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Friday February 21, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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!
 
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 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 Joanna Jerose and Rachel Huff.We’ll start February 7th – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out. Practices will take place on the Hard'ack Cross Country Trails. Learn to ski and/or strengthen your technique through sking AND a series of fun games, obstacle courses and drills that build great fundamentals. Classic technique and skating technique will be covered. We will make some skis available to borrow, if you do not have your own equipment.Layers of lightweight clothing are best as we will get warm and need to shed layers so as not to get sweaty! Wool or synthetic/poly or layers are best. NO cotton socks please! $39 for Residents, $49 for non-residents
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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!
 
Saturday February 22, 2020
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  from February 1, 2020 to March 28, 2020.  (No open gym on Saturday 2/29/20) 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  from February 1, 2020 to March 28, 2020.  (No open gym on Saturday 2/29/20) 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!      
 
Monday February 24, 2020
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Vacation Camps & In-service Days - February Winter Break 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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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  - Classes will resume in January 2020 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 February 25, 2020
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Vacation Camps & In-service Days - February Winter Break 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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 LLCEmail: 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 rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com 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. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course 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 course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: 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 useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, 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.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies 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 LLCEmail: 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 rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com 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. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course 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 course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: 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 useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, 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.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Vacation Camps & In-service Days - February Winter Break 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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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!
 
Thursday February 27, 2020
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Vacation Camps & In-service Days - February Winter Break 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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Ski & Ride Lessons for Beginners at Hard'ack - Itty Bitty Ski/Ride Lessons
SEE NEW DATE FOR LEARN TO SKI - THURSDAYS 6:15PM-7:00PM FOR AGES 6+Learn to ski & ride at Hard'ack - For kids ages 6 and up. 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. New this season!Itty Bitty Ski & Ride Lessons - For kids ages 4 & 5. This year we're happy to be adding a session of ski and snowboard lessons for 4 & 5 year olds.  Lessons might be a stretch though :)  We'll play with your beginner to get them somewhat comfortable in their gear and begin to be mobile.  Skiing?  Riding? Maybe.  We're looking to provide a fun first venture on the hill so they'll want to continue.  Fun, games, music and parent participation is the back bone of this new venture. Parents remember to dress for the elements as your help is needed on the hill.These lessons are under the direction of Dave Southwick.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 :(  Also new this season!! All kids registered in either the learn to ski or ride program through the St. Albans Recreation Department will receive a voucher for a FREE helmet at The Alpine Shop!  Just bring your registration confirmation with the childs name on it, to the Alpine Shop for confirmation. This generous offer is being funded through Afterglow in memory of AJ Holzscheiter. Program Note:  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.
 
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM    Ski & Ride Lessons for Beginners at Hard'ack - Ski Lessons
SEE NEW DATE FOR LEARN TO SKI - THURSDAYS 6:15PM-7:00PM FOR AGES 6+Learn to ski & ride at Hard'ack - For kids ages 6 and up. 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. New this season!Itty Bitty Ski & Ride Lessons - For kids ages 4 & 5. This year we're happy to be adding a session of ski and snowboard lessons for 4 & 5 year olds.  Lessons might be a stretch though :)  We'll play with your beginner to get them somewhat comfortable in their gear and begin to be mobile.  Skiing?  Riding? Maybe.  We're looking to provide a fun first venture on the hill so they'll want to continue.  Fun, games, music and parent participation is the back bone of this new venture. Parents remember to dress for the elements as your help is needed on the hill.These lessons are under the direction of Dave Southwick.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 :(  Also new this season!! All kids registered in either the learn to ski or ride program through the St. Albans Recreation Department will receive a voucher for a FREE helmet at The Alpine Shop!  Just bring your registration confirmation with the childs name on it, to the Alpine Shop for confirmation. This generous offer is being funded through Afterglow in memory of AJ Holzscheiter. Program Note:  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.
 
