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City of Fredericksburg

Parks, Recreation & Events

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Fall Activity Catalog September - December 2017


Welcome! From the Director It’s going to be an ‘Awesome Autumn’ in Fredericksburg! With more events and happenings than ever before (just check out pages 32 - 40 to see what I mean), there is something for all ages and interests. New events like the “A Salute to Veterans” and “Holly Ball” have been added to community favorites like Oktoberfest, Treats in the Street, and the Jane Shelhorse, Director annual Christmas Parade. Whether you want to listen to the Fredericksburg Big Band play at Music by Moonlight, watch more than 50 horses walk through the streets in the Urban Trail Ride, or throw a “snowball” at our annual family snowball fights you can do it in downtown! We have lots of other opportunities for you to come out and play with Parks and Recreation. Our wide variety of special interest programs can’t be beat. Look inside for a chance to create your own coloring pages, cook for the seasons, make the most of herbs and spices, protect yourself with RAD, or learn to speak Italian. For those who want to stay active we are offering a new Ultimate Frisbee League, 3-on-3 basketball and pickleball as well as martial arts and exercise classes. It’s easy to find ways for your children to play with us! Pages 4 - 15 are filled with art, music, nature, youth sports and many holiday activities. So take our catalog home today, give it a read and see if you don’t agree it’s going to be an ‘Awesome Autumn!’ ~ 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 Brandon Katz , Supervisor of Sports & Fitness Linda Bailey, Nature Education Coordinator Aaron Simmons, Supervisor of Parks & Maintenance

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Welcome

Sonja Wise, Supervisor of Events & Marketing 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

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.

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Welcome

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Children’s Special Interest

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Youth Sports

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Nature

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Adult Sports

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Pickleball & Tennis

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Active Adults Fitness

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Adult Special Interest

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Trips 24 Parks & Trails

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How to Register

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Events 32 - 40

Dorothy Hart Community Center 408 Canal Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401 General Phone:

540-372-1086 Fax: 540-372-3475

Section Phone Extensions • Children’s Activities x 217 • Nature Programs x 213 • Fitness & Dance x 227 • Sports x 214 • Tennis, Fitness & Dance x 208 • Adult Classes x 217 • Events x 215 x 307 x 308 • Trips x 217

Office Registration Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: Closed Email Contact: fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov Website: www.FredParksRec.com Facebook & Instagram: @FredParksRec

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Children’s Special Interest Make a Scarecrow

Scarecrows are popping up all over town and we want you to be part of the fun! We will be at the Harvest Fest Event in Hurkamp Park on Saturday, October 7 from 9-11 am making personal sized scarecrows you can take home. Afterwards you can stroll through the streets downtown and vote in the Main Street Scarecrow Competition! Location: Hurkamp Park Saturday, October 7 9:00am - 11:00am $4 before 9/30 (res/non-res, incl. all supplies) $5 at event

Fright Night Fun!

All Ages / Family Calling all ghastly ghouls, spooky spirits and wicked witches! Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation will celebrate Halloween with a fun filled carnival and costume contests. A family costume contest will take place and allow parents to join in the fun! We will crown one family as “Best in the Burg!” Wear your best costumes to compete in the kids’ costume contest in categories for different age groups: ages 3 to 5 will compete for most original and cutest, ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 11 will compete for most original and funniest. Judging will start at 6:15pm so be on time! Preregistration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Thursday, October 26 5:30pm – 7:30pm $6/$6 (residents/non-residents) **One parent is free with each paying child

Halloween Movie Night featuring

“Hotel Transylvania 2” Saturday, October 21 at 7:00pm in Hurkamp Park. Free for families. See complete details on page 38.

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Spooky Stories by the Shore

5yrs – Adult Walk the trail of spooks and spiders, to the shore for a roasting-fire! Enjoy the enchantment of Halloween as we warm you with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows, then chill you to the bone with spooky stories and other surprises. Great fun for the entire family, so secure your spot of doom soon! Dress warmly and bring a flashlight and blanket-- amphitheatre seating provided. Pre-registration required for Every BODY (kids must attend with paying adult). Location: Motts Run Reservoir. Saturday, October 21 (Raindate 10/22) 6:40pm-8:00pm $8/$8 (residents/non-res) $30 Family of 4 (residents/non-res)

Story Time & Breakfast with Santa 2yrs – 12yrs Bring the whole family for a special meal featuring a delicious hot and cold buffet, Christmas story, craft making, and the jolly man in red himself! One adult free with paying child. Preregistration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Comm. Ctr Saturday, December 9 9:30am – 10:45pm $7 per/child (residents/non-res) One adult free with paying child, $2 per each additional adult

Gingerbread House Building

Thanksgiving Family Arts and Craft Night

4yrs – 12yrs Join the fun as we sponsor a holiday gingerbread house building workshop. Each child will build their own house and after completion we will enjoy some holiday games and music. Preregistration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Comm. Ctr. Wednesday, December 13 6:00pm – 7:15pm $15/$17 (residents/non-residents)

4yrs - Adult Come and Make a Thanksgiving Turkey and enjoy a pizza /popcorn party. Games and just plain fun! Preregistration required. Parents are free with paying child. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Thursday, November 9 6:00pm – 7:15pm $10/$12 (residents/non-residents)

Holly Ball

Family Holiday Tree Trimming

4yrs and older A special night out for children and grown ups alike. We’ll have music and snacks, our photo booth for selfies and even a professional photographer on hand for those who want something more formal. A dress up night of dancing, fun and memory making! Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Friday, December 1, 6:30-8:30 pm $12 adult/ child couple until November 27. Plus $6 each additional person $15 adult/child couple after Nov. 27th or at the door. Plus $8 each additional person

Children’s Special Interest

2yrs - Adult Bring the whole family for festive fun as we make ornaments and have the family decorate a take-home 3-ft tree. After the hard work we will enjoy some holiday music, hot cocoa and a snack. Great project to give to someone or grandma! Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Ctr Thursday, December 7 4:30pm – 6:00pm $25/$30 (residents/non-res) ** Fees are per family living in the same home

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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 self-help 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: P&R Staff. Preregistration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Wednesday, 9:30am – 10:15am September 13 – September 20 October 4 - October 11 November 8 - November 15 $24/$30 (residents/non-residents)

Mommy and Me Music Class

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 Thursday, 9:30am – 10:15am September 14 – September 21 September 28 – October 5 $22/$24 (residents/non-residents)

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 Princess’s and Princes. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Monday, 4:30pm – 5:15pm September 18 – October 9 October 16 – November 6 Thursdays, 10:15am -11:00am September 21 – October 12 October 19 – November 9 $42/$45 (residents/non-residents)

Tiny Tumblers

4yrs – 5yrs Introduction to movement and tumbling skills for preschoolers. Instructor Renee Embrey has over 30 years of experience with recreational gymnastics. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Wednesday, 4:30pm – 5:00pm October 11 – November 8 $20/$25 (residents/non-residents)

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Special Interest Contemporary Modern Dance

11yrs – Adult A relaxing warm up and fun dance class for pre-teens and young adults Set to modern music contemporary music and some classical with modern. Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Wednesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm September 20 – October 11 October 18 – November 15 (No class 11/8) November 22 – December 13 $46/$50 (residents/non-residents)

Play The Guitar!

8yrs – 11yrs and 12 - Adult This class will equip you with all the chords and strumming patterns you need to play countless songs. You’ll be playing songs after the first lesson! Teaching materials are provided. Students must have their own guitar. Instructor: Peter Mealy. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. 8yrs – 11Yrs Saturdays, 9:30am – 10:30am September 16 – October 7 October 21 – November 18 (No class 11/11) November 25 – December 16 12yrs – Adult Saturdays, 10:30am -11:30am September 16 – October 7 October 21 – November 18 (No class 11/11) November 25 – December 16 $50/$50 (residents/non-residents) Classes are for both adults and children

Conversational Italian for Beginners

13yrs - Adult Get familiar with basic words and phrases in Italian. This class is ideal for teens and adults. See all of the class details on page 23.

