Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Schedule

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Zumba: The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department is offering Thursday evenings Zumba Classes running through April 28. Zumba is the Latin Dance Fitness program that's getting the whole world moving to international rhythms and Latin beats. Don't miss this great workout suitable for all levels that will give you cardiovascular and body-shaping benefits while strengthening your core and increasing your balance. But the best reason to do Zumba is how fun it is. Emily Mcloughlin is a Licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor. Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gibson Aiken Center Gymnasium. The cost of the program is $5 per class for residents and $7 per class for non-residents; also new this year is a 10-session punch card for $5 residents/$70 non-residents.

Kung Fu: The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks is continuing to offer Running Fist Kung Fu Class. The program is being held at the Gibson Aiken Center in the Blue Room on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Register at any time and join the class. Sikung Lew Henderson, the instructor, has studied Martial Arts for over 39 years, and is also a Charter Member of the American Federation of Martial Arts. He also has achieved the Silver Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Federation of Martial Arts. The classes are run as month-to-month lessons and are $85 per month for residents and $105 for non-residents. Classes run through the end of April. For information and registration, call Sikung Lew Henderson at 802-365-4514 or e-mail RunninFstMonk@aol.com

Little Peoples: The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department will offer a "Little Peoples" program for girls and boys ages 3 to 5. The program will be held Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center. Activities planned include sports and games, arts and crafts, music, story time and more. The instructor will be Program Coordinator Sarah Clark. This five-week program will begin on Jan. 5 and run through Feb. 2. Sign up for one or both days. Enrollment is limited so be sure to register early and children must be potty-trained. The fee for Brattleboro residents is $35 and $50 for non-residents for one day and $55 and $70 for both days.

Fencing: The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks will be offering a fencing program beginning Jan. 4 at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street. Classes are held from 6 to 7 p.m. for youth and 7:30 to 9 p.m. for adults. The cost of each 10-week session is resident youth $115, non-resident youth $130, resident adult $125 and non-resident adult $150. Adam Salviani, the class instructor, has been fencing for over 17 years.

Gymnastics: The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department announces the beginning of another session of gymnastic classes to be held at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street. Session III will begin the week of Jan. 18 and run through March 19. The cost of program depends on the number of days/weeks; see the Fall/Winter brochure for complete details and class times. Classes are running Mondays through Saturdays for ages 18 months and up. Amanda Montgomery will direct the gymnastics program. There is also an open gym time available on Mondays and Thursdays for ages 1 to 5 with parent for $4 or Saturdays for ages 6 and up for $7.

Chess: The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department announces another session of Chess Class for beginners and intermediates beginning on Friday, Jan. 8 continuing through Feb. 6. Chess helps children develop their problem solving skills and increase their attention span. The improved ability to focus and concentration gained from playing chess usually transfers to academics. Instruction will introduce basic principles of chess to participants, along with simple strategies and tactics, and provide a venue for them to play practice games. Eric Strickland will be the class instructor. Classes are held from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. for intermediates and 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. for beginners and will be held at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street. The cost of the eight-week program is $35 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, call 802-254-5808 or visit www.brattleboro.org.


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