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Posted on: November 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] December Events

Parks and Rec December

Aquatics:

Learn to Swim, Free Swim Evaluations
There are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for January classes is open Dec. 14-30. 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 beavailable 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec 13 to provide
free swim evaluations. Classes/evaluations held at the James City CountyRecreation Center. Info: 757-259-4185.


Arts & Special Interest:

Family Paint Night (ages 6+) New!
Wednesday, Dec. 13,
6:30-8:30 p.m.

$40; $35 for JC/W residents
James City County RecreationCenter
Create your very own acrylic
masterpiece! You’ll receive step-by-step instructions – no experiencenecessary. Your painting can stand alone, or be combined with the canvases of
your family to create an even larger painting. Have a blast at this familynight like no other. A different painting is offered for each session. All
supplies included
 in fee.Instructor: Wine & Design Williamsburg. 212570-C

Girls' Paint Night Out (ages 18+) New!
Thursday,
Dec. 14, 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 experienceneeded. You’ll receive step-by-step instruction to create your very own acrylic
painting. A different painting is offered for each session. Fee includes allart
 supplies, cheese and cracker
snacks and sparkling punch. Instructor: Wine & Design Williamsburg.212570-A


Golden Years Painting Club (ages 55+) New!
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 3-5 p.m.
$50; $45 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation
Center

Age is nothing but a number!In this class, everyone is young at heART! You’ll receive step-by-step
instructions to create your very own acrylic masterpiece! No experience needed.Class is structured for a variety of abilities and class size is limited to
provide additional support and encouragement. A different painting offered eachsession. Instructor: Wine & Design Williamsburg. 212570-B


Kids' Gingerbread House
Workshop
 (ages 7-13)
Two sessions offered:
Friday, Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m.,212101-A
Friday, Dec. 15, 5-7 p.m.,
212101-B

$25/session; $20 for JC/Wresidents
James City County Recreation
Center

Construct and decorate yourown gingerbread houses! These wonderful treats are perfect as centerpieces for
the holidays. Please note any food allergies at the time of registration. Alltreats made during class are taken home. All attendees should bring an
 apron or dress accordingly
and tie back long hair. Supplies provided. Instructor:
 The Williamsburg Chocolatier, Inc.

Before/AfterSchool/Break Programs:

REC Connect
Need before- and after-school programs for your child? 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 Center, the 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.

Winter
Break Programs:


Youth Winter Break Program (ages 5-10); must be enrolled in kindergarten
Daily, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$35/day; $30 for JC/W residents
Laurel Lane ElementarySchool (formerly Rawls Byrd)
Registration Deadline is
Dec. 20, 10 a.m. (register early, space is limited).

Enjoy winter break fun withexciting trips and hands-on activities. Unless otherwise noted, bring lunch
daily. Activity calendars will be sent to parents before program start date.

Winter Break Bonanza!           Thursday, Dec. 21. Funactivities include crafts, games and sports. 712220-A
Bouncing in the New Year!      Friday, Dec. 22. Visit an
inflatable playground at the Bounce House in Williamsburg. 712220-B

Where a Kid Can Be a Kid!     Wednesday, Dec. 27. Chuck E.Cheese! The ultimate kids’ fun zone! Includes two slices of pizza and drink.
712220-C

Library Theatre Performance  Thursday, Dec. 28. Livetheatrical fun at the Williamsburg Library!  712220-D
Bringing in the New Year!        Friday, Dec 29. New Year’s
party with exciting activities including art, basketball and electronic clubchallenges. 712220-E


Teen Winter Break Program (ages 10-14)
Daily, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$35/day; $30 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center (each day begins and ends at the Center)
Registration Deadline is
Dec. 20, 10 a.m. (register early, space is limited).

Enjoy winter break with funtrips and activities. Bring lunch daily.
Jump into Winter                                Thursday, Dec. 21. Kick off the holiday season with a series of intramural sports. 612050-A
Rolling Through Winter Break            Friday, Dec. 22. Bowl a
strike at AMF bowling in Williamsburg. 612050-B

Splash Away the Winter Time Blues  Wednesday, Dec. 27. Visitthe KROC Center in Norfolk and splash away your winter time blues in their
indoor water park. 612050-C

Skating into the Holidays                    Thursday, Dec. 28. Glidingand sliding towards the New Year, enjoy ice skating at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion
in Colonial Williamsburg. 612050-D

A New Year Celebration                      Friday, Dec. 29. Ring in theNew Year with a pizza party, games and fun at the James City County Recreation
Center. 612050-E


Therapeutic Recreation Winter Break Programs (ages 5-22 with disabilities) New!
For details, see Inclusion/Therapeutic Recreation Services below.