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Comics Course (Youth)

8yrs-11yrs 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. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Tuesdays 4:30pm – 5:30pm September 12 – October 3 October 10 – October 31 November 7 – November 28 December 5 – December 26 $50/$50 (residents/non-residents)

Comics Course (Teens)

12yrs-18yrs 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. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm September 12 – October 3 October 10 – October 31 November 7 – November 28 December 5 – December 26 $50/$50 (residents/non-residents)

Drawing/Painting Classes

5yrs – 10yrs & 11yrs—18yrs (and advanced 8-10yrs) If you love art then this is the class for you! With the techniques you’ll learn in this class, you’ll be amazed at the beautiful works of art you can do. 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. Instructor: The Creative Side. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Supplies Needed: 11x15 watercolor pad (140lb); 11x14 drawing pad (70 lb), graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), eraser, pencil sharpener, pencil box 5yrs—10yrs Thursdays 6:30-7:15 August 10-August 31 Sep 7-Sep 28 Oct 5-Oct 26 Nov 2-30 (no class on 23rd) Dec 7-28 $65/$65 (residents/non-residents) $65/$65(residents/non-residents)

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11yrs – 18yrs Thursdays 7:30-8:15 August 10-August 31 Sep 7-Sep 28 Oct 5-Oct 26 Nov 2-30 (11/23) Dec 7-28

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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 estensively. 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 or saltines, clean empty 1 liter bottle or half gallon mil jug. Location: Evolving Art Machine Art Studio & Lyceum, 502 B Sophia Street. Monday, 5:30-7:30pm September 4-25 October 2-23 November 6-27 $30/$30 (residents/non-residents), 4 sessions per month or $120 per month

Youth Tumbling

5yrs – 8yrs and 9yrs – 13yrs Basic to intermediate level skills will be taught in a fun, noncompetitive environment with individualized instruction catered to your child’s abilities. Instructor Renee Embrey has over 30 years of experience with recreational gymnastics. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Comm. Ctr Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 6:00 pm (5yrs - 8yrs) Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm (9 yrs - 13yrs) October 11 – November 8 $35/$40 (residents/non-residents)

Junior Karate

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. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Saturdays, 9:00am - 10:00am November 4 – December 16 (No class 11/24) $35/$45 (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. Preregistration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm September 20 – October 11 October 18 – November 15 (No class 11/8) $48/$52 (residents/non-residents)

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. One piece of Choreography will be taught followed by a performance at the end for a holiday program. Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Pre-registration required Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Monday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm (7yrs – 10yrs) September 18 –October 9 October 16 – November 6 November 13 – December 4 Wednesday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm (9yrs – 13yrs) September 20 – October 11 October 18 – November 15 (No class 11/ 8) November 22 – December 13 $48/$52 (residents/non-residents)

Intermediate to Advance Ballet

12yrs – 18yrs The intermediate to advanced ballet class is most appropriate for those with previous ballet experience and looking to further develop their skill. One piece of Choreography will be taught followed by in class performance at the end of the program. Instructor: Virginia Westcott. Pre-registration required Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Monday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm September 18 –October 9 October 16 – November 6 November 13 – December 4 $58/$68 (residents/non-residents)

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STARFIRES Starfires are back this fall! Your child will love being a part of this progressive cheer and dance program that performs in the Fredericksburg Christmas Parade and other optional competitions. Join the award-winning, team-spirited Starfires and bring a friend with you! Starfires who wish to perform or compete in events will have additional monetary requirements (competition and uniform fees) in addition to the class fees. Be sure to have a copy of your birth certificate with you when you register. Try the first week’s classes for FREE! – No experience necessary!

Starfires Prep

5yrs – 18yrs (Kindergarten* through 12th graders) **Kindergartners: readiness level will be evaluated at the first practice. This is an exciting chance to learn and grow on the fundamentals of cheer and dance with motions and jumps. This team performs sideline cheer and parade marching. Learn motions, kicks, jumps, stunts, turns, tumbling, and chants. Includes physical conditioning during class time. 20 week fall season. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:15pm September 7 – February 1 $45 (residents and non-residents)

Starfires Extremes

9yrs – 18yrs (3rd* through 12th grade) **3rd graders: readiness level will be evaluated at the first practice. This is an exciting chance to learn high spirited CHEER and DANCE routines while developing poise coordination and showmanship. Learn Cheer and Dance motions, kicks, jumps, tumbling, and fun routines. This class is a chance to prepare for high school tryouts, as well as perform in half time shows, march and compete in parades, and competitions. Pre-requisite: Must be enrolled into Starfires Prep in order to participate. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:15 pm September 7 – February 1 $55 (residents and non-residents)

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Children’s Special Interest

Horseback Riding Lessons

6yrs – Adult Connection, responsibility, commitment and caring are all part of the equine experience. The horse brings with it so much enjoyment but most definitely all of the above. Riding lessons are an athletic/art form that is a partnership between the rider and horse. Beginning lessons through intermediate available. Let us open the door for this great experience. Lessons include safety, grooming, tacking and adjusting equipment, riding positions, arena work, and bridle path train. All that is needed is a pair of shoes/boots with a heel and we provide the rest. Pre-registration required. Location: White Buffalo Horse Farm. Have questions? Email Judy at ebfjwatson@gmail.com Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm August 23 – September 13 September 20 – October 11 October 18 – November 8 November 15 – December 6 Saturday, 10:00am – 11:00am August 26 – September 16 September 23 – October 14 October 21 – November 11 November 18 – December 9 Sunday, 10>00am – 11:00am August 27 – September 17 September 24 – October 15 October 22 – November 12 November 19 – December 10 $120/$140 (residents/non-residents) *** Horseback riding classes are for youth and adults!

We ROCKS!!

We think Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events Rocks! That’s why we’ve joined the painted rock craze that has exploded in our community. We have hidden the rocks on our cover somewhere in our parks. If you find one, bring it to our offices at the Dorothy Hart Community Center on Canal Street, and we will give you a $10 gift certificate for our programs! Can’t wait to find out where they turn up!

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Youth Sports & Activities Youth Basketball

Novice (7yrs – 8yrs) Rookie (9yrs – 10yrs) Junior (11yrs – 13yrs) Learn the basic fundamentals in this league designed for fun, sportsmanship and teamwork. Practices start January 4th and will take place at Walker-Grant Middle School. Practices are on either Mondays & Wednesdays, or Tuesdays & Thursdays. Games are during the week and on Saturdays. The age determination date will be March 1st, 2018. Registration begins October 2nd for City residents and October 9th for Non-City residents. Deadline to register is November 21. There is a $10 late registration fee after November 22nd. Location: Walker-Grant Middle School. Mondays-Saturdays, Times Vary January 8th – March 4th $30/$60 (residents/non-res)

Basketball Coaches Wanted

Volunteer coaches are needed for our Youth Basketball League. Contact 540-372-1086 or fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov by December 1, 2017

Lil’ Hoopsters Basketball

5yrs – 6yrs The FUNdamental program teaches girls and boys 5-6 year olds the basic skills of the game including dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and sportsmanship. This 5-week program is designed to inspire each child’s interest in the game, while having the opportunity to interact with other children the same age. Registration form is required. No age waivers into Lil’ Hoopsters Basketball allowed. Age determination date is March 1st, 2018. Registration begins October 11th for City residents and October 18th for Non-City residents. Deadline to register is December 20. $10 late registration fee after December 20th. Location: Walker-Grant Middle School. Saturdays, Times Vary January 6th – February 3rd $20/$40 (residents/non-residents)

