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Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department

Winter Activity Guide

November ’13 - March ’14

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Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Winter Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • November 7, 2013 WINTER SPORTACULAR OLYMPIC THEMED EDITION New This Year!

February 17th-February 21st • 9am-4pm Daily We have taken our popular summer camp and added snow! Want a healthier alternative for your children instead of sitting in front of the television on February break? Send them to us where they will get to participate in exciting activities such as sledding, snowshoeing, snow soccer and football and the wildly popular prisoner ball. The week will have an Olympic theme to coincide with the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. The week will be topped off with a field trip to Lake Placid on Friday, where kids will get to watch bobsledding, ride on the gondola to watch ski jumping and the opportunity to skate on the Olympic ice surface. Each child will receive a T-shirt at the conclusion of camp Location: Middlebury Municipal Gym Cost: $175-Resident $200 Non-Resident Register: Online or In person starting November 18th at 8:30am Space will be limited to 40 participants

Middlebury Youth Basketball Coaches Wanted!! Who: Girls and Boys in Grades 3-6 Where: Middlebury Municipal Gym When: The annual skills clinic will take place on Friday December 6th from 5:00-6:30pm and practices will begin the week of December 9th. More information about games and tournaments will be available at the clinic and the first week of practice. 5th and 6th Grade Boys will practice either Mondays and Thursdays or Tuesdays and Fridays. The Monday practice will be at 3:30 and the rest will be at 5:00pm. Please let us know if you will need a particular practice time when registering. The 3rd and 4th grade boys will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5pm and the 3rd-6th grade girls will practice on Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 3:30-5pm Register: Online or in person starting on November 8th Cost: $40.00 Residents and $55.00 Non-Residents, price includes a reversible jersey each player will keep at the end of the season For more information: Please contact Dustin Hunt 388-8100 ext 216 or Basketball continued on Page 7

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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.

Contact Us

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: FB@ Town of Middlebury Parks & Recreation

Middlebury Parks & Recreation Board Colby Benjamin – ACT Teen Center Rep. Monica Benjamin – Member At-Large Greg Boglioli – Member At-Large & Vice Chair Tricia Allen – Ilsley Library Rep. Susan Shashok – Selectboard Rep. & Chairwoman Bill Ford - Member At-Large Jim McDaniel - Member At-Large Sabrina Butterfield - ID-4 Rep.

Staff of Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department Terri Arnold, Director Dustin Hunt, Program Coordinator (802) 388-8100 x205 (802) 388-8100 x 216 Yvon Pouliot, Grounds & Facilities Supervisor (802) 771-7251 cell phone ADVERTISING The Addison Independent prints and distributes this publication four 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,

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Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Winter Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • November 7, 2013 REGISTRATION INFO Instructions for Online Registration: TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT: 1. Go to 2. Create Account(located under member login). 3. Enter all primary and secondary guardian info. 4. Use the “add family member” button to add all members of your family. 5. When every member of your household has been added click “Done.” You are now logged in and can register for programs. 6. Write down your login name and password. You only need to create one. TO REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS: 1. Login using username and password. 2. Click “Browse Activities” in the Quick Links Box. 3. Find the type of activity you would like to register for (Soccer, Gymnastics, etc...) and click search. 4. Find the section of the program you would like to register for and click the shopping cart icon located on the left hand side of the screen. (Note: please make sure the program registration is open. There is a green bar that says available next to each section. If the bar is red it means that the program is unavailable to register for at that time. Please pay close attention to registration start dates and times for each program). 5. A green box will pop up one the bottom of the screen, click “enroll now”. When the next page opens choose the family member you would like to enroll in that program. Click “Add to Cart.” 6. Read and agree to the waiver. 7. You now have the option to proceed to checkout or continue shopping(enrolling in more programs). Once you have enrolled in all the programs you wish to, click “proceed to checkout.” 8. Fill out all of the payment information and click “Finish”. A confirmation email will automatically be sent to the email on file. You also have the option to view and print the receipt. If you have any questions about how to register online please call 388-8100 ext 216 or 205 or stop in the Parks and Recreation office and we would be happy to walk you through the steps. TUESDAY: BURGER & BREW NIGHT WEDNESDAY: KIDS EAT FREE THURSDAY: 50% OFF APPS FOR MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE I.D. CARD HOLDERS SATURDAY: VENISON STEW SPECIAL!

