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WELCOME! THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW. Recreation & Parks Department Office GODNICK ADULT CENTER 1 Deer St. Rutland, Vermont 05701 Office hours: 8:30AM-5:00PM Mon-Fri Contact Information: Main phone number: 802-773-1853 email: rutlandrecreation@comcast.net Visit our website: www.rutlandrec.com ADMINISTRATION STAFF EJAY BISHOP, SUPERINTENDENT ejaybishop@comcast.net CINDI WIGHT, RECREATION DIRECTOR cindiwight@comcast.net JAY THOMAS, PROGRAM DIRECTOR jaythomas24@comcast.net APRIL CIOFFI, PROGRAM DIRECTOR aprilcioffi@comcast.net LORI HICKEY, PROGRAM DIRECTOR loriahickey@comcast.net BROOKE TOWSLEE, PROGRAM ASSISTANT brooketowslee@comcast.net MARY MARKOWSKI, ADMINISTRATION marymarkowski24@comcast.net LORI PINKOWSKI, FRONT DESK rutlandrecreation@comcast.net MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT STAFF Main phone number: 802-773-1828 BOB PETERSON, Parks Director JAY SILISKI, Maintenance Specialist Foreman DUKE CANNEY, Maintenance Specialist JEFF PRATT, Maintenance Specialist TYLER DAHLIN, Maintenance Specialist ED GRIFFITHS, Maintenance Specialist FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS How do I register? • During office hours at Godnick Adult Center • You register on-line for programs at WWW.RUTLANDREC.COM • No registrations can be placed over the phone • Registrations will be accepted until the program is filled.

RUTLAND RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT FACILITIES GODNICK ADULT CENTER 1 Deer St. 773-1853 Dept. offices, program/meeting rooms, exercise room, meal site, gazebo, shuffleboard courts and open space. ALEXANDER KEEFE MEMORIAL PARK Water St. MONSIGNOR THOMAS CONNOR MEMORIAL PARK Meadow St. Two Basketball courts, three tennis courts, two softball fields (one with lights), open fields, picnic tables, pavilion, and playground equipment. MAIN STREET PARK Main St. - Arboretum, Bandstand, and benches. 2 • Rutland Recreation & Parks Department Spring 2012

• Early registration is encouraged as programs fill up quickly • PLEASE NOTE: Programs can fill before the $10 discount date. Coming in to register on or before the discount date does not guarantee the program will be open. When does registration begin? Upon receipt of the brochure, residents are encouraged to register for the spring programs beginning Monday, January 30, 2012. Am I a resident? If you live within the Rutland City limits you are a resident What do non-residents pay? • Non-residents pay an additional $11 administrative fee per program • Limited access programs may have a later registration date for non-residents. If so, it will be noted under the program information. What is the refund policy? • A full refund (minus a $5 administrative fee) will be given for withdrawal from a program if requested ten (10) business days prior to the start of the program. • If the department makes changes to a class that prohibits a participant from attending the class, there is a full refund with no administrative fees. • A 50% refund will be given for withdrawal from a program if the request is made less than 10 days prior but before the class has started. In the case of team sports, the date the program has started is the date the teams are formed. • A 25% refund will be given for withdrawal from the program if a request is made on the day that the program started (or the day after for evening classes). There are no refunds after that date. • All requests for refunds must be made in writing by filling out a Refund Request Form, which is available in the office. Please note: Return Check Fee Policy There is a fee of $40 from customers whose checks have been returned to the city.

WHITE MEMORIAL PARK Avenue B off of Jackson Ave. Swimming and wading pools, pool house, baseball field, five tennis courts, and two basketball courts. GIORGETTI ATHLETIC COMPLEX & PINE HILL PARK Off Oak St. 775-7976 Baseball field, softball field, open space, Flip Side Skate Park, Ice Rink, Pill Hill Trails for hiking, snow shoeing, and mountain biking, Pine Hill Bike Shop ROTARY PARK Off North St. - Playground, basketball and tennis courts JUSTIN THOMAS MEMORIAL PARK Madison St. Gazebo, playground equipment, tots area, picnic tables.

What if a program is postponed or cancelled? • Inclement Weather: In the event of rain some programs may be cancelled. You should check our website www.rutlandrec.com for cancellation information or call the office 773-1853. • Other Cancellations: We reserve the right to cancel any programs due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons preventing the acceptable presentation of the activity. Do you provide scholarships? • The Rutland Recreation and Parks Department recognize that the charging of fees for programs may place such an economic hardship on some individuals that they are unable to participate. For that reason, a fee reduction waiver system is available for eligible residents of Rutland City. • All scholarships will run from July 1st to June 30th of each year. • Persons applying must do so before June 15th to be activated by July 1st. • You must reapply each year to see if you are eligible for a scholarship. •Contact the recreation office for information or to apply for the scholarship. • Confidentiality will be maintained. Do you provide insurance? The Rutland Recreation and Parks Department does not provide accident or hospitalization insurance for participants. Participants are strongly advised to have adequate insurance. Participation is at your own risk. Are your programs accessible? Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request to ensure that programs are accessible to all individuals regardless of challenge. Do you have a participant behavior policy? Behaviors of participants that pose a risk to other participants, staff and or the participant himself/herself or that so alters the program to such a degree that we are no longer offering the intended program, will be a cause to remove the participant or participants from the program either temporarily or permanently.

