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N E W S   R E L E A S E

 

Oct. 31, 2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:         

 

Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist
757-259-5415; veda.mcmullen@jamescitycountyva.gov

 

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

 

Special Events
Senior Health Fair, Free!
Friday, Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m.-noon
James City County Recreation Center
Pamper your mind, body and spirit while taking advantage of FREE preventive health screenings during this annual event! Learn about senior services available in the community and get your vaccinations as well as vision, hearing, cholesterol, and blood pressure screenings. Also take advantage of information on nutrition, home health care, pet therapy, social and recreational services and more! Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Santa Calling, Free!
Monday, Dec. 9, 5:45-8 p.m.
Registration begins Nov. 4! JCC Parks and Recreation is offering “phone calls from Santa” for children ages 9 and younger living in James City County and Williamsburg. Arrangements have been made with the North Pole for Santa and/or Mrs. Claus to personally call each child who returns their completed registration form by Monday, Dec. 2. Santa will attempt to call children between 5:45-8 p.m.; however, specific call times cannot be guaranteed due to Santa’s holiday schedule. Beginning on the 4th, look for registration forms online, at the Centers, Freedom Park, Satellite Services in Toano. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Inclusion
Buddy Art (youth ages 7+ with special needs), Free!
Saturday, Nov. 2, 3-4 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
A variety of art activities are offered based on participant ages, ability levels and interests. 209090-A. Info: thiscenturyartgallery.org/BuddyArt or contact karenschwartzart@cox.netor 757-879-4328.

 

Teensational Socials: Movie at the Pool (ages 13-21 with disabilities), Free!
Sunday, Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Join us for an evening of swimming and a movie! Socialize with peers and practice social skills. Info: capernaumthrutheroof.com, email thrutheroofva@gmail.com or contact Kristen Lied at 724-816-8242.

 

Yoga (18+ with disabilities)
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7-9 p.m.
$15; $10 per session or free with Arc membership!
James City County Recreation Center
Learn relaxation techniques through Yoga! 902750-BB. Info: www.thearcgw.org or call 757-229-3535.

 

Classes/Workshops/Outdoors
Women’s Mountain Bike Ride (all ages and abilities), Free
Saturday, Nov. 2, 9-11 a.m.
Freedom Park Interpretive Center
Ladies, join the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association’s (EVMA) Dirt Divas on a woman’s-only mountain bike ride! Explore Freedom Park’s trail system, meet fellow female riders in the community and learn the ins-and-outs of mountain biking. The rides include novice (with some instruction) and intermediate/advanced group levels. Bike and helmet required. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Get Taken for a Ride (ages 7+)
Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$65; $60 for JC/W residents
Stonehouse Stables, 2116-A Forge Road
Learn to groom and tack a horse and then take a 30-minute mounted trail lesson on one of our experienced lesson horses. This session will include a stirring lesson. Indoor ring available in cases of inclement weather.  211107-A Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Advent Wreaths, Free
Saturday, Nov. 16, 10-11:30 a.m.
Freedom Park Interpretive Center
Learn how to construct beautiful wreaths for the advent season using natural herbs. Info: williamsburgbotanicalgarden.org.

 

Red Cross Babysitting Course (ages 12+)
Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
$75; $70 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
This course covers all the basics of babysitting-childcare, fire and home safety, and first aid-plus learn how to set up your business. 601010-B. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Little Known Secrets of Paying for College (ages 18+)
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6-8:30 p.m.
$30/set of parents; $25 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
The cost of a college education is higher than ever. Discover strategies that may enable you to qualify for financial aid, sources for scholarships and strategies for minimizing your tax exposure. 211130-A. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Healthy Holiday Cooking with Chef K! (age 18+)
Two sessions offered:
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2-5 p.m., 211220–A          
Monday, Nov. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 211220 –B
$50/session; $45 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center   
Join Chef K, celebrity chef and author of ‘Phat Taste! Little Fat!’ and learn how to cook the perfect healthy holiday meal! Learn how to prepare a variety of dishes and meals that contain only a quarter of the fat of your typical holiday spread. Please any note food allergies at the time of registration. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Sports & Athletics
Half Pint & Full Pint Soccer (ages 3-9)
$45/session; $40 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Half Pint (ages 3-5):  Saturday, Nov. 2-Dec. 14 (no class 11/30), 12:30-1:15 p.m., 511150-A
Full Pint (ages 6-9):   Saturday, Nov. 2-Dec. 14 (no class 11/30), 1:30-2:15 p.m., 511160-A
Learn the basics of soccer through games, relays and drills. No equipment is necessary. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-5355.

