1 Alexandria FALL 2015 PROGRAM GUIDE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, PARKS & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES SPECIAL EVENTS pg. 23 Exercise & Fitness pg. 4 Out of School Time pg. 17 City Marina & Open Space pg. 34 Registration Begins Wednesday, August 12
2 Parents, too busy to exercise? Not anymore! Pairings for Parents makes it easy to find time to exercise. Now you and your child can both enjoy a great workout with friends without having to find time in your already busy schedule. A variety of adult fitness options are available during youth sport league practices. Take advantage of one of the Pairings for Parents for Fall today! Alexandria Titans Tackle Football League Fitness Options Near Braddock Park, M-F 6-8pm drop-in Aqua Aerobics pg. 4 Tu,Th 6:30-7:30pm 9/22-12/17 CQRC NEW! Zumba pg. 5 M 6:15-7:15pm 9/21-12/7 CHRC M,Th 6:15-7:15pm 9/21-12/7 CHRC drop-in Jazzercise pg. 6 M,W 6:15-7:15pm 9/7-12/31 ODRC Boxercise Fitness pg. 6 M,W 6:30-7:30pm 9/21-10/26 CHRC M,W 6:30-7:30pm 11/9-12/14 CHRC drop-in Adult Volleyball pg. 11 F 7-8:30pm 9/11-12/18 MVRC drop-in Charles Houston Recreation Center Fitness Pass pg. 11 Girls & Boys Youth Volleyball Leagues Fitness Options Near Minnie Howard Campus, Su 12-6pm NEW! Individual Racquetball Lessons pg. 8 NEW! Racquetball Challenge Ladder pg. 11 M-Su By appointment CQRC drop-in Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility Fitness Pass pg. 11 Fitness Room, Lap Swimming, Racquetball, Wallyball Girls Flag Football League Fitness Options Near George Washington Middle School, Sa 9am-12pm drop-in Charles Houston Recreation Center Fitness Pass pg. 11
3 table of contents Message from the Mayor The City continues to expand program opportunities for every family member at any skill and interest level. This fall, youth can take advantage of new creative arts classes and Kids Night Out programs; new fitness classes including outdoor Zumba and Tabata for adults; and expanded opportunities for boomers. Join me for the 13th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival on September featuring paintings, life-size sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and more on the converted City s historic main street into an outdoor art gallery. On November 27, kickoff the holiday season with your extended family by attending the official lighting of the City s holiday tree with a visit from Santa, caroling and musical entertainment. For a complete listing of events taking place throughout the City of Alexandria, visit alexandriava.gov/calendar. I continue to be active in Recreation Department programs, and I encourage all residents of Alexandria to take advantage of the activities and facilities the Department offers. Save this Program Guide and refer to it often. City Council William D. Euille, Mayor Allison Silberberg, Vice Mayor John Taylor Chapman Timothy B. Lovain Redella S. Del Pepper Paul C. Smedberg Justin M. Wilson l Aquatics...2 l Exercise & Fitness....4 l Sports Classes & Leagues....7 l Winter Break Camps...11 l Enrichment...12 l Creative & Performing Arts...13 Office of the Arts l Out of School Time...17 l Environmental Education Jerome Buddie Ford Nature Center l Fun Finder Program Index...20 l Community Activities & Trips...22 l Special Events l Registration Information...26 Ages 55 & up...28 Virginia Cooperative Extension En Español...29 Therapeutic Recreation...29 l Parks & Facilities...30 Map...30 Programmed Parks & Facilities...32 City Marina & Open Space...34 Park & Facility Rentals...35 Community Center Amenities drop-in No registration required, just show up. NEW! New this season ACTIVITY SECTION CLASS START & NUMBER DAY NUMBER NUMBER TIME END DATE OF CLASSES FEE LOCATION 55+ Ideal for ages 55 & up. See pg. 28. TR Designed for individuals with Sa 9-9:30am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC disabilities. Assessment required. See pg. 29 for information. class size BBPK Ben Brenman Park 4800 Brenman