RIVER ST. MINI-PARK River St. - Playground equipment, tots area, picnic table. CIOFFREDI COMPLEX Temple St. - Two softball fields, open space. DEPOT PARK Merchants Row Home of Farmer’s Market and Downtown Christmas display. CENTER ST. ALLEY Access via Merchant’s Row, Center St., Wales St. and Washington St. Amphitheater and benches.

SUPERINTENDENT’S COMMENTS

pring is just around the corner! This time of year is such a wonderful time as the flowers and trees start to bloom it revitalizes my energy. As much as I enjoy all of the seasons the transition from winter to spring is the most exciting. With each passing day, the weather gets warmer and all of nature comes alive. The Recreation and Parks Department is still in a state of limbo as of January 19th 2012. Our offices remain at the Godnick Adult Center facility where we continue to offer as much programming as we can in that facility. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we navigate through this transition period. Although we have all felt a little squeezed by the space constraints, it has been a joy to have our offices at Godnick. Experiencing all of the energy surrounding the folks that frequent the Godnick Center on a regular basis has been refreshing. This spring our department will have its hands full in many ways. The parks and maintenance division will be focusing most of its energy bringing the ball fields on line as soon as possible. With respect to Monsignor Connor Park and Giorgetti Park, due to tropical storm Irene we will have to wait and see. The grounds crew will be aggressively working at both sites to continue to restore the turf damage, but we won’t know for sure if the fields will be available this year. Our priority will be focused on the long term use for those facilities. Therefore, if we have to sacrifice time this year we will do so. However, due to these circumstances our program staff is diligently looking for alternative solutions to still provide the same level of programs we offer in the spring and summer. I am hopeful that after this year most things will be back to normal again. The Giorgetti ice rink will remain open through March 4th. I hope you all have had an opportunity to enjoy the different possibilities it offers from ice skating to playing hockey, broomball or curling. The rink is open to the public many different times during each week with increased hours of operation during the school vacation week. Please visit our website at rutlandrec. com to see the rink schedule and make sure you come down and enjoy the arena. From March 5th through March 9th we’re busy removing the ice and putting down the indoor turf to prepare for a 7 week season of soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and even flag football. Make sure you sign up for one of these opportunities. The turf is awesome and provides for one of the best indoor experiences in New England. Thank you to the Rutland Herald and to the businesses that choose to support our department by advertising in this publication. Don’t forget to look for weekly updates every Wednesday in the Herald and visit our website at rutlandrec.com for news on ongoing and upcoming programs and events. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, come out and get active this spring with the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department. Sincerely,

EJay Bishop

EJay Bishop, Superintendent

2012 RUTLAND RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT SPRING PROGRAM INDEX Policies & Procedures ...................... 2 Special Events & Programs ........... 4 Youth Program.............................. 4-5 Team Sports.................................5-6 Youth & Adult Indoor Sports........6 Adult Programs................................ 7 Senior Programs .............................. 7 www.rutlandrec.com


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Special Events & Programs VEGETABLE GARDEN WORKSHOPS

BOATING SAFETY If you are 12 or over and plan on driving a boat, this course is for you. State law requires that you take a Boating Safety course if your birthday is after January 1, 1974. The program is free of charge. Class size limited to 25. Sign up at Godnick Adult Center. Check www. rutlandrec.com for more information.

We are working with Alchemy Gardens to set up a two part garden workshop for anyone interested in learning how to grow vegetables in small spaces whether at a community garden or in a corner of your yard! These workshops are co-sponsored by Rutland Regional Medical Center. Check www.rutlandrec.com for updated information!

DATES / TIME: TBD

SLACKLINE

AGE: 12 and over LOCATION: Godnick Adult Center INSTRUCTOR: Fred Ray

Date: Friday May 11 & 18 Location: Giorgetti Park Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Cost: Free!

KIWANIS FISHING DERBY Once again the Rutland Kiwanis Club and the Rutland Recreation & Parks Department will be hosting a special fishing day for children up to age 13. A parent/guardian must accompany the child. Registration is at 8:30AM. Prizes are awarded in various categories. Fish will be provided by the Vermont Fish & Game Department.

