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+ TU/TH 11:30-12:30 pm
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 10-11 am
Water Aerobics 18+ TU/TH 7-8 pm
Aqua Arthritis 18+ TU/TH 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, 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. 
Date: F, ongoing
Time: 10-10:45 am
Fee: FREE


Creative kids programs 

Creative Kids & Teens

Program Age Date Time Fee Register By Activity #
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
Little Brushes (Explore various art styles. Theme: Melting Snowman) 2-5 M, 1/13 or W, 1/15 9:30-10:30 am $10 R  $13 NR 1/6, 1/8 617211-05 or 06
Little Brushes (Explore various art styles. Theme: Thumbprint Tree) 2-5 M, 2/10 or W, 2/12 9:30-10:30 am $10 R  $13 NR 2/3, 2/5 617211-07 or 08
Little Brushes (Explore various art styles. Theme: Shamrock Suncatcher) 2-5 M, 3/16 or W, 3/18 9:30-10:30 am $10 R  $13 NR 3/9, 3/11 617211-09 or 10
Little Brushes (Explore various art styles. Theme: Fingerprint Easter Bunny) 2-5 M, 4/20 or W, 4/22 9:30-10:30 am $10 R  $13 NR 4/13, 4/15 617211-11 or 12
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Christmas Tree) 6+ SU, 12/8 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 12/1 637543-15
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Unicorn) 6+ SU, 1/19 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 1/12 617215-26
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Love Bugs) 6+ SU, 2/16 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 2/9 617215-27
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Superhero) 6+ SU, 3/22 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 3/15 617215-28
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Emojis) 6+ SU, 4/19 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 412 617215-29
Chess Club 5+ SA, 11/30-1/11 2-3:30 pm $40 R  $43 NR 11/23 637232-06
Chess Club 5+ SA, 1/25-2/29 2-3:30 pm $40 R  $43 NR 1/18 617147-93
Chess Club 5+ SA, 3/14-4/25 2-3:30 pm $40 R  $43 NR 3/7 617147-94
Mini-Mozarts 2.5-4 F, 1/17-3/6 10-10:30 am or
11-11:30 am
$65 R  $68 NR 1/10 617211-13
617211-14

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. Contact Sabrina at 540-662-4946, ext. 1831.

Fee: $225


 

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, Now-3/11/20
CLOSED: 11/27, 12/25
Time: 9-11:30 am

Friday Evening PB&J

Dates: 2nd Friday of the month, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/13
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: Hobbit/Garden Door) 18+ SU, 11/17 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 11/10 637215-43
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Holiday Wreath) 18+ SU, 12/15 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 12/8 637215-44
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Blue Fairy) 18+ SU, 1/5 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 12/29 617147-89
Acrylic Painting (Theme: True Love) 18+ SU, 1/25 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 1/25 617147-90
Acrylic Painting (Theme: Field of Flowers) 18+ SU, 3/8 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 3/1 617147-91
Acrylic Painting (Theme: April Showers) 18+ SU, 4/5 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 3/28 617147-92
Floral Arranging Class 18+ TH, 2/27 6:30-8:30 pm $29 R  $32 NR 2/13 617217-07
Apple Blossom Wreath 18+ TU, 3/24 6:30-8:30 pm $35 R  $38 NR 3/10 617217-08

Bus Trips

Trips

Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, PA

Check out the orchid display and get a guided tour of the orchid extravaganza. Ticket includes a lunch buffet, seat on the Varsity motor coach, entry to the gardens, and a guided tour.

Date: SA, 1/25
Time: 6:45 am (depart)-7 pm (approximate return)
Fee: $112
Register by: 12/23 (Activity #: 617447-09)
Pick up/Drop off Location: Schrock Travel, 220 Imboden Drive, Winchester

Snow Tubing

Prepare for one hour and 45 minutes of speed and laughter while sliding down the 800-ft tubing lanes at Bryce Report. Enjoy the three snow tubing lanes packed with adrenaline and excitement for the entire family (ages 4+ and taller than 36").

Date: SA, 2/22
Time: 5:30-10 pm
Fee: $35
Register by: 2/19 at 9 am (Activity #: 611347-01)
Pick up/Drop off Location: Jim Barnett Park, Rec Center

Philadelphia Flower Show

Prepare for one hour and 45 minutes of speed and laughter while sliding down the 800-ft tubing lanes at Bryce Report. Enjoy the three snow tubing lanes packed with adrenaline and excitement for the entire family (ages 4+ and taller than 36").

Date: SA, 3/7
Time: 6:30 am (depart)-8 pm (approximate return)
Fee: $110
Register by: 2/7 (Activity #: 617447-10)
Pick up/Drop off Location: Schrock Travel, 220 Imboden Drive, Winchester

Topgolf Bus Trip

Fun for all skill levels, no golf experience required. When it comes to the game itself, players hit micro-chipped golf balls that track each shot's accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the field. Whether you're an aspiring golf pro or picking up a club for the first time, Topgolf is everyone's game. It's fun. It's competitive. A maximum of six players can play in one bay. If you have less than six, you will likely be teaming up with another group. Golfing is from 1-4 pm. Price includes play, transportation and food.

Date: SU, 3/22
Time: 11:30 am-5 pm
Fee: $65
Register by: 3/11 (Activity #: 621347-11)
Pick up/Drop off Location: Jim Barnett Park, Rec Center

Cherry Blossom - Odyssey, D.C.

Enjoy unparalleled views of D.C. covered in gorgeous cherry blossoms. Ticket includes a ride on a varsity motor coach, lunch and a cruise on the Odyssey.

Date: F, 4/3
Time: 7:45 am (depart)-7 pm (approximate return)
Fee: $135
Register by: 3/3 (Activity #: 617447-11)
Pick up/Drop off Location: Schrock Travel, 220 Imboden Drive, Winchester

Springtime in New York City

See the sights, do some shopping or even catch a Broadway show Relax and leave the driving to us.

Date: SA, 4/25
Time: 3:45 am (depart)-12 am (approximate return)
Fee: $119
Register by: 3/25 (Activity #: 617447-12)
Pick up/Drop off Location: Schrock Travel, 220 Imboden Drive, Winchester


music   

Music

Private Music Lessons

Fee provides twelve, 30-minute lessons. For ages 5+.

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

Ukulele Circle

Dust off that ukulele and come play with some new friends. The Winchester Ukulele Circle is about friendships, fun and learning more about the instrument. All levels welcome.

Dates: M, 1/20-2/24, 3/9-4/13
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Ages: 18+
Fee: $40 R  $43 NR
Register by: 1/13, 3/2 (Activity #: 617147-95, 96)
Class Supply List: Ukulele, tuner, portable music stand, book (recommended): "The Daily Ukulele" 365 Songs for Better Living (compiled and arranged by Liz and Jim Beloff)


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, 1/12 4-5:30 pm 1/2 617145-52
SU, 2/9 4-5:30 pm 2/1 617145-53
SU, 3/8 4-5:30 pm 3/1 617145-54

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