Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department
Spring Activity Guide
Programs, Athletics and Special Events forâ€Ś Adults, Youth, and Families of Middlebury and beyond! March - May 2013 www.townofmiddlebury.org
Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Spring Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • March 14, 2013
Programs, Athletics, and Special Events 1st/2nd/3rd GRADE CO-ED LACROSSE Instructors: Morgan Maciewicz (mmaciewicz@ middlebury.edu), assistant women’s lacrosse coach, and members of the Middlebury College lacrosse teams will coach basic skills such as shooting, passing and defense during this weekly one-hour session. The program will run for 4 weeks. Program Dates (All practices will be from 3:15-4:15 p.m.) Tuesday, April 30; Tuesday, May 7; Tuesday, May 14; and Tuesday, May 21 Location: Middlebury College (Behind Fitness Center and Ice Arena) Register at Middlebury Parks and Recreation Office before April 29 Fee: $30 Residents $35 Non Residents Classes continued on Page 8
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Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Spring Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • March 14, 2013
General Information Mission Statement
The Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department (MPR) shall provide lands, facilities, and services for community members of all ages and all income levels. It shall provide programs for both sport and leisure. The department shall serve as instructor, facilitator, and partner in efforts to promote and improve quality of life for participants. MPR will work with an involved public and business community to provide a healthy and aesthetically pleasing environment with opportunities for cultural growth. The department should be flexible enough to meet the changing needs and tastes of the community, while finding creative ways to deliver recreation programs and facilities that are affordable to the residents of Middlebury.
Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Offices Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday and Holidays Mailing and Physical Address: 94 Main Street Middlebury, VT 05753 Other Contact Info: Phone: (802) 388-8100 x205 or x222 Fax: (802) 388-4364 Website: www.townofmiddlebury.org FB@ Town of Middlebury Parks & Recreation
Middlebury Parks & Recreation Board Colby Benjamin – ACT Teen Center Representative Monica Benjamin – Chairwoman Craig Bingham – Selectboard Representative Greg Boglioli – Member At-Large Brooke Jette – East Middlebury Representative Sarah Lawton – Ilsley Library Representative Susan Shashok – Selectboard Representative
Staff of Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department Terri Arnold, Director Dustin Hunt, Program Coordinator (802) 388-8100 x205 (802) 388-8100 x 216 TArnold@townofmiddlebury.org DHunt@townofmiddlebury.org Yvon Pouliot, Grounds & Facilities Supervisor (802) 771-7251 cell phone ADVERTISING The Addison Independent prints and distributes this publication three times per year. We welcome your advertisement for a business, program or event in our publication for a fee; please contact us for more specific information. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY Programs may be cancelled in the event of severe weather or power outages. MPR encourages you to do the following if you have questions: Call: MPR Offices Voice Mail system, 388-8100 ext 216 Check: Facebook, Town of Middlebury Parks & Recreation Check: Town of Middlebury web page, www.townofmiddlebury.org
Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Spring Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • March 14, 2013 REGISTRATION INFO • Advanced registration is required for all programs, classes or special events, unless otherwise stated under the program information. • All fees are due at the time of registration, we cannot “hold” a space for anyone without full payment at time of registration. • All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment. We request that you register in advance to ensure minimum class requirements are met. We reserve the right to cancel a program if minimum numbers are not reached. • There is a $25 service fee on all returned checks and/or declined debit and credit cards. • Please use our program registration form in this guide for all programs unless otherwise indicated. Registration forms are also available on line at www. townofmiddlebury.org
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• Full refunds will be given for all classes by MPR. • If you need to cancel your registration before the second session of the program, we will refund you a pro-rated registration fee, minus 10% processing fee, or issue a credit, good for one calendar year, for the full class fee. After the second session is attended, eligibility for a refund is void. • Please be aware that refund requests may take up to 30 days to process. • Refunds will not be issued from a credit. • Refunds will not be issued for programs costing $10 or less, unless the program is cancelled by MPR. • One-day programs, trips, or special events are not covered under this policy (i.e., no refunds or credit available) • Contracted programs by community instructors have their own guidelines, call for more detailed information. • Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this guide is accurate. We reserve the right to add, withdraw, or revise programs or events as needed. For more updated information, please visit our website often.
