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Page Updated: 10/2/06







Vernon Parks and Recreation Department Mission Statement: This department is committed to the effective management of its parks and other facilities in which to provide positive leisure opportunities. These opportunities benefit the individual, the economy, environment, and entire community of Vernon.

The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is proud to be able to provide a variety of safe accessible, physically attractive and enjoyable, leisure time facilities and activities for Vernon residents of all ages. You are invited to enrich your recreational opportunities in your leisure time through participation in the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department.

Vernon Parks and Recreation Staff

Bruce Dinnie -------------------Director
Steve Krajewski ----------------Assistant Director
Diane Garnelis -----------------Administrative Assistant
Amy Skrzyniarz ---------------------Recreation Supervisor
David Bower --------------------Park Supervisor
Mitch Reid -----------------------Park Maintainer
Mark Lucas ----------------------Park Maintainer
Bob Arthur -----------------Park Maintainer
Daniel Diaz ------------------Park Maintainer
D. J. Lupacchino --------------------Park Maintainer
Mike Manfre -----------------------Park Maintainer

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Office Phone Number: 860-870-3520

Office Fax Number: 860-870-3525

Mailing Address: 120 South Street Vernon Connecticut 06066

Frequently Requested Phone Numbers

Rockville Little League Hans Petersen 875-1832
Vernon Little League Paul Rouleau 647-0848
Girl's Little League Softball Tim Skoly 875-2157
Vernon Youth Soccer Stu Jones 875-9408
Tri-Town Track Tony Priester 875-6929
Vernon Youth Football Tom Lake 872-8014
Youth Hockey Jim Larza 529-5295
Youth Lacrosse Bruce Gezelman 870-9461
Over 55 Softball Joe Verdon 872-4923
Junior Women's Club Nancy Sullivan 870-4047
Vernon Town Hall 870-3599
Vernon Public Works 870-3500
Vernon Animal Control 870-3558
Vernon Orioles Steve Krajewski 870-3520
Indian Valley Y.M.C.A 872-7329


REGISTRATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION

CONSIDER YOURSELF REGISTERED – if you do not hear from us. You will be notified if a change occurs or if the program is filled. You are automatically put on the waiting list and your payment returned if the class is filled at the time your registration is received. Assume classes will begin on the dates listed. If you would like a receipt, please enclose a SASE with your registration. All programs are open for registration unless otherwise noted in the program description.
INSURANCE – All persons participating in Recreation programs should carry their own personal health insurance. The Town of Vernon is not responsible for personal injuries. Participants in all Department sponsored programs participate at their own risk. Only those enrolled in the program may attend.
ADA – The Town of Vernon does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in provision of programs and services. We are committed to assuring equal access to programs, activities, and services to all individuals. If you or a family member needs assistance, please let us know when you register.
CLASSES – We reserve the right to limit class size and to cancel classes failing to meet minimum requirements. Vernon residents are given preference for all programs during the 1st week of registration. PAYMENT – Registration is not considered valid until the program fee is paid. We except cash or checks only. REFUNDS – are given only prior to the start of classes or if we cancel the program. Once an activity has started no refunds will be granted except in the case of injury, illness, or relocation. Refunds will then be given on a pro-rated basis and are under the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Director.
INCLEMENT WEATHER – In the case of inclement weather, the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel programs for the day. All decisions on programs will be made by 4:00 p.m. unless your program starts earlier. A decision will be made by 9:00 a.m. for weekend and morning programs. Please contact the Recreation Office at 870-3520. The Department will attempt to post any program cancellation information on 1080AM and WFSB Channel 3.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS – It is our policy that residents of Vernon who cannot afford to participate in programs or activities can make confidential inquiries for assistance to Bruce Dinnie, Director of Parks and Recreation (870-3520) MAILING LIST – If you would like to receive this brochure and future brochures in the mail please send a check for $3.00 to the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department. You will be placed on our annual mailing list and will receive all 3 brochures for the year.
NO CLASS DATES - Class and Programs that are not scheduled for a certain date i.e. holiday, are marked with a NC and followed by dates that the class will not meet.

Youth Programs

Dancing Tots
Attention 3-5year olds......come join the fun!!! Moms: Drop your child off with us and go enjoy some time to relax. Your child will be meeting new friends and participating in a learn to dance program where they will learn the basic steps and skills of ballet, jazz and much more! Instructor Angela Edwards. This is a 7 week program. Limit is 10 participants!

