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SUPERINTENDENT’S COMMENTS

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hank 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. Can you believe it, spring is almost here! Officially the 1st day of spring is March 20th, less than two months away. I know for me, as much as I enjoy all the seasons, spring gets me reenergized. Over the last month or so I slipped a little on my personal journey to better health. I was off to a pretty good start last fall, but the holiday season got the best of me. My initial focus has been to just eat better. You know walk before you run! I’m personally not big on diets. I have always believed that with the proper nourishment and exercise you are off to a good start maintaining a healthy body. I’ll credit Cindi Wight on leading the charge on healthier living here in our office. Although she would admit to a few weak moments from time to time about her own food choices for the most part she is light years ahead of me. Last summer through Cindi’s initiative we launched a “healthier choices” menu at the snack bar at White’s Pool. Maybe a little “practice what you preach”, but as leaders in the community for health and wellness we wanted to provide some smarter food choices for our community. We will continue working on those efforts at other locations as well. I don’t know about you, but the toughest thing for me is the process of accepting my age and my present physical abilities or lack thereof! My mind tries to convince me that I can do all the things I used to do at the same level I could twenty or even thirty years ago. I intuitively understand this to be a completely false belief, but for some reason I continue to allow myself to be disappointed when I try something and can’t do it as well as I could before. Therein lies one of my “bumps in the road” to better health. If I can’t get back to the way I was before then why bother! Well, I know this is a silly assertion and I will persevere, but how? Small bites at a time! Whatever your recipe for exercise is, just do a little more each day. If you want to start running again and haven’t in a “long” time, try going online and typing in “Couch to 5k”, it will show you how to ease back into a running routine without even knowing you’re developing a routine. If you’re not into running but want to start in some way, how about doing a couple of pushups or situps? Start with a modest amount the first day and then just add 1 more each time. Pretty soon you will start to feel better and you’re off to a healthier life! Whatever it is, “just do it”. Well now that I put this in writing, I guess I better start too! There are many things this department does to promote a healthier lifestyle, exercise and wellness programs, outdoor parks to explore and much more. We can open some doors, but it is up to the individual to walk through. So take a walk with me! Sincerely,

EJay Bishop

EJay Bishop, Superintendent

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RUTLAND RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT 2013 SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE

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 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS How do I register? • During office hours at Godnick Adult Center • You can register anytime online for programs at WWW.RUTLANDREC.COM • No registrations can be placed over the phone • Registrations will be accepted until the program is filled. • 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 28, 2013. 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. 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. • 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.

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. 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 fields, open space, indoor turf field (March-April only), ice-skating, Pinehill bike shop and Flip Side Skate Park and trails for hiking, snowshoeing and mountain biking. ROTARY PARK Off North St. Playground, basketball and tennis courts, open space JUSTIN THOMAS MEMORIAL PARK Madison St. Gazebo, playground equipment, tots area, picnic tables. RIVER ST. MINI-PARK River St. - Playground equipment, tots area, picnic table. CIOFFREDI COMPLEX Temple St. - Two softball fields, open space. MAIN STREET PARK Main St. - Arboretum, Bandstand, and benches. 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. www.rutlandrec.com


Special Events & Programs BOATING SAFETY

KIWANIS BIKE RODEO

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. DATES: 4/2/13 – 4/30/13 (no class 4/16) DAY: Tuesdays TIME: 6:00-8:00PM AGE: 12 and over LOCATION: Godnick Adult Center INSTRUCTOR: Fred Ray FEE: Free CODE: 550143

The Rutland Kiwanis Club, Killington/Pico Cycling Club and the Rutland Recreation & Parks Department will be hosting a bike safety day for children up to age 13. A parent/guardian must accompany the child. There will be a road safety course, mountain bike skills course, bike checks and helmets provided. New this year is that we are asking for a $5 donation for a helmet and are looking to purchase higher quality helmets that the kids can decorate. Remember to bring your bike! AGES: Up to age 13 DATE: Saturday May 18 TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LOCATION: Giorgetti Park FEE: 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 Dept. AGES: Up to age 13 DATE: Saturday May 11 TIME: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. LOCATION: Combination Pond FEE: Free

