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Lysander Parks and Recreation

The Town of Lysander Parks and Recreation Department is now "Going Green" with its seasonal brochure. The brochure will be available in pdf on the website (townoflysander.org), where visitors can view it online and print off what is needed from home and at convenience.

The department is excited to be able to offer this to residents and the Baldwinsville community, and to do its environmentally friendly part.

Adult basketball

Adult basketball will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through March 4 at Durgee Jr. High School. Must be 21 to attend. Recreational play basketball teams will be formed with those present. This program is open to all adult residents from Van Buren and Lysander only. No pre-registration required; you must fill out a registration card the first time you attend along with proof of residency (license), then sign in and pay each week. No children allowed.

Walking program

A walking program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through to March 4 at Durgee Jr. High School. Come out and join others for a brisk walk in a safe indoors location during the winter months. Free and open to the public.

Snowmobile safety course

This course, held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Baldwinsville Volunteer Fire Station, covers snowmobile safety, common emergencies, dangers, appropriate dress, common maintenance, snowmobile laws, trail markers and signage and hand signals. In order to legally operate a snowmobile on public lands, youth ages 10 to 13 must take a snowmobile safety course, obtain a safety certificate and be accompanied by a person over 18. (Bring a lunch for a short break.) FREE and limited to the first 30 people who pre-register with the Lysander Parks and Recreation Department.

Baldwinsville youth wrestling

This five-week program, held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Nov. 10 through Dec. 15 at Baker High School, is for wrestlers who are looking to compete in tournaments or who may be wrestling modified this year. It is an advanced session - must have at least one year of wrestling or "BEE" serious about wrestling. This is a contact program, held in a safe and fun environment. Please note that this is also a co-ed program and girls may have to wrestle boys. Open to third through eighth graders.

For more information programs and fees, call the Lysander Parks and Recreation Department at 635-5999. Registration forms are available online at townoflysander.org.

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