6:30 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. Fall ScheduleSeptember 12th - December 19th6:30-8:30pmWinter ScheduleJanuary 9th - April 23rd(No class February 13th)6:30-8:30pm
 
Friday February 28, 2020
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Vacation Camps & In-service Days - February Winter Break 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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 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 Joanna Jerose and Rachel Huff.We’ll start February 7th – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out. Practices will take place on the Hard'ack Cross Country Trails. Learn to ski and/or strengthen your technique through sking AND a series of fun games, obstacle courses and drills that build great fundamentals. Classic technique and skating technique will be covered. We will make some skis available to borrow, if you do not have your own equipment.Layers of lightweight clothing are best as we will get warm and need to shed layers so as not to get sweaty! Wool or synthetic/poly or layers are best. NO cotton socks please! $39 for Residents, $49 for non-residents
 
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 2019 (Spring)
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 and Josh Labonte both of which have 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. Hosted by: Kevin LaddisonIf 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!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 hosted by Kevin. 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?
 
Saturday February 29, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Culinary with Sarah Auer - Homemade Bone Broths and Vegetable Stocks
Sarah Auer is a certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has a passion for preparing and preserving local, nutritious food. Her aspiration is to share her knowledge and love of healthy, nutrient dense food with others through classes and coaching.  All classes will feature local fresh produce whenever possible. Each registered person will participate in creating the recipes each class and will go home with directions and recipes to continue at home.Below is a wide selection of classes to choose from.  Choose one or all!Registration fee includes all materials, equipment and ingredients.Children ages 10 and up are welcome to participate in the class as long as they are accompanied by an adult.  Ages 16+ can attend on their own.Introduction to Yogurt Making - January 18th, 2020   2:00-4:00pmHomemade yogurt is cost effective and healthier than many varieties available at the store. In this class, participants will learn the health benefits of yogurt, techniques for makings yogurt at home and be given a variety of ways to incorporate it into their diet. Fermented Vegetables - February 8th, 2020  2:00-4:00pmFermentation is a simple, natural and traditional way of preserving food for long periods of time. Fermented vegetables have the added health benefit of probiotics that canned foods do not contain. Using cabbage and other fresh vegetables, you will learn the art and science behind successfully creating your own sauerkraut and kimchi to enjoy throughout the year. Each participant will take home samples and recipes. Homemade Bone Broths and Vegetable Stocks - February 29, 2020 10am-12noonLearn the art and health benefits of making your own beef bone broth and chicken or vegetable stock. Broths and stocks are versatile ingredients essential in the kitchen. The traditional method of using every part of the animal or leftover vegetable scraps to make a restorative and delicious product is simple and easy. This hands-on class will introduce you to the ingredients necessary and process used to create nourishing broths and stocks. Applesauce and Spiced Pear Butter - March 14, 2020  1:00-4:00pmHomemade applesauce is a wonderful way to capture and preserve the bounty of fall. In this class you will learn the art, safety measures, and science of canning by processing and preparing applesauce. Pears are another fall crop that we will use to make a unique Spiced Pear Butter. You will gain  the skill and confidence to make a variety of sauces to enjoy the bounty of fall throughout the year. Each participant will go home with a jar of each item and recipes. Pickled Beets & Dilled Carrots - April 4, 2020  1:00-4:00pmPreserve the freshness of summer as you learn the art and science of canning. You will discover methods and safety measures to ensure a way to save summer's bounty all year long. In this class we will pickle beets and carrots. Each participant will go home with a jar of each type we prepare and recipes. Strawberry Jam Making Class - June 27, 2020  2:00-4:00pmCapture the taste of summer as you discover how to preserve strawberries by making and canning delicious jam. In this class you will learn how to make jam using a method that requires less sugar than traditional recipes. This healthier version captures the flavors and natural sugar of the berries. Each participant will take home 2 jars of jam and recipes.
 
Sunday March 1, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Hard'ack Recreation Area Information and Donation page - Yes! I'd like to make a $25 donation
Ski ~ Ride ~ Skate ~ Slide ~ Trek Hard'ack with it's nearly 700 feet of rope tow, combines affordability with great local access for families to enjoy a Vermont tradition. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, skating, sliding, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing can all be enjoyed at Hard'ack. The ski hill and towrope will be operated and supervised during specific hours of operation. How does Hard'ack operate?  Strictly by donation and fund raising events.  Please be sure to donate each time you are at Hard'ack or make a donation below.  Choose your donation amount at checkout. We take donations of all sizes :)  Want to mail a donation?  Send to:St. Albans Recreation DepartmentP.O. Box 867Saint Albans, VT  05478Indicate the donation is for Hard'ack on the check.*Please note that this schedule is subject to change without notice.  All operational hours are affected by conditions on the hill and the weather :)We also have T-shirts, hats and stickers available to benefit Hard'ack. Please contact the recreation office to inquire about sizes and colors and to schedule pickup of your purchase. 802-524-1500 extension *268. 
 
