Houlton Rec announces February break activities

3 years ago

HOULTON, Maine — The Houlton Parks and Recreation Department will offer the following activities in February starting school vacation week. Some programs have limited space and require a registration.  To register, call the Rec Dept. at 532-1310.  Face coverings are required at all programs & activities. 

Youth Basketball Skills and Drills — This three-week program will be offered to Houlton youth at the following days and times: Friday, Feb. 12,19, and 26 for girls in Grades 5-6 at 4-4:45 p.m. or 5:15-6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 13,20, and 27 for boys in grades 5-6 at 8:15-9 a.m. or 9:30-10:15 a.m.; boys in grades 3-4 at 10:45-11:30 a.m. or 12-12:45 p.m.; girls in grades 3-4 at 1:15-2 p.m. or 2:30-3:15 p.m. This program is limited to 10 youth per time slot and is open to Houlton residents only. The cost is $30 per child.  Registration deadline is Feb. 10.

February Vacation Fun Program will be held Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 16-18 from 9-11 a.m. at the Rec Center. Grades Pre-K to Grade 6 are invited to sign up for this three-morning program.  Must have a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 children. The cost is $20 Houlton resident/$30 for non-Houlton residents. The mornings will be filled with games, crafts and contests.  Registration deadline is Feb. 10.

Red Cross Babysitter Course will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9:30-3:30 p.m. at the Houlton Rec Dept. Youth between the ages of 11-15 years of age are encouraged to sign up.  The cost is $55 per youth. This course will need a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 youths. This class will give youths the confidence, knowledge and skills to babysit infants and toddlers. Youth must bring their own lunch and drink.  Registration is required by Feb. 10.

 The Winter Sports Trailer will be open at the Houlton Community Park on the following days & times, weather permitting: Feb. 6, 10-noon and 1-3 p.m.; Feb. 7, 11-1 p.m.; Feb. 14, noon-2 p.m.; Feb. 15 through Feb. 21 from noon-2 p.m. The trailer has cross country ski packages and snowshoes for both youth and adults. These are FREE events for the public.  Pre-registration is required for the Feb. 6 and 7 dates only as it is Moosestompers weekend.  No registration is required for the other dates.  

Rec Center Walking Times for February: daily Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  except for the following dates: Closed Feb 15 and adjusted hours on February 16-18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to the school vacation break. No registration required.  Bring sneakers or soft sole shoes and a  mask.  Free to all participants.

Rec Center Open Gym Hours for youth: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. (closed Feb. 15); and Tuesday through Friday Feb. 16-19, 1-4 p.m. 

Rec Center Open Game Room Hours for youth: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 2:15-4:30 p.m. (closed Feb 15); and Tuesday through Friday February 16-19, 1-4 p.m. Youth must be in Grades 2-13 to attend the open gym and game room hours. Anyone younger must be accompanied by an adult. 

For more information call  the Houlton Rec Center at 207-532-1310.