Health/Wellness:

Group Fitness Classes
When the temperatures turn cooler, it’s time to move your fitness routine indoors!  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 ofthe more than 60 classes offered weekly. Info: 757-259-4176

Meditation Workshop (ages 16+)
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 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 meditationpractice. 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. 312620-A. Info: 757-259-4176.


Kids Storybook Yoga (ages 4-7)
Thursdays, 4:30-5 p.m.
$7 day; $5 for JC/W residents, 312502-C
$22 (5 pack); $20 for JC/W residents, 312501-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, 312502-D
$22 (5 pack); $20 for JC/W residents, 312501-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. 312600-A


Inclusion & Therapeutic Recreation Services:

Days of Discovery Winter Break Program (ages 5-25 with disabilities) New!
Wednesday-Friday, Dec.27-29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
$80; $75 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation
Center

Registration Deadline: Dec.22, 10 a.m.
Experience FUN, arts and
crafts, gym games and much more! A typical participant:

• has a mild to moderatedisability
• can independently or with
verbal cues, feed, bathe and toilet

• is able to functionsuccessfully within a 1:3 staff to camper ratio
• is able to adjust to
changes in routine/environment with relative ease

• has the ability toeffectively communicate needs either verbally or with a communication device.
901260-A. Info/register:
757-259-5354.


Therapeutic Recreation Winter Break Programs (ages 5-22 with disabilities) New!
Wednesday-Friday, Dec.27-29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
$80; $75 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation
Center

Registration Deadline: Dec.22, 10 a.m.
Experience FUN, arts and
crafts, gym games and much more! A typical participant:

• has a mild to moderatedisability
• can independently or with
verbal cues, feed, bathe and toilet

• is able to function successfullywithin a 1:3 staff to camper ratio
• is able to adjust to
changes in routine/environment with relative ease

• has the ability to effectively communicate needs either verbally or with a communication device.
901260-A. Info/register:757-259-5354.

Teensational Social:
Holiday Shopping Spree (ages 13-21 with disabilities) Free!
Saturday, Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m.
– 4 p.m.

James City County RecreationCenter lobby
Join us for a fun day of shopping at Patrick Henry Mall. Bring spending money. Transportation provided. Explore, Engage, Excel…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.

Yoga (ages 13+ with disabilities) Free!
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 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 thearcgw.org.

Holiday Dinner Dance (ages 13+ with disabilities) Free!
Saturday, Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30
p.m.

James City County RecreationCenter
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Holiday season with dancing and dinner with friends. You might even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus. 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.

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.


Outdoors:

Nature Ornaments and Crafts (all ages/families) Free!
Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Freedom Park
Stop by Freedom Park this holiday season and transform acorns, sweetgum balls, and pine cones into adorable ornaments! Bring billfold size school photos if you would like to make a surprise for Grandma or a remembrance ornament for your tree. Drop in and spend an hour or so, and head home with some new tree ornaments! All materials (except photos) will be provided.  


Special Events:


MovieNights Free! New!
Friday, Dec. 1, 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: Lego Batman Movie (2017) PG; m
ovies subject to
change. Stop by the Center Front Desk for a schedule of movies. Info:757-887-5810.


Teens:

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. For information, call 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 = JamesCity County/Williamsburg resident.


Holiday
Closings:

The James City County Recreation Centerand the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center will be closed:
• Christmas
Eve,
Sunday,Dec 24
• Christmas
Day,
Monday,Dec. 25
• New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

James City County parks are open year-round. Some parks feature a guest services office or park store. The Chickahominy Riverfront Park Office/Store, the Little Creek Reservoir Park Office/Store and the James City County Marina Office/Store will all be closed on Sunday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. The Freedom Park Office/Store will open 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Dec. 24. The Office/Store will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

Media Contact:
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist
757-259-5415; veda.mcmullen@jamescitycountyva.gov 


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