Soggy Doggy Dip to close Cassel Hills Pool

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

NFL Flag Football

Games will be played on Sunday afternoons beginning in mid- September. Practices will be optional for the league. Participants will get a call from a coach before the season begins. Included in the registration fee is a reversible NFL youth flag football jersey and flags. Grades K-8. The cost is $40 for Resident/VRC Member and $50 for Non-Resident. Registration going on now!

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.

Free Wall Night

Climb 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, September 19 from 5:00-7:00pm.

Soggy Doggy Dip

It’s Doggy Time at Cassel Hills Pool! That’s right…we have reserved some time for the dog in your family to come take a dip in the pool on Monday, September 4 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Dogs of all ages are welcome. The fee is $5 per dog. Please read the rules below.

  • Maximum of 2 dogs per owner.
  • All dogs must display a valid license.
  • All dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccinations.
  • Dogs must be on a 6’ leash when not in the water.
  • An adult must accompany their dogs at all times.
  • Owners will be responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
  • Unruly, worrisome to others, or aggressive dogs will not be permitted.
  • VPRD reserves the right to deny admission for any reason.
  • The pool will be available for your four legged friends only.

Waste must be disposed of completely and immediately.

VRC Homeschool Takeover

Attention homeschool parents and students! Come to this monthly VRC event to obtain your recreational needs. Enjoy a day filled with swimming, climbing and gymnasium play, Luther’s Jungle and a special craft. All ages welcome. The cost is $10 per family (up to 5 people). The first one will be held on Friday, September 23 from 11:30a-2:00p.

Leaping Lizards

Get moving with your preschoolers age 2-4 years old as we explore the gym toys, groove during music and movement, play games, parachute play, brain breaks and more! The fun possibilities are endless. The cost of this program is $36 Resident / VRC Member and $44 Non-Resident. The program will begin on Wednesday, September 13 and run through October 11 from 10:00-10:45am. You must pre-register for this program.

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What’s happening at the Vandalia Recreation Center

Compiled by Darrell Wacker

Reach the Vandalia Recreation Center at 415-2340.