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Winter-Spring 2018

Activity Catalog

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City of Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events


Welcome! From the Director 2018 is here! How are you going to play this year? Jane Shelhorse, Director

We all have very busy lives, filled with lots of “have to’s” but we would like to remind you to add some “want to’s” to your days. Adding a little play to your day can brighten winter time! And this catalog is filled with lots of ideas on how you can play!

Try learning some Italian, how to protect yourself with RAD and CPR, or teach your dog new tricks in our Dog Obedience classes. Discover the artist within you - pages 19 -21 include everything from one-day art workshops to a series that lasts 4 to 6 weeks. Our nature education staff is busy all winter long with programs for youth and adults including Bird Feeder Fun, Dipnetting for Dragonflies, Orienteering and a variety of nature walks. They have a special walk planned on January 31st that will include a Double Blue Moon! This is the first time that a supermoon and blue moon have occurred together since 1961, so dress warmly and join us for this amazing sight! Take out your 2018 calendar and start saving some dates. One of the best things about our community is all the wonderful events that keep our community excited and united! Join the fun at Earth Day, Children’s Fishing Derby, Children’s Art Show, and the 66th Annual the Fine Arts Show, to name a few. If you’ve got little ones, sign up for our Annual Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dances (see page 4 for details); these two are big memory makers! Yes, 2018 is going to be a busy year for all of us. But play is important. It’s not only good for you, it’s good for our community. Best wishes for a healthy, happy and play FULL year! ~ Jane Shelhorse

Recreation Commission Members: Mr. Brandon McVade, Chairman Mr. James Bailey Mr. David Dorsey Mrs. Sharon Null Mr. John Russ Dr. Marcus Tepaske Mrs. Susan Tyler

Dr. Timothy Duffy Ms. Sue Sargeant

Parks & Recreation Administrative: Jane Shelhorse, Director Wendy Stone, Division Mgr Finance & Leisure Services Michael Ward, Division Mgr Parks & Athletics Joanne Jones, Superintendent Leisure Services Jillian Franklin, Superintendent Sports & Fitness Linda Bailey, Nature Education Coordinator Aaron Simmons, Superintendent of Parks & Maintenance Sonja Wise, Supervisor of Events & Marketing

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Welcome

Department Mission

The mission of the Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events Department is to enhance the lives of our citizens by providing a diverse package of recreation and park opportunities.

Departmental Functions

The Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events Department is a municipal recreation department that provides comprehensive year round programming for sports, fitness, special interest, events and nature programs for all ages. The department operates and maintains 21 outdoor spaces that offer and encourage activities on our walking trails, playgrounds, swimming pool and the Rappahannock River. We strive to meet the needs of the population by providing affordable programs for City residents and non-residents alike.

Sammy Walker, Field Supervisor Special Events Anne Hamm, Evening & Weekend Supervisor Patty Sparks, Account Clerk Kim Herbert, Event Coordinator Lindsey Smith, Front Desk Receptionist Janice Lasker, Front Desk Receptionist Carly Hedge, Office Assistant Doris Bryant, Nature Programmer

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Welcome

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Children’s Special Interest

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Summer Camps

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Youth Sports

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Nature

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Adult Sports

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Active Adults Fitness

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Pickleball

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Adult Special Interest

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How to Register

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Parks & Trails

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Events

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Dorothy Hart Community Center 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 General Phone: 540-372-1086

• Children’s Activities x 217 • Nature Programs x 213 • Tennis, Fitness & Dance x 208 • Sports x 214 • Adult Classes x 217 • Events x 215 x 307 x 308 • Trips x 217 Fax: 540-372-3475 Email Contact: fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov

Office Registration Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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Children’s Special Interest FATHER Daughter Dance

Ages 4 – 12 yrs Attention Dads!! Join us for our Annual Valentine’s Dance for fathers, stepdads, grandpas, and uncles to treat their little sweethearts to an evening of dress-up, fun and dancing. It’s a magical evening for dads and daughters alike. Girls must be between 4 -12 yrs old. We will have professional photographer A.G. Green taking optional portraits for those of you who would like a memento of this special night. Light refreshments will be served. Attire is everything from dress casual to fancy. Sorry no moms allowed. Friday, February 2 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm Dorothy Hart Community Center Pre-registration: $12 per couple ($6 ea. add’l daughter) At the Door: $15 per couple ($8 each add’l daughter)

Mommy and Me Music Class

Mother Son Dance

Junior Karate

Ages 4 – 12 yrs Join us for our annual Mother & Son Dance as a fun way to appreciate the most special women in our lives. Boys 4-12 years old are invited to take their moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters or beloved friends on a special Mother’s Day date! We will have professional photographer A.G. Green taking optional portraits for those of you who would like a memento of this special night. Attire is everything from dress casual to fancy. Be ready for a fun evening out together! Sorry no dads allowed. Pre-registration is required. Friday, May 4 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm Dorothy Hart Community Center Pre-registration: $12 per couple ($6 ea. additional son) At the Door: $15 per couple ($8 each additional son)

Pre-Ballet

Little Princess/Prince

3yrs – 6yrs A sweet class for budding ballerinas. Ballet center barre across the floor and dancing to Belle Areal Cinderella! Class introduces the fundamentals of a structured dance class in a fun, noncompetitive way with lots of play for our little Princesses and Princes. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Monday, 4:30pm – 5:15pm January 8 – February 5 (No class 1/15) February 12 –March 12 (No class 2/19) March 19 – April 9 April 16 – May 7 $42/$45 (residents/non-residents

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Children’s Special Interest

18 months – 4yrs This is an interactive class for babies or young children and their caregivers/parents. Class time will include singing, dancing, finger play, and all kinds of instruments and noise! Pre-registration Required. Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Thursdays, 9:30am – 10:15am January 11 – January 18 February 8 – February 15 March 15 – March 22 $22/$24 (residents/non-residents)

5yrs – 7yrs Our Junior Karate class is a great introduction into the world of martial arts for children. It is an excellent way to develop self-confidence, balance, and discipline. Be sure to register early, class size is limited. Instructor: Mike Morton. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Saturdays, 9:00am - 10:00am January 6 – February 10 March 3 – April 7 April 28 – June 9 (No class 5/26) $35/$45 (residents/non-residents)

Youth Tumbling

5yrs – 8yrs and 9yrs – 13yrs Basic to intermediate level skills will be taught in a fun, non-competitive environment with individualized instruction catered to your child’s abilities. Instructor Renee Embrey has over 30 years of experience with recreational gymnastics. Preregistration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 6:00 pm (5yrs - 8yrs) Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm (9 yrs - 13yrs) January 10 – February 7 February 21 – March 21 April 11 –May 9 $35/$40 (residents/non-residents)

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CHILDREN’S Special Interest Little Ones Painting Class & More!

18 months – 4yrs. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, printing and creating, while developing fine motor, language and selfhelp skills. This is an “I can do it” class that is fun and creative! Each session has new activities where adults get to play too. Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Preregistration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Wednesdays, 9:30am – 10:15am January 10 – January 17 February 7 – February 14 March 14 – March 21 $24/$30(residents/non-residents)

Youth Drawing/Painting Classes 5yrs – 10yrs and 11yrs – 18yrs (and advanced 8-10yrs)

If you love art then this is the class for you! Students learn basic drawing skills such as composition, proportion, placement and shading and are introduced to dry media including, graphite, chalky pastels, oil pastels and charcoal. Students will learn how to plan a painting, techniques, color basics and mixing of colors, and light and shadow using water colors and/ or acrylics. Pre-registration required. Instructor: The Creative Side. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Supplies needed: 11x15 watercolor pads (140lb); 11x14 drawing pad (70 lb), graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), eraser, pencil sharpener, pencil box. Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:15pm (5yrs – 10yrs) January 4 – January 25 February 1 – February 22 March 1 – March 22 March 29 – April 19 April 26 – May 17 Thursdays, 7:30pm – 8:15pm (11yrs – 18yrs) January 4 – January 25 February 1 – February 22 March 1 – March 22 March 29 – April 19 April 26 – May 17 $65/$65 (residents/non-residents)

Kids 4 years old - 12th grade March 22-24, 2018 See page 34 for details.

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Children’s

Special Interest

Comics Course (Youth)

8yrs – 11yrs Do you like comics? Would you like to create your own? Over four weeks students will receive an introduction to the comic medium and begin work on their own comic. Instruction will include lessons on scripting, character building, and pacing. Instructor: Simon Watts. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Tuesdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm January 2 – January 23 January 30 – February 20 February 27 – March 20 March 27 – April 17 April 24 – May 15 May 22 – June 12 $50/$50 (residents/non-residents)

Comics Course (Teens)

12yrs-18yrs Students are introduced to the comic medium and will begin work on their own comic in this fun and creative class. Instruction will include lessons on scripting, character building, and pacing. Instructor: Simon Watts. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm January 2 – January 23 January 30 – February 20 February 27 – March 20 March 27 – April 17 April 24 – May 15 May 22 – June 12 $50/$50 (residents/non-residents)

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Trash Class

8yrs – 18 yrs As creative as art is, it is also a destructive force, it consumes materials and makes excess waste. With that in mind, we offer these classes to clean up the town one piece of art at a time. Gloved students take to the streets downtown and two riverside parks with an instructor to collect trash, litter and natural debris. Trash treasures are carried back to the studio for cleaning, assessing, and assembling into one-of-a-kind works of art, using mixed media techniques. From monsters and robots to landscapes and dioramas, collaboration is up to individuals, but is always encouraged in our studio. Supplies: Power Grab industrial glue, thick rubber gloves such as yellow dish wash gloves, large empty cardboard food box such as cereal, clean empty 1 liter bottle or half gallon mil. jug. Pre-registration required. Location: Evolving Art Machine Art Studio & Lyceum, 502 B Sophia Street. Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm January 8 – January 29 February 5 – February 26 March 5 – March 26 April 9 – April 30 May 7 – May 28 $30/$30 (residents/non-residents), 4 sessions per month or $120 per month

Trance Art Sessions

11yrs - Adult We shut the doors, turn down the lights, turn up the ambient music and let the transcendental mood carry you to new places of creativity. We use spinning/strobe lighting an loud music as an essential part of reaching a trancelike creative state. We also encourage using the entire body to engage with your work, in nontraditional positions. While mostly selfguided, there will be proposed themes with a short technique review at the beginning of each session which may include mixed-media techniques or physical maneuvers. At the end of every month we’ll invite a local Ambient Musician to perform live for students while they create their final piece of work. Supplies: 4 16x20 Canvases, Acrylic Paint (black, white and 2 more colors), wear old clothes as you’ll be painting in near darkness and with your body. Pre-registration required. Location: Evolving Art Machine Art Studio & Lyceum, 502 B Sophia St. Mondays, 8:00pm-9:30pm January 8 – January 29 February 5 – February 26 March 5 – March 26 April 9 – April 30 May 7 – May 28 $25/$25 (residents/non-residents), 4 sessions per month

Study Skills Strategy Course

11yrs - Adult Designed to help students with a desire to improve their learning skills. Middle school through adult students learn how to learn more efficiently and effectively. New students, established students, and high performing students can all benefit from this course. Not just for children, the course is also perfect for adults who are going back to school. Instructor: Claude Salcedo, MSEd, co-owner of Learn2Learn LLC. Preregistration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Mondays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm February 5 – 20 March 5 – March 26 $65/$70 (residents/non-residents) **for both children and adults!