Park Dr. Min 6/ Max 10 BEPK Beach Park 201 Rucker Pl. On the COVER: Alexandrian Lindsey Pyle BFNC Jerome Buddie Ford Nature Center 5750 Sanger Ave. rocks the stage with the Rainbow Rock BOPK Armistead Boothe Park 520 Cameron Station Blvd. Band at the Alexandria Multicultural Fest. M = Monday CBRC Charles Barrett Recreation Center 1115 Martha Custis Dr. Tu = Tuesday CHRC Charles Houston Recreation Center 901 Wythe St. W = Wednesday CKRC Cora Kelly Recreation Center 2510 West Reed Ave. Let Us Know Th = Thursday CQRC/CQPK Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility 3210 King St. F = Friday DKPK Dora Kelley Nature Park 5750 Sanger Ave. City of Alexandria Recreation, Parks Sa = Saturday DMES Douglas MacArthur School 1101 Janney s Ln. & Cultural Activities Department s goal Su = Sunday FHMS Francis C. Hammond School 4646 Seminary Rd. is to provide service that is: FMPK Four Mile Run Park 3700 Commonwealth Ave. Responsive GWMS George Washington School 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave. Professional JAES John Adams School & Recreation Center 5651 Rayburn Ave. Courteous JHES Jefferson Houston School 1501 Cameron St. JHPK Joseph Hensley Park 4200 Eisenhower Ave. Accountable LEEC/LCCM Lee Center & Lee Center Complex 1108 Jefferson St. Please tell us about your experience MHPK Minnie Howard Park 3701 W. Braddock Rd. by completing an Experience Survey MVRC Mount Vernon Recreation Center 2701 Commonwealth Ave. at any Recreation Center or by ing NLRC Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center 1108 Jefferson St. ODRC Oswald Durant Arts Center 1605 Cameron St. Your feedback is important to us! PHRC Patrick Henry School & Recreation Center 4625 Taney Ave. TCHS T.C. Williams High School 3330 King St. The Department of Recreation, Parks & TCMH T.C. Williams - Minnie Howard Campus 3701 W. Braddock Rd. Cultural Activities received re-accreditation WHPK Windmill Hill Park 501 S. Union St. from the Commission for Accreditation of WRFD Witter Recreational Fields 2700 Witter Dr. Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) in October 2014 by meeting 155 standards of effective and efficient operations. WRRC William Ramsay Recreation Center 5650 Sanger Ave. 1
4 aquatics MAke a splash! Learn to swim or enjoy a healthy aquatic workout while having fun. SWIMMING Have fun in the water while developing swimming readiness! The American Red Cross Aquatic Program consists of a series of skill- and age-appropriate activities designed to stimulate interest and motivate students to advance to the next level of instruction. Please note that each class may need to be repeated until the student is comfortable enough to progress to the next level. For help with placement or to schedule a free swim assessment, please call Children should have a physical examination prior to enrollment. To provide a learning environment free from distractions, parents are not permitted on pool deck during classes unless noted otherwise. Video and/or flash photography is limited to the first and last day of class. Chinquababies Ages 6-18 mos. with adult. Parent and Child Water Exploration. Parents receive information and practice techniques to help their child adjust to the water. A snug fitting bathing suit over a swim diaper is required. Each child must be accompanied by only one parent. Min 8/Max 20. No class 10/12, 12/ M 11:30am-12pm 9/21-11/9 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9:15-9:45am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 10:15-10:45am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9:15-9:45am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 10:15-10:45am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Chinquatots Ages mos. with adult. Parent and Child Water Exploration. Parents receive information and practice techniques to help their child adjust to water. A snug fitting bathing suit over a swim diaper is required. Each child must be accompanied by only one parent. Min 8/Max 20. No class 10/12,12/ M 10:50-11:20am 9/21-11/9 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9:45-10:15am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 10:45-11:15am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9:45-10:15am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 10:45-11:15am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Individual Swim Lessons For ages 3 & up. By appointment. 