 

Multi-Sport Minis & Majors (ages 3-9 years)
$45/session; $40 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Minis (ages 3-5):    Saturday, Nov. 2-Dec. 14 (no class 11/30), 2:30-3:15 p.m., 511050-A
Majors (ages 6-9): Saturday, Nov. 2-Dec. 14 (no class 11/30), 3:30-4:15 p.m., 511060-A
From shooting a basketball to shooting a soccer ball, come have fun in the most assorted class of all. Learn the basics of soccer, T-ball, basketball, track and flag football taught through games, drills and relays in a fun and safe atmosphere.  Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-5355.
                                                                                                                                               
Badminton (ages 9-13)
Saturday, Nov. 2-Dec. 7 (no class 11/23 and 11/30), 1:30-2:30 p.m.
$45; $40 for JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Badminton is a sport for all age groups and abilities. Our classes provide a great way of getting into the sport as well as making new friends. We’ll cover footwork, serves, backhands, drop shots and more. 511030-A. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-5355.

 

Drop-in Days (all ages and families)
Pickleball: Saturdays, Nov. 16 & Feb. 1, 9-11 a.m.
Volleyball: Saturdays, Nov. 2, Jan. 18 & March 1, 9-11 a.m.
$2/person/day
James City County Recreation Center
Drop in with us for a fun way to play! Registrations taken at the front desk; sign up for one or multiple days. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-5355.

 

Drop-in Days (all ages and families), Free!
Pickleball: Wednesdays, Nov. 20 & Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m.
Kickball: Wednesdays, Nov. 6, Jan. 22 & March 5, 6-8 p.m.
James River Community Center
Registrations taken at the front desk; sign up for one or multiple days. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-5355.

 

Private Racquetball Lessons (ages 14+)
Two lessons offered, $30/lesson
James City County Recreation Center
Saturday, Nov. 16, 4-6 p.m., 511210-A
Saturday, Nov. 23, 4-6 p.m., 511210-B
Learn the rules and basics of racquetball in this fast-paced, fun game while in the comfort of a private lesson. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-5355.

 

Basketball Turkey Shootout (grades 1-6 and a family member)
Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.
$15/team
James City County Recreation Center
Youth and a family member can team up to compete in various basketball-related competitions to try and win your entire Thanksgiving Dinner! Competitions include a Free-throw shootout, Rubber Turkey Shoot, 2-ball relays and more! 511820-A. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-5355.

 

Dance/Fitness/Wellness
New Style Ballroom Dance (ages 14+)
Sessions offered monthly on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
$45/month; $40 JC/W residents
James City County Recreation Center
Take this rare opportunity to learn from the best. Frank Young has been trained and influenced by many of the greatest dancers in the world with an extensive background in Swing, Ballroom and Latin Dancing. No dance partner required. 311570-A. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Track Your Health/Know Your Numbers, Free
Saturday, Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center                                                           
Come in for a free health screening that includes Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index and non-fasting Cholesterol checks. Then work towards improving your numbers with your doctor’s advice, exercise and better eating. No registration required. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Indoor Cycling (ages 14+)
Sessions offered monthly on Mondays & Fridays, 9-10 a.m., Mondays & Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. & Saturdays, 8 a.m.
$20-$40/month (4-9 classes/session)
James City County Recreation Center
The ultimate calorie killer! A 60-minute fun, athletic, cardiovascular cycling class! Start pedaling and let go as the music takes you on the ride of your life along various speeds and intensities. Maximum nine participants/class. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Spin and Strengthen (ages 14+)
Sessions offered monthly on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8-9 a.m.
$40/month
James City County Recreation Center
Start pedaling and let go as the music takes you on the ride of your life along various speeds and intensities. Then strength train off the bike with bands and dumbbells for a full body workout in just 60 minutes. Maximum nine participants/class.  Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Strength Training (ages 14+)
Sessions offered monthly on Mondays, 7-8 p.m.
$15; $10 for JC/W residents
James River Community Center
Burn calories, build muscle mass and bone density as well!  Class is for all fitness levels. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Zumba (ages 14+)
Sessions offered monthly on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
$20; $15 for JC/W residents
James River Community Center
This fun and effective cardio workout features sculpting exercises designed to tone the entire body from top to bottom! Latin music and a combination of fast and slow dance moves are used. Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200.

 

Aquatics  
Learn To Swim
Open registration held Nov. 6-15.  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, Nov. 12 or Wednesday, Nov. 13, 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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