BREAD BAKING Yeast Baking 101 - Cinnamon Rolls Spend the morning making lovely fragrant buns! At the end of this hands on class, you’ll take home a dozen cinnamon rolls you made. No baking experience required. Please bring mixing bowl, mixing spoon, 12 cup muffin tin, and a rolling pin, if you have one . Instructor will have extra rolling pins. Children welcome with a participating adult. INSTRUCTOR: June Osowski DATE: Saturday March 2

TIME: LOCATION: FEE: CODE:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. GODNICK ADULT CENTER $5 561051-A

Yeast Baking 101- Bread Sticks and Pizzas Family friendly hands on class. Learn to make this no fail, simple dough that mixes in 5 minutes, and stays ready in the fridge (or freezer) to bake when you’re ready. Create your own signature pizza. Please bring a mixing bowl and mixing spoon. Children welcome with a participating adult. INSTRUCTOR: DATE: TIME: LOCATION: FEE: CODE:

June Osowski Saturday March 23 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Godnick Adult Center $5 561051-B

CHESS CLUB The 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:

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!

BUY ONE GET /ONE 1/2 OFF

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 $15-$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.

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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! Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a healthy night out. DATE: LOCATION: TIME: FEE:

Friday May 17 Giorgetti Park 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Free!

HUNTER SAFETY Upon successful completion of the course the student will be certified to obtain a Firearms and Bow Hunting License. Any student under the age of 16 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. These courses are sponsored by the Rutland Recreation Department, The Tom Fiske Foundation, Rutland American Legion Post 31 and the Responsible Citizens Firearms Academy. INSTRUCTORS: Mike McNolty AGES: *All DAY: Monday DATES: 3/18/13 – 4/22/13 TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 PM LOCATION: American Legion Post 31 (Rutland) DEADLINE: Classes will fill so register today! CODE: 561053-A1 – Firearms

*Students must be able to comprehend course material and be able to safely handle, operate and carry firearms.

2013 RUTLAND RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT SPRING PROGRAM INDEX

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Policies & Procedures ............................................................................ 2 Superintendent’s Comments .............................................................. 2 Special Events & Programs .................................................................4 New Go Play Series ...............................................................................5 Youth Programs .....................................................................................5 Team Sports.......................................................................................6-7 Youth & Adult Indoor Sports............................................................. 8 Adult Programs.................................................................................... 10 Senior Programs ....................................................................................11

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GO PLAY SERIES - NEW! Sponsored by Rutland Regional Rehabilitation Services

YOUTH PROGRAMS RUTLAND YOUTH THEATRE

INTRO TO CLIMBING & LEVEL 1 GRADES: DATES: DAY: TIME:

K+ 2/28 – 3/21 Thursdays Intro 4:00-5:00PM Level 1: 5:00-6:00PM FEES: $53 Resident $64 Non-resident Register 10 days early and receive a $10 discount. CODE: Intro 421011 H; Level 1 421011 I

Director: Saskia Hagen Groom A theatre program for grades K-12.

We are now putting all of our summer series under one umbrella – GO PLAY. Our goal is to promote the events to more than just our runners and competitive bikers. We want everyone to come out and PLAY! With our new sponsor we are excited to be able to offer free registration for all students entering grade 12 and younger. All events are $5 per person with no medals, ribbons or awards with the exception of the mountain bike series which will have end of season awards. GO PLAY shirts will be available for sale at all races. If you participate in all 12 events you will be crowned an official GO PLAY Champion at the last event of the season. Register at rutlandrec.com or visit us at the Godnick Adult Center. All on-site registration opens 45 minutes prior to the first race.

WALK, WAG & RUN @ CSJ

TRIATHLON

Last Tuesday of May, June and July Dates: 5/28; 6/25; 7/30 Times: Walkers 6:00 p.m. Runners 6:30 p.m. Distance: 5K (2 laps)

Date: Friday August 9th Time: White’s Pool will be open for lap swim starting at 4:30 p.m. All participants would need to get started out on the bike course by 6:00 p.m.

Walk, Wag & Run @ CSJ is in partnership with the Rutland County Humane Society. Help raise money by downloading your sponsor sheet at rchsvt.org.

