What’s going on this week:

Monday – Friday 10/21/19-10/25/19 Afternoon Fun — A fun, active afternoon of activities for your kids after school. Grades K-8 Tues-Thurs 3-5:30 (Late pick up available for 6 p.m.) Friday 2-5:30 (late pick up available for 6 p.m.) PreK Tues-Thurs 2-5:30 (late pick up available for 6 p.m.) Fridays.

Monday 10/21/19 — Hula Hooping Cardio & Core with Rachel Whiting 5:30-6:30 p.m. at St. Albans City Hall Auditorium $10 res, $15non-res or register by the month and save! Hoops provided J

Monday 10/21/19 Dance & Tumble with Rachel Bilodeau of Studio 3 for 2-3year olds 4-4:30,– see registration info below.

Wed 10/2319 – Yoga with Nicole St. Albans City Hall Auditorium noon-1 p.m. $10 residents, $13 non-res

Wed 10/23/19- Dance & Tumble with Rachel Bilodeau of Studio 3 for 3-5 year olds 4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – see registration info below.

10/23/19 – Learn to make a fall pillow with Barb Frazier! 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Barlow Street Community Center — You will learn the various ways you can construct pillows and learn about some methods to embellish them. $20 for residents, $26 non residents.

Thurs. 10/24/19 Square Dance Lessons & Dancing! 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at City Hall Auditorium — $4 per person, residents, $6 non-res or $10 max per family for residents, $15 max non-res. Both lessons and dancing each evening with some Contra Dancing mixed in as well. All abilities. Singles Welcome! Maple Squares with Steve & Deb Desrosiers.

Saturday 10/26/19 – 2:30 p.m. Spooky Sprint in Taylor Park – downtown St. Albans. A fun, costumed run for kids ages 12 and under with age appropriate distances for each group. Fun and prizes for all. Free to participate, but please pre-register.

Sunday 10/27/19 Vermont Middle School XC Championships at Hard’ack Trails

Sunday 10/27/19 2-5 p.m. Fall Square Dance at City Hall Auditorium – Come join the fun! Singles welcome, no experience necessary! $4 per person resident, $6 non-res, Of $15 max per family for residents, $20 non-res.

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School Vacation and In-service camp – Looking for a fun, active day for your kids when they’re off from school? Send them to Vacation Day Camp! The St. Albans Recreation Department provides day camp options on school breaks and teacher in-services days. They’ll have a blast playing games, making new friends (and seeing old ones), making great arts/ crafts, hitting up the movies, going on field trips, and having great entertainment presentations. Dress for the weather because we’ll be spending part of each day outdoors. Pack a good lunch and snacks to keep fueled up for all this fun. November 1, Thanksgiving Break, December Break, January in-service (2,3), Martin Luther King Day, February Break, March break, March in-service (27th), April in-service (17th) and April Break.

Hula Hooping – Cardio & Core – Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m. at St. Albans City Hall Auditorium. Great, fun exercise! Burns 400-600 calories per hour. Melt your stress away! Equipment provided. Instructor: Rachel Whiting Residents $10 per class, $13 non-res. Or register by the month on line and save $$.

Fall Trail Running Series 11/2/19-11/16/19 Saturdays 10:30 a.m. at Hard’ack Recreation Area. $10 per race for residents, $13 non-res or $25 for all 3 races for residents, $33 non-res. Runs organized by Tyler Magnan. All proceeds from these runs benefit improvements to the XC trails at Hard’ack. Never been on ‘em? Now’s the time!

Halloween Home Decorating Contest – 10/29/19 Join us for our Home Halloween Decorating Contest! It’s FREE to sign up your home for a chance to win prizes!! Leave us your address and any specific directions for viewing your entry and our panel of judges will come by on Tuesday, October 29th to take a look! We will start the judging when dusk is set, around 4:30-5 p.m.. Your decor can be scary, whimsical, fun, lighted — your imagination is the limit!

