Adult Programs

Green Mountain Passport
A discount program for seniors & Veterans. To be eligible for a passport, a person must be:
​ · A legal resident of Vermont and is
​ · 62 years of age or older OR
​ · A veteran of the uniformed services Use your passport for free admission to:
​ · Vermont State Parks (overnight camping and other park fees are excluded),
​ · Vermont State Historic Sites,
​ · events which are fully State sponsored.
​ To receive a Green Mountain Passport, just fill out an application at the Shelburne Town Clerk’s Office and pay a $2.00 fee.
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!
Days/Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays             
Spring Session: March 12 through April 18
Time: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Fee: $100.00/ session
Location: Shelburne Community School Gym Instructor: Kristin Hartley
Minimum Participants: 10
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 cotton blanket or large beach towel.
Minimum 6, Maximum 12 participants.                
Days/Time: Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $55/ session
Location: Shelburne Town Hall
Early Spring Session: March 15 through April 19
Registration Deadline: March 12, 2018
Late Spring Session: April 26 through May 23
Registration Deadline: April 23, 2018
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.
Tai Chi 1: (Beginner) Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with Lee Sheridan-Orr
Tai Chi 2 & 3: (Intermediate) Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with Chris Curtis
Sun 73: (Advanced) Monday and Wednesday 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. with Chris Curtis
Dates: March 19 through May 14
Fee: No charge
Location: Shelburne Town Hall
Instructor: Chris Curtis
Tai Chi Yang Family (Snake Style)
​and Modified Arthritis 1&2:
People who are familiar with and have some prior knowledge of this style Tai Chi are invited to join this informal group to practice together. Please note this is not an instructional class, but rather an ongoing supportive group.  No registration is needed.
Days: Thursdays 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dates:  Ongoing
Fee:  No Charge
Location:  Shelburne Town Gym
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/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $40.00 / session
Ages: 8 years old through adult
Location: Shelburne Town Gymnasium
Early Spring Session: March 8 through April 26, 2018
Late Spring Session:  May 3 through June 21
Instructor:  Brandon Hier 
Adult Volleyball Recreational 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 6 through May 30, 2018 Location: Shelburne Town Gymnasium**
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 10 through May 27, 2018** Location: Shelburne Town Gymnasium 
Fee: $30.00 (Advanced league only or $35 for both leagues) ** Some days will be unavailable or moved to SCS due to Town Gym schedule conflicts.
Table Tennis
Ages 16—99 and all abilities are welcome to enjoy the informal instruction, organized play and competitive matches. Come join the fun! 
Day: Fridays
Date: June 1st to August 31st
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fee: $15.00 (for summer session)
Location: Shelburne Town Gymnasium
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 gymnasium door.
Days/ Times: Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Dates: November 27 through March 30, 2018
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 technology questions of all types, such as:
*How do I download free audiobooks or ebooks? * *How does Windows 8 work?
* 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
Fee: Free!
To Register: Call the Pierson Library to schedule an appointment: (802) 985-5124
Shelburne Dog Park Committee Special Event Series:
​ Join the Shelburne Dog Park Committee for free presentations on a variety of interesting topics! Presentations will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in Meeting Room 1 of the Town Office Building. Please, no dogs, just humans! No need to register in advance. For more information, please contact Kay Boyce at
Friday, March 30 – Wondering If Your Dog Could Become a Therapy Dog? Learn more from the experts from Therapy Dogs of Vermont.
Friday, April 13 – Everything You Need to Know About Ticks, Lyme Disease and Leptospirosis. Presented by Shelburne vet Dr. Liam Bisson.
Wednesday, May 9 * – WOOF! Dog Communication in the Human World. Presented by Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training.
​ * Located in Town Center Activity Room, ground floor
Shelburne Community Gardens
Located at the LaPlatte Nature Center off LaPlatte Circle, the gardens offer tilled plots with water access. A limited number of plots are available for 2018 on a first come, first serve basis. Gardening agreement forms are available at the Recreation Office or call for more information. New gardeners may sign up beginning April 2nd. Plots will be ready by Memorial Day weekend.
Plot size: (Large) Approx. 600 square feet.
Cost: $40.00
Plot size: (Small) Approx. 300 square feet.
Cost: $25.00
Sorry, online registration is not available for this program due to limited space. Please register at the Recreation Office or call the office to request a Garden Registration Form.