Getting ready for spring events with the Berlin Recreation Department

BERLIN — It might still look like winter outside, but the Berlin Recreation Department is thinking ahead to spring with several annual events. It's also time to send in your nominations for the City of Berlin Volunteer Recognition Award, honoring people who go above and beyond for their local community.

City of Berlin Volunteer Recognition Award:

This award, given annually during April, Volunteer Awareness Month, is to recognize those who have done service to the municipality of Berlin. A plaque will be awarded to each winner and a name plate will be installed on the public Volunteer Recognition Tree at Berlin City Hall. Awards will be given in the following categories:

• Recreation/Sports: Volunteer who supports activities in the Berlin Recreation Department, Berlin School Sports Program or other City sponsored leisure events.

• Humanities/Arts: Volunteer who supports humanities and arts in the community such as the Berlin Public Library or Berlin Public Schools Arts and Music programs.

• Education: Volunteer in support of the Berlin Public Schools.

• Government: Volunteer on a city board or other function of the city government.

• Grounds and Special Outdoor Projects: Volunteer who assists in the care for city property, infrastructure, mowing, painting, etc.

Nomination forms can be picked up at Berlin Recreation Department, and the deadline is March 31.

36th Annual Easter "Eggstravaganza", sponsored by Wireless Zone with donations from Greetings Jewelers.

Fast paced hunt, large basket of goodies raffle, and visit with the Easter Bunny! Free but donations always accepted. Event will be held on Saturday, April 8. Please bring child at time appropriate for age:

Ages 2 and 3 – 9:30 a.m.
Ages 4 and 5 – 9:45 a.m.
Ages 6 and 7 – 10 a.m.
Ages 8, 9, and 10 – 10:15 a.m.

The 21st Annual Giant Spring Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register for just $10 for a 10 x 15’ spot. Limited tables are available, and once they are gone vendors must bring their own. 

April School Vacation Event: Cosmic Bowling with pizza, soda and make your own sundae on Wednesday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Berlin Bowling Center. Any age or ability can participate in this cosmic experience! Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and older; $8.00 for ages 11 and younger. Register at Berlin Recreation Center or Berlin Bowling Center with payment. Maximum of 40 participants.

British Soccer Camp returns for its third year to Berlin. Soccer camp will be held on June 19 through June 23, at the Gilbert Street Field in Berlin. Register online by May 5, and receive a free British Soccer Replica Jersey. Cost is just $62 per person. Children ages 2 and 3 will have lessons from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m, and children ages 4 and 5 can choose from 4 to 5 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register online at www.challengersports.com/british-soccer. Space is limited for each time slot.

The Berlin Recreation Center is located at 672 1st Ave., in Berlin. For more information or to register for events call (603) 752-2010.