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Learn to Swim, Free Swim Evaluations There are individual registration periods before each swim lesson session. Registration for August classesis open until Aug. 3. Registration is accepted at the James City CountyRecreation Center and online at Aquatics. Classes held at the James City CountyRecreation Center. Info: 757-259-4185.
RECConnectNeed campor want to sign up for the fall Before- & After-School programs? The RECConnect program is open to youth ages 5-14, enrolled in grades K-8. Oneregistration 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 theRecreation Centers, Freedom Park Interpretive Center and Satellite ServicesOffice in Toano. Weekly registration fees apply. For the complete list of feesand registration information, visit REC Connect or call the Hotline at 757-259-3170. Pleaseallow up to seven business days for processing. Discounts are available to anyqualified resident based on total household gross income; please call757-259-5414 for financial details.
Track Your Health/Know YourNumbers, Free!Saturday, Aug.11, 9a.m.-noonJames City County RecreationCenterCome in for a free health screening that includes a simple finger stick for a non-fasting cholesterol reading, blood pressure and body mass index. Work towards improving your numbers with your doctor’s advice, exercise and healthier eating. Testing and counseling “on-the-spot” by RN’s. No registration required. Group Fitness Classes (ages 14+)Get in shape for summer! From Ageless Yoga to Zumba, you’ll find aclass just for you at the James City County Recreation Center. Check out ourfull group fitness schedule for a complete list of more than 60 classes offered weekly. Info: 757-259-4176.
Day Support Program (ages 13+ with disabilities)Tuesdays-Fridays weekly, 9a.m.-3 p.m.Abram Frink Jr. CommunityCenterThe “Arc of Abilities” beganin 2016 to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities whodo not have a Medicaid waiver. The Day Support Program provides continuingeducation, life skills and vocational training. In addition, clients are engagedin fitness, recreational and community service opportunities with peers,instructors and the community. Monthly tuition based on need. Info: The Arc at757-229-3535.Yoga (ages 13+ with disabilities)Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7-9 p.m.James City County RecreationCenterMove 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.
Campfire Social (all ages) Free!Saturdays, Aug. 11 & 18,7:30-8:30 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. Weather permitting. Camping Under the Stars (all ages/families)Saturday, Aug. 18, 1-3 p.m.$30; $25 for JC/W residents Chickahominy 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 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 (above). One registration per family, limit six people percampsite. Campsite fees and pool pass included in registration. Participants underthe age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the stay. Weather permitting. 808600-ALearn to Row (ages 12+) Free!Saturday & Sunday, Aug.4 & 5, noon-5 p.m.Chickahominy Riverfront ParkLearn the basics of rowingand then get out on the water for a row in a sleek racing shell along GordonCreek. Instruction provided by the William & Mary Boat Club. Children mustbe accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting. Info/registration: email email@example.com.Interpretive Paddle (ages 16+) Free!Monday, Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30p.m.James City County MarinaKayak historic Powhatan Creek beside Jamestown Island. View and learn about birds and wildlife native to our area. Kayaks provided free, and trips are guided by James River Association. 16-person limit; must be 16 or older. Weather permitting. To register, visit jrava.org. and click on “Interpretive Paddle Series” under “What’s Happening.” Tips on Garden Photography (ages 18+)Saturday, Aug. 18, 10-11:30 a.m.Freedom Park InterpretiveCenterJohn Whistler, localgardener, photographer and owner of Whistler Works Studio, will give thosegardeners who want to capture photos of the flora and fauna in their gardens orelsewhere basic and advanced suggestions to improve their images. Following theprogram, Master Gardeners will be available in the Williamsburg BotanicalGarden to discuss what’s in bloom or more information, contact Whistler at firstname.lastname@example.org. A $5 donation to help thegarden grow is appreciated.
Movie Nights (all ages) Free!Friday, Aug. 3,6-8 p.m. Abram Frink Jr. Community CenterBring a blanket/pillow and join us for family friendly movienights held inside the multipurpose room. Popcorn and drinks provided.Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stop by the front deskfor a schedule of movies offered the first Friday of every month. Scheduledfeatured: Paddington 2 (2017) PG; movie subject to change. Family Splash Party (all ages) Free!Saturday, Aug. 4, 6-9 p.m.Upper County Park PoolJoin us for games, prizes and fun. Children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting.Butterfly Festival (all ages)Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 4 & 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Freedom ParkInteract with hundreds of butterflies atthe Williamsburg Botanical Garden! Drop in anytime during the two-day event tovisit the butterfly tent with live specimens, and to participate in funeducational programs and crafts. Learn first-hand about the life cycles ofthese beautiful insects! The event is free; however, a $5 donation to help thegarden grow is appreciated.Movies Under the Stars (all ages) Free!Friday, Aug. 31, 8:30 p.m. Chickahominy Riverfront ParkEnjoy some of the great boxoffice titles out under the sky! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. We’llbring the stars. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.Scheduled feature: Moana (PG); movies subject to change. Weather permitting.
Teen 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 activegame tournaments. These safe, free and fun nights challenge you to play incompetitive tournaments against other gamers in your age group. Forinformation, call 757-887-5810. Fall Adult Co-ed Soccer (men 30+ and women 18+)Sundays, Sept. 9-Dec.16 (nogames 10/7, 11/11, 11/25)$750/teamWarhill Sports ComplexRegistration by team only:deadline is Aug. 24. Captain’s meeting Aug. 29, 6 p.m. at the James City CountyRecreation Center.Offering recreational soccerwith a focus on fun. League play culminates in an end of season tournament todecide the champion. Register your team under the Captain’s name. Roster formscan be picked up at the James City County Recreation Center. 509700-AFor the complete list of Parks & Recreation programs andevents, and for registration information for all activities, please visit our website or call 757-259-4200(unless otherwise noted). For outdoor events, please call the ActivitiesHotline at 757-259-3232 if inclement weather is in the forecast. JC/W = JamesCity County/Williamsburg resident.Program locations: Abram Frink Jr. Community Center Park, 8901 Pocahontas Trail Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road James City County Marina, 2054 Jamestown Road James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road Little Creek Reservoir Park, 180 Lakeview Road Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road, Toano