Adult Fall & Winter Programs

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​Gentle Yoga Class


​Join Kay Boyce, Certified Yoga instructor, for this Gentle Yoga Class, with attention to good alignment, stretches and simple assists. You will build strength, tone muscle and find new flexibility. You will leave class feeling taller, more focused and lighter. This class is great for those new to yoga, challenged with an injury, or who simply want to enhance their personal yoga practice. Bring your own yoga mat and a sense of playfulness. Minimum 7, Maximum 12 participants.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 12 & October 24
Days / Time: Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Dates:

Session 1:

September 15 through October 20

​Session 2:

October 27 through December 8 (no class on November 24)
Fee: $55 / session
Location: Shelburne Town Hall



Early Morning Boot Camp


​As a group you will work with your neighbors, supporting and being supported to obtain your fitness goals. Each workout is a mix of cardio and strength training, using your own body weight as well as some small equipment. All levels of fitness are welcome! This is a fun, motivating way to get fit and a great way to kick start your day! Minimum 10 participants.
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays ​          
Session 2: November 2 through December 7         
Session 3: December12 through 21, January 2 through 25
Time: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Fee: $100.00/ session
Location: Shelburne Town Gym
Instructor: Kristin Hartley

Tai Chi for Health & Wellness

Learn a fun and relaxing, joint-safe activity shown to make an impact on your daily life. It can be done standing or sitting by just about anyone. Based on Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis program, and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation, this program is proven to improve flexibility, reduce stiffness and keep joints mobile. It can also improve concentration, memory, balance, strength, blood pressure and energy levels. Studies show that participation in tai chi can reduce recurrent falls by 70%. This class meets twice a week and pre-registration is required.
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays.
Tai Chi 1: (Beginner level): 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Dates: September 12 through October 31
Tai Chi 2: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Dates: November 2 through December 21 (no class November 23)
Fee: No charge
Location: Shelburne Town Hall
Instructor: Chris Curtis


​Adult Men’s Basketball / Program is Full and Closed


​Pick up play for men 18 & older. Program follows school calendar. Registration required. Maximum 30 participants. Register early to save your spot!
Day / Date: Monday & Wednesday, September 7 through May 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fee:  $35.00
Location: Shelburne Community School Large Gym ​​


​Adult Volleyball Recreation Program


​Coed–Pick up play. This is a recreational level program with an emphasis on fun!
Day / Time: Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Dates: September 7, 2016 through May 24, 2017**
Location: Shelburne Town Gym
Fee: $30.00
Advanced League: 3 on 3 matches with higher level play. This night is more competitive and intense.
Day / Time: Sundays 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Dates: September 11, 2016 through May 21, 2017**
Location: Shelburne Town Gym
Fee: $30.00 (Advanced league only or $35 for both leagues)
​** Some days will be unavailable or moved to Shelburne Community School due to Town Gym schedule conflicts.


​Free Senior Walking Program

Stay active and healthy during the icy and cold winter months by walking in a safe and warm environment. Please bring a pair of clean, dry soft-soled shoes with you and change before entering the gym. No registration is required. Shelburne Residents only. Schedule is subject to change. Call 802-985-9551 for updated schedule, information or check calendar on gym door.
Day / Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Dates: October 3 through March 31, 2017


​Table Tennis


​All ages and abilities are welcome. There will be informal instruction and organized play, matches.
Days / Dates: Fridays, September 9, 2016 through May 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fee: $30.00
Location: Shelburne Town Gym



​Truffle Making for the Holidays!