4 lessons: $60 ea. 8 lessons: $50 ea. Visit alexandriava.gov/aquatics or call for more information. Proud member of the USA Swimming Foundation s Make A Splash water safety initiative to teach every child to learn to swim and convey the importance of water safety. Seahorses Ages 3-5 with adult. Parent and Child Water Exploration. For children not ready to participate on their own, the instructor works closely with the parent and child to develop good water adjustment and safety skills. Only one parent is permitted in the pool area. Min 8/Max 18. No class 10/12,12/ M 12-12:30pm 9/21-11/9 7 $95 CQRC Sa 8:45-9:15am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 11:45am-12:15pm 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 12:15-12:45pm 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 8:45-9:15am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 11:45am-12:15pm 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 12:15-12:45pm 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Frogs Ages 3-5. Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills. The emphasis at this beginner level is successful water adjustment, safety skills and floating with support. Min 4/Max 6. No class 10/12, 12/26, 12/ M 12:35-1:05pm 9/21-11/9 7 $95 CQRC Tu 5-5:30pm 9/22-11/3 7 $95 CQRC Th 4:30-5pm 9/24-11/5 7 $95 CQRC Th 5-5:30pm 9/24-11/5 7 $95 CQRC Sa 8:30-9am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9:30-10am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 10:30-11am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 12-12:30pm 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Su 9:30-10am 9/27-11/8 7 $95 CQRC Su 10-10:30am 9/27-11/8 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9:30-10am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 10:30-11am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Su 9:30-10am 11/22-1/3 6 $79 CQRC Su 11-11:30am 11/22-1/3 6 $79 CQRC Salamanders Ages 3-5. Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills. For the child who is independent, with an emphasis on breath control, buoyancy, changing direction and water safety. Min 4/Max 7. No class 10/12, 12/26, 12/ M 1:10-1:40pm 9/21-11/9 7 $95 CQRC Tu 4:30-5pm 9/22-11/3 7 $95 CQRC Th 4-4:30pm 9/24-11/5 7 $95 CQRC Tu 5:30-6pm 9/22-11/3 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9-9:30am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 10-10:30am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 11:30am-12pm 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Su 9-9:30am 9/27-11/8 7 $95 CQRC Su 10:30-11am 9/27-11/8 7 $95 CQRC Th 6-6:30pm 9/24-11/5 7 $95 CQRC Sa 10-10:30am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 11-11:30am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Su 9-9:30am 11/22-1/3 6 $79 CQRC Su 10:30-11am 11/22-1/3 6 $79 CQRC 2 Fall 2015 Registration information on page 27.
5 aquatics Hammerheads Ages 4-6. Level 3 Stroke Development. For the child who can swim without support with an emphasis on breathing to the side, front and back crawl, treading water and water safety skills. Min 4/Max 7. No class 10/12, 12/26, 12/ M,W 5:30-6pm 9/21-10/14 7 $95 CQRC Tu 4-4:30pm 9/22-11/3 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9-9:30am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 10-10:30am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 12:30-1pm 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Su 10:30-11am 9/27-11/8 7 $95 CQRC M,W 5:30-6pm 10/19-11/9 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9-9:30am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 