Recreation Programs

Recreation Programs

Youth Programs

Itty Bitty Skating Lessons

Age: 3-5
Fall Sessions: $145 Residents / $165 Non-Residents
Winter Sessions: $110 Residents / $10 Non-Residents
Leddy Park Arena
Itty Bitty teaches skills of standing and marching on the ice, gliding, swizzles and stopping.   Games and activities will be used to practice skills.
Fall Saturdays 9/14-12/7 10:45am-11:30am
Fall Wednesdays 9/18-12/11 9:45am-10:30am
Winter Saturdays 1/11- 3/14 10:45am-11:30am
Winter Wednesdays 1/15- 3/17 9:45am-10:30am

Itty Bitty Basketball

Age: 4-6
$40 Residents / $50 Non-Residents
Miller Center
Parent and child work together to build defensive, dribbling, shooting and passing skills. We will use 8 foot baskets and rookie size basketballs. All participants receive a t-shirt and a basketball.
Wed 1/8- 1/29 5:45:00pm-6:30pm

Itty Bitty Soccer

Age: 3-5
$40 Residents / $50 Non-Residents
Coaches provide instruction as parent and child work together to develop motor skills necessary to succeed in soccer and to prepare child for team play, which begins at the kindergarten level. Participants will receive a soccer ball and t-shirt.   Champlain site led by Vermont Futbol Academy and Leddy site led by Vermont Voltage.
Fall Sessions
Champlain Elementary Tue 9/10-10/1 5:30pm-6:15pm
Leddy Park Tue 9/10-10/1 5:30pm-6:15pm
Winter Session
MIller Center (Indoor) Sun 1/5- 1/26 11:15am-12:00pm

Itty Bitty Disc Golf

Age: 3-6
$40 Residents / $50 Non-Residents
Leddy Park Picnic Area
Introduce your child (and yourself) to the game of disc golf!   Parent and child will work together and get to play on a professional 9 hole Innova mini course.   Each will get an Innova mini disc to keep. Chris Young, professional disc golfer & owner of Disc Golf Vermont, will lead this fun new program.
Wed 9/18-10/9 5:30pm-6:15:pm

Life Beneath Our Feet

Age: 2-6
$6 Residents / $16 Non-Residents
Various Locations
We love looking around and seeing trees, birds, and clouds. What about what’s beneath our feet? Get ready to get dirty as we dig down to see what is happening beneath us! See what critters are moving around and find out what’s beneath our feet! Wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. A parent or guardian must accompany children for duration of program. Walking will happen where strollers cannot get.
Ethan Allen Park – Wed 10/02 5:00pm-7:00pm
Leddy Park – Wed 9/18 11:00am-1:00pm
Oakledge Park – Wed 9/25 1:00pm-3:00pm

Pint Sized Shuffle

Age: 3-6
$5 Residents / $15 Non-Residents
Schifilliti Park
Grab the little ones and join BPRW as we introduce them to cross country Skiing. Engage in some winter exercise, learning, and fun as we gear up the kids and get them shuffling through the snow. Cross country skis and poles are supplied, dress up warm and ready to be in the snow! A parent or guardian must accompany children for duration of program.
Tue 1/14 10:00am-12:00pm
Tue 1/28 12:00pm-2:00pm
Tue 2/11 2:00pm-4:00pm
Tue 2/25 3:30pm-5:30pm

Pint Sized Tracks

Age: 3-6
$5 Residents / $15 Non-Residents
Schifilliti Park
Grab the little ones and join BPRW for some snowshoe fun! We will have snowshoes on hand for the little ones, parents feel free to bring some for yourself! We will play games, make yeti tracks, and just have some great fun! A parent or guardian must accompany children for duration of program.
Thu 1/9 11:00am-1:00pm
Thu 1/23 11:00am-1:00pm
Thu 2/6 1:00pm-3:00pm
Thu 2/2 3:30pm-5:30pm

Cooking for Kids

Ages: 9-12
$100 Resident / $110 Non-Resident
Miller Center
Join Chef Joanna Robinson to create tasty treats that are kid friendly and great for families!! Each week will be a different creation.
Sat 1/25-2/22 10:00amam – 11:30am

Ice Skating Lessons (Levels 1-6)

Age: 5-13
Fall Sessions: $175 Residents / $195 Non-Residents
Winter Sessions: $130 Residents / $150 Non-Residents
Leddy Park Arena
Levels 1-6 introduces and practice skills of gliding, stopping and turning with stroking, edges and crossovers as well as beginning spins and jumps introduced as skills are mastered. Each class includes fifteen minutes of supervised practice.
Fall Saturdays 9/14-12/7 11:30am-12:30pm
Fall Sundays 9/15-12/8 2:00pm-3:00pm
Fall Mondays 9/16-12/9 3:45pm-4:45pm
Winter Saturdays 1/11- 3/14 11:30am-12:30pm
Winter Sundays 1/12- 3/15 2:00pm-3:00pm
Winter Mondays 1/13- 3/16 3:45pm-4:45pm