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Beginner Youth Ballet

7yrs – 10yrs & 9yrs – 13yrs Learn the basics of technique and terminology geared to our young ballet students. Includes learning body alignment, posture, and flexibility. No prior training needed: barre, center, across the floor variations, choreography. Student will learn choreography followed by an in-house performance at the last session. Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Mondays, 5:30pm – 6:30pm (7yrs – 10yrs) January 8 – February 5 (No class 1/15) February 12 –March 12 (No class 1/19) March 19 – April 9 April 16 – May 7 Wednesday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm (9yrs – 13yrs) January 10 – January 31 February 7 – February February28 March 7 – March 28 April 4 – April 25 $48/$52 (residents/non-residents)

Musical Theatre for Pre-Teens to High School

9yrs – 18yrs A form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. Class is designed to help with performance, confidence, sharpen stage presence for auditioning and authentic delivery. Class work rehearsal will be presented to parents and friends at the end of the last class. Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm January 10 – January 31 February 7 – February 28 March 7 – March 28 April 4 – April 25 $48/$52 (residents/non-residents)

Teen Ballet

11yrs – 18yrs This intermediate Ballet class is most appropriate for those with some ballet experience that are looking to further develop their skills. Barre center across the floor with variations are incorporated into a piece of choreography taught and performed by the student at the end of the program. Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Preregistration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Mondays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm January 8 – February 5 (No class 1/15) February 12 –March 12 ( No class 2/ 19) March 19 – April 9 April 16 – May 7 $48/$52 (residents/non-residents)

Teen Contemporary Dance

11yrs – adult A popular dance class for pre-teens and young adults. A relaxing warm up and class set to modern contemporary music with a classical foundation. This class explores artistic creative dance moves with strong relationship to the dance through music. A piece of choreography will be learned and performed for friends and family at the end of last session Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Preregistration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm January 16 - February 6 February 13 - March 6 April 17 – May 8 $48/$52 (residents/non-residents) *** Classes are for both adults and children.

Horseback Riding Lessons Beginner to Intermediate All Ages

Our riding program progresses through beginner into intermediate levels. Basic grooming, handling, safety leads straight into understanding the tack, adjustments & correct riding position & aid applications. Partnership with the horse requires patience and developing an understanding of becoming a fair, gentle leader. A shoe or boot with a heel is the only equipment you need; we provide the rest. Bundle up for the winter and join us for fun and fresh air!! Pre-registration required. Location: White Buffalo Horse Farm. Have questions? Please email Judy at ebfjwatson@gmail.com Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm January 2 – January 23 January 30 – February 20 February 27 – March 20 March 27 – April 17 April 24 – May 15 Saturdays, 10:00am – 11:00am January 6 – January 27 February 3 – February 24 March 3 – March 24 March 31 – April 21 April 28 – May 19 Sundays, 10:00am – 11:00am January 7 – January 28 February 4 – February 25 March 4 – March 25 April 1 - April 22 April 29 – May 20 $120/$140 (residents/non-residents) *** Horseback riding classes are for youth and adults!

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Youth Sports & Activities “Lil Sticks” Field Hockey

5 & 6yrs This program is an introductory program for 5 and 6 year-olds. This program will teach the basic mechanics of Field Hockey along with sportsmanship, teamwork, and much more. No waivers for “Lil Sticks” will be allowed. The age determination date will be May 15, 2018. Registration begins January 2 for City residents and January 9 for Non-City Residents. Deadline to register is March 2. There is a $10 late registration fee. SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED. Location- DIXON PARK 5 Week Program - SATURDAYS ONLY March 24- April 28 (No sessions 3/31) TIMES- TBD $20/$40 (residents/non-residents)

“Quick Sticks” Field Hockey

7 – 12 yrs Nothing is more satisfying than whacking a small ball with a field hockey stick. But field hockey lets you dribble that ball, flick it, roll it, slide it around and in between people’s legs, glide it, pass it, and much more. Field hockey is a team sport that is becoming more popular every year. Give it a try, and you will surely become hooked! Grab your stick and be sure to register. Practices are either Mondays & Wednesdays, or Tuesdays & Thursdays. Games are during the week and on Saturdays. All practices and games will be played at Dixon Park. The age determination date will be May 15, 2018. Registration beings January 2 for City residents and January 9 for NonCity Residents. Deadline to register is February 9. There is a $10 fee for late registration. SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED. Location: DIXON PARK Rookies- (7-9) Juniors- (10-12) Mondays-Saturdays, March 12- May 12 Times Vary- Weekdays, Evenings and Saturdays $25/$50 (resident/non-residents)

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A BIG Thank you to our Youth Sports Coaches Wiam Abedalazez Zead Abedalazez Aaron Albert William Alexander Timothy Allison Ever Arana Nicholas Armendariz Jonathan Mark Atkins Sarah Atkinson Brian Baer Tim Bahre Delaney Bailey Robert Bailey Aimee Benton Ann Bernardi Don Bliven Casey Bond Eric Bonds Naida Bonilla Stephen Breder Charles Breeden Hamish Brewer Kim Brewer Allison Bridges Emma Brown Janiel Brown Joshua Brush James Bush Natalie Bylund Duane Caeser Mike Carmody John Castellarin Ruth Cisneros John Coker Charline Cooke Angela Cribb Joseph Cribb Caleb Curfman Trevor Daniel Matthew Denson Aria DeSimini Meg Desmond Gabriel Diaz Harry Dreany Mary Ellen Duy Sarah Etu Ronnie Ford Heather Freeman Marsh Freeman Donovan Frost Jennifer Gallaway Farrah Galloway Joshua Galloway Guillermo Garcia David Gibbons

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Kaylee Gillispie Stephen Glaslock Christine Green Garrett Green Megan Green Francisco Gutierrez James Hansen Jaqueline Hansen Julia Hansen Roxanna Hanson Tom Hayden Aubrey Heflin Greg Hendrix Joseph Hicks Jerry Holmes James Hull John Hunt Abigail Ibarra Jorge Ibarra Randall Jackson Doug Jenkins Joshua Jenkins Melinda Jenkins Alexandria Jinnett Joseph Jinnett Oscar Jiron Gary Johns Donya Johns Jack Johnson Robin Allison Jones Brandon Katz Eric Keeler Josef Koza Brian Kutz John Lambert Elizabeth Lewis Ralph Lewis Brian Linsner Jason Luck Ryan Mackie Adam Martin Mark Maynard Kevin McClelland Dewayne McOsker Amy Meyer Thomas Mon Bill Monroe Sena Monsanto Kimberly Montgomery Gilbert Montgomery Rochelle Moore John Mueller Caroline Murray Abibou Oussantidja James Payne

Youth Sports

Alison Perry Angie Perry Edward Petke James Phillips Josh Phillips Joshua Phillips Julie Pierce Christine Pittman Warren Polensky Jason Pollard Marcus Pomeroy Will Poorbaugh Jr. Christina Poore Sarah Pouliot Dennis Rapkins Stefan Reiss Cody Rice Scott Rice Miguel Roque David Rouse II Jeni Rowell Tanya Salyers Josh Sanford Steve Schaffer Peter Schuster Donnie Seal Chuck Shackleford Justin Shelton Steve Slagle Madison Spangler Todd Spangler David Sullivan Sage Taylor Bonds Shawn Teague Ron Tiberio Willis Twum Katrina Urann Jason Vernam Doug Walton Jonathan Watson Patrick Whalen Greg Wheatley Lance Williams Julie Williams Davies Stephanie Wise Delbert Wise Sr Andy Wolfenbarger Angelia Yonts Thomas Yonts Christopher Zaffram Mike Zitz

Thank You Team Sponsors! Chimney Sweep Craftworks Studios CTI Real Estate CTS Floors Delaney Bailey Realtor DLR Contracting, Inc. Dovetail Cultural Resource Group Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Experimac Fide Law PLC Infinity Technologies John L Danielson Jr. Inc. JOHN ROBB Custom Homes King George Truck and Tire Micah Ecumenical Ministries One Main Financial Services

Papa Johns Peds Plus Play it Again Sports Premier Eye care, Angela Tsai, OD & Associates, P.C Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Reliable Cad Solutions Rinehart, Butler Hodge Moss & Bryant PLC TEKLA RESEARCH The Bowery Tattoo Company The Pack Togie’s Virginia CPR and Training Solutions

When you Sponsor Our Sports Teams Everyone Wins! Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to sponsor a team in any of our sports. Team sponsorships can be obtained for a $250 investment.

