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Posted on: March 5, 2016

[ARCHIVED] March Events

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Special Events/ Activities

AFCC Movie Night, Free!
Friday, March 18, 6-8:30 p.m.
Abram Frink Jr. Community Center
Come out and enjoy a family night of entertainment – a free family movie, games, crafts and more. Scheduled Feature: Inside Out. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration preferred. 101011-A.

Easter Egg Extravaganza, Free!
Saturday, March 26
With over 10,000 eggs for the hunts, these events are ones to see! Hunts are divided by age and will be held on the Warhill Sports Complex baseball fields and at the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center. Also enjoy face painting, refreshments for purchase and more! Bring your Easter basket and camera! Co-sponsor: Williamsburg Parks and Recreation. Weather permitting.
Warhill Sports Complex (baseball fields): 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Walking-2 years, 10 a.m.
3 years, 10:10 a.m.
4 years, 10:20 a.m.
5 years, 10:30 a.m.
6 years, 10:40 a.m.
7 years, 10:50 a.m.

Abram Frink Jr. Community Center: 1-2 p.m.
Walking-7 years, 1:30 p.m.


Learn to Swim, Free Swim Evaluations
There are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. The registration period for March and April classes is March 9-18. 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 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9 to provide free swim evaluations. Info: 757-259-4185.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course (ages 15+)
Prerequisite Swim Test: Friday, March 18, 4-6 p.m.
Training Course: Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Monday-Friday, March 21-25, 4-8 p.m.
Class meets at the James City County Recreation Center on the first day (classes also meet at Eastern State Hospital).
$210/session; $205 for JC/W residents. Fee includes swim test, book and materials
For the complete list of certification requirements, see under Recreation and Programs. Info: 757-259-4185.


Archery for Adults (ages 16+)
Thursdays, March 24-April 14, 5-6 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? 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.803040-B

Oil Painting (ages 16+)
Two sessions offered:
Tuesdays, March 29-June 14 (no class 5/24), 1-3 p.m., 203020-A
Wednesdays, March 30-June 15 (no class 5/25), 10 a.m.-noon, 203020-B
$130 session; $125 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Create your own masterpiece while making new friends. This class is for the student who has some experience painting in oils. Students provide own supplies. Info: 757-220-3755 or

Pastels (ages 16+)
Wednesdays, March 30-June 15 (no class 5/25), 1-3 p.m.
$130 session; $125 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Learn how to use this versatile and fun medium to create portraits and landscapes. Students provide own supplies. Info: 757-220-3755 or 204030-A

Beginning Oil Painting (ages 16+)
Thursdays, March 31-June 16 (no class 5/26), 1-3 p.m.
$130; $125 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
If 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 to begin a lifetime hobby. Students provide all supplies. Info: 757-220-3755 or 204010-A

Designing the Small Garden (ages 18+)
Saturday, March 19, 10-11:30 a.m.
Freedom Park
Landscape architect and former Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Director of Landscape and Facilities Services, Gordon Chappell, will talk about the “hows and whys” of small garden design. Info: please register by emailing Free; $5 donation suggested.

BASE Camping (all ages/families), New
Saturday, March 19, noon-3 p.m.
$15; $10 for JC/W residents
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Pitch your tent, get out the S’mores supplies and enjoy the great outdoors! In this one day class, learn the basics of picking and preparing a good camp site, fire building and safety, and outdoor cooking! 803050-A

Club 55+ Art Series (ages 55+)
Friday, March 11, 1:30-3 p.m.
$20; $15 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Featured Topic: Shamrock Collage. Get out and about and create…some art! Arts and crafts perfect for any age. You’ll be proud of your finished products. No experience needed. All supplies included. 203100-A

Health/Wellness & Fitness

Fit Mama – Stroller Fit (all ages)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
$13 day; $8 for JC/W residents: 303550-A
$65/10-pack: 303550-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.

Techniques of Meditation (ages 18+)
Wednesday, March 23, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Would you like to go on a journey of quieting the mind? Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, you’ll gain knowledge into your wellbeing. Meditation offers a wide range of health benefits including improved concentration, mental strength and self-confidence. Reducing anxiety, depression, muscle tension, insomnia and headaches. Info: 757-259-4176. 303410-A

Diabetes Risk Assessment Screening & Blood Pressure Check, Free!
Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m.-noon
James City County Recreation Center
Are you on the path to diabetes? Drop by to take the Risk Assessment (paper test) and speak with the Sentara nurse. No blood test. This assessment is based on risk factors, controllable and uncontrollable. No registration required.

Inclusion/Therapeutic Recreation
Adventure Swim (ages 5-21 with disabilities)
Wednesdays, March 23-April 20, 6:45-7:30 p.m.
$30; $25 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Register by March 18. Want to learn how to swim? Join us for fun swimming activities and learn new skills from a Certified Water Safety Instructor. 100610-A

Teensational Socials: Karaoke Dinner Party (ages 13-21 with disabilities), Free!
Saturday, March 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Wow us with your incredible singing voice! Dinner provided. Offered in partnership with Capernaum. Info: 757-784-6226 or

Yoga (ages 13+ with disabilities), Free!
Tuesday, March 29, 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: 757-229-3535 or

Sports & Athletics

Serves & Volleys (tennis) (ages 5-7)
Wednesdays, March 9-30, 5:45-6:30 p.m.
$35; $30 for JC/W residents
Abram Frink Jr. Community 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 the basic footwork needed to keep up a good volley. 503010-A

Skateboarding for Grommits! (ages 6-9)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, March 18-March 31, 5-6 p.m.
$35; $30 for JC/W residents
Skate Park
Interested in being the next Tony Hawk and need a starting point? Lessons with JCC Parks and Recreation are a great place to begin! Safe, structured and FUN! Helmets required; elbow, knee and/or wrist guards recommended. 503250-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 competitors in your age group. Info: 757-887-5810.

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