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Posted on: July 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] August Events

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Learn to Swim, Free Swim Evaluations 
There are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for August classes
is open until Aug. 3. Registration is accepted at the James City CountyRecreation Center and online at 
Aquatics. Classes held at the James City County
Recreation Center. Info: 757-259-4185.

Before- & After-School Programs, Camps

Need camp
or want to sign up for the fall Before- & After-School programs? The RECConnect 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 are available online and at the
Recreation Centers, Freedom Park Interpretive Center and Satellite ServicesOffice in Toano. Weekly registration fees apply. For the complete list of fees
and registration information, visit 
REC Connect or call the Hotline at 757-259-3170. Pleaseallow up to seven business days for processing. Discounts are available to any
qualified resident based on total household gross income; please call757-259-5414 for financial details.


Track Your Health/Know Your
Numbers, Free!

Saturday, Aug.11, 9a.m.-noon
James City County Recreation

Come 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.

Group Fitness Classes (ages 14+)
Get in shape for summer! From Ageless Yoga to Zumba, you’ll find aclass just for you at the James City County Recreation Center. Check out our
full group 
fitness schedule for a complete list of more than 60 classes offered weekly. Info: 757-259-4176.

Inclusion& Therapeutic Recreation

Day Support Program (ages 13+ with disabilities)
Tuesdays-Fridays weekly, 9
a.m.-3 p.m.

Abram Frink Jr. CommunityCenter
The “Arc of Abilities” began
in 2016 to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities whodo not have a Medicaid waiver. The Day Support Program provides continuing
education, life skills and vocational training. In addition, clients are engagedin fitness, recreational and community service opportunities with peers,
instructors and the community. Monthly tuition based on need. Info: The Arc at757-229-3535.

Yoga (ages 13+ with disabilities)
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7-9 p.m.
James City County Recreation

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 


Campfire Social (all ages) Free!
Saturdays, Aug. 11 & 18,
7:30-8:30 p.m.

Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Come celebrate summer with agood old-fashioned campfire gathering at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Enjoy
s’mores, activities, storytelling and more around the campfire overlooking thebeautiful Gordon Creek. Weather permitting. 

Camping Under the Stars (all ages/families)
Saturday, Aug. 18, 1-3 p.m.
$30; $25 for JC/W residents 
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Pitch your tent (or borrow
one of ours) and spend the night at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Learn to setup your tent, build a campfire, and cook in a Dutch oven The rest of the
day is yours to explore the park! Rent a kayak, take a dip in the pool or checkout our new splash pad! Gather around the campfire that evening for s’mores at
our campfire social (above). One registration per family, limit six people percampsite. Campsite fees and pool pass included in registration. Participants under
the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the stay. Weather permitting. 808600-A

Learn to Row (ages 12+) Free!
Saturday & Sunday, Aug.4 & 5, noon-5 p.m.
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Learn the basics of rowing
and then get out on the water for a row in a sleek racing shell along GordonCreek. Instruction provided by the William & Mary Boat Club. Children must
be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting. Info/registration: email

Interpretive Paddle (ages 16+) Free!
Monday, Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30p.m.
James City County Marina
Kayak historic Powhatan Creek beside Jamestown Island. View and learn about birds and wildlife native to our area. Kayaks provided free, and trips are guided by James River Association. 16-person limit; must be 16 or older. Weather permitting. To register, visit and click on “Interpretive Paddle Series” under “What’s Happening.” 

Tips on Garden Photography (ages 18+)
Saturday, Aug18, 10-11:30 a.m.
Freedom Park Interpretive

John Whistler, localgardener, photographer and owner of Whistler Works Studio, will give those
gardeners who want to capture photos of the flora and fauna in their gardens orelsewhere basic and advanced suggestions to improve their images. Following the
program, Master Gardeners will be available in the Williamsburg BotanicalGarden to discuss what’s in bloom or more information, contact Whistler at A $5 donation to help the
garden grow is appreciated.

Special Events

Movie Nights (all ages) Free!
Friday, Aug3,6-8 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. Stop by the front desk
for a schedule of movies offered the first Friday of every month. Scheduledfeatured: Paddington 2 (2017) PG; movie subject to change. 

Family Splash Party (all ages) Free!
Saturday, Aug4, 6-9 p.m.
Upper County Park Pool
Join us for games, prizes and fun. Children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting.

Butterfly Festival (all ages)

Saturday & Sunday, Aug4 & 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Freedom Park
Interact with hundreds of butterflies at
the Williamsburg Botanical Garden! Drop in anytime during the two-day event tovisit the butterfly tent with live specimens, and to participate in fun
educational programs and crafts. Learn first-hand about the life cycles ofthese beautiful insects! The event is free; however, a $5 donation to help the
garden grow is appreciated.

Movies Under the Stars (all ages) Free!
Friday, Aug31, 8:30 p.m. 
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Enjoy some of the great boxoffice 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: Moana (PG); movies subject to change. Weather permitting.


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 incompetitive 
tournaments against other gamers in your age group. For
information, call 757-887-5810. 

Fall Adult Co-ed Soccer (men 30+ and women 18+)
Sundays, Sept. 9-Dec.16 (nogames 10/7, 11/11, 11/25)
Warhill Sports Complex
Registration by team only:
deadline is Aug. 24. Captain’s meeting Aug. 29, 6 p.m. at the James City CountyRecreation Center.

Offering recreational soccer
with a focus on fun. League play culminates in an end of season tournament todecide the champion. Register your team under the Captain’s name. Roster forms
can be picked up at the James City County Recreation Center. 509700-A

For the complete list of Parks & Recreation programs andevents, and for registration information for all activities, please visit our website or call 757-259-4200
(unless otherwise noted). For outdoor events, please call the ActivitiesHotline at 757-259-3232 if inclement weather is in the forecast. JC/W = James
City County/Williamsburg resident.

Program locations:
 Abram Frink Jr. Community Center Park, 8901 Pocahontas Trail
 Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway
 Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road
 James City County Marina, 2054 Jamestown Road
 James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road
 Little Creek Reservoir Park, 180 Lakeview Road
 Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road, Toano

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