DATE: TIME: LOCATION: AGES:

Saturday May 12 8:30 – NOON Combination Pond Up to age 13

CHESS CLUB The Charles Edger Memorial Chess Club provides a mind enhancing skill not only to the youth, but adults as well. The club will teach anyone who is willing to learn. All ages are welcome to join. Open to public. DATES: DAY: TIME: LOCATION:

Join Cindi & Keith Wight and learn the fun and benefits of slacklining. There will be 4 slacklines set up to play on! Do you have a slackline? Bring it with you and we can set up more lines. All ages welcome and families encouraged! Want to make your own? Just ask Keith as he made the ones we will be using. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a healthy night out.

Ongoing Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 9:00PM Godnick Adult Center

COMMUNITY GARDENS The Recreation Department oversees the community gardens located off Woodstock Avenue, behind McDonald’s and on Allen Street next to the Rutland MS/HS Allen St. Campus. Water and shed with shared tools available onsite. Grow your own food! The fee to rent ranges from $15 - $40 - depending on the size of the plot. Non-residents add $11 to the fee. A refundable clean-up deposit of $25 is required. Registration for Rutland City residents starts March 1st and April 1st for non-residents. Call Cindi at 282-1092 for more information.

SUMMER SUNSET 5K RUNNING SERIES We are back to Tuesday nights at 6:30 for our running series. This will be our 11th summer! The cost is $6 per race or $15 for the series. Dates: 6/12; 7/10; and 8/14.

DROOPY PEDAL MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES After a very successful inaugural season in 2011, the Droopy Pedal Series will be returning to Pine Hill Park in the summer of 2012. Please look for full information and dates in our summer brochure due out March 26th in the Rutland Herald, or visit PineHillPark.org

HUNTER & BOW SAFETY Upon successful completion of the course the student will be certified to obtain a Firearms Hunting License. Any student under the age of 15 years old is required to have a parent/ guardian present on the first night of class for the first 30 minutes of class; after that parents are not required to attend. We do strongly encourage parents/guardians to take this class with their children. The Tom Fiske Foundation will be giving away a limited number of Lifetime VT hunting licenses by random drawing to successful students 15 years old or younger. AGES: 10+ (recommended) TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 PM INSTRUCTORS: Mike & Jason McNolty and others DAY: Monday DATES: 3/19 – 4/23 LOCATION: American Legion Deadline to sign up is March 16. There will be a mandatory Saturday field day on 4/21 and is held rain or shine. Must register by 3/16/12. Class is limited to 25.

HUNTER & BOW SAFETY Upon successful completion of the course the student will be certified to obtain a Firearms Hunting and Bow License. Any student under the age of 15 years old is required to have a parent/guardian present on the first night of class for the first 30 minutes of class; after that parents are not required to attend. We do encourage parents/guardians to take this class with their children. AGES: 10+ (recommended) TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 PM INSTRUCTORS: Mark Gilman DAY: Monday DATES: 3/19 – 4/16 – Firearms DATES: 4/23 – 4/30 - Bow LOCATION: Rutland Elks Lodge Deadline to sign up March 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Class is limited to 30. Minimum 10.

YOUTH PROGRAMS RUTLAND YOUTH THEATRE Director: Saskia Hagen Groom A theatre program for grades K-12.

Previous experience is not necessary for RYT classes and performances. The only requirement for participation is a yearning to further your knowledge and experience of the exciting world of theater. Rutland Youth Theatre provides a safe, accepting community in which youth thrive in the tradition of theatre arts. All information on our RYT programs can be found at www.rutlandrec.com/rutland-youth-theatre. 4 • Rutland Recreation & Parks Department Spring 2012

AUDITION DATES FOR UPCOMING PERFORMANCES Rutland Youth Theatre announces auditions for Aladdin, Jr. and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. As with all our programs there are scholarships available for city residents. In addition we have limited non-resident scholarships available due to the generosity of our sponsors. For more information call Saskia at 558-4177. If selected, there is a $48 per person or an $83 per family participation fee. Aladdin, Jr.

MUSICAL

Auditions: 4/1 3:00-6:00 p.m. and 4/2 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Choose one audition day.)

Location: Godnick Adult Center

Show dates: May 18-19 @ the Paramount Theatre Grades: K-12 Rehearsals Wed evenings and Saturday late afternoon with some Sunday rehearsals.

SUMMER SHAKESPEARE The Taming of the Shrew

Auditions: 6/3 3:00-6:00 p.m. and 6/4 5:30-7:00 p.m. Location: Godnick Adult Center

Show dates: Last weekend of July and 1st weekend in Aug. This is a traveling troupe. Grades: 7 – 12 (entering grade 7 in fall 2012 through graduating seniors)

KUNG FU We are excited to have Ruixing Ren (Ray) join us as a Kung Fu instructor for our youth. This class is open to all levels and the small class size will allow Ray to work individually with each student. Ray received his Bachelor’s Degree in China from the Martial Arts Department of the Shengyang Sports University. SESSION 1: 2/27/12 – 4/11/12 SESSION 2: 4/30/12 – 6/11/12 (no class 5/28) SECTION 1: Grades 1-3 3:45 – 4:25 p.m. SECTION 2: Grades 4-7 4:35 – 5:15 p.m. DAYS: Monday & Wednesday LIMIT: Minimum 5/Maximum 8 FEE: $98 Resident; $109 Non-Resident CODE: 521051-A