Monday March 2, 2020
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Vacation Camps & In-service Days - Mini March 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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! - March Hula Hoop Cardio & Core - 5 classes
Instructor: Rachel Whiting  - Classes will resume in January 2020 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 March 3, 2020
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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Vacation Camps & In-service Days - Mini March 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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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!
 
4:30 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. Are your kids sick?In order to keep kids from passing sickness to others, we encourage parents to keep their kids home from camp when they are sick. If your kids are sick and they stay home we will credit your account for that day. Please let us know via phone or email and we will apply the credit to your account. 
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 LLCEmail: 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 rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com 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. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course 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 course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: 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 useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, 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.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Garden Talks - Get the Dirt! - Pruning
GET THE DIRT GARDENING TALKS! Our Gardening Series has information, techniques and ideas for beginning and established gardeners seeking to improve and enhance their backyard bounty. If you’re new to gardening, this series will take you from seed starting to harvest. If already a gardener, brush up on your gardening skills, get some fresh ideas and share your knowledge. Besides growing your own healthy food and saving money, gardening is great exercise, reduces stress, generates creativity, helps unplug from daily routines and teaches patience. Gardening is a great way to spend quality time with children and teach them the wonders of nature. All workshops are presented by the University of Vermont Certified Extension Master Gardener and local landscaping business owner Kelly Wakefield. Talks occur different nights of the week from 7:00-8:00pm at Barlow St. Community Center – 2nd Floor. 
 
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 LLCEmail: 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 rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com 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. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course 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 course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: 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 useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, 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.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
Wednesday March 4, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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!
 
Thursday March 5, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Ski & Ride Lessons for Beginners at Hard'ack - Itty Bitty Ski/Ride Lessons
SEE NEW DATE FOR LEARN TO SKI - THURSDAYS 6:15PM-7:00PM FOR AGES 6+Learn to ski & ride at Hard'ack - For kids ages 6 and up. 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. New this season!Itty Bitty Ski & Ride Lessons - For kids ages 4 & 5. This year we're happy to be adding a session of ski and snowboard lessons for 4 & 5 year olds.  Lessons might be a stretch though :)  We'll play with your beginner to get them somewhat comfortable in their gear and begin to be mobile.  Skiing?  Riding? Maybe.  We're looking to provide a fun first venture on the hill so they'll want to continue.  Fun, games, music and parent participation is the back bone of this new venture. Parents remember to dress for the elements as your help is needed on the hill.These lessons are under the direction of Dave Southwick.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 :(  Also new this season!! All kids registered in either the learn to ski or ride program through the St. Albans Recreation Department will receive a voucher for a FREE helmet at The Alpine Shop!  Just bring your registration confirmation with the childs name on it, to the Alpine Shop for confirmation. This generous offer is being funded through Afterglow in memory of AJ Holzscheiter. Program Note:  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.
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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    Theater Class - YoungStar Performers - Theater
YoungSTAR Performers A theater group just for kids ages 5 - 11.  In each one hour class we'll work on stage directions, voice projection and movement.  Kids will receive some basic instruction but we'll be learning a lot through theatre games, skits and group activities.  At the end of 7 weeks we'll have "Skit Night" for family and friends; performing on the City Hall Stage.  This class is geared for kids who want to try their hand at acting, no prior experience is required.Winter Session:Practices March 5th - April 16th 6:00-7:00pm at the Barlow Street Community CenterSKIT NIGHT April 17th at 5:30 pm St. Albans City Hall Auditorium 
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Medicare Made Clear - Medicare Made Clear
Confused by Medicare? We'll help you learn the basics. You're invited to a Medicare Made ClearTM educational seminar. Join us to learn all about your Medicare choices. We'll also share tools and resources to help you understand the coverage that may be right for you, including a free educational guide. Whether you're just getting started with Medicare or simply looking to learn more, we're here to help. Light snacks and beverages provided. Caregivers of all ages welcome! Brought to you by:
 
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. Fall ScheduleSeptember 12th - December 19th6:30-8:30pmWinter ScheduleJanuary 9th - April 23rd(No class February 13th)6:30-8:30pm
 
Friday March 6, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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!
 
