The Charlotte News

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Staying Safe on the Internet, 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Charlotte Library on 115 Ferry Road on Jan. 17. Jason Duquette-Hoffman, from the Vermont Attorney General’s Office Consumer Assistance Program, explains internet safety basics for you and your family. For more information call (802) 425-3864.

Virtual tour
Visit the highlands and rainforests of Belize with Mary Van Vleck at 1:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Senior Center on 212 Ferry Road on Jan. 18. Belize is a small country sandwiched between Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea with the lowest population density of all the Central American countries. Mary will describe the highlights of her two trips to Belize to the least developed highlands and rainforests, searching for the amazing and exotic Belizean birds. For more information call (802) 425-3071.

Dance
Join in for some contemporary dance that combines music, choreography and improvisation in a fun and active art form. It’s an all-levels class held on Thursdays at the Charlotte Central School through Feb. 2. Grades K through 3 held 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and grades 4 through 8 are held 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To register, contact Nicole Conley at (802) 425-6129, ext. 204, or by email.

Literature
Explore literature and the arts with Susan Lepple Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. at Charlotte Central School through Feb. 7. Students can look forward to reading and experiencing exciting, silly, thought-provoking and creative books. Movement, music and dance are also tools for inspiration. Create your own works of art using collage, sculpture, assemblage, drawing and painting. For grades 1 through 4. To register, contact Nicole Conley at (802) 425-6129, ext. 204, or by email.

Ongoing Events

Basketball
Multi-age pick-up basketball on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Charlotte Central School. For more information, contact Nicole Conley at (802) 425-6129, ext. 204, or by email.

Playgroup
The Charlotte Playgroup meets Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the multipurpose room at Charlotte Central School. Follows the school calendar. No playgroup when school is not in session. For more information visit Building Bright Futures or contact Colleen.

Yoga
Mom and baby yoga on Tuesdays at 8:15 a.m. at Charlotte Central School. For more information, contact Nicole Conley at (802) 425-6129, ext. 204, or by email.

Riding lessons
Steeple Ridge Farm will be hosting weekly afterschool horseback riding lessons. Students will learn the basic care of the horse, including grooming, bathing, feeding and upkeep. This program will be offered to all grades on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, contact Nicole Conley at (802) 425-6129, ext. 204, or by email.

Dance
Afterschool dance at 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays at Charlotte Central School. For more information, contact Nicole Conley at (802) 425-6129, ext. 204, or by email.

Baby playgroup
Building Bright Futures Baby Playgroup, first and third Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Charlotte Library. Ages 0 to 2. For more information, send an email.

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