Who: Ages 3-5 Dates: Wednesday, Feb 28-April 11
Time: Class I 10-10:45am (new students) Class II 10:45-11am (experienced students)
Location: Center 375; Dance Room Fee: $28 Res $32 Non-Res

Hot Shots Contest
The Hot Shots Event is a basketball shooting contest for children ages 9-15. The event is split up by age and gender divisions and winners of each division will represent the Town of Vernon in the county Hot Shots Event. The program will be held on Jan. 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Skinner Road School. There is no fee to participate. Participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate. For more information call 870-3520.

Cheerleading Clinic
The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department will hold a cheerleading clinic for children ages 8 through 12. Participants will learn basic cheers, techniques, proper stretching, dance routine, and more. You can sign up for one or two days.

Who: Ages 8-12 Dates: Tuesday Feb 20; Thursdays Feb. 22 Time: 9am - 12 pm
Location: Center 375; Dance Room Fee: $5 per day

Lou Bazzano Pee Wee Basketball
An instructional, coed program, that teaches the fundamentals of basketball to young players using a variety of fun drills and activities designed to develop basketball skills. Class size is limited! Participants will receive a T-shirt. Instructor Joseph Powers.

ACTIVITY #1102 Saturdays Feb. 17 to March 21
WHO: Boys & Girls Grades K&1
Section A4: Girls, Grade: K&1 TIME: 9 to 9:55 a.m.
Section A5: Boys, Grade: K&1 TIME: 10 to 10:55 a.m.
WHERE: Center 375 Gym
FEE: $35 residents $40 non-residents

PEE-WEE BASEBALL
An instructional, coed program, that teaches the fundamentals of baseball to young players using a variety of fun drills and activities designed to develop skills and a love for the game. Art Wheelock and the Rockville High coaches, and their players provide instruction and discuss the importance of having fun and good sportsmanship. The program meets for six weeks. Class size is limited! Deadline April 13.

ACTIVITY #2107 Section A
WHO: Coed, Ages 5-8 WHEN: Saturdays, April 21-May 26
TIME:10 - 11 a.m. WHERE: Rockville High School Baseball Field
FEE: $30 (Residents) or $35 (Non-Residents)

Creative Expressions
This program is designed for children in kindergarten and first grade. Taught by the Performing Arts Program, children will learn theater games, concentration exercises, basic voice and speech, imagination play and much more!! All materials are included.

Who: Children grades k-1
When: Wednesdays, Feb. 7- March 28 (no class 2/21)
Time: 4 - 4:45 p.m. Where: Vernon Teen Center Fee: $90
To register call toll free 1-866-650-5841. Register on-line and save $3.00 at www.PerformingArtsPrograms.biz

Acting Classes
This program is designed for children in 2nd through 4th and 5th through 8th. Taught by the Performing Arts Program, children will learn theater games, concentration exercises, basic voice and speech, imagination play and much more!! All materials are included.

Who: Children grades 2nd-4th and 5th-8th
When: Wednesdays, Feb. 7-March 28 (no class 2/21)
Time: 5 - 6 p.m. (2nd- 4th); 6:15 -7:15 p.m. (5th - 8th)
Where: Vernon Teen Center Fee: $90
To register call toll free 1-866-650-584.Register on-line and save $3.00 at www.PerformingArtsPrograms.biz

Tennis Lessons
This program focuses on beginner to intermediate players. Players do not need to have their own tennis racquet. The instructor is Dianna Cancelleri; a former player for Stone Hill College. Class size is limited to 8

Section A Ages: 7-10 Time: 5:30-6:15pm
Section B Ages 11-17 Time: 6:30-7:15pm
Section C Ages 18 and older Time: 7:30-8:15pm

Fee: $45 Res. $50 Non-Res Location: Henry Park Tennis Courts
Dates: April 2-May 2 (No class held the week of April 14) Monday and Wednesday

Grow with me
This is a parent/child class for children ages 2 to 4 years old. Parent and child will work together to help develop child's listening and understanding skills. Skills will include learning left and right, up and down, front and back, jump and hop. Instructor: Angela Edwards