10-10:30am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 12:30-1pm 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Su 10:30-11am 11/22-1/3 6 $79 CQRC Crocodiles Ages Level 1 Introduction to Water Skills. The emphasis at this beginner level is successful water adjustment, safety skills and floating with support. Min 4/Max 6. No class 12/26, 12/ Tu 5:30-6pm 9/22-11/3 7 $95 CQRC Sa 11-11:30am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 12-12:30pm 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Su 10-10:30am 9/27-11/8 7 $95 CQRC Su 11:30am-12pm 9/27-11/8 7 $95 CQRC Sa 11-11:30am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 12-12:30pm 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Su 10-10:30am 11/22-1/3 6 $79 CQRC Su 11:30am-12pm 11/22-1/3 6 $79 CQRC Otters Ages Level 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills. For the child who is independent, with an emphasis on breath control, buoyancy, changing direction and water safety. Min 4/Max 7. No class 10/12, 12/26, 12/ M,W 4-4:30pm 9/21-10/14 7 $95 CQRC Th 5:30-6pm 9/24-11/5 7 $95 CQRC Sa 8:30-9am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9:30-10am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 11:30am-12pm 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Su 9:30-10am 9/27-11/8 7 $95 CQRC Su 11-11:30am 9/27-11/8 7 $95 CQRC M,W 4-4:30pm 10/19-11/9 7 $95 CQRC Sa 8:30-9am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 9:30-10am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Penguins Ages Level 3 Stroke Development. For the child who can swim without support with an emphasis on breathing to the side, front and back crawl, treading water and water safety skills. Min 4/Max 7. No class 10/12, 12/26, 12/ M,W 4:30-5pm 9/21-10/14 7 $95 CQRC Tu 6-6:30pm 9/22-11/3 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9:30-10am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 10:30-11am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 12-12:30pm 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Su 10-10:30am 9/27-11/8 7 $95 CQRC M,W 4:30-5pm 10/19-11/9 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9:30-10am 11/21-1/2 7 $79 CQRC Sa 10:30-11am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 12-12:30pm 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Su 10-10:30am 11/22-1/3 6 $79 CQRC Seals Ages Level 4 Stoke Improvement. For the swimmer to become more competent in front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, diving and water safety skills. Min 4/Max 7. No class 10/12, 12/ M,W 5-5:30pm 9/21-10/14 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9-9:30am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC Sa 11-11:30am 9/26-11/7 7 $95 CQRC M,W 5-5:30pm 10/19-11/9 7 $95 CQRC Sa 9-9:30am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Sa 11-11:30am 11/21-1/2 6 $79 CQRC Dolphins Ages Level 5 Stroke Refinement. Continue to refine strokes, surface dives and turns in preparation for swim team or fitness swimming. Min 4/ Max 8. No class 10/12, 12/ M,W 6:15-7pm 9/21-10/14 7 $115 CQRC Sa 8:15-9am 9/26-11/7 7 $115 CQRC Sa 12-12:45pm 9/26-11/7 7 $115 CQRC M,W 7-7:45pm 10/19-11/9 7 $115 CQRC Sa 8:15-9am 11/21-1/2 6 $99 CQRC Beginner Swimming Ages 14 & up. Levels 1 & 2 Introduction to Fundamental Aquatic Skills. Emphasis on water adjustment, breath control, buoyancy, changing direction and water safety. Min 4/Max 7. No class 10/ M,W 8-8:45pm 9/21-10/14 7 $115 CQRC Su 11:15am-12pm 9/27-11/8 7 $115 CQRC M,W 8-8:45pm 10/26-11/16 7 $115 CQRC Su 11:15am-12pm 11/22-1/3 7 $115 CQRC Advanced Beginner Swimming Ages 14 & up. Level 3 Introduction to Water Skills. The emphasis at this level is successful breathing to the side, front and back crawl, treading water and water safety skills. Min 4/Max 6. No class 10/ M,W 7:15-8pm 9/21-10/14 7 $115 CQRC Su 8:15-9am 9/27-11/8 7 $115 CQRC M,W 7:15-8pm 10/19-11/9 7 $115 CQRC Su 8:15-9am 11/22-1/3 7 $115 CQRC Swim Refinement Ages 14 & up. Level 4 Stroke Improvement. For the swimmer to become more competent in front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, diving, and water safety skills. Min 4/Max 6. No class 10/ M,W 6:30-7:15pm 9/21-10/14 7 $115 CQRC M,W 6:30-7:15pm 10/19-11/9 7 $115 CQRC 3
