of your machine or mine.
 
Tuesday February 12, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Valentine Sweets Cooking Class for Kids and Adults - Valentine Sweets Cooking Class
Give your Valentine love from the kitchen this year!  We will be making several delicious and adorable Valentine's Day treats. Each registered participant will make each of the treats and go home with a tray of delights to share with their valentine.   Very kid friendly class!Each child must be registered (and bring an adult with them) One treat tray will go home with each registered person.    Do you have more than one child that would like to attend?  No problem - register the children and you can be the "adult" for both, or bring another adult to help out.This class is being presented by The Clean Spoon.
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLC Email: deb@goldstardog.com Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her. Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc., as an adviser on dog training and behavior to the organization’s Board of Directors and author of articles for their newsletter and educational programs. She’s happy to answer any questions about classes—so drop her an e-mail if you have any! We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268.--Only ONE additional family member may attend with the person who is enrolled; one adult (18 or older) will be the primary handler/be allowed to hold the leash in class.--That additional family member must be 14 or older (if under 18, can only observe).DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLS This is our "ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED DOG CLASS" , This 6-week basic class covers all you need to:1. UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG: through learning how your dog communicates and why he does what he does--includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog 2. HAVE A WELL-BEHAVED DOG: yes, we cover the basic obedience stuff--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use well after the class ends 3. BOND WITH YOUR DOG: through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE! BEYOND BASICS - Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class (or approval from the instructor)(Dog Training) 5-week class. Time to take off the training wheels! This class is the next step after our Basic Training and Social Skills. This class takes your training to the next level. What’s the next level? Well, that’s the beauty of this class- You decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced version of each exercise. This permits perfect fit training for you and your dog! If your dog’s heeling is fantastic, we’ll help you take it to the next level. If your sits are still a challenge, we’ll go back a level and reinforce the basics. The atmosphere is supportive yet challenging. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals. Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog TrainingNEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy!So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  The course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test, but also for working successfully as a therapy dogs team.  The course is taught by Deb, who has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005. Gold Star Dog Training’s 6-week course will:1. Teach you and your dog the skill sfor passing a therapy dog test (such as leave it, loose-leash walking, attention work, polite greetings and more);2. Give you the tools and know-how to work safely and effectively on duty as a therapy dog team;3. Teach you how to be an excellent dog handler; and4. Help you develop a close working relationship with your dog. This course is suitable for people and dogs:- Working toward therapy dog certification;- Already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and- Looking for skills that are useful for anyone wanting to work his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Requirements/Policies for Therapy Dog course1. Dogs must have completed the Gold Star Dog Training Basic/Essentials course (completion of Beyond Basics highly recommended);exceptions may be made by contacting the instructor before registering for the course.2. Dogs are expected to have a solid foundation in obedience and skills taught in the Basic/Essentials and the Beyond Basics courses.3. Dogs must be social with people, tolerant of dogs, and not show any signs of aggression or reactivity. Dogs with reactivity, aggression/history of aggression, anxiety, or fearfulness are not good candidates for this course (the instructor reserves the right to remove a dog from the course, without refund).4. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 5. This course is designed to give general guidance on the skills best suited for therapy dog work and common elements on most tests. Therapy dog organizations may have different requirements or may emphasize different skills, and some may have additional requirements that limit a dog’s ability to become certified (e.g., unacceptable training equipment, breed-specific restrictions, raw meat diet restrictions).  It is up to the dog owner to research and understand these for the therapy dog organization s/he chooses.6. Dogs do not attend the first class. 7. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies).8. See general policy document for additional requirements, such as equipment restrictions, guests in class, etc. (https://www.goldstardog.com/findclass/). *Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE!  
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLC Email: deb@goldstardog.com Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her. Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc., as an adviser on dog training and behavior to the organization’s Board of Directors and author of articles for their newsletter and educational programs. She’s happy to answer any questions about classes—so drop her an e-mail if you have any! We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268.--Only ONE additional family member may attend with the person who is enrolled; one adult (18 or older) will be the primary handler/be allowed to hold the leash in class.--That additional family member must be 14 or older (if under 18, can only observe).DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLS This is our "ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED DOG CLASS" , This 6-week basic class covers all you need to:1. UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG: through learning how your dog communicates and why he does what he does--includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog 2. HAVE A WELL-BEHAVED DOG: yes, we cover the basic obedience stuff--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use well after the class ends 3. BOND WITH YOUR DOG: through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE! BEYOND BASICS - Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class (or approval from the instructor)(Dog Training) 5-week class. Time to take off the training wheels! This class is the next step after our Basic Training and Social Skills. This class takes your training to the next level. What’s the next level? Well, that’s the beauty of this class- You decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced version of each exercise. This permits perfect fit training for you and your dog! If your dog’s heeling is fantastic, we’ll help you take it to the next level. If your sits are still a challenge, we’ll go back a level and reinforce the basics. The atmosphere is supportive yet challenging. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals. Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog TrainingNEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy!So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  The course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test, but also for working successfully as a therapy dogs team.  The course is taught by Deb, who has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005. Gold Star Dog Training’s 6-week course will:1. Teach you and your dog the skill sfor passing a therapy dog test (such as leave it, loose-leash walking, attention work, polite greetings and more);2. Give you the tools and know-how to work safely and effectively on duty as a therapy dog team;3. Teach you how to be an excellent dog handler; and4. Help you develop a close working relationship with your dog. This course is suitable for people and dogs:- Working toward therapy dog certification;- Already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and- Looking for skills that are useful for anyone wanting to work his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Requirements/Policies for Therapy Dog course1. Dogs must have completed the Gold Star Dog Training Basic/Essentials course (completion of Beyond Basics highly recommended);exceptions may be made by contacting the instructor before registering for the course.2. Dogs are expected to have a solid foundation in obedience and skills taught in the Basic/Essentials and the Beyond Basics courses.3. Dogs must be social with people, tolerant of dogs, and not show any signs of aggression or reactivity. Dogs with reactivity, aggression/history of aggression, anxiety, or fearfulness are not good candidates for this course (the instructor reserves the right to remove a dog from the course, without refund).4. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 5. This course is designed to give general guidance on the skills best suited for therapy dog work and common elements on most tests. Therapy dog organizations may have different requirements or may emphasize different skills, and some may have additional requirements that limit a dog’s ability to become certified (e.g., unacceptable training equipment, breed-specific restrictions, raw meat diet restrictions).  It is up to the dog owner to research and understand these for the therapy dog organization s/he chooses.6. Dogs do not attend the first class. 7. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies).8. See general policy document for additional requirements, such as equipment restrictions, guests in class, etc. (https://www.goldstardog.com/findclass/). *Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE!  