Sponsors receive:

• Organization logo or statement on team jerseys • Recognition in Parks and Recreation brochure • After donating a total of $500 (two sponsorships) the sponsor will be invited to the Department’s annual Volunteer Banquet.

Children & Teams receive:

• End of season party/event • An upgraded award for each team player • Head coach receives team plaque (incl. team picture) For information, contact Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events at 540-372-1086 or email fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov.

Would you like to coach?

If you have a love of the game and enjoy working with chidlren and passing on that interest, call us! Our seasons are about 8 to 10 weeks long. You bring us your enthusiasm and we’ll give you what you need to get started as a volunteer coach! Call 540-372-1086 or email fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov.

We couldn’t do ext. it without you! 540-372-1086 214 Coach and sponsor our teams! Call (540) 372-1086 or email fredprpf@ fredericksburgva.gov for more information.


Youth Soccer

6yrs – 16yrs Are you the next Carli Lloyd or Clint Dempsey? Come show us your skills for our spring soccer league. Players learn fundamentals including dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork. The age determination date is May 15, 2018. Registration begins January 2 for City residents and January 9 for Non-City residents. Deadline to register is February 9. There is a $10 late fee for any late registration. Location: Dixon Park Novice (6yrs – 7yrs) Rookie (8yrs – 9yrs) Junior (10yrs – 12yrs) Senior (13yrs – 16yrs) Mondays – Saturdays, Times Vary, March 12- May 12 $25/$50 (residents/non-residents)

Starter Soccer

4yrs – 5yrs Starter Soccer is our introduction to soccer program for kids, teaching players the basic fundamental skills to soccer in a non-competitive environment. This program only meets for an hour on SATURDAYS for five weeks. Teams will practice for the first 30 minutes and scrimmage for the last 30 minutes. No age waiver is allowed to get into the Starter Soccer Program. Age determination date will be May 15, 2018. Registration starts January 2 for City residents and January 9 for Non-City Residents. Deadline to register is March 2. Location: Dixon Park 5 Week Program - SATURDAYS ONLY Sessions 1: 9:00am – 10:00am Session 2: 10:00am- 11:00am March 24-April 28 (No sessions 3/31) $20/$40 (residents/non-residents)

Youth Flag Football

5yrs – 13yrs Do you want to be the next Cam Newton, Odell Beckham Jr, LeGarrette Blount? Learn the basic fundamentals of football in this league that is designed for fun, sportsmanship and teamwork. Games and Practice will be held at Old Mill Park. The Age determination date will be June 15, 2018. Registrations begin February 13 for City Residents and February 20 for non-city residents. Deadline to register is March 20. There is a $10 late registration fee. SPECIAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Location: Old Mill Park. 5yrs-6yrs- Novice 7yrs-9yrs- College 10yrs-13yrs- NFL Mondays/ Wednesdays/ Saturdays, Times Vary April 23- June 9 $20/$40 (residents/non-residents)

Youth Baseball

5yrs – 13yrs Do you want to be the next Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen, Albert Pujols, or Manny Machado? Come watch your children develop their baseball skills and get a chance to be just like them. The players will also learn sportsmanship, respect for their teammates and much more through friendly, competitive sports. The age determination date will be June 15, 2018. Registrations begin February 13 for City Residents and February 20 for non-city residents. Deadline to register is March 20. There is a $10 late registration fee. SPECIAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Location- Sunshine Ballpark and Snowden Park T-Ball- 5-6 Yrs Coach Pitch- 7-8 Yrs Minors- 9-10 Yrs Majors- 11-13 Yrs Mondays-Saturdays, April 23-June 9 Times Vary-Weekdays, evenings and Saturdays $25/$50 (residents/non-residents)

Blastball

4yrs – 5yrs The ideal entry level of play for kids who will go on to more advanced levels of baseball. Blastball teaches the basics of T-Ball and the fundamentals of hitting, running, and fielding while emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship. Age determination date is June 15, 2018. No age waivers for Blastball will be allowed. Registrations begins February 13 for City Residents and February 20 for non-city residents. Deadline to register is April 20th. There is a $10 late registration fee. SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED. Location: Sunshine Ball Park Times Vary, May 5- June 9 (No session 5/28) 5 Week Program - SATURDAYS ONLY $20/$40 (residents/non-residents)

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Nature

Frog Walk

Children & Adults Homeschool Nature Club

8 – 12yrs Come explore nature with other homeschool friends in the woods and along the water. Each month we’ll hike, play, and discover new wonders! Wear appropriate outdoor clothing (no flip flops) and bring water. NO non-registered siblings please. Pre-registration required for entire series. Instructor: Doris Bryant. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Mondays, 1:00pm-2:30pm January 8 – Eco-Explorer February 12 – Leave No Trace March 19 – Snakes Alive April 9 – Dipnetting $50/$60 (Sibling $35/$45) (res/non-res all 4 classes)

Bird Feeder Fun

3 1/2 – 5yrs Fly on down for fun with backyard birds! We’ll create a few bird feeders to take home, and learn about our feathered friends who might visit. Snack and story included. Be sure to bring a (non-paying) grown-up with you! Pre-registration required. Instructor: Doris Bryant. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Thursday, January 18 , 1:00-2:00pm $10/$10 (residents/non-residents)

Jr. Naturalist: Herps (Reptiles & Amphibians)

10yrs – 16yrs Join other Junior Naturalists on the search for “herps”— reptiles and amphibians! Spring is a super time to find frogs, toads, snakes and more. We’ll learn to identify and care for a variety of critters and enjoy an evening “frog walk!” All participants receive a patch – attend three spring/fall courses and get your name on a plaque in the nature center. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Tuesdays, 4:30pm-6:00pm April 17, 24, May 1*, 8 (*May 1 meets 8-9pm) $55/$65 (residents/non-residents)

6yrs & up Bullfrogs bellowing, Cricket Frogs clicking, Fowler’s Toads wailing, and more, on this memorable night hike! We’ll enjoy a cacophony of sound along the lakeshore at Motts Run Reservoir as these spring frogs tune up...bound to be a perfect evening. Great for all amphibian enthusiasts-old and young alike. Just bring a flashlight and wear boots or shoes you can get muddy. (Family event-adults and kids both pay!) Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Friday, May 25 , 8:30-9:45pm $6/$6 (residents/non-residents)

Frog Walk for Tadpoles

3 ½ – 5yrs Leap on over to Motts Run Reservoir with your little tadpoles for a hoppin’ good time looking for frogs. Be prepared to get your feet muddy (no kidding). Snack and story included. Pre-registration required. (Kids must attend with non-paying adult). Instructor: Doris Bryant. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Monday, April 30, 10-11:15am $10/$10 (residents/non-residents)

Dipnetting for Dragonflies

5yrs – Adult Search the greening lakeshore for aquatic insects, tadpoles, crayfish, cricket frogs, and more! There’s a world of wonder just beneath the water’s surface. Wear mud shoes. Pre-registration required (kids must attend with paying adult). Instructor: Doris Bryant. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Saturday, May 5, 10:00am-11:00am $6/$6 (residents/non-residents)

Awesome Orienteering

9yrs – Adult Learn to use a map and compass and then test your skills on our woodland orienteering course. Wear sturdy footwear and long pants. Compasses and water provided. Pre-registration required (ten and under must attend with paying adult). Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Wednesday, March 21, 4:30-6:00pm $8/$8 (residents/non-residents)

Motts Run Reservoir is closed for boating and fishing until April 1, 2018. Those who use the trails for hiking and biking over the winter do so at your own risk and are asked to be responsible and leave no trace.

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Nature Children & Adults Supermoon & Blue Moon Night Hike

6yrs to Adult This is the year of the Double Blue Moon! Two will occur in the same year for the first time since 1961. Let’s celebrate with an evening walk in the winter woods and enjoy the rising Supermoon! Meet at the nature center and be on time – the man in the moon won’t wait! Wear shoes with good traction, dress warmly, and bring a flashlight. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Wednesday, January 31 , 5:30-6:45pm $6/$6 (residents/non-residents)

Winter Night Hike

6yrs – Adult We’ll start with hot cocoa, then head out to enjoy the evening magic of the winter woods. Whooo knows what we’ll discover! Dress warmly, wear shoes with good traction and bring a flashlight. Pre-registration required (kids must attend with paying adult). Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Friday, February 23 , 7:00pm-8:15pm $6/$6 (residents/non-residents)

Tree Steward Class

Are you interested in volunteering to help take care of the beatufiul trees we have planted? This 8 week class will give you the training and tools you need. Email thegate@cox.net for more information on how you ca get involved. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm January 9 - March 6 Free, please pre-register

Winter Tree Trek

16 – Adult Too many trees, so little time! Ever wonder how to tell trees apart in the dead of winter? Take a hike and learn tips to tell a hickory from an oak, a tulip poplar from a sweetgum, a beech from a maple…and more. We’ll look at buds, bark, and discover each tree’s record of last year’s growth. Along with this we’ll try out some simple tricks to estimate tree height and age. VA Master Nat. approved advanced training. Dress warmly! Pre-registration required. Instructors: Linda Bailey & Harry Puffenberger. Location: Motts Run Nature Center Tuesday, February 27 , 9:00am-11:00am $15/$15 (residents/non-residents)

Stargazing in the Park

8yrs – Adult Join astronomer Myron Wasiuta for spectacular stargazing! Discover the wonders of the universe through a computer-controlled Celestron 14-inch telescope and other state-of-the-art equipment. Dress for the weather and bring a lawn chair (optional). Pre-registration required (kids must attend with paying adult). Location: Motts Run Reservoir. Saturday, February 10 , 7:00-9:00pm $5/$5 (residents/non-residents)

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Children & Adults Mammal Skull Identification

16 – Adult We’ll learn keys to examining a variety of original, local mammal skulls, using clues like eye placement, tooth types, rostrum length, cranial ridges, and other characteristics. Then we’ll set about using our newfound detective skills to key out a variety of skulls from local, native wildlife. Come sink your teeth into this one. Held indoors. VA Master Nat. approved advanced training. Preregistration required. Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Tuesday, January 30 at 9:00am-11:00am $15/$15 (residents/non-residents)

The Bare Essentials of Survival Workshop

16*– Adult For hikers, campers, everyone who loves the outdoors. Discover the essentials of survival in a wilderness worst case scenario when you are wet, cold and lost. Led by survival expert, Dustin Chappell, practice hands-on skills you’ll want to know, including use of fire igniters and flame extenders. Dress for the weather and bring a sack lunch. *Exceptions may be made on age. Pre-registration required (all ages pay). Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Saturday, March 24 at 9:00am-3:00pm $60/$75 (residents/non-residents)

Trailkeepers

Interested in doing trail work on a section at Motts Run Reservoir? We have over 4.5 miles of hiking trails that need your TLC! Contact Linda Bailey, 540372-1086 x213.