ACCESSIBILITY Individuals with or without disabilities may register for all programs offered by MPR provided program safety can be met. The Department provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Contact MPR offices in advance of the program start date to discuss accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Spring Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • March 14, 2013
RESERVATIONS Municipal Gymnasium 94 Main St. Middlebury, VT 005753 5763 Recreation Warming Hut 201 Mary Hogan Drive Middlebury, VT 005753 5763 Trail Around Middlebury Harold Curtis Park Schoolhouse Hill Road East Middlebury, VT 05753 05740 Middlebury Recreation Park 201 Mary Hogan Drive Middlebury, VT 05753 Middlebury Town Pool 298 Buttolph Drive Middlebury, VT 05753
Sports Fields Facilities and
Full sized court or 2 half courts Parking Toilets/Restrooms Semi-‐kitchen; tables & chairs
Perimeter town trail Children’s Playground Tennis Courts
Children’s Playground; Sports Fields
Outdoor, unheated pool
Can be rented Call 388-‐8100 Can be rented Call 388-‐8100
M.A.L.T Middlebury Parks & Recreation Facility
Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department requests that all groups planning to use Facilities Sports Fields our RESERVATIONS-‐ facilities or fields please notify us inand advance by making a reservation. Anyone wishing to make a reservation must complete a facility use application, available in Middlebury Parks &or Ron-line ecreation Department requests that all Request groups pForms lanning use our our offices at the Town website. Facility Use areto considered on a first-come basis, depending on availability. Rental fees may apply. For additional facilities or fields please notify us in advance by making a reservation. Anyone wishing information regarding availability, rates, and reservations, contact the MPR offices at to make (802) a reservation 388-8100.must complete a facility use application, available in our offices or
on-‐line at the Town web site. Facility Use Request Forms are considered on a first come basis, depending on availability. Rental fees may apply. For additional information regarding availability, rates, and reservations, contact the MPR offices at (802) 388-‐8100
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Program Registration Form • Please fill out every field of this form. • Parent must sign bottom of form if participant is under 18 years of age. • You can put multiple children on each form.
Middlebury Parks & Recreation 94 Main St., Middlebury, VT 05753 www.middlebury.govoffice.com 388-4041/8103
PLEASE PRINT & COMPLETE ENTIRE FORM Family Last Name:
Parent/Guardian: Day Phone:
Emergency Contact: Program
Make Checks Payable to: Town Of Middlebury
Total Fees: $
RELEASE: I understand that there are risks of physical injury inherent in participating in sports and recreational activities. I understand that the Town of Middlebury does not carry health or accident insurance for participants of its programs, and strongly advises paticipants to carry adequate coverage for themselves and their family. I am aware of the particular risks involved in the above programs and have considered these risks before registering myself or my child. I hereby release the Town of Middlebury, its employees, and agents from any liability of personal injury, or the loss or damage to personal property which I or my child may experience in connection with activities sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. I hereby consent to any medical procedures deemed advisable for my child in the event I cannot be reached and my child has sustained an injury. I hereby consent to the use of my or my child’s photo, video, etc. by the department for flyers, presentations, etc. NOTE: All programs are on a first-come, first-served basis. Space may be limited in some programs!
Signature of Participant (parent if under 18)
Middlebury Youth Lacrosse Program
Greetings and welcome to the 2013 youth lacrosse season! The Middlebury Youth Lacrosse Club runs programs for boys and girls in grades 3-8. We have boys and girls teams at three levels: 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade, and 7th/8th grade. The focus for the 3/4 and 5/6 teams is on having fun while learning new skills, cultivating a love for the game of lacrosse, enjoying movement and physical activity, and competing at an appropriate level. Our grade 7-8 teams are run as “select teams” and will hold try-outs in March. Information for the 7/8 teams will be publicized via the www.middlax.org web site at the end of February. All of our teams play against competition from around the Champlain Valley and surrounding areas. Our teams practice 2-3 times per week, and play games one day each weekend. Times and frequency of practices and games can vary, but in the past we have tried to focus our practice times on Mondays and Thursdays between 5 and 7 pm. Registration for the youth lacrosse program takes place online. Please visit our website at www. middlax.org for registration details. Registration opens on Feb. 11, 2013, and closes on March 15, 2013. Late registrations will be accepted and placed on a waiting list. In addition to registering online, we ask all parents and players to attend the mandatory “kickoff” meeting, on March 17, 2013, at the Middlebury Municipal Gymnasium. This is a chance to meet coaches, ask questions, and get more details on the season. If you are unable to make the meeting please contact Dave Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org. Program Fees: Boys Grade 3,4,5,6: $85 total ($25 US lacrosse registration and $60 to MYLC) Girls Grade 3,4,5,6: $65 total ($25 US lacrosse registration and $40 to MYLC) Meeting Time: March 17, 3-4 p.m., All GIRLS; 4-5 p.m. All BOYS We thank you for your interest in the lacrosse program and look forward to another great year!