We are going to test the triathlon waters with a triathlon training course. This will be self-timed with no on-course monitors. All roads will be open to vehicles and you must obey all traffic laws including coming to a complete stop at stop signs when on the bicycle. We will provide the pool for a 500 yard swim, a suggested bike ride, and a suggested 5K urban loop. Do it all yourself or pull a team together!

SUMMER SUNSET 2nd Tuesday of June, July and August Dates: 6/11; 7/9; and 8/13 Time: 6:30 p.m. start for walkers & runners. Distance: 5K Location: Pine Hill Park

SUMMER CONCERT 5K 1st Wed of July and August Dates: 7/3 & 8/7 Time: Walkers 6:00 p.m. Runners 6:15 p.m. Distance: 5K Location: Keith’s II on West Street Stay afterwards and enjoy a concert on the green!

COUCH TO 5K® Get in shape to run your first 5K with the Couch to 5K® running plan by Cool Running. This 9 week program takes you from a mostly walk/ some jog 20 minute workout to jogging a 5K in 9 weeks! Stop by the Rutland Recreation office for the 9 week plan or click on the link on our website at rutlandrec.com. If you start by March 26th you will be on target to participate in our Walk, Wag, Run @ CSJ on May 28th! If you start earlier than March 26th you will be on the road to a healthier you even earlier.

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.

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DATES: 2/26 – 3/26 DAY: Tuesdays TIME: 4:00-5:00pm (L2) 5:00 – 6:00 PM (L3) FEE: $68 Resident $79 Non-resident Register 10 days early and receive $10 discount CODE: Level 2: 421011 J; Level 3: 421011 K

All information on our RYT programs can be found at www.rutlandrec.com/rutland-youth-theatre.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES LES MISERABLES

LEVEL 4 & 5 & 6

Show dates: March 15 & 16 @ RIS

DATES: DAY: TIME: FEE: Register CODE:

LITTLE MERMAID JR.

Audition dates TBD Show dates: May 17-18 @ the Paramount Theatre Grades: K-12 If selected, there is a $48 per person or an $83 per family participation fee. For more information call Saskia at 558-4177.

ROCK CLIMBING 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. The introduction and Level 1 classes include a t-shirt and if you successfully pass any level you receive a patch. Location: Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center Instructors: GMRCC Staff

2/27 – 3/27 Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm $68 Resident $79 Non-resident 10 days early and receive $10 discount Level 4: 421011 L; Level 5 421011 M; Level 6: 421011 N

Hands On Minds On Children’s Art Studio All art programs on hold due to studio transition.

Artrageous Birthday parties still available!

Please visit www. rutlandrec.com/ programs/hands-onminds-on-art-studio for updated information. We are optimistic for April!

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DROOPY PEDAL MOUNTAIN BIKE 3rd Monday of June, July and August Dates: 6/17; 7/15; and 8/19 Time: 6:30 p.m. Distance: Short Course: 3 miles Long Course: 6-8 miles Location: Pine Hill Park If you are an adult female and have never mountain biked make sure you check out our women’s mountain bike skills clinic under the adult section. Learn a new skill and shoot for the Go Play crown!

LEVEL 2 & 3 CLIMBING

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TEAM SPORTS YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL TEE BALL, MITEY MITE AND JUNIOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 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 25. These leagues begin in early June. Major and Senior Softball information will be in the summer brochure as the season starts midJune and runs through July. 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 STAFF: Volunteer coaches GRADES: 3-5 DATES/TIME: Schedule (Practices start in late April and games starting in May)

LOCATION: Northeast School FEES: $58 residents $69 non-residents REGISTER BY: 4/10/13 and receive a $10 discount. DEADLINE: We will accommodate all girls that register by 4/10/13. After that date it will depend on availability. CODE: 577071-A

MINORS AND MAJORS BASEBALL Games are played on weekday evenings with 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 on Sunday April 7th. MINORS BASEBALL

STAFF: GRADES: DATES/TIME: LOCATION: FEE:

Volunteer Coaches 3-4 Practices will begin in late April and games will be played from mid May to late June Meadow North $55 resident $66 non-resident (plus a $40 refundable uniform deposit)

