Recreation Programs

Recreational class instructors needed

GET PAID TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE! Winchester Parks & Recreation is seeking program instructors for health and nutrition, cooking, arts, fitness, STEM, STEAM, technology classes and more. Contact Sabrina at 540-662-4946 for more information.


Fitness Classes

Fitness Classes

Dates: Year-round
Drop-In Fees (or included with membership): $7 R  $7.50 NR (Take $1.00 OFF for Zumba Gold)
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Rec Center (unless noted otherwise)

Class Ages Days Time
Zumba 12+ M/TH 6:30-7:30 pm
Zumba Toning 12+ TU 6:30-7:30 pm
Zumba Gold 50+ M/TH 11-11:45 am
Curvy Yoga 18+ M 5:30-6:30 pm
Morning Yoga 18+ TU/TH 8:30-10 am
Veterans Yoga (FREE) 18+ W 5:30-7 pm
Water Aerobics 18+ M/W/F (outdoor pool, now-9/2)
M/W/F (indoor pool, 9/3-11/3)
11 am-noon
Water Aerobics 18+ TU/TH (outdoor pool, now-9/1) 6-7 pm
Water Aerobics 18+ TU/TH (indoor pool, 9/3-11/3) 7-8 pm
Aqua Arthritis 18+ TU/TH (indoor pool, now-8/11) 11 am-noon
Aqua Arthritis 18+ TU/TH (indoor pool, 9/3-11/3) 10-11 am

Fitness Programs

Ballroom Dancing (Ages 18+)

Introduction to partner dancing. Each month, learn a different dance including Salsa, Swing, Tango, and Waltz. Ballroom dancing is a great opportunity to meet new people, work on balance and rhythm, get some exercise, and have fun. No experience, shoes, and partner required.
Time: 6-7 pm
Fee: $35 R  $38 NR

Session Date Register By Activity #
W, 9/18-10/9 9/11 637125-18
W, 10/23-11/13 10/16 637125-19
W, 11/27-12/18 11/20 637125-20

Walking Club (Ages 18+)

Explore Jim Barnett Park while burning calories and getting healthy. Walk at your own pace. Some will walk slowly and some will walk fast but no one will walk alone. Low-impact walkers are welcome.
Dates: Year-round, M/W/F (outdoors weather permitting or in gym)
Time: 8:30-10 am
Fee: FREE but registration encouraged (activity # 617235-33)

Ability to Move (Ages 18+)

Modified movement and fitness class specifically designed for adults with intellectual disabilities. Using low-impact dance movements, this class is aimed to support and bring out creative expressions that will allow students to get healthy while having fun. The class is designed and led by certified Zumba instructor Sabrina Griffin, who introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on coordination, balance, and range of motion.
Date: F, ongoing
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: FREE


Creative kids programs 

Creative Kids & Teens

Program Age Date Time Fee Register By Activity #
Little Brushes (Explore various art styles. Theme: Tissue Transfer) 2-5 M, 9/16 or TU, 9/17 9:30-10 am $10 R  $13 NR 9/9, 9/10 637211-01 or 02
Little Brushes (Explore various art styles. Theme: Bubble Painting) 2-5 M, 10/14 or 10/15 9:30-10 am $10 R  $13 NR 10/7, 10/8 637211-03 or 04
Little Brushes (Explore various art styles. Theme: QTip Fall Tree Painting) 2-5 M, 11/11 or TU, 11/12 9:30-10 am $10 R  $13 NR 11/4, 11/5 637211-05 or 06
Little Brushes (Explore various art styles. Theme: Fork Painted Snowflakes) 2-5 M, 12/9 or TU, 12/10 9:30-10 am $10 R  $13 NR 12/2, 12/3 637211-07 or 08
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Aladdin) 6+ SU, 9/8 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 9/1 637543-12
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Cute Ghost) 6+ SU*, 10/6 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 9/30 637543-13
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Rainbow Unicorn) 6+ SU, 11/3 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 10/25 637543-14
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Christmas Tree) 6+ SU, 12/8 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 12/1 637543-15
Chess Club 5+ SA, 10/12-11/16 2-3:30 pm $40 R  $43 NR 10/5 637232-05
Chess Club 5+ SA, 11/30-1/11 2-3:30 pm $40 R  $43 NR 11/23 637232-06
Ballet for Kids 3-5 SA, 8/31-9/21 10-11 am $35 R  $38 NR 8/24 637242-19
Ballet for Kids 3-5 SA, 9/28-10/19 10-11 am $35 R  $38 NR 9/21 637242-20
Ballet for Kids 3-5 SA, 10/26-12/7 10-11 am $35 R  $38 NR 10/19 637242-21
Little Mozarts (More Info) 4-6 SA, 8/31-11/9 10:30-11:30 am $65 R  $68 NR 8/24 637211-09
Music Clubs: Ukulele or Drummers (More Info) 5+ TH, 8/29-10/3, 10/10-11/21 Ukulele 4-5 pm
Drummers 5-6 pm
$65 R  $68 NR 8/22, 10/3 637247-21, 23