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Instructor: Terri Phelps Phone: (802) 771-8040 Email: email@example.com Registration night will be Tuesday, March 12, from 5-6:30 p.m. Late registrations will be accepted after this date in the Parks and Recreation office IF there are spots available. Gymnastics fills quickly so please try to make it to registration night. Students will work to improve strength, flexibility and coordination, as well as skill development in a safe and fun environment. Instruction will be included on uneven bars, beam, floor exercise, springboard, parallel bars and vault. Classes will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met. All classes are held at the municipal gym. Mondays or Thursdays: (8 Weeks) 3/26 – 5/23 (no classes 4/22 or 4/25) Tuesdays: (7 Weeks) 4/9-5/28 (No class 4/23) Fridays: (4 Weeks) 3/22-4/12 Saturdays: (7 Weeks) 3/23-5/18 (no classes 4/20 or 4/27) Preschool (Ages 3-4) Sec A: Friday 10am-11am Sec B: Friday 11am-12pm Sec C: Saturday 9am-10am Sec D: Saturday 10am-11am Young Beginners (Ages 4-1/2 - 6) Sec E: Saturday 11am-12pm
Res $50 Res $50 Res $80 Res $80
Non Res $65 Non Res $65 Non Res $95 Non Res $95
Intermediate/Advanced Sec M: Tuesday 4:15pm-5:15pm Res $70 Non Res $85 Sec N: Thursday 5:15pm-6:15pm Res $80 Non Res $95 Advanced Sec O: Monday Sec P: Saturday
4:15pm-5:15pm Res $80 Non Res $95 3:15pm-4:30pm Res $80 Non Res $95
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Soils Bulk Mulches, Compost and Top Soil • Miracle-Gro & Agway top soil • Pine/Spruce, Red Cedar & Hemlock mulch
Res $70 Non Res $85
Beginner (Ages 5+) Sec F: Thursday 3:15pm-4:15pm Res $80 Non Res $95 Sec G: Saturday 12:15pm-1:15pm Res $70 Non Res $85 Beginner/Advanced Beginner (Ages 5+) Sec H: Tuesday 3:15pm-4:15pm Res $70 Non Res $85
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Spring Bulbs Plant now for spring and summer! • Dahlias • Begonias
• Lilies • Glads
OUR GREENHOUSE will soon be bursting with healthy annuals, perennials & herbs – as well as trees, shrubs & rose bushes!
Pet Services Self-service dog wash... OPEN EVERDAY! Washing your pet has never been eaier! Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere in our beautiful spa-like space. We also make Pet I.D. Tags – custom engraved while you wait!
Advanced Beginner (Ages 5+) Sec I: Saturday 1:15pm-2:15pm Res $70 Non Res $85
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Advanced Beginner/Intermediate (Ages 7+) Sec J: Monday 3:15pm-4:15pm Res $80 Non Res $95 Sec K: Thursday 4:15pm-5:15pm Res $80 Non Res $95
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Aikido – The Art of Peace Blue Heron Aikido Head Instructor- Jonathan Miller-Lane, 3rd dan Phone: 802-989-9069 or Visit www.blueheronaikido.com Aikido is a martial art and ethical training created by Morehei Ueshiba (1883-1969). The self-defense techniques practiced in Aikido teach us, in an experiential and physical way, the power of harmony which can transcend and eradicate violence. Aikido practice develops agility, awareness and strength; deepens concentration; and encourages relaxation. Aikido practice challenges each practitioner to realize his or her potential as a “powerful, compassionate, creative, self-aware human being.” Ongoing classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., and are open to anyone 12 or older who has completed the beginners’ series. Dues are $35/month for unlimited classes. Located in Blue Heron dojo, lower level Town Office Building. Observers welcome anytime. Ongoing children’s classes meet Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:30, and Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Open to ages 7 through 11. Dues are $50/month for unlimited classes, or $10 per class. Sibling discount available. Beginners’ series meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., July/August, dates to be announced. Please check for dates at www.blueheronaikido.com. $50 for four-week series (and any remaining portion of the month thereafter). After completing the beginners’ series, students may join ongoing classes.
