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Learn to SwimThere are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for June classes is open until June 8. Registration for July classes opens June 26-July 6. Registration is accepted at the James City CountyRecreation Center and online at Aquatics. Classes are held atthe James City County Recreation Center. Info: 757-259-4185.
Intro: Discover YourAncestors (ages 18+) Free!Thursdays, June 21 & 28,5-7 p.m.James City County RecreationCenterExplore your family historyin this intro genealogy class. Come and discover where your roots began! Learn about a variety ofresources that can be used as well as how to input your information into agenealogical website, navigate your personal family tree and much more. Leavethe gift of a family tree for your descendants! Limited space. 206140-A
REC ConnectSummer is almost here! Need camp or want to sign up for the fall Before/After School programs? The REC Connect program is open to youth ages 5-14, enrolled in grades K-8. One registration packet may be used for both Summer Camp 2018 and the Before & After School 2018-19 programs. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis according to postmark date and space availability. Registration forms and program information are available online and at the Recreation Centers, Freedom Park Interpretive Center and Satellite Services Office in Toano. Weekly registration fees apply. For the complete list of fees and registration information, visit RECConnect or call the Hotline at 757-259-3170. Please allow up to sevenbusiness days for processing. Discounts are available to any qualified residentbased on total household gross income; please call 757-259-5414 for financialdetails.
Fit Mama – Stroller Fit (all ages)Tuesdays & Thursdays,9:30-10:30 a.m.$13/day; $8 for JC/Wresidents, 306550-C$35 (5 pack); $30 for JC/Wresidents, 306550-DJames City County RecreationCenterWant 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 post-natal workout for all levels. Jogging stroller not necessary. Jogging stroller not necessary. Bring water and a yoga mat or towel. Info: 757-259-4176. GaitAnalysis (all ages) Free!Tuesday,June 12, 3:30-6:30 p.m.JamesCity County Recreation CenterWhatcould 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 catchinjuries BEFORE they happen! Please wear shorts and a tank type shirt for thebest analysis. Info: 757-259-4176 to schedule. Level 1 Yoga: 4-WeekWorkshop (ages 14+)Thursdays, June 7-28, 6-7:30p.m.$30; $25 for JC/W residentsJames City County RecreationCenterThis four-week workshop isdesigned to establish a sustainable practice and is suitable for those who havenever practiced before or had a daily home practice. We’ll methodically workthrough poses to strengthen the body, improve balance, flexibility and confidence,moving on as the class is ready. We’ll learn and progress together. All levelsof practitioners are welcome. There is no such thing as beginner yoga, onlyyoga basics. Info: 757-259-4176. 306610-AGroup Fitness Classes (ages 14+)Get in shape for summer! From Ageless Yoga to Zumba,you’ll find a class just for you at the James City County Recreation Center.Check out our full group fitness schedule for a complete list of the more than 60 classes offered weekly.Info: 757-259-4176.MeditationWorkshop (ages16+)Wednesday,June 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m., $5JamesCity County Recreation CenterWhetheryou’re a seasoned practitioner or brand new, all are welcomed to this opencommunity meditation practice. We’ll explore different styles of meditationtechniques as well as tools that aide the meditative process. You’ll be guidedin and out of each session. Meditation can improve your physical, emotional andmental health and well-being. Info: 757-259-4176. 306620-A
Yoga (ages 13+ with disabilities)Tuesday, June 19, 7-9 p.m.James City County RecreationCenterMove through a series ofpostures to allow the body to become flexible and healthy in a state of deeprelaxation. Offered in partnership with The Arc of Greater Williamsburg. Formore information on Arc events or to become a member call 757-229-3535 or visitthearcgw.org. Spring Fling Dance (ages 18+ with disabilities)Saturday, June 2, 7-9 p.m.James City County RecreationCenterDance your way to the latestmoves, with great friends and light refreshments as the DJ rocks the top hits!. Offered in partnership with The Arc of Greater Williamsburg. For moreinformation on Arc events or to become a member call 757-229-3535 or visitthearcgw.org. DaySupport Program (ages18+ with disabilities)Tuesdays-Fridaysweekly, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.AbramFrink Jr. Community CenterThe“Arc of Abilities” began in 2016 to support adults with intellectual anddevelopmental disabilities who do not have a Medicaid waiver. The Day SupportProgram provides continuing education, life skills and vocational training. Inaddition, clients are engaged in fitness, recreational and community serviceopportunities with peers, instructors and the community. Monthly tuition basedon need. For information, call The Arc at 757-229-3535.
