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Tuesday May 21, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Dance & Tumble! - Dance & Tumble
Dance & Tumble for kids ages 2 - 4 years old!Join us in this fun and energetic way to explore movement and dance.  We will skip, hop, twist, roll and tumble our wiggles out! Dance & Tumble runs on Tuesday mornings at The Barlow Street Community Center (third floor) for 4 weeks.Each session is 30 minutes long.Instructor:  Rachel Bilodeau - Owner, Director & Instructor of Studio 3 Dance Studio.
 
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Soccer - Spring Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds
Soccer with AndrewSoccer with Andrew is a program for 3 to 5 year old children designed to introduce them to the sport of soccer. Kids will learn soccer using fun and energetic games that have been tailored to work with 3-5 year olds. The curriculum also facilitates the development of motor and coordination skills.  All sessions are held in a fun and positive environment, where players are encouraged to play with a smile on their face.  Sessions last 45 minutes and meet once per week for 6 weeks. This program is designed with fun at the core and physical activity, motor skill development and learning the game of soccer as secondary objectives. 
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
Wednesday May 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Yoga with Nicole - Wednesday yoga with Nicole - Single Session
Classes entail deliberate, focused, and free movement beginning with a guided meditation for grounding purposes and ending with a whole body relaxation. Intentional breath work and tension release play a major role in each class. Classes are designed and facilitated by Nicole to meet each person where they are at, and to bring all out of the mind and into the body. Nicole currently calls her practice Moving Insight, as she bounces back and forth between being a Psychology bookworm and being a professional mover. In 2008, she earned a BA in Psychology and went to work right away as a Therapeutic Mentor and Family Case Manager in Massachusetts. She eventually uprooted and moved to Utah and began training vigorously to satisfy her dream of becoming a Professional Dancer. While working at a therapeutic day care and studying to earn her Personal Training certificate, she brought that dream to life by performing with the Utah Grizzlies Ice Girls in 2011-2012. Later, during a brief transition as a Personal Trainer, Nicole's fierce curiosity about developing therapeutic tools to help herself and others through emotional (and physical!) healing pulled her deeper into the yoga world. Her training for professional dance, and exploration in acrobatic circus arts, began to slow down a year after she traveled to Bali, Indonesia to earn her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2014. She has since quit her "day job" in the Human Services/Social Work field as well as her "dream job" as a performer to dedicate time to her personal healing journey. She hopes to share her impactful discoveries and insights with others because she believes in the art of movement as a tool of healing through life's circumstances.No Yoga on March 20, 2019
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Soccer - Spring Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds
Soccer with AndrewSoccer with Andrew is a program for 3 to 5 year old children designed to introduce them to the sport of soccer. Kids will learn soccer using fun and energetic games that have been tailored to work with 3-5 year olds. The curriculum also facilitates the development of motor and coordination skills.  All sessions are held in a fun and positive environment, where players are encouraged to play with a smile on their face.  Sessions last 45 minutes and meet once per week for 6 weeks. This program is designed with fun at the core and physical activity, motor skill development and learning the game of soccer as secondary objectives. 
 
Thursday May 23, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
Friday May 24, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    New Fashioned Employment: Reimagining Work - New Fashioned Employment - Reimagining Work
The way we want to engage with work changes as we age. This workshop explains non traditional work options such as part-time, flex-time, job sharing, seasonal, “returnships,” and volunteer positions. Different options work for different people! Using labor market information and data on high growth, in-demand sectors, we help people find their own way.The program will look to provide you will a renewed approach to job searches and employment options. Please register below for free or RSVP to the following email address. a.gratton@stalbansvt.com  Presented by: Vermont Returnship Program, Associated for Training and Development 
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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 May 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Stock Making and Knife Skills - Knife Skills and Stock Making Class
This class covers the basics of knife skills and stock making for the home cook, including types of knives and their uses as well as various cuts and techniques. It will also explore the fundamentals of stock making; including white and brown stocks, as well as how to make stocks at home using alternative methods to traditional stove top techniques. These lessons will be combined to make a versatile soup that can be adapted for many occasions.All participants will leave with a new chef knife! About the Chef: Paul Link is a former professional chef and graduate of the New England Culinary Institute with more than 10 years of experience in professional kitchens preparing everything from pizza, sandwiches, and Southern BBQ to New American fine dining and farm to table cuisine. He has worked at restaurants such as the former Bistro Sauce in Shelburne VT, The Four Seasons Hotel in Jackson WY, and Hen of the Wood in Burlington VT. He was the Head Chef and Pitmaster at Bluebird BBQ in Burlington VT. Paul currently lives in St. Albans Town with his wife Erin and cats Franky and Bean.
 
Tuesday May 28, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Dance & Tumble! - Dance & Tumble
Dance & Tumble for kids ages 2 - 4 years old!Join us in this fun and energetic way to explore movement and dance.  We will skip, hop, twist, roll and tumble our wiggles out! Dance & Tumble runs on Tuesday mornings at The Barlow Street Community Center (third floor) for 4 weeks.Each session is 30 minutes long.Instructor:  Rachel Bilodeau - Owner, Director & Instructor of Studio 3 Dance Studio.
 
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Soccer - Spring Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds
Soccer with AndrewSoccer with Andrew is a program for 3 to 5 year old children designed to introduce them to the sport of soccer. Kids will learn soccer using fun and energetic games that have been tailored to work with 3-5 year olds. The curriculum also facilitates the development of motor and coordination skills.  All sessions are held in a fun and positive environment, where players are encouraged to play with a smile on their face.  Sessions last 45 minutes and meet once per week for 6 weeks. This program is designed with fun at the core and physical activity, motor skill development and learning the game of soccer as secondary objectives. 
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Gardening Night Out! - No need to register, just show up
A community wide event! In the historic Taylor Park fountain gardensTuesday May 28nd 4:00pmRain date of May 29th. Come help the St.Albans Garden Club and local Master Gardeners clean up the gardens, plant annuals and mulch.  A small plant sale and gardening information will be available to learn some great home gardening tips.Free BBQ donated By Bob’s Meat Market for those who help.Please RSVP if interestedKelly Wakefieldgreen.feet.gardening@gmail.comPlease bring gloves and a trowel.
 
