Winter programs announced

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 Charlotte recreation basketball season starts next week and ends Feb. 11. Practice will be on weeknights 6-7:30 p.m. or Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon. Times will be posted as coaches determine their availability.

Mini Hoops (kindergarten-second grade) — Teams will practice once a week.

Junior Hoops (first-second grade) — Teams will practice twice a week.

Third-fifth grade — Teams will practice twice a week with games on Saturdays.
All teams are dependent on roster size and volunteer coaches. Coaches are needed.
Registration is $80. The deadline for registering is this Friday, Dec. 2.

Jump Rope Club
Join the fun and jump around on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at jump rope club. Kids will learn the jump rope techniques while having fun bright and early.
Session 2: Jan.3-27
Grades: Kindergarten-fourth
Location: Charlotte Central School
Cost: $25

Martial arts
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. It helps with confidence, focus, health, work ethic and attitude.
Session 3: Wednesdays, Nov.16-Dec.21
Session 4: Wednesdays, Jan.4–Feb.1
Kindergarten-eighth grade
Time: 1:50-2:50 p.m.
Location: Charlotte Central School
Fee: $85

Safe Sitter courses
Safe Sitter courses prepare 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 & rescue skills and life & business skills. Lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Teens will practice choking rescue and diapering. Register for one date that works best for your child. Register with the town offering the program. Sixth-eighth grades. Cost: $60.
Hinesburg: Saturday, Dec. 10
Williston: Saturday, March 11
Charlotte: Saturday, May 20
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ski & ride program
March session at Bolton Valley
Dates: March 8, 15, 22 and 29
More information will take place at the parent meeting in January 2023.

Adult programs

Adult pickleball
Pickleball in Charlotte will take place at 3 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays through late fall.

Intro to pickleball
Come at 10 a.m. Saturday mornings for free pickleball instruction at the Charlotte Town Beach.

Pick-up basketball
Join the basketball fanatics on Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Charlotte Central School. Please note, pick-up will move to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5. All levels and ages are welcome.

Ice skate swap
If you would like to participate in a skate exchange, bring unused ice skates to drop in the labeled bin at the town hall. All sizes.
The recreation department hopes to stockpile enough skates to allow community members to swap during the coming skating season. The bin will remain available all winter 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Full and partial scholarships are available for all youth recreation activities.
To register visit the website.
Questions? Email Nicole Conley.