Fall 2019 Programs

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Fall Brochure Programs:

Kids Cake/Cupcake Decorating Classes

CUPCAKE DECORATING - RAINBOW STUFFED

WHO:  Ages 8 and up

WHEN:  Saturday, September 28

TIME:  9:00-10:30am.

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:  $16.00/participant - Residents

$18.00/participant - Non-Residents

(Min. for class = 3; Max. for class= 7)

In this class you will learn to make rainbow- colored buttercream and use different piping tips to frost and stuff 6 cupcakes .  Cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles and all of the tools you need to decorate with will be provided for you to use in class.  Containers will also be provided for kids to take their cupcakes home in.

TO REGISTER:  Registration deadline:  Monday, September 23

 

CUPCAKE DECORATING - MONSTERS

Furry Monster cupcakes by American Dream Cakes, Inc

 WHO:  Ages 8 and up

WHEN:  Saturday, October 19

TIME:  1:00-2:30pm.

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:  $16.00/participant - Residents

$18.00/participant - Non-Residents

(Min. for class = 3; Max. for class= 7)

In this class you will learn to make colored buttercream and use different piping tips to frost 6 cupcakes .  Cupcakes, frosting, candy toppings and all of the tools you need to decorate with will be provided for you to use in class.  Containers will also be provided for kids to take their cupcakes home in.

TO REGISTER:  Registration deadline:  Monday, October 14.

 

CAKE DECORATING FOR KIDS - COOKIES AND CRÈME CAKE

Cookies and Cream Cake - tall layer cake on a silver cake stand | From SugarHero.com

 WHO:  Ages 10 and up

WHEN:  Saturday, October 19

TIME:  9:00-10:30am

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:  $20.00/participant - Residents

$23.00/participant - Non-Residents

(Min. for class = 3; Max. for class= 7)

In this class you will learn to make cookies & creme buttercream, smooth ice a 4 tiered - 8 inch diameter cake and use piping tips .  Cake, frosting, and all of the tools you need to decorate with will be provided for you to use in class.  Cake boxes will also be provided.

TO REGISTER:  Registration deadline:  Monday, October 14.

 

CUPCAKE DECORATING - CHRISTMAS THEMED

Christmas Cupcakes        Grinch Cupcake Tutorial - Make Bake Celebrate || Christmas Cupcakes Kids Can Make: 15 Festive Holiday Treats! || Letters from Santa Blog

 WHO:  Ages 8 and up

WHEN:  Saturday, December 14

TIME:  9:00-10:30am.

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:  $16.00/participant - Residents

$18.00/participant - Non-Residents

(Min. for class = 3; Max. for class= 7)

In this class you will learn to make colored buttercream and use different piping tips to frost 6 cupcakes .  Cupcakes, frosting, candy toppings and all of the tools you need to decorate with will be provided for you to use in class.  Containers will also be provided for kids to take their cupcakes home in.

TO REGISTER:  Registration deadline:  Monday, December 9

 

 

 

 

Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

SAFE SITTER® BABYSITTING COURSE 

 

WHO: Boys and girls 11-15 years old

WHEN:  Friday, October 11

TIME: 9:00am-2:30pm

WHERE: Van Buren Park Lodge

FEE: $70/participant (Residents);   $80/participant (Non-Residents)

(Min. for class= 4; Max. # in class = 8)

Safe Sitter® teaches young teens everything they need to know to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Participants will learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who's choking, basic first aid, how to handle situations that may occur, how to prevent injuries, how to seek help when serious issues arise and helpful information like what to do if there is severe weather.

Students will need to remain on site for the entire time so each participant will need to bring the following items to class: a lunch, drink, snack, notebook and a pen/pencil.

Christmas Workshops

SANTA’S HELPERS 

 

WHO:  Children 5-11 years old

WHEN:  Saturday,  December 21

TIME:   10:00am-3:00pm.

WHERE:   Van Buren Lodge (off of Connors Road)

FEE: $16.00/child - Residents

$18.00/ child - Non-Residents

(Min # of kids = 6, Max # of kids = 15)

 

Finish your Christmas shopping and drop your kids off for 5 hours of babysitting right before the holidays.  Kids can make crafts, watch holiday movies, play games, decorate Christmas cookies, go sledding on the hill, etc.