Dates: Wednesdays; February 28-April 11
Time: 9:00-9:45a.m. Location: Teen Center Dance Rm
Fee: Resident $28.00 Non-Resident $33.00

SPORTS NUTZ
Is your 3- to 5-year-old child already believe they are the next NBA Superstar or Baseball All Star, here is your opportunity to release some of that energy and enjoy their first sports experience. This instructional, coed program, teaches the fundamentals of four different sports (Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Track & Field) to young players using a variety of fun drills and activities designed to develop athletic skills and a love for the game. Program focuses on the most basic fundamentals of sport. All participants receive a t-shirt. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

ACTIVITY # 1121 Section A:
WHO: Coed, Ages 3-5 WHEN: Saturdays March 10 to March 31
Time: 11 a.m. to noon LOCATION: Vernon Teen Center
FEE: $30 Res. $35 Non-residents.

R.E.K. After School Program
The Parks and Recreation Department is offering an after school program called the R.E.K. (Recreation and Education for Kids) Program at Skinner Road School, Center Road School, and Maple Street School. The Program will be for kids K-5, Monday through Friday, starting immediately after school until 6:00 p.m. The program includes a variety of activities including homework help time, arts and crafts, reading time, physical fitness and other fun recreational activities. The R.E.K. Program will be supervised by quality and caring staff members.

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 870-3520

American Red Cross Babysitting Training
This American Red Cross training course is ideal for current or future babysitters. This course will
instruct participants on how to manage real-life problems, as well as, give tips in leadership and how to
find jobs. Registration is limited to 10 participants.

ACTIVITY #: 1100 A WHO:
Ages 11-15
WHERE: Center 375
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10 TIME: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
FEE: $60 Res; $65 Non-Res
Participants need to bring a bag lunch with them

Dragon Karate
This karate program is for children ages 5-8 years old. Martial Arts will help your child develop self-defense, selfcontrol, self-discipline and confidence. Trained instructors, under the direct supervision of Kempo Master Rod Fuller of Hidden Dragon Karate, will teach the program. Program runs for 6 weeks.

Ages 5-8 Section A: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 Section B: Feb. 28-April 4
Days: Wednesday
Time: 6-6:45 pm
Location: Center 375, Dance Room
Fee: $30 Res. $35 Non-Res

Advanced Karate
This karate program is for children ages 5-8 years old who have taken martial arts. Martial Arts will help your child develop self-defense, self-control, self-discipline and confidence. Trained instructors, under the direct supervision of Kempo Master Rod Fuller of Hidden Dragon Karate, will teach the program. Program runs for 6 weeks.

Ages 5-8 Section A: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 Section B: Feb. 28-April 4
Days: Wednesday Time: 5-5:45 pm Location: Center 375, Dance Room
Fee: $30 Res. $35 Non-Res

Preteen Karate
This karate program is for children ages 9-12 years old. Martial Arts will help your child develop self-defense, self-control, selfdiscipline and confidence. Trained instructors, under the direct supervision of Kempo Master Rod Fuller of Hidden Dragon Karate, will teach the program. Program runs for 8 weeks.

Ages 9-12 Section A: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 Section B: Feb. 28-April 4
Days: Wednesday Time: 7-7:45 pm Location: Center 375, Dance Room Fee: $30 Res. $35 Non-Res

Produce Your Own T.V. Show!!!!
Come and learn how to produce your own television show. This is 3-night class will show you how to operate your own digital video cameras, and the accessories to make your own program, which can be aired on the Vernon Comcast Public Access Channel 5, for all your friends and neighbors to see. Class is limited to 10 participants. Participants must be 8 of age or older. For beginners and intermediate, no prior video experience is needed. Our friendly staff is there to help you get started and they will be there to help you finish.

WHO: Vernon Residents Ages 8 and older
WHERE: Community Voice Channel 105 Notch Rd; Bolton CT
When: Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 Time: 6:00 pm- 8:00pm

PRESCHOOL FITNESS
The focus of this program is to get children involved in physical activity at an early age. Classes include exercise, dance, body awareness, and fun games. Motor and listening skills will also be emphasized. Parents must participate in the Age 2 class. This is a program that runs in six-week sessions. Instructor Mrs. Pat.

