Montague Parks and Recreation Department Notebook, Oct. 26, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Youth Basketball Program: Registration has begun for Montague residents. The program includes Start Smart Instructional Basketball for children in grades K to 2. Held Wednesday evenings starting Jan. 3, 2018, through late February/early March, 2018. Montague residents, $30. Boys and girls junior travel teams begin the week of Nov. 27 through late February, 2018. Montague residents, $70; non-residents, $75. Boys and girls senior travel teams begin week of Nov. 27 through late February. Montague residents, $70; non-residents, $75. Practice days and times to be determined for all teams, except Start Smart. For more information or to register, call 863-3216 or visit: www.montague.net. Nonresidents may register starting Nov. 6.

Youth Basketball Clinics: For girls and boys in grades 3 to 6. Girls clinic will be on Tuesday, Nov. 14; boys clinic on Thursday, Nov. 16. Clinics will be held at Sheffield Elementary School Gym. Montague residents, $20 per player; non-residents, $25 per player. 15 player limit with a 10 player minimum for each clinic. Non-residents will be automatically placed on a waiting list until Nov. 9 and will be placed on the main roster if a vacancy exists. These clinics are not try-outs for the youth basketball program, nor do they guarantee placement on those teams. Registration in the youth basketball program is separate and first come/first serve.

Sawmill River 10k Run Registration: Online registration for the annual New Year’s Day race begins on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at: http://bit.ly/2xl8x6l.

Bluefish Swim Team: Names are being taken for the waiting list for the recreational/competitive swim team. The team consists of groups according to ability — novice through advanced. The Bluefish are members of the Pioneer Valley Swim League. Meets take place Saturdays. Open to all area youth able to successfully complete an in-pool swim test. Program runs from mid-October through the beginning of March. Practices are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Fees vary per swimmer level and residency. Multiple family member discount available.

The Winter Programs edition of our Fun Times Brochure will be available soon at: www.montague.net. Like us on Facebook to receive updates. Montague Parks & Recreation Department, 56 First St., Turners Falls. Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 863-3216 to learn more.