Wednesday May 29, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Yoga with Nicole - Wednesday yoga with Nicole - Single Session
Classes entail deliberate, focused, and free movement beginning with a guided meditation for grounding purposes and ending with a whole body relaxation. Intentional breath work and tension release play a major role in each class. Classes are designed and facilitated by Nicole to meet each person where they are at, and to bring all out of the mind and into the body. Nicole currently calls her practice Moving Insight, as she bounces back and forth between being a Psychology bookworm and being a professional mover. In 2008, she earned a BA in Psychology and went to work right away as a Therapeutic Mentor and Family Case Manager in Massachusetts. She eventually uprooted and moved to Utah and began training vigorously to satisfy her dream of becoming a Professional Dancer. While working at a therapeutic day care and studying to earn her Personal Training certificate, she brought that dream to life by performing with the Utah Grizzlies Ice Girls in 2011-2012. Later, during a brief transition as a Personal Trainer, Nicole's fierce curiosity about developing therapeutic tools to help herself and others through emotional (and physical!) healing pulled her deeper into the yoga world. Her training for professional dance, and exploration in acrobatic circus arts, began to slow down a year after she traveled to Bali, Indonesia to earn her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2014. She has since quit her "day job" in the Human Services/Social Work field as well as her "dream job" as a performer to dedicate time to her personal healing journey. She hopes to share her impactful discoveries and insights with others because she believes in the art of movement as a tool of healing through life's circumstances.No Yoga on March 20, 2019
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Soccer - Spring Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds
Soccer with AndrewSoccer with Andrew is a program for 3 to 5 year old children designed to introduce them to the sport of soccer. Kids will learn soccer using fun and energetic games that have been tailored to work with 3-5 year olds. The curriculum also facilitates the development of motor and coordination skills.  All sessions are held in a fun and positive environment, where players are encouraged to play with a smile on their face.  Sessions last 45 minutes and meet once per week for 6 weeks. This program is designed with fun at the core and physical activity, motor skill development and learning the game of soccer as secondary objectives. 
 
Thursday May 30, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
Friday May 31, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Sap Run 2019 - Results
SAP RUN RESULTS 2019The 41st Annual Sap Run will be held on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 during the Vermont Maple Festival. Start time: 8:30 am- The Sap Run is an 8.5-mile road race from the Swanton Library (1 First Street) to St. Albans, VT. Join this annual rite of spring! Race starts in Swanton and finishes on Main Street in St. Albans across from Taylor Park.  All runners should plan to finish the race within a 2-hour time frame.  Finish line breakdown will start at 10:30.  Prizes will be awarded starting at 10:30 at the finish line.Relay option! 1st leg - Swanton Library to Hand-off point at Chase Auto Sales (5.0 miles) 2nd leg - Hand-off point to the finish line (3.5 miles) - Each relay partner must register separately! RESULTS AND PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT 10:30 am on Main Street in downtown St. Albans. GOOD LUCK TO ALL! Results will be posted on this website, and in the St. Albans Messenger. RACE START TIME:  8:30 AM ******Deadline to register on line is 12:00noon on 04/26/19.  After this date, PARTICIPANTS CAN REGISTER RACE DAY starting at 7:30 AM at the start location (Race Day registration fee is $40)   PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP starting Wednesday 4/24 at the Recreation Office - 39 Barlow Street - 2nd Floor during the following times:Wed 4/24  9am-5pmThurs 4/25  9am-5pmFri 4/26 9am-4pmSat 4/27 9am-10:30amand Race Day 4/28 at the registration site starting at 7:30am at Swanton Public LibraryThank you to Swanton Public Library for supplying our start location!Thank you to Nate @ NMA Financial for supplying bananas, water, and bagels at the finish line!Thank you to Drummac Septic for supplying the Port O LetsThank you to Grand Avenue Enterprises for supplying the runner's bus to Swanton!Take part in this years TRIPLE CROWN event for your chance at some amazing prizes! Triple Crown includes the Sap Run, Egg Run and Milk Run.  Participants that run each race - The Sap Run, The Milk Run & The Egg Run (full race, not relay) will receive a Triple Crown T-Shirt and are eligible to be entered into a random drawing for 3 fabulous grand prizes.  Info for The Egg and Milk Run will be available at the finish line at the Sap Run. 
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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 June 1, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM    Baseball - Little Sluggers for 4 year olds - Little Sluggers Baseball
Little Slugger Baseball is an introductory baseball program for kids who have turned 4 years old by May 5th, 2019. A Saturday morning program designed to get little ones in the "swing" of baseball. Parents work together with their children to learn the basics; running bases, throwing and batting. All participants will receive a hat and shirt. This is a parent and child activity with the emphasis on FUN!Please make sure your little baseball player brings a water bottle and wears good running shoes.  Cleats are not necessary. There will be no baseball Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday 5/25/19. If it is necessary to cancel baseball due to weather conditions, we will make notification here and on Facebook as well as make phone calls.  "Like" St. Albans Recreation Department on FB to get up to the minute info and make sure your phone number on your recreation account is up to date. 
 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Culinary with Sarah Auer - Gluten Free Breads
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.Pie Making Class - April 14, 2019  10:00am-1:00pmIn this class you will explore the ingredients and art of making a delicious pie crust. Each particpant will choose a lemon meringue or chocolate chiffon pie to bake and take home, along with recipes.Sourdough and Maple Oatmeal - May 4, 2019  10:00am-1:00pmIn this class you will create bread using two methods. For the first loaf of bread will use a sourdough starter and the second will use instant yeast. In addition to learning about each method, you will discover the art of mixing, proofing, kneading and forming the dough. Each participant will take home a loaf of sourdough and maple oatmeal bread as well as recipes.Squash Rolls - May 11, 2019  10:00am-12:00noonIn this class you will learn how to make yeasted squash rolls. These are similar to dinner rolls, but with a healthy and naturally sweet twist of adding winter squash and cinnamon. You will learn the art of mixing, proofing, kneading and forming. Each participant will go home with a recipe and at least half a dozen rolls.Gluten Free Bagels and Muffins - May 18, 2019  10:00am-1:00pmGluten free baking can be challenging! In this class you will learn the art and science behind successfully making gluten free baked goods. A range of flours and ingredients will be explored. Together we will make bagels and muffins and each participant will go home with recipes, samples and the confidence to continue creating gluten free goodies in their own kitchen.Gluten Free Breads - June 1, 2019  10:00am-1:00pmGluten free baking can be challenging! In this class you will learn the art and science behind successfully making gluten free baked goods. A range of flours and ingredients will be explored. Together we will make two different kinds of bread and each participant will go home with recipes, samples and the confidence to continue creating gluten free goodies in their own kitchen. Strawberry Jam Making Class - June 29, 2019   10:00am-12:00noonCapture 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. Pickle Making Class - July 27, 2019  10:00am-2:00pmPreserve 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 focus on various ways to process and can cucumber pickles and relishes. Each participant will go home with a jar of each type we prepare and recipes.Pickled Beets & Dilly Beans - August 8, 2019 10:00am-2:00pmPreserve 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 green beans. Each participant will go home with a jar of each type we prepare and recipes. Fermented Vegetables - August 13, 2019  6:00-8:00pmFermentation 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. Fermented Vegetables - August 28, 2019  6:00-8:00pmFermentation 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. Salsa Making Class - August 31, 2019  10:00am-2:00pmHomemade salsa is a wonderful way to capture and preserve the many flavors of summer. In this class you will learn the art, safety measures, and science of canning by processing and preparing salsa. You will gain  the skill and confidence to make a variety of salsas to enjoy the bounty of summer throughout the year. Each participant will go home with a couple jars of salsa and recipes. Applesauce and Spiced Pear Butter - September 21, 2019  10:00am-1:00pmHomemade 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. Pie Making Class - September 28, 2019  10:00am-1:00pmIn this class you will explore the ingredients and art of making a delicious pie crust. Each participant will choose an apple or pumpkin pie to bake and take home, along with recipes.
 