Birthday Paint Party

Three hours of fun for up to 12 invitees (ages 5+). Fee includes set up and clean up and paint canvas for each participant.

Fee: $225

Tutoring (10+)

Sign up for after-school tutoring. Students will learn through creative methods of comprehension and retrieval while instructors work one-on-one with each student. Tutoring in Algebra 2 or lower, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science.

Instructors: Lorelei Dreibelbis & Ashley Tyson
Fee: $78 R  $81 NR

Date Time Register By Activity #
TU, 9/10-10/1 5:30-6:30 pm 9/3 637147-01
TU, 10/8-10/29 5:30-6:30 pm 10/1 637147-02
TU, 11/12-12/10 5:30-6:30 pm 11/5 637147-03

PB and J Club

PB&J Club (Ages 5 & under)

Play, Bounce and Jump to refine motor skills and have fun with a gym full of toddler-appropriate play equipment. This exciting program allows kids and parents to play freely without worrying about clean up or weather. All equipment is safe and properly sanitized before each program.

Fee: $3 R  $3.50 NR (adults and children under 1 are free)
Punch Pass: $30 R  $35 NR
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Gym

Daytime PB&J

Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 9/25/19-3/11/20
CLOSED in 2019: 9/11, 11/27, 12/25
Time: 9:00-11:30 am

Friday Evening PB&J

Dates: 2nd Friday of the month, 10/11/19-3/13/20
Time:  3-7:30 pm

Rent PB&J for a party (includes gym, equipment and party room)


Adult Classes

Art Classes

Program Age Date Time Fee Register By Activity #
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Aladdin) 18+ SU, 9/22 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 9/15 637215-41
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Oktoberfest) 18+ SU, 8/11 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 10/13 637215-42
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Hobbit/Garden Door) 18+ SA, 7/13 4-5:45 pm $35 R  $38 NR 11/10 637215-43
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Holiday Wreath) 18+ SA, 7/20 4-5:45 pm $35 R  $38 NR 12/8 637215-44
Ghost Wreath 18+ TH, 10/3 7-8:30 pm $29 R  $32 NR 9/19 637215-45
Halloween Wreath 18+ TH, 10/10 6:30-8:30 pm $35 R  $38 NR 9/26 637215-46

Bus Trips

Trips

Nationals Bus Trip (Ages 5+)

Hop on the bus to D.C. to see the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins. Price includes bus ride, admission ticket, and a $15.00 concession credit. Tickets will be handed out when you board the bus. Please make any special requests when purchasing tickets so arrangements can be made.

Pickup/Departure Location: Jim Barnett Park Rec Center

  August 31, 2019
Time 3 pm-12 am
Game Time 7:05 pm
Fee $80
Activity # 631347-01
Register by 8/31

The Pennslyvania Christmas & Gift Show

Thousands come from all over the northeast to visit this show, a festive celebration of the season's finest decorations, arts and crafts, cuisines, and musical and dance groups. Among the unique and exclusive gifts available are crafts, jewelry, clothing, Christmas decorations, toys, household accents, ceramics, furniture, dolls, flowers, paintings, holiday foods and much more.

