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Free TENNIS Play Day Fest 

Wednesday June 17, 10am-noon

A fun day young and old!

Tennis Court at Memorial Field, behind the Bradford Academy on Doe Meadow Rd

  • Experience different tennis activities
  • Various play formats, including team play
  • Fun atmosphere with refreshments and prizes
  • All ages and skill levels are welcome

For more information, contact <recreation@bradford-vt.us>  802-222-4727 ext 310,                   Bob Illingworth <illingworthbob@yahoo.com>

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COVERED BRIDGES HALF-MARATHON
  • POMFRET-WOODSTOCK-QUECHEE

    Run for a good cause on June 7th

    Health Connections of the Upper Valley, a non-profit organization that focuses on developing healthy communities, is helping to sponsor this year’s Covered Bridges Half Marathon.

    Their website:  www.myhealthconnections.org. If you have additional questions, please contact Cathy Hazlett, Executive Director, at cathy@myhealthconnections.org .

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Tie-Dying Activity:

Sunday May 31, 1-3pm, at Elizabeth Park.  All ages welcome

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring a shirt or handkerchief, socks or linen towel–anything cotton. We have 9 colors of the rainbow of really good dyes. There are 5 t-shirts of each kid-size, and many adult sizes, if you don’t have something to dye, plus some large cotton dish towels. ($3 each to cover cost). Donations welcome to help fund the Bradford Recreation summer kayaking and tennis programs.

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Swap-It Info Mixer for leaders of organizations in Bradford and surrounding towns:  let’s come together to Coordinate, Collaborate, Communicate and Create a Community Calendar—Feb 17 at 6:30 at Top of the Block, Richardson Building, Main St, Bradford.  The flyer is below

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Winter activities:

EASTMAN TRAILS DAY      Sunday, February 8, 2015       10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Join us for an exploration of the Eastman Trail System!

Cross country ski clinics for beginners and advanced skiers, naturalist snowshoe hikes, family races, VINS live bird presentation, skating, fat tire bike demos, and events for kids.

Come celebrate winter at one of the premier cross country and winter trails facilities in the region – the Eastman Cross Country Ski Center.
WRIGHTS MOUNTAIN WINTER SNOWSHOE Feb 7, with music at Summer Street Music Series in the evening    Saturday, Feb 7 Parks and Recreation is having a snowshoe hike on Wrights Mtn at noon (meet at the Wrights Mountain trailhead on Wrights Mtn Rd at noon).

  GIRLS SPORTS DAY invitation Jan 31:

In celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day, Dartmouth is excited to host a multi-sport clinic for girls on Saturday, January 31 from 10 a.m.-noon in Leverone Fieldhouse. The event is free, open to all girls in grades K-8, and will give participants the opportunity to learn about and try a variety of sports with instruction from Dartmouth student-athletes and coaches.

Each participant receives a complimentary ticket to the Dartmouth women’s basketball game vs. Yale on Friday, February 6 and the Dartmouth women’s hockey game vs. Yale on Saturday, February 7.

To register for the clinic, visit www.DartmouthSports.com/NGWSDclinic.

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Winter hike on Wrights Mtn on Saturday Feb 7, at noon.

Meet at the Wrights Mtn Trail head on Wrights Mtn Rd :  Snowshoe Hike on Wrights Mtn at noon, then potluck and music at Jennifer Grossi ‘s at 6pm (30 Summer St, Bradford)—bring your snowshoes, instruments, potluck…

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BRADFORD 250th Winter Carnival

The Bradford250 Commission presents the

Kick Off Event of the 2015 Celebration

Winter Carnival 250th

Friday—Sunday ~ Jan 30-31, Feb 1

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GIRLS SPORTS DAY invitation Jan 31:

In celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day, Dartmouth is excited to host a multi-sport clinic for girls on Saturday, January 31 from 10 a.m.-noon in Leverone Fieldhouse. The event is free, open to all girls in grades K-8, and will give participants the opportunity to learn about and try a variety of sports with instruction from Dartmouth student-athletes and coaches. www.DartmouthSports.com/NGWSDclinic.

SKATE ON LAKE MOREY SUNDAY JAN 25 AT 2PM

CAMPFIRE for TEENS:   Friday, 1/2/2015

Facebook page:  Bradford Parks Rec
802-333-3549         802-274-0810 cell

ZUMBA:  12/29:  Josie Gundy <josiegun@gmail.com>  Certified Zumba Instructor

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(The Wrights Mountain hike on Nov 9 was fabulous!  We would like to have one hike per season, (snowshoeing in the winter)–stay tuned.  Come one, come all!


Sunday, Nov 16    PARKS WORK-DAY—VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 11am-3pm, to spread mulch at Elizabeth Park, put away the picnic tables at the waterfall, and build a split rail fence by the gazebo.

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Sunday, November 23,  Turkey Trot
2nd Bradford Turkey Trot, Sunday, November 23rd. Click for for additional information
Proceeds from the event will support the Bradford Food Shelf
Tina Towle at 802-222-5550 or Towlec67@hotmail.com**Event subject to change pending severe inclement weather
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Sunday, November 9, 2014, 11-3pm,  Bradford Parks and Recreation is planning a HIKE for all, on Wrights Mountain.

There will be a family hike, as well as a faster, longer active hike.  We are planning to have hot chocolate, and hopefully s’mores, and a time to meet with Bonna the new Recreation Director, to talk about recreation activities, your interests, what you like to do, what you would like to see happen.

Please wear orange, or bright colors,  and stay on the trails.
If you would like to co-lead a hike that day, have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact <bonna.wieler@gmail.com>
We will start the hike at the Wrights Mountain Road access.

Maps

Wright’s Mountain & Devil’s Den Map View MapView Map

DIRECTIONS TO DEVIL’S DEN TRAILHEAD PARKING From Bradford’s only traffic light at the intersection of Routes 5 & 25, head on Route 25 West for 4 miles. Turn right onto Chase Hollow Road. Travel approximately 1.25 miles, and the parking area is on the left.

DIRECTIONS TO WRIGHTS MT TRAILHEAD PARKING From Bradford’s only traffic light at the intersections of Routes 5 & 25, head on Route 25 West for 5.2 miles. Turn right onto Wrights MT Road. Go approximately 2.4 miles to the height of the land; parking area is on the right.