When: Fridays Session 1: Jan.5- Feb. 9 Session 2: Feb. 16-Mar 23
Time: Mom and Tots (ages2 & 3) 9:30am –10:15 am
Ages 3-5 10:15 am-11:00 am
Location: Center 375; Dance Room Fee: $24

Camps

Summer Highlights and Camp Newhoca are open to children ages 6-12. Summer Highlights sites include Center 375, Henry Park, and Valley Falls. The program offers a variety of structured activities. Bus transportation if provided, please circle bus stop on registration form. Kiddie Camp is open to children ages 4-5 and runs 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Teen Camp is open to children 13-15. During Session 6, Teen Camp will either have an additional field trip or have the opportunity to go to an overnight camp sight. All campers in each camp will receive a camp t-shirt.

SESSIONS
Session 1: June 25 - June 29 Session 5: July 23 - July 27
Session 2: July 2 - July 6 Session 6: July 30 -August 3
Session 3: July 9 - July 13 Session 7: August 6 - August 10
Session 4: July 16 - July 20 Session 8: August 13 -August 17

HOURS
Center 375 and Henry Park: 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Valley Falls and Camp Newhoca: 9:00a.m. to 3:30p.m.
Teen Camp: 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Kiddie Camp: 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.

BUS TRANSPORTATION: You may only use the schedules that coincide with the camp you are attending. There are NO alterations in the bus schedule. If you are being picked up at Maple Street School or Center 375, you may ONLY attend Summer Highlights at Center 375 or Henry Park. If you are being picked up at Lake Street School or Valley Falls, you may only attend
Summer Highlights at Valley Falls or Camp Newhoca.

BUS SCHEDULE: For Highlights Center 375 and Henry Park
This is an extension to the summer camp day for both Camp Newhoca and Summer Highlights. Camp Newhoca and Valley Falls

MORNING SCHEDULE
8:30a.m. Pick up at Maple Street School 8:45a.m. Drop off/pick up at Center 375 9:00a.m. Drop off at Henry Park

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE
3:00p.m. Depart Henry Park 3:15p.m. Drop off/pick up at Center 375 3:45p.m. Drop off at Maple Str. School.

BUS SCHEDULE: Newhoca and Valley Falls:

MORNING SCHEDULE
8:30a.m. Pick up at Lake Str School 8:45a.m. Drop off/pick up at Valley Falls 9:00a.m. Drop off at Camp
Newhoca

AFTERNOON SCHEDULE
3:30p.m. Depart Camp Newhoca 3:45 p.m. Drop off/pick p at Valley Falls 4:00p.m. Drop off at Lake Str School

FEES:
Summer Highlights:
Before May 7: Residents: $45 Non-Residents: $50
On and after May 7: Residents: $50 Non-Residents: $55

Camp Newhoca:
Before May 7: Residents: $70 Non-Residents: $75
On and after May 7: Residents: $75 Non-Residents: $80

Kiddie Camp:
Before May 7: Residents: $55 Non-Residents: $60
On and after May 7: Residents: $60 Non-Residents: $65

Teen Camp:
Before May 7: Residents: $75 Non- Residents: $80
After May 7: Residents: $85 Non- Residents: $90

Extended Day
This is an extension to the summer camp for both Camp Newhoca and Summer Highlights. Camp New Hoca and Valley Falls will hold their extended hours at Valley Falls. Center 375 and Henry Park will hold their extended hours at Center 375. Participants of Newhoca and Henry Park will be bused to their camp location in the morning and will be returned to the extended campsite in the afternoon.
Morning Schedule: 7:30a.m. - start of camp
Afternoon Schedule: end of camp - 6:00p.m.

Fee: A.M. Only Residents: $22.50Non-Residents: $27.50
P.M. Only Residents: $27.50Non-Residents: $32.50
Both A.M. and P.M. Residents: $42.50Non-Residents: $47.50

Post camp
This camp is open to children 6-12 years old. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day of arts and crafts, swimming, field games, field trips and much more! There is NO bus transportation for this camp.
Monday through Friday
August 20 - August 25
7:30a.m. to 6:00p.m.
Fee: Before May 7 Residents: $90Non-Residents: $95
On and after May 7 Residents: $95 Non-Residents: $100

VACATION CAMP

Nothing to do over your vacation break? Join us for an awesome vacation extravaganza. This exciting camp is for girls and boys in grades 1-5. Each day, participants will have the chance to play games, make crafts, watch movies and much more. Children must bring their own lunch and beverage each day. Snack will be provided.