Monday June 3, 2019
2:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
Tuesday June 4, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Soccer - Spring Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds
Soccer with AndrewSoccer with Andrew is a program for 3 to 5 year old children designed to introduce them to the sport of soccer. Kids will learn soccer using fun and energetic games that have been tailored to work with 3-5 year olds. The curriculum also facilitates the development of motor and coordination skills.  All sessions are held in a fun and positive environment, where players are encouraged to play with a smile on their face.  Sessions last 45 minutes and meet once per week for 6 weeks. This program is designed with fun at the core and physical activity, motor skill development and learning the game of soccer as secondary objectives. 
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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 SKILLSOur “essentials” course contains the ingredients you and your dog need to start a happy, healthy future together.  Whether you’ve just brought home a wiggly new puppy, or adopted a rescue dog, or even have a dog you’ve had for years but you’re yearning for some help with the basics, this is the class for you.  The course covers basic obedience so that you can walk your dog without going for a drag, get your dog to return when called, and not jump all over your friends!  We also teach you about how dogs communicate and learn, and gently and productively expose your dog to a range of new experiences.  The course also covers life skills to help your dog be a fantastic companion and a mentally balanced healthy dog:  learning how to settle, having self-control, and accepting human touch and interaction.  The class also provides an excellent foundation for therapy and service dog work. 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! 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. Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 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 SKILLSOur “essentials” course contains the ingredients you and your dog need to start a happy, healthy future together.  Whether you’ve just brought home a wiggly new puppy, or adopted a rescue dog, or even have a dog you’ve had for years but you’re yearning for some help with the basics, this is the class for you.  The course covers basic obedience so that you can walk your dog without going for a drag, get your dog to return when called, and not jump all over your friends!  We also teach you about how dogs communicate and learn, and gently and productively expose your dog to a range of new experiences.  The course also covers life skills to help your dog be a fantastic companion and a mentally balanced healthy dog:  learning how to settle, having self-control, and accepting human touch and interaction.  The class also provides an excellent foundation for therapy and service dog work. 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! 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. Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 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 June 5, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Soccer - Spring Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds
Soccer with AndrewSoccer with Andrew is a program for 3 to 5 year old children designed to introduce them to the sport of soccer. Kids will learn soccer using fun and energetic games that have been tailored to work with 3-5 year olds. The curriculum also facilitates the development of motor and coordination skills.  All sessions are held in a fun and positive environment, where players are encouraged to play with a smile on their face.  Sessions last 45 minutes and meet once per week for 6 weeks. This program is designed with fun at the core and physical activity, motor skill development and learning the game of soccer as secondary objectives. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Basketball - Adult Pick Up - Adult Pickup Basketball Registration
Everyone wants to get together a good pickup game but struggles to get a group together any given day or get court space reserved for them. That's where we come in. St. Albans Recreation will be organizing 16 and older pickup basketball games every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. These sessions will go for an hour and people are welcome to drop in and leave as they please. Participants must be registered online or sign in before they are allowed to play. Although this is adult basketball please be aware that you are playing near a public park and conduct yourselves accordingly. This includes, no swearing or aggressive behavior, please pick up all trash and be conscious of reserved court times. This is a recreation program and is established for fun, exercise and friendly competition. Anyone who is playing or acting aggressively or in a manner not in accordance with recreation philosophy will be asked to leave. Courts will be reserved for an hour and a half from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. After this, the courts are re-opened for public use. Please be aware of other people wanting to play after this time. Thank you. 
 
Thursday June 6, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - One race registration
Join us for this weekly trail running series at Hard'ack Recreation Area. A fun weekly series going on its 9th year! Trail runs open for all ages and abilities, come enjoy the beautiful Summer weather and trails right in your backyard.5K open race, 3K race for people not comfortable with the 5K distance and a 1K fun run for kids! Every Thursday night beginning June 6th through August 15th 2019 (11 total runs). Choose between 2 different trails each with their own feel and difficulty. Start Times:1K Kids run: 6:00pm5K and 3K runs: 6:30pmCOME JOIN US FOR ANOTHER GREAT SUMMER AT HARD'ACK!Not a runner? Join us anyways - Walkers welcome! - No charge for the kids 1k Run!- $4 per night for residents, $6 per night for non-residentsFruit and water provided by Choice Physical Therapy Photo Credit: Stina Booth
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - Individual 5K and 3K seasons pass
Join us for this weekly trail running series at Hard'ack Recreation Area. A fun weekly series going on its 9th year! Trail runs open for all ages and abilities, come enjoy the beautiful Summer weather and trails right in your backyard.5K open race, 3K race for people not comfortable with the 5K distance and a 1K fun run for kids! Every Thursday night beginning June 6th through August 15th 2019 (11 total runs). Choose between 2 different trails each with their own feel and difficulty. Start Times:1K Kids run: 6:00pm5K and 3K runs: 6:30pmCOME JOIN US FOR ANOTHER GREAT SUMMER AT HARD'ACK!Not a runner? Join us anyways - Walkers welcome! - No charge for the kids 1k Run!- $4 per night for residents, $6 per night for non-residentsFruit and water provided by Choice Physical Therapy Photo Credit: Stina Booth
 
Friday June 7, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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
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. Session 2/08-4/19 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?Session 2/15-4/26 Hosted by: Joshua LabonteThis session is for people new to Dungeons and Dragons looking to learn how to play and participate in a new game starting fresh on 2/15/19.  
 