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM    Ski Lessons - Nordic - 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 Joanna Jerose and Rachel Huff.We’ll start February 7th – conditions permitting and ski until the snow runs out. Practices will take place on the Hard'ack Cross Country Trails. Learn to ski and/or strengthen your technique through sking AND a series of fun games, obstacle courses and drills that build great fundamentals. Classic technique and skating technique will be covered. We will make some skis available to borrow, if you do not have your own equipment.Layers of lightweight clothing are best as we will get warm and need to shed layers so as not to get sweaty! Wool or synthetic/poly or layers are best. NO cotton socks please! $39 for Residents, $49 for non-residents
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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!
 
Saturday March 7, 2020
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  from February 1, 2020 to March 28, 2020.  (No open gym on Saturday 2/29/20) 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  from February 1, 2020 to March 28, 2020.  (No open gym on Saturday 2/29/20) 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 - 2:00 PM    Learn To Make A Rag Quilt - Learn to Make a Rag Quilt
Learn To Make A Rag QuiltLearn to make a fun, warm, versatile, flannel rag quilt.  In this three-hour session you will learn how to prepare, cut, and sew a lap rag quilt from flannel.  Machines will be provided for use in class, participants purchase their own flannel. No sewing skills are required.  These quilts make great dog beds, baby quilts and lap quilts. There are so many fun, pretty and themed flannels to create rag-quilts for any occasion or gift giving.  Come join the fun!Saturday March 7thBarlow Street Community Center10am-2pmAges: 13 and up
 
Monday March 9, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Zumba Gold - Zumba Gold - Spring Session
The original concept of ZUMBA®? Combines a workout with a party like atmosphere. ZUMBA GOLD®? Is designed to take Latin and international dance rhythms to the active older adult, the beginner, and those who might need modifications due to injury or other issues.  This program builds cardiovascular health and works the muscles of the hips, legs, and arms with easy to follow dance moves.  ZUMBA GOLD®?is great for the mind, body, and soul of all participants and is designed to be achievable by all populations, regardless of fitness level. When: Mondays, March 9nd - April 13th  - 9:30-10:30 AMWhere: Barlow Street Community CenterCost: $35 for all 6 weeks online registration or pay $7 at the doorClasses taught by Maureen Sodaro 
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! - March Hula Hoop Cardio & Core - 5 classes
Instructor: Rachel Whiting  - Classes will resume in January 2020 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    Full Moon Hikes - RiseVT Show Up Full Moon Hike Event!
Join us for a tour around St. Albans hidden gem, Hard'ack. Each hike will have a different theme and date. Hikes will take participants around the main loop of Hard'ack exploring some of the great features Hard'ack has to offer. Wolf Monument, Lookout Point, the Native American Stairs and more. After the hike we'll enjoy a fire, hot cocoa & s'mores at the base of Hard'ack.  Snowshoes can be provided for winter hikes. Hikes are weather dependant. All hikers must be physically able to climb steep inclines and rocky terrain. Harvest Hard'ack Hike (Beaver Moon) - November 12th - 6:00-7:00pm - Tuesday Cancelled due to snow storm, another hike will be scheduled.Join us under a full Beaver Moon for a harvest hike to bring in the holiday season. November’s full Moon was called the Beaver Moon by both the Algonquin tribes and colonial Americans. The Native Americans used the monthly Moons and nature’s signs as a sort of calendar to track the seasons. Why this name? Back then, this was the month to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.RiseVT show up Full Moon Hike - March 9, 2020  6pm-8pm 
 
Tuesday March 10, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 LLCEmail: 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 rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com 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. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course 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 course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: 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 useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, 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.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Garden Talks - Get the Dirt! - Perennial Gardens
GET THE DIRT GARDENING TALKS! Our Gardening Series has information, techniques and ideas for beginning and established gardeners seeking to improve and enhance their backyard bounty. If you’re new to gardening, this series will take you from seed starting to harvest. If already a gardener, brush up on your gardening skills, get some fresh ideas and share your knowledge. Besides growing your own healthy food and saving money, gardening is great exercise, reduces stress, generates creativity, helps unplug from daily routines and teaches patience. Gardening is a great way to spend quality time with children and teach them the wonders of nature. All workshops are presented by the University of Vermont Certified Extension Master Gardener and local landscaping business owner Kelly Wakefield. Talks occur different nights of the week from 7:00-8:00pm at Barlow St. Community Center – 2nd Floor. 
 