 
Wednesday February 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Jumpstart your Job Search - Finding a Career that Fits
Jumpstart your Job SearchA Class for womenLet’s broaden our thinking about female career options and dispel some myths so you can achieve more – whether that be less stress, greater fulfillment, a more flexible schedule, or more money! In this workshop Vermont Works for Women will help you determine your employment priorities; the tools you need to find a job that meets your priorities; and the first step you need to take to get you there.We have 3 new offerings for this class in order to give people with different schedules a chance to attend. See below and find one that works best for you. When: February 13th  from 10-11am,March 16th from 11am-12pm,April 11th 6-7pmWhere: Barlow Street Community Center Who: Anyone age 16 and upWhy: To find you a career that fits!This class is offered free of charge thanks to Vermont Works for Women. Sign up online for free or show up!
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Yoga with Nicole - Wednesday yoga with Nicole - Single Session
Classes entail deliberate, focused, and free movement beginning with a guided meditation for grounding purposes and ending with a whole body relaxation. Intentional breath work and tension release play a major role in each class. Classes are designed and facilitated by Nicole to meet each person where they are at, and to bring all out of the mind and into the body. Nicole currently calls her practice Moving Insight, as she bounces back and forth between being a Psychology bookworm and being a professional mover. In 2008, she earned a BA in Psychology and went to work right away as a Therapeutic Mentor and Family Case Manager in Massachusetts. She eventually uprooted and moved to Utah and began training vigorously to satisfy her dream of becoming a Professional Dancer. While working at a therapeutic day care and studying to earn her Personal Training certificate, she brought that dream to life by performing with the Utah Grizzlies Ice Girls in 2011-2012. Later, during a brief transition as a Personal Trainer, Nicole's fierce curiosity about developing therapeutic tools to help herself and others through emotional (and physical!) healing pulled her deeper into the yoga world. Her training for professional dance, and exploration in acrobatic circus arts, began to slow down a year after she traveled to Bali, Indonesia to earn her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2014. She has since quit her "day job" in the Human Services/Social Work field as well as her "dream job" as a performer to dedicate time to her personal healing journey. She hopes to share her impactful discoveries and insights with others because she believes in the art of movement as a tool of healing through life's circumstances.Yoga class on December 19th will be at the Barlow Street Community center. No Yoga on December 26th, 2018
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 2 Options! - St. Albans Jr. High Nordic
St. Albans Jr. High Nordic This is an instructional program is for middle schoolers – Grades 5-8 to learn to XC ski.  The program will be run by former BFA Skier Cody Putnam with support from current BFA coach Scott Magnan & current BFA Nordic team members. We’ll start mid January – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out.  Each participant must have their own skis and equipment and should wear a headlamp as we lose sunlight early in the day.   Locations may change depending on where the snow is so families are asked to follow the coach's blog for practice location information.  A link will be provided below.  Participants in this program are encouraged to also participate in Thursday evening ski sessions listed below. Participants will learn basics of ski care and waxing.There are race opportunities for middle school skiers,  Coaches Magnan and Putnam will address that interest on an individual basis as skiers develop and show interest.Not sure what to get for equipment? There will be a meeting with the coaches on Tuesday 12/11/18 5:30-6:30pm at Barlow Street Community Center to talk about equipment needs. We will have information regarding rental packages available from The Ski Rack and Alpine Shop and special team discounts for our skiers. $59 for Residents, $79 for non-residents Learn to XC Ski – for Everyone!  This program is for everyone!  A more laid back form of guidance for little kids just starting out to adults hitting the trail for the first time.  Participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing and will work together learning this fantastic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Program will start Mid January and run throughout the winter as long as the snow holds out.  First session is Thursday January 17, 2019 at Hard’ack at 5:00pm.  Participants should wear headlamps as it gets dark early.All participants must be pre-registered and must have their own equipment.  Classes will be run by former BFA Nordic Skier Cody Putnam.$59 for residents, $79 for non-residents.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Ski & Ride Lessons for Beginners at Hard'ack - Snowboard Lessons
Learn to ski & ride at Hard'ack. BFA Varsity Ski Team and BFA Snowboard Team combine forces to teach ski & ride lessons at Hard'ack.  The hill is closed to the public for these special nights of lessons. Only kids registered for programming will be allowed to ski/ride. The hill will be closed immediately following lessons.  Bundle up and join us - 'cause if you can ski/ride Hard'ack you can go anywhere! Each participant must supply their own equipment. Lessons are weather (snow :)) dependant. These lessons are for beginners.Our philosophy?  We want this to be a great introductory experience for participants.  We have the hill for one hour, however if it is extremely cold lessons may run 30-45 minutes depending upon how the kids are holding up.  It's not fun when you're freezing :(  Program Note:  Please understand that this schedule is subject to change due to hill/weather conditions as well as changes to the competition schedule of the team members who instruct the classes.  We're all at the mercy of the elements and will try to keep you informed as quickly as possible of any necessary changes.
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Cheer Team! - Cheer Team! - Winter/ Spring Session
CHEER TEAM Cheer and tumble!! Dance!! Great team experience!!  No Stunting!!  Get Strong!!   **Non-Competitive program for boys and girls!**  Welcome Fall/Winter!  In these two sessions, we'll perform at University Mall, for area sports teams including St. Michael's College, and anywhere we can bring the spirit!  Lots of community building fun!  All events are family friendly and enjoyable for all!This exciting program stresses fun, self-awareness and community involvement! What can your body DO? How strong can we get? Participants in Cheer Team will learn dance, poise, arm motions, jumps, chants, cheers and some mat skills. Learn or perfect moves such as cartwheels/roundoffs, and work on flexibility! You will also learn teamwork, play games, and form groups to develop cheers and dances!  All moves are appropriate, and cheers/dances are sharp looking, yet easy to learn.Outreach to others is an important part of our work, and we often perform for seniors and charity events.  Do you have an idea for an event? Let us know!! Uniforms can be purchased IF DESIRED for about $45 for the skirt, shell and bow. All kids will need black shirts/shorts, white socks/sneakers. "Bow to Toe" uniform packages are also available for a very reasonable price and includes all of the above. .Pom-Poms are available to use during events.   Please call/text the instructor at 802 233-6862 with any questions. Price of class includes all events!!Ages: 5-11 Location: City Hall Auditorium, some practice will take place at the Barlow Street Community Center, see the schedule for specific dates. When: 10 WeeksFall/ Winter Session: October 17th - January 16th (No Classes October 31st (Halloween), November 21st (Thanksgiving), December 26th (Christmas). Winter/ Spring Session: January 30th - April 10th (No Class on February 27th)Instructor:  Ila Sewall of GymKids Academy, IncNOTE: Cheer Team does not practice during school vacations or when school is canceled. Upcoming Cheer Events:Coming soonCheer Team 2017 at Dairy FestTrying to stay warm while cheering on our Sap Runners!A nice practice in the Taylor Park!All lined up to Cheer!
