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Upcoming Special Events July 6 -

Bikes & Bites

July 8 -

Camp Out

July 12 - Senior BBQ July 20 - Bikes & Bites Aug 3 -

Bikes & Bites

Aug 12 - CityFest

Young at Heart Club July 5 -

Birthdays & Prize Bingo

July 12 - No Program July 19 - One Six Left Documentary June 26 - Movie “Florence Foster Jenkins” & Popcorn

July is Recreation & Parks Month This July, we want you to discover the power of play and adventure. To see how you “Get Your Play On”, we are challenging you to take the #NRPAPlayChallenge every week this month. Head out to your nearest park or program and show us how parks and play go hand in hand! NRPA will be awarding Park and Recreation Month play prize packages (valued at $250) weekly, starting on July 10. Prize packs will include outdoor games, a gift card and other swag! Submit your photo following these weekly themes to win! •

July 3-9: P is for Park! Show us how you get your play on at your local park!

July 10-16: L is for Learning! Show us how you combine learning and play!

July 17-23: A is for Advocacy! Show us how you advocate for parks!

July 24-30: Y is for YOU! Show us your favorite way to play at your local parks and rec!

How to Enter 1. Take a photo in our local or park or recreation area — make sure it follows the weekly theme. 2. Submit by uploading to Twitter or Instagram with #NRPAPlayChallenge, #PlayOnJuly, and @sburlrec. Please note, Recreation and Park Month is a family-friendly activity. Please no distasteful or vulgar photos. Photos are subject to review before posting to the gallery.

Community Events *Young at Heart Club meets each Wednesday, starting with a meal at 12 pm, followed by a free program at 1 pm at City Hall. *Call by the Friday before to reserve your meal at 846-4108. *Cost of meal is $4.00.

Bikes & Bites ­­— Jul 6, 20, Aug 3, 17, 31, Sept 14 Veterans Memorial Park 5:00-8:00 pm Back by popular demand and infused with even more fun is our Bikes & Bites Food Truck/Music series. Come meet and mingle with your SoBu community, as you sample from one or more of the many Food Truck options. A combination of Music and Live Bands will set the stage as we sprinkle the open space with yard games and the pavement with sidewalk chalk. Join us for one or all of these fantastic events. Walk, ride, or roll on in for a rocking good time. Sponsored by Hall Communications

Camp Out — ­­ July 8 Veterans Memorial Park 5:00 pm-9:00 am


Visit the Community Library’s website to see their program offerings for the upcoming months.

When was the last time you spent a night out under the stars? Join us in the park to pitch your tent with your family. Enjoy activities and s’mores! Sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, the Great American Campout is a great opportunity to observe and learn about the wildlife around us every day.

Senior BBQ — ­­ July 12 Veterans Memorial Park 10:30 am-2:00 pm Join us for our Annual Senior BBQ! Again, this year we are celebrating by hosting this event at Veterans Memorial Park. Come stroll the Veterans Memorial, try your hand at bingo, and enjoy yard games, as we indulge in a delicious BBQ meal. Advanced reservations are required, please sign up with our office by July 5 to secure your spot. Sponsored by Hall Communications

CityFest ­­— August 12 Veterans Memorial Park 5:00-9:00 pm Join this city wide celebration to include live music, entertainment for all ages, fantastic food trucks, vendor village, free face painting, inflatables and more. The evening will come to a celebratory conclusion with a spectacular fireworks celebration right at the park. You won’t want to miss this one of a kind community event that is packed from beginning to end with festive fun for the whole family. Be sure to look in The Other Paper in early August for a full listing of activities and shuttle service schedule to the park. Let’s all join in and celebrate SoBu! Sponsored by Hall Communications

Summer Camps Jr Rec Camp — Completing Grades: K-6 Sessions run from June 26-Aug. 18 This is a wonderful twist on traditional day camp. Packed with recreation, sports, arts & crafts, and nature programs, there is never a dull moment. This activitybased camp is the perfect blend of choice activities, age group rotations, and the ever popular”Themed Ultimates”. The program fee includes: all activities, field trips, lunch, and snack. This is also a Vermont State Licensed day camp. Child Care Resource funding may be used for this program, if families qualify.

