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Posted on: January 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Parks and Recreation February programs, events and activities


Special Events/Activities
Black Settlement Presentation & Book Signing (all ages), Free!
Sunday, Feb. 7, 3-4 p.m.
Freedom Park
Join 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. Info: or call 757-259-4200.

Stroke Awareness & Blood Pressure Check, Free!
Saturday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-noon
James City County Recreation Center
A stroke is an emergency and every minute counts! Act F.A.S.T! Learn the risk factors and what to do if you suspect someone is having a stroke! Have your blood pressure taken. No registration required. Info: or call 757-259-4200.

Destination Recreation Expo (all ages), Free!
Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-noon
James City County Recreation Center
Your one-stop-shop for everything Parks and Recreation has to offer! Discover your parks and facilities, learn about various classes and programs offered throughout the year and be one of the first to register for summer camps! informational booths, interactive demonstrations and hands on activities are just a few great features of this event. We’ll keep your children engaged while you gather information about summer camp opportunities, sports, outdoor, aquatic programs, special events, parks and facilities, REC Connect, inclusion/therapeutic programs and activities offered through our affiliate organizations. Raffles and discounts for camps, classes and facilities given on day of event! Info: or call 757-259-4200.

Learn to Swim, Free Swim Evaluations
There are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. The registration period for February classes is Feb. 3-12. Registration is accepted at the James City County Recreation Center and online at Having trouble deciding which swim level is appropriate for your child? Our certified Water Safety Instructor will be available 4:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday, Feb. 10 to provide free swim evaluations. Info: call 757-259-4185.

Aprender a Nadar – todos niveles, adultos 16+ años, clase en Español
Adult Swim Lessons Taught in Spanish (ages 16+)
Mondays/Wednesdays, Feb. 15-March 9, 7:30-8:15 p.m.
$50; $45 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Are you interested in taking a swim class taught in Spanish? Each class will be taught by an American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor who is fluent in Spanish. No swimming ability needed. Info: call 757-259-4185.

PeeWee Picasso’s (ages 3-6), New
Two sessions offered:
Wednesdays, Feb. 3-24, 4-5:30 p.m., 202090-A
Saturdays, Feb. 6-March 5 ((no class 2/27), 9:30-11 a.m., 202090-B
$45/session; $40 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Paint, Sculpt, Draw – simple and fun! There’ll also be a few other surprise projects in this four-class series! All supplies included. Info: or call 757-259-4200.

Get Taken for a Ride (ages 7+)
Saturday, Feb. 20, noon-1:30 p.m.
$75; $70 for JC/W residents
Stonehouse Stables, 2116-A Forge Rd.
Take a 30-minute trail lesson on one of our experienced lesson horses. This ride will focus on balance, steering and basic horsemanship skills through the woods and around a lake. 202107-A. Info: or call 757-259-4200.

Junior Picasso’s (ages 7-11) New
Thursdays, Feb. 4-25, 4:30-6 p.m.
$45; $40 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Explore 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. 202090-C. Info: or call 757-259-4200.

Kidz Clay (ages 9-15)
Mondays, Feb. 22-March 21, 4-5 p.m.
$45; $40 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Make a mess, make some art, and make your mark… in clay! We’ll work on the potter’s wheel as well as hand build sculptural and functional pieces. Finished work is dishwasher and microwave safe. No experience needed. Class may be repeated. $15 materials fee due to instructor at first class. Work will be available for pick up after firing. 202060-A. Info: or call 757-259-4200.

Archery 101 (ages 9-15)
Saturdays, Feb. 20-March 12, 1-2 p.m.
$50; $45 for JC/W residents
Warhill Sports Complex
There’s nothing more exciting than taking your aim and hitting the bulls-eye! In this course designed for beginner to intermediate ability, learn safe use and handling of recurve bows and arrows. 802040-A. Info: or call 757-259-4200.

Red Cross Babysitting Course (ages 12+)
Saturday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
$75; $70 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Learn 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-D. Info: or call 757-259-4200.

BASE Canoeing (ages 13+) New
Sunday, Feb. 21-March 12, 1-2:30 p.m.
$45; $40 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Interested in learning the basics of the canoe – from finding the front of the boat to efficient paddling techniques and what to do if you or another vessel tips over! Join us as we launch our boats in the safety of the Recreation Center indoor pool for this introductory course. Canoes, paddles and life jackets provided (but if you would like to, please bring your own life jacket). 802550-A. Info: or call 757-259-4200.

Archery for Adults (ages 16+) New
Saturdays, Feb. 20-March 12, 2-3 p.m.
$50; $45 for JC/W residents
Warhill Sports Complex
Do you remember shooting bows and arrows at camp when you were a kid? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to, but couldn’t? 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. 802040-B. Info: or call 757-259-4200.

Keys to Photography Composition (ages 16+) New
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:30-8 p.m.
$35; $30 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Gain knowledge that will greatly improve your images and create stunning compositions in your photographs. You’ll explore the five types of composition and other effective techniques like the Rule of Thirds, the Golden Section and more. No camera required. Materials included. 202070-A. Info: or call 757-259-4200.

Inclusion/Therapeutic Recreation
Teensational Socials: Valentine’s Gala (ages 13-21 with disabilities), Free!
Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30-8 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Ladies wear your favorite dress, men wear your coat and tie and let’s dance the night away! Offered in partnership with Capernaum. Info: Caitie Maloney at 757-784-6226 or

Yoga (ages 13+ with disabilities), Free!
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 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. Info: call 757-229-3535 or

Valentine’s Day Dance (ages 13+ with disabilities), Free!
Saturday, Feb. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Come and celebrate with that special someone as the DJ plays your favorite love songs. Info: or call 757-259-5354.

Sports & Athletics
Lil’ Kickers (ages 2-3 with parent)
Saturday, Feb. 6-March 19 (no class 2/27), 9-9:45 a.m.
$45; $40 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
This parent participation class engages toddlers in the sport of soccer and helps to develop balance, movement, motor and soccer skills as well as group interaction. Very active and fun! 502140-A. Info: or call 757-259-5355.

Tot Shots (ages 3-5)
Saturdays, Feb. 20-March 19 (no class 2/27), 9:30-10:15 a.m.
$30; $25 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Time to lace up your basketball shoes and meet us on the court to learn how to dribble, shoot, pass and play! 502070-A. Info: or call 757-259-5355.

Full Pint Soccer (ages 6-9)
Saturdays, Feb. 6-March 19 (no class 2/27), 11-11:45 a.m.,
$45/session; $40 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Dribbling, passing, field position and more are taught in this introduction to soccer. 502160-A. Info: or call 757-259-5355.

Serves & Volleys (tennis) (ages 5-7)
Saturdays, Feb. 20-March 19 (no class 2/27), 10:30-11:15 a.m.
$30; $25 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Grab your racquet and get in the game! This four-week introduction to tennis will get you oriented to the court, work on making solid contact, and brushing up on the footwork needed to keep up a good volley. 502010-A. Info: or call 757-259-5355.

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 competitors in your age group. Info: call 757-887-5810.

Spring Adult Coed Soccer (men 30+ and women 18+)
Sundays, Feb. 28-May 22 (no games 3/27, 5/8), 4-10 p.m.
Registration deadline is Feb. 5; registration by team only.
Warhill Sports Complex
Offering recreational soccer with a focus on fun, league play culminates in an end of season tournament to decide the Champion. Register your team under the Captain’s name. Roster forms can be picked up at the James City County Recreation Center. Captain’s meeting is Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at Center. 503700-A. Info: or call 757-259-5355.

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