 
Thursday February 14, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 2 Options! - Nordic Ski Lessons for Everyone!
St. Albans Jr. High Nordic This is an instructional program is for middle schoolers – Grades 5-8 to learn to XC ski.  The program will be run by former BFA Skier Cody Putnam with support from current BFA coach Scott Magnan & current BFA Nordic team members. We’ll start mid January – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out.  Each participant must have their own skis and equipment and should wear a headlamp as we lose sunlight early in the day.   Locations may change depending on where the snow is so families are asked to follow the coach's blog for practice location information.  A link will be provided below.  Participants in this program are encouraged to also participate in Thursday evening ski sessions listed below. Participants will learn basics of ski care and waxing.There are race opportunities for middle school skiers,  Coaches Magnan and Putnam will address that interest on an individual basis as skiers develop and show interest.Not sure what to get for equipment? There will be a meeting with the coaches on Tuesday 12/11/18 5:30-6:30pm at Barlow Street Community Center to talk about equipment needs. We will have information regarding rental packages available from The Ski Rack and Alpine Shop and special team discounts for our skiers. $59 for Residents, $79 for non-residents Learn to XC Ski – for Everyone!  This program is for everyone!  A more laid back form of guidance for little kids just starting out to adults hitting the trail for the first time.  Participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing and will work together learning this fantastic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Program will start Mid January and run throughout the winter as long as the snow holds out.  First session is Thursday January 17, 2019 at Hard’ack at 5:00pm.  Participants should wear headlamps as it gets dark early.All participants must be pre-registered and must have their own equipment.  Classes will be run by former BFA Nordic Skier Cody Putnam.$59 for residents, $79 for non-residents.
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Square Dance Lessons & Dancing! - Square Dance - Single- Winter/ Spring Session
Join Steve, Deb Desrosiers and the Maple Squares on Thursday evenings at the newly renovated St. Albans City Hall Auditorium on Thursdays. See the different sessions options below. No need to pre-register, just show up and pay at the door.Both lessons and dancing will be held each evening with some Contra Dancing in the mix as well.  The cost is $4 per person for St. Albans Residents or $10 maximum per family for St. Albans Residents and $6 per person & $15 maximum per family for non-residents. 6:30-8:30pmClass on November 29th will be held at the St. Albans Museum Bliss Room on the 4th floor (there is elevator access)
 
Friday February 15, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Kid's (Parent's :) Night Out! - Kid's Night Out!
Kid's (and Parent's :) Night Out!Let the kids come play with us and Mom & Dad can get a night out.  Win/Win!Lots of fun outdoor activities (when the weather permits) games, crafts, playground, courts then inside to watch a movie and Mom & Dad pick up at 9pm.  Snack included!Younger kids will hang out in our Rec Rascals room and bigger kids will be in the program room upstairs for activities.  If we're showing a mutually enjoyable movie, we'll all watch together.  If not, each room will have a different showing.  :)We've chosen dates with no school the next day so being up a little later won't be a problem. :)
 
Saturday February 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Open Gym - Come and Play! - Family Registration
It's cold but there's no snow...what's a mom or dad to do?  Bring the kids to open gym at city hall!  A fantastic chance for the kids to run, play and see friends while moms, dads and caregivers can catch up. Open gym runs on Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am  Different play equipment will be rotated throughout the program.  Any of the following fun games may be present depending on the week. Tunnels, Hula Hoops, Big Blue Blocks, Bounce House, Parachute and Hop Balls. Open gym is supervised by Recreation Staff members, however parents must stay with child, no drop offs :)Pre-register below or pay as you go at the door!      
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Open Gym - Come and Play! - Single child registration
It's cold but there's no snow...what's a mom or dad to do?  Bring the kids to open gym at city hall!  A fantastic chance for the kids to run, play and see friends while moms, dads and caregivers can catch up. Open gym runs on Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am  Different play equipment will be rotated throughout the program.  Any of the following fun games may be present depending on the week. Tunnels, Hula Hoops, Big Blue Blocks, Bounce House, Parachute and Hop Balls. Open gym is supervised by Recreation Staff members, however parents must stay with child, no drop offs :)Pre-register below or pay as you go at the door!      
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Learn to Sew - Kids Can Sew!
Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing!  In this first class you will learn all about your machine, or mine, and you will go home with your first completed project.“Kids Can Sew”Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew.  The “Kids Can Sew®” program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to sew using a unique curriculum that instructs children to use a sewing machine, read patterns and sew a complete wardrobe and a few crafts in eight two-hour sessions. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading, following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in class. The curriculum packets containing all the patterns are provided as part of the registration fee.Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher and entrepreneur, has been a  registered “Kids Can Sew & Craft®” instructor since the early 90’s successfully bringing the program to the Lexington, MA school system and Joann’s stores in Massachusetts and in Vermont.  Her love of sewing and teaching has encouraged her to turn her retirement into a “rewirement” sharing her skills with a new generation.Adults and Teens Sewing SessionSewing is experiencing a resurgence!  Come join in the fun! A new eight-week, two-hour sewing session is forming for teens and adults that will introduce and/or strengthen sewing skills.  New machines are provided or you may use your own. The program will cover the basics of sewing and move on to sewing clothing, gifts, and home decor. Quilting basics and machine embroidery will be covered.  Focus will be on clothing for the cooler weather for adults and children, holiday decor, gifts and quilting. You may choose your own projects or follow a set curriculum. The session is run by Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher, entrepreneur and long-time registered “Kids Can Sew® and Craft” instructor.Learn these skills and more.. Learn to set up your machine for sewing Learn the parts of the machine Learn how to thread the top spool of thread Learn how to fill a bobbin and load it Learn how to troubleshoot the above areas Learn proper placement of your hands for sewing Learn how to sew straight lines Learn to to pivot corners Learn how to reverse stitch Learn about the special stitches and special features of your machine or mine.
