December Newsletter

Try to give a new gift this year and give experiences instead of toys! Sign your kids or friends up for a program, print a picture of what it is, and wrap it up! Don’t forget to sign up to receive a call from Santa this year!


  • SANTA ON THE LINE – FREE! Ages 10 & under. Wednesday, Dec 11 Santa will call your child between 6:00-8:00 pm (choose your ideal time on the form). Must sign up by Dec 1 and a form will be emailed to you on Dec 2 to let Santa know a little bit about your child! Sponsored by Cottage Grove Lion’s Club & Pizza Hut. Sign up HERE.
  • KUBB TOURNAMENT SURVEY – Help us put together a great first KUBB tournament next year by completing this quick 8-question survey! Click HERE.
  • HIRING: Basketball Score Keeper/Gym Supervisor: Must be at least 18 yrs old. Saturday mornings beginning at 9am through the early afternoon from Jan 11-Feb 29. Email Brooke if interested by Dec 8 at


  • Paint & Sip “Let it Snow!”: Thurs, Dec 12 at 6:00-8:30 pm. Located at The Oaks Golf Course. Step-by-step instructions – create for yourself or give as a gift! $35. Check out the painting HERERegister by Dec 8 HERELimited space.
  • Fitness Classes: Please click HERE to view all the fitness classes. Sign up for the next fitness session on or before Dec 1 and receive a free guest pass!
  • Computer Classes
    • Everyday Efficiency with Windows: Monday, Jan 6 at 9:30-11:30 am. Located at 210 Progress Dr. $30/person. Register by Dec 29 HERE.
    • Microsoft Excel 101: Mondays, 1/13-2/3 (no 1/20) at 10:00-11:30 am. Located at 210 Progress Dr. $68/3-week session. Register by Jan 5 HERE.


  • No School Day Trips on Mon, Jan 20:
    • Milwaukee Bucks Field Trip – 1/20 from 12:30-8:30 pm. Grades 5-9. $73/person. More info and registration HERE. Must sign up by Dec 18 with no exceptions. Late registration is not applicable for this program. Limited space.
    • Cascade Mountain Ski Trip – 1/20 from 8:00 am-5:30 pm. Grades 5-9. $60; incl. lift ticket, equipment rental and meal. Register by Jan 12 HERE.
  • Rookie Basketball K-1st Gr / Located at Cottage Grove School:
    • Kindergarten: 1/4-2/15 on Saturdays at 8:30-9:30 am. Register by Dec 8 HERE.
    • 1st Grade: 1/4-2/15 on Saturdays at 9:45-10:45 am. Register by Dec 8 HERE.
  • 2nd Grade Basketball: 1/8-3/18 on Wednesdays at 5:30-8:30 pm (varies). Located at Taylor Prairie Gym. Register by Dec 8 HERE.
  • Start Smart Basketball: Ages 4-5 with parent/guardian. 1/9-3/12 on Thursdays at 6:00-6:45 pm. Located at Taylor Prairie Gym. Register by Jan 2 HERE.
  • Ski/Snowboard Club: First trip is Fri, Jan 10 at Cascade Mountain. Time: 3:30-10:15 pm. Departs from Glacial Drumlin School. Grades 5-8. More info and registration HERE.
  • GDS Drama Club “Me, My Selfie, & I”: Begins Jan 13 with rehearsal days on Thursdays and beginning in March they will be Mon & Thur through April 30 from 3:40-5:00 pm. Exciting News: This year our final performance will take place in the MGHS auditorium on Sun, May 3! Register by Jan 5 HERE.
  • Chess Class
    • Grade K-1stMondays, 1/13-3/2 (no 1/20 & 2/24) at 2:40-3:40 pm. Located at Taylor Prairie Step Room. $85/6 Week Session. Register by Dec 29 HERE.
    • Grade 2nd-4thWednesdays, 1/15-2/19 at 2:40-3:40 pm. Located at Cottage Grove School Library. $85/6 Week Session. Register by Dec 29 HERE.
  • Brick Builders: Thursdays, 1/16-2/20 at 2:40-3:40 pm. Grades 2nd-4th. Located at Cottage Grove Library. $75; 6 Week Session. Register by Jan 2 HERE.
  • Afterschool Glass Fusing: Thursdays, 1/14-1/28 at 3:30-4:30 pm. Located at Glacial Drumlin Cafeteria. Grades 5-8. $35; includes all materials. Register by Jan 5 HERE.

Follow us on Facebook HERE and join our Cottage Grove Fitness group HERE!

To register for programs online, click HERE.

Please contact the Village of Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation Department at 608-839-8968 with any questions. The Parks & Recreation Office will be closed this Thurs, Nov 28 and Fri, Nov 29. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!