Saturday June 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM    Baseball - Little Sluggers for 4 year olds - Little Sluggers Baseball
Little Slugger Baseball is an introductory baseball program for kids who have turned 4 years old by May 5th, 2019. A Saturday morning program designed to get little ones in the "swing" of baseball. Parents work together with their children to learn the basics; running bases, throwing and batting. All participants will receive a hat and shirt. This is a parent and child activity with the emphasis on FUN!Please make sure your little baseball player brings a water bottle and wears good running shoes.  Cleats are not necessary. There will be no baseball Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday 5/25/19. If it is necessary to cancel baseball due to weather conditions, we will make notification here and on Facebook as well as make phone calls.  "Like" St. Albans Recreation Department on FB to get up to the minute info and make sure your phone number on your recreation account is up to date. 
 
Monday June 10, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Team St. Albans 2019 SHARKS! - PreSeason Tune Up - For returning team members except CAT sharks
Sharks Swim Team - and check out our new preseason tune-up!St. Albans Sharks Swim Team is a member of the Champlain Valley Swim League and participates in 7 league meets, district, and state events. The swim team is a great way to improve swim skills, challenge yourself and meet new friends. Requirements: Team members must be able to swim the length of the pool. (25 Yards) Parents of swimmers participating in meets must volunteer to work a minimum of 6 meets (jobs) (home or away) or pay a $200 opt out of volunteering charge. You can register for duties HERE  starting 6/20/19. Team families must also attend a mock meet (date TBA) before the first scheduled meet. This will be an opportunity to learn what each volunteer position entails, and how a meet runs. For more complete information, scroll down to Parent's Info Packet and click on it.Choose whichever option works best for your swimmer.Great White Sharks:  (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 7:30-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance, power, and speed through technique refinement, IM swimming, and training tailored to sprint or distance events. Although Great White and Tiger Sharks have the same age range, Great White Sharks is for a more serious swimmer. They have 2-hour practices vs 1 hour for Tiger Sharks. Tiger Sharks: (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 8:15-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Reef Sharks:  (Ages 10 and under) Swimmers practice from 9:15-10:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets. The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Cat Sharks:  (Formerly "Mini Sharks"- ages 3-6 years) Cat Sharks is an introduction to Swim Team.  Swimmers practice from 9:15-9:45 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This is practice only, no meets.  The focus is on building endurance and learning about swim team in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Option to move up to Reef Sharks if desire and ability to do so are there.Coaches:  Tom Koldys & Nohea King Membership fees and/or uniforms are often covered by the Chauncey B. Warner Endowment Foundation. Click on the form below to download an application. Completed applications are then sent to the Foundation, you will receive a notification letter from the Foundation, and then you submit that letter to the recreation department. To view the complete information sheet for families, click on the form below.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 6-8
St. Albans Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track meets 2 times a week - Mondays and Wednesdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Participants will train for the the Vermont Recreation and Parks State Meet held at St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday July 20, 2019. Kids must be 7 years old by August 30th to participate in the meet. Participants need regular running sneakers.  Transportation to and from meets is parent's responsibility.Participants in the Kids on Track program choose whether they want to compete in the meet or not as well as which events they would like to do. 
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 9-14
St. Albans Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track meets 2 times a week - Mondays and Wednesdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Participants will train for the the Vermont Recreation and Parks State Meet held at St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday July 20, 2019. Kids must be 7 years old by August 30th to participate in the meet. Participants need regular running sneakers.  Transportation to and from meets is parent's responsibility.Participants in the Kids on Track program choose whether they want to compete in the meet or not as well as which events they would like to do. 
 
Tuesday June 11, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM    Soccer - Spring Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds - Soccer with Andrew for 3-5 year olds
Soccer with AndrewSoccer with Andrew is a program for 3 to 5 year old children designed to introduce them to the sport of soccer. Kids will learn soccer using fun and energetic games that have been tailored to work with 3-5 year olds. The curriculum also facilitates the development of motor and coordination skills.  All sessions are held in a fun and positive environment, where players are encouraged to play with a smile on their face.  Sessions last 45 minutes and meet once per week for 6 weeks. This program is designed with fun at the core and physical activity, motor skill development and learning the game of soccer as secondary objectives. 
 
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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 SKILLSOur “essentials” course contains the ingredients you and your dog need to start a happy, healthy future together.  Whether you’ve just brought home a wiggly new puppy, or adopted a rescue dog, or even have a dog you’ve had for years but you’re yearning for some help with the basics, this is the class for you.  The course covers basic obedience so that you can walk your dog without going for a drag, get your dog to return when called, and not jump all over your friends!  We also teach you about how dogs communicate and learn, and gently and productively expose your dog to a range of new experiences.  The course also covers life skills to help your dog be a fantastic companion and a mentally balanced healthy dog:  learning how to settle, having self-control, and accepting human touch and interaction.  The class also provides an excellent foundation for therapy and service dog work. 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! 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. Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 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 SKILLSOur “essentials” course contains the ingredients you and your dog need to start a happy, healthy future together.  Whether you’ve just brought home a wiggly new puppy, or adopted a rescue dog, or even have a dog you’ve had for years but you’re yearning for some help with the basics, this is the class for you.  The course covers basic obedience so that you can walk your dog without going for a drag, get your dog to return when called, and not jump all over your friends!  We also teach you about how dogs communicate and learn, and gently and productively expose your dog to a range of new experiences.  The course also covers life skills to help your dog be a fantastic companion and a mentally balanced healthy dog:  learning how to settle, having self-control, and accepting human touch and interaction.  The class also provides an excellent foundation for therapy and service dog work. 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! 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. Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 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 June 12, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Team St. Albans 2019 SHARKS! - PreSeason Tune Up - For returning team members except CAT sharks
Sharks Swim Team - and check out our new preseason tune-up!St. Albans Sharks Swim Team is a member of the Champlain Valley Swim League and participates in 7 league meets, district, and state events. The swim team is a great way to improve swim skills, challenge yourself and meet new friends. Requirements: Team members must be able to swim the length of the pool. (25 Yards) Parents of swimmers participating in meets must volunteer to work a minimum of 6 meets (jobs) (home or away) or pay a $200 opt out of volunteering charge. You can register for duties HERE  starting 6/20/19. Team families must also attend a mock meet (date TBA) before the first scheduled meet. This will be an opportunity to learn what each volunteer position entails, and how a meet runs. For more complete information, scroll down to Parent's Info Packet and click on it.Choose whichever option works best for your swimmer.Great White Sharks:  (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 7:30-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance, power, and speed through technique refinement, IM swimming, and training tailored to sprint or distance events. Although Great White and Tiger Sharks have the same age range, Great White Sharks is for a more serious swimmer. They have 2-hour practices vs 1 hour for Tiger Sharks. Tiger Sharks: (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 8:15-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Reef Sharks:  (Ages 10 and under) Swimmers practice from 9:15-10:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets. The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Cat Sharks:  (Formerly "Mini Sharks"- ages 3-6 years) Cat Sharks is an introduction to Swim Team.  Swimmers practice from 9:15-9:45 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This is practice only, no meets.  The focus is on building endurance and learning about swim team in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Option to move up to Reef Sharks if desire and ability to do so are there.Coaches:  Tom Koldys & Nohea King Membership fees and/or uniforms are often covered by the Chauncey B. Warner Endowment Foundation. Click on the form below to download an application. Completed applications are then sent to the Foundation, you will receive a notification letter from the Foundation, and then you submit that letter to the recreation department. To view the complete information sheet for families, click on the form below.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 6-8
St. Albans Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track meets 2 times a week - Mondays and Wednesdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Participants will train for the the Vermont Recreation and Parks State Meet held at St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday July 20, 2019. Kids must be 7 years old by August 30th to participate in the meet. Participants need regular running sneakers.  Transportation to and from meets is parent's responsibility.Participants in the Kids on Track program choose whether they want to compete in the meet or not as well as which events they would like to do. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Basketball - Adult Pick Up - Adult Pickup Basketball Registration
Everyone wants to get together a good pickup game but struggles to get a group together any given day or get court space reserved for them. That's where we come in. St. Albans Recreation will be organizing 16 and older pickup basketball games every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. These sessions will go for an hour and people are welcome to drop in and leave as they please. Participants must be registered online or sign in before they are allowed to play. Although this is adult basketball please be aware that you are playing near a public park and conduct yourselves accordingly. This includes, no swearing or aggressive behavior, please pick up all trash and be conscious of reserved court times. This is a recreation program and is established for fun, exercise and friendly competition. Anyone who is playing or acting aggressively or in a manner not in accordance with recreation philosophy will be asked to leave. Courts will be reserved for an hour and a half from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. After this, the courts are re-opened for public use. Please be aware of other people wanting to play after this time. Thank you. 
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 9-14
St. Albans Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track meets 2 times a week - Mondays and Wednesdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Participants will train for the the Vermont Recreation and Parks State Meet held at St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday July 20, 2019. Kids must be 7 years old by August 30th to participate in the meet. Participants need regular running sneakers.  Transportation to and from meets is parent's responsibility.Participants in the Kids on Track program choose whether they want to compete in the meet or not as well as which events they would like to do. 
 