 
Sunday February 17, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Winter Carnival Activities - Winter Wonderland Walk with Bridget Butler
The 11th Annual St. Albans Winter Carnvial kicks off Saturday night February 16, 2019 with a beautiful winter display of Fireworks in downtown St. Albans and then a fantastic day Sunday, February 17, 2019 of outdoor fun with games, contests,  races and all kinds of outdoor adventure for the whole family on Sunday at Hard'ack Recreation Area.  The Duct Tape Derby, sliding, skating, 4th Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl and other family activities take place at Hard'ack on Sunday starting at 11am.     St. Albans Recreation 11th Annual Winter CarnivalFebruary 17th, 2019 Sunday, February 17th– All Events take place at Hard’ack Recreation Area11:00 am Winter Wonderland Family Nature Walk with Bridget Butler - FREE - but must pre-register11:00am-2pm - Family Activities and Kids Games!11:00am - Howrigan Sugarhouse - Sugar on Snow. Music by JAZ Entertainment!11:00am - 2:00pm Horse Drawn Wagon Rides - FREE11:00am - Start of 4th Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl!Cash Bar by JW Ryans12:00 pm Snowshoe Trek with Lille Bowler - FREE - but must pre-register1:00pm  Snow Shoe Trek2:00 Duct Tape Derby (Derby day Registration begins at 12:30pm). At 1:15pm all contestants will be asked to assemble with their vessels to meet with the judges to get a close look at design and costuming. No registration fee this year!!Create a vessel out of duct tape and cardboard, bring it to Hard’ack and race it!  See complete rules and details below under forms.  Thank you to the following sponsors for making all this fun available and free:  Heald Funeral Home ~ Cold Hollow Photography ~ People’s Trust Company~ Mimmo’s Restaurant ~ Classic Imprints ~ Clarence Brown ~ Dickinson Branon Dental~ Jaz Entertainment~ Med Associates, INC ~ St. Albans Elks ClubSt. Albans Historical Museum ~ Harrison Concrete ~ Pettinelli Associates  St. Albans Glass Company Farrell Distributing ~ Evelyne's & Mr. Martin ~ Champlain Orthodontics ~ NMC Urgent Care ~ KBS Pie in the Sky ~Tim Hurlbut Harrison Redi Mix~ DIRT Tech ~ VHBCross Consulting Engineering ~ New England Federal Credit Union TABS ~ ACE Hardware~ Arnold & ScangasThe Joe Malboeuf Family2018 SnowBowl Champs
 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM    Winter Carnival Activities - 4th Annual Touch Football Snowbowl - Yes! I'll be there and I'm bringing a team!
The 11th Annual St. Albans Winter Carnvial kicks off Saturday night February 16, 2019 with a beautiful winter display of Fireworks in downtown St. Albans and then a fantastic day Sunday, February 17, 2019 of outdoor fun with games, contests,  races and all kinds of outdoor adventure for the whole family on Sunday at Hard'ack Recreation Area.  The Duct Tape Derby, sliding, skating, 4th Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl and other family activities take place at Hard'ack on Sunday starting at 11am.     St. Albans Recreation 11th Annual Winter CarnivalFebruary 17th, 2019 Sunday, February 17th– All Events take place at Hard’ack Recreation Area11:00 am Winter Wonderland Family Nature Walk with Bridget Butler - FREE - but must pre-register11:00am-2pm - Family Activities and Kids Games!11:00am - Howrigan Sugarhouse - Sugar on Snow. Music by JAZ Entertainment!11:00am - 2:00pm Horse Drawn Wagon Rides - FREE11:00am - Start of 4th Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl!Cash Bar by JW Ryans12:00 pm Snowshoe Trek with Lille Bowler - FREE - but must pre-register1:00pm  Snow Shoe Trek2:00 Duct Tape Derby (Derby day Registration begins at 12:30pm). At 1:15pm all contestants will be asked to assemble with their vessels to meet with the judges to get a close look at design and costuming. No registration fee this year!!Create a vessel out of duct tape and cardboard, bring it to Hard’ack and race it!  See complete rules and details below under forms.  Thank you to the following sponsors for making all this fun available and free:  Heald Funeral Home ~ Cold Hollow Photography ~ People’s Trust Company~ Mimmo’s Restaurant ~ Classic Imprints ~ Clarence Brown ~ Dickinson Branon Dental~ Jaz Entertainment~ Med Associates, INC ~ St. Albans Elks ClubSt. Albans Historical Museum ~ Harrison Concrete ~ Pettinelli Associates  St. Albans Glass Company Farrell Distributing ~ Evelyne's & Mr. Martin ~ Champlain Orthodontics ~ NMC Urgent Care ~ KBS Pie in the Sky ~Tim Hurlbut Harrison Redi Mix~ DIRT Tech ~ VHBCross Consulting Engineering ~ New England Federal Credit Union TABS ~ ACE Hardware~ Arnold & ScangasThe Joe Malboeuf Family2018 SnowBowl Champs
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Winter Carnival Activities - Snowshoeing Trek
The 11th Annual St. Albans Winter Carnvial kicks off Saturday night February 16, 2019 with a beautiful winter display of Fireworks in downtown St. Albans and then a fantastic day Sunday, February 17, 2019 of outdoor fun with games, contests,  races and all kinds of outdoor adventure for the whole family on Sunday at Hard'ack Recreation Area.  The Duct Tape Derby, sliding, skating, 4th Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl and other family activities take place at Hard'ack on Sunday starting at 11am.     St. Albans Recreation 11th Annual Winter CarnivalFebruary 17th, 2019 Sunday, February 17th– All Events take place at Hard’ack Recreation Area11:00 am Winter Wonderland Family Nature Walk with Bridget Butler - FREE - but must pre-register11:00am-2pm - Family Activities and Kids Games!11:00am - Howrigan Sugarhouse - Sugar on Snow. Music by JAZ Entertainment!11:00am - 2:00pm Horse Drawn Wagon Rides - FREE11:00am - Start of 4th Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl!Cash Bar by JW Ryans12:00 pm Snowshoe Trek with Lille Bowler - FREE - but must pre-register1:00pm  Snow Shoe Trek2:00 Duct Tape Derby (Derby day Registration begins at 12:30pm). At 1:15pm all contestants will be asked to assemble with their vessels to meet with the judges to get a close look at design and costuming. No registration fee this year!!Create a vessel out of duct tape and cardboard, bring it to Hard’ack and race it!  See complete rules and details below under forms.  Thank you to the following sponsors for making all this fun available and free:  Heald Funeral Home ~ Cold Hollow Photography ~ People’s Trust Company~ Mimmo’s Restaurant ~ Classic Imprints ~ Clarence Brown ~ Dickinson Branon Dental~ Jaz Entertainment~ Med Associates, INC ~ St. Albans Elks ClubSt. Albans Historical Museum ~ Harrison Concrete ~ Pettinelli Associates  St. Albans Glass Company Farrell Distributing ~ Evelyne's & Mr. Martin ~ Champlain Orthodontics ~ NMC Urgent Care ~ KBS Pie in the Sky ~Tim Hurlbut Harrison Redi Mix~ DIRT Tech ~ VHBCross Consulting Engineering ~ New England Federal Credit Union TABS ~ ACE Hardware~ Arnold & ScangasThe Joe Malboeuf Family2018 SnowBowl Champs
