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Adult Recreation and Fitness

We aim to keep the adults of our community engaged through a variety of programming. We provide sports and fitness opportunites, life-long learning seminars and workshops, dog training classes, and running races throughout the year.

Women’s Pick Up Basketball

Join us each Tuesday night for female only, noncompetitive pick-up games for fun and fitness. Join this amazing group of women ballers to get back into shape and work on your game!

18+ / FLEMING

TUE, SEPTEMBER 6–NOVEMBER 15, NOVEMBER 29–FEBRUARY 14

7:30-9PM

$40

AMANDA DALL & VOLUNTEERS

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Over 30’s Pick-Up Hoops

Time to stretch those muscles and get in shape. Join us for pick-up basketball, fun, and fitness every Tuesday night.

30+ / ADL

TUE, SEPTEMBER 6– NOVEMBER 15, NOVEMBER 29– FEBRUARY 14

7–9PM

$40

ROBERT HAGGERTY & VOLUNTEERS

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Swish Young/Old Pickup Basketball

It's the battle of the families in this fun new Young vs Old Pickup Basketball Program.  Coach Chris McCurley and the Swish team will be hosting pick up games facilitated between HS aged players and adults/parents!

Ages 14+
Sun, October 9 - November 20
Essex High School and ADL Gyms
9-11am
$15

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Avoiding Financial Errors in a Divorce Settlement

If divorce was easy you wouldn’t be wondering if you are making the right financial decisions. We will take you through the financial world of divorce and help address questions so you can make the best financial decision in the end.

75 MAPLE STREET
FRI, DEC 9 | 10AM
FREE
JO ANN THIBAULT

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Dog/Puppy Essentials

This class shows you how to have a happy, confident, well-behaved dog. It consists of 3 important skills: practical straight-up obedience (don’t drag me down the street, come when I call, etc.), life skills (don’t jump on my friends, chill out, etc.), and understanding your dog’s body language.

Along with a simple 4-step approach for teaching your dog almost anything you'll also get a course booklet and weekly training guides; force-free training; ongoing free email/phone support after the class ends; and a student-focused instructor with 20+ years’ experience teaching people and dogs.

18+ | Maple Street Recreation Center

Sat, January 14 - Feburary 18 | 10:00-11AM or 11:15AM-12:15PM 

$165 with a dog / $65 without dog

Instructor: Deb Helfrich, Gold Star Dog Training

This class is a prerequisite for the Therapy Dog Academy class.

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Therapy Dog Academy

Prerequisite: Permission from the instructor or prior participation in a Gold Star class.

So, your dog wants to be a therapy dog? Well, we’ve got a course for that! This 6-week course gives dogs and handlers the necessary skills for not only passing the test but also for working successfully as a therapy dog team. 

18+ | Maple Street Recreation Center
Sat, November 5 - December 10 | 12:45-1:45PM

$185

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Free Snowshoe Rentals!

EJRP is proud to announce that we are offering FREE SNOW SHOE RENTALS thanks to a grant from the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. Snowshoes make winter more fun by allowing you to walk on snow-covered trails & roads. Snowshoes are available to rent at the recreation office Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. Snowshoes may be used both on and off the property and our variety of adult and kids sizes allow for everyone in the family to get a pair. We also have trekking poles available.

Give us a call at 802-878-1375 for sizing and availability!


Modern Western Square Dance

If you can walk to music, you can learn to square dance. Join us every Thursday throughout the school year to exercise our bodies and minds through square dancing. All ages and experience levels are welcome. For more information contact Susan Pierce 879-1974, sewpie@ aol.com

75 Maple Street
Thu, September 8 - May 25 | 6:30 PM

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