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Rec briefs: Zack’s Place returns helicopter golf ball drop

Staff Reports
Published: 7/17/2019 10:18:17 PM
Modified: 7/17/2019 10:18:09 PM

WOODSTOCK — Zack’s Place will revive the helicopter golf ball drop as part of its annual Tournament of Champions fundraisier at Woodstock Country Club on Sept. 27.

The golf tournament itself will start at 12:30 p.m. and will include silent and live actions, wine tasting, hors d’ouevres, live entertainment and prizes to the top three teams. The highlight, however, will be the golf ball drop, with money prizes going to the three closest balls to the pin following the drop.

The tournament costs $165 per person or $600 for a four-player team, with a limite of 25 teams. The drop costs $50 per ball; the closest to the pin gets $5,000. Zack’s Place will use proceeds from this year’s tournament and ball drop to purchase thermal pane windows to its Woodstock enrichment center.

Visit or call Dail Frates at 802-457-5868 to learn more.

On the MatSober yoga festival

FAIRLEE — The Milldale Farm Center for Wellenss will hold its third Vermont Be True yoga festival the weekend of Aug. 2-4.

Run by the nonprofit organization Vermont Be True, the festival seeks to provide emotional, spiritual and physical growth and healing for all participants. Milldale Farm is located on Blood Brook Road, near Lake Fairlee.

Tickets are available online at

On the IcePaint the Ice at Union Arena

WOODSTOCK — Union Arena will wrap up its summer ice season with its second Paint the Ice day on July 29.

Co-sponsored by the arena and Woodstock Youth Hockey, Paint the Ice gives youngesters the chance to decorate the rink’s ice surface before getting the chance to skate on it. Painting will go from noon-2 p.m. After the paint is sealed under a layer of ice, skaters will get to skate on their artwork from 3-4:30 p.m.

The cost to participate is $5 per person. There will be field games outside the rink going on all day, and ice cream will be available for those seeking a quick cool-down.

Call Union 802-457-2500 for more information.

In the WaterKayak to Harpoon festival

LEBANON — The Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department is looking for a few folks willing to work for their goodies at the upcoming Harpoon Brewery BBQ Festival.

Lebanon Rec will sponsor a kayak trip down the Connecticut River to the festival, being held at Harpoon’s Windsor brewery, on July 27. Kayakers will meet at Lebanon City Hall for transportation to the launch site and will receive a ride back once done at the festival. The day begins at 10 a.m. and will be done by 5 p.m. Should rain get in the way, the event will be held on July 28.

The cost of $25 for residents and $35 for nonresidents includes transportation, the guided trip down the Connecticut, entry into the festival and a beverage. Participants are reminded to bring money for additional food and drink at the festival.

A minimum of five people are needed for the trip to go forward, and registration closes on Friday. Call Lebanon Rec at 603-448-5121 for more details.

ON THE RUN Stoaked run coming

HANOVER — The Upper Valley Trails Alliance is gearing up for its annual Stoaked Trail Run, part of Western New Hampshire Trail Running Series, on Aug. 3.

The 12.5-kilometer race takes place on the Oak Hill cross country ski trail network at the Storrs Pond Recreation Area. Pre-registration for the run is $15 for adults and $10 for youths ages 15-19 through the day of the race. Same-day registration on site is also available for an additional $5.

Visit or for links to online registration or for more information.

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