 

Children will be required to bring their own lunch and drinks (extra snacks will be provided).  Children that wish to go sledding will also need to bring their own sleds with them.

HANDPRINT

WHO:  Anyone 3 and older

WHEN:  Saturday, December 14

TIME:  10:45am-11:30am

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:   $13.00/participant - Residents

$15.00/participant - Non-residents

(Minimum for class=3;  Max for class=6)

 

Capture a handprint that will last forever in a 3-Dimensional plaster mold.  Plaster will need to dry overnight.  Children will take the mold home for the night, along with supplies, and decorate at home.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE

WHO:  Children ages 6 and up

WHEN:  Saturday, December 14

TIME:  3:30pm - 5:00pm

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:   $11.00/child - Residents

$13.00/child - Non-residents

(Min. # of kids=6; Max # of kids=15)

 

No baking necessary! Real gingerbread pieces will be all ready to assemble and decorate without the mess of baking. Kids will be have icing, assorted candies, decorating bags and tips and a cardboard base to decorate with.  We will be watching Christmas movies while assembling and decorating  our houses.

 

DECORATE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS PLATE

WHO:  3 year olds and up

WHEN:  Saturday, December 21

TIME:  4:00-4:30pm

WHERE:  Van Buren Park Lodge  (Connors Road)

FEE:   $10.00/child (Min. # of kids=6; Max # of kids=15)

Do your kids leave cookies for Santa?  Kids can decorate their own holiday plate, for Santa this year -  they are fun to do and will be a real keepsake.   Or give as a special gift for that special person on your holiday list.  After decorating the plate, kids will finish by decorating some of their own cookies to take home.

 

MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS  ORNAMENTS/DECORATIONS

WHO:  Children ages 5 and up    (younger children may sign up but only if  accompanied by an adult!)

WHEN:  Saturday, December 14

TIME:  12:30-3:00pm

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:   $21.00/child - Residents

$24.00/child - Non-residents

(Min. # of kids=6; Max # of kids=15)

Kids will create between 4 - 8 Christmas keepsakes right before the holiday season.  Crafts will include salt dough handprints, Christmas ornaments, reindeer pals, etc.

We will be watching  Christmas movies as we are making our crafts.

Please make sure your children come dressed in old clothes.

 

 

 

 

Pee Wee Wrestling - Fall Class

BALDWINSVILLE PEE WEE WRESTLING

WHO:  Boys and girls, grades 1-6, must be at least 6 to participate

WHEN:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 5-December 17 (except November 28th)

TIME:    Beginners: 6:15-7:15p.m.

Advanced:  7:15p.m.-8:30p.m.

WHERE:  Baker High School Wrestling Room

FEE:        $40/participant (no shirt);  $45/participant (with t-shirt)

(Min. for class= 15; Max. # in class = 40)

 

This program will be held in a safe and fun environment where wrestlers will learn the basic fundamentals of the sport.  With this they will learn respect for self and others, as well as discipline and self confidence.

 

If ordering a t-shirt, please indicate child’s size.  If the child needs to borrow wrestling shoes for the season, please indicate that on the form along with their shoe size.

 

 

Dog Obedience (Beginners and Manners classes) - Fall Classes

DOG OBEDIENCE - BEGINNER CLASS

 WHO:     Dogs (at least 4 mos. old) and their handler (at least 14 years old)

WHAT:  A beginner dog obedience class

WHEN:  Mondays, October 7-November 11

TIME:     6:45pm-7:30pm                

WHERE:  Van Buren Park Lodge

FEE:        Beginner - $50.00/participant (Residents);  $55.00/participant (Non-Resident)

(Min. in class = 3,  Max. in class = 8)

 

BeginnerThis class will cover basic obedience training, so handlers can have fun with their dogs!  Includes: heeling, stand, come, sit-stay and down-stay.

