Online registration for the Recreation Departmentâ€™s Winter programs begins Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Residents must have an account with Activenet in order to register for any Recreation Department programs, (except Turkey Trot), regardless if they register online or walk-in. Go to activenet.active.com/duxburyrecreation to create an account, sign up for programs and check availability of programs.
Come into the Recreation office, 22 Washington St., Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for help setting up an account, or call the office at 781-934-7034. Walk-in registrations will be accepted beginning Nov. 8 at the Girl Scout House. No registrations accepted at office before that date. Walk-in registration hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be a Wednesday night registration at the Recreation office on Nov. 10 from 6-8 p.m. There is a $10 late fee charged to any registration taken after Nov. 12.
WINTER BASKETBALL: This eight-week program is available to boys and girls in grades 3 through 8, beginning Dec. 13 and ending Feb. 19. Teams are coached by parent volunteers. Anyone wishing to volunteer coach, indicate on registration form. There is a once-a-week evening practice. Games are held in Duxbury on Saturday between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Coachâ€™s meeting is Monday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. Fee is $75.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: For boys and girls in grades 9 through 12. This program takes place on Saturdays at DMS, beginning after Christmas vacation. Fee is $75.
SMALL BALL: This program takes place on Sundays at the Duxbury High School gym beginning Jan. 9 and continuing through Feb. 13. Kindergarten takes place from 10-10:45 a.m. Grades 1-2 takes place from 11 a.m.-12 noon. Small Ball is a fun introduction to the game of basketball. Children will participate in drills that teach them footwork, passing, dribbling and shooting in addition to playing games. Instructor: Billy Curley, Former Duxbury High School state champion, Boston College Hall of Famer, retired NBA veteran, and current head coach of the boys varsity basketball team at Thayer Academy. Fee for this program is $125.
34th ANNUAL TURKEY TROT ROAD RACE: Register on race day only. The Recreation Department will once again hold its annual Turkey Trot Road Race on Nov. 20, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This is a 4.3 mile race. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Duxbury Middle School cafeteria. The race will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Please being a canned good and/or non-perishable food item for the local food bank. Fee is $10. Cash or check accepted.
AFTER SCHOOL ATHLETICS: The Recreation Department will once again offer its After School Athletics program for the second semester of the school year beginning the week of Jan. 3 and continue through June 9. Classes meet as follows: Grade 3, Monday; Grade 4, Tuesday; Grade 5, Thursday; Grade 3-5, Wednesday. This program is offered to boys and girls grades 3 through 5. These groups meet once a week for one hour of organized activities from 2 p.m.â€“3 p.m. at the Alden gym. Fee for this program is $80.
COOKING FOR KIDS: This six-week program will be offered to children ages 7-12 and will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Girl Scout House. Two sessions will be offered: Session I is Nov. 16 â€“ Dec. 21. Session II is Jan. 4 â€“ Feb. 8. Focus of the program will be to introduce children to the fun of cooking. At the conclusion of the program, each child will take home their own cookbook which they will have created on a week to week basis. Fee for this program is $85. (Includes all food supplies and cookbook).
ADULT YOGA: This program will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 4 and continuing until Jan. 13. The classes will consist of warm-up movements and gentle stretches, hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and guided relaxation. Continued study possible at completion of the classes. Classes will take place at the Whiddenâ€™s School of Fitness in Marshfield. Fee for this program is $45.
MEDITATION: For men and women ages 15 and up. Sundays Jan. 9-30, 7-9 p.m. Classes will be theoretical and experiential and are open to all levels. Teacher: Eileen Shaw (see whiddenschool.com for bio and directions). Classes held at: Whidden School of Fitness Inc. 822 Webster St Marshfield. There is no fee for this program.
WRESTLING: For boys grades K-8. Sunday Jan. 9-30, 4:30- 5:15 p.m. for Kindergarten- Grade 4 and 4:30-5:30 p.m. For Grades 5-8. Classes emphasize stretching, strengthening, and endurance while learning sport wrestling skills. Teachers: Roger Whidden and Andrew Chin. Classes held at Whidden School of Fitness. Fee for this program is $45 (uniform required, $30 at WSFI 15 minutes prior to first class).
GIRLS KARATE KIDS: This program is offered for girls in grades K-5. Classes take place on Saturdays from 10:10-11 a.m., beginning Jan. 8 and continuing until Jan. 29. Classes combine Yoga, basic self-protection and cardio Kung Fu conditioning in a fun and creative environment. Fee for this program is $45. Uniform required, $30 at WSFI.
CO-ED KARATE: For boys and girls grades K-8. Program takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm, January 5th thru January 14th. Classes combine yoga, basic self protection, and cardio Kung Fu conditioning in a fun and creative environment. Classes held at Whidden School of Fitness Inc. Fee for this program is $45. Uniform required, $30 at WSFI. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the first class.
ICE SKATING: For ages 3 years thru adult. These seven-week introduction to skating classes at The Bog in Kingston consist of a 40-minute lesson and 10-minute practice. Available dates and times as follows: Wednesday 10 a.m., Tots 3-6 years old and adults, Jan. 5 â€“ Feb. 16, March 2 â€“ April 13; Thursday 1 .p.m., Tots 3-6 years old, Jan. 6 â€“ Feb. 17, March 3 â€“ April 14; Saturday 10 a.m., all ages, Jan. 8 â€“ Feb. 19, March 5 â€“ April 16; Thursday 5 p.m., all ages, Jan. 6 â€“ Feb. 17, March 3 â€“ April 14. Please bring fitted and sharpened skates, hockey or bike helmet and gloves to each class. Hat, snow pants, elbow pads and knee pads are recommended. Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class. Fee for this program is $125.
FEBRUARY VACATION ACTING WORKSHOP: This program will be available to children ages 6-15 and take place during February vacation (Feb. 22-25) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Duxbury High School Auditorium. The workshop will be conducted by the South Shore School of Performing Arts in which participants will receive acting instruction and direction during an intense seven hour a day workshop, finishing the week with a full-scale production of â€œCamp Rock II.â€ Fee for this program is $160.
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK CLIMBING: This is an eight-week program for boys and girls ages 7-15 through adult. Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of indoor rock climbing and be given the knowledge and skill to take it to the next level. Instruction given by certified belayers, with all equipment provided. Adult courses include belay certification. Classes take place at Lighthouse Fitness, Court St. Plymouth. There are two sessions offered: Session I is Jan. 12 â€“ March 9 (No class February vacation). Session II is March 16 â€“ May 11 (No class during April vacation). Children ages 7-15, Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. Adults ages 16-plus, Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. Fee for this program is $120