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 LLCEmail: 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 rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com 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. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course 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 course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: 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 useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, 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.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
Wednesday March 11, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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    Nerf Games! - Nerf Games - March
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. 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 March 12, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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    Theater Class - YoungStar Performers - Theater
YoungSTAR Performers A theater group just for kids ages 5 - 11.  In each one hour class we'll work on stage directions, voice projection and movement.  Kids will receive some basic instruction but we'll be learning a lot through theatre games, skits and group activities.  At the end of 7 weeks we'll have "Skit Night" for family and friends; performing on the City Hall Stage.  This class is geared for kids who want to try their hand at acting, no prior experience is required.Winter Session:Practices March 5th - April 16th 6:00-7:00pm at the Barlow Street Community CenterSKIT NIGHT April 17th at 5:30 pm St. Albans City Hall Auditorium 
 
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. Fall ScheduleSeptember 12th - December 19th6:30-8:30pmWinter ScheduleJanuary 9th - April 23rd(No class February 13th)6:30-8:30pm
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Birding Essentials Classes with Bridget Butler - Interpreting Bird Behavior 3/12/20
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 - January 9, 2020During 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 13, 2020This 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 - March 12, 2020There 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 - April 9, 2020Sharing 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 - January 9, 2020During 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 13, 2020This 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 - March 12, 2020There 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 - April 9, 2020Sharing 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.
 
Friday March 13, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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!
 
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM    St. Patrick's Day Treats Class for Kids and Adults - St. Patrick's Day Class 3:45pm start time
New for 2020 - 2 Classes - one in the early afternoon for kids (and adults) right after school and one a bit later for those getting out of work!Make some Irish fun from the kitchen this year!  We will be making several delicious and adorable St. Patrick's Day treats. Each registered participant will make all of the treats and go home with a tray of lucky delights to share.   Very hands on, 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.  All of the fun, none of the mess at home:)This class is being presented by The Clean Spoon.
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    St. Patrick's Day Treats Class for Kids and Adults - St. Patrick's Day Treats Class 5:00pm start time
New for 2020 - 2 Classes - one in the early afternoon for kids (and adults) right after school and one a bit later for those getting out of work!Make some Irish fun from the kitchen this year!  We will be making several delicious and adorable St. Patrick's Day treats. Each registered participant will make all of the treats and go home with a tray of lucky delights to share.   Very hands on, 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.  All of the fun, none of the mess at home:)This class is being presented by The Clean Spoon.
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 2019 (Spring)
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 and Josh Labonte both of which have 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. Hosted by: Kevin LaddisonIf 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!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 hosted by Kevin. 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?
 
