Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Skating at Leddy Ice Arena

Adult Learn to Skate

Age: 16+
Fall Sessions: $175 Residents / $195 Non-Residents
Winter Sessions: $145 Residents / $165 Non-Residents
Leddy Park Arena
Adult Skating welcomes beginner skaters through those learning turns and cross-overs. Each class includes time to practice skills.
Sat 9/14-12/7 1:45pm-2:45pm
Sat 1/4- 3/14 1:45pm-2:45pm


Women’s Self Defense

Age: 14+
$37 Residents / $47 Non-Residents
Miller Center
The Safety Team consists of seven highly skilled women who together have over 50 years of martial arts training, including extensive training a the Martial Way Self Defense Center in Colchester and Milton, Vermont. The team has been offering women’s self defense workshops for over 10 years to groups of all sizes. As women, we clearly understand the realistic concerns other women have regarding personal safety. The Safety Team is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the safety, empowerment, resiliency, and well being of women. Please feel free to contact with any questions about the program.
Level 1 Tue 1/28 6:00pm-8:30pm
Level 2 Tue 2/ 4 6:00pm-8:30pm
Level 3 Tue 2/11 6:00pm-8:30pm

North End Yoga

Age: 18+
$80 Residents / $90 Non-Residents
Miller Center
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.
Mon 9/23-11/18 6:00pm-7:00pm
Mon 1/27-3/16 6:00pm-7:00pm


Adult Sports

Adult Indoor Soccer

Age: 18+
$40 Resident / $50 Non-Resident
Edmunds Middle School
Join other adults for co-ed soccer.
Sun 1/5-4/12 4:30pm-6:00pm
Sun 1/5-4/12 6:00pm-7:30pm

Intermediate Volleyball League

Age: 18+
$200 per team
Edmunds Middle School
Men and women are encouraged to enroll as a team. There is a limit of 8 teams. Those entering a team or individuals looking to join a team can contact Jen Cotton,  or 540.1089, however we cannot guarantee placement on a team.   There is no online registration.
Thu 10/3-12/19 6:30pm-9:30pm
Thu 1/9- 4/16 6:45pm-9:45pm

Melanie Davidian Women’s Basketball League

Age: 18+
$675 per team
Miller Center
Participants must register as a team. Individuals looking to join a team are welcome to meet team captains, at our Captain’s Meeting on Tuesday, October 15, at 6:30pm at the Miller Center.
NO ONLINE REGISTRATION. Please  contact Jen Cotton,  or (802) 540-1089 to register a team.
Sun 11/10-3/1 12:30pm-5:30pm

Beginner Pickleball Clinic

Age: 18+
$25 Resident / $35 Non-Resident
Miller Center
Learn parts of the court, rules, and scoring.   We will cover the basic rally shots (forehand, backhand, dinks) and volleyts.   This course is recommended for those who have never played pickleball or have played only once or twice.
Mon 9/9 5:30pm-7:30pm
Mon 10/7 5:30pm-7:30pm

Intermediate Pickleball Clinic

Age: 18+
$25 Resident / $35 Non-Resident
Miller Center
Join Chris Tudor our instructor as he instructs players in intermediate pickleball skills.    Work on the third shot drop, hot shot drops (blocks) and how to slow down the game. We will cover how and when to win points and cover high percentage pickleball strategies.   We will also have a “pick your drill” segment where the participants can choose what they wish to work on!
Mon 9/16 5:30pm-7:30pm
Mon 10/14 5:30pm-7:30pm

The First Four Shots – Pickleball Clinic

Age: 18+
$25 Resident / $35 Non-Resident
Miller Center
Join Instructor Chris Tudor as he guides you through the first 4 shots of every pickleball point: 1-the serve, 2- the return of serve, 3- the third shot choices (drop, drive, lob), and the fourth shot- dinking for success.
Mon 9/23 5:30pm-7:30pm
Mon 10/21 5:30pm-7:30pm

Pickleball Open Drill Night

Age: 18+
$25 Resident / $35 Non-Resident
Miller Center
Need to improve your pickleball swing but don’t have anyone to hit drills with? Join Chris Tudor at drill night! We will hit pickleball drills for 2 hours!   Practice makes perfect! Ask about your swing, have Chris evaluate it and practice the corrections! Hit ground strokes, overheads, serves, lobs, drop shots and dinks without the pressure of being in a game!   All levels welcome!
Mon 9/30 5:30pm-7:30pm
Mon 10/28 5:30pm-7:30pm