KIDS’ FISHING DERBY at Motts Run Reservoir

Saturday, June 2, 2018 (Raindate: June 3rd) 7:30-10am - Registration on site 8:30-11am - Tournament 11am-12:15pm Weigh-In & Awards FREE! Ages 4-16 years Fishing, boat rental, games, prizes, vendors, hiking, picnicking…fun for the entire family! (VA Game Dept. ‘Free Fishing Weekend’ – no license required!) VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS NEEDED! For information, call Linda Bailey at 372-1086 x213 Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation and the Weekend Bassers.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 (raindate: 4/28) 11am-4pm at Old Mill Park Enjoy the 15th annual Earth Day Festival along the beautiful Rappahannock River! We’ll have dozens of environmental exhibitors, live music, great food, birds of prey, hands-on activities, and so much more for the entire family! Come learn what you can do to reduce your impact on the planet while having great, FREE, fun. Bring your own water bottle for re-fills! To get involved, visit: www.earthdayfred.com or contact: Linda Bailey, 372-1086 x 213.

Ice-breaker Bass Tournaments Sunday, February 25, 2018 & Saturday, March 10, 2018 7:30am until Weigh-In @ 3:00pm

$35 entry fee per team The Weekend Bassers Fishing Club will hold two winter open Ice-Breaker Fishing Tournaments at Motts Run Reservoir! Proceeds will benefit the Kids’ Fishing Derby June 2nd. Boat rental available. Bring own fishing gear.

PARK OPEN TO PUBLIC during tournament hours on both days!! For more info call: Ray Thomas (898-7542) or Dickie Musselman (785-8087)

Motts Run Nature Center 2018 Volunteer Orientation Saturday, March 3, 9-11am at the Motts Run Nature Center Children welcome to volunteer with their parents! Calling Nature enthusiasts of all ages! Volunteers needed to staff the Motts Run Nature Center on weekends from April through October. A ten-hour commitment requested for the season. We’ll teach you everything you need to know! Must be 16 years or older. Call Doris Bryant to register: 372-1086 x218 or email dabryant@fredericksburgva.gov.

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Get Moving! Teens and Adults

Eagle Claw Kung Fu

14yrs - Adult Kung Fu is one of the most well-known terms for Chinese self-defense. Translated as “skill in action,” kung fu is an avenue to strengthen the body, the mind, and to focus one’s energy. Eagle Claw kung fu is best known for its leg strength, fluidity, dynamic jumping and kicking, and its 108 joint-locking techniques. Students can expect to be challenged through a workout of dynamic stretching and kung fu basics that include punching, kicking, maneuvering, and jumping. This class is taught in a traditional martial arts format, so students will also learn Chinese martial arts tradition, protocols, and history. Student should come to class wearing loose-fitting pants, a plain t-shirt, and lightweight shoes. Instructor: Wolfram Birkenbeul-Hesse Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11, 18, 25 $40/$50 (residents/non-residents)

Isshinryu Karate

8yrs – Adult This program is for adults and children alike to help develop coordination, muscle tone, and selfconfidence. The instructor does more than teach the basic karate movements; he also works on discipline and respect for others. It’s a fun, inexpensive way to experience all the value of a martial arts program. And parents, you can take it with your kids! Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm January 6 – February 10 March 3 – April 7 April 28 – June 9 (No class May 26) $35/$45 (residents/non-residents)

Junior Karate

Beginning Bellydance 12yrs – Adult The ancient moves of belly dance tone and strengthen your core, so you can move with grace and confidence. Instruction is easy to follow and all are welcome. Exercise wear is recommended and slippers are optional. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Anthea Poole. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm January 3, 10, 17, 24 February 7, 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11, 18, 25 $48/$59 (residents/non-residents) $10 Trial class fee

Continuing Bellydance

12yrs – Adult This class is for those who knows the basics and want to learn routines and various styles, using various props and finger cymbals. Must have completed Beginner Bellydance. Exercise wear is recommended and slippers are optional. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Anthea Poole. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Wednesdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm January 3, 10, 17, 24 February 7, 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11, 18, 25 $48/$59 (residents/non-residents) $15 Drop-in fee

Contemporary Dance

11yrs – adult A popular dance class for preteens and young adults. A relaxing warm up and class set to modern contemporary music with a classical foundation. This class explores artistic creative dance moves with strong relationship to the dance through music. A piece of choreography will be learned and performed for friends and family at the end of last session Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm January 16 - February 6 February 13 - March 6 April 17 – May 8 $48/$52 (residents/non-residents) *** Classes are for both adults and children.

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Active Older Adults Group Fitness

Punch Card Programs Group Fitness classes require a Group Fitness Punch Card. These cards allow you the flexibility to choose and try any and all fitness classes. Take a look at our offerings to see what fits your busy schedule and stop in to purchase your card to good health today! Class times are subject to change. All fitness classes are 50 minutes in length and on-going with no specific start date unless otherwise stated in the description below. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Each time you attend a class, it is 1 punch. Group Fitness Punch Cards expire 30 days from purchase and can only be acquired in person at the Dorothy Hart Community Center.

Group Fitness Punch Card Options and Fees: 30 Day Pass (Unlimited Classes) - $40/$45 (res/nr) Flex 12 Punch Card - $35/$40 (residents/non-res) Flex 8 Punch Card - $30/$35 (residents/non-res) Drop in fee for any class $5

Cardio and Strength Training for Active Older Adults

This unique strength training program is specifically geared toward the Active Older Adult. We combine low impact cardio elements, resistance training, along with cord condition floor work. We’ll end class with relaxing stretches, which will help improve flexibility and also reduce stress. A perfect way to end your workout! Instructor: Teresa Powell, CPR Certified. Tuesdays 8:30am-9:20am and 1:00pm-1:50pm Thursday 1:00pm-1:50pm

Pilates for the Beginner to Intermediate Levels

Pilates is for all ages, genders and abilities! Most body aches and pains are due to muscular imbalance. Pilates strengthens the muscles that support the spine (the neck, shoulders, abdominals, hips and thighs); assisting to realign the spine and strengthen the body from the inside out. This class will focus on activating deep muscles while helping tone, streamline and improve your posture through the emphasis on body conditioning, core muscle training, and flexibility. You will also learn to do Pilates exercises with props, such as small balls, large medicine balls, stretch bands, hand weights, Pilates rings and foam rollers. Instructor: Teresa Powell, CPR Certified Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 11:30am-12:20pm

Strength, Tone and Sculpt

If you want strong bones and to build muscles that burn fat, then come join us. We work on our entire body including upper body, lower body, and abdominals through the use of free weights, flexibility ball, and exercise tubes. Instructor: Pam Wrobel, ACE & CPR Certified. Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00pm-6:50pm

Balance and Gentle Stretching

This class addresses the issue of core stability through balance exercises. Gentle stretching would target the flexibility of individuals, keeping them limber for daily activities. Instructor: Pam Wrobel, ACE & CPR Certified Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:15am-9:00am

Early Morning Sculpt and Tone

Start your day off with this early morning workout. This program includes a variety of exercises to include ballet, yoga and Pilates to strengthen, tone, and keep you flexible. You’ll find you have more energy throughout the day and be glad you got out of bed in time to get in shape. Instructor: Pam Wrobel, ACE & CPR Certified Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:10am-9:00am

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Adult Sports

Pickleball LESSONS Beginner & Advance Skills

18 – Adult Pickleball is the fastest growing adult sport in the country. Played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches, the sport encompasses elements of tennis, racquetball and ping-pong. All available courses are four (4) weeks in length and all equipment is provided. In the beginner’s course, instructors Mike Curry and Noel Lowery will teach the basic skills of the sport including equipment, game play, rules, scoring, strokes, serve and game etiquette. The advance course will teach skills, tactics and strategies to work on consistency in basic shots, coming to the nets and dinks. Each program lesson is open to a maximum of 16 participants. SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED. Location: Memorial Park

SFS Ladder League

Interested in Joining Pickleball Ladder League? The Stafford, Fredericksburg & Spotsy Ladder League (SFS) has winter and spring play available. For more information, please contact Noel Lowery at (540)-903-5251 or visit www.sfspickleball.org

Open Play Pickleball

Looking to have fun playing Pickle ball with other local participants? Open play is held weekly (weather permitting) at Memorial (Kenmore) Park from 8:30am-12:30pm. Open to Beginners/ Intermediate/Advance. This format will be evaluated, and changes will be made accordingly.

NEW Pickleball Courts at Memorial PArk.

Session 1: April 9– 30 Mondays, 9:00am - 11:00am

We have just completed renovations to the courts and are excited to feature expanded playing options for area pickleball players. There are now 4 new pickleball courts at the park giving players 5 dedicated courts from which to choose.

Session 2: May 7 – 28 Mondays, 6:00am - 8:00am Beginner Skill Lesson: $40/$45 (residents/non-res) Advanced Skill Lesson: $25/$30 (residents/non-res)

Adult Flag Football 7v7

Looking for an exciting new challenge?