Halloween Treat Making Class for Kids & Adults Sunday 10/27/19 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Come make some creepy, crawly, delicious treats to ramp up your Halloween Spirit! We will be making 4-6 different kid (and adult) friendly treats. Each registered participant will leave with a Halloween tray loaded with goodies of their making. Adults are welcome to come help, but there is one tray per paid participant. Everything is supplied. This will be a tree nut free class presented by The Clean Spoon. $20 for residents, $29 for non-residents. Spaces are limited!

Fall Crafts for Gift Giving Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m. 10/23/19-11/27/19 Come learn how to make fall and Christmas items for your home or gift-giving. Each week you will learn how to make a new item. Items include decorative pillows, placemats, napkins, table runners, aprons, wall hangings, pot holders and mug rugs(plant mats, candle mats) and Christmas stockings. You supply the materials needed from the class list and we will supply the sewing machines, instruction and motivation. No sewing experience necessary. $200 residents, $250 for non-res.

Nerf Games – Halloween Edition – Wednesday, 10/30/19 5:30-6:30 p.m. at St. Albans City Hall Auditorium — The Nerf games program is designed for young players, from grade 2 through 8, to be able to participate in a fun team building environment with specific objectives to build skills such as strategic thinking, respect, honesty, relationship building, helping & sharing in a fun game environment. Players are split on two teams and based on the game type they are asked to then work together to complete the objective of the game with their team. Roles can be formed to accomplish each of the objectives and referee’s are there during these games to help facilitate honesty and to make sure everyone is playing by the rules of the game. $10 for residents, $15 non-residents. Must be pre-registered.

Beyond Basics Dog Training with Deb Helfrich of Gold Star Dog Training Tuesdays 10/29/19-11/26/19 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. at St. Albans City Hall Auditorium – Pre-requisite: Deb’s Basic Dog Class or Instructor approval. 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. $135 for residents, $155 non-res.

Basketball for kids ages 4 through 4th grade Sundays 12/8/19 through 1/19/20 (3rd & 4th Graders also practice on Fridays) Our coed basketball programming is for kids starting at age 4 and in grades K through 4. Four year old, Kindergarten and Grades 1 & 2 meets once a week on Sundays at SACS. Grades 3 & 4 practice twice a week — on Sundays at SACS and on Friday evenings at Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center — Court 4. See time schedule below in notes. Each program session is based on introducing and practicing the basics of basketball with fun drills and skill development in an encouraging environment.

Homemade Bone Broth and Vegetable Stocks – Saturday 11/9/19 1-3 p.m. Barlow Street Community Center with Sarah Auer — Learn the art and health benefits of making your own beef bone broth and chicken or vegetable stock. Broths and stocks are versatile ingredients essential in the kitchen. The traditional method of using every part of the animal or leftover vegetable scraps to make a restorative and delicious product is simple and easy. This hands-on class will introduce you to the ingredients necessary and process used to create nourishing broths and stocks. $34 for residents, $45 non res.

Kids Can Sew! — Sewing classes for kids ages 6-12 – Saturdays 11/9/19-12/28/19 Barlow Street Community Center 10 a.m.-noon with Barbara Frazier. Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew. This program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to operate a sewing machine, read and cut out a pattern and sew clothes and craft items for gift-giving. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading and following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in the class. Lesson sheets will indicate the fabric requirements for parents to help the children pick out their own fabrics for each item. $200 for residents, $260 for non-res.

Swim Team Training — Wednesdays starting 11/6/19 4:30-5:30 p.m. -Geared towards swimmers who swim competitively or have an interest to do so. Training will be held at Branon’s Pool on North Main St. in St. Albans. Program focuses on endurance, speed, conditioning and stroke refinement. Program will run Wednesdays only, but will not be held on days where there is no school. This is a great opportunity for swimmers to maintain their fitness/swimming level and exercise all winter. Register for whichever sessions work for your family. Coach: Isaac Bashaw $14 per session for residents, $20 for non-res.

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