 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Winter Carnival Activities - Duct Tape Derby Registration
The 11th Annual St. Albans Winter Carnvial kicks off Saturday night February 16, 2019 with a beautiful winter display of Fireworks in downtown St. Albans and then a fantastic day Sunday, February 17, 2019 of outdoor fun with games, contests,  races and all kinds of outdoor adventure for the whole family on Sunday at Hard'ack Recreation Area.  The Duct Tape Derby, sliding, skating, 4th Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl and other family activities take place at Hard'ack on Sunday starting at 11am.     St. Albans Recreation 11th Annual Winter CarnivalFebruary 17th, 2019 Sunday, February 17th– All Events take place at Hard’ack Recreation Area11:00 am Winter Wonderland Family Nature Walk with Bridget Butler - FREE - but must pre-register11:00am-2pm - Family Activities and Kids Games!11:00am - Howrigan Sugarhouse - Sugar on Snow. Music by JAZ Entertainment!11:00am - 2:00pm Horse Drawn Wagon Rides - FREE11:00am - Start of 4th Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl!Cash Bar by JW Ryans12:00 pm Snowshoe Trek with Lille Bowler - FREE - but must pre-register1:00pm  Snow Shoe Trek2:00 Duct Tape Derby (Derby day Registration begins at 12:30pm). At 1:15pm all contestants will be asked to assemble with their vessels to meet with the judges to get a close look at design and costuming. No registration fee this year!!Create a vessel out of duct tape and cardboard, bring it to Hard’ack and race it!  See complete rules and details below under forms.  Thank you to the following sponsors for making all this fun available and free:  Heald Funeral Home ~ Cold Hollow Photography ~ People’s Trust Company~ Mimmo’s Restaurant ~ Classic Imprints ~ Clarence Brown ~ Dickinson Branon Dental~ Jaz Entertainment~ Med Associates, INC ~ St. Albans Elks ClubSt. Albans Historical Museum ~ Harrison Concrete ~ Pettinelli Associates  St. Albans Glass Company Farrell Distributing ~ Evelyne's & Mr. Martin ~ Champlain Orthodontics ~ NMC Urgent Care ~ KBS Pie in the Sky ~Tim Hurlbut Harrison Redi Mix~ DIRT Tech ~ VHBCross Consulting Engineering ~ New England Federal Credit Union TABS ~ ACE Hardware~ Arnold & ScangasThe Joe Malboeuf Family2018 SnowBowl Champs
 
Monday February 18, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Hula Hooping Cardio and Core! - February Hula Hoop Cardio & Core - 4 classes
Instructor: Rachel Whiting   HoopnoticaFiT is a low to no impact cardio that strengthens your core and tones the entire body for beginners to intermediate.Health benefits of hooping:You'll burn through excess inches; increase your metabolism; strengthen your core; decrease back pain; as well as tones arms and improve confidence. Also, hooping is a great stress relief and helps foster creativity.Is it hard to learn?Some moves are more challenging than others. You'll be surprised how easy the basics are, and have fun learning the more intermediate moves as well.Is it hard on the joints?Hoopnotica is Zero to low impact aerobics. It is so easy on the joints, even seniors and pregnant women can enjoy Hoopnotica.What if I can't Hoop?Hoopnotica uses larger, weighted hoops that are easier to use than kids hoops. 99% of people find that within 5 minutes of trying they can hoop like they did as a kid.Occasionally, due to events in St. Albans City Hall Auditorium this class has to be moved to an alternate location.  Check in - Rachel will know and we'll post changes here as well as send emails to all registered participants.Drop in rate:  $10 for residents of St. Albans & Fairfield, $15 non-residents.Love the class?  Register by the month and save $$
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Learn to Sew - Sewing 101
Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing!  In this first class you will learn all about your machine, or mine, and you will go home with your first completed project.“Kids Can Sew”Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew.  The “Kids Can Sew®” program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to sew using a unique curriculum that instructs children to use a sewing machine, read patterns and sew a complete wardrobe and a few crafts in eight two-hour sessions. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading, following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in class. The curriculum packets containing all the patterns are provided as part of the registration fee.Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher and entrepreneur, has been a  registered “Kids Can Sew & Craft®” instructor since the early 90’s successfully bringing the program to the Lexington, MA school system and Joann’s stores in Massachusetts and in Vermont.  Her love of sewing and teaching has encouraged her to turn her retirement into a “rewirement” sharing her skills with a new generation.Adults and Teens Sewing SessionSewing is experiencing a resurgence!  Come join in the fun! A new eight-week, two-hour sewing session is forming for teens and adults that will introduce and/or strengthen sewing skills.  New machines are provided or you may use your own. The program will cover the basics of sewing and move on to sewing clothing, gifts, and home decor. Quilting basics and machine embroidery will be covered.  Focus will be on clothing for the cooler weather for adults and children, holiday decor, gifts and quilting. You may choose your own projects or follow a set curriculum. The session is run by Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher, entrepreneur and long-time registered “Kids Can Sew® and Craft” instructor.Learn these skills and more.. Learn to set up your machine for sewing Learn the parts of the machine Learn how to thread the top spool of thread Learn how to fill a bobbin and load it Learn how to troubleshoot the above areas Learn proper placement of your hands for sewing Learn how to sew straight lines Learn to to pivot corners Learn how to reverse stitch Learn about the special stitches and special features of your machine or mine.
