Brattleboro Rec Department offerings

Youth Chess Tournament

The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will be holding a Youth Chess Tournament. The Tournament will be meeting in the Gibson-Aiken Center Senior Center on Saturday, March 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. This program is for participants in kindergarten through grade 8; all skill levels welcome. The cost is $5. Eric Strickland will be running the tournament. Depending on the number of entrants, contestants will be divided into appropriate groups. Swiss System, no players are ever eliminated. Game boards will be provided. Come join the fun! For more information call the Recreation & Parks Office at 802-254-5808.

Gymnastics Classes

The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will offer another session of Gymnastic Classes at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street. Session IV of Gymnastics Classes will begin the week of March 26 and run through June 9. The cost is $100 for residents and $115 for non-residents for 10 weeks; see the Fall/Winter brochure for complete details and class times. There will be no classes held May 29 and April 16-20. Late registrations will be pro-rated. 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 1-5 with parent for $5 or Saturdays for ages 6 and up for $10. For more information, or if any special needs are required, call the Recreation & Parks Department at 802-254-5808. For a complete listing/description of events visit the website at

Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department will be held Saturday, March 31, at Living Memorial Park on the lower softball field. Children must bring a basket or container to collect eggs.

If there are special needs required for this program, let the Rec Department know by March 24. The Easter Bunny will be there!

Participants will be broken down into the following age groups and times: 9:30 a.m. for ages 4 and under, and 9:45 a.m. for ages 5 and up. There will be six stuffed animal prizes in each age group. In the event of rain or mud the hunt will be held in the Nelson Withington Skating Facility.

For more information, call 802-254-5808. This program is for Brattleboro residents only.


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