Ages 18+
$5 per visit
Edmunds Middle School Gym
This is a coed pick-up league. Come as an individual on Tuesday nights and be placed on a team.
Tu 10/1-4/14 7:00P – 9:30P

Women’s Pick-up Indoor Soccer

Ages 18+
$5 per visit or $75 for an unlimited drop-in pass
Miller Center Gym
Sun 10/6-4/26 6:00 – 7:30P

Music, Creative Arts & Learning

Musical Connections Group

Age: 18-40
$120 Residents / $140 Non-Residents
Miller Center
Musical Connections is a group for young adults with and without disabilities where participants are given opportunities to connect through music in different ways. Through singing and playing instruments with their peers, participants can build self-esteem, engage in creative expressions and   foster friendships. The group is led by 2 board certified music therapists with extensive experience working with individuals of all functioning levels.   Those individuals who require support in the community are asked to bring a support person with them to the group. Scholarships to cover the program fee are available. The program will culminate with a special performance for friends and family on the last day. For any questions about the group, please contact or at (802) 310-9793.
Tue 9/17-10/22 11am-12:00pm

American Sign Language

Age: 18+
$75 Residents / $85 Non-Residents
Miller Center
Sign language can broaden your communication skills, stimulate your senses, and increase your ability to be expressive. Great for new students, those who may need a refresher or want to move on to the next level. It could foster a career as an interpreter or speech language pathologist! Please contact our instructor Alex Grist at with questions about levels and which is appropriate for you.
Fall ASL Level 1 Thu 10/3-12/19 6:00pm-7:30pm
Fall ASL 2 Wed 10/2-12/18 6:00pm-7:30pm
Continuing In ASL Tue 1/7- 3/24 6:00pm-7:30pm
ASL 3 Wed 1/8- 3/25 6:00pm-7:30pm
ASL 2 Thu 1/9- 3/26 6:00pm-7:30pm

Beginning Sewing

Age: 18+
$80 Residents / $90 Non-Residents
O.N.E. Community Center
This series of classes is ideal for adults who want to learn to sew. These are beginner level classes that provide the foundation for making useful garments or other items. You will learn tips and tricks for successfully putting together projects you choose and design.
Hand sewing
Sewing machine basics
Choosing and cutting fabrics
Finding inspiration and book at the library
How to access sales and deals to get good buys on fabric
Overall, the course is very hands on. Learning how to use a sewing machine is the most technical part of the course, but we can use YouTube shows and handouts to supplement one-on-one teaching and group lessons.  Instructor: Terri
Wed 1/22- 3/11 6:00pm-7:30pm

Jewelry Making

Age: 18+
Miller Center
Join Casey Clark for these two classes and create beautiful works of art using jewelry!!

Re-purpose Your Jewelry
$15 Residents / $25 Non-Residents
Sat 1/18 1:00pm-3:00pm

Parents & Kids Create Jewelry
$30 Residents / $40 Non-Residents
Sat 1/25 1:00pm-3:00pm


Harmonica for Beginners

$55 Residents / $65 Non-Residents
Miller Center
Harmonicas are amazingly easy to learn to play-and they’re always in tune! You don’t have to know anything about music to play them. All you need is a song in your heart! They’re also great for those who need to improve their lung power due to respiratory issues. We’ll be working with harmonicas in the key of C. Harmonicas are available for purchase in class ($6.00-$40.00).
Instructor: Clare Innes, long time teacher, jam leader and performer.
Age: 18+ Thu 10/3-10/24 6:45:00pm-7:45:00pm
Age: 55+ Thu 10/3-10/24 11am-12:00pm

Ukulele for Beginners

Age: 18+
$55 Residents / $65 Non-Residents
Miller Center
You don’t need a musical background to play the ukulele, just a song in your heart! Learn how to make chords, strum smoothly, and gain confidence in playing along with others. Bring a ukulele, a tuner, and an adventurous spirit. Ukuleles available for rent ($20.00 for the duration of the course) or purchase ($45.00-$59.00) at class. Questions? Contact Clare Innes at
Age: 18+ Thu 10/3-10/24 5:30pm-6:30pm
Age: 55+ Thu 10/3-10/24 1:30pm-2:30pm