Super Sk8

Age: 7-16
Fall Sessions: $175 Residents / $195 Non-Residents
Winter Sessions: $130 Residents / $150 Non-Residents
Leddy Park Arena
Super Sk8 is for highly motivated skaters Pre Free Skate-Preliminary level. Classes will focus on edge work, spins, jumps and ensemble skills and will include large group, small group instruction and individual practice.
Fall Saturdays 9/14-12/7 12:45pm-1:450pm
Fall Sundays 9/15-12/8 3:00pm-4:00pm
Winter Saturdays 1/11- 3/14 12:45pm-1:45pm
Winter Sundays 1/12- 3/15 3:00pm-4:00pm

Intro to Private Skating Lessons

Age: 5+
$70 Residents / $190 Non-Residents
Leddy Park Arena
Are private lessons right for you? Skaters ages 5-adult are invited to find out!   Skaters may be enrolled in both group lessons and intro to private lessons. Beginners welcome. Skaters may not have passed a dance or MIF test. Enrolled skaters will be assigned a coach and will have a 30-minute lesson and 30 minutes of practice time each week.   Coach preferences will be accommodated as possible on a first come, first served basis.
Ice fee is payable to the arena upon registration.   Lesson fee of $20 per week payable directly to your assigned coach by cash or check.
Mon 9/9-11/11 4:50pm-5:50pm

Positive Energy Martial Arts

Ages 5-10
$60 Resident / $70 Non-Resident
Miller Center
This class is a beginning martial arts class to see is your child would like to move on to other martial arts classes. Our instructor will teach self defense techniques, self-discipline, and self awareness. All abilities are welcome and we encourage kids who have been in previous martial arts classes. All participants will receive a certificate at the end of class. Instructor Cy Champman
Age: 5-7 Sat 11/2-12/14 1:00pm-2:00pm
Ages 8-10 Sat 11/2-12/14 2:00pm-3:00pm
Ages 5-7 Sat 1/18- 2/22 1:00pm-2:00pm
Ages 8-10 Sat 1/18- 2/22 2:00pm-3:00pm

Beginning Tumbling and ACRO

Age: 4-7
$60 Resident / $70 Non-Resident
Miller Center
Does your child love to climb, jump and flop? In this class students will learn the basics and mechanics of tumbling and acrobatics. 2Inspire Dance Owner, and recently certified in ACRO, Rose Bedard will ensure fun, safety and lots of movement to get all the wiggles and energy out!! Students will continue to work on their motor skills as they work on the skills at their own pace. They will leave each class feeling challenged and accomplished.
Sat 9/21-10/26 10:35am-11:20am

Ballet and Hip Hop

Age: 6-9
$60 Resident / $70 Non-Resident
Miller Center
Come and join 2Inspire Dance owner and teacher Rose Bedard for an hour of ballet and hip hop. In each class dancers will get to explore two popular genres in one setting. From the basic steps, to learning terminology and combinations this is a class they won’t want to miss! Instructor Rose Bedard, instills confidence and enthusiasm in each dancer leaving them feeling proud of their growth.
Sat 9/21-10/26 9:30am-10:30am

5th Quarter Basketball

Grades 1-4
$35 Resident / $45 Non-Resident
Miller Center
Is your Hooper not ready for the basketball season to end? Then keep playing during March Madness, the best month of basketball there is! Staff and volunteer coaches will lead the four sessions and incorporate practice as well as mini games each week. VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED.   Contact Jen Cotton, if you’re interested in volunteering, (802) 540-1089. Mandatory background check is required and must be completed at least one week in advance to program start.
Grades 1&2 Sat 3/7- 3/28 1:00pm-2:00pm
Grades 3&4 Sat 3/7- 3/28 2:00pm-3:00pm

Basketball Clinics

Ages 8-15
$75 Resident / $85 Non-Resident
Miller Center
Former professional basketball player, Vincent Mitchell, will be teaching basketball fundamentals by using a variety of drills and games. Coach Mitchell will be using age appropriate techniques to instruct participants while keeping the clinics fun.
Age: 8-10 Sat 10/12-11/2 9:00am-10:10:00am
Ages: 11-15 Sat 10/12-11/2 10:20am-11:30am

Girls Basketball Clinic

Age: 9-12yr
$45 Resident / $55 Non-Resident
Burlington High School
The Burlington High School is putting on a three day clinic for 5th-7th grade girls. Coach Mert, Girls Varsity Head Coach of the Burlington Seahorses,  Sarah Illingworth, Girls Varsity Assistant Coach of the Burlington Seahorses and Coach Sam Jackson, of Vermont Elite, will teach you the fundamentals of the game and develop your basketball and leadership skills.
Tue 11/5-11/19 6:00pm-8:00pm