6 aquatics / exercise & fitness Aqua Aerobics Water Walking drop-in Ages 18 & up. Looking for a great workout without stress to joints or muscles? Water Walking is ideal for those arthritis, joint, hip or knee problems or for improving total well-being. Increase endurance, flexibility, balance and muscle tone. Instructor Coast to Coast Fitness. Min 6/Max 16. No class 11/ Tu,Th 10:45-11:45am 9/22-12/17 25 $189 CQRC Not Your Mother s Aqua Aerobics drop-in Ages 18 & up. Aquatic exercise for the 21st century. This invigorating shallow water fitness class is gentle on joints yet intense enough to challenge the fittest athletes. Get moving to music that motivates you while the water challenges your muscles. Swimming ability not required. Instructor Cindy Marisch. Min 10/Max 25. No class 11/ Tu,Th 6:30-7:30pm 9/22-12/17 25 $225 CQRC Tu,Th 7:30-8:30pm 9/22-12/17 25 $225 CQRC AM Aqua Aerobics drop-in Ages 18 & up. A great workout at your own pace! Designed to use water as the mode for resistance and training, all fitness levels and age groups are welcome, including deconditioned and new exercisers. Swimming ability not required. Instructor For Every Body Fitness. Min 10/Max 25. No class 10/12, 11/ M,W 9-10am 9/21-12/21 26 $235 CQRC F 9-10am 9/25-12/18 12 $109 CQRC drop-in $12 per Aqua Aerobics class ($15 for nonresidents). Subject to minimums and maximums. Deep Water Aqua Aerobics drop-in Ages 18 & up. Get fit in the water with cross-training! Basic boxing, kick, resistance and interval trainings strengthen the upper and lower body and abdominals while improving flexibility and cardiovascular health. Flotation and resistance equipment provided. Instructor For Every Body Fitness. Min 10/ Max 25. No class 11/26, 11/ W 6:30-7:30pm 9/23-12/23 14 $129 CQRC W 7:30-8:30pm 9/23-12/23 14 $129 CQRC Sa 8:15-9:15am 9/26-12/19 13 $119 CQRC Get in Deep with Candice drop-in Ages 18 & up. Experience an invigorating deep water workout in the diving well. This non-impact workout challenges all fitness levels. Incorporate cardiovascular work with resistance training, while using circuits, intervals and basic steady-paced work. Swimming ability not required. Flotation equipment provided. Instructor Candice Kaup. Min 15/Max 25. No class 10/ M 6:30-7:15pm 9/21-12/21 13 $119 CQRC M 7:30-8:15pm 9/21-12/21 13 $119 CQRC Aquatic Exercise for Seniors 55+ drop-in Ages 55 & up. Improve muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance without jumping, running or swimming. Eliminate joint aches, improve balance and minimize chances of falling. or call Instructor Candice Kaup, M.S. Min 15/Max 25. No class 11/ Tu,Th 8:15-9am 9/22-12/17 25 $195 CQRC Tu,Th 9:30-10:15am 9/22-12/17 25 $195 CQRC W 10:15-11am 9/23-12/16 13 $105 CQRC let s get physical! Instructors are ready to help you reach your fitness goals no matter how big or small. Improve strength, endurance, balance, flexibility and mind/body awareness. mind/body WELLNESS Power Core and More Ages 18 & up. Streamline your body! Improve strength, balance, flexibility and mind/body awareness. A powerful mix of muscle toning, yoga and the Joseph Pilates method combine strengthening exercises to firm muscles and abdominals. Meditations, deep stretches and breathing exercises relax the mind and body. Instructor Christie & Team. Min 7/Max 20. No class 10/13, 11/ F 7-4:45am 9/25-10/30 6 $45 CQRC F 7-7:45am 11/6-12/18 6 $45 CQRC To Yoga! Ages 18 & up. Ah... Monday is over. Time to relax. Breathe. Roll your shoulders. Stretch your spine. Physical therapy is mixed with yoga and a little humor. Connect not only your mind and body, but also connect with a great group of fellow students. Instructor Beth Kramer. Min 8/Max 20. No class 10/ M 6:30-7:30pm 