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Location: Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center Instructors: GMRCC Staff

There are 7 levels in our climbing program. Intro is for those that are brand new to rock climbing; Level 1 is for climbers who have successfully passed intro or have had previous exposure to rock climbing; Level 2 is for climbers who are ready to learn how to be a true climber and climb set routes; Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6 build on previous learned skills. Rock climbing is a lifetime skill and an excellent way for your child to participate in a full body fitness program. For more information check out our web-site or pick up a rock climbing information sheet at Godnick Adult Center. The introduction and Level 1 classes include a t-shirt and if you successfully pass any level you now receive a patch. Intro to Climbing & Level 1: Grades K-7

DATES: 3/1 – 3/22 DAY: Thursdays TIME: Intro 4:00-5:00PM Level 1: 5:00-6:00PM FEES: $53 resident $64 non-resident Register 10 days early and receive $10 discount CODE: Intro 421011 H CODE: Level 1 421011 I

Level 2 & 3 Climbing Grades 2-7

DATES: 2/28 – 3/27 DAY: Tuesdays TIME: 4:00-5:00pm (L2) 5:00 – 6:00 PM (L3) FEE: $62 (L2) $68 (L3) Non-residents add $11. Register 10 days early and receive $10 discount CODE: Level 2: 421011 J CODE: Level 3: 421011 K Younger grades allowed by instructor permission.

Level 4 & 5 & 6 Climbing Grades 2-7

DATES: 3/7 – 4/4 DAY: Wednesdays TIME: 4:00-5:00pm (4) 5:00 – 6:00 PM (5 & 6) FEE: $68 Non-residents add $11. Register 10 days early and receive $10 discount CODE: Level 4: 421011 L CODE: Level 5 421011 M CODE: Level 6: 421011 N Younger grades allowed by instructor permission.

HANDS ON MINDS ON ART PROGRAMS Building big minds out of little hands… Director: Location:

Jen Hogan Chaffee Art Center

We are excited to have Jen Hogan and her creative art school, Hands on Minds On, as a Rutland Recreation program. Just for 2’s Studio(with caretaker) Fine motor skills, coordination & self-esteem will be engaged as little hands and minds explore the world around them through art. AGES: 24-36 Months DATES: 4/12 – 5/31 (no class 4/19) DAYS: Thursday TIME: 11:00AM-12:00PM www.rutlandrec.com

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8 artists $62 Resident; $73 Non-Resident 521023-A

Independent Art Start (no parent needed, potty trained child) A studio time set up just for independent souls-artist will have the chance to interact with peers & teacher while gaining freedom and curiosity with a variety of art materials. AGES:

2.5-3.5 Years

CHOOSE ONE TIME SLOT: TIME: 11:00AM-12:00PM DATES: 4/12 – 5/31 (no class 4/19) DAYS: Thursday LIMIT: 8 artists FEE: $62 Resident; $73 Non-Resident CODE: 521023-D TIME: DATES: DAYS: LIMIT: FEE: CODE:

9:30AM-11:00AM (1.5 hours) 4/13 – 6/1 (no class 4/20) Friday 8 artists $98 Resident; $109 Non-Resident 521023-E

Pre-School Programs Art will be concentrated around a specific theme or book & created with a variety of art materials. Young students will get a chance to gain a level of comfort with materials, which is important for them to enjoy, express, and progress with their creativity. Materials used will be paints, pastels, papers, pencils, and clay. AGES: DATES: DAYS:

3.5-5 Years 4/12 – 5/31 (no class 4/19) Thursday

YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

occasional Saturdays used as needed. Once teams have been organized through a draft process, coaches will notify players about practice and game schedules. ALL PLAYERS MUST ATTEND A MANDATORY EVALUATION

Look for information for Tee Ball (ages 5 & 6 coed), Mitey Mites (ages 7 & 8 coed) and Junior League (ages 13-15) in our summer brochure out March 26.

MINORS BASEBALL

Minors Softball The Rutland teams are part of the Rutland County Girls’ Softball Association. Games are played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with Saturday used as needed. Once teams have been organized through a draft process, coaches will notify players about practice and game schedules. ALL PLAYERS MUST ATTEND A MANDATORY EVALUATION. Date: TBD GRADES: 3-5 LOCATION: Northeast School DATES/TIME: Schedule (Practices start in late April and games starting in May) FEES: $58 residents $69 non-residents CODE: 577071-A Register by 4/9/12 and receive a $10 discount. DEADLINE: We will accommodate all girls that register by 4/9/12. After it will depend on availability. STAFF: Volunteer coaches

Major and Senior Softball information will be in the summer brochure.