Self Defense Classes BRAVE Kids Self-Defense Sunday, March 10, from 2-5 p.m. BRAVE Kids is dedicated to teaching children “life skills” to help keep them safe against bullies and strangers. This course is team taught by female and male instructors — with years of experience teaching kids through martial arts — using role play so children can rehearse the verbal and physical drills they learned. The male instructor is completely padded and protected so the kids will actually be able to practice the physical techniques full-force. Topics covered include: safety with feelings, words, touch and teasing; getting help to stay safe; being powerful with your body; safety with family and friends at school & play. For ages 5-12. Minimum, eight participants; maximum, 20.
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BRAVE Woman Self-Defense
Sunday, April 21, from 2-5 p.m. B.R.A.V.E. (Be Ready Aware Victorious Empowered) is a course that teaches women how to fight full force against a padded assailant during mock assaults, which includes sexual assault situations. B.R.A.V.E. teaches simple effective techniques using the strongest parts of our bodies to the most vulnerable parts of the assailants and designed to be used by women of all ages and capabilities. In addition to learning effective physical techniques your voice will become louder and more affirmative in setting verbal and physical boundaries and you’ll learn to trust your intuition. For ages 13 and older. Minimum, eight participants; maximum, 20.
Boys’ Self-Defense Sunday, May 19, from 2-5 p.m. This class will be designed specifically for older boys focusing on the types of self-defense situations they may encounter, learning basic and effective techniques to escape from certain holds such as choke, full nelson, and head locks. We will also be discussing other ways to keep themselves safe utilizing their voice, awareness and setting boundaries. This course will also be team taught with a female and a fully padded male instructor. For ages 12-18. Minimum, eight participants; maximum, 20. Head Instructor Kellie Thomas is a fourth-degree black belt in ITF TaeKwon Do and is the owner of TaeKwon Do K.I.C.K.S. of Middlebury & Vergennes. TaeKwon Do K.I.C.K.S. has been in the area for six years and has been involved in several school programs (during school and after school) throughout Addison and Rutland Counties. Master Thomas has more than 10 years of experience teaching self-defense techniques, has taught students from toddlers through grandparents, and was a Model Mugging assistant teacher for a couple of years when her TKD school in Colchester was running the program. All classes are $25 per person. Register up until one week before each class at Parks and Rec Office.
Co-ed Dodgeball New This Spring! We are pleased to offer a brand new program this spring, dodgeball! Participants will learn the basic fundamentals and rules of the sport while competing in this six-week program. Once teams are formed, participants will have the chance to pick a team name and design their team logo, which will be featured on a T-shirt that each participant gets to keep at the end of the program. National dodgeball league rules will be followed. Volunteer coaches and referees needed. Continued on Page 12
2013 Kids Camp Sponsored by
Paddling Rock Climbing Hiking Mountain Biking Geocaching Day Camps for kids 6-15 years old 15 years experience bringing kids into the outdoors For more information call Steve 388-7245 or www.mmvt.com
Who: Children in grades 3-8. The participants will be split into two groups, grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. When: The grades 3-5 group will meet Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:15 starting on April 3. The grades 6-8 group will also meet Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:15-5:15 starting on April 3. They will not meet over the April school break. Cost: Residents $35, nonresidents $50. Register at the Parks and Rec office before April 2!
A Healthy Active Life ...is a Happy One!