WHO: Children in grades k- 5
WHEN: February vacation, Feb. 19-23, April vacation, April 16-20
WHERE: Vernon Teen Center
TIME: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. FEE: $25 per day

Family Programs

Family ice fishing clinic
The Vernon Parks & Recreation Department will sponsor a "Family Ice Fishing Class" at the Teen Center on Rt. 30 on Wednesday, January 24 between 6:30pm-8:30pm. The class will be conducted by certified CT Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Aquatic Resources Education instructors. It will be a classroom environment that will teach students about, equipment, bait, techniques, terminology, rules and regulations as well as ethics and sportsmanship and where to fish and what you might catch. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. The class is FREE of charge. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. To pre-register for class call the Vernon Parks & Recreation Department at 870-3520.

BRONX ZOO
Enjoy your April vacation with a trip to the Bronx Zoo in New York! Travel on a luxurious coach bus to and from the city. Arrive at the zoo and prepare to spend the day exploring all the zoo has to offer. An adult must accompany children under the age of 18. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

ACTIVITY #: 2102 A
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18 FEE: $35 Res. $40 Non-Res.
DEPARTURE: From Union Street at 8 a.m.- Return at 5:45 p.m. (Union Congregational Church)
From Center 375 at 8:15 a.m. - Return at 6 p.m.

TEENS Programs

Teen Center Activities
The Vernon Teen Center is open to Vernon Teens on Friday evenings from September to June. The Teen Center provides a variety of safe, supervised activities for all teens. Some of these activities include billiards, basketball tournaments, video games, dances, karaoke, band jams, and much, much more. Teens must register for a membership on their first visit.

WHO: Vernon Residents or children who attend school in Vernon
Grades 6-8.
Guests are permitted on a limited basis.

WHEN: Friday evenings from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
6th graders only on first and last Friday of the month
7th and 8th graders only on all other Fridays

FEE: $5 membership fee per year/ nightly activities vary in price

For further information and schedule of events, please contact the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department at 870-3520.

Teen Hoop League
This basketball league is for Vernon residents in grades 9-12. The league is 4 on 4 basketball with no coaches. Team captains are chosen to lead teams. Games will be officiated and played at the Vernon Teen Center. WHO: Vernon Residents Grades 9-12

WHERE: Vernon Teen Center WHEN: Saturday evenings 5 - 8 p.m. Beginning in March after the Rec. League FEE: $25

ADULT SOFTBALL

Adult Softball League
There was a record number of 57 teams in 2006. There is room for 15 more teams. Don’t be left out.
Entrance fee is $750; fee and roster for new teams is due by Feb. 24. There is no residency rule.
Games are played at Henry Park and Community Field.

Adult softball Tournament
Season Opener Tourn. (Class C,D,and E)April 14 & 15 Co-ed Summer Meltdown July 7 & 8
Cost: $200; guaranteed 3 games

For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Dept. at 870-3520.

SCRAMBLE GOLF TOURNAMENT

Golf Tournament
The Town of Vernon will be conducting their first tournament on Friday, August 24th at Twin Hills Country
Club in Coventry. Tee times will start at 10:00 am. A buffet and award presentation will take place after the tournament. The format will be a four person scramble. Cost per player is $100. For more information, please call Steve Krajewski at the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department at 870-3520.

Adult Programs

Pilates
This is a low impact aerobics program that will be sure to get you a good workout. Participants will move and tone their bodies. This is a 6-week program. Who: Adults 17+ Dates: Thursdays; January 18 - February 22 Time: 7:30 - 8:15p.m.
Fees: Residents $30 Non-Residents $35

AEROBICS
This is a low impact aerobics program that will be sure to get you a good workout. Participants will move and tone their bodies to various music while at the same time meet new friends. This is an ongoing program. This is an 6 week class.

Activity# 5200 B
Who: Adults When: Tuesdays, starting Jan. 2- Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 to March 20
Time: 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Where: Center 375, Dance Room FEE: $30Res $35
Non-Res Must Pre-register at Office or through Mail!