​Crafting beautiful chocolate truffles for holiday treats is easier than you think – and the results are decadent and delicious! Library Director Lara Keenan will show you a four-ingredient recipe for hand-made truffles and share the secrets to simple, delicious treats that anyone can make. Come learn a new holiday tradition and leave with truffles to bring home and enjoy! Minimum 2, Maximum 12 participants.
Date: Monday, November 14
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Leader: Lara Keenan, Pierson Library Director
Fee: Free! 
Location: The Wright House Community Room 75 Harrington Avenue, Shelburne.
​This class is co-sponsored by: Pierson Library, The Wright House, & Shelburne Parks & Recreation


​Dog Obedience Classes


​Develop control, teach your pet manners and gain a better understanding of your canine companion. This class helps you to be a better owner and your dog to be a better pet! Dogs must be at least 6 months old. Please note-- dogs do not attend the first class. Basic obedience training includes basic socialization, heel, sit, stay, come, down-stay and stand-stay. Maximum 16 dogs/ class. You must preregister. Kids are welcome to attend with an adult.
Days / Times: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Fee: $85.00 ($95.00 for non-resident)
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​Session 16c
​Dates:

*Mondays, November 1 to December 19, 2016

Time:

*6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. *Important note: The first class will be on Tuesday, November 1 from 5:30- pm. to 6:30 p.m.
​ (No class on Monday, November 7) ​

Session 17a    
​Dates:

Mondays, January 9 to February 20, 2017 ​​

Session 17b
​Dates:

Mondays, April 17 to June 5, 2017 (No class on May 29) ​

Location:

Outside in Town Parking Lot (or in Shelburne Town Gymnasium depending on weather)

Instructor:

James Warden, Chief of Police​


​Shotokan Karate


​For adults & kids ages 8 and up. Improve your fitness level, challenge yourself and have fun! Karate is a weaponless means of self-defense, consisting of dynamic offensive and defensive techniques, using all parts of the body to their maximum advantage. This program will help students develop physical skills such as eye hand coordination, mental focus, leadership and partnership skills while building self-confidence and character through basic Shotokan Karate Techniques. (Fee does not include required uniform.) 
Days: Thursdays
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $40.00 / session Ages: 8 years old & up
​Session Dates: 1) October 20 through December 15 (no class on Thanksgiving) 2) January 5 through February 23, 2016

​Location:

Shelburne Town Gym
Instructor: Brandon Hier.


​Technology Tutoring for Seniors

Make a one-on-one appointment with the Staff at the Pierson Library to have your technology questions answered. We will help you find answers to tech questions of all types, including (but not limited to):
​• How do I download free audiobooks or e-books?
​• How does Windows 8 work?
​• How can I send pictures to my loved ones?
​• Can you show me how to use this iPhone/smartphone/tablet/laptop/etc.?
​• How do I use FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.?
​• How do I use a mouse?
Times: ½ hour to 1 hour appointments, During Library Hours Monday, Wednesday & Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Dates: October 5 through 9, November 16 through 20, January 11 through 15; February 8 through 12
Fee: Free!
To Register: Call the Pierson Library to make an appointment during the weeks above: 802-985-5124.


​Gardening 101

Come learn the basics about smart gardening with horticulturalist Charlotte Albers, a Shelburne landscape professional who designed the gardens at the Pierson Library. There will be handouts with each class and a private garden tour following the workshop, date to be determined. Each class will cover a specific topic as described below. Pre-registration is required. A minimum of 6 students is needed to run this program.
​• Soil and Sunlight In this first session we’ll cover site analysis, soil pH and how to grow the right plant in the right place given your light conditions.
​• Trees and Shrubs Learn about the right size shrubs and trees for your home, how to screen for privacy, and add cold-hardy woody plants with four-season value.
​• Low Maintenance Perennials From spring to fall we’ll cover the top plants for Vermont gardens, focusing on easy to grow classics and some new varieties that are worth trying.
​• Invasives and More We’ll review noxious weeds, aggressive spreaders, and plants included on Vermont’s invasive species list, discuss ways to manage invasives, and discuss good alternatives recommended by the Vermont Chapter of the Nature Conservancy.
Registration Deadline: January 18, 2017
Dates: Wednesdays, January 25, February 1, 8, & 15th
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $50 (includes all 4 sessions)
Location: Town Center Activity Room
Instructor:  Charlotte Albers
 

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