Zumba is a dance aerobics cardio workout that is gaining popularity because it’s safe and fun. You can dance your way to health and happiness, modifying the moves to suit your needs. Come on in and try it. Your first class is free. Wear comfortable clothing, shoes you can dance in and a water bottle. Starting March 11 Morning Classes: 8:30-9:30 a.m. M, W and TH Evening Classes: 5:30-6:30 p.m. M, T, W; 6:30-7:30 p.m.TH Monday morning and Tuesday evening are now Zumba toning classes! Thursday mornings are Yoga with Adeline! Punchcards are good for 6 months. 6 classes for $40 12 classes for $80 18 classes for $110 24 classes for $125 For more information: Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 989-5977 Instructors: Liz Cleveland and Brye Perreault
Have Fun – Play Fair – Stay Safe Tawnya Kiernan, M.D.; Jack Mayer, M.D.; Lauren Young, FNP-BC; Kate McIntosh, M.D.
Rainbow Pediatrics • 388-1338 44 Collins Dr., adjacent to Porter Hospital www.rainbowvt.org
Community. Budget set
The Middlebury town manager helped craft a town budget that will be put to voters. See Page 3A.
Dreamwork A group of artists will display and perform works at a Bristol gallery next week. See Page 13A.
The Commodore and Tiger boys each won comfortably on Tuesday and will meet on Friday. See 1B.
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Robert Frost letters unveiled Archive shows his thoughts on religion By XIAN CHIANG-WAREN BUFFALO, N.Y. — On the 50th anniversary of Robert Frost’s death on Jan. 29, a rare collection of private artifacts that include religious musings during his time in Vermont and shed light on the great poet’s personal beliefs will be made available to the public for the first time. The collection of letters, photoduring rinkaudio graphs, can and other mats files ool’s ice Studen includes over 20 years of the sch years.terials l 33 across correspondence between one of Campbel t, skate school for o/Trent greatest literary figures America’s ury far righ ent phot Loney, the Middleb Independ and his friend and Ripton neighGerry ide bor, Rabbi Victor Reichert. It was teacher the rink bes retired ding donated to the University of Bufand r floo n founde has bee falo by Reichert’s son, Jonathan, ey ool cobut substantial portions will be and sch rnoon. Lon TS afte DEN digitally archived and made availay OOL STUlast Thursd able online in the coming months. E SCH ons “The bits, the little pieces I’ve BRIDG ckey less ing recess. /ho seen of (their correspondence) skating the rink dur k an worhad suggest that Robert in also use beg Frost toReichert, intimacy with anine seriousare rs prep k the in the level tone ofts” their tracand h-grade ness men rare,” that will Req that was uirepretty ol’s nint os discussions, d to the scho ng on portfoli said tionParini, Axinnnee Professor GraduaJay they will Writing spri ed 6 (seeat say and sCreative ce Bas cialofs English h this in 201 rforman College and a promioffi Middlebury on Hig oma Y dipl KALD nes Unigrant from “Pe GRs) school receive nent Frost scholar. “Frost had two gen KIR r to DY — Ver a second adersinwill or three major friendships his port (PB in orde By AN ninth-gr GENNESntly awarded ndation to sup stu- master entReichert life, and was one of the y). VER curr rd stor 27) nafo important was rece Education Fou 2016 require d related officials saidmore nt, Pageones.” WERS icia A. Han g a School ignesome of the ool to by JONATHAN REICHERT POSES materials fromVUH his S gra Robert Frost came to Ripton for N FLO -deswith Sch Patr lie Mae oing effortVictor proposin repin selfrare By JOH URY — Rabbi Reichert’s collection of Robert Frost(See materials the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferthe Nel ol’s ongfather s are cientocy that wereprofi the University of Buffalo The collection ence in the 1920s. He purchased MIDDLE ter director 15,820, which over as archives. trate donated the scho demons se,unknown offers insights into Frost’s previously spiritual beliefs. ng. Cen pha $3,5 ease ial uati of the Homer Noble Farm (now to eer Car Photo by Douglas Levere/ a cruc dents re grad budget ding incr$95,639. (See Frost, Page 16A) entering Poetry Collection of the University Library, University of Buffalo 3-2014 ent spen to folios befo
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THE OWNERS OF this Addison home are responding to a spate of residential break-ins by letting others know they have been victimized. By JOH A community forum on crime will be held at Addison Central School on N Addison FLOWE Feb. 7. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
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