BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will be offering a basketball clinic on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Gibson Aiken Center. The clinic is for children in grades K through 6. The cost for this one-day clinic is $5 for Brattleboro Recreation & Parks players and $10 for all others. The clinic is co-ed and for all ages and abilities. Children in grades K through 2 will meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Children in grades 3 through 6 will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Paul Freed and the Brattleboro Union High School Varsity Girls Basketball players will instruct the clinic. Call to register at 802-254-5808.
• There will be a winter mini camp for kids 5 to 11 years old from Dec. 28 through 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center. The cost of the camp is $40 for Brattleboro residents and $55 for non-residents or per day the fee is $10 for Brattleboro residents and $13 for non-residents. A morning snack will be provided; bring a noon lunch and a drink. Many great activities have been planned including arts and crafts, new games, sports and more. On Tuesday, Dec. 29, will meet at the skating rink. Register by calling 802-254-5808.
• Stick Time at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility is open to all ages and abilities and non-BHA participants are welcome. Helmets and gloves are required. Stick Time will be supervised and equipment is available, Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The cost for Stick Time is $3 for students and residents and $4 for non-residents; $4 for adult residents and $5 for non-residents. There will also be additional Stick Time over the holiday break on Monday, Dec. 28, from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 802-257-2311 or 802-254-5808.
• The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department and Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road will co-sponsor a bowling day on Friday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An adult must accompany children under 10. The cost per person is $7 and includes two games, shoes, plus a hot dog and a drink. If there are special needs or more information required, call 802-254-5808.
• There will be a movie matinee, "Minions," on Monday, Dec. 28, at The Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street, in the Conference Room with free popcorn and juice, starting at 2 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome.
• The Nelson Withington Skating Facility is open for the season. Public skating is available Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday (adults only) from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight (adults only) and 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. (dollar night); and Sunday from 1:45 to 4:45 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Additional public skating hours Dec. 28 through 31 and Jan. 1 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Rink will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Skate rentals are available at $3.
• The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department is offering additional free open gym and game room hours over the holiday break for all school ages. Along with basketball there is foosball, air hockey, bumper pool, arts and crafts. This is a great safe place for children. Hours from Dec. 28 through 31 are 1:30 to 5 p.m. for all ages. There will be No open gym and game room on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.