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Join Parks & Recreation in January, there’s so much to do:Special EventsFitness Open House (all ages), Free!Lean in 2017Saturday, Jan. 21, 9-11 a.m.James City County Recreation CenterNow is the time! It’s a New Year, time to start new healthy habits! Land and aquatic instructors will be available to discuss their classes, formats and typical modifications with you in a personal setting. Participate in mini-classes throughout the morning. Sentara nurses will be available to administer health screenings. Raffle prizes and more! No registration required. Info: 757-259-4176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.AquaticsLearn to Swim, Free Swim EvaluationsThere are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for February classes is Feb. 1-10. Registration is accepted at the James City County Recreation Center and online at jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation. Having trouble deciding which swim level is appropriate for your child? Our certified Water Safety Instructor will be available 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Wednesday, Feb. 8 to provide free swim evaluations. Info: 757-259-4185.American Red Cross Lifeguard Re-Certification (ages 15+)Saturday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.$60; $55 for JC/W residents; does not include course materialsJames City County Recreation Center• Renew your Lifeguarding and CPR/AED for professional rescuers certifications• Successfully complete the prerequisite skills, practical skills, first aid skills and written tests• Failure to complete all requirements does not guarantee a full refund• Cell phone use is not permitted in class and can be grounds for dismissal• Please bring current Lifeguard and CPR card for proof of certification101750-A. Info: 757-259-4185.Arts
Junior Picassos (ages 7-11)Thursdays, Jan. 5-26, 4:30-6 p.m. $45; $40 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterExplore your creative side with different art mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and more! This four-class series is educational and fun! All supplies included. Dress for mess! 201090-AOil Painting (ages 16+)Two sessions offered:Tuesdays, Jan. 3-March 21, 1-3 p.m., 201020-AWednesdays, Jan. 4-March 22, 10 a.m.-noon, 201020-B$130/session; $125 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterCreate your own masterpiece while making new friends. This class is for the student who has some experience painting in oils. Students provide own supplies. For the list, call 757-220-3755 or email email@example.com.Pastels (ages 16+)Wednesdays, Jan. 4-March 22, 1-3 p.m.$130; $125 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterLearn how to use this versatile and fun medium to create portraits and landscapes. Students provide own supplies. For the list, call 757-220-3755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 201030-ASilverpoint (ages 16+), New!Thursdays, Jan. 5-March 23, 10 a.m.-noon$130; $125 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterCome learn the art of silverpoint drawing. Silverpoint is one of several types of metal point used by scribes, craftsmen and artists since ancient times. Students provide own supplies. For the list, call 220-3755 or email email@example.com. 201070-ABeginning Oil Painting (ages 16+)Thursdays, Jan. 5-March 23, 1-3 p.m.$130; $125 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterIf you’ve never picked up a brush or you want to brush up on the basics, this is the class for you. Individual instruction. Students provide all supplies. For the list, please call 757-220-3755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 201010-ASpecial InterestsSTEM Club: Engineering & Robotics (ages 7-12), New!Tuesdays, Jan. 10-31, 5:30-6:30 p.m.$60; $55 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterLearn, Build, Program…in this hands-on class series! Develop critical STEM and problem solving skills! You’ll build different K.Nex® bridges based on bridge designs from around the world and complete LEGO® Robotics projects, building and programming robots for sound and motion. Instructor: Sylvan Learning. 201130-AAviation Winter Camp (ages 9-13)Saturdays, Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-noon (no class Jan. 28)$115; $110 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterWant to learn about flying a plane? Get introduced to aerodynamics, airplane controls, design and more! Camp features a trip to the airport to experience the cockpit of a Cessna airplane, a visit to an aerospace museum and a rocket building contest. Info: email@example.com or call 757-707-3876. Offered in partnership with the Youth Aeronautics Educational Foundation. 201300-ARed Cross Babysitting Course (ages 12+)Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.$75; $70 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterLearn all the basics of babysitting – childcare, fire and home safety, and first aid-plus learn how to set up your business. Receive a babysitter’s textbook, babysitting certificate and first aid kit. Bring a bagged lunch. 601010-APruning: Winter Tree Care (ages 18+)Saturday, Jan. 21, 10-11:30 a.m.Freedom ParkJames City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners will discuss the basics of pruning trees and shrubs and will demonstrate the proper use of pruning tools. Email Barb Landa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Free; however, a $5 donation is suggested.Before/After School Program The REC Connect Before/After School program is available to youth ages 5-14 enrolled in grades K-8. The program operates Monday-Friday during the Williamsburg-James City County Public School school year. Before School, held at all WJCC elementary school, is available 7 a.m. until school start time. After School is offered from school dismissal until 6 p.m. All middle schools combine for an After School program at the James City County Recreation Center (transportation from the schools to the Center is provided). For the complete list of fees and registration forms and information, visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call the hotline at 757-259-3170. You can reach Recreation Services at 757-259-5351. Discounts are available to any qualified resident based on total household gross income; please call 757-259-5414 for financial discount details.Health/WellnessFit Mama – Stroller Fit (all ages)Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.