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A BIG Thank you to our Baseball, Soccer & Field Hockey Coaches Zead Abedalazez Aaron Albert Timothy Allison Ever Arana Nicholas Armendariz Sarah Atkinson Brian Baer Tim Bahre Delaney Bailey Robert Bailey Regina Baker Kiera Baker Mann Bernardi Don Bliven Naida Bonilla Stephen Breder Charles Breeden Kim Brewer Hamish Brewer Allison Bridges Janie Brown Joshua Brush James Bush Natalie Bylund Duane Caeser Mike Carmody John Castellarin Ruth Cisneros John Coker Angela Cribb Joseph Cribb Caleb Curfman Trevor Daniel Julie Williams Daves Harry Dreany Mary Ellen Duy Ronnie Ford Marsh Freeman Heather Freeman Margaret Gallagher Jennifer Gallaway Farrah Galloway Joshua Galloway

Guillermo Garcia David Gibbons Stephen Glaslock Megan Green Francisco Gutierrez James Hansen Julia Hansen Jaqueline Hansen Roxanna Hanson Tom Hayden Hannah Heflin Aubrey Heflin Greg Hendrix Jerry Holmes James Hull Jorge Ibarra Randall Jackson Ronnie James Maggie James Melinda Jenkins Joshua Jenkins Doug Jenkins Donya Johns Garry Johns Jack Johnson Eric Keeler Josef Koza Brian Kutz John Lambert Abigail Ibarra Brian Linsner Jason Luck Ryan Mackie Randy McNulty Thomas Mon Bill Monroe Gilbert Montgomery Kimberly Montgomery Caroline Murray James Payne Angie Perry Edward Petke Joshua Phillips

James Phillips Julie Pierce Warren Polensky Jason Pollard Marcus Pomeroy Will Poorbaugh Jr. Sarah Pouliot Dan Quinton Dennis Rapkins Stefan Reiss Cody Rice Scott Rice David Rouse II Jeni Rowell Tanya Salyers Josh Sanford Steve Schaffer Donnie Seal Chuck Shackleford Justin Shelton Natalie Simpson Steve Slagre Todd Spangler Shawn Teague Ron Tiberio Kathrina Urann Doug Walton Becky Watson Jonathan Watson Rebecca WatsonSchmidt Patrick Whalen Lance Williams Stephanie Wise Delbert Wise Sr Andy Wolfenbarger Thomas Yonts Angelia Yonts Christopher Zaffram Mike Zitz

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

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Thank You Team Sponsors! CTI Real Estate Danielson Well Drilling Deane & Deane DLR Contracting, Inc. Dovetail Flicko’s Video Services Homewood Suites Infinity Technologies Iron Pig Off Road JOHN ROBB Custom Homes, Inc. Kappa Diamonds King George Truck and Tire Center

OneMain Financial Papa Johns Peds Plus Platy It Again Sports PSEPT Photography Reliable Cad Solutions, LLC Rinehart, Butler, Hodge, Mass & Bryant, PLC The Pack TR Landscaping

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. 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 (includes team picture) For information, contact Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events at 540-372-1086 or email fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov.

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Senior Travel Basketball

Varsity (14yrs-17yrs) In collaboration with King George Parks and Rec. and Caroline Parks and Rec., this league is open to youth ages 14-17 years. Practices start January 4th and will take place at Walker-Grant Middle School. Weekend games will be played versus King George/ Caroline opponents, and weeknight games will be versus opposing Fredericksburg Parks and Rec. teams. This is a travel intensive program as league games will be played in Fredericksburg, Caroline, and King George. Age determination date is March 1st, 2017. Registration begins October 2nd for City residents and October 9th for Non-City residents. Deadline to register is November 21st. There is a $10 late registration fee after November 21st. Mondays-Saturdays, Times Vary January 8th – March 4th $30/$60 (residents/non-residents)

Eagle Claw Kung Fu

14yrs-Adults 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 October 4 – 25 November 1 – 29 (no class 11/22) December 6 – 27 January 10 – 31 $40/$50 (residents/non-residents)

Isshinryu Karate

8yrs – Adult This program is for adults and children alike to help develop coordination, muscle tone, and self confidence. 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 September 9 – October 14 November 4 – December 16 (No class 11/24) $35/$45 (residents/non-residents)

Chris Cheshire’s Fall Baseball Workshop

Ages 9-14 Chris Cheshire is a former pitcher at Ferrum College and public school and travel baseball coach. Join this fall workshop as Chris will lead individual workshops geared toward specific aspects of baseball. Start preparing now for spring 2018 Baseball! Registration will begin September 5th for interested participants. Deadline to register is October 5th. Registration is available for single day registration, or discounted full workshop registration is available. There is a $10 late registration fee after October 5th. SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED. Location: Sunshine Ballpark Saturdays October 21, 9am-12pm (Hitting) Sunday, October 22, 9 am-12pm (Pitching) $15/$20- per clinic (residents/non-residents) $51/$68- full workshop registration (res/nr)

Attention ADULTS!! We’ve got some exciting new sport leagues for you: - 3 on 3 Basketball League - Ultimate Frisbee League See page 16 for complete details and to register your teams this season.

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NATURE children & Adults Woodlands Walk for Wee Ones

Ages 2yrs - 4yrs Come on and “let’s take a walk outside today, gonna see what we can find today.” Hike on over to Motts Run for walk in the woods with the itty bitty crowd. We’ll do a short hike, have a story and a snack. You may register for one or both programs. Children should be able to walk for about 15- 20 minutes on their own or be carried by their adult. Instructor: Linda Bailey, Location: Motts Run Reservoir. Thursday, 9:30am-10:30 October 12 - Animal Homes November 9 - Getting Ready For Winter $6/$6 (residents/non-residents)

Homeschool Nature Club

6yrs – 11yrs Calling all homeschoolers 1st-5th grades to take a break from the books and join a nature club. We’ll meet one Monday a month from September through December (check the dates). Wear appropriate outdoor clothing (no flip flops) and bring water, hiking will be involved in all classes. Themes are subject to change depending on the weather. NO non-registered siblings please. Pre-registration required for entire series. Instructor: Linda Bailey. Locations: Alum Spring Park and Motts Run Nature Center. Mondays, 1:00pm-2:30pm September 11 - Canoeing Basics October 16 - Basic Outdoor Survival November 20 - Mystery Hike December 11 - Winter Hike and Nature Center Craft $45/$50 (residents/non-residents) for all four classes

Nature Crafts for Christmas

7yrs – 17yrs Hand-dipped candles, leaf-printed wrapping paper, leather treasures and more! Enjoy this annual tradition in our cozy log cabin. Everyone leaves with a handful of gifts to delight the giver and the receiver. Wear old clothes and a jacket – some activities outside. Kids 9 and under must attend with nonpaying adult. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm December 2 $12/$12 (residents/non-residents)

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Adult Special Interest

Night Catfishing

Friday, September 15 Motts Run Reservoir, 7:00pm-1:00am $3 children / $5 adults

Come hook your bait and cast your line to catch catfish in the Reservoir. Private boats will be allowed on the water only if they meet proper VDGIF standards for night fishing but all boats must be off the water by 12:30am. Advance Price: $3 children / $5 adults. For more information call Don Minor at 540-786-8989

Jr. Naturalists: Insects

10yrs – 16yrs Raise a Painted Lady Butterfly then release it in our butterfly garden! Learn to identify, collect, observe, and preserve insects in this hands-on program. We’ll dig up ant lions, search for beetles, and much more! Participants will earn a patch and after three different courses, get their name on a plaque in the nature center. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Tuesdays, 4:30pm-6:00pm September 19 – October 10 $55/$65 (residents/non-residents)

Sunset Canoe Float: Full Moon

Ages 6 – Adult Enjoy the rising FULL MOON and a peaceful flatwater float just after sunset! We’ll peek into coves, listen for the calls of late summer insects, savor the serenity of an autumn evening, and enjoy a delicious treat served afloat! No experience necessary. For adults and families (every age pays). Life jacket provided. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Reservoir. Friday, 6:45pm-8:15pm October 6 $10/$10 (residents/non-residents)

