Recreational programing offered

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department offers a variety of programs for people of all ages.

Additional Public Skating

Additional Public Skating is being offered today from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Nelson Withington Skating Arena. Call the rink at 257-2311 with any questions.

Open Gym & Game Room

Additional open gym and game room hours for all school ages will be held Friday, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Open Gym & Game Room, offered free for any child, 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. Feel free to check children in with the Recreation and Parks staff or stay and play with them.

Parent/Tot Open Gym

This program for parents and preschoolers' ages five and under will begin Monday, Nov, 13, and continue to run through April 27, 2018. This is an unstructured program where the parent is responsible for their child(ren). The gym will be available for this program Mondays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:45 am. Open Gym is a place for parents and tots to get in out of the cold and enjoy playing with blocks, a playhouse, cars, toys, puzzles, a tunnel, a play kitchen, and big rubber balls. The fee is $1 per child per day.     

Kung Fu for Youth

Running Fist Kung Fu Class is being offered for youth ages 14 and under. The program is being held at the Gibson Aiken Center in the Blue Room on Monday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. beginning on Nov. 13. Register at any time and join the class. Sikung Lew Henderson, the instructor, has studied Martial Arts for more than 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.

     Running Fist Kung Fu is an eclectic style of Kung Fu that is taught through a series of concepts rather than a technical approach of martial arts. This approach ensures that the student can easily adapt to the variables of a given situation. The Mission of Running Fist Kung Fu is to help the student develop spiritually, mentally, and physically so that he/she can readily adapt to the many challenges of everyday life.

The classes are run as month-to-month lessons and are $42 per month for residents and $57 for non-residents. Classes run through the end of April 2018. For information and registration, call Sikung Lew Henderson at 802-365-4514 or e-mail him at


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions