November 2020
Useful News from Windham Parks & Recreation
Community Events
Holiday Light Parade
This year Santa and Mrs. Claus will be coming to a neighborhood near you, courtesy of our friends at Windham Fire & Rescue!

Save the date for the evening of Sunday, November 29 as we will be planning a light parade throughout the town of Windham. We will publish the parade route and starting time on our website, so that you and your family can plan to enjoy the lighted vehicles and wave hello to our favorite North Pole residents!
Thank you for a great Halloween!
Ski Programs
Shawnee Peak Night Season Pass
Windham Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer Night Season Passes to Shawnee Peak at a discounted rate!

When: Night skiing starts at 3:30pm Monday-Saturday (and holiday Sundays). A Night Skiing Season Pass offers unlimited night skiing and riding
Fee: $205
Dates: Passes may be ordered from October 14 – November 25
Where: Passes may be picked up at the Shawnee Peak Guest Services Office once our sales have closed, available in mid-December.

Pass sales CLOSE at 4 pm on Wednesday, November 25—don’t miss out!
Shawnee Peak Friday Ski Program
New for 2020 - ski or ride all day on most Fridays the mountain is open!

When: Friday Ski Program passes are valid all day on Fridays, except for Friday 2/19.
Fee: $185 for a Friday Ski Pass

5 weeks of lessons are available as part of the Friday Ski Program!

When: Hour-long lessons will begin 1/8 starting at 10:30 am and run for 5 consecutive weeks.
Fee: $280 for Friday Ski Pass AND lessons

No transportation available - Registration closes December 1st at 4 pm.
Windham Recreation Ski Days at Shawnee Peak
We have 3 days this winter where Windham families can pre-register for a discounted lift ticket and rentals!

Dates: January 13, February 10, and March 10
Fee: $40 for a one-day lift ticket or $65 for lift ticket and ski/snowboard rental

Sales for each Windham Recreation Ski Day will close the Friday prior to the scheduled ski day; no additional tickets may be purchased through our
department after that date.
Please Note: Available for 2020 Friday Ski Program and Night Season Pass - Season Pass Protection for $25 per pass! Season Pass Protection guards your financial investment against an unplanned occurrence that stops you from using your season pass due to injury, sickness, military deployment or relocation.
Youth Programs
Creative Kiddie Craft Time
Children ages 2-5 and their adult caregivers are invited to craft and create together! This is spinoff of the previous popular “Seasonal Creations” program, updated to allow us to comply with health protocols. Moms and dads, grandparents, babysitters, aunts and uncles… All are welcome to join us at Town Hall for Turkey Hand Paintings with all supplies provided.

Space is limited by our facility capacity; participants will need to wear masks to enter and exit, but masks are not required while seated at your family’s craft table.
Dates: Wednesday November 18 or Thursday November 19
Time: 10 am - 11am
Location: Windham Town Hall Gym
Fee: $5 per child
North Pole Hotline
Hey kids, Santa and Mrs. Claus want to know what is on your Christmas list!

The North Pole Hotline is an opportunity for preschoolers through 3rd graders to receive a personal phone call from Santa Claus through a special “hotline” connected to the North Pole. This free program is sponsored by Windham Parks and Recreation in cooperation with local volunteers

Registration will be available from Monday, Nov 9th through Monday, Dec 7th.
Senior Programs
Weekly Shopping
Join Windham Parks & Recreation every Thursday morning to go shopping in North Windham. This program is FREE and for seniors who can't drive or get to a store on their own. Due to the limited number of people that can be on the bus at one time, participants are required to call our office and reserve your spot between Monday - Wednesday of that week. The route and the times that you may have to remain at a given store may vary slightly each week based upon the number of participants that reserve a spot. Call us at 892-1905 to reserve your spot. 
Monthly Lunches
We are offering curb-side “to go” meals with the pick-up location at Town Hall, outside the gym door. Or come join us for lunch, conversation and games in the Town Hall gym. Due to the limitations caused by COVID-19, there will be a maximum number of people allowed in the gym (with safety measures being in place). Registration is required for both options.
Date: Friday November 20
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: $10
Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Meal provided by Amato's
Community Programs
2020 Autumn Photo Contest
Have you captured that special moment with your child enjoying a lovely autumn day, snapped a photo of your pet frolicking in the leaves, or found that perfect photo opp to capture the beauty of autumn in Maine? We would love to showcase your photograph!

Categories: Family, Nature, Pets & Youth Photographer (under 18)
Contest opens on Monday, September 21.
All entries must be received by Friday, December 4 at 3:30pm.
How to Enter
  • Online by visiting to register and upload your photo.
  • Via postal mail by mailing a completed registration form and a hard copy of your photo.
  • In person at the Parks & Recreation office weekdays from 8:00am-3:30pm.
All Photographs Should
  • Be taken between September 2019 and present day.
  • Be taken somewhere in Maine.
  • Depict an autumn theme or image.
*New* No more than 3 photo entries per person, per category.
Complete contest guidelines are available on our website.
2020 Windham Geocache Adventure!
Looking for a fun activity to try during your next hike on Windham's trails? Let’s go geocaching! Geocaching is a real-life treasure hunting game that uses GPS-enabled devices and GPS coordinates to find hidden treasures called geocaches.

We’ve hidden geocaches at four local parks and preserves: Donnabeth Lippman Park, Lowell Preserve, Mountain Division Trail, and Black Brook Preserve. Each cache contains location-specific wooden nickels. Hit the trail and see if you can find them all!

Ends Monday, November 30 - no pre-registration is required!