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Nature Children & Adults Campout in the Park

All Ages Come camp along the shore and enjoy a magical autumn evening complete with a weenie roast and s’mores! Sleep to the sound of night birds and beavers, and wake to the aroma of coffee, sausage, and pancakes! We’ll provide food, fun, and games—you provide your tent and sleeping gear! (Pick up camping list at Community Center.) Pre-registration required; one week notice needed for full refund. Open to individuals and families—no groups. (Family Fee is for 4, only). No dogs, please. Location: Motts Run Reservoir. Friday– Saturday, 5:00pm-10:00am October 27-28 Individual $20/$20 (residents/non-residents) Family of 4 Fee $65/$75 (residents/non-residents)

Spooky Stories by the Shore 5yrs – Adult Walk the trail of spooks and spiders, to the shore for a roasting-fire! Enjoy the enchantment of Halloween as we warm you with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows, then chill you to the bone with spooky stories and other surprises. Great fun for the entire family, so secure your spot of doom soon! Dress warmly and bring a flashlight and blanket--amphitheatre seating provided. Pre-registration required for Every BODY (kids must attend with paying adult). Location: Motts Run Reservoir. Saturday (2017 only!), 6:40pm-8:00pm October 21 (raindate 10/22) $8/$8 everyone pays (residents/non-res) $30 Family of 4 (residents/non-residents)

Fossil Hunt on the Potomac

10yrs – Adult Back by popular demand, an opportunity to hunt for multi-million-yearold fossils. Explore the Calvert Formation, an extremely unique area, one of only three in the world. Led by “The Paleo Patrol”, we’ll get the chance to go beyond the restricted area and look for the remains of sharks, porpoises, crocodiles, turtles, rays, whales and more. All participants must sign an insurance waiver and follow safety instructions. Bring lunch, water and dress for the weather. Wear shoes that can get wet. Preregistration limited and required. Location: Stratford Hall Visitors’ Center. Monday, 8:30am-12:30pm November 6 $35/$35 (residents/non-residents)

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Children & Adults ASHI Wilderness First Aid

14yrs – Adult Wilderness environments create special emergency situations. This 16- hour intense course is designed for Boy and Girl scouts/Adventure groups leading outdoor adventures. CPR certification not included (course offered separately through Parks & Rec.). Real-life scenarios will be incorporated as we cover preparation, assessment, prevention and caring for injuries and more in this hands-on training by an ASHI (American Safety & Health Institute) instructor. Book and certificate included. Bring a bag lunch. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Tim Carpenter. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am-4:00pm November 11 & 12 $160/$160 (residents/non-residents)

Winter Solstice Celebration

All ages Celebrate the shortest day of the year with a night hike and bonfire (cocoa and roasted marshmallows included). Enjoy nature’s wonder as we welcome winter! Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Reservoir Ampitheatre. Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm December 21 $8/$8 (residents/non-residents)

Autumn Leaves Hike

Ages 5 – Adult From white oaks--the forest’s “fast food station,” to the “dancing leaves” of bigtooth aspen, the fall woodland is full of wonder. Take an autumn hike and learn about the trees and their seeds as we soak up the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. Dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. A family favorite, great for adults and kids (Everybody pays!) Pre-registration required. Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Wednesday, 5:00pm-6:15pm November 1 $6/$6 (residents/non-residents)

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Super Seniors Wildcat Club

Adults Join a naturalist and make a friend while exploring in the outdoors. For this series we’ll visit a new park each time. Be prepared to hike up to an hour and bring water and a sack lunch and we’ll picnic together at the end. Some trails are not paved and can be rugged in spots. Sessions consist of four hikes. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Nature Center. Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm September 12-(Dixon) October 10-(Alum Spring) November 14-(Old Mill) December 12-(Motts) $25/$30 (resident/non-resident)

Composting for Dummies Adults Come learn about a super way to recycle right in your own back yard. Take trash from your kitchen and yard debris and turn it into black gold you can use for free. It’s time to turn over a new leaf; if you’ve thought about composting but felt there was something holding you back this class is for you. Instructor: Linda Bailey, Location: Motts Run Nature Center Thursday, 4pm-5pm September 21 $6/$6 (residents/non-residents)

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 river-side 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 estensively. 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 or saltines, clean empty 1 liter bottle or half gallon mil jug. Location: Evolving Art Machine Art Studio & Lyceum, 502 B Sophia Street. Monday, 5:30-7:30pm September 4-25 October 2-23 November 6-27 $30/$30 (residents/non-residents), 4 sessions per month or $120 per month

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Pick up a Wegmans Eat Well, Live Well Passport to Family Wellness Your guide to your local walking, bike and canoe trails. Since 2005, Wegmans has been partnering with town and city recreation programs and park conservancy groups to encourage folks to get moving by taking advantage of town and county trails in their own communities. Each passport details the location and terrain of numerous trails within each area. When you’ve hiked the trail, rub the trail marker in your booklet to earn prizes later on. Get moving today! Discove

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ADult Sports Three on Three Adult Basketball League

18yrs-Adult Have a yearning desire to still play the game of basketball in a competitive atmosphere? Join our fall 3 on 3 men’s adult basketball league. This is a six week league. Location: Walker-Grant Middle School. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm October 3 - November 9 $250 Team Fee Deadline to register teams is September 19. No online registration. Must register at DHCC.

Pickleball

Beginner & Advance Lessons 18yrs-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. All equipment provided. 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 12 participants. SPECIAL REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED. Location: Memorial Park. Mondays, 9:00am - 11:00am October 2 - 23 (Beginner and Advanced Lessons) Beginner Skill Lesson: $40/$45 (residents/non-residents) Advanced Skill Lesson: $25/$30 (residents/non-residents

Ultimate Frisbee League

18yrs-Adult Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact team sport Ultimate is a fast-paced game, demanding its players to develop razor sharp throwing skills and immense stamina and agility. Ultimate is sport is a sport that has self-officiating and promote Spirit of the Game. This means players know the game and rules inside out and understand the meaning of fair play. Ultimate is an intense sport but it’s also very friendly for beginners as well. Beginners get involved and can get competitive at a fun level. Sound like it’s for you, even slightly? Then come on in and join Ultimate Frisbee League. Games begin September 19 and are played Tuesday and Thursday nights starting at 5:30PM at Old Mill Park. Each team plays 6 games followed by playoffs. Teams need a minimum of 7 players with at least 3 Females on the team but no more than 14 players total per team. 2 Females must be on the field during the game. Location: Old Mill Park.

SFS Ladder League

Interested in Joining Pickleball Ladder League? The Stafford, Fredericksburg & Spotsy Ladder League (SFS) has winter 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 Park from 8:30am-12:30pm. Open to Beginners/ Intermediate/Advance.

Captains Meeting will be Thursday September 7, 6pm at Dorothy Hart Community Center Must be 18+ to play in the League. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30PM- 8PM September 19- November 1 $350 Team Fee Deadline to register teams is September 5th. No online registeration. Must register at DHCC.