$13/day; $8 for JC/W residents (301550-A)$65 (10 pack); $60 for JC/W residents (301550-B)James City County Recreation CenterWant to get out of the house, do something fun, active and healthy for yourself and your child AND meet a group of amazing moms in your own town! Get a great 60 minutes of exercise using your own body weight, bands and balls as well as our outdoor walking trail! Class ends at the My Place Playground for your tots to play. Pre and postnatal workout for all levels. Jogging stroller not necessary. Bring water and a yoga mat or towel. Info: 757-259-4176.Meditation Practice (ages 16+)Wednesday, Jan. 4, 6:30-7:15 p.m.$5/participantJames City County Recreation CenterWhether you’re a seasoned practitioner or brand new, all are welcomed to this open community meditation practice. We’ll explore different styles of meditation techniques as well as tools that aide the meditative process. You’ll be guided in and out of each session. Meditation can improve your physical, emotional and mental health and well-being. Info: 757-259-4176. 301620-AGait Analysis (all ages), Free!Tuesday, Jan. 10, 3:30-6:30 p.m.James City County Recreation CenterWhat could be more basic than walking and running? Local sports chiropractor Dr. Daniel Shaye of Performance Chiropractic will be performing FREE gait analysis. You may learn why your knee hurts, or your back, or your hip... you may even catch injuries BEFORE they happen! Please wear shorts and a tank type shirt for the best analysis. Call 757-259-4176 to schedule. 310668-DLevel 1 Yoga: 6-Week Workshop (ages 14+)Thursdays, Jan. 19-Feb. 23, 6-7 p.m.$30; $25 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterThis six-week workshop is designed to establish a sustainable practice. It will also be suitable for those who have never practiced before or had a daily home practice. We’ll methodically work through poses to strengthen the body, improve balance, flexibility and confidence, moving on as the class is ready. We’ll learn and progress together. All levels of practitioners are welcome. There is no such thing as beginner yoga, only yoga basics. Info: 757-259-4176. 301610-ATrack Your Health/Know Your Numbers, Free!Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-noonJames City County Recreation CenterCome in for a free health screening that includes blood pressure, body mass index and non-fasting cholesterol check. Then work towards improving your numbers with your doctor’s advice, exercise and better eating. Testing and counseling “on-the-spot” by RN’s. No registration required (held during the Fitness Open House).New Year, New You – Top Tips for Healthy Eating in 2017 (all ages), Free!Wednesday, Jan. 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.James City County Recreation CenterRegister by Jan. 18. Are you tired of losing the same 10 pounds over and over? Do you need a new approach to weight control? Come hear some tips you can use to help you lose weight the healthy way. Presenter: Megan R. Cordova, RDN, CDE, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center’s Diabetes and Nutrition Outpatient Center.Inclusion/Therapeutic RecreationBuddy Art (ages 7+ with disabilities), Free!Saturdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 18 & March 25, 3-4 p.m.James City County Recreation CenterA variety of art activities are offered based on participant age, ability level and interests. Children are assigned a volunteer “buddy” to work with them one-on-one. Info: visit thiscenturyartgallery.org/BuddyArt or contact email@example.com or 757-879-4328. Sponsored by Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center in partnership with volunteers from the College of William & Mary. 209090-BTeensational Socials: Bingo! (ages 13-21 with disabilities), Free!Thursday, Jan. 26, 7-8 p.m.James City County Recreation CenterJoin us for Bingo and a night out with friends. No need to register, just come join us! Offered in partnership with Capernaum. For more information and a complete schedule of events call Caitie Maloney at 757-784-6226 or Caitie.Maloney@yahoo.com.Yoga (ages 13+ with disabilities), Free!Tuesday, Jan. 31, 7-9 p.m.James City County Recreation CenterMove through a series of postures to allow the body to become flexible and healthy in a state of deep relaxation. Offered in partnership with The Arc of Greater Williamsburg. Info: Arc events or to become a member call 757-229-3535 or visit thearcgw.org.Day Support ProgramTuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas TrailThis program provides adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities an opportunity to receive educational, life skills and vocational training, as well as engage in social and recreational activities with their peers, instructors and the community. Info: The Arc at 757-229-3535.Sports/AthleticsQuart’r Pint Soccer (ages 2-3 with parent)Saturdays, Jan. 21-March 11 (no class 2/18 or 2/25), 8:30-9 a.m.$45; $40 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterThis “parent-play” class engages toddlers and helps to develop balance, movement and soccer skills as well as helping parents provide a positive sports environment. Very active and fun! 501140-AHalf Pint & Full Pint Soccer (ages 4-9)Half Pint (ages 4-5): Saturdays, Jan. 21-March 11 (no class 2/18 or 2/25), 9-9:45 a.m., 501150-AFull Pint (ages 6-9): Saturdays, Jan. 21-March 11 (no class 2/18 or 2/25), 10-10:45 a.m., 501160-A$45/session; $40 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterGOAL! Dribbling, passing, field position and more will be taught in this FUN two-tiered introduction to soccer.Multi Sport Minis (ages 3-5)Saturdays, Jan. 21-March 11 (no class 2/18 or 2/25), 11-11:45 a.m.$45; $40 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterFrom jumping hurdles, shooting a basketball, kicking a soccer ball to throwing a baseball, come have fun in the most assorted class of all! 501050-ATot Shots (ages 3-5)Saturday, Jan. 21-Feb. 11, 9-9:45 a.m.$35; $30 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterTime to lace up your basketball shoes and meet us on the court to learn how to dribble, shoot, pass and play some b-ball! 501070-ATeen Tournaments (boys and girls ages 12-19), Free!Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.Abram Frink Jr. Community CenterCome out for weekly Xbox game tournaments and competitive active game tournaments. These safe, free and fun nights challenge you to play in competitive tournaments against other competitors in your age group. For information, call 757-887-5810.For the complete list of Parks and Recreation programs and events or registration information for all activities, please visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200 (unless otherwise noted). For outdoor events, please call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 if inclement weather is in the forecast. JC/W = James City County/Williamsburg resident.##