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Posted on: October 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Parks & Recreation Plans November Events

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November Events in Parks & Recreation!

Learn to Swim, Free Swim Evaluations
There are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for November classes is open Nov. 1-10. 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, Oct. 31 and Wednesday, Nov. 1 to provide free swim evaluations. Classes/evaluations held at the James City County Recreation Center. Info: 757-259-4185.

Arts/Special Interest
Music, Movement & MORE (ages 3-5 with parent/guardian) New!
Thursday, Nov. 2, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
$15; $10 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Enhance your child’s development and love of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments. Explore the power of rhythm, melody and tonality while nurturing key physical, social and intellectual skills. Join our rhythmic community and make new friends! Parent/guardian must attend class with child. 211230-A

PeeWee Picassos (ages 5-6)
Thursdays, Nov. 2-30 (no class Nov. 23), 4:30-5:30 p.m.
$45; $40 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Paint, Sculpt, Draw–simple and fun! Plus a few other surprise projects in this four-class series! All supplies included in fee. Dress for mess! 211090-A

Girl’s Paint Night Out (ages 18+) New!
Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$50; $45 for JC/W residents
Freedom Park
Grab your girlfriends and head out for an amazing night of masterpieces and memories! No experience needed! You’ll receive step-by-step instruction to create your very own acrylic painting. Fee includes all art supplies, cheese and cracker snacks and sparkling punch. Instructor: Wine & Design Williamsburg. 211570-A

Health Rhythms for Seniors (ages 55+) New!
Thursday, Nov. 2, 9-10 a.m.
$15; $10 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Strengthen the immune system, relieve stress and express yourself through recreational music making! Studies have shown simply playing musical instruments can lead to a reduction of stress levels and improved moods. No experience needed. This program is backed by peer-reviewed scientific research found in the international journal titled “Medical Science Monitor.” 211230-D

Before/After School/Summer Programs
REC Connect
Need before-and-after school programs for your child? Registration is underway. The 2017-18 REC Connect program is open to youth ages 5-14, enrolled in grades K-8. Registration accepted on a first-come, first-served basis according to date received and space availability. Weekly registration fees apply. Forms can be returned by mail or dropped off at the James City County Recreation, Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, the Freedom Park Interpretive Center or the Satellite Services Office in Toano.  Please allow up to seven business days for processing. Forms can be picked up at any of the drop off locations listed above or downloaded from REC Connect Registration Form. For the complete list of fees and registration information, visit REC Connect or call the Hotline at 757-259-3170. 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, 311550-A
$65 (10 pack); $60 for JC/W residents, 311550-B
James City County Recreation Center
Want 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.

Kids Storybook Yoga (ages 4-7)
Thursdays, 4:30-5 p.m.
$7 day; $5 for JC/W residents, 311502-C
$22 (5 pack); $20 for JC/W residents, 311501-C
James City County Recreation Center
This 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, 5:15-6 p.m.
$7 day; $5 for JC/W residents, 311502-D
$22 (5 pack); $20 for JC/W residents, 311501-D
James City County Recreation Center
Inspire 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.

Indoor Pool – SUP Yoga (ages 16+)
Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
$20; $15 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center pool
Doing yoga on a paddleboard at an indoor pool?! That’s something new! We have it, here at the Recreation Center! The paddleboards are anchored in the pool to secure your spot. Each hour session starts with stable poses to warm up the body and discover balance. You build on that foundation as the class and weeks progress. Info: 757-259-4176. 311600-A

Diabetes Risk Assessment Screening & Blood Pressure Check, Free!
Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-noon
James City County Recreation Center
Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Stop by to take the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk paper test and discuss your results with an RN. This assessment is based on individual risk factors. There is no blood test. Health and wellness information available. No registration required.

Gait Analysis (all ages) Free!
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
What 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. 311668-A

Unwind the Nerves: Yoga Workshop (ages 12+) Free!
Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
This workshop will be a combination of tractional spine releases and restorative poses. The effect will be to release stress and tension held in the muscles around the spine. We’ll use a variety of poses to encourage the intervertebral muscles to relax. The practice quiets the mind, opens the heart, soothes the nerves and restores mental acuity. All levels and conditions are encouraged to attend. Info: 757-259-4176. 311615-A

Meditation Workshop (ages 16+)
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6:15-7:15 p.m., $5
James City County Recreation Center
Whether 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. 311620-A

Inclusion/Therapeutic Recreation
Teensational Socials: Pool Party (ages 13-21 with disabilities) Free!
Saturday, Nov. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Splash into an evening of swimming and games! 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

Yoga (ages 13+ with disabilities) Free!
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7-9 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Move 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

Day Support Program
Tuesdays-Fridays weekly, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
 Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas Trail

Offers 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.

Forest Explorers Walk & Talk (all ages) Free!
Nov. 4
Nature Program: Mammals, 9-10 a.m.
Guided Walks: 10 a.m.-noon
Freedom Park
Join us for a nature program and guided walk on the new Living Forest Interpretive Trail! One of our expert nature 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 learn about plants, wildlife, insects and anything else we may encounter! The nature program will take place at the Freedom Park Interpretive Center. The walks will begin at the Freedom Park playground, with a new walk starting every 30 minutes. Weather permitting.

Bring Your Bike Back to Life! Gears, Sprockets and Pedals (ages 10+) New!
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10-11:30 a.m.
$10; $5 for JC/W residents
James City County Marina
Brush the cobwebs off your 10-speed, your beach cruiser or your BMX racer! Don’t worry about the flats or the rust. Bring the bike and supplies; we’ll provide the tools and tips needed to get you ready to ride the Virginia Capital Trail, cruise to Jamestown Island or hit the terrain at Freedom Park! 811801-A

Medicinal Herbs: Myths, Stories & How to Grow (ages 18+)
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10-11:30 a.m.
Freedom Park
Briscoe White, co-owner of The Growers Exchange, will share his knowledge on growing herbs. Briscoe’s workplace is in Charles City where his farm covers 650 acres and includes 10 greenhouses. The Growers Exchange ships over 100,000 herb plants of 160 types each year. Offered by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. Classes are held Freedom Park Interpretive Center. A $5 donation to help the garden grow is appreciated.

Special Events
Live Well Expo, Free!
Nov. 3, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Pamper your mind, body and spirit while taking advantage of FREE preventive health screenings during this annual event! Learn about the services for adults ages 55+ that are available in the community and get your vaccinations as well as vision, hearing, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Medication checks will be offered by local pharmacists (please bring your medications). Also take advantage of information provided about nutrition, home health care, pharmacies, leisure services, recreational activities and more. Info: Call 757-259-5353.

Movie Nights, Free! New!
Friday, Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m.
Abram Frink Jr. Community Center
Bring 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. Movies are held on the first Friday night of every month. Scheduled Feature: Trolls (2016), Rated PG; movies subject to change. Stop by the Center Front Desk for a schedule of movies. Info: 757-887-5810.

Vision Party (ages 13-17)
Saturday, Nov. 4, noon-3 p.m.
$25; $20 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Clip, glue and stick all the things you see for your future. Join this fun collage creating party, design a personal vision board of things you want and goals you want to achieve. Supplies and snacks included. 611070-A

Teen Tournaments (boys and girls ages 12-19) Free!
 Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.
 Abram Frink Jr. Community Center
Come 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. Info: 757-887-5810.

For the complete list of Parks & Recreation programs and events or 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 Specialist

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