 
Tuesday February 19, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLC Email: deb@goldstardog.com Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her. Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc., as an adviser on dog training and behavior to the organization’s Board of Directors and author of articles for their newsletter and educational programs. She’s happy to answer any questions about classes—so drop her an e-mail if you have any! We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268.--Only ONE additional family member may attend with the person who is enrolled; one adult (18 or older) will be the primary handler/be allowed to hold the leash in class.--That additional family member must be 14 or older (if under 18, can only observe).DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLS This is our "ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED DOG CLASS" , This 6-week basic class covers all you need to:1. UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG: through learning how your dog communicates and why he does what he does--includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog 2. HAVE A WELL-BEHAVED DOG: yes, we cover the basic obedience stuff--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use well after the class ends 3. BOND WITH YOUR DOG: through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE! BEYOND BASICS - Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class (or approval from the instructor)(Dog Training) 5-week class. Time to take off the training wheels! This class is the next step after our Basic Training and Social Skills. This class takes your training to the next level. What’s the next level? Well, that’s the beauty of this class- You decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced version of each exercise. This permits perfect fit training for you and your dog! If your dog’s heeling is fantastic, we’ll help you take it to the next level. If your sits are still a challenge, we’ll go back a level and reinforce the basics. The atmosphere is supportive yet challenging. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals. Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog TrainingNEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy!So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  The course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test, but also for working successfully as a therapy dogs team.  The course is taught by Deb, who has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005. Gold Star Dog Training’s 6-week course will:1. Teach you and your dog the skill sfor passing a therapy dog test (such as leave it, loose-leash walking, attention work, polite greetings and more);2. Give you the tools and know-how to work safely and effectively on duty as a therapy dog team;3. Teach you how to be an excellent dog handler; and4. Help you develop a close working relationship with your dog. This course is suitable for people and dogs:- Working toward therapy dog certification;- Already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and- Looking for skills that are useful for anyone wanting to work his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Requirements/Policies for Therapy Dog course1. Dogs must have completed the Gold Star Dog Training Basic/Essentials course (completion of Beyond Basics highly recommended);exceptions may be made by contacting the instructor before registering for the course.2. Dogs are expected to have a solid foundation in obedience and skills taught in the Basic/Essentials and the Beyond Basics courses.3. Dogs must be social with people, tolerant of dogs, and not show any signs of aggression or reactivity. Dogs with reactivity, aggression/history of aggression, anxiety, or fearfulness are not good candidates for this course (the instructor reserves the right to remove a dog from the course, without refund).4. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 5. This course is designed to give general guidance on the skills best suited for therapy dog work and common elements on most tests. Therapy dog organizations may have different requirements or may emphasize different skills, and some may have additional requirements that limit a dog’s ability to become certified (e.g., unacceptable training equipment, breed-specific restrictions, raw meat diet restrictions).  It is up to the dog owner to research and understand these for the therapy dog organization s/he chooses.6. Dogs do not attend the first class. 7. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies).8. See general policy document for additional requirements, such as equipment restrictions, guests in class, etc. (https://www.goldstardog.com/findclass/). *Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE!  
 
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM    Dog Classes with Deb Helfrich - Dog/Puppy Essentials (6 weeks)
Meet Your Instructor! Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training LLC Email: deb@goldstardog.com Deb is owner of Gold Star Dog Training LLC, based in Fairfax, Vermont. She enjoys working with dogs and their handlers to solve their challenges, build a healthy dog-handler relationship, and achieve their training goals. She is highly student-focused—adept at explaining concepts, helping every student feel successful, and creating training experiences that are meaningful and effective. Deb’s sense of humor, enthusiastic teaching style, and ability to work with a wide range of students are what clients seem to like about her. Deb has been a therapy dog handler since 1996 and the volunteer Director of Training and Certification for Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) since 2005. Deb also volunteers with German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center, Inc., as an adviser on dog training and behavior to the organization’s Board of Directors and author of articles for their newsletter and educational programs. She’s happy to answer any questions about classes—so drop her an e-mail if you have any! We've had inquiries about bringing children to the classes.  Due most importantly to liability and safety issues and secondly to space constraints, we CANNOT have children present at class. These training sessions are for adult participants and their dog only.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Deb directly at 802-849-2363 or the Recreation Office at 524-1500 x *268.--Only ONE additional family member may attend with the person who is enrolled; one adult (18 or older) will be the primary handler/be allowed to hold the leash in class.--That additional family member must be 14 or older (if under 18, can only observe).DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLS This is our "ALL YOU'LL EVER NEED DOG CLASS" , This 6-week basic class covers all you need to:1. UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG: through learning how your dog communicates and why he does what he does--includes our powerful program for building a confident, socially-savvy dog 2. HAVE A WELL-BEHAVED DOG: yes, we cover the basic obedience stuff--walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and more--using a simple training approach you can use well after the class ends 3. BOND WITH YOUR DOG: through gentle touch techniques, fun games, and understanding your dog's unique personality.*Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE! BEYOND BASICS - Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class (or approval from the instructor)(Dog Training) 5-week class. Time to take off the training wheels! This class is the next step after our Basic Training and Social Skills. This class takes your training to the next level. What’s the next level? Well, that’s the beauty of this class- You decide! Like many exercise classes that show you various intensity levels of a given exercise, this class shows you the basic, intermediate, and advanced version of each exercise. This permits perfect fit training for you and your dog! If your dog’s heeling is fantastic, we’ll help you take it to the next level. If your sits are still a challenge, we’ll go back a level and reinforce the basics. The atmosphere is supportive yet challenging. The emphasis is on what you want to achieve with your dog within the exercises we teach, and then giving you the instruction and proper exercises to achieve your goals. Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog TrainingNEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy!So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  The course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test, but also for working successfully as a therapy dogs team.  The course is taught by Deb, who has been a therapy dog handler since the mid-1990s, has had 6 therapy dog partners over the years, and has directed a large therapy dog certification and training program since 2005. Gold Star Dog Training’s 6-week course will:1. Teach you and your dog the skill sfor passing a therapy dog test (such as leave it, loose-leash walking, attention work, polite greetings and more);2. Give you the tools and know-how to work safely and effectively on duty as a therapy dog team;3. Teach you how to be an excellent dog handler; and4. Help you develop a close working relationship with your dog. This course is suitable for people and dogs:- Working toward therapy dog certification;- Already working as a therapy dog team but wanting to develop new skills or hone existing ones; and- Looking for skills that are useful for anyone wanting to work his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Requirements/Policies for Therapy Dog course1. Dogs must have completed the Gold Star Dog Training Basic/Essentials course (completion of Beyond Basics highly recommended);exceptions may be made by contacting the instructor before registering for the course.2. Dogs are expected to have a solid foundation in obedience and skills taught in the Basic/Essentials and the Beyond Basics courses.3. Dogs must be social with people, tolerant of dogs, and not show any signs of aggression or reactivity. Dogs with reactivity, aggression/history of aggression, anxiety, or fearfulness are not good candidates for this course (the instructor reserves the right to remove a dog from the course, without refund).4. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 5. This course is designed to give general guidance on the skills best suited for therapy dog work and common elements on most tests. Therapy dog organizations may have different requirements or may emphasize different skills, and some may have additional requirements that limit a dog’s ability to become certified (e.g., unacceptable training equipment, breed-specific restrictions, raw meat diet restrictions).  It is up to the dog owner to research and understand these for the therapy dog organization s/he chooses.6. Dogs do not attend the first class. 7. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies).8. See general policy document for additional requirements, such as equipment restrictions, guests in class, etc. (https://www.goldstardog.com/findclass/). *Note: Dogs are not to be brought to the first session. Needed equipment will be discussed at the 1st class. To review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, etc.) in advance of sign-up, please go HERE!  