51 Main Street, Middlebury


• You may still register for all programs in person at the Middlebury Parks and Recreation Office. • 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/ Registration continued on Page 5

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RESERVATIONS-­‐ Facilities  and  Sports  Fields   (802) 388-8100.  

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REFUND POLICY • Full refunds will be given for all classes cancelled by MPR. • If you need to cancel your registration before the second session of the program, we will refund you a prorated 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

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 web site 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.

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Middlebury Snow Bowl Snow School We have a staff of over 40 qualified instructors who are experts in skiing, snowboarding and telemarking. We offer a wide array of packages to suit individuals of different skill, age or special needs. So give us a call and set up a lesson. Whether you’re a first timer who wants to start skiing/riding or an experienced skier/rider who wants to perfect their turns or tour off-piste ungroomed terrain, we will do our best to help you leave a better skier/rider and also do our best to insure that you have a great time out on the snow.


6 one-hour ski clinics for folks 1st grade through adult OR snowboard clinics 2nd grade through adult, for all abilities. Children: $108, Adults: $180 Saturdays: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8 Sundays: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9


Ski instruction specific to the 5-year-old stage of development. Winter 5-for-5 series begins one week after the start of the regular Winter Series. All classes meet at 1:00 p.m. Sharp. $108 SUNDAYS: Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9 and SATURDAYS: Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8 Check out our Spring Series too! Saturdays & Sundays in March.

DECEMBER HOLIDAY SERIES: 12/26/13-12/30/13 Five one-hour ski clinics offered to children 5 years & older Or Five snowboard clinics for 8 years and older (beginner-expert) $98 for 5 days!!!


4 one-hour ski clinics offered for folks 1st grade through adult Or snowboard clinics for 2nd grade through adult Children: $78, Adults: $140 Saturdays: Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29 Sundays: Mar. 9, 16, 23, 30

TEEN TIME – 7th-12th graders

Come explore the mountain with Middlebury College students! Ride the shuttle, arrive at the bowl at 11 a.m., and meet at 11:30 a.m. Afternoon half-day lift ticket included. All ability levels welcome. $65.00 Saturdays: Jan. 11, 18, 25. From 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


5 one-hour ski clinics offered for children 5 years & older Or snowboard clinics for children 8 years & older, for all ability levels February 17 to February 21st 11:00-12:00 - $98  February 17 to February 21st 1:00-2:00 - $98

Clinics include lots of mileage with other students of similar age and ability. Unless otherwise noted clinics meet at 1:00 p.m. sharp. Students deemed eligible may use lifts with their name tags from 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. surrounding each clinic. Equipment: Can be rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. Program rates for half-day equipment rentals are $10 for ages 10 and younger, $16 for 1113 year-olds, and $25 for 14 & older. Parent Credit: Parents will receive a $15 credit toward any adult program for each of their children registered. Credit will be given on registration day.

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Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Winter Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • November 7, 2013 Young Tigers Basketball Program

Who: Children in Grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade When: Sunday Mornings from 9am-10am starting January 5th (6 weeks) What: Players will receive instruction on basic skills that will help them develop into better basketball players as they move through the youth program. The emphasis will be on having fun and growing their interest in the sport of basketball. The program will be offered free of charge again this year and players can come as many weeks as they would like. No need to register! For more information: Please contact Dustin Hunt 388-8100 ext 216 or

New Years Eve Fireworks and Ice Skating Presented by American Legion Post 27

Thanks to the generous support from American Legion Post 27 we are pleased to be offering New Year’s Eve fireworks and Ice skating again this year. Fireworks will begin at approximately 7:30pm at the old American Legion site located on Creek Road. At the conclusion of the fireworks show head over to the Memorial Sports Center and enjoy an hour and a half (8-9:30pm) of free ice skating. We look forward to celebrating the New Year with you and your family!