Lil’Tykes Camp — Ages: 4-5 Sessions run from June 26-Aug. 18 This camp provides 4-5 year olds the perfect setting for their first day camp experience. New adventures abound as our youngest campers will have opportunities to socialize and play cooperatively in a camp of children their own age. New for this year, lunch will be provided.

On The Go Camp — Grades: 5-8

Amusement Park Tickets

4 Individual One-Week Sessions Available Join our Adventure Staff and challenge the great outdoors in these one week camps, full of Outdoor Ultimate Recreation. Each week will include hiking, biking, kayaking, teambuilding and a special trip. The cooperative planning of the campers and counselors determines the activities. No two weeks are the same!

Great Escape General Admission — $40

Quick Glance at Camps With Openings

Great Escape Parking Pass — $18

July 10 - Rocketry Camp, Young Rembrandts, Baseball, Running Camp

Six Flags New England — $39

July 17 - Table Top Design, Game Programing with Scratch, Running, Crime Scene Investigation (CSI Camp) July 24 - Tennis Camp, Golf Camp, Running Camp July 31 - Soccer Camp, Tennis Camp, Fishing Camp Aug 7 - Harry Potter Camp, Padawan Training Camp, Young Rembrandts Camp Aug 14 - Tennis Camp Aug 21 - Fabulous Field Trips

Adult Programs Afternoon Tour & Tea at Shelburne Farms — 55+ July 27 | 2-5 pm We’ll take a tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. As part of this National Historic Landmark property on the shores of Lake Champlain, the Inn retains its historic character and continues the tradition of warmth, informal elegance, and hospitality enjoyed by guests for more than a century.

Berry Picking — 55+ August 15 | 9 am-1 pm Our morning will start off with breakfast at a local restaurant and then, we will head to Charlotte Berry Farm to pick blueberries. Breakfast is included. Blueberries are on your own.

Office Closed July 4 and August 16

Bromley Mountain — $ 33

State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Concurrent House Resolution H.C.R. 73 House concurrent resolution designating July 2017 as Parks and Recreation Month in Vermont Offered by: All members of the House Offered by: Senators Ashe, Balint, Baruth, Benning, Branagan, Bray, Brooks, Campion, Clarkson, Collamore, Cummings, Degree, Flory, Ingram, Kitchel, Lyons, MacDonald, Mazza, McCormack, Mullin, Nitka, Pearson, Pollina, Rodgers, Sears, Sirotkin, Starr, Westman, and White Whereas, parks and recreation programs are an integral part of communities throughout this country, including the State of Vermont, and Whereas, Vermont’s parks and recreation programs are important in establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our local communities, ensuring the health of all citizens, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of the State, and Whereas, parks and recreation programs help build healthy and active communities, contribute to the prevention of chronic disease, assist in the provision of therapeutic recreation services for those who are mentally or physically disabled, and contribute to the improvement of the mental and emotional health of all citizens, and Whereas, parks and recreation programs increase a community’s economic prosperity through increased property values, expansion of the local tax base, increased tourism, the attraction and retention of businesses, and crime reduction, and Whereas, parks and natural recreation areas improve water quality, protect groundwater, prevent flooding, improve the quality of the air we breathe, provide vegetative buffers to development, and produce habitat for wildlife, and Whereas, Vermont’s parks and natural recreation areas ensure the ecological beauty of our State and provide a place for children and adults to connect with nature and to recreate outdoors, and Whereas, in 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 288, designating July as National Park and Recreation Month, now therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives: That the General Assembly designates the month of July, 2017 as Park and Recreation Month in Vermont, and be it further Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont Recreation and Parks Association.

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