 
Wednesday February 20, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Yoga with Nicole - Wednesday yoga with Nicole - Single Session
Classes entail deliberate, focused, and free movement beginning with a guided meditation for grounding purposes and ending with a whole body relaxation. Intentional breath work and tension release play a major role in each class. Classes are designed and facilitated by Nicole to meet each person where they are at, and to bring all out of the mind and into the body. Nicole currently calls her practice Moving Insight, as she bounces back and forth between being a Psychology bookworm and being a professional mover. In 2008, she earned a BA in Psychology and went to work right away as a Therapeutic Mentor and Family Case Manager in Massachusetts. She eventually uprooted and moved to Utah and began training vigorously to satisfy her dream of becoming a Professional Dancer. While working at a therapeutic day care and studying to earn her Personal Training certificate, she brought that dream to life by performing with the Utah Grizzlies Ice Girls in 2011-2012. Later, during a brief transition as a Personal Trainer, Nicole's fierce curiosity about developing therapeutic tools to help herself and others through emotional (and physical!) healing pulled her deeper into the yoga world. Her training for professional dance, and exploration in acrobatic circus arts, began to slow down a year after she traveled to Bali, Indonesia to earn her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2014. She has since quit her "day job" in the Human Services/Social Work field as well as her "dream job" as a performer to dedicate time to her personal healing journey. She hopes to share her impactful discoveries and insights with others because she believes in the art of movement as a tool of healing through life's circumstances.Yoga class on December 19th will be at the Barlow Street Community center. No Yoga on December 26th, 2018
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 2 Options! - St. Albans Jr. High Nordic
St. Albans Jr. High Nordic This is an instructional program is for middle schoolers – Grades 5-8 to learn to XC ski.  The program will be run by former BFA Skier Cody Putnam with support from current BFA coach Scott Magnan & current BFA Nordic team members. We’ll start mid January – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out.  Each participant must have their own skis and equipment and should wear a headlamp as we lose sunlight early in the day.   Locations may change depending on where the snow is so families are asked to follow the coach's blog for practice location information.  A link will be provided below.  Participants in this program are encouraged to also participate in Thursday evening ski sessions listed below. Participants will learn basics of ski care and waxing.There are race opportunities for middle school skiers,  Coaches Magnan and Putnam will address that interest on an individual basis as skiers develop and show interest.Not sure what to get for equipment? There will be a meeting with the coaches on Tuesday 12/11/18 5:30-6:30pm at Barlow Street Community Center to talk about equipment needs. We will have information regarding rental packages available from The Ski Rack and Alpine Shop and special team discounts for our skiers. $59 for Residents, $79 for non-residents Learn to XC Ski – for Everyone!  This program is for everyone!  A more laid back form of guidance for little kids just starting out to adults hitting the trail for the first time.  Participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing and will work together learning this fantastic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Program will start Mid January and run throughout the winter as long as the snow holds out.  First session is Thursday January 17, 2019 at Hard’ack at 5:00pm.  Participants should wear headlamps as it gets dark early.All participants must be pre-registered and must have their own equipment.  Classes will be run by former BFA Nordic Skier Cody Putnam.$59 for residents, $79 for non-residents.
 
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM    Cheer Team! - Cheer Team! - Winter/ Spring Session
CHEER TEAM Cheer and tumble!! Dance!! Great team experience!!  No Stunting!!  Get Strong!!   **Non-Competitive program for boys and girls!**  Welcome Fall/Winter!  In these two sessions, we'll perform at University Mall, for area sports teams including St. Michael's College, and anywhere we can bring the spirit!  Lots of community building fun!  All events are family friendly and enjoyable for all!This exciting program stresses fun, self-awareness and community involvement! What can your body DO? How strong can we get? Participants in Cheer Team will learn dance, poise, arm motions, jumps, chants, cheers and some mat skills. Learn or perfect moves such as cartwheels/roundoffs, and work on flexibility! You will also learn teamwork, play games, and form groups to develop cheers and dances!  All moves are appropriate, and cheers/dances are sharp looking, yet easy to learn.Outreach to others is an important part of our work, and we often perform for seniors and charity events.  Do you have an idea for an event? Let us know!! Uniforms can be purchased IF DESIRED for about $45 for the skirt, shell and bow. All kids will need black shirts/shorts, white socks/sneakers. "Bow to Toe" uniform packages are also available for a very reasonable price and includes all of the above. .Pom-Poms are available to use during events.   Please call/text the instructor at 802 233-6862 with any questions. Price of class includes all events!!Ages: 5-11 Location: City Hall Auditorium, some practice will take place at the Barlow Street Community Center, see the schedule for specific dates. When: 10 WeeksFall/ Winter Session: October 17th - January 16th (No Classes October 31st (Halloween), November 21st (Thanksgiving), December 26th (Christmas). Winter/ Spring Session: January 30th - April 10th (No Class on February 27th)Instructor:  Ila Sewall of GymKids Academy, IncNOTE: Cheer Team does not practice during school vacations or when school is canceled. Upcoming Cheer Events:Coming soonCheer Team 2017 at Dairy FestTrying to stay warm while cheering on our Sap Runners!A nice practice in the Taylor Park!All lined up to Cheer!