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Tennis Beginning/Intermediate Youth Tennis

11yrs – 18yrs This course if for those learning the sport and teaches basic instruction. Proper tennis technique will be emphasized. Basic strokes including Forehand, Backhand, Volleys, Overheads and Serve will be mastered. This course will include the dynamic warm-up, quickness and agility movements; hand toss drills with corrections, racquet fed drills and minimal live ball drills. Class will be organized by George Christoforatos. Instructor: Certified teaching professionals, and players Mr. Christoforatos use to run his clinics. Location: Memorial (Kenmore) Tennis Courts Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm October 2 - November 1 $60 for Monday only (residents/non-residents) $100 for both days

Advanced Youth Tennis

11yrs – 18yrs This course is for players who have mastered the basic strokes and are interested in playing at a higher level. This class will include dynamic warm-ups, quickness and agility movements; high level tennis drills, and match play. Class will be organized by George Christoforatos. Instructor: Certified teaching professionals, and players Mr. Christoforatos use to run his clinics. Location: Memorial (Kenmore) Tennis Courts Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm October 2 - November 1 $60 for Monday only (residents/non-residents) $100 for both days

Adult Tennis

18yrs & above This course is for those players who have mastered the basic strokes and are interested in playing at a higher level. Class will include high level Singles and Doubles tennis drills and some match play. Situational tennis will also be reviewed in class. The class will be structured for those who are playing USTA team tennis or tournaments. Instructor: Certified teaching professionals, and players Mr. Christoforatos use to run his clinics. Location: Memorial (Kenmore) Tennis Courts Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm October 2 - November 1 $60 for Tuesday only (residents/non-residents) $100 for both days

10 and Under Tennis Beginning/ Intermediate (Red Ball/Orange Ball)

6yrs – 10yrs This course is for players who are learning the sport and need basic instruction. The national programming format for USTA will be utilized for this class. This will be a fun class with drills and games developed specifically for 10 and under development programs. Class will be organized by George Christoforatos. Instructor: Certified teaching professionals, and players Mr. Christoforatos use to run his clinics. Location: Memorial (Kenmore) Tennis Courts Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm October 2 - November 1 $60 for Monday only (residents/non-residents) $100 for both days

10 and Under Tennis Advanced (Orange Ball/Green Dot Ball)

6yrs – 10yrs This course is for those players who have mastered the basic strokes, and are interested in playing at a higher level. The national programming format for USTA will be utilized for this class. This will be a fun class with drills and games developed specifically for 10 and under development programs. Class will include dynamic warm-ups, quickness and agility movements; high level drills and minimal match play. Class will be organized by George Christoforatos. Instructor: Certified teaching professionals, and players Mr. Christoforatos use to run his clinics. Location: Memorial (Kenmore) Tennis Courts Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm October 2 - November 1 $60 for Monday only (residents/non-residents) $100 for both days

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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 (residents/nr) Flex 12 Punch Card - $35/$40 (residents/non-residents) Flex 8 Punch Card - $30/$35 (residents/non-residents) Drop in fee for any class $5

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

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 Thursdays 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

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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Get Moving! Teens and Adults 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 September 6, 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18, 25 November 1, 8, 15, 29 and December 6, 13 January 3, 10, 17, 24 $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 September 6, 13, 20, 27 October 4, 11, 18, 25 November 1, 8, 15, 29 and December 6, 13 January 3, 10, 17, 24 $48/$59 (residents/non-residents) $10 Trial class fee

Snowball Fights

All Ages, Family One night only, join us for an evening of snowball fight matches using our fun-to-throw polyester “snowballs.” Held snow or shine. Come dressed for the weather, bring drinking water. Vendors will be available for purchasing refreshments in the park. Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult. Teens and adults, bring your group of friends and we’ll schedule you for an adults-only match if you’re up for the challenge (matches are every 15 minutes). Location: Riverfront Park, 500 Sophia Street in downtown Fredericksburg. Thursday, December 28, 6:00pm – 8:00pm $3 per person or 2 people for $5 to stay and play for the night. Residents and non-residents are welcome. Signed waivers are required to play, pick up your waiver at the Dorothy Hart Community Center in advance or complete one on-site at the gate.

Eagle Claw Kung Fu

14yrs-Adults Kung fu is one of the most well-known terms for Chinese selfdefense. 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 October 4 – 25 November 1 – 29 (no class 11/22) December 6 – 27 January 10 – 31 $40/$50 (residents/non-residents)

Isshinryu Karate

8yrs – Adult This program is for adults and children alike to help develop coordination, muscle tone, and self confidence. 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 September 9 – October 14 November 4 – December 16 (No class 11/24) $35/$45 (residents/non-residents)

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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 October 25 – December 6 (No class 11/8, 11/22) Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm October 25 – December (No class 11/8, 11/22) $89/$99 (residents/non-residents) ** Sign up for this class and get 50% off on our ASHI Pet First Aid Class

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 September 5 October 10 November 7 December 5 January 9 $45/$55 (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 runthrough 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 October 25 – December 6 (No class 11/8, 11/22) $89/$99 (residents/non-residents) ** Sign up for this class and get 50% off on our ASHI Pet First Aid Class)

ASHI Pet First Aid

14yrs –Adult (Maximum class size:10, there are exceptions) Love your pet? Of course you do! Consider this statistic: one out of four pets would survive if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care, according to the American Animal Hospital Association. The time is now for you to arm yourself with knowledge and know how to act in a pet emergency. Instructor: Tim Carpenter (cpr_4_life@ yahoo.com). Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm September 22 $40/$45 (residents/non-residents)

Dog Gone Christmas Party!

Join the fun at our Dog Christmas Party. Bring your dogs for food, contests and more! See complete details on page 39.

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Adult Special Interest EATING FOR THE SEASONS

EATING PLANT-BASED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

(1st of series)

(2nd of series)

15yrs - Adult Learn what fruits and vegetables are in season, where to buy, and the best ways to store and cook them. Recipes included in handout. Taught by Sharon Bivins. Location Dorothy Hart Community Center, Monday, September 18 10:00am – 11:00am Tuesday, September 19 7:00pm – 8:00pm $40/$40 (residents/non-res) (For all three classes) $15/$15 (resident/non-res) (For individual classes)

15yrs - Adult Even if you don’t eat a plant-based diet these recipes are wonderful and eye opening. Learn how to prepare vegetables that even the biggest veggie hater will love. Handout included. Taught by Sharon Bivins. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Monday, October 16 10:00am – 11:00am Tuesday, October 17 7:00am – 8:00pm $40/$40 (residents/non-res) (For all three classes) $15/$15 (resident/non-res) (For individual classes)

CULINARY HERBS

Farmers Market Events Community Day

September 2 from 7:00am - 2:00pm, Hurkamp Park

Harvest Festival

October 7 from 7:00am to 2:00pm, Hurkamp Park

(3rd of series)

15yrs - Adult Learn how to add flavor to your meals without adding extra fat, sugar, and salt. Everyone loves a well spiced meal, but we aren’t all born knowing what herbs and spices to use and how to use them. Handout included. Taught by Sharon Bivins. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Monday, November 13 10:00am – 11:00am Tuesday, November 14 7:00pm – 8:00pm $40/$40 (residents/non-res) (For all three classes) $15/$15 (resident/non-res) (For individual classes)

Mistletoe Market

December 2 from 7:00am - 2:00pm, Hurkamp Park It’s FREE to join the fun. Stop by to shop the Farmers Market and check out t he fun activities in the park!!

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Special Interest 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 October 3 – October 24 $12/$12 (residents/non-residents)

Horseback Riding – Beginner/ Beginner Plus (All Ages)

These are hands on classes that teach all the grooming skills, tacking techniques, general ground manners and care and riding. Classes are available for all ages and levels. Shoe or boot with a heel is needed. Instructor: White Buffalo Farms Staff. Pre-registration required. Location: White Buffalo Horse Farm. Class dates and times listed on page 7.

