BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department is offering additional open gym and game room hours over the spring break, April 18 to 22, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center. Open Gym and Game Room is a free program for any school-aged child. It is a fully supervised program with a variety of activities to choose from. Along with basketball there is foosball, air hockey, bumper pool, arts and crafts. This is a great safe place for children. Feel free to check them in with the Rec. & Parks Staff or stay and play with them.

The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department and Brattleboro Bowl will co-sponsor a Bowling Day on Tuesday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will take place at the Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road. An adult must accompany children under 10. he cost per person is $7 and includes two games, shoes, plus a hot dog and a drink.

The department will be sponsoring "Pitch, Hit & Run," a baseball program for youth ages 7 to 14 and will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at the West River Park, Route 30. Participants hit, field, and throw for a composite point total. Local Champions will advance to sectional competitions in your area. Sectional Champions advance to Team Championships hosted by all the Major League Baseball Teams. For more detailed information, visit


Windham County Safe Kids and the Brattleboro Police Department will be sponsoring a "Super Bike & Fun Day," at Living Memorial Park, multi-purpose area on Saturday, April 23 (Rain location is at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility). This program will run from 10 a.m. to noon with several exciting activities including bike registration, fun stations, and bagels donated by The Works. Staff from Rescue, Inc will be there to help with bike tuning; children should bring their bikes. Windham County Safe Kids will be selling helmets at $10. Anyone over the age of 16 years will need to pay full price for the helmets. The sponsorship of the reduced cost for helmets was made possible by the Kiwanis Club.

If there are special needs required for any program offered by the department, or for more information, call 802-254-5808.