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RDF: Resident Discount Fee
What is a RDF? In recognition that City of Winchester residents support our department through their city taxes, the City offers residents a discounted fee (RDF). Non-residents will pay the regular fee for lessons, classes, and rentals.
Medicare 101 Educational Seminar
This presentation will dive into how Medicare works, what it costs, which parts you need, when to enroll to avoid a penalty, what it covers and what it doesn’t, what to do when leaving employee coverage, what plans are available, and how to get free claims support for life. The presenter Angela Brewer has 13 years of experience in all-things Medicare (including Medicare supplements, Advantage/Part C plans, prescription drug coverage, dental and vision, and helping with retirement). This meeting is educational only and won’t have individual plan details. There will be time for questions. Note: Ms. Brewer does not work for Medicare, nor is she endorsed by Medicare or any governmental agency. This presentation is free, but pre-registration is required.
|Medicare 101 Educational Seminar||18+||TU, 4/4||6:00 - 7:30 p.m.||Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Lord Fairfax Room||A. Brewer||FREE||4/3|
|Medicare 101 Educational Seminar||18+||TU, 5/2||6:00 - 7:30 p.m.||Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Lord Fairfax Room||A. Brewer||FREE||5/1|
Instructional Cookie Decorating
Learn the basics of cookie decorating with royal icing. 90 minutes of instruction with techniques covering piping, flooding, wet on wet, and marbling designs. You will go home with a dozen cookies and any extra icing you didn't use.
Note: Recipes are nut-free; however, items are not prepared in a nut-free kitchen.
|Easter Cookies (Cancelled)||14+||M, 4/3||6:30 - 8:00 p.m.||Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Lord Fairfax Room||A. Rogers||$48; RDF: $45||By 3/27|
|Apple Blossom Cookies||14+||M, 5/1||6:30 - 8:00 p.m.||Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Lord Fairfax Room||A. Rogers||$48; RDF: $45||By 4/24|
|Mother's Day Cookies||14+||TU, 5/9||6:30 - 8:00 p.m.||Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Lord Fairfax Room||A. Rogers||$48; RDF: $45||By 5/2|
Come join the WPRD Gaiters and have fun while walking and talking! Meet in the lobby of the Rec Center to begin the walks. Comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and water are recommended. In case of inclement weather, the walk may be cancelled for the day. April - August 2023.
Starting W, 4/5
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
(no session 4/12, 5/29, 6/19)
|9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Lobby||WPRD Staff||FREE||Not Required|
Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve Walk - Come and celebrate spring with the birds, butterflies, and early wildflowers at ACWP. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Jubal Early Dr./Handley Ave./Meadow Branch Ave. Parking is available on Meadow Branch Ave. and Handley Ave. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and sunscreen.
Earth Day Walk - Join Jim Smith for a walk around Jim Barnett Park to explore birds, trees, and the great outdoors. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the lobby of the Rec Center to begin your walk. Registration not required.
|ACWP Walk||All||SA, 4/1||8:30 a.m. start||Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve||J. Smith||FREE||Not Required|
|ACWP Walk||All||SA, 4/15||8:30 a.m. start||Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve||J. Smith||FREE||Not Required|
|Earth Day Walk||All||SA, 4/22||9:00 - 11:00 a.m.||Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Lobby||J. Smith||FREE||Not Required|
|ACWP Walk||All||SA, 4/29||8:30 a.m. start||Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve||J. Smith||FREE||Not Required|
|ACWP Walk||All||SA, 5/13||8:30 a.m. start||Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve||J. Smith||FREE||Not Required|
Baby Signs class is a multi-sensory learning experience. It will help babies promote cognitive, social, language, literacy and sensory-motor development. Babies have a lot to say even before they can actually speak. This class will teach both the caregivers and babies to communicate using simple, easy to learn signs. Registration Fee applies for one (1) or two (2) adults and one (1) baby, age 0-2yrs. Only one (1) adult needs to register.
|Baby Signs: Introduction to Baby Sign Language||0 - 2 years||M/W, 5/8 - 5/24||10:00 - 11:00 a.m.||Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Music Room B||D. Day||$43; RDF: $40
(1-2 adults; 1 child)
Ukulele Group Intro - Strum along with other musicians as you learn the ukulele. This four-week Saturday session is designed to introduce the student to the ukulele in a structured group setting. Students need to bring their own ukulele along with them to class.
|Ukulele Group Intro (Cancelled)||6+||SA, 4/1 - 4/22||10:00 - 11:00 a.m.||Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Music Room A||K. Waldruff||$48; RDF: $45||3/27|
Differing Abilities Programs
Join us for Sensory Sundays, a special time set aside just for our friends with differing abilities. Sensory Sundays includes:
- Swim @ Jim's: Swim in the Indoor Pool at Jim Barnett Park. Lights are dimmed, and a limited number of life jackets are available on request. Guests under 12 must have an adult (age 18+) present; ages 8 and under must have an adult in the water.
Location: Jim Barnett Park Rec Center
|Sensory Sunday @ the Rec Center||SU, now thru 5/21||All||12:00-1:30 p.m.||Daily Visit Fee or Membership|
Daily Visit Fee ($5 Adult, $3 College Student, Senior, and Military) or included with membership.
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Rec Center (unless noted otherwise)
|Yoga (no class 4/17)||18+||M||8-9am|
|Yoga||18+||TH (thru 3/30)||8:30-9:30am|
|Yoga (no class 5/5)||18+||F (starting 4/7)||8-9am|
|Pilates (no class 4/18)||18+||TU||11am-Noon (thru 3/28)
9:30-10:30am (starting 4/4)
Yoga: Please bring a yoga mat and yoga blocks if you wish to use them. Equipment and mats will not be provided.
Pilates: Please bring a yoga mat and small towel for support if you wish to use them. Equipment and mats will not be provided.
Zumba: Enjoy a total body workout using the most popular music. Zumba burns calories, tones muscles, improves balance, and incorporates a full range of motion.
For Aqua Fitness Classes, visit the Aquatics page.
PB&J Club (Ages 1-5)
Note: This is a Parent Supervised program.
Play, Bounce and Jump to refine motor skills and have fun with a gym full of toddler-appropriate play equipment. Jump on the small trampoline, crawl through Gus the Caterpillar, climb over padded hills, or play ball. Kids and parents play freely without worrying about clean up or the weather. All equipment is safely and properly sanitized before each session. Currently, private group rentals are not available.
Day: 2nd Wednesday of the month (9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8)
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: $5; RDF: $4 NR (adults and children under 1 are free)
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Gym
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 Leslie at 540-662-4946 for more information.
Community Recreation Coordinator
Winchester Parks & Recreation
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Fax (540) 678-8791