REGISTER BY: 4/5/13 and receive a $10 discount DEADLINE: Once the department forms teams, your child will be put on a waiting list. CODE: 521013-G

MAJORS BASEBALL

STAFF: GRADES: DATES/TIME: LOCATION: FEE:

Volunteer Coaches 5-6 Practices will begin in late April and games will run early May to late June Whites $60 resident $71 non-resident (plus a $40 refundable uniform deposit)

REGISTER BY: 4/5/13 and receive a $10 discount DEADLINE: Once the department forms teams, your child will be put on a waiting list. CODE: 521013-H

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 mouth-guard. There will be limited sticks available to rent for the season at the Recreation Center. Rental fee is $5 with a $45 deposit. DIRECTOR: DATES: TIME: LOCATION: FEE: REGISTER BY: CODE: 6 • Rutland Recreation & Parks Department Spring 2013

Jake Rick 4/28/13-5/19/13 10:00 – 11:00AM Sundays RHS $32 resident $43 non-resident 4/12/13 and receive a $10 discount 522251-A

TRAVEL LACROSSE Our girls and boys teams play in the Tri Mountain Lacrosse League. Games are primarily on Saturday mornings and Sundays with a few weekday evening games. 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.

stick and gloves. Girls: eyewear, mouth guard, and lacrosse stick. (Note that girls and boys sticks are not the same.) A limited amount of equipment is available for rent by the Recreation Department if you do not have your own. Please ask at time of registration.

GRADES:

Join one of the fastest growing youth sports in the nation and see what the excitement is all about. 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. If we have an appropriately trained coach we will offer a boy’s team again this year along with a girls’ team.

DATE: TIME:

FEES:

3-8 (3 separate division within this grade range with separate girls and boys teams) Mid April – mid-June Games Saturday mornings & Sundays with a few weekday evening games possible; practices determined by coaches Grades 3-6 $63 resident $74 non-resident Grades 7-8 $73 resident $84 non-resident

All players will need to become US Lacrosse members ($25/ player in addition to the program fee) prior to the registering with the Rutland Recreation Department. No registration will be taken without a current US Lacrosse Membership.

REGISTER BY: 4/3/13 and receive a $10 discount DEADLINE: Registrations will be accepted until the teams are filled. CODE: 522251

Required equipment- Boys: helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouth guard, lacrosse

U19 RUGBY

HEAD COACH: GRADES: LOCATION: DATES:

Nick McCardle 9-12 Girls Gawet Rugby Field, West Rutland Early March – June (Practice twice a week – game on Saturday or Sunday FEE: $91 Rutland resident $102 non-resident (includes USA Rugby Membership and transportation to away games. Need based scholarships available.

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TEAM SPORTS 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. T-shirts for this program are ordered on 4/12, if you register after this date your child may have delay on receiving his/her t-shirt. DIRECTOR: AGES: DATES:

Tim Cassidy Must turn 4 before 8/31/13 4/27-6/8 (no program 5/25/13) TIME: Saturdays 8:15 – 9:00AM LOCATION: Polo Fields FEE: $35 resident $46 non-resident REGISTER BY: 4/12/13 and receive $10 discount. DEADLINE: Until program starts CODE: 511102-A

PRE K-KINDERGARTEN SOCCER Fun games to teach the basics will be followed by small-sided play during this hour-long introduction to the world 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. T-shirts for this program are ordered on 4/12, if you register after this date your child may have delay on receiving his/her t-shirt. DIRECTOR: AGES:

Tim Cassidy Must turn 5 before 8/31/13 or Must be in Kindergarten for U6 DATES: 4/27 - 6/8 (no program 5/25/13) DAY/TIME: Saturdays 8:00 – 9:00AM LOCATION: Polo Fields FEE: $41 resident $52 non-resident REGISTER BY: 4/12/13 and receive $10 discount DEADLINE: Until program starts CODE: U5 511102-B U6 511102-C

1ST -2ND GRADE SOCCER Each week your child will play fun, skill oriented games designed to help develop the necessary foundation to enjoy the game. We will attempt to form separate all girls and all boys teams. We require at least one parent per week to be their child’s team coach during the session. DIRECTOR: AGES: DATES:

Tim Cassidy Must be in 1st or 2nd Grade 4/27 - 6/8 (no program 5/25/13) TIME: Saturdays 9:30- 10:45AM LOCATION: Polo Fields FEE: $47 resident $58 non-resident REGISTER BY: 4/12/13 and receive $10 discount DEADLINE: Until program starts CODE: U7 511102-D U8 511102-E www.rutlandrec.com

SPRING SOCCER RECREATION LEAGUE 3rd – 6th grade teams will play six full games over the course of three Saturdays and finish the season with a 3rd/4th Jamboree and 5th/6th Tournament. Teams are playing the same number of games as our past spring soccer leagues. For more information pick-up a handout at the Godnick Adult Center office or visit our website www.rutlandrec.com/soccer 3RD-4TH GRADE SOCCER COMMISSIONER: Tim Cassidy STAFF: Volunteer Coaches GRADE: 3-4 DATES: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, & 6/1 TIME: Saturday Afternoon Games LOCATION: Polo Fields FEE: $52 resident $63 non-resident REGISTER BY: 4/12/13 and receive $10 discount DEADLINE: Until teams have filled CODE: 511102-F/F1

5TH-6TH GRADE SOCCER

COMMISSIONER: Tim Cassidy STAFF: Volunteer Coaches GRADE: 5-6 DATES: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, & 6/1 TIME: Saturday Afternoon Games LOCATION: Polo Fields FEE: $52 resident $63 non-resident REGISTER BY: 4/12/13 and receive $10 discount DEADLINE: Until teams have filled CODE: 511102-G/G1

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Please watch for our Summer Program Guide available Monday March 25 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.

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YOUTH & ADULT INDOOR SPORTS AT GIORGETTI ARENA INDOOR LACROSSE

NEW! TOT DROP-IN

K-2nd Grade CO-ED

Looking for something to do with your little ones on Saturday mornings? Why not bring them to the indoor turf field and let them have a ball, literally! This drop-in hour is unstructured time for kids 18months to 4 years to just be kids and play around with balls, tunnels and other age appropriate items. Tots can burn some energy while developing gross motor skills. There may still be snow outside, but the grass is green in Giorgetti Arena! Dress Warm!

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 mouth-guard. There will be limited supply of sticks available to rent for the season. Rental fee is $5 with a $45 deposit. DIRECTOR: Jake Rick DATES: 3/10-4/21 (No session 3/24) TIME: 10:00 – 11:00AM Sundays FEE: $58 resident $69 non-resident REGISTER: by 3/1/13 and receive a $10 discount CODE: 522251-A

AGES: DATES: TIME: FEE:

INDOOR LACROSSE

ADULT INDOOR SPORTS

Grades 3 - 6 Skills - Boys and Girls

Limited enrollment for all indoor programs so please register early!

This is a great chance to work on the skills required to be successful in lacrosse. Instructors will work with a variety of skill levels. Equipment: Full equipment is required for both girls and boys. Equipment is available for rental for a fee and deposit, please inquire at 773-1853 for details.

INDOOR ADULT FIELD HOCKEY LEAGUE ELIGIBILITY: High school freshmen players and up DATES: 3/11 – 4/25 (Sunday & Wednesday evenings) COST: $750 per team (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

DIRECTOR: Boys: Kyle Bougeois Girls: TBD DATES: 3/10-4/21 (No session 3/24) TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00PM Sundays FEE: $58 City Resident, $69 Non-Resident REGISTER: by 3/1/13 and receive a $10 discount CODE: 522251-B

WOMEN’S 30+ SOCCER LEAGUE & MEN’S OPEN SOCCER LEAGUE

INDOOR FLAG FOOTBALL GRADES 4 – 6 This program will be organized game play run by Jim Shortle. DIRECTOR: Jim Shortle DATES: 3/16-4/20 TIME: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Saturdays FEE: $58 City Resident, $69 Non-Resident REGISTER: by 3/6/13 and receive a $10 discount CODE: 522022-A