NOTEThose registered need to bring proof of Rabies, DHL and Parvo inoculations to first class.  You will also need to bring a six-foot lead and training collar to class (beginners) and a 10 foot lead to the advanced class.  Please bring treats for reinforcements.

 

DOG  TRAINING - BASIC MANNERS AND SOCIAL SKILLSCLASS

 WHO:  Dogs (at least 4 mos. old) and their handler (at least 14 years old)

WHAT:  A continuation of basic dog obedience

WHEN:  Mondays, October 7-November 11

TIME:    7:45pm-8:30pm

WHERE:  Van Buren Park Lodge

FEE:         $55.00/participant (Residents);   $60.00/pariticant (Non-Residents)                                                      (Min. in class = 3, Max. in class =5)

 

This class covers body language, leash manners, setting boundaries, correcting unwanted behavior and defining socialization.

 

Training collar and 6' leash are required.  No flexi leads or choke collars allowed.  All dogs must have current vaccines.  Handlers should bring soft chewy treats.

 

Evaluations to ensure dogs have basic obedience skills, which are needed for the class, will be done the first night of class.

 

NOTEThose registered need to bring proof of Rabies, DHL and Parvo inoculations to first class.

 

 

Jr Scientist Class I

JR SCIENTIST CLASS I

WHO:  Children 8-12 years old

WHEN:  Tuesdays and Thursdays,  October 1-10

TIME:   5:45-6:45PM

WHERE:   Van Buren Lodge (off of Connors Road)

FEE:  $55.00/child - Residents

$60.00/child - Non-Residents

(Min # of kids = 3, Max # of kids = 7)

   

If you're looking for some fun science experiments for kids then you've come to the right place.  Learn interesting science facts by experimenting with different materials that react in surprising ways. You'll find a lot of experiments can be done using simple ingredients found around your house (with adult supervision of course). Basic materials can help you perform experiments that are simple, safe and perfect for kids.

Some of the experiments that we will be doing will include geyser eruptions, elephant toothpaste, lumpy liquids/squishy solids and more!

** Kids will need to bring their own pair of goggles to the class! 

 

 

Jr Scientist Class II

JR SCIENTIST CLASS II

 

WHO:  Children 8-12 years old

WHEN:  Tuesdays and Thursdays,  October 15-24

TIME:   5:45-6:45PM

WHERE:   Van Buren Lodge (off of Connors Road)

FEE: $55.00/child - Residents

$60.00/child - Non-residents

(Min # of kids = 3, Max # of kids = 7)

   

If you're looking for some fun science experiments for kids then you've come to the right place.  Learn interesting science facts by experimenting with different materials that react in surprising ways. You'll find a lot of experiments can be done using simple ingredients found around your house (with adult supervision of course). Basic materials can help you perform experiments that are simple, safe and perfect for kids.

This class is a continuation of the first science class.  You must have taken the first class in order to register for this one.

** Kids will need to bring their own pair of goggles to the class! 

 

 

 

 

Pee Wee Basketball

PEE WEE BASKETBALL

 

WHO:  4th & 5th grade children

WHAT:  A  beginner-level program to develop skills

WHEN: Wednesdays, November 13-January 29  (except 11/27, 12/25 & 1/1 )

WHERE:  Elden Elementary

TIME:  3:30-5:00pm

FEE:  $40.00/participant  - includes a t-shirt (please specify shirt size on registration form - adult sizes)

(Max. # participants = 28)

 

Participants will learn fundamental basketball skills and strategy, as well as experience intramural team play.  Come out and join us for an ACTION program!

 

 

Halloween Fun Fest

The Town of Van Buren Halloween Fun-Fest will be held on Saturday, October 26, from 10:30am-1pm. at Van Buren Park.  In case of inclement weather, the Halloween Party portion, of the event, will be canceled.  Final decisions, on the location will be made by Friday, October 25, and will be posted on our Facebook page.

 

KIDS:

The day will feature carnival type games, a bounce house, refreshments/food (pizza, drinks and snacks will be on site), pumpkin decorating  and more.  Entry is free; however, attendees will need to buy wristbands for games and activities.  Parents will need to purchase wristbands for each child.  The $6 bands will include a goodie bag, unlimited game play and bounce house use.  Refreshments, food and pumpkin decorating will be available at additional costs.  Please see each individual descriptions for the Fun Fest for locations and additional pricing.