Thursday June 13, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Pre-K Afternoon Fun! 3:00pm drop off for any kids and for those SATEC kids in the afternoon session w/ teachers Alicia Watts & Meg Edmunds
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - One race registration
Join us for this weekly trail running series at Hard'ack Recreation Area. A fun weekly series going on its 9th year! Trail runs open for all ages and abilities, come enjoy the beautiful Summer weather and trails right in your backyard.5K open race, 3K race for people not comfortable with the 5K distance and a 1K fun run for kids! Every Thursday night beginning June 6th through August 15th 2019 (11 total runs). Choose between 2 different trails each with their own feel and difficulty. Start Times:1K Kids run: 6:00pm5K and 3K runs: 6:30pmCOME JOIN US FOR ANOTHER GREAT SUMMER AT HARD'ACK!Not a runner? Join us anyways - Walkers welcome! - No charge for the kids 1k Run!- $4 per night for residents, $6 per night for non-residentsFruit and water provided by Choice Physical Therapy Photo Credit: Stina Booth
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - Individual 5K and 3K seasons pass
Join us for this weekly trail running series at Hard'ack Recreation Area. A fun weekly series going on its 9th year! Trail runs open for all ages and abilities, come enjoy the beautiful Summer weather and trails right in your backyard.5K open race, 3K race for people not comfortable with the 5K distance and a 1K fun run for kids! Every Thursday night beginning June 6th through August 15th 2019 (11 total runs). Choose between 2 different trails each with their own feel and difficulty. Start Times:1K Kids run: 6:00pm5K and 3K runs: 6:30pmCOME JOIN US FOR ANOTHER GREAT SUMMER AT HARD'ACK!Not a runner? Join us anyways - Walkers welcome! - No charge for the kids 1k Run!- $4 per night for residents, $6 per night for non-residentsFruit and water provided by Choice Physical Therapy Photo Credit: Stina Booth
 
Friday June 14, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Team St. Albans 2019 SHARKS! - PreSeason Tune Up - For returning team members except CAT sharks
Sharks Swim Team - and check out our new preseason tune-up!St. Albans Sharks Swim Team is a member of the Champlain Valley Swim League and participates in 7 league meets, district, and state events. The swim team is a great way to improve swim skills, challenge yourself and meet new friends. Requirements: Team members must be able to swim the length of the pool. (25 Yards) Parents of swimmers participating in meets must volunteer to work a minimum of 6 meets (jobs) (home or away) or pay a $200 opt out of volunteering charge. You can register for duties HERE  starting 6/20/19. Team families must also attend a mock meet (date TBA) before the first scheduled meet. This will be an opportunity to learn what each volunteer position entails, and how a meet runs. For more complete information, scroll down to Parent's Info Packet and click on it.Choose whichever option works best for your swimmer.Great White Sharks:  (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 7:30-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance, power, and speed through technique refinement, IM swimming, and training tailored to sprint or distance events. Although Great White and Tiger Sharks have the same age range, Great White Sharks is for a more serious swimmer. They have 2-hour practices vs 1 hour for Tiger Sharks. Tiger Sharks: (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 8:15-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Reef Sharks:  (Ages 10 and under) Swimmers practice from 9:15-10:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets. The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Cat Sharks:  (Formerly "Mini Sharks"- ages 3-6 years) Cat Sharks is an introduction to Swim Team.  Swimmers practice from 9:15-9:45 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This is practice only, no meets.  The focus is on building endurance and learning about swim team in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Option to move up to Reef Sharks if desire and ability to do so are there.Coaches:  Tom Koldys & Nohea King Membership fees and/or uniforms are often covered by the Chauncey B. Warner Endowment Foundation. Click on the form below to download an application. Completed applications are then sent to the Foundation, you will receive a notification letter from the Foundation, and then you submit that letter to the recreation department. To view the complete information sheet for families, click on the form below.
 
