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Well Being Series: Tools for Self-Care & Wholeness

Ages: 18+

$75 Resident / $85 Non-resident

Miller Center

Thursdays 10/28-11/16, 6:00-7:30 PM

Recover your inner peace & joy!  Come explore and practice a variety of easy self-care tools in this 4 week Well-Being Series.  Learn ways to let go of stress and refresh yourself, including: hands-on-healing applied to yourself (Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu); EFT/Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques); Meditation and Visualization; and Expressive Arts.  Instructor: Naomi Mitsud

50+ Out and About Trips

Ages: 50+

$10 Resident / $20 Non-resident (plus admission fees where applicable)

Our $10.00 fee covers the cost of transportation for the trip and participants will pay admission fee upon arrival to our destination. Meet at the ONE Center located at 20 Allen St or we can do pick ups at local housing communities!  Participants must be able to use steps to access our van and some of the trips will involve extensive  walking. We will not be able to accommodate storage of walkers on our van.  

Rokeby Museum Trip – Tue 10/5 8:30 AM-2:00 PM

Did you know the Rokeby Museum was a stop on the underground railroad.? Join us for a guided tour to learn more. Participants will be paying a $15 admission fee when arriving at the Museum. We will be having a picnic lunch after the tour.

Spirit of Ethan Allen – Thu 9/9 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Come take a cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen. No charge for the cruise!

Vermont Institute of Natural Science – Thu 9/16 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Take a trip to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and see live bird programs, raptor enclosures that allow getting up close to eagles, owls, falcons, and more. The new Canopy Walk is now open! Walk 50 feet above the forest floor and get eye-to-eye with tiny warblers, woodpeckers, and squirrels! Participants will be paying the $17.50 admission fee upon arrival to VINS. Bring a picnic lunch. 

AARP Driving Course

Ages: 50+

$20 for AARP members / $25 Resident / $35 Non-resident

AARP Driving Course at CORE – Mon 11/8 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

AARP Driving Course at Miller Community & Recreation Center  – Mon 10/25 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

The instructor for this course is Richard Smiles, an AARP Smart Driver volunteer instructor. This four-hour classroom experience is designed to provide mature drivers with new skills and changes in the driving environment.  Some insurance companies will offer a discount for successful completion of the course.  Some of the topics covered:

  • Maintaining proper following distance
  • Minimizing the effect of dangerous blind spots
  • Limiting driver distractions
  • Properly using safety belts, air bags, and all care features
  • Effects of medications on driving
  • Maintaining physical flexibility
  • Monitoring the driving skills and capabilities of yourself and others

The course also reviews current national Vermont traffic laws and their impact on older drivers.

American Sign Language Fall 2021

Ages: 18+

$75 Resident / $85 Non-resident

Miller Center

Join Alex Grist our American Sign Language instructor in person this fall! Alex will be teaching several different levels of American Sign Language!

Level 1

Wed 10/13-12/15 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Sign language can broaden your communication skills, stimulate your senses, and increase your ability to be expressive. This can be an excellent preparatory tool for learning theater mime techniques or fostering a career as an interpreter as well as communication with deaf friends in social events. General finger spelling, vocabulary, signing, using facial expression and role playing will be emphasized. Students with some or no experience are encouraged to attend. Prerequisites: none.

Level 3

Mon 10/11-12/13 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

This is similar to ASL 2 for Beginners’ class and it is to continue learning vocabulary, numbers, Classifier signs, ASL sentences, conversations. Sometimes to discuss Deaf cultures. Prerequisites: ASL 2 for Beginners at Parks & Rec, ASL 1 to 2 at colleges. This class will be either in person or done virtually, according to class enrollment. 

Continuing in ASL (Levels 3+)

Tue 10/12-12/14 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

This class is for students who have taken at least ASL 3 from Parks-and-Rec skilled classes and ASL 2 through 3 college credited classes and others who have learned ASL for a long time continue learning more on ASL. We will be learning a lot of vocabulary signs and sign sentences. We also will practice in ASL conversations with sign idioms, loan signs and other signing tools. More discussions on Deaf Culture. This is also flexible of what we all want to learn and to enhance the ASL skills. 

Ethiopian Cooking with Mulu

Ages: 18+

$40 Resident / $50 Non-resident

ONE Community Center

Thu 10/21 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Thu 11/18 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Thu 12/9 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Each class of the 3-part series will feature a meat and vegetable dish to be prepared and served with injera bread. Injera bread is an East African sourdough flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture. The bread is a staple food of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Sign up for all of the 3 classes or  individual dates. Instructor: Mulu Tewelde- from Mulu’s Kitchen  prepares  Ethiopian/Eritrean meals for the community in and around Burlington.

