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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Parks & Recreation Plan September Events

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September 2020 Events

As 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 Interest

Oil Painting • Ages 16+
Tuesday, Sept. 1-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 3 & Nov. 24), 1-3 p.m., $130, 209020-A
Wednesday, Sept. 2-Dec. 9 (no class Nov. 25), 10 a.m.-noon, $130, 209020-B
James City County Recreation Center
Beginner 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 annekushnick@gmail.com. Instructor: Anne Kushnick.

Pastels • Ages 16+
Wednesday, Sept. 2-Dec. 9 (no class Nov. 25), 1-3 p.m.
$130
James City County Recreation Center
Learn 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 annekushnick@gmail.com. Instructor: Anne Kushnick. 209030-A

Acrylic Painting • Ages 16+
Thursday, Sept. 3-Dec. 10 (no class Nov. 26), 1-3 p.m.
$130
James City County Recreation Center
Join 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 annekushnick@gmail.com. Instructor: Anne Kushnick. 209470-A


Before/After School - REC Connect

Williamsburg/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/Wellness

Intro to Yoga • Ages 14+
Thursday, Aug. 27-Sept. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
$30
James City County Recreation Center
If 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-A

Inclusion/Therapeutic Recreation

Ooey, Gooey, Fun- Sensory Play • All ages & abilities FREE!
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
James City County Recreation Center
Do 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-J

Outdoor Adventures/Events

Take Your Kid Fishing • Ages 5-12 FREE!
Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-noon
Little Creek Reservoir Park
Want 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 Trail
Join 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/Families
Weekdays/evenings, through October
$20 minimum, or $5 per person for groups of five or more
Would 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 sarah.oreilly@jamescitycountyva.gov or call 757-259-5355.

Archery 101 • Ages 9-15
Saturday, Oct. 3, noon-1 p.m.
$50
Upper County Park
Designed 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-A

Archery for Adults • Ages 16+
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2-3 p.m.
$50
Upper County Park
In 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

 

Sports

Virginia Legacy Recreational Soccer Camps: School’s Out Camp • Ages 6-13
Monday-Friday, Sept. 21-25, 1-4 p.m.
$125
Location: TBA
Revolving 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-A

Athlete’s Global Multi-Sport Program • Ages 7-12
Ages 7-9: Tuesday/Thursday, Sept. 15-Oct. 22, 10-11 a.m., 509290-A
Ages 10-12: Tuesday/Thursday, Sept. 15-Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-noon, 509290-B
Location: TBA
This 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 Sites
Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway
Greensprings Trail, 3751 John Tyler Highway
James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road
Little Creek Reservoir Park, 180 Lakeview Road in Toano
Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road in Toano
Veterans Park (Kidsburg), 3793 Ironbound Road


Media Contact:
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Coordinator
757-259-5415; veda.mcmullen@jamescitycountyva.gov


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