Lysander Parks and Recreation

Looking for something to do during winter break? Join Lysander Parks and Recreation for its winter break recreation program. Operating like the town's summer day camp, this program is open to first through sixth graders and will be held from 7:30 to 5:30 p.m. for three days (Dec. 28, 29 and 30) at Palmer Elementary. Featuring arts and crafts, music, games, sports and more, this program needs a minimum of 20 participants, otherwise it will be cancelled.

Swimming lessons

Swimming lessons for children 5 years and older (and over 44" tall) will be held Saturdays from Jan. 26 through April 2 at Baker High School pool (no lessons Jan. 29 or Feb. 26). Pre-testing will begin Jan. 26 to ensure children are placed in the right level. Classes are limited to 10 per class. Enroll early; don't take the chance of classes being filled.

Quick and easy meals using chicken

You just ate chicken and don't feel like the same meal again. Instructor (and cookbook author) Carla Vavala will show you how to create a few quick and easy meals with leftover chicken or ingredients you may have lying around your kitchen, freezer or pantry! These meals will take less than 30 minutes to prepare and they will be great for a family, a couple or just yourself; it will be catered to your specific situation, but with the same kind of ease. Some of the meals will include chicken with pepper biscuits, crunchy chicken burritos, chicken tortellini with a blush sauce and caramelized onions with chicken risotto. This class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at Durgee Jr. High in room 148 for adults.

Family ski and snow tubing night

The whole family can ski for an affordable rate from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 29 and Wednesday Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Ski Center in Fayetteville. Skiers can rent ski boots and poles and take a one-hour lesson at 11:30 a.m.; pre-registration is required. Call 635-5999.

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