Saturday March 14, 2020
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  from February 1, 2020 to March 28, 2020.  (No open gym on Saturday 2/29/20) 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  from February 1, 2020 to March 28, 2020.  (No open gym on Saturday 2/29/20) 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!      
 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Culinary with Sarah Auer - Applesauce & Spiced Pear Butter
Sarah Auer is a certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has a passion for preparing and preserving local, nutritious food. Her aspiration is to share her knowledge and love of healthy, nutrient dense food with others through classes and coaching.  All classes will feature local fresh produce whenever possible. Each registered person will participate in creating the recipes each class and will go home with directions and recipes to continue at home.Below is a wide selection of classes to choose from.  Choose one or all!Registration fee includes all materials, equipment and ingredients.Children ages 10 and up are welcome to participate in the class as long as they are accompanied by an adult.  Ages 16+ can attend on their own.Introduction to Yogurt Making - January 18th, 2020   2:00-4:00pmHomemade yogurt is cost effective and healthier than many varieties available at the store. In this class, participants will learn the health benefits of yogurt, techniques for makings yogurt at home and be given a variety of ways to incorporate it into their diet. Fermented Vegetables - February 8th, 2020  2:00-4:00pmFermentation is a simple, natural and traditional way of preserving food for long periods of time. Fermented vegetables have the added health benefit of probiotics that canned foods do not contain. Using cabbage and other fresh vegetables, you will learn the art and science behind successfully creating your own sauerkraut and kimchi to enjoy throughout the year. Each participant will take home samples and recipes. Homemade Bone Broths and Vegetable Stocks - February 29, 2020 10am-12noonLearn the art and health benefits of making your own beef bone broth and chicken or vegetable stock. Broths and stocks are versatile ingredients essential in the kitchen. The traditional method of using every part of the animal or leftover vegetable scraps to make a restorative and delicious product is simple and easy. This hands-on class will introduce you to the ingredients necessary and process used to create nourishing broths and stocks. Applesauce and Spiced Pear Butter - March 14, 2020  1:00-4:00pmHomemade applesauce is a wonderful way to capture and preserve the bounty of fall. In this class you will learn the art, safety measures, and science of canning by processing and preparing applesauce. Pears are another fall crop that we will use to make a unique Spiced Pear Butter. You will gain  the skill and confidence to make a variety of sauces to enjoy the bounty of fall throughout the year. Each participant will go home with a jar of each item and recipes. Pickled Beets & Dilled Carrots - April 4, 2020  1:00-4:00pmPreserve the freshness of summer as you learn the art and science of canning. You will discover methods and safety measures to ensure a way to save summer's bounty all year long. In this class we will pickle beets and carrots. Each participant will go home with a jar of each type we prepare and recipes. Strawberry Jam Making Class - June 27, 2020  2:00-4:00pmCapture the taste of summer as you discover how to preserve strawberries by making and canning delicious jam. In this class you will learn how to make jam using a method that requires less sugar than traditional recipes. This healthier version captures the flavors and natural sugar of the berries. Each participant will take home 2 jars of jam and recipes.
 
Monday March 16, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Zumba Gold - Zumba Gold - Spring Session
The original concept of ZUMBA®? Combines a workout with a party like atmosphere. ZUMBA GOLD®? Is designed to take Latin and international dance rhythms to the active older adult, the beginner, and those who might need modifications due to injury or other issues.  This program builds cardiovascular health and works the muscles of the hips, legs, and arms with easy to follow dance moves.  ZUMBA GOLD®?is great for the mind, body, and soul of all participants and is designed to be achievable by all populations, regardless of fitness level. When: Mondays, March 9nd - April 13th  - 9:30-10:30 AMWhere: Barlow Street Community CenterCost: $35 for all 6 weeks online registration or pay $7 at the doorClasses taught by Maureen Sodaro 
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! - March Hula Hoop Cardio & Core - 5 classes
Instructor: Rachel Whiting  - Classes will resume in January 2020 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 March 17, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 8:00 PM    St. Patrick's Day Parade - Tuesday, MARCH 17, 2020 - Yes! I'd like to help out financially! Here's my donation:)
Be a part of St. Albans Recreation Department's 8th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade ~ Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  A fun, short, spirited parade winding through downtown with lots of fun events, dining and socializing opportunities after the parade in downtown St. Albans. So hop on the wagon (so to speak!)  C'mon get your Irish on! Parade starts at 5:30 pm Tuesday 3/17/20  at the Court House parking lot on Lake Street and heads up Lake, Over Main Street to St. Albans City Hall Auditorium!Interested in joining our parade? We love new additions and will welcome you in whatever capacity you would like to participate. Want to bring a truck and/ or trailer as a "float" come join! Want to dress up and be fun, come join! Want to hand out good along the way, come join! ****Join us after the Parade at St. Albans City Hall Auditorium FOR SOME IRISH ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS. SAMPLE SOME IRISH BEER (CASH BAR) Free "GREEN" BEVERAGES FOR THE KIDS! St. Pat's Treats for purchase, Irish Tattoos, Music, Irish Dance demonstrations and more!FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - FREE ADMISSION! HEAD OUT AFTER THE FUN TO ENJOY ALL THE SPECIAL PROMOTIONS AT OUR DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES! SLAINTE!
 