April 7 -8, 2018 in Downtown Fredericksburg, VA @FredParksRec www.FredParksRec.com 540-372-1086

18 yrs – Adult Do you have a passion to play football? The City of Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events is happy to introduce Spring Flag Football. All games will be held at Old Mill Park. Each team will need a minimum of 7 players but no more than 14 players maximum. You must be 18 years or older to play. The age determination date will be June 15. The season will consist of 8 games plus playoffs. Registration begins February 13 for city residents and February 20 for non-city residents. Deadline to register is March 20th. SPECIAL REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO ONLINE REGISTRATION. Location: Old Mill Park Tuesday/ Thursday/ Saturdays Times Vary April 24- June 9 Team Fee: $200

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Special Interest Basic Dog Manners

16yrs – Adult Using positive reinforcement methods based on current learning theory and behavior modification techniques, we will teach YOU to teach the dog to respond to your commands of: Come, sit (and Stay) Down (and Stay) and Heel. Instructor, Sarah Ferrell, teaches the skills dogs need to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Dogs of all ages and sizes are welcome, but the dog must be at least 14 weeks old and have had at least 2 of 4 puppy vaccinations. Participants in all classes must show current veterinary vaccination at first night’s orientation. Positive reinforcement methods only. We will learn to use a clicker. Students learn to use their clicker to show dogs the desired behavior and give immediate rewards. Dogs attend ALL five classes. Students will receive weekly e-mail homework and dog behavior discussions. We will have a festive graduation with prizes and photo opportunities week 5. Email instructor, Sarah Ferrell at saf@abrohamneal.com. to request a supply list and class orientation sheet after you register. Pre-registration is required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 3:30pm January 17 – February 21 (No class 2/13) Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm January 17 – February 21 (No class 2/13) $89/$99 (residents/non-residents)

NEW DOG MANNERS CLASS: Graduate School Dog Manners

16yrs – Adult Graduates of Sarah Ferrell’s ‘Advanced CGC’ class are invited to join her new class, ‘Graduate School Dog Manners’. Class will focus on smooth, reliable loose lead walking, long distance/duration sit and down-stays and speedy response to commands. Dogs and handlers will have fun enhancing attention and teamwork while mastering new exercises not practiced in ‘Basic’, or ‘Advanced CGC.’ Must have instructor’s permission, show AKC CGC certificate and have graduated from Sarah’s ‘Advanced CGC’. Interested students should e mail saf@abrohamneal.com. Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm January 17 – February 21 (No class 2/13) $89/$99 (residents/non-residents)

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AdvanceD Dog Manners

16yrs – Adult In response to graduates of our Basic classes, we offer advanced skills classes for dogs who want to go a bit further in their good manners mastery. Instructor, Sarah Ferrell, will teach you positive reinforcement techniques for helping your dog master longer sit and down stays; calm, leisurely loose lead walking; and fast, enthusiastic “ Come!” when called. Dogs will learn to do their work, on request, even with distractions like strangers knocking on the door, humans jogging while they concentrate on sit or down, watching their humans even when tantalizing dog fun activity unfolds around them. For the dogs that came to a basic skills class and now want to hone their attention and obedience response vocabulary, this is the class for you. We will work on all ten tasks of the AKC CGC test as part of our school work. Owners working on their AKC Novice work may wish to practice a run-through of the AKC Novice work as their graduation exercise. As in all Dog Manners classes, we will have a festive graduation our last session. Students will receive weekly e-mail homework and dog behavior discussions. Please email instructor, Sarah Ferrell at saf@abrohamneal.com. To request a supply list and class orientation sheet after you register. Pre-registration is required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm January 17 – February 21 (No class 2/13) $89/$99 (residents/non-residents)

Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt

All ages Bring your dogs and come join the fun at our annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt. This is a great way to get out and play with your favorite furry friend. Your registration of $5 allows up to two dogs to join in the fun! Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old. A small dog area will also be available for dogs under 15lbs. Pre-registration requested. All dog parents must sign release acknowledging their dog(s) are current on shots and are healthy. Saturday, March 24 at 1:00pm Memorial (Kenmore) Park $5 for up to 2 dogs, pre-registration is requested. On-site registration will be available only if space remains.

Basic RAD

16yrs – Adult A four-week course for women only--focuses on physical defense and ways to avoid potential attacks. You will learn punches, kicks, and ways to get away from an attacker. This program is being brought to you in conjunction with the Fredericksburg Police Department. Pre-registration required. Location: Conference RM Fredericksburg Police Department Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm February 6 – February 27 May 1 – May 22 $12/$12 (residents/non-residents)

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Overnight trip to New York City in the Spring New York, NY

Conversational Italian – Beginners

13yrs – Adult Conversational Italian is for teens and adults. It is a classroom environment where the instructor will familiarize the class with basic words and phrases in Italian. This course teaches the basic skills to those who do not know Italian so they can converse with an Italian speaker. Instructor: Lucia Toole. Pre-registration is required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, January 10 – February 14 Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, March 7 – April 11 Thursdays, 10:00am – 11:00am, January 11 – February 15 Thursday, 9:00am – 10:00am, March 8 – April 12 $90/$95 (residents/non-residents)

Advance Conversational Italian

13yrs – Adult Build on the skills you learned in our previous classes. The instructor teaches an expanded set of skills to those that have acquired a basic knowledge of Italian through completion of conversational Italian I. This is ideal for those who are planning a trip to Italy. Instructor: Lucia Toole. Pre-registration is required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, February 21 – March 28 Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, April 18 – May 23 Thursdays 10am – 11:00am, February 22 – March 29 Thursday, 9:00am – 10:00am, April 19 – May 24 $90/$95 (residents/non-residents)

Heartsaver First Aid and CPR/AED certification

14yrs – Adult Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Please bring bag lunch! Instructor: Tim Carpenter (cpr_4_life@yahoo.com). Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Tuesdays, 9:00am –5:00pm (9am – 1pm First Aid) (1pm – 5pm CPR/AED) January 9 February 13 March 13 April 10 May 8 $60/$65 (residents/non-residents)

Our recent December trip to NYC was so popular that we are excited to offer this new opportunity to visit the Big Apple in the spring!! We have made arrangements for a two-night stay in New York City at the ROW Hotel near Times Square where we’ll be in the center of all the action! We leave early Friday morning and don’t return until Sunday late evening so there will be plenty of time to explore this fascinating city on your own. Spend your time the way you want, whether it’s shopping and shows, or visiting attractions like the 911 Memorial Museum, the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For an additional $50, those with early registrations can register for a group rate for an All Around “Hop On Hop Off” Double Decker bus tour for 48 hours of sight-seeing. Deposits due at time of registration, with registration/cancellation deadline of February 1. Balance due by March 1. Lace up your walking shoes, grab your sense of exploration ...let’s enjoy NYC the way you want to do it! Friday - Sunday, April 6 - 8, 2018 Bus departs: 8:30 am Friday Bus returns: 10:00 pm Sunday Fee incl. bus transportation, 2 nights hotel, taxes & baggage handling 1 bag/person: $700 single $445 per person double (queen bed) $475 per person double (2 dble bed) $370 per person triple $320 per person quad $150 child under 12 (for dble or triple) Deposit of $250 per person due at registration.

Improve your Bridge Game, Contract/ Party or Duplicate

Adults of all ages Bring your game into the 21st century. No more “old Goren.” Learn better conventions,hand evaluation, defense techniques, leads and better communications techniques for partnerships. Handouts given in each class illustrating the lesson that class. Open ONLY to those who already play Bridge; this is an intermediate level class and will be good if you bring your partner. No more than 16 participants allowed (each pair counts as 2 participants). We’ll have actual practice hands after each lesson. Instructor Judy Haney is American Contract Bridge League Certified and has been teaching for 12+ years. Pre-registration is required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm January 2 - January 30 $75 per pair or $45 per individual (for residents & non-res)

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Vision Board Workshops

Watercolor Discoveries

Trance Art Sessions

Special Interest

16yrs – Adult A chance for beginning and emerging artists to experiment with different ways to apply watercolors to create beautiful paintings. In addition to abstract designs, subject matters to be explored may include landscapes, architecture, still life, and possibly portraits. The students’ interests will determine the direction of instruction. A supply list will be given at the first class but some basic supplies are included in the fee. Register for a single night or the month for a discount. Pre- registration required. Instructor: Karen Richards krichardsart@gmail.com Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Thursdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm or 6:00pm - 8:00pm January 4 – January 25 February 1 – February 22 4 weeks of classes for $90/$95 (residents/nonresidents) or individual classes for $35/$40 (residents/non-residents)

Art Basics

17yrs – Adult Experienced, novice and beginning artists will learn (or review) the basics as you create with a variety of techniques using watercolors, acrylics, printmaking and collage. A suggested supply list will be given out at the first class, but basic materials will be provided. Instructor: Karen Richards. Questions?? Email: krichardsart@gmail. com. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm or 6:00pm – 8:00pm January 9 – January 30 February 6 – February 27 4 weeks of classes for $90/$95 (residents/nonresidents) or individual classes for $35/$40 (residents/non-residents)

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17yrs – Adult Would you like to manifest your dream life in 2018? Then it’s time to make a Vision Board to get clear on what you want to create in your life. This is a fullday immersion for you to focus on your authentic life, core clarity and ideal outcomes. Due to the deep nature of the work, there are only 12 spaces available for each workshop so sign up today. Questions please e-mail: Karen Richards: krichardsart@gmail.com. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Friday, January 5 10:00am-4:00pm $80/$85 (residents/non- residents)

11yrs - Adult We shut the doors, turn down the lights, turn up the ambient music and let the transcendental mood carry you to new places of creativity. We use spinning/strobe lighting an loud music as an essential part of reaching a trancelike creative state. We also encourage using the entire body to engage with your work, in nontraditional positions. While mostly selfguided, there will be proposed themes with a short technique review at the beginning of each session which may include mixed-media techniques or physical maneuvers. At the end of every month we’ll invite a local Ambient Musician to perform live for students while they create their final piece of work. Supplies: 4 16x20 Canvases, Acrylic Paint (black, white and 2 more colors), wear old clothes as you’ll be painting in near darkness and with your body. Pre-registration required. Location: Evolving Art Machine Art Studio & Lyceum, 502 B Sophia St. Mondays, 8:00pm-9:30pm January 8 – January 29 February 5 – February 26 March 5 – March 26 April 9 – April30 May 7 – May 28 $25/$25 (residents/non-residents), 4 sessions per month

Johnny’s Thursday Watercolors

18yrs – Adults ADVANCED CLASS. MUST HAVE INSTRUCTOR’S PERMISSION TO REGISTER Thurs., 10:00am – 12:00pm $42/$54 (res/non-res)

Call for Artists!