Campfire Socials (all ages) Free!Two socials in June!Saturday, June 9 & 23,7:30-8:30 p.m.Chickahominy Riverfront ParkCome celebrate summer with agood old-fashioned campfire gathering at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Enjoys’mores, activities, storytelling and more around the campfire overlooking thebeautiful Gordon Creek. Camping Under the Stars (all ages/families)Saturday, June 23, 1-3 p.m.$30; $25 for JC/W residentsChickahominy Riverfront ParkPitch your tent (or borrowone of ours) and spend the night at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Learn to setup your tent, build a campfire, and cook in a Dutch oven…then the rest of theday is yours to explore the park! Rent a kayak, take a dip in the pool or checkout our new splash pad! Gather around the campfire that evening for s’mores atour campfire social. One registration per family, limit six people percampsite. Campsite fees and pool pass included in registration. Participantsunder the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of thestay. 806600-AArt in the Garden (ages 6+)Saturday, June 9, 10-11 a.m.Freedom Park (meet in theBotanical Garden)Calling all childreninterested in botanical art! Sally Henderson, an art teacher at MatoakaElementary School, will have a special art project for you at the WilliamsburgBotanical Garden. All materials will be provided, just bring your creativity!Registration is limited to 12 participants; register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Program will meet in theWilliamsburg Botanical Garden. A $5 donation to help the garden grow isappreciated.Learn to Row (ages 12+) Free!Two sessions offered:Saturday, June 2 &Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m.-noonChickahominy Riverfront ParkLearn the basics of rowingand then get out on the water for a row in a sleek racing shell along Gordon Creek. Instructionprovided by the Williamsburg Boat Club. Children must be accompanied by anadult. For more information and to register, contact email@example.com.Rafting the James withRiverside Outfitters (ages 14-18)Friday, June 15, 8:45 a.m.-5p.m.$80; $75 for JC/W residentsJames City County RecreationCenterPack your lunch and a towel,we’re headed to Richmond to join up with Riverside Outfitters for an afternoonof whitewater rafting along the James River. Registration by June1, spaces are limited! 806120-BInterpretive Paddle (ages 16+) Free!Monday, June 4, 5:30-7:30p.m.James City County MarinaKayak historic PowhatanCreek beside Jamestown Island. View and learn about birds and wildlife nativeto our area. Kayaks provided free, and trips are guided by James RiverAssociation. 16-person limit; must be 16 or older. To register, visitjrava.org. and click on “Interpretive Paddle Series” under “What’s Happening.” The Art of Gardening withRocks and Plants (ages 18+)Saturday, June 16, 10-11:30a.m.Freedom Park (meet in theBotanical Garden)Joseph Tychonievich, theauthor of “Rock Gardening: Re-imagining a Classic Style,” will inspire you todevelop this type of garden in your own yard and appreciate it in other yards.Tychonievich is known as one of the top young horticulturists in the UnitedStates. Following the program, Master Gardeners will be available in theWilliamsburg Botanical Garden to discuss what’s in bloom. For more information,email firstname.lastname@example.org. A $5 donation to help thegarden grow is appreciated.Wildlife Mapping (ages 18+) Free!Saturday, June 30, 9a.m.-noonFreedom ParkTeam up with the VirginiaMaster Naturalists to learn about and catalog wildlife in our local parks!Enjoy a day of learning about data collection and animal identification to helpbetter understand the distribution of wildlife in the area. Bring a camera anddiscover birds, frogs, butterflies and mammals! 806210-A
Neighborhood Block Party (all ages) Free!Friday, June 1, 5:30-8 p.m.Abram Frink Jr. CommunityCenterJames City County Parks& Recreation is offering a FREE community night of fun and food plusinflatables, arts and crafts, fitness demonstrations, a D.J. and dance music,big trucks, prizes and more! National Trails Day EventsSaturday,June 2:
MovieNights (all ages) Free!Friday,June 8, 6-8 p.m. Abram FrinkJr. Community CenterBring a blanket/pillow and join James City County Parks & Recreation for FREE family friendly movie nights held inside the multipurpose room. Popcorn and drinks provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stop by the front desk for a schedule of movies offered the first Friday of every month. Scheduled feature: Incredibles, rated PG for all ages; movie subject to change. OutdoorPool Season Passholder Splash Party (all ages)Saturday,June 9, 6-8 p.m.ChickahominyRiverfront Park PoolThisexclusive event is for our outdoor pool season passholders. Games, prizes andFREE popcorn for each passholder.Project547: JCC’s Longest Day of Play, Free!Thursday,June 