INDOOR FIELD HOCKEY Grades K-6 Whether you are new to the sport or need a challenge, this program is right up your alley! From fundamentals to scrimmages, field hockey on this surface is a blast! Stick rentals are available for a $10 fee. Required equipment: mouth guard, shin guards, sneakers, and stick. DIRECTOR: Brooke Towslee, Castleton ‘09 DATES: 3/16-4/20 TIME: 11:00AM - 12:00 PM Saturdays FEE: $58 City Resident, $69 Non-Resident REGISTER: by 3/6/13 and receive a $10 discount CODE: 521082-A 8 • Rutland Recreation & Parks Department Spring 2013

18 Months- 4 Years 3/16-5/4 Saturdays 10:00AM-11:00AM $5/Individual $10/Family Fees are per day

INDOOR FIELD HOCKEY Grades 7-8 Join in an hour of instructional game play. Enhance yours skills through playing at faster pace than outdoor surfaces. 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. DIRECTOR: Brooke Towslee, Castleton ‘09 DATES: 3/16-4/20 TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Saturdays FEE: $58 City Resident, $69 Non-Resident REGISTER: by 3/6/13 and receive a $10 discount CODE: 521082-C

INDOOR SOCCER U6/U8 LIMITED ENROLLMENT– This program WILL fill quickly. DIRECTOR: Tim Cassidy AGES: U6 - Must be in Pre-K or Kindergarten U8 - Must be in 1st or 2nd Grade DATES: 3/16-4/20

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. 28th and non-residents beginning Feb. 11th. REGISTER: by 3/6/13 and receive a $10 discount CODE: 511102- Q1,R

DATES: COST:

3/10 – 4/ 28 $750 per team with 10 games (4 team minimum/league) TEAM PACKETS: Available at rutlandrec.com/ adultindoorsports or at the Godnick Adult Center

INDOOR ADULT DROP-IN SOCCER

INDOOR SOCCER YOUTH LEAGUE U10/U12/Middle School (Separate divisions/gender) Very limited enrollment – Register Early! DATES:

3/10-5/5 (10 GAME SEASON – Longer Season! More Games!) TIME: Weekday evenings/Saturdays anytime/ some Sunday mid morning or late afternoon FEE: $78 City Resident, $89 Non-Resident (Includes a T-shirt) REGISTER BY: 2/21/13 and receive a $10 discount CODE: 511102

AGES: DATES: TIME: FEE:

Men 35+ (8:05PM) CO-ED 18+ (9:05PM) 3/14 – 5/2 (8 Thursdays) 8:05-9:05PM Men 35+ 9:05-10:05PM Co-ed 18+ Drop-in $10 per session or 8 sessions for $70 with advance registration

For more information about indoor programs, leagues, or facility rentals please contact April Cioffi at 802-282-5750 or aprilcioffi@comcast.net. www.rutlandrec.com


INTEGRATIVE YOGA

FASHION ON A BUDGET

This class is gentle to moderate in nature, and all are welcome. 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.

Tracy Pena will share tricks of the trade in dressing for success on a budget whether you are going out on the town, to the office or for an interview. The final class will be a road trip to garage sales and thrift stores. INSTRUCTOR: DATES: DAYS: TIME:

SPRING SESSION 2 (8 weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Stephanie Jones DATES: 2/27/13 – 4/24/13 WEDNESDAYS TIMES: SECTION A: 5:00 – 6:15 PM SECTION B: 6:30 – 7:45 PM LOCATION: Godnick Adult Center FEE: $46 RESIDENT $57 NON-RESIDENT CODE: 571303

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. You will need to purchase a set of adjustable dumb bells. INSTRUCTOR: SESSION 1 DATES: DAYS: TIME: LOCATION: FEE: CODE:

John Scaralia 3/19/13 – 5/09/13 Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 PM Godnick Adult Center $80 RESIDENT $91 NON-RESIDENT 571243

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. FACILITATOR: AGES: DATES: TIME: FEE: LOCATION: CODE:

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Tracy Pena May 2, 9 and 11 Thursdays & 1 Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Saturday morning Godnick Adult Center $45 resident & $56 non-resident 561041 – A

JUICING VOLLEYBALL - COED Our spring adult coed league will begin on March 3 and run through May 5. Play will be on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Team registration forms are available at www.rutlandrec.com.

Learn how to juice vegetables and fruits for a more healthy you. Bring three vegetables and/or fruits that you would like to try to juice.