Saturday June 15, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM    Baseball - Little Sluggers for 4 year olds - Little Sluggers Baseball
Little Slugger Baseball is an introductory baseball program for kids who have turned 4 years old by May 5th, 2019. A Saturday morning program designed to get little ones in the "swing" of baseball. Parents work together with their children to learn the basics; running bases, throwing and batting. All participants will receive a hat and shirt. This is a parent and child activity with the emphasis on FUN!Please make sure your little baseball player brings a water bottle and wears good running shoes.  Cleats are not necessary. There will be no baseball Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday 5/25/19. If it is necessary to cancel baseball due to weather conditions, we will make notification here and on Facebook as well as make phone calls.  "Like" St. Albans Recreation Department on FB to get up to the minute info and make sure your phone number on your recreation account is up to date. 
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 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:
 
Monday June 17, 2019
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - American Red Cross - PRIVATE LESSONS - Private Lessons - 5 Lessons
The St. Albans City Recreation Department offers over 35 years of experience and affiliation with the American Red Cross to deliver the best selection and quality of aquatic offerings.Our lessons are under the direction of Dee Christie and Isaac Bashaw which affords us decades of experience and a program of lessons and instructor training setting the bar higher each year.  All lessons are taught at our outdoor pool - the St. Albans City Pool located at 99 Aldis Street in St. Albans.  Private lessons offer a 1 on 1 opportunity to get professional instruction on a very personal level. Whether someone doesn't feel comfortable in large groups or just wants the attention that a 1 on 1 lesson offers. These lessons are for people of all ages and swimming levels. Never been in the water before and need the very basics, we have the instructor for you. Have you been swimming for 10 years and just want to be better and more efficient in the water, we can do that as well. AFTER THE STUDENT IS REGISTERED, CONTACT ISAAC BASHAW AT THE POOLHOUSE TO COORDINATE CLASS TIMES AFTER 6/1/19 at 524-6796.Private Lessons:  5 Lessons - $159 per person for St. Albans Residents, $206 for non-residents                           Lessons will be 30-40 minutes depending on level and stamina or the swimmer.                   
 
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Team St. Albans 2019 SHARKS! - PreSeason Tune Up - For returning team members except CAT sharks
Sharks Swim Team - and check out our new preseason tune-up!St. Albans Sharks Swim Team is a member of the Champlain Valley Swim League and participates in 7 league meets, district, and state events. The swim team is a great way to improve swim skills, challenge yourself and meet new friends. Requirements: Team members must be able to swim the length of the pool. (25 Yards) Parents of swimmers participating in meets must volunteer to work a minimum of 6 meets (jobs) (home or away) or pay a $200 opt out of volunteering charge. You can register for duties HERE  starting 6/20/19. Team families must also attend a mock meet (date TBA) before the first scheduled meet. This will be an opportunity to learn what each volunteer position entails, and how a meet runs. For more complete information, scroll down to Parent's Info Packet and click on it.Choose whichever option works best for your swimmer.Great White Sharks:  (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 7:30-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance, power, and speed through technique refinement, IM swimming, and training tailored to sprint or distance events. Although Great White and Tiger Sharks have the same age range, Great White Sharks is for a more serious swimmer. They have 2-hour practices vs 1 hour for Tiger Sharks. Tiger Sharks: (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 8:15-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Reef Sharks:  (Ages 10 and under) Swimmers practice from 9:15-10:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets. The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Cat Sharks:  (Formerly "Mini Sharks"- ages 3-6 years) Cat Sharks is an introduction to Swim Team.  Swimmers practice from 9:15-9:45 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This is practice only, no meets.  The focus is on building endurance and learning about swim team in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Option to move up to Reef Sharks if desire and ability to do so are there.Coaches:  Tom Koldys & Nohea King Membership fees and/or uniforms are often covered by the Chauncey B. Warner Endowment Foundation. Click on the form below to download an application. Completed applications are then sent to the Foundation, you will receive a notification letter from the Foundation, and then you submit that letter to the recreation department. To view the complete information sheet for families, click on the form below.
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Stroke Isolation & Block Diving - Stroke Isolation - Mastering the Block
For anyone interested in improving his/her stroke technique or improve their block diving. Stroke Isolation Class is not intended to "teach" a stroke, but rather perfect it. Stroke Isolation Class does not take the place of full level 4, 5, or 6. Swimmers are encouraged to complete those levels and use the Stroke Isolation Class to work on improving a particular skill.These clinics are designed to improve and perfect specific strokes but not "teach" them. Participants must have a grasp of the stroke and technique when they start.  Great for swim team members, people training for races, and those wanting to increase their proficiency. There are several options for times and number of classes.  Class size is limited- Register early.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 6-8
St. Albans Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track meets 2 times a week - Mondays and Wednesdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Participants will train for the the Vermont Recreation and Parks State Meet held at St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday July 20, 2019. Kids must be 7 years old by August 30th to participate in the meet. Participants need regular running sneakers.  Transportation to and from meets is parent's responsibility.Participants in the Kids on Track program choose whether they want to compete in the meet or not as well as which events they would like to do. 
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 9-14
St. Albans Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track meets 2 times a week - Mondays and Wednesdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Participants will train for the the Vermont Recreation and Parks State Meet held at St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday July 20, 2019. Kids must be 7 years old by August 30th to participate in the meet. Participants need regular running sneakers.  Transportation to and from meets is parent's responsibility.Participants in the Kids on Track program choose whether they want to compete in the meet or not as well as which events they would like to do. 
 
Tuesday June 18, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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 - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - Lifeguard Review for ReCertification
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Stroke Isolation & Block Diving - Stroke Isolation - Mastering the Block
For anyone interested in improving his/her stroke technique or improve their block diving. Stroke Isolation Class is not intended to "teach" a stroke, but rather perfect it. Stroke Isolation Class does not take the place of full level 4, 5, or 6. Swimmers are encouraged to complete those levels and use the Stroke Isolation Class to work on improving a particular skill.These clinics are designed to improve and perfect specific strokes but not "teach" them. Participants must have a grasp of the stroke and technique when they start.  Great for swim team members, people training for races, and those wanting to increase their proficiency. There are several options for times and number of classes.  Class size is limited- Register early.
 
