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Posted on: June 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] June Events

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Learn to Swim
There 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 County
Recreation Center and online aAquaticsClasses are held atthe James City County Recreation Center. Info: 757-259-4185.

Art & Special Interests

Intro: Discover Your
(ages 18+) Free!

Thursdays, June 21 & 28,5-7 p.m.
James City County Recreation
Explore your family historyin this intro genealogy class. Come and discover where your roots began! Learn about a variety of
resources that can be used as well as how to input your information into agenealogical website, navigate your personal family tree and much more. Leave
the gift of a family tree for your descendants! Limited space. 206140-A

Before/After School, Camps

REC Connect
Summer 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, visiRECConnect or call the Hotline at 757-259-3170. Please allow up to seven
business days for processing. Discounts are available to any qualified residentbased on total household gross income; please call 757-259-5414 for financial


Fit Mama – Stroller Fit (all ages)
Tuesdays & Thursdays,9:30-10:30 a.m.
$13/day; $8 for JC/W
residents, 306550-C
$35 (5 pack); $30 for JC/Wresidents, 306550-D
James City County Recreation
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 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!
June 12, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
JamesCity County Recreation Center
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 catchinjuries BEFORE they happen! Please wear shorts and a tank type shirt for the
best analysis. Info: 757-259-4176 to schedule. 

Level 1 Yoga: 4-WeekWorkshop (ages 14+)
Thursdays, June 7-28, 6-7:30
$30; $25 for JC/W residents
James City County RecreationCenter
This four-week workshop is
designed to establish a sustainable practice and is suitable for those who havenever practiced before or had a daily home practice. We’ll methodically work
through poses to strengthen the body, improve balance, flexibility and confidence,moving on as the class is ready. We’ll learn and progress together. All levels
of practitioners are welcome. There is no such thing as beginner yoga, onlyyoga basics. Info: 757-259-4176. 306610-A

Group 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 (ages

Wednesday,June 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m., $5
City County Recreation Center
Whetheryou’re a seasoned practitioner or brand new, all are welcomed to this open
community meditation practice. We’ll explore different styles of meditationtechniques 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 andmental health and well-being. Info: 757-259-4176. 306620-A

& Therapeutic Recreation 

Yoga (ages 13+ with disabilities)
Tuesday, June 19, 7-9 p.m.
James City County RecreationCenter
Move through a series of
postures to allow the body to become flexible and healthy in a state of deeprelaxation. 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 

Spring Fling Dance (ages 18+ with disabilities)
Saturday, June 2, 7-9 p.m.
James City County Recreation
Dance 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 visit

DaySupport Program (ages
18+ with disabilities)

Tuesdays-Fridaysweekly, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Frink Jr. Community Center
The“Arc of Abilities” began in 2016 to support adults with intellectual and
developmental disabilities who do not have a Medicaid waiver. The Day SupportProgram provides continuing education, life skills and vocational training. In
addition, clients are engaged in fitness, recreational and community serviceopportunities with peers, instructors and the community. Monthly tuition based
on 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 Park
Come celebrate summer with agood old-fashioned campfire gathering at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Enjoy
s’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 residents
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Pitch your tent (or borrow
one 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 the
day 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 at
our campfire social. One registration per family, limit six people percampsite. Campsite fees and pool pass included in registration. Participants
under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of thestay. 806600-A

Art in the Garden (ages 6+)
Saturday, June 9, 10-11 a.m.
Freedom Park (meet in the
Botanical Garden)
Calling all childreninterested in botanical art! Sally Henderson, an art teacher at Matoaka
Elementary 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 Program will meet in theWilliamsburg Botanical Garden. A $5 donation to help the garden grow is

Learn to Row (ages 12+) Free!
Two sessions offered:
Saturday, June 2 &Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m.-noon
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Learn the basics of rowing
and 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 an
adult. For more information and to register, contact

Rafting the James withRiverside Outfitters (ages 14-18)
Friday, June 15, 8:45 a.m.-5
$80; $75 for JC/W residents
James City County RecreationCenter
Pack 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 June
1, spaces are limited! 806120-B

Interpretive Paddle (ages 16+) Free!
Monday, June 4, 5:30-7:30p.m.
James City County Marina
Kayak historic Powhatan
Creek beside Jamestown Island. View and learn about birds and wildlife nativeto our area. Kayaks provided free, and trips are guided by James River
Association. 16-person limit; must be 16 or older. To register, visit and click on “Interpretive Paddle Series” under “What’s Happening.” 

The Art of Gardening with
Rocks and Plants 
(ages 18+)

Saturday, June 16, 10-11:30a.m.
Freedom Park (meet in the
Botanical Garden)
Joseph Tychonievich, theauthor of “Rock Gardening: Re-imagining a Classic Style,” will inspire you to
develop 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 United
States. Following the program, Master Gardeners will be available in theWilliamsburg Botanical Garden to discuss what’s in bloom. For more information,
email A $5 donation to help thegarden grow is appreciated.

Wildlife Mapping (ages 18+) Free!
Saturday, June 30, 9
Freedom Park
Team 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 and
discover birds, frogs, butterflies and mammals! 806210-A


Neighborhood Block Party (all ages) Free!
Friday, June 1, 5:30-8 p.m.
Abram Frink Jr. Community
James City County Parks& Recreation is offering a FREE community night of fun and food plus
inflatables, arts and crafts, fitness demonstrations, a D.J. and dance music,big trucks, prizes and more! 

