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November Events in Parks & Recreation!
Aquatics 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 InterestMusic, Movement & MORE (ages 3-5 with parent/guardian) New!Thursday, Nov. 2, 10:45-11:30 a.m.$15; $10 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterEnhance 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-APeeWee Picassos (ages 5-6)Thursdays, Nov. 2-30 (no class Nov. 23), 4:30-5:30 p.m.$45; $40 for JC/W residentsJames City County Recreation CenterPaint, Sculpt, Draw–simple and fun! Plus a few other surprise
projects in this four-class series! All supplies included in fee. Dress for
Girl’s Paint Night Out (ages 18+) New!Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.$50; $45 for JC/W residentsFreedom 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-AHealth Rhythms for Seniors (ages 55+) New!Thursday, Nov. 2, 9-10 a.m.$15; $10 for JC/W residentsJames 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-DBefore/After School/Summer ProgramsREC ConnectNeed 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.Health/WellnessFit 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-BJames 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-CJames City County Recreation CenterThis 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-DJames City County Recreation CenterInspire 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 residentsJames City County Recreation Center poolDoing 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-ADiabetes Risk Assessment Screening & Blood Pressure Check, Free!Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-noonJames City County Recreation CenterAre 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 CenterWhat 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-AUnwind the Nerves: Yoga Workshop (ages 12+) Free!Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8 p.m.James City County Recreation CenterThis 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-AMeditation Workshop (ages 16+)Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6:15-7:15 p.m., $5James City County Recreation CenterWhether 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-AInclusion/Therapeutic RecreationTeensational 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 Caitie.Maloney@yahoo.com.Yoga (ages 13+ with disabilities) Free!Tuesday, Nov. 28,
7-9 p.m.James City County Recreation CenterMove 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. Day Support
weekly, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Abram Frink Jr. Community Center, 8901 Pocahontas TrailOffers 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.OutdoorsForest Explorers Walk & Talk (all ages) Free!Nov. 4Nature Program: Mammals, 9-10 a.m.Guided Walks: 10 a.m.-noonFreedom ParkJoin 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 residentsJames City County MarinaBrush 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-AMedicinal Herbs: Myths, Stories & How to
Grow (ages 18+)Saturday, Nov. 18, 10-11:30 a.m.Freedom ParkBriscoe 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 EventsLive Well Expo, Free! Nov.
3, 8:30-11:30 a.m.James City County Recreation CenterPamper 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: Live Well Expo or 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.TeensVision 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-ASports/AthleticsTeen Tournaments (boys and girls ages 12-19) Free! Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. Abram Frink Jr. Community CenterCome 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.
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