VT Voltage Soccer One Day Clinic

Age: 7-14
Half Day: $35 Resident / $45 Non-Resident
Full Day: $50 Resident / $60 Non-Resident
Calahan Park
Fundamentals as well as sophisticated techniques of soccer will be taught on a personalized individual level along with various forms of group instruction provided by Camp Director Bo Vuckovic and several other Vermont Voltage professional soccer players. Emphasis is placed on the development, improvement and refinement of basic playing skills. Attention will be given to the instruction of good ball control habits and movement techniques in challenging drills and simulated match situations. Conditioning methods and training ethics are also stressed to prevent injuries and improve the young athlete’s coordination and flexibility. Bo understands the needs of youth in soccer and stresses the development of a positive self-image, mental stimulation and a sense of respect and sportsmanshipamong players.
Fri 10/18/19 9:00am-12:00pm
Fri 10/18/19 9:00am-3:00pm

Softball Pitching Clinics

Age: 8-18
$50 Resident / $60 Non-Resident
Leddy Park
Led by pitching expert, Dave Allerton, girls will learn the mechanics of the fast-pitch softball pitching motion. Suitable for beginners and more advanced pitchers too. He will also cover how to warm up for a game and how to throw different pitches. Each pitcher MUST bring their own catcher for the clinic.
Thu 8/29-9/26 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thu 1/16- 2/13 5:30pm-6:30pm

Rookie Rugby

Age: 9-14
$65 Resident / $75 Non-Resident
Edmunds Middle School
Rookie Rugby is a continuous movement game using flag belts, that allows players to learn the basics of rugby while being active and having fun with their friends. This is a safe introduction to basic rugby skills such as passing, spatial awareness, timing and agility. Drills and scrimmage play will challenge players physically and mentally. No experience necessary.  All participants will receive a t-shirt.
Sun 1/19-2/23 3:00pm-4:15:00pm

Junior Milers:
Peoples United Bank Vermont City Marathon Youth Relay Team

Grades: 6-12
$150
Middle and High school students can train to run the relay of the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon as a Junior Miler! Sign up individually or with a team of 5, previous running experience not needed. Cost includes over 20 practices with trained running coaches, fitted pair of running shoes, entry into the relay of the Peoples United Bank Vermont City Marathon, and race day t-shirts. Max 15 participants. Contact: Scott LaMothe, scottlamothe@yahoo.com or 802.598.4511. Registration deadline is February 1.
Dates: 3/4-5/26

BOLTON SKI & RIDE

Ages 9-17
Resident $190 / Non-Resident $210
Bus Transportation from Edmunds or Hunt/BHS to Bolton
Give your child the opportunity to enhance their snow skills at an affordable cost. REGISTRATION OPENS AT 8:30 AM on Monday, October 14. Registration details to come. There will be a mandatory parents meeting Thursday, Dec 5 at 6:30pm. Fee includes lift ticket and transportation. Lessons available for additional $60/per session. Lessons taught by Bolton Ski Instructors. Dates subject to change.
Session 1: Dec 13-Jan 31
Session 2: Feb 7-March 20

Park Scavenger Hunts

Age: 4-8
$10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents
Various Locations
An adventure awaits! Grab the little ones and join BPRW on a journey through your local parks. There will be a specific scavenger hunt for each park, you or your team will get clues for natural and historical items around the park to complete your scavenger hunt! A parent or guardian must accompany children for duration of program. You only need to register the pint sized participants!
Battery Park – Thu 10/10 11:00am-1:00pm
Ethan Allen Park – Thu 11/21 3:30pm-5:30pm
North Beach – Thu 10/24 3:30pm-5:30pm
Starr Farm Park – Thu 11/21 1:00pm-3:00pm

Wilderness Skills

Age: 13-17
$45 Residents / $55 Non-Residents
Various Locations
Join BPRW and learn the basics you need to survive the wilderness! Learn to purify water, start a fire with a quartz rock and flint, how to properly pick and setup a shelter location, land navigation, basic wilderness medicine and much more! Each sessions skills will be added to your tool belt, making you a wilderness warrior. The final session will hold a group challenge testing the skills you have learned as a team under pressure. Dress warm and be ready to get dirty, be wet, and learn. There are no rain or cold cancellations in the wilderness so there will be none for this program!
Tu 10/22-11/12 4:00pm-6:00pm

FAMILY

Twilight Walks in Shelburne Farms

All Ages
$10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents
Meet at the O.N.E.
An adventure for the whole family, join BPRW and journey through Shelburne Farms as the night comes alive! We will be watching the sunset over Lake Champlain as we also listen and look for creatures who begin to stir at night. Learn about Vermont’s nocturnal flora and fauna as well as historic Shelburne Farms. Most of all come enjoy a beautiful fall evening at one of Vermont’s most beautiful places! This is a family program so any children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Thu 9/26 5:45pm-7:15pm
Thu 10/3 5:45pm-7:15pm

Movie Nights at the CORE

All Ages
$1 admission per person
O.N.E. Community Center
We’ll be hosting family movie nights in January, February and March. Admission includes fun & games, a movie, popcorn and drinks.
Stay tuned for dates!

 

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

Fitness

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 Eileen@thesafetyteam.org 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, jcotton@burlingtonvt.gov  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, jcotton@burlingtonvt.gov  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

PICK-UP Co-ed VOLLEYBALL

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 Jen@musicbloomsmusictherapy.com 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 CoolAGrist@aol.com 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 ukuleleclare@gmail.com.
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

SENIOR FITNESS

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