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September 2020 EventsAs the impacts of COVID-19 continue to be felt, we ask for your patience, flexibility and support. We depend on you, our patrons, to follow safety and social distancing guidelines as regularly released by the Governor of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Also note: James City County has waived the 2.95% convenience fee on all credit and debit card transactions through Dec. 30, 2020.
Arts & Special InterestOil Painting • Ages 16+Tuesday, Sept. 1-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 3 & Nov. 24), 1-3 p.m., $130, 209020-AWednesday, Sept. 2-Dec. 9 (no class Nov. 25), 10 a.m.-noon, $130, 209020-BJames City County Recreation CenterBeginner and experienced painters welcome. Students receive individual instruction based on skill level. Join us to create your own masterpiece while making new friends. Students provide own supplies. For the list, call 757-220-3755 or email email@example.com. Instructor: Anne Kushnick.Pastels • Ages 16+Wednesday, Sept. 2-Dec. 9 (no class Nov. 25), 1-3 p.m.$130James City County Recreation CenterLearn how to use this versatile and fun medium to create portraits and landscapes. Students provide own supplies. For the list, call 757-220-3755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructor: Anne Kushnick. 209030-AAcrylic Painting • Ages 16+Thursday, Sept. 3-Dec. 10 (no class Nov. 26), 1-3 p.m.$130James City County Recreation CenterJoin us to create your own masterpiece while making new friends. If you’ve never picked up a brush or have some skills in acrylics, this class is for you. For a list of supplies please contact the instructor at 757-220-3755 or email@example.com. Instructor: Anne Kushnick. 209470-A
Before/After School - REC ConnectWilliamsburg/James City County Public School students will be participating in remote learning for the first nine weeks of the upcoming school year. In response, Parks & Recreation REC Connect will offer a full day consolidated program Sept. 8 – Nov. 6, 2020 for grades K-5. The program will be held Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. at the consolidated sites of Laurel Lane, Matoaka and Norge Elementary Schools. Daily programming includes arts & crafts, gym/physical activity, games, outdoor play, healthy snacks and virtual learning time. Space is limited; first come, first served. Check our REC Connect webpage for fees, updates, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Parent Orientation and COVID-19 Safety Measures. Please call our team at 757-259-5351 with any questions. Due to low registration numbers, we will not be operating a Middle School Teens On Point (T.O.P) school year program at this time.
Health/WellnessIntro to Yoga • Ages 14+Thursday, Aug. 27-Sept. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.$30James City County Recreation CenterIf you’ve always wanted to step into a group yoga class, but haven’t, this four-week workshop is for you! We’ll break down the poses, and you can ask as many questions as you need! 308612-AInclusion/Therapeutic RecreationOoey, Gooey, Fun- Sensory Play • All ages & abilities FREE!Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.James City County Recreation CenterDo you like to play with slime? Have you ever painted with spaghetti? Join us for fun evenings full of yucky, messy activities. Snacks and materials provided. Bring a messy shirt. Pre-registration is required. 903120-JOutdoor Adventures/EventsTake Your Kid Fishing • Ages 5-12 FREE!Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-noonLittle Creek Reservoir ParkWant to spend a fun day with your child fishing from the shores of Little Creek Reservoir Park? Let the park staff teach you and your child the fundamentals of this favorite pastime. All equipment provided.Forest Explorer Fridays • All Ages/Families FREE!Friday, Sept. 18, 5:30-7 p.m.Greensprings Interpretive TrailJoin us on the Greensprings Interpretive Trail to discuss the different creeks and waterways that define our area, and the habitats provided for local wildlife. Weather permitting. This program is held on the third Friday of each month to explore the plants and animals that live in James City County parks.Geocaching 101• All Ages/FamiliesWeekdays/evenings, through October$20 minimum, or $5 per person for groups of five or moreWould you or your group like to learn the basics of geocaching? Learn about the world’s largest outdoor treasure hunt in a fun and unique setting. We’ll explore Williamsburg’s best geocache hot spots and learn the basics of how to create your own. Sessions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available weekdays and evenings through October. To schedule a program for a group, family or individual, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-259-5355.Archery 101 • Ages 9-15Saturday, Oct. 3, noon-1 p.m.$50Upper County ParkDesigned for beginner to intermediate ability. Learn the safe use and handling of a recurve bow in addition to proper range procedures. Equipment provided or bring your own (instructors will inspect for safety before approval for use during the session). 809040-AArchery for Adults • Ages 16+Saturday, Oct. 3, 2-3 p.m.$50Upper County ParkIn this introduction to use, handling and shooting recurve bows, learn proper technique, tricks and focus on upper body strength. Equipment provided or bring your own (instructors will inspect for safety before approval for use during the session). 809040-B
SportsVirginia Legacy Recreational Soccer Camps: School’s Out Camp • Ages 6-13Monday-Friday, Sept. 21-25, 1-4 p.m.$125Location: TBARevolving around soccer-related games, activities, trainings and competitions, this camp includes instruction on the fundamentals of soccer and is designed to meet the needs of beginner, developmental, recreational and advanced soccer players. All participants receive a Legacy Camp shirt! Registration closes Sept. 11! 509780-AAthlete’s Global Multi-Sport Program • Ages 7-12Ages 7-9: Tuesday/Thursday, Sept. 15-Oct. 22, 10-11 a.m., 509290-AAges 10-12: Tuesday/Thursday, Sept. 15-Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-noon, 509290-BLocation: TBAThis program is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports such as basketball, soccer, flag football, sports performance training and much more while doing virtual schooling. Athletes will learn the fundamentals and rules for each sport through drills, skill-based games and scrimmages. Participants will get a feel for the flow of each game, and the skills and athleticism typical to that sport giving them information to decide what sport to pursue further. We also give out daily leadership development homework to help develop social, emotional and leadership skills.
For the complete list of Parks & Recreation programs and events or registration information for all activities, please visit our website at jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4200. For all outdoor classes and events, please call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 if inclement weather is in the forecast.Program SitesChickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler HighwayGreensprings Trail, 3751 John Tyler HighwayJames City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill RoadLittle Creek Reservoir Park, 180 Lakeview Road in ToanoUpper County Park, 180 Leisure Road in ToanoVeterans Park (Kidsburg), 3793 Ironbound Road
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