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Learn to Swim, Free Swim EvaluationsThere are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for May classes is open April 17-27. Registration is accepted at the James City County Recreation Center and online at Aquatics. 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, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25 to provide free swim evaluations. Classes/evaluations are held at the James City County Recreation Center. Info: 757-259-4185.Adventure Swim (ages 5-21 with disabilities)Mondays, April 9-May 7, 6:30-7:15 p.m.$30; $25 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterRegister by April 5. Want to learn how to swim? Join us for fun swimming activities and learn new skills from a Certified Water Safety Instructor. 100610-AAmerican Red Cross Lifeguard Re-Certification (ages 15+)Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.$60; $55 for JC/W residents (course does not include materials)James City County Recreation Center
Oil Painting (ages 16+)Two sessions offered:
$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, April 4-June 20, 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. 204030-ABeginning Oil Painting (ages 16+)Thursdays, April 5-June 21, 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. Students will receive individual instruction tobegin a lifetime hobby. Students must provide own supplies. For the list, please call 757-220-3755 or email email@example.com. 204010-ABefore- and After- School CampsREC ConnectLooking for summer camp or Before/After School programs for your child? The REC Connect program is open to youth ages 5-14, enrolled in grades K-8. One registration packet may be used for both Summer Camp 2018 and the Before & After School 2018-19 programs. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis according to postmark date and space availability. Registration forms and program information is available online and at the Recreation Centers, Freedom Park Interpretive Center and the Satellite Services Office in Toano. Weekly registration fees apply. For the complete list of fees and registration information, visit RECConnect or call the Hotline at 757-259-3170. Please allow up to seven business days for processing. Discounts are available to any qualified resident based on total household gross income; please call 757-259-5414 for financial details.
Fit Mama – Stroller Fit (all ages)Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.$13/day; $8 for JC/W residents, 304550-C$35 (5 pack); $30 for JC/W residents, 304550-DJames 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 post-natal workout for all levels. Jogging stroller not necessary. Bring water and a yoga mat or towel. To register, call 757-259-4176. Group Fitness Classes (ages 14+)Get in shape for spring! From Ageless Yoga to Zumba, you’ll find a class just for you at the James City County Recreation Center. Check out our full group fitness schedule for a complete list of the more than 60 classes offered weekly. Info: 757-259-4176.Meditation Workshop (ages 16+)Wednesday, April 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., $5/personJames 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. 304620-A.Spinal Injury Avoidance & Postural Improvement Workshop (ages 18+) Free!Tuesdays, April 10-24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.James City County Recreation CenterBack pain? Want to prevent spinal injury? In this three-week workshop, we’ll focus on injury prevention and a 10-minute/day exercise program to improve balance, alignment and movement. 15 people max. Presenter: The Spine Center of Williamsburg. 304670-AThriving Beyond Arthritis: The Latest Treatment Options for Your Hips (ages 21+) Free!Wednesday, April 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.James City County Recreation CenterIs your hip pain limiting your healthy, active lifestyle? Join us for a seminar on the most advanced treatments available for your hip arthritis. Presented by Michael E. Higgins, M.D., who is board certified and fellowship trained, is a premier joint replacement surgeon. Info: 757-259-4176. 304663-ASalsa & Cha Cha Ballroom Dance Class (ages 16+)Mondays, April 2-May 7, 7:30-8:30 p.m.|$35; $30 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterThis six session dance course combines both smooth and lively movements with quickness and a touch of drama. The Cha Cha and Salsa are fun, cheeky and playful dances that will keep you moving to the rhythm of the music. Both of these dances are useful in today’s social settings and celebrations. Enjoy the health benefits of dance while learning a new skill! Open to all dancers and non-dancers. Info: 757-259-4176. 304530-AWest Coast Swing & Night Club Two Step Dance Class (ages 16+)Tuesdays, April 3-May 8, 7:30-8:30 p.m.$35; $30 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterWant to add some dance “social time” to your weekly routine and make new friends? These dances are some of the most practical and versatile social dances ever conceived to almost any style of music. They are easy dance steps that anyone can learn! Open to all dancers and non-dancers. Info: 757-259-4176. 304531-ATrack Your Health/Know Your Numbers, Free!Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.-noonJames City County Recreation CenterCome in for a free health screening that includes a simple finger stick for a non-fasting cholesterol reading, blood pressure and body mass index. Work towards improving your numbers with your doctor’s advice, exercise and healthier eating. Testing and counseling “on-the-spot” by RN’s. No registration required.