Let Us Host Your Event! Weekend or Weekday Ice Time Available to Rent. Open times can be seen on the schedule page at

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37th Annual Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble Presented by Middlebury Fitness

Sunday November 24th, 2013 • 12pm Please join us for the 37th annual running of the Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble. 5k and 10k scenic options available. Each runner will receive a race T-shirt and bib with a timing chip attached. Prizes for first place finishers in 5 and 10k races (male/female) and top kids finishers under 12. Each runner will also be entered into a raffle to win prizes such as Turkeys, gift certificates and ski passes. We will also be hosting our 2nd annual food drive to benefit the local food shelter. Anyone who donates 2 non-perishable food items or any monetary amount will be entered into a special 2nd chance drawing to win great prizes. For more information and to register please visit : and click on sponsored events. We will also take registrations in the Parks and Recreation office until Thursday, November 21st. Register before race day and save $5 per registration! Pre-race registration and activities will be from 10-11:30am in the Middlebury Municipal Gym.

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Aerial Arts du Cirque - Static Trapeze for Kids! (ages 8-12)

Jan 10 - March 14 Do you like playing on the monkey bars? Have you ever wanted to join the circus? Come and learn how to flip, twist and pose on the static trapeze. You will get strong, flexible, and confident in the air. You will have loads of fun and learn safe and proper techniques for being a trapeze artist. No prior experience required although you will need to be moderately fit (a simple test: hang from a bar for 10 seconds, hold a plank for 30 seconds). Costs: 10 week session $190; Drop-in classes $22 each session Class maximum: 6 people; Class minimum: 3 people Aerial Arts du Cirque - Static Trapeze (ages 13 and up) Jan 12 - March 16 Come join the circus and dance in the air. In static trapeze, you will learn dynamic tricks and poses

while you increase your strength, body awareness and flexibility. Safety, fun, technique and artistic expression are emphasized throughout the class. No prior experience required although you will need to be moderately fit (a simple test: hang from a bar for 10 seconds, hold a plank for 30 seconds). Costs: 10 week session $190 Drop-in classes $22 each session Class maximum: 6 people Class minimum: 3 people Instructor: Mariah Laurel Levin…. is a student at Middlebury College and has trained in aerial arts for over 13 years. Mariah practices many aerial art forms including silks, hoop, rope, spanish web, single point trapeze and she specializes and performs regularly in static trapeze.

Aerial Arts and Circus Open House & Aerial Performance by Mariah Levin Sunday, December 8, 2013 2:00 p.m. Performance Time! 3:00 p.m. Open House (try out the ropes & silks and meet Mariah!) Municipal Gym, 94 Main St., Middlebury FREE!!!!! Contact info: Phone: 650.388.0356; email:

Get Into the Groove for Kids – move and groove those bodies!

With Alyson Young, Windancer Studio, Ages 7+ Monday, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Session I: November 18 – December 12 $65 for five weekly sessions Session 2: January 6 – February 24 $78 for six weekly sessions

Find Your Groove – Infusing your life with movement!

With Alyson Young, Windancer Studio, Adults 18+ Private sessions by request. One-on-One sessions with Alyson Young, Windancer Studio Location: Warming Hut Fee: Instructor will inform

Monday, 10:00 a.m. Tuesdays, 8:45 a.m. Thursdays, 8:45 a.m. Location: Warming Hut at Rec Park Fee: $12 each visit or $105 punch card* for 10 visits *must be used within three months

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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 388-4041/8103

Ck# Date:


Amt. Rec’d

Rec’d by:

Home Phone:

Parent/Guardian: Day Phone:


Mailing Address



Emergency Contact: Program



Relationship: Sect.

Registrant’s Name

Phone: D.O.B.

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)


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TaeKwon Do K.I.C.K.S.

for the whole family Special Winter Guide Offer for

new members – ONE MONTH FOR $30! (Reg.$65) Offer expires Nov. 30th

Please contact us for info about special afternoon & self-defence programs (for kids & women) that can be held at your school. “Megan has blossomed with the confidence she has gotten from TKDKICKS! She has learned respect and how to really focus with patterns. I like that she knows how to defend herself if she would have to for me, I love the fun atmosphere and wonderful TKD family!” – Katie

CLASSES IN VERGENNES & MIDDLEBURY FOR KIDS AGES 3 THROUGH ADULT. “In short 8 months - my overall health has benefitted – my breathing is better, I ache a lot less, I’m much more flexible, my balance was never great but it’s slowly getting there... my self-confidence has shot up! My grand-daughter and I have a great time.” – Cheryl, proudly representing our over 50 crowd!

Call to set up a FREE first class!

