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
​Fee: $5 R  $5.50 NR drop-in or included with membership
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
Water Aerobics 18+ M/W 11 am-noon
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 (Now-2/17) 10-11 am
Water Aerobics  18+ TU/TH (Now-2/17) 7-8 pm
Water Aerobics 18+ M/W/F (2/18-5/27) 10-11 am
Water Aerobics 18+ TU/TH (2/18-5/27) 7-8 pm
Water Yoga 18+ TU/TH (Now-2/17) 11 am-noon
Water Yoga 18+ T/TH (2/18-5/27) 11 am-noon
Aqua Arthritis 18+ TU/TH (Now-2/17) 10-11 am
Aqua Arthritis 18+ TU/TH, (2/18-5/27) 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, 1/9-1/30 1/3 617147-79
W, 2/13-3/6 2/6 617147-80
W, 3/20-4/10 3/14 617147-81
W, 4/24-5/15 4/17 617147-82

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 required (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: 11-11:45 am
Fee: FREE


Creative kids programs 

Creative Kids & Teens

Program Age Date Time Fee Register By Activity #
Acrylic Painting-"Dreamcatcher" 6+ SU, 1/13 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 1/6 617147-83
Acrylic Painting-"Yummy Art" 6+ SU, 2/10 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 2/3 617147-84
Acrylic Painting-"Clover & Ladybug" 6+ SU, 3/10 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 3/3 617147-85
Acrylic Painting-"Bunny & Daffodils" 6+ SU, 4/7 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 3/31 617147-86
Acrylic Painting-"May the 4th be With You" 6+ SU, 4/28 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 4/21 617147-87
Acrylic Painting-"Do's & Don'ts of Drawing" 6+ SU, 5/19 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 5/12 617147-88
Watercolors with Confidence 8+ SA, 1/12-2/2 1-3 pm $55 R  $58 NR 1/5 617215-17
Watercolors with Confidence 8+ SA, 2/16-3/9 1-3 pm $55 R  $58 NR 2/9 617215-18
Watercolors with Confidence 8+ SA, 3/23-4/20 1-3 pm $55 R  $58 NR 3/16 617215-19
Watercolors with Confidence 8+ SA, 4/27-5/25 1-3 pm $55 R  $58 NR 4/21 617215-20
Chess Club 6+ SA, 1/19-2/23 2-3:30 pm $40 R  $43 NR 1/12 617147-74
Chess Club 6+ SA, 3/9-4/13 2-3:30 pm $40 R  $43 NR 3/2 617147-75
Chess Club 6+ SA, 4/27-6/8 2-3:30 pm $40 R  $43 NR 4/20 617147-76

Tutoring

Tutor will help students learn, review content, and explain how to solve problems and check completed work. Subjects covered will be Math-Algebra 2 or lower, English Comprehension, and Reading. Tutoring will be held on a small-group basis. Each session is four weeks.

Date Time Fee Register By Activity #
11/27-12/18 5:30-6:30 pm $65 R  $68 NR 11/20 617145-48
1/8-1/29 5:30-6:30 pm $65 R  $68 NR 1/1 617145-49

Private Music Lessons (Ages 5+)

Lessons can be either 2 one-hour sessions or 4 thirty-minute sessions and must be paid for in advance using an activity number. 
Fee: $62 R  $65 NR
Registration: Ongoing

Program Days
Guitar TH, F or SA
Piano M, TU or W
Voice TH, F or SA
Ukelele Any
Drum Any

