Outer Cape recreation departments offer a slew of programs throughout the winter and spring. Here is a sampling.
Youth basketball is offered for boys and girls in grades K-6 through March. Spring programs include T-ball, softball, and tennis, assistant recreation director Caroline Thompson said.
The department offers teen night and movie night at the Veterans Memorial Community Center (VMCC) for Provincetown Schools students and residents. Both programs are free. Teen night, with games and pizza, is for grades 6 to 8 on Feb. 14 and 28, March 13 and 27, and April 10. Movie night, for children age five and up (signed in by a parent or guardian), offers a double feature every other Friday at 5:30 p.m.; the next is Feb. 7. Find the schedule of films at provincetown-ma.gov/86/Programs-for-Children.
Thompson said the department began a co-ed adult sports night every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the VMCC, with a different sport offered each week. Coming up are floor hockey and kickball.
The department offers adult pickleball Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. and pickup basketball on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Provincetown Schools gym.
Other adult programs at the community center in February include ballet classes (Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.), yoga classes (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:30 a.m.), dance classes (Tuesday and Friday from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.), and billiards night (Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m.).
The recreation dept. offers youth basketball in grades K-6 at Truro Central School through March.
Zumba Fitness is offered throughout the year at the Truro Community Center on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Friday from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.
Adult pickleball is available on Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the community center. Starting this week, it will be available on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the community center, Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the school, and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the community center.
Adult indoor volleyball (age 16 and older) is at the community center on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Youth softball for children in grades 2-6 and youth T-ball for children in grades K-1 will be offered this spring.
A “What’s Cooking With Wellfleet” community showcase will be coming to the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) on March 27-28 and April 3-4. Recreation director Becky Rosenberg said her department is partnering with WHAT to present a community-wide production this spring.
The recreation dept. is seeking local artists of all ages for the live show, which may be one play or a series of plays. WHAT is offering up its facility for this, including sets, props, and costumes.
“So far we have several acts signed up, including poets, musicians, and playwrights,” Rosenberg said.
Rosenberg said the department wants to partner with the elementary school to offer more programs for students, staff, and community members in after-school hours, weekends, and school vacation periods. The department has sent out a flyer seeking instructors.
Adult pickleball is at the elementary school on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. Games are held indoors until the spring.
Youth basketball is available through March for grades K-6, and the annual Sonny Roderick Memorial Billingsgate basketball tournament will be held in mid-March. The tournament has children’s and adult levels and there a three-on-three tournament for grades 3-6. Sign up information can be found on the recreation dept. website.
Adult pickup basketball is held at the elementary school on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
The recreation dept. continues its third year of hosting open gym on Sundays and Tuesdays at the elementary school. Sunday sessions are held for children in pre-K to second grade from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and for children in grades 3-6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday sessions for adults run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Youth indoor soccer, known as futsal, is just ending, with the last sessions being held on Friday, Feb. 7 and 14, at the elementary school. The department partnered with Challenger Sports, which provides experienced international soccer coaches. Sessions for ages 5-8 run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and for ages 9-12 run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Youth basketball for children in grades K-6 runs until mid-March.
The department is also offering youth programs in February and March. “Bowling, Books & Board Games” will run Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. from Feb. 11 to March 24 and be held at either the Orleans Bowling Alley or Nauset Regional High School. Events include bowling (at the alley) and book readings and board games (at the high school).
Instructors from Juniko, in Hyannis, will teach the fundamentals of Brazilian jujitsu in a curated kids’ program. Grades 4-5 will be on Wednesdays from Feb. 12 to March 25, and grades 2-3 on Thursdays from Feb. 13 to March 26. Sessions are from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Council on Aging. The fee is $30 per child. Find registration forms at eastham-ma.gov/recreation-beach-department.
Adult winter programs include indoor tennis and indoor pickleball.
In the spring, the department will run T-ball for toddlers to first-graders, second-grade baseball, softball, jump rope, and family fishing events. Details will become available in March.