MINORS AND MAJORS BASEBALL

AGES: Grades 3 & 4. DATES/TIME: Practices will begin in late April and games will be played from mid May to late June FEE: $55 resident $66 non-resident (plus a $40 refundable uniform deposit) CODE: 521013-G EARLY REGISTRATION: Register by 4/5/12 and receive a $10 discount DEADLINE: Once the department forms teams, your child will be put on a waiting list. STAFF: Volunteer Coaches

MAJORS BASEBALL AGES: Grades 5 & 6 LOCATION: Whites DATES/TIME: Practices will begin in late April and games will run early May to late June FEE: $60 resident $71 non-resident (plus a $40 refundable uniform deposit) CODE: 521013-H EARLY REGISTRATION: Register by 4/5/12 save $10 DEADLINE: Once teams form, your child will be put on a waiting list. STAFF: Volunteer Coaches

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Grade School Programs – SCULPTURE AND FORM Sculpture will begin with the fundamental steps of clay building and then progress as the student understands the properties, or power of mud. Projects will range from functional and decorative to whimsical-imaginative forms. This class is focused on clay and supplemental materials. GRADES: DATES: DAYS: TIME: LIMIT: FEE: CODE:

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LACROSSE K- 2nd GRADE CO-ED OUTDOOR Join RHS Varsity Lacrosse coaches and their players for a non-contact, skills program that is designed to introduce America’s “First Sport” to your child. Required equipment: lacrosse stick and mouthguard. There will be limited sticks available to rent for the season. Rental fee is $5 with a $45 deposit. DATES: 4/29/12-5/20/12 TIME: 12:00 – 1:00PM Sundays LOCATION: RHS FEE: $32 resident $43 non-resident EARLY REG.: Register by 4/13/12 and save $10. CODE: 522251-A STAFF: Director Mike Rowe

TRAVEL LACROSSE Our girls and boys teams play in the Tri Mountain Lacrosse League. All the teams will play in the Middlebury tournament in June. The season starts mid to late-April and runs through mid-June with practice schedules determined by the coaches. GRADES: Boys grades 3&4, 5&6, 7&8 Girls grades 3&4, 5&6, 7&8 DATE: Late April – mid-June TIME: Games Saturday mornings & Sundays with a few weekday evening games possible; practices determined by coaches FEES: Boys (Gr. 3-6) $63 resident $74 non-res. Boys (Gr. 7-8) $73 resident $84 non-res. Girls (Gr. 3-6) $63 resident $74 non-res. Girls (Gr. 7-8) $73 resident $84 non-res. All players will need to become US Lacrosse members ($25/player in addition to the program fee) prior to the start of the season. EARLY REGISTRATION: Register by 4/4/12 and save $10 DEADLINE: Registrations will be accepted until the teams are filled. CODE: 522251

Required equipment- Boys: helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard, lacrosse stick and gloves. Girls: eyewear, mouth guard, and lacrosse stick. (Note that girls and boys sticks are not the same.) Rental equipment available. Please ask at time of registration.

U19 RUGBY We teach all our players proper playing technique, laws (rules) of the game and proper conditioning to ensure they will enjoy the sport. Open to all high school age students in the area regardless of school affiliation. Thereis a parent/player meeting Friday, February 10 at 5:30PM at the Godnick Center. AGES: High school girls LOCATION: Gawet Rugby Field, West Rutland DATES: Early March – June (Practice twice a week – game on Saturday or Sunday) FEE: $91 Rutland resident $102 non-resident (includes USA Rugby Membership, transportation to away games) Need based scholarships available.

STAFF:

Nick McCardle

YOUTH SOCCER U4 Soccer Co-ed Fun games to teach the basics during this 45-minute introduction to the world of soccer!. This is a parent/ child program, meaning a parent or guardian must participate with their child.

AGES: Must turn 4 before 8/31/12 LOCATION: Polo Fields DATES: 4/28/12-6/9/12 (no program 5/26/12) TIME: Saturdays 8:15 – 9:00AM FEE: $35 resident $46 non-resident CODE: 511102-A EARLY REGISTRATION: Register by 4/13/12 and save $10 DEADLINE: Until program starts

U5/U6 Soccer Fun games to teach the basics will be followed by small-sided play during this hour-long introduction to the workd of soccer! This program will only be effective with the help of parents. We will require at least one parent per week to be their child’s team coach during the season. AGES: Must turn 5 before 8/31/12 Must be in Kindergarten for U6 LOCATION: Polo Fields DATES: 4/28/12-6/9/12 (no program 5/26/12) DAY/TIME: Saturdays 8:00 – 9:00AM FEE: $41 resident $52 non-resident CODE: U5 511102-B U6 511102-C EARLY REGISTRATION: Register by 4/13/12 and save $10 DEADLINE: Until program starts

U8 Soccer We will attempt to form separate all girls and all boys teams. We will require at least one parent per week to be their child’s team coach during the session. AGES: Must be in 1st or 2nd Grade LOCATION: Polo Fields DATES: 4/28/12-6/9/12 (no program 5/26/12) TIME: Saturdays 9:30-11:00AM FEE: $47 resident $58 non-resident CODE: U7 511102-D U8 511102-E EARLY REGISTRATION: Register by 4/13/12 and save $10 DEADLINE: Until program starts

SPRING SOCCER RECREATION LEAGUE U10/U12 teams will play six full games over the course of three Saturdays and finish the season with a U10 Jamboree and U12 Tournament.