Come join us. Kids, don’t forget to wear your costumes.

Volunteers will be needed to set up and take down the chairs, help set up game booths, and run game booths for this event. Four hours of community service credit is available for volunteers.

 

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY

WHO:  Children ages 10 & Under

WHEN:  Saturday, October 26

TIME:  10:30am.-1pm.

WHERE:  Van Buren Park, main entrance

FEE:  $6.00 wristband per child for the Halloween Party

***Pre-registration is requested to make sure we have enough goodies for everyone!

** 150 kid maximum

Participants can enjoy “terrifyingly” fun games and activities, all with a ghoulish flair!  Don’t forget to bring your camera!  Parents are required to stay with their children.  Wristband activities include all the games,  the inflatable bounce house and a goodie bag.

This is a rain or shine event!  We will have tents in case of inclement weather.

TO REGISTER:    Please realize there is a 150 kid maximum, so please don’t wait to register.  If there are spaces available, you may pay the day of the event.

 

PUMPKIN DECORATING

WHO:  Children ages 12 & Under

WHEN:  Saturday, October 26

TIME:  10:30am– noon

WHERE: Van Buren Park, main entrance (Pavilion C);  in case of inclement weather we will use the Park lodge (Connors Rd)

FEE:  Pre-registered :  $9.00 per child (pumpkin and refreshments)   

           If you register on the day of the event:  $11.00 per child

(min. # of participants =10;  max. # of participants = 25)  

** Pre-registration is requested to make sure we have enough pumpkins for everyone!

Kids will hand pick their own pumpkin and decorate them with paints, feathers, glitter, etc.

** This event will happen rain or shine.

 Registrations for this program need to be in by Wednesday, October 23rd for pre-registration prices.

 

PUMPKIN DERBY

WHAT: A Parent/child pumpkin derby

WHO:   Children between the ages of 5-12 must be paired with an adult.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 26

TIME:   Starts at 1:45 p.m.  (check in time 1:30pm)

WHERE:  Van Buren Park  (Check in at pavilion A)

FEE:  $3.00 per parent/child team

** Must be pre-registered by Wednesday, October 23, no exceptions

$5.00 per parent/child team if registered after October 23

** All registration forms must be in by Tuesday, October 22

 

Pumpkin Derby is a side-by-side race featuring handcrafted, decorated Pumpkin Racers in a display of ingenuity. Excitement builds as Pumpkin Racer contestants battle head-to-head for the coveted Pumpkin Derby Championship Trophy. We also award a prize for Best Decoration and Design. The pumpkins may be whole, carved, painted, and/or decorated in any manner.  Be as creative as you can.

Requirements: The Pumpkin Racer must be made from one pumpkin or fall gourd with independent axles and wheels, or anything that will allow the pumpkin to roll (no skateboard, scooters, etc).  Racers must be powered by gravity; no fans, batteries, motors, etc.

*** Rain or shine

Racer Examples:

Pumpkin Racer

Pumpkin Racer2

 

 

Boater Safety Courses 2019

U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY 

BOATER SAFETY COURSES  

BOATING LAW CHANGE:   After January 1, 2020 ALL motorboat operators MUST take a safe boating class

WHO:  Ages 10 and up

WHAT:  A course in boater safety

WHEN: 

Session I:  Saturday, October 5   (one day course)

Session II:  Mondays, October 7, 14 & 21  (three day course)

TIME: 

Session I:  9:00am. - 5:30pm

Session II:  6:30-9:00p.m.

WHERE:  Van Buren Town Hall

FEE:  $35.00 per participant** (see below)

(Min. for class = 20; Max. for class= 30)

 

The Boating Safety Course is a comprehensive training class focusing on the importance of safety on the water. It presents an opportunity to learn from U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary certified instructors.  The course is specifically designed for New York State Boaters and tailored to local boating waters for the safe operation of boats and personal watercraft.