K.I.C.K.S. actually stands for Keep fit, Inner strength, Confidence, Kinship & Self-defense, which we believe are all skills that should help your child regardless of age cope and prepare for the real world. We strive to teach life skills and strong character through a disciplined but loving safe environment.

More information, please contact Master Kellie Thomas 377-0476 or email

Dine-in or Take- out 388-0339 Route 7 So., Middlebury M-Thur.11- 9:30 pm, Fri. & Sat.11-10 pm, Sun.12 - 9:30 pm

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2013-2014 Middlebury Parks and Recreation Midd Kid Dance Classes Instructor: Christine Giorgio Location: Middlebury Warming Hut- 77 Mary Hogan Drive When: Classes begin 11/18 and run through 1/31. No classes 11/25-11/29 or 12/21-1/3. 8 Week Session Cost: $80 per class, per session. Attire: Comfortable Clothing Register: Online or in person starting Friday November 8th at 8:30am Hip Hop: Beginner Intermediate Tap: Beginner Intermediate Advanced Lyrical: Intermediate Ballet: Beginner Beginner+ Intermediate

Winter Session Schedule Ages 5-8 Ages 9-14

Monday Monday

4:45-5:30 5:30-6:15

Ages 5-8 Ages 9-14 Adult

Thursday Tuesday Wednesday

4:45-5:30 4:00-4:45 5:30-6:15

Ages 9-14



Ages 3-4 Ages 5-8 Ages 9-14

Mother and Daughter Calorie burning dance workouts All ages welcome Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m. $80/family per session/8 weeks

Thursday Wednesday Wednesday

4:00-4:45 4:00-4:45 4:45-5:30

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at the Bread Loaf Campus in Ripton, Vermont for


Ongoing programs ~ check website for details ~ PSIA instructors Mom Mondays • Toddler Tuesdays Saturday Snowflakes – 3½-5 yr. olds Saturday Snow Trackers – 6-13 yr. olds NEW! snowshoes and snowshoe trails for youth and adults MORE! ski equipment for youth and adults season passes ~ equipment rental ~ day passes open 7 days a week 8:30 – 4:30, Dec. – Mar. • 802-443-2744

Alyson Young,

CEMP, Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified & Licensed Nia Instructor

Providing energy-based healing & wellness support for people & animals. • Energetic Healing Sessions • Animal Communication • Movement Classes and Workshops • Reiki Classes • Ceremonies • Life Cycle and Transition Support 802-349-8233

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Location: Middlebury Municipal Gym FIRST CLASS FREE! Need more info??? Go to email or call Liz at 802-989-5977 Morning Zumba: Mondays & Wednesdays @ 8:30 Morning Yoga:Tuesdays @ 8:30 Evening Zumba: M, W at 5:30 and T & TH @ 6:30 Punchcards available $6.50 per class. You must register at the classes, no online registration available.

Middlebury Fitness sponsors SPIN UNITED on Jan 12, 2014!

This will be six hours of non-stop action as spin cyclist individuals and teams pedal their way to a win for our community. Anyone can join in the fun. You do not have to be a member of Middlebury Fitness. Spin as an individual or form a team to vie for prizes as the individual or team that can raise the most money for United Way! Call Middlebury Fitness at 802-388-3744 for more details and to reserve your bike now.

Intro to K9 Nose Work® Discover why the founders developed the activity, how it works, and see how quickly any dog can be taught the foundational skills for a lifetime of fun and achievement in K9 Nose Work®. Follow up classes include Intro to Odor or Continuing Nose Work; Advance Nose Work; Competition Skill Building NW1/NW2/NW3; Inaccessible Hides: The Search for Elusive Source; and K9 Nose Work Teamwork: From Foundation to Trial Day. Jill Marie O’Brien, CPDT-KA Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16, 2014 Middlebury Municipal Gym 9 am – 4 pm Cost: $150.00 per person/dog team and $50 for each additional dog

Other Winter Programs in Addison County

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Adult Programming

Children’s Programming Babies and Books Wednesdays 10:30am – 11:15am Rhymes, songs and books perfect for babies! Session I: October 2nd – December 11th Session II: January 8th – May 14th Preschool Storytime Thursdays 10:30am – 11:15am Books, songs and crafts for the preschool set! Session I: October 3rd – December 12th Session II: January 9th – May 15th Youth Media Lab Tuesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm Drop-in media exploration taught in collaboration with MCTV. 4th – 6th grade Session I: September 10th – December 17th Session II: January 7th – May 27th All Ages Programming Winter Craft Series- Tuesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm Join us for six weeks of winter craft fun including soap making, wire sculpture, wrapping paper decorating and more! All Ages – See website for more details: November 12th – December 17th