Bike Maintenance Clinic

Age: 16+
$10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents
Location TBD
Like a house, a car, or yourself, your bike needs maintenance too! Learn how to do minor maintenance and get your bike ready for storage in the off season. Learn from the professionals at Old Spokes Home and keep your bike happy while you aren’t riding it, so it lasts longer when you do!
Fr 11/01 4:00pm-5:00pm

Ethiopian Cooking

Age: 18+
$40 Residents / $50 Non-Residents
O.N.E. Community Kitchen
Each class of the four-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 last class will feature two vegetarian dishes and how to make injera bread. You may sign up for all four classes or individual classes! Instructor: Mulu Tewelde prepares Ethiopian/Eritrean meals for the community in and around Burlington.
Session 1 Th 9/19 5:30pm-7:30pm
Session 2 Th 10/24 5:30pm-7:30pm
Session 3 Th 11/21 5:30pm-7:30pm
Session 4 Th 12/19 5:30pm-7:30pm

Drop-In Line Dancing

Age: 18+
$10 Drop In Fee
Miller Center
Learn the most popular contemporary line dances to all types of music: Pop, rock, country, soul. Great exercise! Dancing helps reduce stress, improves your health, increases energy and memory! Some dance/zumba experience is suggested. Continued attendance helps with learning routines. Instructor: Denise Brault
Tue 9/3- 3/17 5:00pm-6:30pm
Thu 9/5- 3/19 5:30pm-7:00pm


Outdoor Recreation

Yoga in The Parks

Age: 18+
$5 Residents / $15 Non-Residents
Various Locations
Join BPRW as we partner with Sangha Studio for our Yoga in the Parks Series! Enjoy the beautiful fall sunset while getting outdoor exercise and some mental relaxation. Enjoy the final twilight’s of the summer in beautiful Burlington Parks, as you are led through a nice yoga session. The yoga will be for enthusiasts of all levels or for those who have always wanted to try. Join us to have fun in the parks, relax, and get some mental and physical exercise with a gorgeous Lake Champlain setting.
Oakledge Park
Tue 9/17 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tue 10/1 5:30pm-6:30pm
Waterfront Park
Thu 9/12 5:30pm-6:30pm
Thu 9/26 5:30pm-6:30pm

Fall Hiking

Age: 21-55
$8 Residents / $18 Non-Residents
Meet at the O.N.E.
Join BPRW for some beautiful fall hiking in Vermont! We will explore the last leaves and ground cover before the snow starts to fly. Meet at the ONE Community Center and take the BPRW bus to the hiking spot. We will hike, explore, and have fun. Dress for the changing fall weather and bring a lunch!
Molly Stark Mountain – Thu 10/17 9:00am-3:00pm
Stowe Pinnacle – Mon 10/7 9:00am-3:00pm

Malts & Vaults

Age: 18+
$20 Residents / $20 Non-Residents
Lakeview Cemetery
Join BPRW, Lakeview Cemetery, and a local beverage partner for Malts & Vaults. Where beer meets history. We will enjoy a historic guided tour of our beautiful Lakeview Cemetery, learn about how the current ‘residents’ of Lakeview helped shape Burlington, Vermont and beyond. After the tour join us for a complimentary beer samples and talk more about the history, enjoy the view, and enjoy the brew!
Sat 10/19 2:00pm-4:00pm

Winter Hike

Age: 18+
$5 Residents / $15 Non-Residents
Robbins Mountain Wildlife Management Area (Meet at the O.N.E.)
Join BPRW on a Winter Rebellion Hike where we tell winter it can’t keep us contained indoors! Dress warm with good boots as we move through the snow, wind, and cold to teach winter a lesson. We will also try and track some other creatures that are braving the winter winds. Be ready to have fun and just enjoy a beautiful part of Vermont!
Fri 2/21 9:00am-1:00pm

Paddleboard Tour

Age: 18+
$30 Resident / $40 Non-Resident
Oakledge Park
View Lake Champlain from a new angle! Join Paddlesurf Champlain & BPRW for a paddleboard tour from Oakledge Park to Redrocks Park and back. Guided by Paddlesurf owner and operator Jason Starr for a beautiful, scenic, and relaxing paddle around Oakledge Cove. The tour will take about 1.5 to 2 hours so be ready to be in the sun with sunscreen, bring a water bottle and stay hydrated though a nice swim in the Lake may help as well! Limited spots available so register now and enjoy Burlington from Champs point of view!
Sat 9/14 1:00pm-3:00pm