Enter the 67th Annual Fredericksburg Fine Arts Show At the Dorothy Hart Community Center March 15 - 18, 2018 Entry Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2018 Details on page 34.

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We have partnerered with Cheryl Bosch from Frame Designs to offer these new classes at the studio off Lafayette Blvd (105 Hill St.)

Fine Art Classes - Still Life

17yrs – Adults Each class will concentrate on the medium. We will prepare the hard work by sketching out your painting so that you can come in and concentrate on learning the medium. This class will focus on 4 ways to paint a still life, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel and Oils. Take one or as many of these classes as you like! Classes are held at Frame Designs Gallery, 105 Hill St, Fredericksburg. Instructed by Cheryl Bosch. Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm January 23 - Watercolor January 30 - Acrylic February 6 - Pastel February 13 - Oil Each class is $50 or all 4 for $150 (all supplies included)

Fine Art Classes - Drawing with Graphite

Beginner to Intermediate 17yrs – Adults This is an intense drawing class. You will learn to draw what you see as well as shading, blending, some composition and perspective. There will be homework. Most supplies are included, but students will also be given a supplies list to bring to the first class. Classes are held at Frame Designs Gallery, 105 Hill St, Fredericksburg. Instructed by Cheryl Bosch. Saturdays, 3:00pm - 5:00pm February 24 - March 17 $125 (plus a supply list will be given to students)

Framing Classes - Matting

17yrs – Adults This class will help the DIY and artist to mat their own art. Students will gain experience on a professional mat cutter as well as a hand held cutter. Archival mounting practices will be discussed. Classes are held at Frame Designs Gallery, 105 Hill St, Fredericksburg. Instructed by Cheryl Bosch. Saturday, January 27 , 3:00pm - 5:00pm $35 (supplies included)

Framing Classes - Canvas Stretching

17yrs – Adults Learn how to stretch your canvas, either bare, primed, or painted on. The $35 includes the tools and hardware you will need but does not include your stretcher bars. You can use your own or arrange ahead of time for us to build them. Classes are held at Frame Designs Gallery, 105 Hill St, Fredericksburg. Instructed by Cheryl Bosch. Saturday, February 3 , 3:00pm - 5:00pm $35 (supplies included)

Framing Classes - Fitting Metal Frames

17yrs – Adults Fitting is the process of securing your art in a frame. I’ll show you how to fit your work into a metal frame so that you could save money by doing it yourself. The $35 includes all hardware that you would need to fit a metal frame. However, it does not include the frame. Classes are held at Frame Designs Gallery, 105 Hill St, Fredericksburg. Instructed by Cheryl Bosch. Saturday, February 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm $35 (supplies included)

Framing Classes - Needlework Mounting

17yrs – Adults Learn to mount your needlework like the pros do. Classes are held at Frame Designs Gallery, 105 Hill St, Fredericksburg. Instructed by Cheryl Bosch. Saturday, February 17 3:00pm - 5:00pm $35 (supplies included)

Happy Hour Art Classes

17yrs – Adults Happy Hours are a fun night of creating and socializing. No artistic skills are necessary. (These classes are geared toward non-artists.) Each session will be a different type of project. Students are encouraged to bring a beverage of their choice and a party food to share if they like. The $35 fee for each class includes all supplies. Students must sign up at least 1 week before the session or sooner. Tuition is non-refundable in case of the student cancelling. Classes are held at Frame Designs Gallery, 105 Hill St, Fredericksburg. Instructed by Cheryl Bosch. January 8 - Colorful Pet Portraits Do you have a have photo of a favorite pet? Send it to me ahead of time and I’ll put the image on the surface for your painting. You will come away with an 8” x 8” painting of your pet in wild colors. January 2 - Magazine bowls These colorful bowls and baskets are fun to make and can be used in many ways. February 5 - Needle Felted Coasters This is like painting with wool. We will make a set of 4 coasters. Mondays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm $35 per each class (includes all supplies)

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How to register Online Most programs are available for online enrollment. Classes with special enrollment or fee requirements not available online and require registration in person, by mail or by fax. Visit www.FredParksRec.com > Online Registration

Registration Basics

• No phone registration accepted. • Fees must be paid in full at registration. • $50 fee for returned checks. • Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel programs for insufficient enrollment. • Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express cards accepted. • Debit cards must carry the Visa logo to be accepted. • All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment.

Please bring your child’s birth certificate the first time they enroll with our department.

ADA American Disabilities Act

Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events invites people with and without disabilities to enjoy our programs, parks, and facilities. Please let us know if you need modifications to enjoy our programs! For more information please call or email us.

Refund Policy

Mail For mail in registrations, please complete and sign the registration form on page 29. Credit card or check payments only. Mail-in registrations are handled as they come in. Mail registration form and payment to: Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation 408 Canal St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Fax Fax completed registration form to 540-372-3475. Credit card or account payments only. Registration cannot be processed without payment information and signature.

In Person Registrations are taken in person at the Dorothy Hart Community Center at 408 Canal Street. Cash, check or credit card payments accepted. Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

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• ALLOW THIRTY DAYS FOR PROCESSING. • All cancellations and refund requests for activities must be made through our office either by phone, fax, mail or in person. • It is the participant’s responsibility to verify receipt of refund requests. • If the department cancels a program or trip, the money will be refunded. • Classes: Students must cancel 24 hours before the 1st class to be eligible for refund. No refunds will be given after the first class. • Trips: Registrants who cancel on or before the posted cancellation date shall receive a full refund. After that date, money will be refunded ONLY if the slot is filled by another participant. • Sports: No refunds will be made after the 1st game. • Changes to these policies will be posted online and at the Community Center.

Waiting List

A wait list will be created when a program has reached its maximum participant capacity. All in-person and mail-in registrants will be put on the waiting list unless otherwise requested. If a space becomes available and a person’s waiting list status changes, you will be contacted by the department. Waiting lists do not roll over from previous, different sessions.

Please plan to register for activities/programs as early as possible. Many activities fill up very quickly. Sign up for our monthly newsletter, NewsFlash and Fred Alerts to keep informed of what’s happening with Parks and Recreation! Call 540-3721086 or email fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov to request details today.

Registration Information

540-372-1086 ext. 201


Please print, fill out completely, sign and mail or fax it to: Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Fax: (540) 372-3475

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Address _______________________________________________________________________________ City / State ______________________________________________

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Liability Release:

I understand the nature and scope of the activity listed above. I understand that there are risks and dangers associated with the activity. I understand that it is not the function of the City of Fredericksburg, its employees, agents, operators, or instructors to guarantee the safety of participants with respect to this activity. I also understand that each participant has the responsibility to exercise with due care in the performance of the activity for the safety of him/herself and the other participants. In consideration of my/the participant’s being permitted to enroll in this activity, I hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless the City of Fredericksburg, its employees, agents, operators, and instructors from any and all claims, demands, costs, charges, and expenses for harm, injury, damage or loss which may be sustained by me/the participant as a result of or relating to participation in this activity. Photo Permission by Parent, Legal Guardian or Legal Custodian: I give the City of Fredericksburg, its officials and employees, permission to photograph or videotape the above named participant, who is a juvenile, during his or her participation in the Recreation Program. I understand and agree that the participant’s picture and any materials he or she has produced during the program may be placed on the City’s website or within other materials publicizing the City’s Recreation Programs. I also give permission for the participant, his or her picture, to appear in the newspaper, social media, or on television as a participant in the Recreation Program.

In witness whereof, I have executed this Liability Release and Photo Permission as my own free act on the _______ day of ___________, 2018

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Saturday, March 17, 3:00 University Hall 121 University Boulevard, University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus

Reception, presentation by the author, question and answer session, and book signing

Rappahannock Reads is our invitation to everyone in the community to read the same book and engage in library events reflecting on the book's themes. Our selection this year is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Borrow your copy by placing a hold at librarypoint.org or calling your local branch. Read it this winter, then come meet the author March 17! PHOTO CREDIT DESERAELSTAGE

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Books on the Big Screen

ADULT WINTER READING CHALLENGE JANUARY 1 THROUGH MARCH 31

Join us for the �rst CRRL Winter Reading Challenge, just for adults! Get ready for the Oscars by reading the stories that inspired Hollywood directors to try to turn a book into blockbuster gold or miniseries miracle. Earn yourself an exclusive, limited-edition CRRL mug for participating. Sign up at librarypoint.org/winter.

Many thanks for For information on these, and many more CRRL classes andSILVER events, visit LEVEL SPONSOR sponsoring Winter Reading librarypoint.org or pick up @Your Library at any branch or from one of many community locations.

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Fredericksburg Branch 540/372-1144 England Run Branch 540/899-1703 Salem Church 540/785-9267

Porter Branch 540/659-4909 Snow Branch 540/507-7565 Cooper Branch 804/224-0921 Montross Branch 804/493-8194 Newton Branch 804/472-3820


Pa r k s i n f o r m at i o n o n l i n e : w w w. f r e d e r i c k s b u r g va .g o v / pa r k s m a p

Alum Spring Park

Doris E. Buffett Swimming Pool

Summer Hours: April 1 - October 31 7am-7pm daily

Dorothy Hart Community Center

Located at the end of Greenbrier Drive. Discover this hidden treasure within our city limits! This wooded park is equipped with a renovated picnic shelter, picnic tables, restrooms, grills, play equipment, and walking paths. Alum Spring Park hours vary by season. Winter Hours: Nov 1 - March 31 10am - 5pm daily For more information on renting the shelter, call the Parks, Recreation & Events office 540-372-1086.