For more information pick-up a handout at the Godnick Adult Center office or visit our website www. rutlandrec.com/soccer U10 Soccer

AGES/GRADE: Currently in 3rd/4th Grade DATES: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, & 6/2 TIME: Saturday Afternoon Games LOCATION: Polo Fields FEE: $52 resident $63 non-resident CODE: 511102-F EARLY REGISTRATION: Register by 4/13/12 and receive $10 discount DEADLINE: Until teams have filled COMMISSIONER: TBD STAFF: Volunteer Coaches

U12 Soccer

AGES: Currently in 5th/6th Grade DATES: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, & 6/2 TIME: Saturday Afternoon Games LOCATION: Polo Fields FEE: $52 resident $63 non-resident CODE: 511102-G EARLY REGISTRATION: Register by 4/13/12 and receive $10 discount DEADLINE: Until teams have filled COMMISSIONER: TBD STAFF: Volunteer Coaches

Summer Sports Camps Please watch for our Summer Program guide available Monday, March 26 in the Rutland Herald. There will be information on Summer Sports Camps including: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field, Tennis, Flag Football and Golf.

YOUTH & ADULT INDOOR SPORTS AT GIORGETTI ARENA INDOOR LACROSSE K-2nd GRADE CO-ED

Required equipment: lacrosse stick and mouth-guard. There will be limited supply of sticks available to rent for the season. Rental fee is $5 with a $45 deposit. DATES: TIME: FEE: REGISTER: CODE: STAFF:

3/11-4/22 (No session 4/8) 12:00 – 1:00PM Sundays $58 resident $69 non-resident by 3/2/12 and receive a $10 discount 522251-A Mike Rowe, RHS Varsity Coach and players

INDOOR LACROSSE GRADES 3 - 6 SKILLS BOYS / GIRLS

Instructors will work with a variety of skill levels. Equipment: Lacrosse stick and mouth guard are required. Boys require a helmet and gloves as well. DATES: TIME: FEE: REGISTER: CODE: STAFF:

3/11-4/22 (No session 4/8) 1:00 – 2:00PM Sundays $58 City Resident, $69 Non-Resident by 3/2/12 and receive a $10 discount 522251-B TBD

INDOOR FLAG FOOTBALL GRADES 5 & 6 This program will be organized game play run by Jim Shortle, coach of the Rutland Pride. 6 • Rutland Recreation & Parks Department Spring 2012

DATES: TIME: FEE: REGISTER: CODE: STAFF:

3/17-4/21 12:00PM – 1:00PM Saturdays $58 City Resident, $69 Non-Resident by 3/7/12 and receive a $10 discount 522022-A Jim Shortle

INDOOR FIELD HOCKEY GRADES K-6 From fundamentals to scrimmages, field hockey on this surface is a blast! Stick rentals are $10. Required equipment: mouth guard, shin guards, sneakers, and stick. DATES: TIME: FEE: REGISTER: CODE: STAFF:

3/17-4/21 10:00 – 11:00AM Saturdays $58 City Resident, $69 Non-Resident by 3/7/12 and receive a $10 discount 521082-A Brooke Towslee, Castleton ‘09

INDOOR FIELD HOCKEY GRADES 7-8 If you are thinking about trying the sport this is a great way to jump in! Required equipment: mouth guard, shin guards, sneakers, and stick. DATES: TIME: FEE: REGISTER: CODE:

3/17-4/21 11:00AM-12:00PM Saturdays $58 City Resident, $69 Non-Resident by 3/7/12 and receive a $10 discount 521082-C

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Brooke Towslee, Castleton ‘09

INDOOR SOCCER U6/U8

LIMITED ENROLLMENT– This program WILL fill quickly. AGES: U6 - Must be in Pre-K or Kindergarten U8 - Must be in 1st or 2nd Grade DATES: 3/17-4/21 TIME: 8:00 – 9:00AM Saturdays U6 9:00 – 10:00AM Saturdays U8 FEE: $58 City Resident, $69 Non-Resident. City residents may register beginning Jan. 30th and nonresidents beginning Feb. 13th. REGISTER: by 3/7/12 and receive a $10 discount CODE: 511102- Q1,R

ADULT INDOOR SPORTS Limited enrollment for all indoor programs so please register early!