Beginning Hand Drumming

(16 yrs – Adult) No experience or drums needed, but if you have a drum, bring it. Learn how to bring the sound out of the drum. Class includes basic composition, counting, and lots of good, hands on fun! Instructor Ken Crampton from Everybody Drum! Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 PM September 27, October 4, October 11 $60/$65 for 3 classes (residents/non-residents) $25 single night (residents/non-residents)

Johnny’s Thursday Watercolors Class 18yrs – Adults ADVANCED CLASS. MUST HAVE INSTRUCTOR’S PERMISSION TO REGISTER Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm September 21 – November 9 $42/$54 (residents/non-residents)

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Beyond Coloring Books

(16yrs. – adult) Each class will explore different techniques to create unique and beautiful coloring pages. Simple color theory, pencil technique and design basics will be covered. No experience required. Basic supplies for class included in registration fee. Each week will be different, so register for one night or all four and get a discount. Instructor Karen Richards. Held at the Dorothy Hart Community Center Times: Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Dates: Sept 21, Sept 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12 $70/$75 for 4 classes (resident/non-resident) $22 single class

Watercolor Basics

(16yrs. – Adult) A chance for the novice or beginner painter to experiment with different ways to apply watercolors to create beautiful abstract paintings. Basic supplies for class are included in registration fee. Register for a single night or all four classes to receive a discount. Instructor Karen Richards. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Ctr. Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9 $70/$75 for 4 classes (res/non-res) $22 single class (res/non-res)

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. It can be difficult to get in the “mood” to create with abandon, these sessions provide an environment that is conducive to letting go, and transcending the boundaries of your own 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 self-guided, 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. Inspiration-prompts are available at every session to ignite ideas when needed. At the end of every month we’ll invite a local Ambient Musician to perform live for students while they create their final pice 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. Location: Evolving Art Machine Art Studio & Lyceum, 502 B Sophia St. Monday, 8:00pm-9:30pm September 4-25 October 2-23 November 6-27 $25/$25 (residents/non-residents), 4 sessions per month

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Create an Art Journal – Mixed Media Techniques

17yrs –Adult During these 4 week workshops you will learn many different techniques to create unique pages as you build an art journal. Experienced, novice and beginning artists will be inspired to design pages for relaxation, exploration, motivation, or documentation using a wide variety of media. You’ll experiment with different types of drawing tools, watercolors, acrylics, printmaking, collage and more. A suggested supply list will be given out at the first class, but basic materials will be provided. Instructor: Karen Richards has been teaching art to students of all ages in public schools, private lessons and workshops for over 25 years. Questions? Email: krichardsart@gmail.com. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Session 1) September 19 & September 26 October 3 & October 10 Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Session 2) October 17 & October 24 November 7 & November 14 **** Each session is unique so you could take either one or both $70/$75 for 4 classes (residents/non-residents) $22 single class (residents/non-residents)

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 September 20 – October 25 Thursdays, 10:00am – 11:00am September 21 – October 26 $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 November 1 – December 13 (No class 11/22) Thursdays 10am – 11:00am November 2 – December 14 (No class 11/23) $90/$95 (residents/non-residents)

Holiday Greeting Cards November 25 - December 26, 2017 Oversized greeting card frames will be on display in Hurkamp Park. Stop by to visit the cards and take a selfie, share with friends, come back and do it again.

Play The Guitar!

12yrs - Adult This class will equip you with all the chords and strumming patterns you need to play countless songs. You’ll be playing songs after the first lesson! Teaching materials are provided. Students must have their own guitar. Instructor: Peter Mealy. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center. 12yrs – Adult Saturdays, 10:30am -11:30am September 16 – October 7 October 21 – November 18 (No class 11/11) November 25 – December 16 $50/$50 (residents/non-residents) Classes are for both adults and children.

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Overnight trip to New York City at Christmastime New York, NY

Baltimore Comic Con Baltimore, MD

Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr. Who, pop culture, comic art and the list goes on…. Give into your inner geek and join us in experiencing the Baltimore Comic Con. Cosplay encouraged but please be mindful of limited space due to traveling by bus. Includes bus and general admission. Please visit BaltimoreComicCon.com about extras like photo ops, autographs, panel schedules and rules for cosplay. We’ll meet the bus at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. Registration and cancellation deadline: September 7 Saturday, September 23 Bus Leaves: 8:30 am Bus Returns: 8:30 pm Fee: $ 80 Adults $40 (children 10 and under with paying adult) Includes bus and admission

We’ve had so many requests to expand our trip to New York City, that this year we are offering an overnight trip to the Big Apple! We have made arrangements for a two night stay in New York, at the ROW Hotel near Times Square, so we can be in the center of all the action! We leave early Saturday morning and don’t return until Monday early evening so there will be plenty of time to explore this fascinating City. Spend your time the way you want to, whether its shopping, shows, or visiting attractions like the 911 Memorial Museum, the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For an additional $43, 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 September 22. Balance due by October 20. Lace up your walking shoes, grab a coat and your holiday spirit... we’ll enjoy NYC at the prettiest time of the year! Saturday, December 2 – Monday, December 4. Bus departs: 7:00 am Saturday Bus returns: 7:00 pm Monday Fee incl. bus transportation, 2 nights hotel, taxes & baggage handling 1 bag/ person: $840 single $495 per person double (queen bed) $535 per person double (2 dble bed) $410 per person triple $350 per person quad $150 child under 12 (for dble or triple) Deposit of $250 per person due at registration.

Biltmore Estate & Asheville, NC

“Trust - No One” International Spy Museum Washington, DC

The story of spies, intelligence operations and deceptions that changed the course of history. We will tour the museum and then walk a block down the street to have “lunch on your own.” Then we will drive down the street to the National Mall and spend some time there. Wear comfortable shoes. Meet the bus at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. Deadline to register: September 19. Thursday, October 19 Bus Leaves: 8:30am Bus Returns: 4:30pm Fee: $50 per person. Includes bus and admission

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Explore Biltmore House and Gardens. Visit the new Antler Village and Winery. This is Biltmore’s new village that connects the estate’s present and past, providing a relaxing place for dining, shopping, historical exhibits, and new ways to experience Biltmore’s hospitality. Enjoy a guided tour of downtown Asheville and see the St. Lawrence Basilica, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Fold Art Center. Meet the bus at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. Deposits due at the time of registration. Registration/cancellation deadline: October 4th. Monday-Thursday, December 11-14, 2017 Bus Leaves: 8:00am on Monday, Dec. 11 Fee: $380 per person (includes bus, 3 nights lodging, 6 meals, guided tours of Asheville and Blue Ridge Parkway, admission to Biltmore Estate)

Mormon Temple Festival of Lights Washington, DC

This trip is a longtime Parks and Recreation tradition! Join the fun and see why fans request this trip year after year. We’ll view more than 400,000 holiday lights and a local musical group performing a live concert in a state-of-the-art theater. It’s great family fun for 5 years and older. A light snack will be provided and you are welcome to bring a snack of your own as well. Registration / cancellation deadline: November 18 Thursday, December 14 Bus Leaves 4:30pm Bus Returns: 9:30pm Fee: $35 per person. Includes bus and admission

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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

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 > Rentals


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Alum Spring Park

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. Summer Hours: April 1 - October 31 7am-7pm daily 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, year-around.

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.

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, year-around.

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.

Doris E. Buffett Swimming Pool

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.

Dorothy Hart Community Center

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.

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 tennis courts that are lit from dusk - 10 pm, year around. The park also features a tennis practice wall, basketball court, pickleball and tennis courts, 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.

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.

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.


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.

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, and will NOT be mailed a receipt. 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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Registration Information

• 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 540-372-1086 or email fredprpf@ fredericksburgva.gov to request details today.

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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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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.

