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Registration for all fall Milford Parks & Recreation sports and programs begins on Saturday, August 13 from 10am to 12 noon, at the Milford Parks and Recreation Building located at 207 Franklin Street, and continues during normal office hours (Monday through Friday 8 am to 4pm).

Soccer –

All boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to register for the spring soccer program. The three programs are kindergarten through 2nd graders; 3rd and 4th graders; and 5th and 6th graders. Games will be played Saturdays or Sundays, depending on the program, at Tony Silicato Memorial Park starting on Saturday, September 3. Players will practice once a week, the fee is $40.00 and shin guards are required.

The Tony Silicato Memorial Park is located behind the new Boys & Girls Club on Delaware Patriots Way. The park has a half mile asphalt walking trail, 7 soccer fields and a playground designed for school-aged children.

Field Hockey –

On Sunday afternoons at the Milford Middle School Hockey Field participants will learn skills, drills and plays to introduce them to the sport of Field Hickey. They will also develop knowledge of positions and offensive and defensive strategies. Coach Nicole Catanzara, of Cape Henlopen High School, will coach two programs. The first is a six week program for 1st and 2nd grader; the second an eight week program for 3rd through 7th graders. Both programs begin on September 11 -30 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. The costs will be $25 for the 1st and 2nd grade program and $40 for the 3rd through 7th grade program.

Adult Programs –

Parks & Recreation will hold pick-up volleyball games on Thursday evenings at the Benjamin Banneker Gymnasium beginning in September. The program will be held from 6:30-7:30 pm and cost $30. Participants must be at least 20 years of age. The first 16 paid registrants will be eligible to participate; all others will be placed on a waiting list.

Aerobics will be offered for individuals 16 and over at the Parks & Recreation Building Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm. The first session will be held September 13 through October 20. The second session will be held November 8 through December 20. The cost will be $35 per session.

Special Events –

The Riverwalk Freedom Festival will be held September 8, 2011 – September 10, 2011. Beginning on September 8, Extreme Total
Fitness will host the 2nd Annual Smile for Freedom 5k Run Walk. That Friday, food and entertainment at Bicentennial Park will be held from 5pm – 8pm. On Saturday, all day events will take place including the Patriotic Remembrance Ceremony, live entertainment, youth fishing tournament, paddle boat rides, food and craft vendors and fireworks.

A kid’s Halloween party will be help on Thursday, October 27 from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Parents can register their children now for children between the ages of 4 and 8. Games, costume contest, snacks and goodies will be available for all who attend for a cost of $3 per child.

To register for all programs and receive more information about events, individuals can contact Milford Parks & Recreation at 207 Franklin Street by calling 302-422-1104. Regular office hours: Monday-Friday 8am-12noon and 1pm-4pm up through when the program starts or the program’s maximum limit is reached.

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