INDOOR ADULT FIELD HOCKEY LEAGUE

ELIGIBILITY: For high school freshmen players and up DATES: 3/11 – 4/25 (Sunday & Wednesday evenings) COST: $750 per team with 10 games guaranteed Grab some friends (men are welcome) and put a team together TEAM PACKETS: Available at rutlandrec.com/ adultindoorsports or at the Godnick Adult Center

INDOOR SOCCER YOUTH LEAGUE U10/U12/ MIDDLE SCHOOL/JV/VARSITY (Separate divisions/gender) Very limited enrollment – Register Early!

WOMEN’S 30+ SOCCER LEAGUE

DATES: 3/10/12-4/28/12 (9 GAME SEASON – Longer Season! More Games!) TIME: TBD LEAGUE FEE: $74 City Resident, $85 Non-Resident (Includes a T-shirt) REGISTER: by 2/22/12 and receive a $10 discount CODE: 511102

TEAM PACKETS: Available at rutlandrec.com/ adultindoorsports or at the Godnick Adult Center

DATES: COST:

3/10 – 4/ 28 $750 per team with 10 games guaranteed

INDOOR ADULT CO-ED DROP-IN SOCCER LEAGUE AGES: Women 18+ and Men 30+ DAY/DATES: Thursdays 3/15 – 4/26 (7 Thursdays) TIME: 8:05PM FEE: Drop-in $10 per session or 7 sessions for $60 with advance registration

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ADULT PROGRAMS INTEGRATIVE YOGA This class is gentle to moderate in nature. Beginners will have an experience that is challenging but safe; experienced students will learn how to work at a deeper level to develop a more personal practice. Each class will include postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation as well as other yogic techniques. Please bring a towel or mat. Instructor: Stephanie Jones Location: Godnick Adult Center INTEGRATIVE YOGA (8 weeks) DATES: February 29 – April 18 DAY: Wednesday SECTION A: Times: 5:00 – 6:15 PM CODE: 571303-1 SECTION B: Times 6:30 – 7:45 PM CODE: 371303-2 FEE: $46 resident Non-resident: $57

ZUMBA A Latin dance based fitness class to get you moving and your blood pumping. Burn 400-600 calories and have a blast too! Ditch the work-out. Join the Party. Instructor: Melissa McLeod Location: Godnick Adult Center DATES: 3/13 – 5/3 DAYS: Tuesday/Thursday TIME: 4:45 – 5:45 PM FEE: $64 resident Non-residents $75 CODE: 571033-A Call 773-1853 for more info on the next session.

STRENGTH TRAINING This course is designed to Burn the Fat and Feed the Muscle. This total body fitness program has been designed to teach proven principles of progressive weight training and nutrition for maximum muscle building, toning and fat loss. Complete class description available on the web-site Instructor: John Scaralia Location: Godnick Adult Center DATES: 3/20 – 5/10 DAYS: Tuesday and Thursday TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 PM FEE: $72 resident Non-residents $83 CODE: 571243-B

FENCING CLUB Join our informal fencing club! The club runs year-round with registrations on a quarterly basis. Beginners are welcome to come and learn the footwork involved with fencing. All levels welcome. Participants need to provide their own equipment. Rolling enrollment throughout the season. Instructor: Gene Gyori Location: Godnick Adult Center AGES: 12+ DATES: 3/13-5/29 www.rutlandrec.com

DAY: TIME: FEE: CODE:

Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00 PM resident Non-residents $49 551021

VOLLEYBALL - COED Our spring adult coed league will begin on March 4 and run through May 6. Play will be on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Team registration forms are available at www.rutlandrec.com. AGES: 16+ DAYS: Sunday and Wednesday evenings LOCATION: Rutland High School Gym FEE: $220 per team plus player and non-resident fees if applicable CODE: 572081-A

SOFTBALL - MEN’S, WOMEN’S AND COED DIVISIONS Get your friends and/or co-workers together and enter your team in Vermont’s largest adult softball league. League play runs from May through September and team roster packets will be available at the Godnick Center beginning on Tuesday January 31. Women’s and coed rosters will be accepted on Wednesday March 7th and men’s team rosters on Thursday March 8th. For more information, please contact Jay at 282-5689 or jaythomas24@comcast.net.

TENNIS This class is designed for beginning tennis players or those that haven’t dusted off a racquet in years. Students in the RHS Year End Studies Program will be the instructors overseen by RHS teacher and tennis coach, Mary Haskell. Instructor: RHS Tennis players Location: White Park DATES: May 29 – June 7 (6 classes) DAYS: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday TIME: 5:30 – 7:00 PM FEE: $15 resident Non-resident $26 CODE: 572011 – A

WOMEN’S MTN BIKE CLINIC Lead Coach: Shelley Lutz Location: Pine Hill Park This class is designed for beginning to advanced beginner mountain bike riders. Bike handling skills will be taught to build confidence for biking on the trails. DATES: DAYS: TIME: FEE: CODE:

May 3 – May 31 (5 classes) Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 PM $13 resident Non-resident $24 561041 – A

at the Godnick Adult Center WELLNESS

READING AND DISCUSSION CLUB Our next discussion is Tuesday, February 28, at 2 p.m. Call the Center at 773-1853 for information.