FIRST WEDNESDAYS December 4 John Stauffer – 7:00pm Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln Douglass and Lincoln — one born a slave, the other born dirt poor — became respectively one of the nation’s greatest orators and one of its greatest presidents. Harvard professor and Civil War scholar John Stauffer examines their friendship, the similarities in their lives, and their legacies. January 8 Jule Emerson – 7:00pm The Costumes of Downton Abbey Middlebury College artist-in-residence Jule Emerson discusses the fashions worn by Lady Mary and her family in the popular PBS series Downton Abbey. Sponsor: National Bank of Middlebury And now…SECOND WEDNESDAYS DOCUMENTARY FILMS November 13 – 6:30pm The State of Arizona The divisive battle over illegal immigration in Arizona that came to a head with Senate Bill 1070 frames this tense documentary that tracks multiple perspectives activists, politicians, Latino immigrants, controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ranchers, and others - as America eyes the results. January 15 – 6:30pm Las Marthas The annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other in the country. The festival lasts an entire month and coincides with George Washington’s birthday. For more than a century the city’s comingout celebrations have involved intricate paeans to America’s colonial past.

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Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Winter Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • November 7, 2013


Addison Central Teens Addison Central  Teens  

94.  Main  St  Middlebury,   VT  05753   A.C.T.’s Mission- ACT provides a Teen Center and afteralternatives that are welcoming, safe and fun for Hours  of  Oschool peration:   all teenagers in the community. Monday,  Tuesday,  Thursday  3pm-­‐6pm                Wednesday  and  Friday      3pm-­‐7pm   Da n OPEN  TO  ALL  TEENS  GRADE  7th  –  12th  



Building ides  Located  in  the  Municipal   R Middlebury’s Local Teen Center e

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What is  the  Teen  Center  About?  


• Foosball ACT Mission:   • Bike Rides ACT  provides  a  Teen  Center  and  after-­‐school  alternatives  that  are  welcoming,  safe  and  fun  for   • A Wii System all  teenagers  in  the  community.   Teens  have  a  place  to  hang  out  as  well  as  opportunities  to  plan   • Computers • Free internet and   participate   in   activities,   special  access events   and   community   service   at   the   Teen   Center   and   • Free food and refreshments throughout  the  community.   Leadership  Opportunities:   If  you  are  a  teen  looking  for  leadership  opportunities,  or  someone  who  wants  to  help  change   Upcoming Activities & Special Events their   community   and   provide   • Teen Dancesteen   programming   for   your   peers   please   consider   joining   the   • DJ Skate Youth  Advisory  Council  (YAC).  Nights  YAC  meets  every  other  Wednesday  from  4:00  –  5:30pm.   • Clothing Swap & Shops Community  Service  •&Youth  Volunteer   Opportunities:   Media Lab • Community Suppers There  are  many  volunteer  opportunities  available  for  both  teens  and  adults  at  ACT.    If  you  or   • Youth Advisory Council your   organization   is   interested,   please   contact   co-­‐director   or   visit   the   center   during   Hours of Operation- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:00either   - 6:00pm regular  drop  in  Wednesday hours.     & Friday 3:00 - 7:00pm

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Check ACT’s (website or Afacebook page for school break hours Special Events:   Some  Fees   pply)*  Teen   Dances   *DJ  Skate   Nights   *Clothing  Swaps  *Community  Suppers   and events

