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Programs and Events

that you don't want to miss!

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Youth Fall Programming

Come down to the "range" with Melinda Hardt and learn to shoot with a bow and arrow! Archery is a skill that can be used practically for hunting or fishing or just as some recreation and to test your skills. For this beginner's course, participants will learn to shoot with a recurve bow. They will also learn range safety, range setup, basic equipment setup and use, scoring, and steps of shooting.

Wednesdays for 4 Weeks. R $70 | NR $75 Ages 7+ Register Here

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Transform your game with Rise to the Top (RT3) for a fun experience in the game of basketball. The organization's motto is to promote positive sports experience that will teach lifelong lessons through personal growth and healthy competition. The beginner group will focus on the fundamentals, skill development, good sportsmanship and fun.

Saturdays for 3 weeks. R $35 | NR $40 Ages 7-12 Register Here

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of creativity! Artist Jackie Rivers will provide step by step instruction through out each event so that kids can learn, create, and most importantly have fun! Kids with have fun painting tic-tac-toe boards and wooden scarecrows for some festive fall themed events! No experience required. Everything included.

R $25 | NR $30 Grades 2-12 Register Here

October (Fri) - Painted tic-tac-toe | November (Wed) - Wooden Scarecrow!

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Preschool Fall Programming

Soccer Sparks offers age-appropriate soccer classes for kids in a low pressure, high skill learning environment. The Soccer Sparks approach utilizes fun and games so that children develop a passion for soccer without the stress of competitive play. Taught by USSF Nationally Certified coaches, Soccer Sparks' “all-ball” training techniques help kids meet their maximum potential while emphasizing fair play and enjoyment of the sport. 

Fridays for 4 Weeks. R $44 | NR $50 Ages 2-5 (Pre K Only) Register Here


Adult Fall Programming

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Alex Grist will be teaching American Sign Language 1 via Zoom this fall! Sign language can broaden your communication skills, stimulate your senses, and increase your ability to be expressive. It can also open doors! It is an excellent tool for learning and communicating. Whether you are looking to work as an interpreter or just want communicate with deaf friends this is the place to start! You will learn general fingerspelling, vocabulary, signing, using facial expression and role playing will be emphasized. Students with some or no experience are encouraged to attend.

Wednesdays for 8 Weeks. R $75 | NR $85 Ages 18+ Register Here

Four-week Level 1 classes are for folks who have never played the ukulele or who want a refresher of the basics. It's light-hearted and fun, and we cover how to hold the uke, strum it, form chords (Am, C, D, Em, F, G & G7), and play songs. You don't have to have any musical experience for this class - just a song in your heart and eagerness to learn. After each class, I will email a class recap. (NOTE to baritone uke players: We don't cover baritone chords in this class.)

Thursdays for 4 Weeks. R $50 | NR $55 Ages 18+ Register Here

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Join us for a fun filled evening of creativity! Artist Jackie Rivers will provide step by step instruction through out each event, so sit back, relax, and create! With fun projects ranging from epoxy resin serving boards to tin planters with a lovely water scene. No experience required! Everything Included.

R $30 | NR $25 (Resin class is $10 more) Ages 18+ Register Here

September (Tues) - Tin Planters painted with a water scene and birch trees.

October (Tues)- Sap Buckets painted with a moose silhouettes.

November (Tues)- Charcuterie Board (Serving Board) with resin.

Golf at Basin Harbor


Vergennes Parks & Recreation has partnered with The Golf Club at Basin Harbor to offer group golf lessons on Tuesdays starting June 1st for Ages 18+. These lessons are geared towards adults of all abilities and is led by Head Golf Professional, Alexander Socinski, PGA. His teaching philosophy is centered around building a swing unique to the golfer and educating the student to the causes and effects of the golf swing. Ultimately, Alexander’s goal is to make golf simple and, most of all, fun.

Every Tuesday in August. R $10 | NR $12. Register Here

$35 Greens Fee

Monday - Friday After 1 PM

The Golf Club at Basin Harbor


Residents Only

Other fees are not included. Must show proof of address on your first visit.

Sam Fishman Memorial Pool

Pool Season Ends September 6th!

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Water Aerobics is a one hour class full of fun and energy! Exercises are performed in water that is between waist and chest deep and no swimming skills are needed to participate. Regardless of your age, size, or fitness level, you will find this aquatic adventure motivating and effective. Increase cardiovascular fitness, range of motion and muscle tone while using the resistance of the water to cushion the feet, ankles, knees, and back. Exercises are performed to lively music to keep you motivated and moving.

Mondays & Thursdays. R $8 | NR $10 | Pool Members: FREE Register Here.

Push to the Pavilion

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Pavilion Plans

The Vergennes Parks & Recreation Committee together with the Vergennes Partnership need your help! Phase one of our Push to the Pavilion Project is very close to meeting our goal of raising $95,000! When we do, we will be awarded another $195,000 from the Hoehl Family Foundation for our Pavilion at Veterans Memorial Park. Outdoor spaces have never been more prized, and this space offers something for everyone in our community year round! Imagine basketball games even on a rainy summer afternoon, clean ice to skate on in the winter, outdoor movie nights, an outdoor classroom space free from rain and snow, and a whole host of uses of which we have yet to dream! Opportunities abound!

Vergennes Parks & Recreation

120 Main Street

Vergennes, VT 05491

P: 802-877-1011

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