Holiday week activities at Houlton Recreation Department

HOULTON, Maine — The following activities will be held at the Houlton Recreation Department during the school holiday vacation.

Vacation Fun Program for Grades PreK to Grade 5 will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 27 to  Friday, Dec. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Each day will be filled with games, crafts and contests. The cost to attend is $5 per child per day. Children will need to bring a lunch and drink on Wednesday and Thursday, but pizza and drinks will be provided on Friday. This program is limited to 24 youth. To register, call 532-1310 by Dec. 21.

Hot Shot Basketball Contest will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Rec Center for ages 9-15. Practice will be held at noon and the shoot off begins at 1 p.m. This event is free to all participants. Winners will qualify for the Regional Competition in Caribou in February. To register, call the Dept. at 532-1310 by Dec. 21.

The Winter Sports Trailer will be located at Houlton Community Park on Wednesday, Dec. 27 through Friday, Dec. 29, from 1-3 p.m., weather permitting. This free activity is for all Houlton area families. Those who would like to give cross country skiing or snowshoeing a try, stop by the trailer on these days.

Open gym and game room hours at the Recreation Center during the December vacation break are as follows: Saturday, Dec. 23 from 1-4 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 26, open 1-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 27, open 1-4 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 28, open 2-4 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 29, open 1-4 p.m.;  and Saturday, Dec. 30, 1-3 p.m.

Walkers Welcome. Come inside and walk this winter at the Houlton Recreation Department. Hours for walking the week of Dec. 25 are as follows: Tuesday, Dec. 26, 11a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; closed Thursday, Dec. 28 for youth programs; Friday, Dec. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring sneakers or soft soled shoes to wear. There is no cost to participate. The regular schedule of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily will resume on Jan. 2..

The Rec Center will be closed Sunday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 25, Sunday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 1. For more information on any of the above programs or activities, call the Houlton Recreation Department at 532-1310.

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