Kids Storybook Yoga (ages 4-7)Thursdays in April, 4:30-5 p.m.$7/class; $5 for JC/W residents, 304502-C$22 (5 pack); $20 for JC/W residents, 304501-CJames City County Recreation CenterThis 30-minute class offers your child a fun way to bring together imagination, creativity and movement! While interacting with the book’s characters and plot, Storybook Yoga helps children contemplate meaningful messages such as gratitude, peace, self-love, respect and confidence. KiYo certified instructor. Info: 757-259-4176. Kids' Yoga (ages 8-12)Thursdays in April, 5:15-6 p.m.$7/class; $5 for JC/W residents, 304502-D$22 (5 pack); $20 for JC/W residents, 304501-DJames City County Recreation CenterInspire your kids to learn while they move! This 45-minute class helps your child learn techniques for relaxation, health and self-love in this hurry-up world. Kids' yoga increases strength and flexibility while helping them unwind, calm down, reduce stress and sleep better. KiYo certified instructor. Info: 757-259-4176. Functional Yoga Workshop (ages 14+)Four sessions available! You’re welcome to sign up for one,two, three or all four 90-minute sessions. Save when you sign up for all fourclasses at the same time!
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Buddy Ball (ages 5+ with disabilities)Sundays, April 8-June 3 (no program May 27), 2-3 p.m., $20Warhill Sports ComplexBuddy Ball is provided in partnership with the Williamsburg Youth Baseball League. Players are assisted one-on-one, where appropriate, by volunteer buddies who make it possible to adapt play to individual player needs. Two groups: ages 5 to middle school, and high school to young adult. Info: Joel Schwartz at 757-879-6222. Adventure Swim (ages 5-21 with disabilities), see Aquatics. Teensational Socials: Karaoke Dinner Party (ages 13-21 with disabilities) Free!Saturday, April 21, 6:30-8 p.m.James City County Recreation CenterWow us with your incredible singing voice! Dinner provided. Socialize with peers and practice social skills through fun recreational activities and field trips in the community. No need to register - just come. Offered in collaboration with Capernaum. For more information and a complete event schedule, call Caitie Maloney at 757-784-6226 or Caitie.Maloney@yahoo.com.Day Support Program (ages 13+ with disabilities)Tuesdays-Fridays weekly, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Abram Frink Jr. Community CenterThe “Arc of Abilities” began in 2016 to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who do not have a Medicaid waiver. The Day Support Program provides continuing education, life skills and vocational training. In addition, clients are engaged in fitness, recreational and community service opportunities with peers, instructors and the community. Monthly tuition based on need. Info: The Arc at 757-229-3535.Fitness Field Day (ages 13+ with disabilities) Free!Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Freedom ParkJoin us for a fun evening of hunting Easter eggs, playing games and testing your skills at a kickball tournament. Yoga (ages 13+ with disabilities) Free!Tuesday, April 24, 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. For more information on Arc events or to become a member call 757-229-3535 or visit thearcgw.org.
Archery 101 (ages 9-15)Saturdays, April 14-May 5, 1-2 p.m.$50; $45 for JC/W residentsWarhill Sports ComplexIn this course designed for beginner to intermediate ability, learn the safe use and handling of recurve bows and arrows in addition to proper range procedures. All equipment provided. 804040-AWildlife Mapping (ages 14-18) New! Free!Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Freedom ParkTeam up with the Virginia Master Naturalists to learn about and catalog wildlife in our local parks! Enjoy a day of learning about data collection and animal identification to help better understand the distribution of wildlife in the area. Bring a camera and discover birds, frogs, butterflies and mammals! 804210-AArchery for Adults (ages 16+)Two Sessions available:
$50/session; $45 for JC/W residentsWarhill Sports ComplexDo you remember shooting bows and arrows at camp when you were a kid, or maybe you’ve always wanted to? In this course, designed for beginner to intermediate ability, you’ll learn the safe use and handling of recurve bows and arrows as well as work on your concentration and upper body strength. Gardening for Birds and Butterflies (ages 18+)Saturday, April 21, 10-11:30 a.m.Freedom ParkAward-winning nature photographer Bob Schamerhorn will share information packed with tips and experiences on how to improve any property for a diversity of wildlife. Schamerhorn will show specific examples and results of a suburban landscape becoming inviting to a variety of birds, butterflies, insects and mammals. Following the program, Master Gardeners will be available in the Williamsburg Botanical Garden to discuss what’s in bloom. A $5 donation to help the Williamsburg Botanical Garden grow is appreciated. Info: bob@iPhotoBirds.com. Forest Explorers Walk & Talk (all ages) Free!Nature Program - Reptiles: Saturday, April 7, 9-10 a.m.Guided Walk: Saturday,April 7, 10 a.m. – noonFreedom ParkJoin us on the first Saturday of every month this spring for a nature program andguided walk on the new Living Forest Interpretive Trail! One of our expertnature guides will present a nature program on a different topic each month,then lead children and their parents on a trip through the forest to learnabout plants, wildlife, insects and anything else we may encounter! The natureprogram will take place at the Freedom Park Interpretive Center. The walks willbegin at the Freedom Park playground, with a new walk starting every 30 minutes. Weather permitting. Native Plants Versus Nectar Plants (all ages) Free!Saturday, April 18, 2-3 p.m.Freedom ParkMost people who garden want to attract beneficial animals and insects to their yards. Native plants are often part of the plan, but sometimes non-natives work great as nectar plants for butterflies, bees and some birds. Stop by this session to learn about striking a balance in your yard by providing host plants as well as nectar sources for the wildlife you want to attract to your garden.