Sitting to Summiting

Age: 16-55
$25 Resident / $40 Non-Resident
Various Locations
Whether you have tackled Vermont’s highest peak years ago or never have, BPRW’s three part ‘Sitting to Summiting’ series will build up your skills, team spirit, and fitness so we can conquer Mount Mansfield! Sitting to Summiting starts with meeting the team and learning gear and preparedness techniques. Then over two sessions we do a 2 mile hike for incline training, then a 4 mile hike for distance training. On the last session the team gears up and summits Mount Mansfield! For those who have never hiked, haven’t hiked in a while, or maybe hike all the time but want some fun, this is the program for you!
Sa 9/21-10/12 9:00am-11:00am

Adults 50+

Ethan Allen Spirit Ride

Age: 50+
$15 Residents Only
Join everyone as we take a cruise around Lake Champlain on a narrated tour aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III. We will learn about the history of Lone Rock Point, Colchester Point, as well as Shelburne Bay and Dunder Rock, and if we are lucky, we might even spot our famous lake monster, Champ! Coffee and assorted pastries included. Pick up/drop offs at our 645 Pine St. location and Burlington senior housings and other senior centers.
Fri 9/20 10:00am-12:00pm

Adult Trips

Age: 50+
Join our staff for a variety of trips around Vermont and beyond. Registration fee covers transportation for the trips. Each trip will have additional entrance fees to places that we will be visiting, and participants will be paying for lunch when the group will be stopping for lunch. Detailed information about additional fees are online. We will be picking up participants in the following locations: ONE Center at 20 Allen St., 645 Pine St. and other local Senior Housing Residences.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science – Wed 9/18 9:00am-5:00pm $10
Tunbridge Fair – Fri 9/13 9:00am-4:00pm $10
Fort Ticonderoga  – Thu 9/26 9:00am-4:00pm $10
Hildene Mansion – Mon 9/30 9:00am-5:00pm $10
Leaf Peeping in Waterbury/Stowe – Fri 10/ 4 9:00am-4:00pm $15
Adirondack Wildlife Museum – Fri 10/18 9:00am-5:00pm $15
Holiday Light Tour – Fri 12/20/19 4:00pm-7:00pm $10

Out and About Town

Age: 50+
$10 per trip
Come along for excursions to interesting places in and around Burlington and enjoy a delicious lunch out. Registration fee covers transportation.   Participants will be responsible for any admission fees and paying for lunch.
Snowflake Bentley Museum – Wed 12/11 9:00am-3:00pm
Ethan Allen Homestead – Wed 11/ 6 9:00am-3:00pm
Perkins Museum – Wed 1/15 9:00am-3:00pm


Age: 50+
$5 Drop-In Fee
Miller Center
The fall session of Senior Fitness will be the drop in program. Participants will follow the Barbra Jordan DVD. This drop in session is limited to participants who have been in the Barbra Jordan Senior Fitness class. There is a $5 drop in fee and participants are required to sign in before each class. We will let participants know if there will be a winter session. This class teaches the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Senior Olympic Gold Medalist Barbara Jordan (M.S. M.ED) will cover flexibility, strength training, cardiovascular fitness, balance, coordination, nutrition, weight management & stress reduction. Instructor: Barbara Jordan
Fall Session
Tue, Thu 9/17-11/28 10:00am-11:30am
Winter Session
$110 Resident / $130 Non-Resident
Tue, Thu 1/7-3/12 10:00am-11:30am

AARP Smart Driver Course

Age: 50+
$20 Resident / $30 Non-Resident ($15 for AARP members)
Miller Center
This four-hour classroom experience is designed to provide mature drivers with new skills and awareness of changes in the driving environment.   Some insurance companies offer a discount for successful completion of this course.   Some 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 medication on driving
Maintaining physical flexibility
Monitoring the driving skills and capabilities of yourself and others
The course also reviews current national and Vermont traffic laws and their impact upon older drivers. The instructor for this course is Richard Smiles, an AARP Smart Driver volunteer instructor. Please bring a bagged lunch and snacks.
Mon 10/28 12:00pm-4:30pm