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October 10, 7:00–8:30 Reception for the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Songs of Willow Frost, and the new Love and Other Consolation Prizes. Jamie Ford will discuss his work. A Q&A session and book signing will follow. Refreshments served. Many thanks for sponsoring these authors

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Events Happening in the City September FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 ★ Sounds of Summer at Market Square. For info: famva.org/sounds-of-summer ★ First Friday at Downtown. For info: fredericksburgarts.org

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ★ Cole Swindell at Celebrate Virginia After Hours Venue. For info: celebratevirginiaafterhours.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 ★ Historic Fredericksburg Walk for Apraxia at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail/Canal Path. For info: apraxiawalk.org/walk-locations ★ Art Attack at Downtown. For info: artattackproject.com ★ Music by Moonlight at Hurkamp Park. For info: facebook.com/The-Fredericksburg-Big-Band

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 ★ Picnic in the Park at Hurkamp Park. For info: fredparksrec.com

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 ★ Another Day Starlight Vigil for Suicide Prevention at Hurkamp Park. For info: mhafred.org

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

★ Welsh Festival at 900 block of Charles Street. For info: facebook.com/FredericksburgWelshFestival ★ Glow Stick 5K & 10K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail. For info: bishopsevents.com ★ Pizzapolooza at Market Square. For info: fred-este.org ★ Virginia Cider Festival at Fredericksburg Fairgrounds. For info: vaciderfest.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 ★ Children’s Museum of Richmond- Fredericksburg Branch Trikes for Tykes at Hurkamp Park. For info: c-mor.org

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 ★ Picnic in the Park at Hurkamp Park. For info: fredparksrec.com

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 ★ Brian McKnight at Celebrate Virginia After Hours. For info: celebratevirginiaafterhours.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 ★ American Heart Association Heart Walking Festival at Heritage Trail/Canal Path. For info: www2.heart.org ★ Fall Fairy Festival at Old Mill Park. For info: fredfairyfestival.com ★ The Fredericksburg Book Festival at Riverfront Park. For info: facebook.com/FredBookFest ★ Boxwood & Bourbon at Mary Washington House. For info: WashingtonHeritageMuseums.org ★ Jamey Johnson at Celebrate Virginia After Hours. For info: celebratevirginiaafterhours.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 ★ Battle at the Quarry at Quarry Trails. For info: newfredevents.wordpress.com/the-battle-at-the-quarry

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 ★ Picnic in the Park at Hurkamp Park. For info: fredparksrec.com

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


#fxbgEvents FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 ★ Alabama at Celebrate Virginia After Hours. For info: celebratevirginiaafterhours.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 ★ Out of the Darkness Walk at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail/ Canal Path. For info: afsp.donordrive.com ★ Capital Ale House Oktoberfest at Downtown. For info: capitalalehouse.com ★ Trace Adkins at Celebrate Virginia After Hours. For info: celebratevirginiaafterhours.com

October SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 ★ Fly Fitness Yoga at Riverfront Park

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 ★ Picnic in the Park- Storybook Day at Hurkamp Park. For info: fredparksrec.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 ★ First Friday at Downtown. For info: fredericksburgarts.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 ★ The Pumkining at Riverfront Park. For info: facebook.com/thepumpkining ★ RVA2DC at Old Mill Park. For info: sportsbackers.org ★ Fredericksburg Jazz Festival at Market Square. For info: famva.org ★ The Temptation and The Four Tops at Celebrate Virginia After Hours. For info: celebratevirginiaafterhours.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 ★ Walk to End Alzheimer’s at University of Mary Washington. For info: act.alz.org ★ Fredericksburg Brew Fest at Fredericksburg Fairgrounds. For info: fredbrewfest.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 Making Strides 5K & 10K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail. For info: bishopsevents.com Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at VRE parking lot to Inn at the Old Silk Mill. Info: facebook.com/walkamileinhershoesfredericksburgva

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

★ Rocky Horror Picture Show at Market Square. For info: famva.org

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 ★ Halloween Movie Night at Hurkamp Park. For info: fredericksburgdowntown.org

OCTOBER 22 ★ Pit Bull Appreciation Day at Old Mill Park

OCTOBER 28 ★ Treats on the Streets at Riverfront Park and Downtown. For info: fredericksburgdowntown.org ★ 5K for Dravet Families of VA at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail/ Canal Path. For info: dravetfoundation.rallybound.org ★ Habitat for Humanity Mac & Cheese Festival at Old Mill Park. For info: fredhab.org/site/mac-cheese-fest-2017

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Events Happening in the City OCTOBER 29 ★ Spooky 5K & 10K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail. For info: bishopsevents.com ★ Puppy Up Fredericksburg at Hurkamp Park. For info: facebook.com/puppyupfredericksburg

November NOVEMBER 3 ★ First Friday at Downtown. For info: fredericksburgarts.org

NOVEMBER 4 ★ SPCA Animal Appreciation Festival at Riverfront Park. For info: fburgspca.org

NOVEMBER 10 ★ A Salute to Veterans at Dorothy Hart Community Center, Fredericksburg Area Museum and Fredericksburg War Memorial. For info: fredparksrec.com

NOVEMBER 11 ★ James Shelhorse Memorial Urban Trail Ride at Downtown. For info: unitedhorsemen. org/upcomingevents.html ★ Holiday Open House at Downtown. For info: fredericksburgdowntown.org ★ Rumble at the River at Old Mill Park

NOVEMBER 12 ★ Holiday Open House at Downtown. For info: fredericksburgdowntown.org ★ Veterans Day 5K & 10K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail. For info: bishopsevents.com

NOVEMBER 23 ★ Turkey Trot at James Monroe High School. For info: racetimingunlimited.org

NOVEMBER 25 ★ Children’s Christmas Tree Lighting at Hurkamp Park. For info: visitfred.com ★ Holiday Greeting Cards at Hurkamp Park. On display Nov 25 - December 26. For info: downtown31.com

December DECEMBER 1 ★ First Friday at Downtown. For info: fredericksburgarts.org ★ Holly Ball at Dorothy Hart Community Center. For info: fredparksrec.com

DECEMBER 2

★ Fredericksburg Christmas Parade at Downtown. For info: fredericksburgchristmasparade.com

DECEMBER 3 ★ Blue & Gray Half Marathon and 5K at Downtown. For info: halfmarathons.net

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DECEMBER 9 ★ 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 ★ AIDS Walk at Downtown. For info: fahass.org

DECEMBER 10 ★ HFFI Candlelight Tour at Downtown. For info: hffi.org

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

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DECEMBER 17 ★ Toys for Tots 5K & 10K at Old Mill Park and Heritage Trail. For info: bishopsevents.com

DECEMBER 28 ★ Snowball Fights at Riverfront Park. For info: fredparksrec.com

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

HOSTING AN EVENT IN THE CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG? Contact Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events for information about how, when and where to apply for the City’s Special Event Application. Kim Herbert, Special Event Coordinator (540) 372-1086 ext. 307

The First Friday Trolley is a free public transportation service connecting the network of galleries, restaurants, and other businesses that host art openings and related events on the first Friday of every month in downtown Fredericksburg. Funded by the Fredericksburg Arts Commission and operated by Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg, the trolley runs on First Fridays from 6-9pm with pickups every 15 minutes. • • • • • •

Stop A - PONSHOP Art Studio/Gallery & Visitor Ctr Stop B - Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts Stop C - Art First Gallery, Brush Strokes Gallery, 810 Weekend Gallery, and Backdoor Gallery Stop D - Kingdom Inspiration Studio Stop E - LibertyTown Arts Workshop Stop F - Artful Dimensions Gallery

For additional information, contact FAC City Staff Representative Sonja Wise at 540-372-1086 ext. 215.

Find more regional events at www.VisitFred.com


City Sponsored Special Events - Parks, Recreation & Events Department

Soggy Doggy Swim

All dogs in the pool! Now’s the chance for your fur babies to join in the swimming fun. One night only!!

Friday, September 8, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm at the Doris E. Buffett Swimming Pool $5 for up to two dogs Pre-register at Dorothy Hart Community Center or at the pool. Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events For info: (540) 372-1086 or fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov

Night Catfishing Friday, September 15 Motts Run Reservoir, 7:00pm-1:00am $3 children / $5 adults

Come hook your bait and cast your line to catch catfish in the Reservoir. Private boats will be allowed on the water only if they meet proper VDGIF standards for night fishing but all boats must be off the water by 12:30am. Advance Price: $3 children / $5 adults. For more info call Don Minor 540-786-8989.

Tuesdays in Hurkamp Park 11:30am - 1:30pm Free and open to the public September 12 - Gerry Maddox September 19 - Liam & Laura September 26 - Becky Y Slam October 3 - Storybook Day & DJ Gravattron Live music and children’s activities. Bring a picnic lunch or buy one in the park from our vendors. Enjoy the sunshine with your children, friends and co-workers!

