Charlotte Recreation News

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Afterschool Piano Lessons
Lessons will be taught by Julie Holmes on Tuesdays and Mary Beth Bowman on Wednesdays after school.
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 5–Dec.19
Time blocks: (1) 2:00–2:45, (2) 2:45–3:30, (3) 3:30–4:15, (4) 4:15–5:00
Fees: Group lessons $204; semiprivate lessons $312
Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 6–Dec. 20
Time blocks: (1) 3:00–3:45, (2) 3:45–4:30, (3) 4:30–5:15
Fees: Group lessons $204; semiprivate lessons $312.

After-school Horseback Riding Lessons
Students will learn the basic care of the horse, including grooming, bathing, feeding and upkeep. Students will also learn the nutrition side and anatomy side of the horse and the certain tack we use on our horses.
Tuesday, 2:15–5:30 p.m. & Thursday, 3:15–5:30 p.m. (5-week sessions) at Steeple Ridge Farm.
Session 1: Tuesday, Sept. 5–Thursday, Oct. 5
Session 2: Tuesday, Oct. 10–Thursday, Nov. 9
Session 3: Tuesday, Nov. 14–Thursday, Dec. 21
Session times and fees: $500 ($100 per week)

After-school Tennis Lessons
The tennis program is open to grades 1–8; age groups will be split into different time slots listed below. Tennis lessons will be taught by Kate Ahrens and held at the tennis courts at the Charlotte Town Beach.
Mondays and Tuesdays, Sept. 11–26
Grades 1–5: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Grades 4–8: 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Cost per session: $70 (6 lessons)

Driver’s Education
This seven-week program will be taught by Joe Barch, who has over 15 years of experience teaching in the public schools.
Dates: Sept. 11, 13, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29, and Oct. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23
Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Charlotte Central School
Registration fee: $690
Make-up classes: Sept. 22 and Oct. 25

Cheer Team
Participants will learn dance, poise, arm motions, jumps, chants, cheers and many other skills and strengthening. You will also learn teamwork by forming groups to develop cheers.
Grades: K–4 (older kids welcome to participate/help)
Dates: Mondays, Sept. 18–Dec. 11
Time: 6:15–7:30 p.m.
Fee: $160

Flip, dance and circus!!
Tumble, dance, juggle and spin! This great non-competitive class is for everyone of all levels and keeps kids moving.
Grades: K–4
Session 1: Tuesdays, Sept. 19–Oct. 24
Session 2: Tuesdays, Nov. 7–Dec. 19
Times: 2–4 p.m.
Session cost: $66 (6-week session)

Charlotte Recreation Basketball
Pre-K practice will be on Saturday mornings at 8
Kindergarten practice will be on Saturday mornings at 8.
1st–2nd grade teams will practice once a week with games on Saturday morning at 9.
3rd–6th grade teams will practice twice a week with games on Saturdays.
** All teams are dependent on roster size and volunteer coaches.
Early registration: Oct. 9–Nov. 10
Fee: $50 (subtract $5 if you don’t need a T-shirt)
Late registration: After Nov. 10, $65 (subtract $5 if you don’t need a T-shirt)
First practice: Week of Dec. 4
Basketball Ends: Feb. 17

Snowmobile Safety Course
This six-hour course provides the opportunity to earn the certification necessary to legally operate on Vermont’s Statewide Snowmobile Trails System. Participants must be present for all classes to be eligible for certification. Vermont State Law requires that all Vermont snowmobile operators born after July 1, 1983, who are 12 years of age or older, must take and pass a state-approved snowmobile safety course.
Days/Dates: Mon., Tues., Wed., Dec. 4, 5 & 6 at the Shelburne Town Municipal Building (Activity Room on ground floor)
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Registration deadline: Nov. 27
Instructor: Vermont State Police
Ages: 12 and up
Fee: $15

SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first-aid training for a short trip with family, friends and outdoor groups. Meets ACA guidelines.
Classes: Feb. 17 and 18, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Cost: $150. CPR offered 5–7 p.m. Feb. 17, $35

Pickle Ball
Come join the pickle ball enthusiasts on Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Charlotte Beach. All levels are welcome to attend!

Full and partial scholarships are available for all youth recreation activities. You can find additional information on all of our programs as well as registration forms on our town website under the “Recreation” tab or contact Nicole Conley by email  or by phone (802) 425-6129 ext.204.