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 SKILLSOur “essentials” course contains the ingredients you and your dog need to start a happy, healthy future together.  Whether you’ve just brought home a wiggly new puppy, or adopted a rescue dog, or even have a dog you’ve had for years but you’re yearning for some help with the basics, this is the class for you.  The course covers basic obedience so that you can walk your dog without going for a drag, get your dog to return when called, and not jump all over your friends!  We also teach you about how dogs communicate and learn, and gently and productively expose your dog to a range of new experiences.  The course also covers life skills to help your dog be a fantastic companion and a mentally balanced healthy dog:  learning how to settle, having self-control, and accepting human touch and interaction.  The class also provides an excellent foundation for therapy and service dog work. 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! 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. Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 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!  
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
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 SKILLSOur “essentials” course contains the ingredients you and your dog need to start a happy, healthy future together.  Whether you’ve just brought home a wiggly new puppy, or adopted a rescue dog, or even have a dog you’ve had for years but you’re yearning for some help with the basics, this is the class for you.  The course covers basic obedience so that you can walk your dog without going for a drag, get your dog to return when called, and not jump all over your friends!  We also teach you about how dogs communicate and learn, and gently and productively expose your dog to a range of new experiences.  The course also covers life skills to help your dog be a fantastic companion and a mentally balanced healthy dog:  learning how to settle, having self-control, and accepting human touch and interaction.  The class also provides an excellent foundation for therapy and service dog work. 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! 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. Requirements: There are particular requirements for this course; please review the policies for more details (link below). Pre-requisite: Gold Star Dog Training’s Essentials/Basic class. This course does not result in therapy dog certification, nor does it guarantee certification. 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 June 19, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Afternoon Fun! 2018-2019 - Afternoon Fun! 2018/ 2019 School Year Grades 1-8
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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! 2018-2019 - Kindergarten & Pre- K - Afternoon Fun! 2:00pm drop off - SACS and all others arriving at 2pm.
A great way for kids to unwind after a long day at school, Afternoon Fun! Kids live in an increasingly hectic and over scheduled world. Our Afternoon Fun program provides a friendly, safe and active time for kids to relax and have fun after school.  The program meets at Barlow Street Community Center at 39 Barlow Street.  We have a small, healthy snack when the kids arrive and then talk about what the kids would like to do that particular day. We have a playground, basketball and tennis courts, large field and baseball diamond. We also have plenty of indoor fun like arts and crafts, board games, Big Blue Blocks and a whole host of movies for those rainy days. Our program is VERY flexible and we take kids up to 24 hours in advance if we have space. Sign up for a day,  a week, or everyday! What ever works best for your family. Pickup is no later than 5:30 pm at Barlow Street School. Anyone picked up past 5:30 pm will be charged a $10 late charge for each 30 minutes (or portion there of) past 5:30pm.Registration for each day is limited - register early to avoid disappointment!Please register by 8 am the day attending for planning purposes. ***Transportation***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!
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Team St. Albans 2019 SHARKS! - PreSeason Tune Up - For returning team members except CAT sharks
Sharks Swim Team - and check out our new preseason tune-up!St. Albans Sharks Swim Team is a member of the Champlain Valley Swim League and participates in 7 league meets, district, and state events. The swim team is a great way to improve swim skills, challenge yourself and meet new friends. Requirements: Team members must be able to swim the length of the pool. (25 Yards) Parents of swimmers participating in meets must volunteer to work a minimum of 6 meets (jobs) (home or away) or pay a $200 opt out of volunteering charge. You can register for duties HERE  starting 6/20/19. Team families must also attend a mock meet (date TBA) before the first scheduled meet. This will be an opportunity to learn what each volunteer position entails, and how a meet runs. For more complete information, scroll down to Parent's Info Packet and click on it.Choose whichever option works best for your swimmer.Great White Sharks:  (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 7:30-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance, power, and speed through technique refinement, IM swimming, and training tailored to sprint or distance events. Although Great White and Tiger Sharks have the same age range, Great White Sharks is for a more serious swimmer. They have 2-hour practices vs 1 hour for Tiger Sharks. Tiger Sharks: (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 8:15-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Reef Sharks:  (Ages 10 and under) Swimmers practice from 9:15-10:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets. The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Cat Sharks:  (Formerly "Mini Sharks"- ages 3-6 years) Cat Sharks is an introduction to Swim Team.  Swimmers practice from 9:15-9:45 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This is practice only, no meets.  The focus is on building endurance and learning about swim team in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Option to move up to Reef Sharks if desire and ability to do so are there.Coaches:  Tom Koldys & Nohea King Membership fees and/or uniforms are often covered by the Chauncey B. Warner Endowment Foundation. Click on the form below to download an application. Completed applications are then sent to the Foundation, you will receive a notification letter from the Foundation, and then you submit that letter to the recreation department. To view the complete information sheet for families, click on the form below.
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Stroke Isolation & Block Diving - Stroke Isolation - Mastering the Block
For anyone interested in improving his/her stroke technique or improve their block diving. Stroke Isolation Class is not intended to "teach" a stroke, but rather perfect it. Stroke Isolation Class does not take the place of full level 4, 5, or 6. Swimmers are encouraged to complete those levels and use the Stroke Isolation Class to work on improving a particular skill.These clinics are designed to improve and perfect specific strokes but not "teach" them. Participants must have a grasp of the stroke and technique when they start.  Great for swim team members, people training for races, and those wanting to increase their proficiency. There are several options for times and number of classes.  Class size is limited- Register early.
 
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 6-8
St. Albans Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track meets 2 times a week - Mondays and Wednesdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Participants will train for the the Vermont Recreation and Parks State Meet held at St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday July 20, 2019. Kids must be 7 years old by August 30th to participate in the meet. Participants need regular running sneakers.  Transportation to and from meets is parent's responsibility.Participants in the Kids on Track program choose whether they want to compete in the meet or not as well as which events they would like to do. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Basketball - Adult Pick Up - Adult Pickup Basketball Registration
Everyone wants to get together a good pickup game but struggles to get a group together any given day or get court space reserved for them. That's where we come in. St. Albans Recreation will be organizing 16 and older pickup basketball games every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. These sessions will go for an hour and people are welcome to drop in and leave as they please. Participants must be registered online or sign in before they are allowed to play. Although this is adult basketball please be aware that you are playing near a public park and conduct yourselves accordingly. This includes, no swearing or aggressive behavior, please pick up all trash and be conscious of reserved court times. This is a recreation program and is established for fun, exercise and friendly competition. Anyone who is playing or acting aggressively or in a manner not in accordance with recreation philosophy will be asked to leave. Courts will be reserved for an hour and a half from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. After this, the courts are re-opened for public use. Please be aware of other people wanting to play after this time. Thank you. 
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Track - St. Albans Kids on Track - Ages 9-14
St. Albans Kids on Track! Kids can run, jump and throw in events that stress FUN, not competition. Track meets 2 times a week - Mondays and Wednesdays. For some kids, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities, for others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.  Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.Never run before? Doesn't matter, you'll learn the basics and learn how to train and participate in races.Experienced runner? Great! You'll improve your technique and times.It's a great, fun way for kids to stay active this summer and meet new friends. Participants will train for the the Vermont Recreation and Parks State Meet held at St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday July 20, 2019. Kids must be 7 years old by August 30th to participate in the meet. Participants need regular running sneakers.  Transportation to and from meets is parent's responsibility.Participants in the Kids on Track program choose whether they want to compete in the meet or not as well as which events they would like to do. 
 