Touch-A-Truck is back in September September 12 - Fredericksburg Police Car September 19 - Public Works Bulldozer September 26 - Fredericksburg Firetruck

NEW!! Storybook Day on October 3

Art in the Park

Wear your favorite costume during this special Picnic in the Park, featuring all things Storybook themed including the music!!

September 2 & 16 October 7 & 21 Saturdays 7:00am - 2:00pm at the Hurkamp Park Farmers Market

This event would not be possible without the support of our 2017 Title Sponsor: COX Communications, our media sponsors B101.5 and Fredericksburg Parent, and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.

Browse and shop local artists and crafters. Free admission.

Call for Artists

Now accepting artists and craftsmen. Visit www.thefarmersmarket.co for details. Or contact (540) 372-1086 or marketmanager@fredericksburgva.gov.

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Spooky Stories by the Shore Saturday, October 21 (raindate 22) at 6:40pm-8:00pm Motts Run Reservoir Ampitheatre 5yrs – Adult (Everyone pays) $8 per person or $30 Family of 4 Walk the trail of spooks and spiders, to the shore for a roasting-fire! Pre-registration required for Every BODY (kids must attend with paying adult). For info: (540) 372-1086 fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov

A Salute to Veterans

We honor those who served with a day of community and remembrance. Friday, November 10, 2017 • 9:00am - 4:00pm in Downtown Fredericksburg

DOROTHY HART COMMUNITY CENTER 408 CANAL STREET, FREDERICKSBURG

9:00am - 10:30am - Veterans’ Breakfast 9:00am - 4:00pm - Profile of Honors Exhibit

FREDERICKSBURG AREA MUSEUM

Fright Night Fun! Thursday, October 26 5:30pm – 7:30pm Dorothy Hart Community Center $6 per person, all ages (One parent free with paying child.)

Calling all ghastly ghouls, spooky spirits and wicked witches! Join our fun filled carnival and costume contests. A family costume contest allows parents to join in the fun! We will crown one family as “Best in the Burg!” Judging will start at 6:15pm so be on time!

907 PRINCESS ANNE STREET, FREDERICKSBURG

9:00am - 4:00pm - Profile of Honors Documenting Project Bring your photographs, letters, and family papers to the Fredericksburg Area Museum where staff from the Library of Virginia staff will be on-site to scan documents. 6:00pm - Museum Exhibit Reception

FREDERICKSBURG AREA WAR MEMORIAL LOCATED AT GEORGE AND BARTON STREET

This memorial honors the area’s fallen heroes of the foreign wars of the 20th and 21st centuries. Activities TBA.

TROLLEY SHUTTLE FOR ‘A SALUTE TO VETERANS’ EVENT

Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center

9:00am - 4:00pm Parking available at Dorothy Hart Comm. Ctr, 408 Canal St, with free Trolley shuttle stops every 15 minutes to Fredericksburg Museum, War Memorial and Dorothy Hart one day only during this event.

See page 4 for complete details or call (540) 372-1086

Public is invited, bring the whole family. Free admission to these events. Rain or shine. Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Economic Development and Tourism, Fredericksburg Area Museum and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events.

INFO: 540-372-1086 x.307 OR 540-371-3037 x.130

Officer James Shelhorse Memorial

Urban Trail Ride Through Historic Downtown Fredericksburg

Saturday, November 11, 2017 (Rain or Shine*) James Monroe High School at 9:00am - 12 noon Bring your own horse. REGISTRATION: $15 per horse and rider by November 1st. $20 per horse and rider after Nov. 1st and onsite. Registration is first come, first served. We have a maximum capacity of 60 riders. Current negative coggins required.

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Sponsored by The United Horsemen’s Association & Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events

Entry form available online: fredparksrec.com For more information call 540-372-1086 ext. 215


Holly Ball for Families Friday, December 1, 6:30-8:30 pm Dorothy Hart Community Center A special night out for children 4 years and older with and grown ups to join the fun! We’ll have music and snacks, our photo booth for selfies and even a professional photographer on hand for those who want something more formal. A dress up night of dancing, fun and memory making! $12 adult/ child couple until November 27. Plus $6 each additional person

Fredericksburg Christmas Parade Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 5:30pm Caroline Street and Princess Anne Street in Downtown Fredericksburg Free Admission. Please dress for cold weather and wear walking shoes. Parade Entry Deadline is Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Spaces are limited to 100 entries and fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

$15 adult/child couple after Nov. 27th or at the door. Plus $8 each additional person For info: (540) 372-1086 fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov

Holiday Greeting Cards

Sponsored by Huber Motor Cars and the City of Fredericksburg For info: (540) 372-1086 or fredericksburgchristmasparade.com

November 25 until December 26, 2017 Oversized greeting card frames will be on display in Hurkamp Park. Stop by to visit the cards and take a selfie, share with friends, come back and do it again.

Paws & Whiskers Bazaar

It’s FREE to visit the cards and take all the photos you’d like. Featuring four card designs: Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukkah, Happy Kwanzaa & Happy Holidays.

Benefit the Fredericksburg SPCA Saturday, November 4 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dorothy Hart Community Center Free Admission “Bark” your calendars right “meow”! Featuring vendors with homemade pet themed items, pet food, jewelry, art, treats, fashions, dog beds, biscuits and more. Shoppers are welcome to bring well behaved dogs! CALL FOR VENDORS: entry forms available online fredparksrec.com Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events. For info: (540) 372-1086 fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov

Dog Gone Christmas Party! Friday, December 15 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm Dorothy Hart Community Center

$8 (up to two dogs) Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Do something special with your dog(s) this holiday season!! Come out and play, eat, sing, and take photos of you and your pets at our Dog Christmas Party. We will have kibble for you and food for your dog ugh strike that we will have food for you and kibble for your dog. Join the Pet/Master Christmas Outfit Contest and more!

To benefit the Fredericksburg SPCA

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events For info: (540) 372-1086 fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov

Share Your Pics!! #FxbgHolidays2017 Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events. Call 540-372-1086 or visit Downtown31.com


Downtown31 Fredericksburg’s Year End Celebration

Downtown 31

Calendar

December has 31 days... what are your 31 ways to celebrate? Check our online calendar!!

Visit Downtown31.com for our month-long calendar featuring events December 1 - December 31 in Fredericksburg, VA

Family Fun Night

Downtown 31 Raffle

Join in the fun of finding your 31 things, then post your pics on our Downtown31 Facebook page for your chance to win!! Beginning December 8 through December 29 we will be giving away gift baskets each week from our favorite holiday movies including “Polar Express,” “Elf” & “A Christmas Story”. There will be a random drawing of those people who post and tag us @FredParksRec. (If you don’t tag us it doesn’t count as an entry!) GRAND PRIZE: We are giving away the grand prize basket at our Family Fun Night on New Year’s Eve. Look on Facebook.com/downtown31 in December for contest details. The raffles are free to enter. It’s a fun and an easy way to show off your favorite 31 ways to celebrate in Fredericksburg this December!!

New Year’s Eve in Riverfront Park Sunday, December 31, 2017 • 6-9pm FREE Admission, Families welcome! Live Music and Entertainment Kids’ Games & Events Teen Area & DJ Gryoscope and Bounce Castle Food Vendors, Raffles & Prizes PLUS, Early Countdown and Ping Pong Ball Drop at 9:00pm Family Fun Night is sponsored by Cox Communications and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events

Info: (540) 372-1086 Downtown31.com

We ROCKS!!

We think Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events ‘Rocks!’ That’s why we’ve joined the painted rock craze that has exploded in our community. We have hidden the rocks on our cover somewhere in our City parks. If you find one, bring it to our offices at the Dorothy Hart Community Center on Canal Street, and we will give you a $10 gift certificate for our programs! Can’t wait to find out where they turn up!

Call: (540) 372-1086 Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events Email: fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov W W W. FR E D PA R KS R EC.C O M

Dorothy Hart Community Center 408 Canal Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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