In this issue... December in Review, 2015 in Review and the January 2015 Calendar!



Wishing you good times, good cheer, and a memorable new year.


All of us at Zack's Place  want to thank you for your generosity, volunteer time, and
support in 2015. We hope to see you soon in 2016!




December in Review
In December in the mornings we visited the Hood Museum, went to see  Mary Poppins at Northern Stage, we saw The Last Waltz at Billings Farm, Skippy Jon Jones at the HOP, La Voz De Tres at Pentangle, and we saw  Amahl and the Night Visitors at Opera North. We bowled at Maple Lanes, had photography with Holly, art with Jools, science with Finnie and Anthea, learned about Hannukah with Kitty, made holiday bird feeder ornaments with Holly, had art with Lolly, baked cookies with Doug and played games with Sarah.
Mid-day we had fitness classes with Bari, did random acts of kindness, had art therapy with Kathleen, cooked with Annie O'Neill, delivered Pentangle posters, made holiday kissing balls and had story time with Jools.
In the afternoon we had yoga with Tita, Lalita and Jamie, singing with Kerry, games with Betsy and Cody, cooking and culture with Alicia and Sarah, we did a project with the Dana House, we played games with Carl Hurd, we made cookies with Helen and Erin and we had a New Years Party.
Visiting the Gingerbread House at the Woodstock Inn

 
Our weekly cooking class making stir fry with Annie
Visiting Billings Farm Museum

   
Just hanging out looking cute!
Making pine cone bird feeders with Holly.

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2015 in Review

   2015 was filled with amazing programs at Zack's Place of which all were offered for free. We currently have over 60 individuals attending our programs and they come from all over the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire and beyond. We have 3 individuals that attend, that have moved to our area just because of Zack's Place.  All of our funding comes from generous donors, grants and private foundations and fundraising. Our annual fundraisers include "The Stay at Home Tea" an annual appeal, The "Dine Around Events" a series of private parties throughout the community, The Woodstock Phone Book which we produce and raise money by selling advertising, "The Tournament of Champions" an annual golf tournament and "The Zack's Place Turkey Trot which is a 5K walk and run on Thanksgiving Day. We could not do what we do without you!
We try to include a variety of programs to help our participants have a well rounded day and good choices of enriching classes to attend.  In the winter we have Snow Shoeing, Skiing, in the spring we hike and cycle, summer we kayak and canoe, ride horses and swim and fall is for hiking, bowling and cycling. We have a daily fitness program as well as art and educational programs offered on a daily basis.
The pictures below are of a variety of programs that we had in 2015.
Zack's Place has skied at Suicide 6 with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport  for four years, and the Woodstock Resort Corporation lets us ski for free! 
The Zack's Place Special Olympics Snowshoe team has competed for 9 years!
Music is so important to us. Fred on the harmonica and our music teacher Kerry Rosenthal.
We love art and have it daily! Marty is making a project with Amanda.
Zack's Place loves field  trips and learning. Lindsey and Sarah learn about bubbles at Montshire Museum.
Staying fit is really important to us. Bari Ramirez has helped us keep fit every week since
Zack's Place opened it's doors in 2006. 
We take a weekly pottery class with Fiona Davis at Artistree.
We love Science. Anthea Lavallee teaching us science.
Tita Manice has taught yoga at ZP since we opened our doors in 2006.
We love swimming at UVAC!
Terri Long works with us in our really fun writing workshops!
Woodstock Union High School Students have thrown ZP a beautiful
prom for the past 5 years.
We hiked the entire Railtrail from Andover to Lebanon.
Zack's Place put on a terrific musical called "Zackton Abbey".
We love our adaptive sports! Annie O'Neil is paddleboarding.
We have lots of fun field trips to our friends houses and farms. Carl and Joyce Hurd have a
summer slip and slide party each year for us.
Jessie Tensen on Silver Lake, Kayaking with Vermont Adaptive.
Zack's Place had a Special Olympics Golf team for the first time in 2015. That is our
team up on the podium receiving medals.
We love horseback riding at Moonrise farm. 
Josh is figuring out how the machinery  works at Precision Museum in Windsor.
Keegan hits a drive during our golf competition.
We are so lucky to have Marsh Billings Farm and Museum and the National Park within
walking distance to our center. We do frequent programs there all year long.
We like to visit our historical society.
VASS did a spring and fall cycling program with us.
ZP participants cleaning up our garden.
We love to pick apples with our friend Josh at Maple Wood Farm
ZP hiking the rail trail and greening up. This program was made possible by a grant
from TransCanada.
Volunteer Brian Kopf builds a new walkway for us. It was his
Eagle Scout project.
Mary Thulander works on Pumpkin Art with us.
ZP loves the Woodstock Elementary School Student council. They come once a month to do projects with us and they put on a pep rally for our Snow Shoe Special Olympics Team.
Zack's Place staff and participants compete in our largest fundraiser, the ZP Turkey Trot.
We reached our goal of 39 miles on the rail trail in November!
Ed makes muffins for the ZP Turkey Trot in our weekly cooking class.
Anthea teaching us about gravity.
ZP loves to bowl!
ZP showing off the Kissing Balls that we made with Claire Ruch and Ellen Snyder.