FOOTCARE with staff from RAVNAH on the last Wednesday of every month at 12:30 pm. Suggested donation: $5.

DANCING BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS Classes are ongoing all year with lessons in most dances.

DAY: TIME: FEE: LOCATION: CONTACT:

Mondays 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. $15.00 /couple /class at the Godnick Center. Godnick Center The dance instructors Mary-Anne and Mario Liguori at 273-2304

BLOOD PRESSURE with staff from Rutland Healthcare on Thursday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m. This is a free service.

MEALS LUNCHES DAYS: FEE:

COUNTRY LINE DANCE Join us for a fun cardiovascular workout with both new and old-line dances. No experience necessary.

Mondays and Thursdays TIME: 11:45 a.m. $3.25 donation for those over 60 and $4.25 for those under. CONTACT: Meals on Wheels at 775-0133 for reservations

OTHER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

DAY: Tuesdays TIME: 9:30 a.m. FEE: $3 per class or 10 classes for $25. INSTRUCTOR: Marilyn Sheldon

Brunch on Wednesday, February 29 at 11 a.m. The fee of $4 is due at time of registration. Please register by Monday, February 27.

GROOVEY GRANNIES LINE DANCE Intermediate line dance, mostly country with a little variety. No partner is needed.

MOVIE AND SNACKS Once a month we select a different movie. Call 7731853 to see what the selection is for this month.

DAY: Thursdays TIME: 9:30 a.m. FEE: $3 per class or 10 classes for $25. INSTRUCTOR: Marilyn Sheldon

BINGO – Mondays and Thursdays at 1:15 p.m. “KNITTING AND MORE” - Want to learn how to knit or crotchet come join us on Tuesday afternoons at 1 pm. Meet new friends, work on personal projects.

EXERCISE PROGRAMS

PARTY BRIDGE – Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. The bridge group is always looking for new players.

FIT FOR LIFE: Increase your level of fitness with simple low impact exercise, step, strength work and flexibility. This is not a class for beginners.

SUDOKU: on Wednesday afternoons at two o’clock. The SuDoKu for Seniors program will run classes for beginners to advanced players. Free.

DAYS: Mondays and Wednesdays TIME: 9:25-10:30 a.m. FEE: $3 per class or 10 classes for $25. INSTRUCTOR: Marilyn Sheldon

SEMINARS

BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE PROGRAM Weights are provided. All you need to bring is a bottle of water. Program is provided by RSVP. DAYS: Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. FEE: Free CONTACT: RSVP at 775-8220.

PRANA YOGA No experience necessary. Gentle movements with body awareness, and breathing exercises. Bring a mat or blanket, and wear comfortable clothes. Poses may be done in a chair, or standing.

DAY: Friday TIME: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; 11:30 am to noon: Introduction to meditation, a variety of styles and techniques. FEE: $5.00 per class INSTRUCTOR: Tammy Brown

MOVERS and SHAKERS Do you have Parkinson’s disease or know someone who does? An exercise group meets every Monday at 2:30 pm. This is a free program offered by RSVP and the Godnick Center. Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Wednesday, February 29, at 3 pm.

OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute –Winter 2012 Sessions are 1:30 to 3 pm. on Friday afternoons at the Godnick Adult Ctr. Each session includes a talk followed by time for questions & answers. For nonmembers the fee for each lecture is $5 at the door. INTO THE WILD Feb. 3 - Invasives: Quietly Altering the World Around Us Feb. 10 - Rattlesnakes in Vermont Feb. 17 - VT’s Wildflowers: A Birdwatcher’s Appreciation Feb. 24 - The Good, the Bad, the Wolf - Walter Medwid FIRST LADIES March 2 - From Martha To Michelle March 9 - Grace Coolidge: Sudden Star March 16 - Mary Todd Lincoln: Revered and Reviled March 23 - Jackie Kennedy: American Icon SENIOR SEMINAR DAY Sponsored by the Godnick Adult Center and TRIAD on Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

SERVICES Call 773-1853 for more information PROJECT SNOW SHOVEL IS BACK! AARP TAX AIDE: Call Phil at 773-8931. Rutland Recreation & Parks Department Spring 2012 • 7


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OPTIMIZED PERFORMANCE Sports injury management, rehabilitation and training are a focus at Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic. At both our main campus and our adjunct facility, Killington Medical Clinic, we design and deliver programs that make use of the most advanced sports medicine techniques in practice today— programs that train the entire body, rather than just treat the injury.

Through our leading-edge iSPORT program and our association with Rutland Regional Medical Center, VOC has brought injured, world-class athletes, Olympians and active sports enthusiasts back to top performance. For information on orthopaedic injuries and treatments, visit the Patient Education Library on our website.

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