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N E W S   R E L E A S E

 

Dec. 28, 2012

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:

 

Veda McMullen, Communications Specialist

757-259-5415; veda.mcmullen@jamescitycountyva.gov

 

 

James City County Parks and Recreation January programs, events and activities

 

REC Connect
Looking for fun, safe and affordable before and after school care? The REC Connect program is open to youth ages 5-14, enrolled in grades K-8. The program is offered throughout the school year, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. until school start and school dismissal to 6 p.m. in all WJCC elementary schools. An after school program only is held for middle schools students at Berkeley (Toano and Hornsby students are transported to Berkeley). For the complete list of fees and registration information, visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call the hotline at 757-259-3170. Discounts are available to any qualified resident based on total household gross income, call 757-259-5414 for details.

 

Teens


Red Cross Babysitting Course (ages 12+)
Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$75; $70 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Learn the basics of babysitting plus receive a babysitter’s textbook, babysitting certificate and a first aid kit. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Inclusion


Buddy Art (youth ages 7+ with special needs), Free!
Saturdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 16 & 23, March 16 & 23, 3-4 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
A variety of art activities offered based on participant ages, ability levels and interests. Participants are assigned a volunteer “Buddy” to work with them one-on-one. For more information, visit thiscenturyartgallery.org/BuddyArt or contact karenschwartzart@cox.net or 757-879-4328.
Co-sponsor: This Century Art Gallery.

 

Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 12, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. & Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Open to those with physical challenges residing in the Hampton Roads area. VA Sun Wheelers helps participants to develop self esteem, experience competitive sports and to offer an environment of health and fitness at the highest level. Host: James City County. For more information, call 757-259-5354 or email president@sunwheelers.org.

 

Youth/Teens


Get Taken for a Ride (ages 7+)
Monday, Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stonehouse Stables, 2116-A Forge Rd.
$65/session; $60 for JC/W residents
Learn to groom and tack a horse and then take a 30-minute mounted trail lesson on an experienced lesson horse.  Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Aviation Winter Camp (ages 9-13)
Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-noon
$50
James City County Recreation Center
Want to learn about flying a plane? Get introduced to aerodynamics, airplane controls and design and explore the forces that act upon an airplane in flight. Field trips include a visit to a local airport to board the cockpit of a Cessna as well as take a trip to an aerospace museum. Fee includes all materials, a T-shirt and snacks. For more information or to register, email yaef@cox.net or call 757-369-5004.

 

Mixed Media Art Journaling (ages 14-18)
Wednesdays, Jan. 16 - March 20, 6-8 p.m.
$60; $55 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Create a virtual book of you by combining free thought and expression with the excitement and fun of learning innovative art techniques. Provide own supplies, call 757-849-3294 for list. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Adults


Bellydance Costume Workshop Series: Making and fitting bellydance belts and hip scarves (ages 13+)
Saturday, Jan. 19, 1-4 p.m.
$25; $20 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Join us as we learn how to make and decorate various pieces of the bellydance costume. Bring a measuring tape, scissors, notebook and pencil. No sewing experience needed. Three sessions, each class is independent of the others – take one or all three! Making and fitting bellydance skirts and tops - Feb. 2 and Decorating and embellishing - Feb. 16. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Pottery (ages 16+)
Four sessions offered:
Mondays, Jan. 7-March 25, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mondays, Jan. 7-March 25, 6-8:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, Jan. 8-March 26, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Tuesdays, Jan. 8-March 26, 6-8:30 p.m.
$125/session; $120 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Learn to turn raw clay into finished forms. Both hand building and the potter’s wheel explored. Appropriate for students of any experience level. $20 due to instructor during first class for one bag of clay and glazes. Additional clay is $20/bag.  Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Open Studio Time (ages 16+)
Fridays, Jan. 11-March 29, 6-8 p.m.
Sundays, Jan. 13-March 31, 2-4 p.m.
Variety of classes offered from $10-$45/session
James City County Recreation Center
Practice can make the difference in how you progress in pottery. Uninstructed, this open studio time allows students to continue to work on pieces begun in class. Must be enrolled in current adult pottery class to register. No access to the kiln. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Oil Painting (ages 16+)
Three sessions offered:
Tuesdays, Jan. 8-March 26, 1-3 p.m.
Wednesdays, Jan. 9-March 27, 10 a.m.-noon
Wednesdays, Jan. 9-March 27, 6-8 p.m.
$125/session; $120 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Create your own masterpiece! For students with experience painting in oils. Provide own supplies, call 757-220-3755 for list. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Basic Drawing & Pastels (ages 16+)
Wednesdays, Jan. 9-March 27, 1-3 p.m.
$125; $120 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Learn the basics of drawing or brush up on those skills you haven’t used in years. Learn the basics of drawing the human figure and how to use pastels to create portraits and landscapes. Provide own supplies, for the list call 757-220-3755. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Beginning Oil Painting (ages 16+)
Thursdays, Jan. 10-March 28, 1-3 p.m.
$125; $120 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. Provide own supplies, for the list call 757-220-3755. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Watercolor Painting (ages 16+), New!
Beginner Sessions:
Thursdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 7, 6-8:30 p.m.
Fridays, Jan. 11-Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Intermediate Sessions:
Fridays, Jan. 11-Feb. 8, 1-3:30 p.m.
$85/session; $80 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Learn composition, basic drawing skills, and watercolor techniques to create your painting. Work at your own pace aided by individual instruction. Provide own supplies, for list call 757-259-7332. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Expressive Soul Painting (ages 16+)
Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m.-noon
$95; $90 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Learn to create expressive and soulful paintings freely and uninhibited using a variety of mediums and surfaces. Provide own supplies, for list call 757-849-3294. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Learn to Crochet (ages 16+)
Thursdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, 6-7 p.m.
$30; $25 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Learn how to do a basic chain, double crochet and single crochet stitch while creating the project of choice. Bring your favorite color yarn and size G, H or I needle. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Getting Started with Watercolor (ages 16+), New!
Monday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-noon
$25; $20 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Materials (paints, brushes and papers) and methods (tea washes to fine details) will be shared and demonstrated whether you wish to paint impressionistically or realistically. All materials provided. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Sports and Athletics