Thursday June 20, 2019
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - Lifeguard Review for ReCertification
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Stroke Isolation & Block Diving - Stroke Isolation - Mastering the Block
For anyone interested in improving his/her stroke technique or improve their block diving. Stroke Isolation Class is not intended to "teach" a stroke, but rather perfect it. Stroke Isolation Class does not take the place of full level 4, 5, or 6. Swimmers are encouraged to complete those levels and use the Stroke Isolation Class to work on improving a particular skill.These clinics are designed to improve and perfect specific strokes but not "teach" them. Participants must have a grasp of the stroke and technique when they start.  Great for swim team members, people training for races, and those wanting to increase their proficiency. There are several options for times and number of classes.  Class size is limited- Register early.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - One race registration
Join us for this weekly trail running series at Hard'ack Recreation Area. A fun weekly series going on its 9th year! Trail runs open for all ages and abilities, come enjoy the beautiful Summer weather and trails right in your backyard.5K open race, 3K race for people not comfortable with the 5K distance and a 1K fun run for kids! Every Thursday night beginning June 6th through August 15th 2019 (11 total runs). Choose between 2 different trails each with their own feel and difficulty. Start Times:1K Kids run: 6:00pm5K and 3K runs: 6:30pmCOME JOIN US FOR ANOTHER GREAT SUMMER AT HARD'ACK!Not a runner? Join us anyways - Walkers welcome! - No charge for the kids 1k Run!- $4 per night for residents, $6 per night for non-residentsFruit and water provided by Choice Physical Therapy Photo Credit: Stina Booth
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    5K, 3K, & 1K Trail Runs at Hard'ack - Individual 5K and 3K seasons pass
Join us for this weekly trail running series at Hard'ack Recreation Area. A fun weekly series going on its 9th year! Trail runs open for all ages and abilities, come enjoy the beautiful Summer weather and trails right in your backyard.5K open race, 3K race for people not comfortable with the 5K distance and a 1K fun run for kids! Every Thursday night beginning June 6th through August 15th 2019 (11 total runs). Choose between 2 different trails each with their own feel and difficulty. Start Times:1K Kids run: 6:00pm5K and 3K runs: 6:30pmCOME JOIN US FOR ANOTHER GREAT SUMMER AT HARD'ACK!Not a runner? Join us anyways - Walkers welcome! - No charge for the kids 1k Run!- $4 per night for residents, $6 per night for non-residentsFruit and water provided by Choice Physical Therapy Photo Credit: Stina Booth
 
Friday June 21, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Team St. Albans 2019 SHARKS! - PreSeason Tune Up - For returning team members except CAT sharks
Sharks Swim Team - and check out our new preseason tune-up!St. Albans Sharks Swim Team is a member of the Champlain Valley Swim League and participates in 7 league meets, district, and state events. The swim team is a great way to improve swim skills, challenge yourself and meet new friends. Requirements: Team members must be able to swim the length of the pool. (25 Yards) Parents of swimmers participating in meets must volunteer to work a minimum of 6 meets (jobs) (home or away) or pay a $200 opt out of volunteering charge. You can register for duties HERE  starting 6/20/19. Team families must also attend a mock meet (date TBA) before the first scheduled meet. This will be an opportunity to learn what each volunteer position entails, and how a meet runs. For more complete information, scroll down to Parent's Info Packet and click on it.Choose whichever option works best for your swimmer.Great White Sharks:  (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 7:30-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance, power, and speed through technique refinement, IM swimming, and training tailored to sprint or distance events. Although Great White and Tiger Sharks have the same age range, Great White Sharks is for a more serious swimmer. They have 2-hour practices vs 1 hour for Tiger Sharks. Tiger Sharks: (Ages 11 to 18 years)  Swimmers practice from 8:15-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets.  The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Reef Sharks:  (Ages 10 and under) Swimmers practice from 9:15-10:15 am daily Monday through Friday.  Fee includes all practices and league meets. The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.Cat Sharks:  (Formerly "Mini Sharks"- ages 3-6 years) Cat Sharks is an introduction to Swim Team.  Swimmers practice from 9:15-9:45 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This is practice only, no meets.  The focus is on building endurance and learning about swim team in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Option to move up to Reef Sharks if desire and ability to do so are there.Coaches:  Tom Koldys & Nohea King Membership fees and/or uniforms are often covered by the Chauncey B. Warner Endowment Foundation. Click on the form below to download an application. Completed applications are then sent to the Foundation, you will receive a notification letter from the Foundation, and then you submit that letter to the recreation department. To view the complete information sheet for families, click on the form below.
 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Stroke Isolation & Block Diving - Stroke Isolation - Mastering the Block
For anyone interested in improving his/her stroke technique or improve their block diving. Stroke Isolation Class is not intended to "teach" a stroke, but rather perfect it. Stroke Isolation Class does not take the place of full level 4, 5, or 6. Swimmers are encouraged to complete those levels and use the Stroke Isolation Class to work on improving a particular skill.These clinics are designed to improve and perfect specific strokes but not "teach" them. Participants must have a grasp of the stroke and technique when they start.  Great for swim team members, people training for races, and those wanting to increase their proficiency. There are several options for times and number of classes.  Class size is limited- Register early.
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Swim Lessons - Lifeguard Training & Certification Renewal - ages 15+ - Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (LGT)  Our Lifeguarding program trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The new program reflects the latest ECC science and findings. The certification validity period is 2 years.  This course will be a blended learning class.  Participants will register and do part of the work on line and then meet for class discussions and practical hands on work at the pool.Upon successful completion of a prerequisite swim, American Red Cross log on information will be given to each participant so they can get set up for the online portion of the course.   Enrollment in the course does not guarantee nor imply certification or employment. Participants must complete swim, practical and written tests to satisfaction to earn certification. There is no refund to participants who withdraw from or do not satisfactorily complete course.Lifeguard prerequisite swim requirements listed below.  All Lifeguard Candidate must complete the prerequisite swim.Swimming: Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.  Treading Water: Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.  Timed Events: Complete a timed event with 1 minute and 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath). Exit the water without using ladder or steps.
 
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Dungeons and Dragons 5e Edition - Dungeons and Dragons 5e 2019
Become the master wizard you have always wanted and use your intelligence, wisdom and light crossbow to aid the curious tabaxi in striking down the ugly hill giant. Or become a monk that uses his dexterity and strength to help the lizardfolk slay the fierce Demogorgon. St. Albans Recreation will be hosting its fourth session of Dungeons and Dragons at the Barlow Community Center. This program will be run by Kevin Laddison 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. Session 2/08-4/19 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?Session 2/15-4/26 Hosted by: Joshua LabonteThis session is for people new to Dungeons and Dragons looking to learn how to play and participate in a new game starting fresh on 2/15/19.