The Sherman Park & Recreation Department offers programs through the year.

For registration or information, call director John Wrenn at 860-354-3629, visit the office at Sherman School during Saturday hours from 9 to 11:30 a.m., or check www.townofshermanct.org/parkrec.html.

Phone calls will be returned late Thursday afternoons.

FAMILY

Skiing at Thunder Ridge

Ginny Fielding is coordinating a ski program at Thunder Ridge in Patterson, N.Y. for youths in grades 1-8. The package offers ski lessons for first-graders and older and snowboarding lessons for third-graders and older at the cost of $115 for six weeks. Signup will be held the first night starting at 4:15 p.m. Discounted lift tickets for skiing are offered at $16 per session and rentals are available at $24 for skis or a snowboard including a helmet. Pre-registration is requested.

YOUTH

SPARK

An after-school program for schoolchildren in grades K-8 meets weekdays from 2:30 to 6 p.m. during the school year under the supervision of Nicole Pliego. Those interested are welcome to stop by.

Saturday basketball

Clinics instructed by Sherman School teacher Jim Luchsinger for youths in grades 2-6 meet Saturdays at the Sherman School gym. Second and third-graders play from 9:15 to 10 a.m.; fourth, fifth and sixth-graders play from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Cost for eight weeks is $50. Signup is available at the gym.

ADULT

Volleyball

Open sessions for residents aged 18 and older are offered Wednesdays, except school vacations and special events, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sherman School.

Basketball

Open sessions for residents aged 18 and older are offered Tuesdays, except school vacations and special events, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Sherman School.