INSTRUCTOR: DATES: DAYS: TIME: LOCATION: FEE: CODE:

Tracy Pena March 16 Saturday 9:00 – 10.30 a.m. Godnick Adult Center $7 561041 – A

VERMONT SENIOR GAMES & MOVE FOR WELL BEING Did you know that you can participate in Vermont Senior Games when you turn 50? There are 25 events scheduled for the Vermont Senior Games in 2013 from weight lifting to cycling to horseshoes. Learn more about the Vermont Senior Games and the new MOVE for well-being program. Don’t let the “Senior” in the title fool you – this is an active adult program. Date: Location: Speaker:

Monday March 11, 6:30 p.m. Godnick Adult Center Gary Eley

AGES: 16+ DAYS: Sunday and Wednesday evenings LOCATION: Rutland High School Gym FEE: $220 per team plus player and nonresident fees if applicable CODE: 572081-A

WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN BIKE CLINIC 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. COACH: DATES: DAYS: TIME: LOCATION: FEE: CODE:

Gene Gyori 12+ 4/02/13 - 6/26/13 TUESDAYS 7:00 – 8:00 PM $38 RESIDENT $49 NON-RESIDENT Godnick Center 551021

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Shelly Lutz May 2 – May 30 (5 classes) Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 PM Pine Hill Park $13 resident & $24 non-resident 561041 – 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 29. Women’s and coed rosters will be accepted on Monday March 4th and men’s team rosters on Tuesday March 5th. www.rutlandrec.com


Godnick Adult Center Programs READING AND DISCUSSION DATE/TIME: The fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:00 PM. The book for February 26 is “Midwives” by Chris Bohjalian and for March its “Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver.

DANCING BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS Classes are ongoing with lessons in most of the popular dances. Please contact the instructors for more information at 273-2304 INSTRUCTOR: DAY: TIME: LOCATION: FEE:

Mary-Anne and Mario Liguori Mondays 7:30 – 8:30 PM Godnick Center $15.00 per couple per class

COUNTRY LINE DANCE Join us for a fun cardiovascular workout with both new and old-line dances. No experience necessary and no partner needed. INSTRUCTOR: DAY: TIME: FEE:

Marilyn Sheldon Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:30 AM $3 per class or 10 classes for $25

GROOVEY GRANNIES LINE DANCE Intermediate line dance, mostly country with a little variety. No partner is needed. The line dance class also includes the option of practicing routines for entertaining residents at the local nursing homes. INSTRUCTOR: DAY: TIME: FEE:

Marilyn Sheldon Thursday 9:30 – 10:30 AM $3 per class or 10 classes for $25

EXERCISE PROGRAMS 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. INSTRUCTOR: DAYS: TIME: FEE:

Marilyn Sheldon Mondays and Wednesdays 9:25-10:30 AM $3 per class or 10 classes for $25

BONE BUILDERS EXERCISE PROGRAM Weights are provided. All you need to bring is a bottle of water. Program is provided by RSVP. Please contact RSVP for more information at 775-8220. DAYS: TIME: DAYS: TIME: FEE:

Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM & 1:00-1:45 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 – 4:15 PM Free

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PRANA YOGA No experience necessary. Gentle movements with body awareness, and breathing exercises to invigorate and relax the body and the mind. Bring a mat or blanket, and wear comfortable clothes. Poses may be done in a chair, or standing. The student is guided to move into a posture only so far as it feels right to her/his body. ALSO: 11:30 am to noon: Introduction to meditation, a variety of styles and techniques. No charge for the meditation. INSTRUCTOR: DAY: TIME: FEE:

Tammy Brown Friday 10:30-11:30 AM $5.00 per class

MOVERS and SHAKERS Do you have Parkinson’s disease or know someone who does? An exercise group meets every Monday at 2:30 PM. The program of low impact exercise is designed to maintain or improve flexibility, strength, and balance. Join the Movers and Shakers and exercise in a supportive and relaxing environment. This is a free program offered by RSVP and the Godnick Center.

