March 2018
Zack's Place News Letter
Thank you to Suicide 6 and Vermont Adaptive for an awesome ski season!

Zack's Place is attending the Vermont Winter Special Olympics on Tuesday March 20th at Pico Peak Ski area in Mendon, VT from 9:30A-3P

ZP has been practicing every Monday on the Green in anticipation of the Unified Winter Snow Shoe Competition with Vermont Special Olympics. You may have seen us with Woodstock Union High School Partners training each week. These practices include team meetings, stretching and a collaborative practice where partners work on their skills together. We hope you can join us for the event on March 20th! Also competing will be two incredible bi-skiers from Zack's Place. Come join the fun!
February in Review
February was another great month despite the buildup of ice around town that made our arrival and departure at ZP each day; a bit challenging…..however, as long as we had on our yak tracks, we were in good shape! We certainly had a busy month, filled with many wonderful performances all over the upper valley! We went to see “Jabber” at the HOP in Hanover, we saw two great films at Billings Farm “Tanna” and “Place” and we had the pleasure of seeing another great performance at Northern Stage, “Only Yesterday". Other field trips included, two trips to Maple Lanes bowling in Claremont, swimming at UVAC, bread making at King Arthur Flour, skiing every Tuesday at Suicide 6 with our wonderful friends at Vermont Adaptive, Pottery with Fiona at Artistree every Monday and a fabulous trip to The Frates Family Farm for “Winterfest” a day of snow shoeing, snowmobiling and a delicious cook out with hamburgers , hotdogs by chef Dail and Helen’s yummy cupcakes for dessert.                      
      At ZP We had many more wonderful programs including, fitness with Bari, dancing with Jen, singing with Kerry, music and movement with Mark and Kathleen, crafts with Kitty, games with Carl, art with Caitlin, art with Bonnie and Lolly, art with Martha and Annie, storytelling with Jools, yoga with the “fabulous five” yoga instructors (Amanda, Jamie, Lalita, Jess and Tita), nutrition with Vince, snow shoe practice every Monday, (Go Special Olympics!) and last but not least….we had our three volunteer readers, Diane Dugan, Phil Swanson and Bettyanne McGuire. A special thank you to Diane Dugan for her generous gift certificate to the Yankee Book store where several of us went on a late afternoon shopping spree! We have also started reading the book “The Wizard of Oz” which happens to be the play we are presenting in May, directed by, the one and only, famous Hollywood producer, James Sadwith!!! As you can see we have been going nonstop all month and as we begin to wind down to these last few days of February, with some warmer weather, we are starting to get excited for spring!
Josh catches a ride on the snowmobile
Sarah, Josh and Katherine having snow fun!
Otis and Brian out for a snow shoe at Winter carnival.
Zack's Place held a Winter Festival at the Frates Farm! Fun Day!
Jessica rides the snow mobile with Emmett and Norm
Snow shoeing at Winter Carnival
Learning to make bread at King Arthur Flour
Kneading dough at King Arthur
Bowling at Maple Lanes