 

Tot Shots (ages 3-5)
Wednesdays, Jan. 9-30, 10-10:45 a.m.
$30; $25 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Come learn the basics of basketball through games, drills and relays taught in a fun atmosphere. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Tumble Tots (ages 3-5)
Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 10-10:45 a.m.
$30; $25 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Learn basic tumbling, motion skills and group cooperation through music and play. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Half Pint & Full Pint Soccer (ages 3-9)
All sessions $45; $40 for JC/W residents
James River Community Center
Half Pint (ages 3-5): Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 16, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Full Pint (ages 6-9): Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 16, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Learn the basics through games, relays and drills. No equipment needed. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Multi-Sport Minis (ages 3-9 years)
All sessions $45; $40 for JC/W residents
James River Community Center
Minis (ages 3-5): Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 16, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Majors (ages 6-9): Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 16, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Learn the basics of soccer, T-ball and basketball taught through games, drills and relays in a fun and safe atmosphere. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Indoor Tennis (ages 5-8), New
Wednesdays, Jan. 9-30, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
$30; $25 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Stance, ball control, hitting and rules of the game are taught in this introductory class! Racquets provided, but please bring your own if you have one. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Dance
Bellydance FUNdamentals (ages 13+)
Mondays, Jan. 7-28, 7-8 p.m.
$30; $25 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
In each session we’ll learn a new set of techniques and concepts that work together to create this unique style of dance! No dance experience needed. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Beyond Beginners Bellydance! (ages 13+)
Thursdays, Jan. 3-Feb. 7, 7-8 p.m.
$40; $35 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Time to put those bellydance steps you’ve learned to good use! We’ll work our way through a new choreography in each session! Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Health/Wellness/Fitness

Pilates Workshop, Free!
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2-3:30 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Learn about the the history and methodology of the original work of Joseph H. Pilates. Through exercises, modifications, body alignment and breathing techniques we’ll improve your overall health through Pilates. Please pre-register at jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Evening Fitness Classes
James City County Recreation Center
Evening classes include Kickboxing, Zumba, Power Yoga, Cardio Tap dancing and Strength Training. Included in wristband purchase; facility pass not required. Child care is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m.  Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or 757-259-4200.

 

SilverSneakers® CardioFit (ages 55+)
Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 9, 11:30 a.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Get Up and Go with an aerobic class for you - safe, heart healthy and gentle on the joints. Easy to follow, low-impact movement and upper body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle. Included in wristband purchase; facility pass not required. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Evening Kettlebell Classes (ages 13+)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Get a full body, functional workout in just 60 minutes! Qualified, safe instruction from Gail Peck. Included in wristband purchase; facility pass not required. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Aquatics
Learn To Swim Programs
Open registration held Jan. 2-11. After you have successfully passed a class, you can register for the next level during this two-week open registration period. If you’re unsure of your or your child’s swimming needs or level, attend one of the FREE swim evaluations on Tuesday, Jan. 8 or Wednesday, Jan. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the James City County Recreation Center. For the complete list of aquatic programs and classes, visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4185.

 

 

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