 
Thursday February 21, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation is available***SACS kids can take the bus to Barlow Street Community Center. Parents must notify the school that their child needs to ride the bus to Barlow Street Community Center.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.SATEC:  Grades K-8 Van will pick up kids each day in the back of the school behind the last bus. Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.Grades PreK - Kids in the full day class ending at 2pm are welcome to attend Afternoon Fun - but there is no transportation provided by the recreation department.  Kids would need to be dropped off at the Barlow Community Center.  Grades PreK -Kids in the 1/2 day afternoon sessions in Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds class can be picked up at the end of the school day by the Recreation Van and transported to Barlow Street Community Center.  The van is equipped with booster seats.  If your child requires a car seat, you must provide one in advance.  Full car seats can be dropped off at Barlow Street Community Center so they can be properly installed in advance of pick ups.  Parents must make arrangements with the school and notify the teacher that their child will be coming to Barlow Street Community Center.***NOTE:***WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, HALF DAYS OR HAS EARLY DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO AFTERNOON PROGRAM* Check out our In-Service and Vacation Day Camps as well!
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 2 Options! - Nordic Ski Lessons for Everyone!
St. Albans Jr. High Nordic This is an instructional program is for middle schoolers – Grades 5-8 to learn to XC ski.  The program will be run by former BFA Skier Cody Putnam with support from current BFA coach Scott Magnan & current BFA Nordic team members. We’ll start mid January – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out.  Each participant must have their own skis and equipment and should wear a headlamp as we lose sunlight early in the day.   Locations may change depending on where the snow is so families are asked to follow the coach's blog for practice location information.  A link will be provided below.  Participants in this program are encouraged to also participate in Thursday evening ski sessions listed below. Participants will learn basics of ski care and waxing.There are race opportunities for middle school skiers,  Coaches Magnan and Putnam will address that interest on an individual basis as skiers develop and show interest.Not sure what to get for equipment? There will be a meeting with the coaches on Tuesday 12/11/18 5:30-6:30pm at Barlow Street Community Center to talk about equipment needs. We will have information regarding rental packages available from The Ski Rack and Alpine Shop and special team discounts for our skiers. $59 for Residents, $79 for non-residents Learn to XC Ski – for Everyone!  This program is for everyone!  A more laid back form of guidance for little kids just starting out to adults hitting the trail for the first time.  Participants will learn the basics of Nordic skiing and will work together learning this fantastic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Program will start Mid January and run throughout the winter as long as the snow holds out.  First session is Thursday January 17, 2019 at Hard’ack at 5:00pm.  Participants should wear headlamps as it gets dark early.All participants must be pre-registered and must have their own equipment.  Classes will be run by former BFA Nordic Skier Cody Putnam.$59 for residents, $79 for non-residents.
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Square Dance Lessons & Dancing! - Square Dance - Single- Winter/ Spring Session
Join Steve, Deb Desrosiers and the Maple Squares on Thursday evenings at the newly renovated St. Albans City Hall Auditorium on Thursdays. See the different sessions options below. No need to pre-register, just show up and pay at the door.Both lessons and dancing will be held each evening with some Contra Dancing in the mix as well.  The cost is $4 per person for St. Albans Residents or $10 maximum per family for St. Albans Residents and $6 per person & $15 maximum per family for non-residents. 6:30-8:30pmClass on November 29th will be held at the St. Albans Museum Bliss Room on the 4th floor (there is elevator access)
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Birding Essentials Classes with Bridget Butler - Learning to Listen 2/21/19
This set of classes will help you develop your skills as a birder or backyard bird watcher!  Sign up for one or all four sessions and get yourself dialed in for the return of the birds come spring.Learning to Look - JanuaryDuring this session, we’ll dive into learning how to look at different groups of birds and practice training and fine-tuning our eyes. Foundational skills will be introduced during this class that will improve your ability to gather observations in a way that increases the success of identification. Learning to Listen - February This session will prepare you for the spring arrival of migratory birds. We’ll break down how to listen to birdsong and build your repertoire and skill base for identifying birds by song.  Interpreting Bird Behavior & Bird Language - MarchThere are times when a behavior is all you need to identify a bird! Learn how to interpret what you’re seeing and apply it to identify different bird species. We’ll also look at how understanding bird behavior can add another layer to your experience as a birder.  Bird Tech: Using Apps & eBird - AprilSharing your birding observations is good for science and for the birds! We’ll learn how to create an eBird account to capture our bird sightings and we’ll learn how to use eBird as a tool for finding different birding spots and bird species. We’ll also explore a number of apps that can enhance your time in the field & your backyard.
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Birding Essentials Classes with Bridget Butler - All Four Classes
This set of classes will help you develop your skills as a birder or backyard bird watcher!  Sign up for one or all four sessions and get yourself dialed in for the return of the birds come spring.Learning to Look - JanuaryDuring this session, we’ll dive into learning how to look at different groups of birds and practice training and fine-tuning our eyes. Foundational skills will be introduced during this class that will improve your ability to gather observations in a way that increases the success of identification. Learning to Listen - February This session will prepare you for the spring arrival of migratory birds. We’ll break down how to listen to birdsong and build your repertoire and skill base for identifying birds by song.  Interpreting Bird Behavior & Bird Language - MarchThere are times when a behavior is all you need to identify a bird! Learn how to interpret what you’re seeing and apply it to identify different bird species. We’ll also look at how understanding bird behavior can add another layer to your experience as a birder.  Bird Tech: Using Apps & eBird - AprilSharing your birding observations is good for science and for the birds! We’ll learn how to create an eBird account to capture our bird sightings and we’ll learn how to use eBird as a tool for finding different birding spots and bird species. We’ll also explore a number of apps that can enhance your time in the field & your backyard.