January 2016
 
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
 
 
 
 
 
1
Closed for the Holiday
 
 
3
 
4xtra Sarah
11Am-Greeting cards with Bryan and Dail
 
1PM- Art with Fiona at ZP
 
3PM-Special Olympics Snow shoe practice
5
10A-Photography with Holly
 
1045A-Leave for Suicide 6 Skiing return 145P-Dry land training, Boot and ski rental fitting.
 
3PM-Yoga with Jamie
 
4:20P-Reading with Pam
6 -xtra Holly
 
11A-Crafts with Kitty
 
1p-Deliver Pentangle, artistree Posters
 
3PM-Singing with Kerry
 
4:20P-Reading with Bettyanne
7
11A- Science with Finnie
 
Billings Farm Film festival Men at Lunch leave at 120P 130PM viewing return 245P
 
3PM-Art with Jools
 
4:15P Reading with Ron
8 xtra Kitty
1015Am-Story Telling with Jools
1PM-Fitness with Bari
 
2PM-Cooking with Sarah
 
3PM-Script writing for our next Musical.
9
 
10
 
11
10:30A Book Club at Norman Williams Library
 
1PM- Pottery with Fiona
 
3PM-Special Olympics Snow shoe practice
12
10A-Photography with Holly
 
1045A-Leave for Suicide 6 Skiing return 145P
 
3PM-Yoga with Tita
4:15P-Reading with Phylis
13
11a-crafts with Kitty
 
1P-Zumba with Jennifer
 
2p-Deliver Pentangle, artistree Posters
 
3PM-Singing with Kerry
4:20P-Reading with Bettyanne
14
11A- Science with Finnie
 
1pm-winter farm program at Billings Farm
 
3PM-Art with Jools
4:15P Reading with Ron
15 xtra Kitty
9AM-Leave for the HOP 12th Night by William Shake spear 10A-11:30A
 
1PM-Fitness with Bari
 
3PM-Script writing for our next Musical.
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10:30A Book Club at Norman Williams Library
 
1PM- Games with Carl
 
3PM-Special Olympics Snow shoe practice
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1045A-Leave for Suicide 6 Skiing return 145P
 
 
3PM-Yoga with Lalita
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1015A-Crafts with Kitty
 
11A- Science with Anthea
 
1p-Deliver Pentangle, artistree Posters
 
3PM-Singing with Kerry
4:20P-Reading with Bettyanne
21
1045Am-Walk to the Elementary for games with Betsy and Cody
 
1PM-Music Movement with Kathleen and Mark
 
3PM-Art with Finnie WES student Council
 
4:15P-Reading with Ron
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1030A-12P -Art with Lolly and Bonnie Snowflake art
 
1PM-Fitness with Bari
 
3PM-Script writing for our next Musical.
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11Am-Greeting cards with Bryan and Dail (Bryan's Birthday 18!)
1PM- Pottery with Fiona
3PM-Special Olympics Snow shoe practice
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1045A-Leave for Suicide 6 Skiing return 145P
 
3PM-yoga with Jamie
 
4:20P-Reading with Phil Swanson
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1015A-Crafts with Kitty
 
1P-Zumba with Jennifer
 
3PM-Singing with Kerry
 
4:20P-Reading with Bettyanne
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11A- Deliver Pentangle and   artistree Posters
 
1PM-Music Movement with Kathleen and Mark
 
3PM-Art with Jools
 
4:15P- Reading with Ron
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10A-Cooking with Sarah
 
11Am-Greeting cards with Bryan and Dail
 
1PM-Fitness with Bari
 
3PM-Musical Selection for the next Musical
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Zack's Place Enrichment Center
73 Central Street| 802-457-5868 | 10AM to 5PM Monday through Friday