This course satisfies  the boater education requirements for ALL STATES.

Instructors that have extensive knowledge and experience with local boating,  are certified by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, New York State Parks, and the National Safe Boating Council will provide professional instruction and answer your boating questions.

The number of students in each class is limited.  Advance registration is required.

Participants must pass the exam to receive their certification. 

*An additional $10/person must be brought to class.  The USCG will send in the money, to the state, and the state will provide the certificates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Tubing

SNOW TUBING

WHO:  Anyone!

WHAT:  An evening of tubing!

WHEN: 

Thursday, December 26, 2019:  4:30-9:30pm

Friday, December 27, 2019:   4:30-9:30pm

Thursday, January 2, 2020:        4:30-9:30pm

Friday, January 3, 2020:             4:30-9:30pm

Monday, January 20, 2020:       11am-5p.m.

Monday, February 17, 2020:      11am-5p.m.

Thursday, February 20, 2020:  4:30-9:30pm

Friday, February 21, 2020:        4:30-9:30pm

WHERE:  Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center, Fayetteville

FEE: 

   12/26, 12/27, 1/2, 1/3, 2/20 & 2/21:$17.00/participant

   1/20 & 2/17: $19.00/participant

 

How about a fun evening of tubing?  Four Seasons is offering a great deal - only $17.00 (paid to the Parks & Recreation Department) for five hours!  Those wishing to tube MUST use Four Season's equipment - you may not bring your own tubes.  Advance registration is a must! 

 

 

 

String Art Classes

String Art Classes

WHO:  Children 7 and up

WHEN:  Dates, with projects, below

TIME:   6:00p.m.-6:45p.m.

WHERE:   Van Buren Lodge (off of Connors Road)

FEE:  $10.00/person/project - Residents

$12.00/person/project - Non-Residents

(Min # of kids = 4, Max # of kids = 8)

Using wood, nails and embroidery floss you will be able to create a themed string art design.  All material and instruction will be provided.

 

Tuesday, September 24

 

Tuesday, October 29

 

Tuesday, November 12

This cute purple butterfly string art is a perfect addition to your little girls room! String art measures 8 x 8. String art comes ready to hang. Each item is made to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for completion and shipping of item. Will ship USPS along with a confirmation number.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 10

 

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The Town of Van Buren Parks and Recreation Department offers recreation programs for all ages! These change seasonally; all are listed in the Parks and Recreation Department program brochures. These are published 3 times per year (December, April and September) and distributed to schools in the Baldwinsville School District (now done electronically – email blasted through the school district), the banks in the Baldwinsville area, the Baldwinsville Public Library, and the Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce. They can also be found at the Van Buren Town Hall, and at the Parks and Recreation Office.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE FOR PROGRAMS
Please do not wait to register for a program! There is a point – usually 5 business days prior to start date – when we need to make a decision whether to cancel a program due to lack of participation. Invariably, we get many telephone inquiries on a program after we’ve cancelled it!

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and are accepted:

  • Until the business day prior to the program start date,
  • By a specified registration deadline (will be listed with the program, if applicable), OR
  • Until the program fills to capacity!

Fill out a registration form (one per person). These can either be downloaded from this website, or found in the Recreation Departments program brochures. Mail the form(s) with payment to the Parks and Recreation Department, or stop by during office hours (8:30am.-4:00pm., Monday-Friday).

Payment is accepted in the form of cash or check only – we do not accept credit cards! Please do not send cash through the mail. Completed registration form and payment must be received by this office prior to participation in a program.

** Due to budgetary and time constraints, you will NOT be sent a confirmation of your registration, OR be contacted by telephone! You will ONLY be contacted if we are unable to fit you into the program requested, or in the event of a program cancellation. So, if you do not hear from us, simply report to the program the first day it meets. You are certainly welcome to contact this office to check on any registrations.

SUGGESTIONS
Most of the activities listed in our brochure are the result of interest on the part of an individual or group of people. If you would like our department to expand on any existing programs or create new ones, we would welcome your suggestions! Either mail or email your ideas, call us, or visit the Parks & Recreation office during business hours. We’d love to hear from you!