21, 5:47 a.m. – 9 p.m.VariousCounty parks and facilitiesCelebratethe longest day of the year by joining Parks & Recreation for the LongestDay of Play! On June 21, we cater to the sun and offer recreational activitiesall day long including extended hours, sport activities, fitness classes,scavenger hunts, and basketball competitions as well as other outdoorprogramming. The day kicks off at 5:47 a.m. and culminates with a variety ofactivities including the Jamestown Jams concert series featuring the band TheOriginals (acoustic singer-songwriter showcase), a sunset paddle and owl prowl.All Project 547 activities are free, no registration required. For moreinformation on the day and a full schedule of programs, please visit http://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/16886/Longest-Day-of-Play-PDF. Ifinclement weather is in the forecast, please call the Activities Hotline at757-259-3232. Student ArtShow & Exhibit, Free!Friday,June 22- Friday, July 13 (Exhibit available during library hours)WilliamsburgLibraryJames City County Parks & Recreation is hosting a free Student Art Show and Exhibit featuring the work of Anne Kushnick’s oil painting and pastel students. Visit this display of talented artists with many unique pieces in this annual art exhibit. Some of their work will be available for purchase. Skate Jam (all ages/experience levels)Skateboard: Friday, June 22, 5 p.m.BMX: Saturday, June 23, 5 p.m.$10 fee forparticipantsSkate Park(adjacent to the James City County Recreation Center)Get hypedfor this skateboarding and BMX competition. Skateboards, bikes, food, live local music and ofcourse, prizes make this event one not to miss! Participants will be dividedinto experience categories and judged on style, flow and difficulty of the run.Registration and warm-ups begin at 4:30 p.m. each day. Spectators are free andwelcomed. Preregistration is recommended, but not required. If inclementweather is in the forecast, please call the Activities Hotline at757-259-3232. FreedomStories & More (all ages) Free!Saturday,June 23, noon-3 p.m.FreedomPark (Free Black Settlement area)JoinWilliamsburg native Dylan Pritchett, best known as ‘The Storyteller,’ alongwith other Virginia Black Storytellers (VirBS) as they share with you FreedomStories at Freedom Park! The Free Black Settlement area is the backdrop forthis special event. Also featured are unique crafts for kids, music and foodavailable for purchase. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This FREEevent is offered by James City County Parks & Recreation. If inclementweather is in the forecast, please call the Activities Hotline at757-259-3232. Spencer’sOrdinary Ceremony & Presentation (all ages) Free!Tuesday,June 26, 10 a.m.FreedomPark & Interpretive CenterJames CityCounty Parks & Recreation and the Williamsburg Chapter of the Sons of theAmerican Revolution will conduct a wreath laying memorial service on June 26 inhonor of the valiant Americans who gave their lives in the Battle of Spencer’sOrdinary on that date in 1781. A series of skirmishes occurred in the woods andmeadows of Freedom Park between the units of Lord Cornwallis and those of theFrench general, Marquis de Lafayette. Immediately following the wreathceremony, join us in the Freedom Park Interpretive Center and discover therealities of Revolutionary War combat! Chris Bonin, historian and author, willexamine the action at Spencer’s Ordinary through detailed drawings andfirst-hand accounts of the men who fought on both sides of the battle.
Red CrossBabysitting Course (ages 12+)Saturday,June 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.$75; $70for JC/W residentsJames CityCounty Recreation CenterLearn all thebasics of babysitting – childcare, fire and home safety and first aid – pluslearn how to set up your business. Receive a babysitter’s textbook, babysittingcertificate and first aid kit. Bring a bagged lunch. 606010-ATeenTournaments (boys and girls ages 12-19) Free!Thursdays,4-6 p.m.Abram FrinkJr. Community CenterCome outfor weekly Xbox game tournaments and competitive active game tournaments. Thesesafe, free and fun nights challenge you to play in competitive tournamentsagainst other gamers in your age group. For information, call 757-887-5810. We’ve got summer camp too! Please see Summer Camps in our brochure! For the complete list of Parks & Recreationprograms and events and registration information for all activities, pleasevisit 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 residentProgram Sites: James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road ChickahominyRiverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway James CityCounty Marina, 2054 Jamestown RoadFreedomPark, 5537 Centerville RoadAbram FrinkJr. Community Center Park, 8901 Pocahontas TrailWilliamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street