Movie Nights, New! Free!Friday, April 6, 6-8 p.m.Abram Frink Jr. Community CenterBring a blanket/pillow and join us for family friendly movie nights held inside the multipurpose room. Popcorn and drinks provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stop by the Front Desk for a schedule of movies offered the first Friday of every month. Scheduled feature: Despicable Me 3, PG; movie subject to change. Bikes Out of Hibernation, Free!Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (rain date April 8)Chickahominy Riverfront ParkLooking for an opportunity to get your bike out of “hibernation?” Free safety inspections, assistance for minor repairs, greasing, fitting as well as fun rides to “knock the rust off” after winter. Rides of 2, 5, 10 and 15 miles on the Virginia Capital Trail led by experienced leaders. Rides scheduled to start at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Riders younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments provided. Singletrack Maniac 50k Trail Run (ages 18+)Saturday, April 14, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.$65/runnerFreedom ParkExperience Freedom Park in a whole new way! The generous 10-hourtime limit (19 minute mile pace) for the 31-mile Ultra race is great forbeginners, but the singletrack trails are technical and challenging withconstant roots and elevation changes. If you’re looking to surpass the marathonand want to stay local, this is the first event of its kind in the area. Noonsite registration. 150 max. Call 757-259-4176 for more information. Registerat Maniac50K.Family Fun Night (all ages)Saturday, April 14, 7-9:30 p.m.
James City County Recreation CenterJoin us for a night of family fun and entertainment – enjoy structured games in the gym, create various craft projects together, splash in the pool, dance to the tunes, play racquetball, play old-fashioned board games and more! Pre-registration recommended but not required. If preregistering, please register everyone who is attending! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Movies Under the Stars, Free!Friday, April 27, 8:30 p.m.Chickahominy Riverfront ParkEnjoy some of the great box office titles out under the sky! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. We’ll bring the stars. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Scheduled feature: Despicable Me 3, PG; movies subject to change. Weather permitting. Summer Camp Fair 2018, Free! Friday, April 27, 3-7 p.m. & Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.James City County Recreation CenterWant to sign up the kids for summer camp? Attend the 5th Annual Summer Camp Fair to learn about great camps and register your kids at the same time! Goodie bags for first 200guests! Camps include:
Offered in partnership with WilliamsburgFamilies.com and The Virginia Gazette. For more information on the Fair, please contact Kristy Maynor at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Black Settlement Presentation & Book Signing (all ages), Free!Saturday, April 28, 3-4 p.m. Freedom ParkJoin Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a presentation and book signing. You’ll experience 18th century life more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation.
Quart’r Pint Soccer (ages 2-3 with parent)Saturdays, April 28-June 9, 8:30-9 a.m. (no class May 26)$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! 504140-AHalf Pint & Full Pint Soccer (ages 4-9)Saturdays, April 28-June 9 (no class May 26)
$45/session; $40 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterGOAL! Technical skills such as dribbling, passing, positioning and more will be taught in this fun two-tiered introduction to soccer.Multi Sport Minis (ages 3-5)Saturdays, April 28-June 9, 11-11:45 a.m. (no class May 26)$45; $40 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterLooking for variety for your child? From shooting a basketball to kicking a soccer ball to throwing a baseball, come have fun in the most assorted class of all. 504050-ATot Shots (ages 3-5)
$35/session; $30 for JC/W residentsTime to lace up your basketball shoes and meet us on the court to learn how to dribble, shoot, pass and play some basketball!Sandlot Tots (ages 4-6)Saturdays, April 28-May 19, 11-11:45 a.m.James City County Recreation Center$35; $30 for JC/W residentsHitting, fielding, base running and throws! Come slide in the dirt and learn the game of T-ball. 504130-AJump Shots (ages 6-8)
$35/session; $30 for JC/W residentsGet ready for team play in this introduction to basketball. Get oriented to the court and hone basic fundamentals including passing, dribbling and shooting!Teen 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 gamers in your age group. For information, call 757-887-5810.For the complete list of Parks & Recreation programs and events and registration information for all activities, please visit our website 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.Media Contact:Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist757-259-5415; email@example.com