Nicole Conley, Charlotte Recreation

Fall soccer signups
Early soccer registration fee is $45 until Aug. 26. After Aug. 26 the fee will increase to $60 per child.

The recreation department will be ordering dri-fit rec T-shirts this season which can be purchased while registering for $8.

Final registration deadline: Friday, Sept. 2. The season starts the week of Sept. 5.

Soccer practices will be set by the coaches based on their availability. Please make a note if there are certain days or times your child is unavailable to practice.

Volunteer coaches needed. Call recreation director Nicole Conley if you’re interested.

After school piano lessons
Tuesdays, Sept. 6-Dec. 20, 3-5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, Sept . 7-Dec. 21, 2-5 p.m.
The recreation department will offer after school piano lessons at Charlotte Central School this fall for second-eighth grade students taught by Julie Holmes. The 30-minute private lessons are $351.

Safe Sitter course
Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Safe Sitter prepares teens to be safe when they’re home alone, watching siblings or babysitting. The course offers four main content areas: safety skills, child care skills, first aid and rescue skills and life and business skills.

Lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises for sixth-eighth grades. Teens will practice choking rescue and diapering.
Register for one date that works best for your child. Fee: $60

Tennis lessons
Sept. 12-29
The tennis program is open to first-sixth graders. Lessons will be at the tennis courts at the Charlotte Town Beach for $75.
Mondays: First-third grades, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., and fourth-sixth grades, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: First-third grades, 2:30-3:30 p.m., and fourth-sixth grades, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: First-third grades, 3:30-4:30p.m., and fourth-sixth grades, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Martial arts
3-4 p.m., Fridays
Most children and teens will receive some benefit from Villari’s martial arts after training for just a few short months. But the real benefit comes from long-term training. Martial arts help children be more confident, respectful, focused, healthy, hardworking and optimistic. For grades kindergarten-eighth grade at Charlotte Central School. Cost: $85.
Session 1: Sept. 9-Oct. 7, session 2: Oct. 14-Nov. 11, session 3: Nov. 18-Jan. 6.

Driver’s education
Two driver education classes will be offered by the 802 Driving School taught by Joe Barch, who has over 15 years of experience teaching in the public schools: Aug. 15-Sept. 28 and Sept. 26-Nov. 2. Classes will be at Charlotte Central School and cost $725. Visit charlotterec.com for exact dates and times.

Charlotte recreation basketball
The Charlotte recreation basketball program provides a venue for athletes to learn and master basketball skills in a fun and positive environment. Winning is not the primary objective but rather development of sportsmanship, teamwork, respect for others and discipline.

The season starts the week of Dec. 5 and ends Feb. 11. Practice will take place on weeknights between 6-7:30 p.m. and/or Saturday 8 a.m.-noon. Times will be posted as coaches determine their availability.

Mini hoops (K-second grade) — Teams will practice once a week. Junior hoops (first-second grades) — Teams will practice twice a week. Third-fifth grades – Teams will practice twice a week with games on Saturdays.

All teams are dependent on roster size and volunteer coaches.

Early registration is $65 Sept. 16-Nov. 18. Late registration is $80 after Nov. 18. The registration deadline is Dec. 2.

Adult Programs

Pickleball
Pickleball in Charlotte will take place on Mondays and Thursdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. through the summer and early fall. Contact the recreation department to be placed on an email distribution list.

Intro to pickleball
Join Greg Smith of the recreation commission for free pickleball instruction on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Charlotte Beach Courts. Contact the recreation department to be placed on an email distribution list.

Beach yoga
Join Eva for Sunday morning “Yoga at the Beach,” 9:30-10:30 a.m. This class is by donation with all proceeds going to provide new beachfront stone meditation benches. Breathe in the beauty and quiet of Charlotte Town Beach as you flow through vinyasa yoga to awaken your body, mind and heart. This class is appropriate for all levels, though some experience with yoga is helpful. In the event of inclement weather notification will be provided via email, Facebook and Recreation website, one hour prior to class.

Pick-up basketball (coming soon)
Join the basketball fanatics on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Charlotte Central School starting in the fall. All levels and ages are welcome to join. Keep a lookout for official start dates.

Full and partial scholarships are available for all youth recreation activities. To register visit the Charlotte Rec website.

Questions? Contact Nicole Conley.