Canal Path

This pathway is 1.8 miles long and winds along the canal from Fall Hill Avenue to Princess Anne Street. Great for walkers and bike riders of all ages. Open all day, yeararound.

City Dock

Located at 207 Sophia Street at the end of the street. This historic dock dates back to George Washington’s day. Public fishing permitted. Open all day, year round.

Located at 1300 Dixon Street (near Rt. 2 & 17 across from Mayfield subdivision). The Outdoor Swimming Pool has a great slide, fun water features for the little ones and a zero-depth entry area for easy access. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Located at 408 Canal St. The community center is home to many of our classes and programs offered as well as the administrative offices. This facility features three meeting rooms and auditorium. FRED bus also stops at the corner of Canal St & Charles St for easy access. Open Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 8:30pm and Fridays 8:30am - 4:30pm. For more information on renting the community center, call the Parks, Recreation & Events office 540-372-1086.

Fredericksburg Dog Park

Located at 1601 Kenmore Avenue (near Mary Ball St.). This fenced in area available to City residents and their dogs only, is self monitored by its users. City residents who wish to use this facility need to have City dog tags for their pets, which are available at City Hall. Open daily from dawn to dusk.

Hurkamp Park

Located at 500 William Street at the corner of William St & Prince Edward St. or George St. & Prince Edward St. A historic downtown park with a fountain, brick sidewalks, benches and plenty of space for a picnic. Also home to our Fredericksburg Farmers Market that is open yeararound. Park is open daily 5am - 10pm. For more information on renting the park, call the Parks, Recreation & Events office 540-372-1086.

Cobblestone Park

Located at the intersection of Willis Street and Cobblestone Blvd., this ten acre, wooded park features a one mile looped trail and views of Hazel Run. The park is open year round from 5 am to 10 pm daily.

Cossey Botanical Park

Located at Littlepage St & Grove Ave. The Cossey Botanical Park is a neighborhood park that features winding trails, a small fishing pond, open space, a community garden and botanical garden used for educational sessions sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension service. Open 5am – 10pm, yeararound.

Dixon Park

Located at 1300 Dixon Street (near Rt. 2 & 17 across from Mayfield subdivision). This outdoor facility is 46 acres and features athletic fields, outdoor swimming pool, playground equipment, 1.5 miles of trails, restrooms, and nature preserve areas. Dixon Park is located on Rt. 2 & 17 across from Mayfield subdivision. Summer Hours: April 1 - October 31 - 9am-8pm daily. Winter Hours: Nov 1 - March 31 - 10am-5pm daily. For more information on renting the park, call the Parks, Recreation & Events office 540-372-1086.

Maury Playground

Located at the intersection of William St. and Kenmore Ave. This open play area features a basketball court lit from dusk - 10 pm, year around and playground equipment. The park is open 5am - 10pm Daily.

Memorial Park

Located at 1301 Kenmore Avenue, at the corner of Kenmore Ave. and Mary Ball St. This park is equipped with 6 newly resurfaced tennis courts that are lit from dusk - 10 pm, year around. The park also features a 5 new pickleball courts, tennis practice wall, basketball court, open play area, children’s play equipment, and a toddler play area. Park hours: 5am - 10pm daily.


Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area

Located at 6600 River Rd. This 860-acre natural area including the 160-acre reservoir, is a haven for fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, and picnicking. The park has jon boats and canoes available for rental, picnic grills and tables, and over 4 miles of hiking trails. You may bring your own boat (ELECTRIC MOTORS ONLY) to launch on the lake, or fish from the banks. Handicap fishing pier available. Fee charged for fishing and boat launching area. Valid fishing license required. Bait available for purchase. No swimming, horseback riding, or all-terrain vehicles permitted. New mountain bike trails open. Summer Hours: April 1 - October 31 7am - 7pm Thurs - Mon. (weather & water conditions permitting). Winter Hours: Nov 1 - March 31 Closed. For more information on renting the park, call the Parks, Recreation & Events office 540-372-1086.

Motts Run Nature Center

Located at 6600 River Road. Manned by volunteers, the log cabin is open Noon - 5pm Saturdays and Sundays, April through October. Nature programs held in the center are available at other times during the year. For more information or to volunteer, call 372-1086, ext. 213. Park open April 1 - October 31, 7am - 7pm Thurs - Mon. Closed Nov 1 - March 31.

Powhatan Park

Located at 1521 Powhatan St, at the intersection of Cowan Blvd and Powhatan St. A little less than an acre, this park has a playground, benches & open space. Open 5am to 10pm daily.

Old Mill Park

Located at 2410 Caroline St. Our most popular park, Old Mill features soccer fields, picnic shelters, a playground, restrooms and river front views. Summer Hours: April 1 - October 31 8am-8pm Daily. Winter Hours: Nov 1 – March 31 10am-5pm daily. Old Mill is a perfect rental location for your next event! For more information on renting the park or a shelter, call the Parks, Recreation & Events office 540-372-1086.

Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

A 1.6 mile asphalt stretch that connects the two parts of the Canal Path making a 3.4 mile loop, just about right for a 5K race. The trail, which is 10 feet wide, begins near the intersection of Princess Anne and Ford streets at one end of the Rappahannock Canal. Beautiful views of the Rappahannock River, Old Mill Park and several historic mills are seen throughout the trail. The river overlook along Riverside Drive should not be missed. Open all day, year round.

Riverfront Park

Located at 713 Sophia Street on the beautiful Rappahannock River, in the 500-700 blocks of Sophia St. The park is available for events and festivals. Renovations are ongoing. Open daily 5am - 10pm. For more information on renting the park, call Parks, Recreation & Events office 540-372-1086.

Snowden Park

Located on Fall Hill Avenue is re-opening in Summer 2017. The park features Basketball Courts, playground equipment and a baseball field. Open daily 5am - 10pm.

Virginia Central Railway Trail

This 2.7 mile trail for pedestrians, bicyclists and runners extends from the eastern end of the Cobblestone development off Lafayette Boulevard out Lafayette Boulevard, across the Blue & Gray Parkway, then down Alum Spring Road and behind Alum Spring Park to the Route 1 Bypass. Scenic views of Hazel Run and the historic Virginia Central Railway trail bed are visible throughout the trail. Open all day, year round.

W. L. Harris Playground

Located in the community of Mayfield, this park has a covered shelter, playground equipment, and a basketball court lit from dusk to 10pm. Park is open daily 6am - 10pm.

Old Walker-Grant School

Located at 200 Gunnery Road. The facility has open playing fields, basketball court lit from dusk - 10 pm year around & a children’s play area. Park is open dusk to dawn daily.

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Pa r k s i n f o r m at i o n o n l i n e : w w w. f r e d e r i c k s b u r g va .g o v / pa r k s m a p

Alum Spring Park Canal Path City Dock Cobblestone Park Cossey Botanical Garden Dixon Park Dorothy Hart Community Center Fredericksburg Dog Park Hurkamp Park Maury Playground Memorial/Kenmore Park Motts Run Nature Center/Reservoir Powhatan Park Old Mill Park Old Walker-Grant School Rappahannock River Heritage Trail Riverfront Park Snowden Park Virginia Central Railway Trail W. L. Harris Playground

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Basketball Courts

Fishing

Restrooms / Porta Johns

BBQ Grill

Horseshoe Pits

Swimming

Benches/ Seating Area

Parking

Tennis Courts

Boat Launch

Picnic Area

Trails

Covered Shelter

Playground Equipment

To inquire about park rentals please call 540-372-1086 or visit www.FredParksRec.com > Parks


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PUBLIC SCULPTURE PROJECT The Fredericksburg Arts Commission launched the City of Fredericksburg’s Public Sculpture Program in the fall of 2016. Now in its second year, the City has successfully issued a call for artists and selected 6 new sculptures for roadside display. These sculptures are designed to enhance gateway areas of the City and are displayed at key locations for both vehicle and pedestrian visibility. These artworks provide an unexpected and unique opportunity to view art in our city. These sculptures will be rotated every year and are on “loan” from the 6 artists. Interested in purchasing one of these pieces? Contact info@ fredarts.com.

Incendiary, Luke Achterberg Fall Hill Ave. & Village Ln.

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CYRO, Steve Bickley Princess Anne & Route 1 Bridge

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Look for these pieces on display at Fall Hill Avenue & Village, Route 1 & Princess Anne, Dixon Park, Train Station, Wolfe Street Triangle and Old Mill Park. Made possible by the Fredericksburg Arts Commission, Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, Fredericksburg Public Works and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.

VISIT ALL 6 SCULPTURES TODAY! #FREDARTS Cube in Motion, Hanna Jubran Old Mill Park/Heritage Trail

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Vajramantrabhiru, Matthew Mosher Frederick St. & Caroline St.

Rings, Adam C. Walls Wolfe St & Kenmore Ave. Triangle

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Ice Pops, Craig Gray Dixon Park Swimming Pool

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT WWW.FREDARTS.COM OR CALL 540-372-1086.


