Hartford Seeking Input for Quechee Bike/Walk Study
Quechee — The Town of Hartford is inviting the public to offer input on ideas to improve bicycle and pedestrian accessibility in Quechee Village through the end of the week.
The town made use of a grant to hire a consultant for the project, and the group held a community meeting earlier this month. For those who missed the meeting, the town is maintaining an online survey (http://quechee.maptool.rsginc.com) to add their thoughts. The link will remain active through Saturday.
For more information about the study or issues with the online survey, contact Hartford planner Matt Osborn at 802-295-3075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players Sought For Floor Hockey
Lebanon — A Lebanon resident is actively seeking adults interested in forming a floor hockey league somewhere in the Upper Valley.
Jared Rhoads’ hope is to start an adult co-ed floor hockey league. A location, dates and other details would be worked out depending upon expressed interest.
For more information or to offer input, contact Rhoads at 978-335-8428 or email@example.com.
UV Blizzard Field Hockey Forming
Hanover — The Upper Valley Blizzard field hockey club is accepting registrations for its four-session clinic season beginning on Sunday.
The club is open to girls in grades K-12. The program focuses on developing skills, tactical knowledge and game awareness, with coaches and players from the Dartmouth College field hockey program leading the clinics. Registrants may sign up for all four clinics or for individual dates.
Additional clinics are scheduled for May 18, May 25 and June 1, and all will be held on the Chase AstroTurf Field in Hanover. U12 players will meet from 2:30-4 p.m. at each clinic, with U14, U16 and U19 players following from 3-5 p.m. The cost for U12 sessions is $35 for a single clinic and $100 for all four; all older ages are $45 for individual dates and $140 for all four.
For more information, contact Kate Heineman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-878-8222 for more details.
On a Walk
Tunbridge — To help offset the cost of their annual eighth-grade trip to Washington, the members of the Tunbridge Central School Class of 2015 will hold a three-mile walk and hike through the town on May 24 starting at 10 a.m.
The event will begin and end on Chester Drive, off Strafford Road. The cost to participate is $10 for all registrants over the age of 5. Those who can’t make the walk, which will not be a timed event, are encouraged to support others raising money for the trip. There will also be prizes for the top two fundraisers as well as door prizes for runners and walkers.
Applications are available online at facebook.com/TCSwashington2015; they may also be picked up at the Tunbridge Central School or Tunbridge Store. Forms may also be filled out prior to the walk. For more information, contact Christine Hoyt at email@example.com or 802-889-9451.
Vixens Add Date
Woodstock — The Upper Valley Vixens roller derby team will hit the flat track of Union Arena on Saturday to take on Connecticut’s Hartford Area Roller Derby Bedrockers.
The night will open with a 4:30 p.m. bout featuring teams from Twin State Derby. The Vixens and Bedrockers will take over the track at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com for $10 or at the door for $12. Children ages 12 and under get in for free. The Vixens will host a post-bout party as well at Bentley’s; partial proceeds from the twinbill will benefit The Family Place.
Visit twinstatederby.com for more details.
On the Run
Cully’s Run Returns
Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s rugby team will hold the sixth edition of its Cully’s Run 5K on May 10, with proceeds going toward battling eating disorders.
The run will begin and end at the Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse on Reservoir Road in Hanover, covering trails in the Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The cost to participate is $10 for students and $20 for adults. Registration begins at 11 a.m., walkers get going at 11:30 a.m. and the run itself start at noon.
Online registration is available at 2014.cullysrun.org. Send an email to Rebecca Marder at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On the Tee
UA Open Planned
Woodstock — Union Arena has scheduled its fourth Union Arena Open golf tournament for May 16 at Woodstock Country Club.
The day will feature a 1 p.m. shotgun start for this scramble tournament. A social hour will follow at 5:30 p.m. to kick off an evening that will include a dinner as well as silent and live auctions.
Registration information and a tournament flyer are available online at unionarena.org. Contact UA at 802-457-2500, ext. 11, or tournament director Ginny Eames at 802-457-4834 or email@example.com for more details.
For the Kids
Athletes United Resumes
Hanover — Athletes United, the free and accessible sports program run by Dartmouth College student-athletes, will continue a series of open game days on Sunday.
Open to all boys and girls in grades 3-6, each week’s game day will run from 3-4:30 p.m. on the field between the Boss Tennis Center and Scully-Fahey Field. Additional game days are scheduled for May 11 and 18.
There is no cost to participate. For more information on Athletes United, contact Jake Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-448-4002.
On the Trail
Wednesday Walkers Getting Outdoors
White River Junction — The spring and summer season for the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department’s Wednesday Walkers program is under way.
Each walk begins with a meeting at the Hartford Municipal Building at 9 a.m. for transportation to that day’s trailhead. Each walk is designed to last about two hours. The schedule:
∎ May 7: Hurricane Forest Wildlife Refuge, Hartford.
∎ May 21: Quechee Gorge, Quechee.
∎ June 4: Boston Lot Lake, West Lebanon.
Come the summer, series coordinator Jay McDonough will stretch out the walks to 3-4 hours on nearby mountains, with each group meeting at the Hartford Municipal Building at 10 a.m. Each walk is moderate to difficult in nature, intended to foster social interaction and visit places that participants may not have previously been able to experience. The schedule:
∎ June 25: Cardigan Mountain, Orange.
∎ July 9: Moose Mountain, Hanover.
∎ July 23: Mount Ascutney, Ascutney.
∎ Aug. 6: Smarts Mountain, Lyme.
In all cases, walkers are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring water and either a light snack or lunch. All walks are free of charge. Contact Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-296-5036 for more information.
On Two Wheels
Claremont Points Series Schedule Set
Claremont — The Claremont Points Series bicycle races are returning to Twin State Speedway starting May 6.
The series will feature weekly racing at two levels every Tuesday, with registration at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6. Racing on Twin State’s one-third-of-a-mile oval, each week’s A-level racers with do 60 laps and B-level riders will cover 40 circuits. Points earned each week will go toward deciding series champions following the season’s concluding race at Aug. 26.
The cost to participate is $10 for adults and $5 for youths 18 and younger. Competitors are required to be licensed through USA Cycling, which can be done prior to any CPS race. Cyclists must also sign weekly waivers.
For more information on the series, contact John Lambert at 603-477-4848 or email@example.com.
With Rod and Reel
Fly Fishing School
Quechee — Peter Meijer of Wilderness Trails, in conjunction with the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department, will host a fly fishing school over two Sunday evenings next month at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms.
The school is open to anyone 14 years of age or older. Classes will meet on May 11 and 18 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Dewey’s Pond. The fee of $75 for Hartford residents and $90 for nonresidents will cover the five hours of professional instruction.
Call Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-296-5036 for details.