January Newsletter

In all the fun holiday commotion, don’t forget to sign up by the deadline dates! Check out which programs close registration very soon below.


  • Everyday Efficiency with Windows Deadline: January 2nd
  • Start Smart Basketball Deadline: January 2nd
  • Chess and Brick Builders Deadline: January 2nd
  • 5th/6th Grade Youth Volleyball Deadline: January 5th *no exceptions
  • Drama Club Deadline: January 5th
  • Ski/Snowboard Trip Deadline: January 8th


  • Computer Classes
    • Everyday Efficiency with Windows: Monday, Jan 6 at 9:30-11:30 am. Located at 210 Progress Dr. $30/person. Register by Jan 2 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 9 HERETwo spots left!


  • Youth Volleyball
    • 3rd/4th Grade: Tuesdays, 1/28-3/3 at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Taylor Prairie School. Register by Jan 19 HERE.
    • 5th/6th Grade: Tuesdays, 1/28-3/3 at 6:45-8:00 p.m. at Taylor Prairie School with Sunday Games 2/9-3/8 between 12:00-3:30 p.m. Big Ten Traveling League (closer to home this year). Register by Jan 5. 5th Gr HERE& 6th Grade 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 date 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” (New Instructor): 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.
  • No School Day Trip on Mon, Jan 20:
    • Cascade Mountain Ski Trip – 1/20 from 8:00am-5:30pm. Grades 5-9. $60; incl. lift ticket, equipment rental and meal. Register by Jan 12 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 Jan 2 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 Jan 2 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.
  • Tot Chef: Cook & Serve (adult and me): Saturday, Jan 18 at 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Ages 5-11. Instructor is Claire Doelger. Located at Cook’s Kitchen 4548 Falcon Ct. Cottage Grove. Register by Jan 12 HERE.
  • Silver Eagle Youth Softball Camp 8U/10U: Sundays at 2:00-3:00 p.m. Located at Monona Grove High School Gym. $20; shirt included. More info and registration HERE. 11 spots left!

The Parks & Recreation Office will be closed on Wednesday, January 1 due to New Years Day. We will reopen on January 2.

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.