What’s happening at the Vandalia Recreation Center

Compiled by Darrell Wacker - dwacker@AIMMediaMidwest.com

VANDALIA — The following activities are scheduled at the Vandalia Recreation Center:

Swimming lessons

VPRD provides swim instruction using the American Red Cross aquatic program* taught by qualified and dedicated instructors. The focus of the program is to teach water safety and swimming skills, using a progressive approach. Week morning and evening sessions begin on Tuesday, October 10. Ages range 6 months adult. Contact 415-2348 for more information.

Kindergarten – first grade Instructional Basketball

Participants will practice skills and learn the rules of the game for the first 30 minutes and participate in a non-competitive recreational game for the last 30 minutes. The is $20 Resident/Member and $25 for Non-Resident. Games are held starting Saturday, January 6 through February 10 from 8:30-9:30am.

VPRD Boys Basketball INTRAMURAL Leagues (Grades 7-12)

Teams will be divided in December so you will be ready to play in January. This league is coached by a team captain in division and will only involve game play and NO practices. The fee is $35 for Resident/Member and $45 for Non-Resident. Games will be held on Sundays.

Kids Night Out

Parents, want a date night? Let your kids have a blast at Kids Night Out! They will enjoy all the activities the Vandalia Recreation Center has to offer plus additional games and crafts. Remember to bring a bathing suit and towel. For ages 6-12 years old. Sign up by 9:00pm the Wednesday prior to the event to receive the discounted fee of $12 Resident / VRC Member; $15 Non-Resident. Sign up after and the cost is $17 Resident / VRC Member; $20 Non-Resident. The theme of the program on Friday, November 3 is Superhero Night (Dress as your favorite superhero). The theme of the program for Friday, December 1 is Winter Night (Dress in pajamas). Program is from 6:00-9:45pm. Contact Brittany Oliver at 415-2334 for more information.

Free wall night

Climbing one of the fourteen routes on the VRC’s Climbing Wall is an activity the entire family can enjoy! Don’t forget to wear closed toe shoes. Ages 6 and older. Tuesday, November 21 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Lunch-Time Basketball

Work-up a sweat by playing a little b-ball at lunch. This program is for ages 35 and older and is FREE for VRC Members, $15 for Residents and $20 for Non-Residents. Class runs every Thursday starting November 2 through November 30 from 11:45a-12:45p. Special Note: If Vandalia-Butler Schools are closed due to weather, basketball will be cancelled and made up on Feb. 1 and 8.

Compiled by Darrell Wacker


Reach the Vandalia Recreation Center at 415-2340.

Reach the Vandalia Recreation Center at 415-2340.