National Trails Day Events
June 2: 

  • Trek The Trail (all ages) Free! 9-11 a.m. at Freedom Park. Did you know that the first Saturday in June is National Trails Day? Get out, Get ACTIVE and Discover Freedom Park!  Join us for this self-guided family walk and bring along your furry friend to participate in “Tails on the Trail.” Weather permitting.
  • Tails onthe Trail(all ages) Free! 9-11 a.m. at Freedom Park. Are you up for a trail adventure with yourdog? Join us and the Heritage Humane Society for this self-guided adventure
    which starts off at one of the eight trails open for your explorationthroughout the summer. Pets and children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information,
    visit Don’t have a furry friend? Come out for “Trekthe Trail." Weather permitting.
  • Women’s
    Mountain Bike Ride 
    (ages 18+) Free! 
    10 a.m.-noon at Freedom Park (meet at the Interpretive Center).Ladies, join the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association’s Dirt Divas on a
    women’s-only mountain bike ride! Come learn the trail system at Freedom Park,meet fellow female riders in the community and learn the ins-and-outs of
    mountain biking. The ride will be at a moderate pace and will take about twohours. Bike and helmet required. Water bottles and/or hydration packs
    encouraged. Future ride dates and times will be posted at; please email for moreinformation. Weather permitting.
  • Beginner’s
    Mountain Bike Ride
    (ages 18+) Free! 
    10 a.m.-noon at Freedom Park (meet at the Interpretive Center).Are you new to mountain biking and looking to ride with a group?  Join one
    of the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association’s group rides.  EVMAvolunteers will offer basic mountain bike instruction and answer your
    questions. Volunteers will then lead a moderate pace ride, with stops forregrouping. The rides last about 60 minutes. Bike and helmet are
    required. Appropriate attire and water are recommended. Future rideinformation will be posted at; please email for more
    information. Weather permitting.
  • ForestExplorers Walk & Talk (all ages) Free! Join us for a nature program and guided walk on the new Living
    Forest Interpretive Trail! One of our expert nature guides will present anature program on bats (9-10 a.m.), then lead children and their parents on a trip through
    the forest to learn about plants, wildlife, insects and anything else we mayencounter! The nature program will take place at the Freedom Park Interpretive
    Center. The walks (10 a.m.-noon) will begin at the Freedom Park playground, with a new walkstarting every 30 minutes. Weather permitting.

(all ages) Free!

Friday,June 8, 6-8 p.m.
Abram Frink
Jr. Community Center
Bring 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)
June 9, 6-8 p.m.
ChickahominyRiverfront Park Pool
exclusive event is for our outdoor pool season passholders. Games, prizes andFREE popcorn for each passholder.

547: JCC’s Longest Day of Play, Free!

Thursday,June 21, 5:47 a.m. – 9 p.m.
County parks and facilities
Celebratethe longest day of the year by joining Parks & Recreation for the Longest
Day 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 of
activities 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 If
inclement weather is in the forecast, please call the Activities Hotline at757-259-3232. 

Student Art
Show & Exhibit, Free!

Friday,June 22- Friday, July 13 (Exhibit available during library hours)
James 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 forparticipants
Skate Park
(adjacent to the James City County Recreation Center)
Get hypedfor this skateboarding and BMX competition. Skateboards, bikes, food, live local music and of
course, 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 inclement
weather is in the forecast, please call the Activities Hotline at757-259-3232.

Stories & More
(all ages) Free!

Saturday,June 23, noon-3 p.m.
Park (Free Black Settlement area)
JoinWilliamsburg native Dylan Pritchett, best known as ‘The Storyteller,’ along
with other Virginia Black Storytellers (VirBS) as they share with you FreedomStories at Freedom Park! The Free Black Settlement area is the backdrop for
this special event. Also featured are unique crafts for kids, music and foodavailable for purchase. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This FREE
event is offered by James City County Parks & Recreation. If inclementweather is in the forecast, please call the Activities Hotline at

Spencer’sOrdinary Ceremony & Presentation (all ages) Free!
June 26, 10 a.m.
FreedomPark & Interpretive Center
James City
County Parks & Recreation and the Williamsburg Chapter of the Sons of theAmerican Revolution will conduct a wreath laying memorial service on June 26 in
honor 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 and
meadows of Freedom Park between the units of Lord Cornwallis and those of theFrench general, Marquis de Lafayette. Immediately following the wreath
ceremony, join us in the Freedom Park Interpretive Center and discover therealities of Revolutionary War combat! Chris Bonin, historian and author, will
examine the action at Spencer’s Ordinary through detailed drawings andfirst-hand accounts of the men who fought on both sides of the battle.


Red Cross
Babysitting Course 
(ages 12+)

Saturday,June 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
$75; $70
for JC/W residents
James CityCounty Recreation Center
Learn all the
basics of babysitting – childcare, fire and home safety and first aid – pluslearn how to set up your business. Receive a babysitter’s textbook, babysitting
certificate and first aid kit. Bring a bagged lunch. 606010-A

TeenTournaments (boys and girls ages 12-19) Free!
4-6 p.m.
Abram FrinkJr. Community Center
Come out
for weekly Xbox game tournaments and competitive active game tournaments. Thesesafe, free and fun nights challenge you to play in competitive tournaments
against 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, please
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

Program Sites: 
James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road 
Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway 

James CityCounty Marina, 2054 Jamestown Road
Park, 5537 Centerville Road

Abram FrinkJr. Community Center Park, 8901 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street

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