Adult Classes

Art Classes

Program Age Date Time Fee Register By Activity #
Acrylic Painting-"Holiday Wreath" 18+ SU, 12/16 2-4:30 pm $17 R  $20 NR* 12/9 637215-35
Acrylic Painting-"Galaxy Swans" 18+ SU, 1/27 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 1/20 617215-21
Acrylic Painting-"Couple in Love" 18+ SU, 2/24 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 2/17 617215-22
Acrylic Painting-"Butterfly" 18+ SU, 3/24 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 3/14 617215-23
Acrylic Painting-"Cloud Angel" 18+ SU, 4/14 2-4 pm $29 R  $32 NR 4/7 617215-24
Acrylic Painting-"May the Fourth Be with You" 18+ SU, 4/28 3:30-5:30 pm $29 R  $32 NR 4/21 617215-25
Drawing Do's & Don'ts-"Full Face" 18+ SU, 12/16 5-6 pm $55 R  $58 NR* 12/9 637543-05
Snowman Wreath 18+ TH, 1/17 6-9 pm $28 R  $31 NR 1/3 617147-77
Spring Wreath 18+ TH, 2/21 6-9 pm $28 R  $31 NR 2/7 617147-78
Beginning Drawing for Adults 18+ TH, 3/7-3/28 6-8 pm $74 R  $77 NR 2/28 617215-15
Beginning Colored Pencil 18+ TH, 4/4-4/25 6-8 pm $74 R  $77 NR 3/27 617215-16

*plus materials fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class

 


Bus Trips

Bus Trips

2018 SunFest in Ocean City

See all the arts and crafts, listen to great entertainment, and eat great food.  Soak up the last rays of the summer sun.  You will find tent after tent full of items you can bring home with you.  We have lots of room to store all your belongings under the coach to bring home.  Bring a marker so you can put your name on your bags and boxes.  We will make a food and restroom stop to and from for your convenience.   
Date: SA, 9/22 (register by 9/14, activity #637445-09)
Time: 4:45 am  - midnight
Fee: $89

New York City Bus Trip

Come along with Shrock Travel to New York for the day.  You will have the full day to explore on your own.  It is always exciting to go to New York; tour the city, shop, go to the theater, or take a boat ride.  Make your own itinerary for the day.  There's always something new to see and do.  For your convenience, we will be making a food and restroom stop each way. 
Date: SA, 10/06 (register by 9/30, activity #637445-08)
Time: 3:45 am-1 am
Fee: $89

Pennsylvania Christmas & Gift Show

The Pennsylvania Christmas & Gift Show is completely indoors and all on one floor.  You can visit over 500 specialty shoppes selling a wide array of exclusive, unique gifts for family and friends!  There's also a 600-seat Cafeteria on the 2nd floor and 8 Concession Stands throughout the show.  
Date: FR 11/30 (register by 11/23, activity #637445-10)
Time: 7:45 am-7 pm
Fee: $54


music   

Music Classes

Music Minutes - No School Days (Ages 5+) 

Music offers a diverse & rhythmic approach to exploring the pitch, harmony, sounds & rhythms of instruments such as the gong, guitar, saxophone, drums, the piano and more.  Children will explore various sounds and tones of music instruments.  
Date: 10/12, 10/15, 11/6, 1/28 (register by 10/5, 10/8, 10/30, 1/21, activity #637125-14, 15, 16, 17)
Time: 10 am-noon
Fee: $14 per 45-minute session

Private Music Lessons (5+)

Piano lessons are taught Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 3-6 pm and guitar and voice lessons are taught on Thursday or Friday (one-hour or 30-minute sessions).
Fee: $62 R  $65 NR


Crash Courses

Crash Courses

Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques (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.
Date: SU, 8/12, 9/16, 10/21 (register by 8/5, 9/16, 10/21, activity # 637135-16, 17, 18)
Time: 4-5:30 pm
Fee: FREE ($35 cost is due to the instructor for a 1-2 page professional resume)

Financial Basics

Develop financial literacy and the importance of asking questions when dealing with financial products and institutions and ways to save money.
Date: TH, 9/6-10/11 (register by 8/30, activity # 637135-15)
Time: 7-8 pm 
Fee: $23 R $26 NR (plus $15 materials fee paid to the instructor on the 1st day of class)


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.

Daytime PB&J

Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, September 12, 2018-March 13, 2019
CLOSED: 11/21 & 12/26
Time: 9:00-11:30 am

Friday Evening PB&J

Time:  3:00-7:00 pm
Dates:

  • December 7, 2018
  • January 4, 2019
  • February 1, 2019
  • March 1, 2019

Fee: $3.00 R  $3.50 NR (adults and children under 1 are free)
Punch Pass: $30 R  $35 NR
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Gym

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


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