Date: SA, 12/6
Time: 7:45 am (depart)-8 pm (approximate return)
Fee: $61
Register by: 11/5 (Activity #: 637445-12)
Pick up/Drop off Location: Schrock Travel, 220 Imboden Drive, Winchester

Holidays in New York City

See the sights, do some shopping, or catch a Broadway show.

Date: SA, 12/14
Time: 3:45 am (depart)-12 am (approximate return)
Fee: $119
Register by: 11/7 (Activity #: 637445-11)
Pick up/Drop off Location: Schrock Travel, 220 Imboden Drive, Winchester


music   

Music

Little Mozarts (Ages 4-6)

This class covers basic singing, including learning solfege syllables, establishment of steady beat through movement activities, and an introduction to classical music through short pieces and animal characters named after composers.

Date: SA, 8/31-11/9 (no class 11/2)
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Fee: $65 R  $68 NR
Register by: 8/24
Activity #: 637211-09 

Music Clubs

Join a Ukulele and/or Drummers Club and play with some new friends. For all levels.

Club Ages Date Time Fee Register By Activity #
Ukulele 5+ TH, 8/29-10/3 4-5 pm $65 R  $68 NR 8/22 637247-20
Ukulele 5+ TH, 10/10-11/21 4-5 pm $65 R  $68 NR 10/3 637247-21
Winchester Ukulele Circle* 18+ TH, 9/5-10/10 6:30-8 pm $40 R  $43 NR 8/28 637215-50
Winchester Ukulele Circle* 18+ TH, 10/17-12/5 6:30-8 pm $40 R  $43 NR 10/10 637215-51
Drummers 5+ TH, 8/29-10/3 5-6 pm $65 R  $68 NR 8/22 637247-22
Drummers 5+ TH, 10/10-11/21 5-6 pm $65 R  $68 NR 10/3 637247-23

*Class supply list: Ukulele, tuner, portable music stand, book ("The Daily Ukulele" 365 Songs for Better Living by Liz and Jim Beloff)

Private Music Lessons (Ages 5+)

Fee provides twelve, 30-minute lessons.

Piano - learn keyboard familiarity, basic techniques, music-reading and repertoire
Voice - focuses on vocal health, vocal range and techniques, range and vocal performance
Guitar - covers correct posture, note reading, flat-picking, singing songs, rhythmic patters and more
Drums - focuses on basic beats and how to count beats to build confidence

Dates: M/TU/W/F, 3-6 pm (Saturdays are make-up days)
Fee: $186 R  $195 NR
Registration: Ongoing


Crash Courses

Crash Courses & Workshops

Resume and Interviewing Workshop (Ages 18+)

Learn to format, write and include important information on your resume that employers want to see while learning how to be effective in an interview. Participants will learn through role-play and role reversal. Option: Purchase a professional resume through instructor.
Fee: FREE

Date Time Register By Activity #
SU, 8/19 4-5:30 pm 8/12 627147-50
SU, 9/8 4-5:30 pm 9/1 637215-47
SU, 10/13 4-5:30 pm 10/6 637215-48
SU, 11/10 4-5:30 pm 11/3 637215-49

Nature

Provided by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society.

Hawk Watch Day

Date: SA, 9/21
Watch opportunities:

  • 8:30 am - Abrams Creek Hike
  • Noon - Snickers Cap Hawk Site
  • 1 pm - Bears Den Hike

Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve Nature Walks

The group will meet in the parking lot (near the sidewalks) in front of Children of America on Jubal Early Drive. Focus will be on birds, flowers, trees and signs of fall. Call Jim Smith at 540-303-3983 for more information.

Date: SA, 9/21, 10/5, 10/21, 11/2
Time: 8:30 am
Fee: FREE 


Sabrina Griffin
Community Recreation Coordinator
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946
Fax (540) 678-8791
Email