News From the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department

To view and register for programs you can come to the Parks & Recreation office, 120 South Street or online at www.vernon-ct.gov. Any questions, please contact the office at 860-870-3520.

Mother’s Day Dash

The Vernon Parks & Rec. Dept. will be sponsoring the 41st Annual 5K Mother’s Day Dash on Sunday, May 11th. The start and finish will take place in Henry Park. There are 17 different age divisions and a special mother-daughter, mother-son division. The top three in each division will receive prizes. There will be a free raffle for all runners that stay for the awards ceremony. Live family entertainment will be provided throughout the race. There will be plenty of water, bagels, and fruit available to the runners. Race proceeds will benefit the Vernon Teen Center, the Police Explorers, and the Robert J. Bonadies Scholarship Fund at RockvilleHigh School. For further information, please contact Bruce Watt at 860-870-3520.

49th Annual Fishing Derby

Sponsored by: Jt’s flyshop; Union, CT and Vernon Parks & Rec. Saturday, May 3, 2014 8 a.m.-11 a.m. (Rain date: May 4th). 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.  The John M. Gessay Award will be presented to the participant who catches the heaviest trout.

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 both mind and body feel restored and rejuvenated. Classes are appropriate for all ages, levels of ability, and belief systems. Please wear loose clothing and bring a mat or towel for extra comfort. Thursdays: April 24 -May 29, 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Vernon Teen Center Fitness Room. Fee: Res. $50, Non-Res. $55.

This information was submitted by Amy Locandro.

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