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 LLCEmail: 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 rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com 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. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course 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 course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: 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 useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, 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.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Garden Talks - Get the Dirt! - Annuals & Container Gardening
GET THE DIRT GARDENING TALKS! Our Gardening Series has information, techniques and ideas for beginning and established gardeners seeking to improve and enhance their backyard bounty. If you’re new to gardening, this series will take you from seed starting to harvest. If already a gardener, brush up on your gardening skills, get some fresh ideas and share your knowledge. Besides growing your own healthy food and saving money, gardening is great exercise, reduces stress, generates creativity, helps unplug from daily routines and teaches patience. Gardening is a great way to spend quality time with children and teach them the wonders of nature. All workshops are presented by the University of Vermont Certified Extension Master Gardener and local landscaping business owner Kelly Wakefield. Talks occur different nights of the week from 7:00-8:00pm at Barlow St. Community Center – 2nd Floor. 
 
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 LLCEmail: 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 rescues and other organizations as an advisor, training resource, and author.  Read more: www.goldstardog.com 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. DOG/PUPPY ESSENTIALS: BASIC TRAINING AND SOCIAL SKILLSWe’re busy people.  We’ve got other priorities.*  Dog training can feel like One. More. Thing. But, you want a dog you can live with, be proud of, and about which others glowingly remark “What a great dog!” This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog.  It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language. What you get: My simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything; course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.  And, we’re gonna get results while having  fun! So, to all those wiggly puppies and wonderful dogs out there: are you ready to earn your gold star (get it, Gold Star Dog Training)? *Course is also suitable for those who aren’t all that busy. BEYOND BASICS (Pre-requisite: Deb's BASIC dog class, or instructor approval)Time to take off the training wheels! This course 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 course shows you various levels of each command or behavior. This permits "perfect fit" training for you and your dog! We teach and use an easy-to-apply, standardized approach to dog training and management that is designed to be useful no matter what level your dog is at with a given command or behavior. The course also continues to build a foundation of manners, training, and social skills. It’s perfect for adolescent and young adult dogs who need help weathering this “teenage” stage in a way that’s constructive and positive. NEW OFFERING - Therapy Dog Academy! (This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification.) Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Participants and their dogs must have taken Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog?  Well, we’ve got a course for that!  This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for taking a therapy dog test, working safely and effectively as a therapy dog team on duty, and developing a close working relationship with your dog. The course is suitable for those: 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 useful for working with his/her dog in public (e.g., in the workplace, for service dog training). Your instructor, Deb, 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.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ALL DOG CLASSES: Dogs do not attend the first class. Every dog owner must provide vaccination documentation (described in our policies). Please review all class policies/restrictions (regarding vaccinations, aggressive dogs in class, youth participants, guests, refunds) before registration. All participants must review policies HERE!  
 
Wednesday March 18, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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!
 
Thursday March 19, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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    Theater Class - YoungStar Performers - Theater
YoungSTAR Performers A theater group just for kids ages 5 - 11.  In each one hour class we'll work on stage directions, voice projection and movement.  Kids will receive some basic instruction but we'll be learning a lot through theatre games, skits and group activities.  At the end of 7 weeks we'll have "Skit Night" for family and friends; performing on the City Hall Stage.  This class is geared for kids who want to try their hand at acting, no prior experience is required.Winter Session:Practices March 5th - April 16th 6:00-7:00pm at the Barlow Street Community CenterSKIT NIGHT April 17th at 5:30 pm St. Albans City Hall Auditorium 
 
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. Fall ScheduleSeptember 12th - December 19th6:30-8:30pmWinter ScheduleJanuary 9th - April 23rd(No class February 13th)6:30-8:30pm
 
Friday March 20, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - SACS Pre-k and Kindergarten (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC and SACS 1st - 8th grade
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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! 2019-2020 - SATEC K (downstairs)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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 - 6:00 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2019-2020 - Late pickup (no later than 6:00pm)
2019-2020 NOTE: Both SATEC and SACS will be releasing 1 hour early on Friday's. Because of this the fee for Friday is an additional $6. This will be added when you register. NEW THIS YEAR - OPTION FOR LATE PICK UP.  FAMILIES CAN EXTEND PICK UP TIME UNTIL 6PM IF THEY LIKE. :)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***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 Kids will ride bus #12 to Barlow Street Community Center.Please be sure to notify your child's teacher each day they are heading to Barlow so they will get on the right bus.  ***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!
 
Saturday March 21, 2020
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  from February 1, 2020 to March 28, 2020.  (No open gym on Saturday 2/29/20) 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  from February 1, 2020 to March 28, 2020.  (No open gym on Saturday 2/29/20) 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!