Fit Lot Fitness

Ages: 18+

Free

Miller Center

Workout Sessions

Mon, Fri 9/13-10/29 9:15 AM-10:15 AM

Introduction to Fit Lot

Fri 9/10 9:15 AM-10:15 AM

Join Amy Arnold (YMCA Fitness Instructor) in learning about how to use the AARP Fit Lot located at the Miller Community & Recreation Center.  This is all outside which is perfect for keeping safe during COVID 19.  Our instructor will be teaching everyone how to effectively and safely use the equipment and other fitness techniques using equipment at the Fit Lot.  You MUST take the Introduction Class for join us for series.

 

Line Dancing

Ages: 18+

$42 Resident / $52 Non-resident

Miller Center

Join Denise Brault for line dancing classes! Learn the most popular contemporary line dances to all types of music: Pop, rock, country, soul. It’s great exercise!  Dancing helps reduce stress, improves your health, increases energy and memory! Some dance/zumba experience is suggested.

Beginning Line Dancing

Mon 9/13-10/25 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Mon 11/1-12/13 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Intermediate Line Dancing

Mon 9/13-10/25 4:45 PM-6:00 PM

Mon 11/1-12/13 4:45 PM-6:00 PM

Beginning & Intermediate Line Dancing Combo

$70 Resident / $80 Non-resident

Mon 9/13-10/25 4:45 PM-7:00 PM

Mon 11/1-12/13 4:45 PM-7:00 PM

Sign Up for both Beginning and Intermediate Line Dancing classes and get a discount for attending both classes!

North End Yoga

Ages: 18+

$85 Resident / $85 Non-resident

Miller Center

Fall Session – Tue 9/28-11/16 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Winter Session – Tue 1/18-3/8 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Hatha Yoga will help you restore balance between body and mind while exercising every part of your body in a systematic way.  Using stretches, postures, deep breathing and deep relaxation, you will experience release from both mental and physical tension while you become more limber and toned.  This yoga class is beginner friendly.  Instructor, Jennifer Green.

Salsa Dance Fundamentals

Ages: 18+

$90 Resident / $100 Non-resident

Miller Center

Thu 9/16-10/21 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Salsa is an easy to learn Latin social dance rooted in African, Cuban, and Puerto Rican dance traditions.  In this fundamentals class, participants will learn how to dance confidently in a social setting with a partner.  We will cover he basic steps, turns, leading and following techniques, and choreographed salsa shines.  No partner needed.  All ages and abilities are welcome.

 

Virtual Fitness Class

Ages: 50+

$60 Resident / $80 Non-resident

Tue 9/7-10/12 8:30 AM-9:30 AMV

Tue, Thu 10/19-12/2 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Join KC Bruch, Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified person trainer for a lively hour of virtual group fitness. Participate weekly online fitness classes from the comfort of your home, with a trained instructor and a small group of fellow participants. This class is designed to increase strength, range of motion, balance, agility, coordination, endurance and to improve participants physical fitness level and a sense of well being.  You’ll need a computer with a camera connected to the Internet, hand weights and comfortable floor area.

Women’s Self Defense Fall 2021

Ages: 14+

$37 Resident / $47 Non-resident

Miller Center

Empowerment self-defense is a comprehensive approach to violence resistance, focusing on boundary setting, affirmative consent, assertiveness, and simple, effective physical skills that empower the student. Learn pre-assault cues to help recognize potentially dangerous situations early, and verbal and physical skills to use to keep yourself safe. All fitness levels are welcome. Presented by the Women’s Safety Team! Open to 12 year olds with registering mother.

Level 1

Mon 11/15 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

This beginner workshop focuses on recognizing pre-assault behavior, learning ways to deter or avoid an attack before it becomes physical, understanding how predators think and what they look for in their victims, enhancing decision-making around lifestyles choices that minimize vulnerability yet maintain personal freedoms, and finding the inner-strength to fight back.  No experience is necessary.

Level 2

Mon 11/29 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

This intermediate workshop takes Level 1 another step further, allowing for a brief review, practice of acquired strikes, and instruction of additional basic self defense techniques that deal with a variety of situations and potential attacks.  The focus is on “hands-on” self -defense skills, techniques and strategies.  Level 1 is a prerequisite for this workshop.