Clothing S wap   a nd   S hop   Clothing Swap and Shop

March 19th  and  20th,  MUHS  Hallway  Outside  Main  Office  

The Town of Middlebury Parks and Wednesday and Thursday December 4th and 5th Recreation would 11:30-3pmOnly 3-7pm-Open Public                            Students    11:30-­‐3pm   Students  otonly          3:00-­‐7:00pm  Open   To  Plike ublicto   thank Chevrolet and Shea Motor Company for their d continued MUHS hallway outside main office Bring  in  your  teen  friendly,  gently  used  clothing,  accessories,  jewelry,  prom  and   formal   resses,   support of the Middlebury Youth Soccer Bring in your teen friendly, gently used clothing, knick-­‐knacks  and  CD’s  and  swap  for  “new”  used  items.   No  clothing  to  swap?  Bring  your  money   Program. CD’s, accessories, jewelry, knick-knacks, DVD’s and and  for shop!   Most   items   priced   etween  $to1  aswap? nd  $10  with  special  items  up  to  $20   swap “new” used items. Nobclothing Shea Motor Company Bring your money and shop 1pointTues.   equals $1 Wed.  2/27,  Tues  510 Clothing   Collection   at  M– UHS:   2/26,   March   3/12,   Wed  3/  13  VT 05753 Court St , Middlebury, Sales: (802) 458-0552 Collection   times:  at 11:30-­‐1:30   Clothing Collection MUHS: in  MUHS  Cafeteria   th Service: 458-0553 In November bring gently used items and you will Bring  in  all  your  gently  used  items  before  March  19  and  receive  point  c(802) ards  &  trade  for  “new”   Email: receive point cards which you can trade in for new items   d uring   t he   c lothing   s wap.   D onations   W elcome!   items during the clothing swap. Donations welcome! Items   may  also also  be be  dropped dropped  off off  at at  the the  ACT ACT  teen Teen  Center  everyday  after  school  from  3-­‐6pm   Items may center every day after school from 3 - 6 pm For more Co-­‐Director   Information:   information or if you like to volunteer, please callContact   or email 802-989-893 Phone: (802) 388-3910 Email: or  

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Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Winter Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • November 7, 2013 Animal Tracking Skills for Kids

Middlebury Ski Club The Middlebury Ski Club is excited to offer another winter of alpine ski racing and training. We offer programs for interested skiers from 8 to 18. Those that want to race every weekend and those that just want to ski better and faster are welcome. We ski every weekend and holiday at the Snow Bowl and travel to races throughout mid-Vermont. Come join one of the oldest ski racing programs in Vermont and spend your winter at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl – Where College Champions Ski. More information is available at or by calling 802-343-7455.

Josh Hardt is returning for Fall Fun! Josh will teach kids ages 6 – 12 about identifying animal and bird tracks in the Vermont outdoors. Local tracker, naturalist, and wilderness explorer, Josh Hardt, will offer general animal track identification skills, tips on interpreting animal behaviors from tracks and other signs, and guidance on observation techniques. Josh has taught for the Nature Conservancy, Mooslamoo, Otter Valley High School and has several outdoor teaching certifications. Wed. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 – Dec. 19 (Five Sessions) $35 per session per child or $150.00 (must register in advance for all five sessions) Warming Hut @ Rec Park for start location

Wilderness First Aid for Adults

Josh Hardt is a certified Wilderness First Aid Responder and Certified Instructor of WFA and SOLO Instructor. If you have ever considered adding this to your bank of skills or are just interested in the wilderness and surviving, this is a class for you! Saturday & Sunday; Jan. 18 and 19 $175 per person / 2 family members registering together = $300 ($50 discount) Warming Hut @ Rec Park off of Mary Hogan Drive

Supporting Kids, Sports & Recreation for 30 Years!


Enter for a Chance to Win a $50 Gift Card at

68 Main Street • 388-3444 • Middlebury, VT

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Middlebury Youth Wrestling Program Head Coach - Jonathan Ashley (2006-07 State Coach of the Year) Assistant Coach - Ethan Raymond (MUHS Wrestling Coach, 2x Vermont State Champion and All-NewEngland Wrestler, former Team Captain at Bridgewater State University, NCAA National Qualifier and NCAA D3 New England Champion) Other adult coaches and MUHS wrestlers will also assist Contact info of instructor: Coach Ashley: 802-989-9528


Wrestlers may sign up (if not already signed up at the Town or on-line) and receive their season startup paperwork (detailed calendar schedule and list of practice locations for the season) on January 21 and January 23 in the MUHS Wrestling Room between 5:30 and 6:15pm. Practices start the week of January 27, 2014. Grades K-2 season ends April 4, 2014. Grades 3-6 season ends April 11, 2014 MAWA Cubs (K-1) Practices will normally be from 5:45 to 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays MAWA Tigers (2-6) Practices will normally be from 6:30 to 7:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Monday night practice times will vary. Final practice schedule to be provided at the January 21 and January 23 season startup meetings. Tuesday and Thursday practices will normally be held in the Mary Hogan North Gym (but occasionally in the MUHS Wrestling Room). Monday practices will typically be held in the MUHS Wrestling Room. Open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Participants will learn wrestling techniques and improve coordination, balance, strength, physical fitness, and self-confidence. Wrestling will be taught through games, drills, and situation scrimmaging. Wrestlers can compete in tournaments and meets against other teams throughout Vermont, but competition is optional. MAWA Cubs (K-1) Fees are $30 for Middlebury residents and $35 for out-of-town. MAWA Tigers (2-6) Fees are $35 for Middlebury residents and $40 for out-of-town. A $5 per wrestler discount will apply for siblings.

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Adult Introduction to Hockey (Co-ed) 6 Week Session Friday Night 7:45PM 1/10, 1/17, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28/2014

Instructor: Mike Morgan 1 Hour 15 minutes of Warm up, Skills Development and Games $100 per 6 sessions Sign up: At Memorial Sports Center or Call Mike Morgan 802-388-1238 or Email Checks Payable to Friends of Middlebury Hockey

2014 Figure Skating Lessons Lessons begin on January 22, 2014. The program runs for six weeks from 4-5 p.m., The is cost $125 and is ideal for those who have been on the ice before and want to increase their balance and coordination as well as learn new turns, jumps and spins. This ice time can be used by guest figure skaters with a per session fee. For questions, or to receive a registration form, please email Linda Rossi, Skating Instructor at

DJ Skate Nights Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 8:00–10:00PM Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 8:00–10:00PM Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 8:00–10:00PM Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 8:00–10:00PM Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 8:00–10:00PM Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 8:00–10:00PM Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 8:00–10:00PM Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 8:00–10:00PM Memorial Sports Center, 296 Buttolph Dr., Middlebury All ages and abilities welcome $5 adult - $3 student Snack bar will be open Rental skates available More information available at

Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department Winter Activity Guide • The Addison Independent • November 7, 2013 Aikido – The Art of Peace

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.” Winter Introduction to Aikido Series Feb. 18 thru Mar. 13. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:45. Adults and youth (13 yrs. & up). $50 for 4 week series. After completing the beginners series, students may join ongoing classes, with the remainder of March free for those who continue on. On-going Adult/Youth Classes Mondays 5:30-6:30 & 7:00-8:30, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 to 6:45 Classes are open to anyone 13 or older who has completed the introductory series. Dues are $35/month for unlimited classes. Located in Blue Heron dojo, lower level Town Office Building. Observers welcome anytime. Ongoing Childrens Classes meet Thursdays 4:00 to 5:00 and Saturdays 9:00am to 10:00am. Open to ages 7 through 12. New students may join at any time. Dues are $50/month for unlimited classes, or $10 per class. Sibling discount available. Head instructor, Jonathan Miller Lane, 3rd Dan Contact Jonathan at 802-989-9069 For more information visit or our Facebook page. Or

Fire & Ice Restaurant Families welcome. Kids’ menu available. Ask about our children’s theater! od, Great Fo e Legal Vic


Mon – Thur 5pm • Fri & Sat 12pm • Sun 1pm


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Drop-In Programs

Adult Co-ed 30+ BasketballWednesdays 6:45-8:30 at Municipal Gym For more information please contact Bryan Jones @ 989-8399 Adult Co-ed Volleyball- Monday’s 6:45-9pm at Municipal Gym For more information please contact Tom Randall @ 343-2652

Tot Time Gym Hours

Who: Children ages 5 and under Location: Middlebury Municipal Gym Schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12pm Cost: $2.00 per drop-in or buy a 10 visit pass for $15.00. Daycares please ask for special pricing options! Description: Here’s the perfect opportunity to get your infant or toddler out of the cold while meeting other young families in the area. Children enjoy playing with ride-on toys, gymnastics mats, bouncy balls and much more. Come and go as you please!

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Immerse yourself

in health & fitness this winter. • 2 Great Swimming Pools – Family Fun, Fitness & Lessons • Motivating Group Classes – Kids to Seniors • Friendly & Encouraging Staff • State-of-the-Art Equipment • Licensed, all-day Children’s Center – Infants to Pre-school



For details: stop in, call, or visit us online.



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