Events Happening in the City December

February

DECEMBER 9

FEBRUARY 2

★ Owen Lea Tacky Sweater 5K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail/Canal Path. For info: waffie.owenleafoundation.org ★ HFFI Candlelight Tour at Downtown. For info: hffi.org

★ Father Daughter Dance at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. For info: fredparksrec.com

DECEMBER 10 ★ HFFI Candlelight Tour at Downtown. For info: hffi.org ★ James Monroe High School Jingle Bell Jog at James Monroe High School and Heritage Trail and Canal Path. For info: http://www.racetimingunlimited.org/R/JBJ/Info.aspx

DECEMBER 15 ★ Merry Carols in Market Square at Market Square. For info: fredericksburgdowntown.org

DECEMBER 16 ★ Holiday Lights Walk at Downtown. For info: http://www.ava. org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=108064

DECEMBER 17

FEBRUARY 10 ★ Valentine’s Day 5K & 10K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail. www.bishopevents.com

MARCH 4

March

★ Organ Donor 8K at the Canal Path. For info: www. racetimingunlimited.com

MARCH 15 - 18 ★ Fredericksburg Fine Arts Show & Sale at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. For info: fredparksrec.com

MARCH 17 ★ St. Patty’s 5K & 10K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail. For info: www.bishopevents.com

★ Toys for Tots 5K & 10K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail. For info: bishopsevents.com

MARCH 22 - 24

DECEMBER 28

★ Children’s Art Show at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. For info: fredparksrec.com

★ Snowball Fights at Riverfront Park. For info: fredparksrec.com

DECEMBER 31 ★ Family Fun Night at Riverfront Park. For info: downtown31.com

JANUARY 1

January

★ New Year’s Day 5K & 10K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail. For info: www.bishopevents.com

JANUARY 7 ★ Religious Freedom Day Observance at the Religious Freedom Monument. For info: VisitFred.com

JANUARY 12 - 21 ★ Restaurant Week in downtown Fredericksburg. For info: VisitFred.com

MARCH 24 ★ Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park. For info: fredparksrec.com

APRIL 1

April

★ Easter 5K & 10K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail. For info: www.bishopevents.com

APRIL 7-8 ★ Take the City: Fredericksburg Adventure Race in Downtown Fredericksburg. For info: www.FredParksRec.com

APRIL 14 ★ Mary’s Shelter Walk at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail and Canal Path. For info: www.marysshelterva.org

APRIL 15 ★ Donut 5K at the Corner of William St and Kenmore Ave. For info: www.bishopevents.com ★ Walk N Roll Fredericksburg at the Heritage Trail / Canal Path. For info: www.getmeregistered.com/WalknRollFredericksburg

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Listings may be subject to change, please contact each event directly for information.


#fxbgEvents APRIL 21 ★ Earth Day at Old Mill Park. For info: www.FredParksRec..com ★ Farmers Market Season Opening at Hurkamp Park. For info: thefarmersmarket.co

APRIL 28 ★ Cub Scout Pack 46 Spring Festival at Riverfront Park.

MAY

MAY 1

★ Picnic in the Park at Hurkamp Park. For info: fredparksrec.com

MAY 4 ★ Mother Son Dance at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. For info: fredparksrec.com

MAY 5 ★ Art in the Park at Hurkamp Park. For info: fredparksrec.com ★ Jacey’s Walk 5K and 10K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail. For info: www.bishopevents.com

MAY 8 ★ Picnic in the Park at Hurkamp Park. For info: fredparksrec.com

MAY 15 ★ Picnic in the Park at Hurkamp Park. For info: fredparksrec.com

MAY 18 & 19 ★ Healthy Lifestyle Expo at Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. For info: marinemarathon.com/events/historic-half

MAY 19 ★ Art in the Park at Hurkamp Park. For info: fredparksrec.com

HOSTING AN EVENT IN THE CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG? Any organized event of 20 or more persons upon any city street or public sidewalk within the City must submit a special event application. Events that are open to the public, have an attendance of over 100 people and are held within a city park will require a special event application along with a Park Rental Form. Apply online: www.FredParksRec.com > Plan Your Event We are here to help with your event application. Contact: Kim Herbert, Special Event Coordinator (540) 372-1086 ext. 307 ksherbert@fredericksburgva.gov

Find more regional events at www.VisitFred.com

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Downtown31 Fredericksburg’s Year End Celebration

Family Fun Night

New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 31, 2017 6:00pm-9:00pm at Riverfront Park, Sophia Street in downtown FREE Admission, Families welcome! Dusk Whalers Band Performing Live Unicyle Lady returns with her amazing juggling Emcee Charlie Frye Dance Performances Kids’ Games • Interactive Drum Circle Obstacle Course * Bounce Castle Barrel Train Rides • Bubble Wrap Stomp Teen Area & “Hit the Deck” DJ • Fire Pits Gryoscope Ride • Story Photo Booth Food Vendors, Raffles & Prizes Early Countdown and Ping Pong Ball Drop at 9:00pm

Info: (540) 372-1086 Downtown31.com

FATHER & Daughter Dance Friday, February 2 at 6:30-8:30 pm Dorothy Hart Community Center

Girls ages 4 - 12 yrs Pre-registration: $12 per couple ($6 ea. add’l daughter) At the Door: $15 per couple ($8 each add’l daughter) Attention Dads!! Our Annual Valentine’s Dance is a chance for fathers, stepdads, grandpas, and uncles to treat their little sweethearts to an evening of dress-up, fun and dancing. It’s a magical evening for dads and daughters alike. Girls must be between 4 -12 yrs old. Light refreshments will be served. Attire is everything from dress casual to fancy. Sorry no moms allowed. Pre-registration required.

For info: 540-372-1086 or fredparksrec.com

Mother & Son Dance Friday, May 4 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm Dorothy Hart Community Center

January 12 - 21, 2018 For more information 540-373-1776 www.VisitFred.com

Boys ages 4 - 12 yrs Pre-registration: $12 per couple ($6 ea. add’l son) At the Door: $15 per couple ($8 ea. add’l son) Join us for our annual Mother & Son Dance as a fun way to appreciate the most special women in our lives. Boys 4-12 years old are invited to take their moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters or beloved friends on a special Mother’s Day date! Sorry no dads allowed. Attire is everything from dress casual to fancy.

For info: 540-372-1086 or fredparksrec.com


Ice-breaker Bass Tournaments Sunday, February 25, 2018 & Saturday, March 10, 2018 7:30am until Weigh-In @ 3:00pm

$35 entry fee per team The Weekend Bassers Fishing Club will hold two winter open Ice-Breaker Fishing Tournaments at Motts Run Reservoir! Proceeds will benefit the Kids’ Fishing Derby June 2nd. Boat rental available. Bring own fishing gear.

PARK OPEN TO PUBLIC during tournament hours on both days!! For more info call: Ray Thomas (898-7542) or Dickie Musselman (785-8087)

Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 24 at 1:00pm Memorial (Kenmore) Park $5 for up to 2 dogs, pre-registration is requested. On-site registration will be available only if space remains.

Come dressed to enter our doggie costume contest to compete for prizes!! Bring your dogs and come join the fun at our annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt. This is a great way to get out and play with your favorite furry friend. Your registration of $5 allows up to two dogs to join in the fun! Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old. A small dog area will also be available for dogs under 15lbs. Pre-registration requested. All dog parents must sign release acknowledging their dog(s) are current on shots and are healthy.

For info: 540-372-1086 or fredparksrec.com

Saturday, April 21, 2018 (raindate: 4/28) 11am-4pm at Old Mill Park Enjoy the 15th annual Earth Day Festival along the beautiful Rappahannock River! We’ll have dozens of environmental exhibitors, live music, great food, birds of prey, hands-on activities, and so much more for the entire family! Come learn what you can do to reduce your impact on the planet while having great, FREE, fun. Bring your own water bottle for re-fills! To get involved, visit: www.earthdayfred.com or contact: Linda Bailey, 372-1086 x 213.

KIDS’ FISHING DERBY at Motts Run Reservoir

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 (Raindate: June 3rd) 7:30-10am Registration on site 8:30-11am - Tournament 11am-12:15pm Weigh-In & Awards FREE! Ages 4-16 years Fishing, boat rental, games, prizes, vendors, hiking, picnicking…fun for the entire family! (VA Game Dept. ‘Free Fishing Weekend’ – no license required!) VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS NEEDED! For information, call Linda Bailey at 372-1086 x213 Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation and the Weekend Bassers

Join us!

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Explore the amazing talents of more than 80 local artists and more than 300 paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media and more.

Public Champagne Reception on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7pm Exhibit Hours:

Thursday, March 15 - 10:00am - 7:00pm Friday, March 16 - 10:00am - 9:00pm Saturday, March 17 - 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, March 18 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation and the Woman’s Club of Fredericksburg.

Info: 540-372-1086 x215 or spwise@fredericksburgva.gov

Download entry form at www.FredParksRec.com.

Kids 4 years old through 12th grade

We want to see YOU and your masterpiece! Exhibition is open to all children 4 years old through 12th grade. There is a $5 entry fee for the first 2 pieces, $5 entry fee for each additional (up to max of 4 artworks per child).

Entry Dates: March 5-9, 2018

Entries accepted Monday, March 5 through Thursday, March 8 at 10:00am - 8:00pm and on Friday, March 9 at 10:00am - 3:00pm. Entry form, fee and artwork deadline is 3pm on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Exhibit Hours: March 22-24, 2018 Thursday, March 22 - 10am-8pm Friday, March 23 - 10am-4pm Saturday, March 24 - 10am-2pm FREE admission to view the exhibit!

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation. Info: 540-372-1086 or fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov

2018 Art in the Park at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market Saturdays at Hurkamp Park

Browse and shop local artists and crafters on display the first and third Saturdays at the Farmers Market. Free admission.

May 5 & 19 June 2 & 16 July 7 & 21 August 4 & 18 September 1 & 15 October 6 & 20

Call for Artists: Now accepting artists and craftsman for our 2018 season. For

info: (540) 372-2086 marketmanager@fredericksburgva.gov www.thefarmersmarket.co

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Looking for an exciting new challenge?

Take the City Fredericksburg’s Adventure Race April 7 -8, 2018

in Downtown Fredericksburg, VA Two person teams will be compete in a variety of contests in this two-day race through Fredericksburg. Space is limited. Contact us for details. @FredParksRec www.FredParksRec.com 540-372-1086


2018 is here!

How are YOU going to PLAY this year? Call: (540) 372-1086 Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events Dorothy Hart Community Center 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 WWW.FREDPARKSREC.COM

Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events - January-May 2018 Activity Catalog  
Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events - January-May 2018 Activity Catalog