WELLNESS FOOTCARE with staff from RAVNAH DATE: TIME: FEE:

Last Wednesday of every month 12:30 PM till finished Donation of $5

MEALS BRUNCH Wednesday, February 27, at 11 a.m. The menu will consist of pancakes and maple syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, potatoes, fruit salad, juice and coffee. The fee of $4 is due at time of registration. Please register by Monday, February 25. LUNCHES Contact Meals on Wheels at 775-0133 for reservations DAYS: TIME: FEE:

Mondays and Thursdays 11:45 AM $3.50 donation for those over 60 and $5.00 for those under

OTHER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES MOVIE and SNACKS Once a month we select a different movie and watch it on our TV. Call 773-1853 to see what the selection is for this month. Selection for February 13 is “The Vow”. “KNITTING AND MORE” Want to knit or crotchet with a group? Come join us on Tuesday afternoons at 1 pm. Meet new friends, work on personal projects, help with new ones.

BINGO Mondays and Thursdays at 1:15 PM PARTY BRIDGE Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:00 PM. The bridge group is always looking for new players. SUDOKU: on Wednesday afternoons at two o’clock. The SuDoKu for Seniors program will run classes catering to absolute beginners as well as more advanced players. (SuDoKu is pure logic requiring no mathematical knowledge or inclination.) The classes are free of charge.

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

VERMONT SENIOR GAMES & MOVE FOR WELL BEING Come early for lunch or stay after exercise and learn about the Vermont Seniors Games and the new MOVE for well-being program. Whether you are 50 or 80+ you can improve your fitness, meet new friends and live an active life as part of the Vermont Senior Games. Date: Location: Speaker:

Monday March 11, 10:30 a.m. Godnick Adult Center Gary Eley

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE 2013 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, comments & discussion. For non-members the fee for each lecture is $5 at the door. REVISITING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FEBRUARY 1 “Taxation Without Representation Is Tyranny!” Why Did the 13 Colonies Rebel? FEBRUARY 8 Ethan Allen: Philosopher on Horseback FEBRUARY 15 To Fight Another Day FEBRUARY 22 John Stark: Live Free or Die The March series with the title “Remembering the 1950s “ will have the first two lectures on March 1 and 8 delivered by Kate Ratcliff who will look the culture and society of the period and then review the Cold War at home and abroad. The third lecture by Rick Winston will be On March 15 and will cover “Classic Films of the 1950s.” The series ends on March 22 when Zeke Hecker will lecture on American Opera during that decade. AARP SAFE DRIVING with Sharen Underwood is on Wednesday, March 6, from 11 am to 4 p.m. . Pre-registration is required. Call Sharen Underwood at 235-2132. Fee is $12/members and $14/non-member. SENIOR SEMINAR DAY Sponsored by the Godnick Adult Center and TRIAD on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Watch for more information in the next flyer. AARP TAX AIDE: February 11 through April 15. Free tax counseling and preparation for taxpayers with middle and low income, with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Please call (after February 1st ) for an appointment: Phil Stephan, 773-8931

PROJECT SNOW SHOVEL IS BACK!

This program is for senior adults who live in Rutland City and need to have their driveways and or personal sidewalks and car cleared after a storm. To qualify you must be physically incapable of shoveling your own snow and financially unable to have snow shoveled. The financial bottom line is we cannot approve applications with household incomes in excess of $25,000.00 for a family of two and $19,500.00 for a single person. Income includes all household income. There is no fee charged for this service. Due to potential demand for this service we may have to limit the number of applicants. You need to fill a request/ waiver form.

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Putting Elite Athletes Back in the Game… Our Expert Rehab Specialists Help the Best Stay on Top A college varsity lacrosse player, Hannah Wright has always been on top of her game. So when she tore her ACL in practice last spring, Hannah knew she needed the best care possible if she wanted to get back to playing…safely and at peak performance. Hannah chose the orthopaedists and rehabilitation specialists at Rutland Regional for her surgery and physical therapy. Understanding her goal of getting back into game shape, her rehab team created a special program that addressed her specific needs. They helped her heal, get strong and, just as important, stay positive. Now she is confident, resilient and ready for the next season. Go Hannah!

Hannah Wrightt from Rutlland works on sttren ngtheeningg her knee with Physical Theraapist Emma Willco ox. Visit www.RRM MC.org to o read mo ore about Hann nah’ss story.

Rutland Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Services

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