YOGA
Learn to relax, reduce stress, stretch, strengthen muscles and joints, and develop a more flexible body. Special attention is given to the spine, as the focus is on proper alignment, posture, and limbering up. Relaxation with deep breathing is emphasized, so that the both mind and body feel restored and rejuvenated. Classes are appropriate for all ages, levels of ability, and belief systems. Please ware loose clothing and bring a mat or towel for extra comfort. Classes meet for eight weeks. Instructor: Donna Edgarton

Activity # 4200
Who: Adults When: Thursdays, starting Feb 8- March 29
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. Where: Center 375; Dance Room
Fee: $40Res $45 Non-Res.(Space is limited to 12 participants)

Adult Karate
This karate program is for children ages 5-8 years old who have already taken martial arts. Martial Arts will help your child develop self-defense, self-control, self-discipline and confidence. Trained instructors, under the direct supervision of Kempo Master Rod Fuller of Hidden Dragon Karate, will teach the program. Program runs for 6 weeks.

Ages 17 and older
Section A: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 Section B: Feb. 28-April 4
Days: Wednesday Time: 8-9 pm
Location: Center 375, Dance Room Fee: $30 Res. $35 Non-Res

Special Events

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The First New England Federal Credit Union is proud to once again offer this event for the children of Vernon. Come and hunt for thousands of foil wrapped solid chocolate EASTER EGGS hidden by the Easter Bunny. Children ages 2-4 must be accompanied by an adult during the event. Pictures with the Easter Bunny are available for $2, proceeds to benefit the Vernon Teen Center. No pre-registration required!

WHO: Children ages 2-8
WHERE:Henry Park
WHEN: Friday, April 6 (Rain Date Sat. April 7)
Age 2: 9:45 a.m. Softball Field Ages 3-4: 10:15 a.m. Softball Field
Ages 5-6: 9:30 a.m. Baseball Field Ages 7-8: 10 a.m. Baseball Field

A Night of Comedy
The 4th annual Town of Vernon Comedy Night will be held on Friday, April 13 at the TKB Club on Vernon Avenue, doors open at 7:00pm. The opening act starts at approximately 8:00pm with the headliner coming on the right after. Finger food provided by Stop and Shop will be served throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Office starting February 1st. The last two years, the show has sold out, so be sure to get your tickets early. Tables of 10 will be seating arrangement. For more information call the Parks and Recreation Department at 870-3520.

Mother’s Day Dash
Sunday, May 13th, race begins at 10 a.m. This 5K road race will take you throughout Rockville. Race begins and ends in Henry Park, food, beverages and entertainment will be provided after the race. Proceeds benefit the Vernon Teen Center and the Tri- Town Shelter. Pre-register by mail for $15 for adults, $10 for children. Call 870-3520 to request a registration form. Major Sponsor of this event is the Journal Inquirer and Nerac. This year there will be a special race for children!!!

42nd Annual Fishing Derby
Sponsored by Mike Royce former owner of A&B Sports Shop. Saturday, May 5th, 8:00am to 11:00am (Rain date May 6th). Valley Falls Pond will be stocked with plenty of trout, take this opportunity to introduce your children (Ages 15 and under) to fishing when the odds are stocked in their favor. No charge for residents, $3 for non residents. Prizes will be given to the top 3 in each division.

Waite Cultural Arts Series
The Parks and Recreation Department and Fredrick Waite are proud to bring you another great cultural arts series. All Concerts will be held at the Vernon Senior Center in the upstairs hall. For more information on the concerts, please contact the Recreation Office at 870-3520.

Waite Cultural Series Schedule
Saturday, January 13 - Music of Stan Scott
Saturday, February 10 - Big Band Sounds of the 40’s
Saturday, March 10 - Irish to the Last Drop

Boston Red Sox Trip
Come and enjoy an exciting game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston. You will have plenty of time before the game to enjoy sightseeing, shopping and more in Boston. Game time is tentatively set at 7 p.m. Cost includes game ticket and coach bus transportation. An adult must accompany children under age of 18. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When: Saturday, September 1
Time: Departure at 12:30p.m. from Center 375 and will return at approximately 12:00a.m.
Fee: $70 for Vernon Residents $75 for Non-Residents

Fireworks Sponsorship
The annual fireworks will be held on Monday, July 2. The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting donations from individuals and businesses for this event. For details, contact the office at 870-3520.


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