9/21-12/14 12 $145 CQRC M 7:40-8:40pm 9/21-12/14 12 $145 CQRC Yoga in the Morning Ages 18 & up. Start the day off right and reduce stress. Practice posture and breathing techniques to reduce tension, improve circulation and learn to relax. Bring a towel or mat. Instructor For Every Body Fitness. Min 10/Max 30. No class 11/13, 11/ Tu,Th 9:15-10:15am 9/22-12/17 25 $225 CQRC Outdoor Yoga NEW! Ages 18 & up. Experience yoga under the blue sky and tall trees at Dora Kelley Nature Park! With nature as your play-list and inspiration, find strength, ease, and calm in the fresh air through seated and standing poses. Nature Trail Walk sections: A guided sequence of poses incorporate nature. All sections are appropriate for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring mat and water. Instructor Nicole Radshaw. Min 8/Max 16. Deck: Su 9:30-10:30am 9/13 1 $15 BFNC Su 9:30-10:30am 10/4 1 $15 BFNC Nature Trail Walk: Sa 9-10:15am 9/19 1 $19 BFNC Su 9:30-10:45am 10/18 1 $19 BFNC 4 Fall 2015
7 exercise & fitness CARDIO workout Zumba Kids Junior NEW! Ages 4-6. Kids get the chance to be active and jam out to their favorite songs, while developing a healthy lifestyle by making fitness fun. Classes will incorporate leadership, respect, teamwork, confidence, selfesteem, creativity, coordination, and cultural awareness through brokendown steps, games, activities and cultural exploration. Min 6/Max Sa 9-9:45am 9/26-10/17 4 $35 CQRC Zumba NEW! Ages 16 & up. Ditch the workout and party! Zumba infuses Latin Dances such as salsa, meringue, bachata, samba, reggaeton and even modern day hip hop. This intense workout helps you lose weight while having fun and learning basic Latin moves. Min 6/Max 25. No class 9/28, 10/1, 10/12, 10/15, 10/26, 10/29, 11/26, 12/10, 12/ M 6:15-7:15pm 9/21-12/7 9 $79 CHRC M,Th 6:15-7:15pm 9/21-12/7 16 $135 CHRC W 7-8pm 9/23-12/16 13 $115 CBRC Jazzercise Ages 16 & up. Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and effective total body workout. Combine dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of dancing, aerobic exercise, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. To register, contact Debbie Lynch at or Monthly (Easy Fitness Ticket) $45, 8 week pass $110, Walk-in $15. Min 5/Max 40. No class 9/1, 10/12, 11/3, 11/26, 11/27, 12/24, 12/25, 12/31. M,W 5:15-6:15pm 9/7-12/31 33 varies ODRC M,W 6:15-7:15pm 9/7-12/31 34 varies ODRC Tu 5-5:45pm 9/7-12/31 17 varies ODRC Th 6-7pm 9/7-12/31 17 varies ODRC Tu,Th 6:30-7:30pm 9/7-12/31 34 varies CBRC Sa 9-10am 9/7-12/31 16 varies NLRC Su 10-11am 9/7-12/31 16 varies NLRC Boxercise Fitness Ages 18 & up. This fun and effective form of cross-training incorporates a combination of boxing movements and aerobics while improving rhythm and coordination! Focus on upper body conditioning; cardiovascular fitness; and toning your arms, chest and abs. Box your way through a great workout! Min 5/Max 15. No class 10/12, 11/ M,W 6:30-7:30pm 9/21-10/26 11 $65 CHRC M,W 6:30-7:30pm 11/9-12/14 11 $65 CHRC Aerobic Dancing by Jacki Sorensen Ages 18 & up. Combine stretching & flexibility, core work, strength training and aerobic exercise into each class. Choreographed to upbeat and motivating music, participate at your own level for a safe, effective, get-it-all-together approach to fitness. Bring mat for floorwork; optional handheld weights. ACE Certified. Jackis.com. Min 5/Max 15. No class 10/12, 11/11, 11/25, 11/ M,W 9:30-10:30am 9/21-12/16 24 $195 LEEC M,W,F 9:30-10:30am 9/21-12/18 36 $259 LEEC W 6:30-7:30pm 9/23-12/16 11 $105 LEEC Senior Body Part Aerobics Ages 55 & up. This is an exciting, low impact chair aerobics workout with slow everyday movements to tone and sculpt the body. The use of chairs will aid in increasing balance, coordination, strength and flexibility. Come and join the fun with instructor Rodney Bates as you laugh and socialize while engaging in this fun fitness program that is designed for senior health and wellness. Min 4/Max 20. No class 9/7, 10/ M,F 10-11am 9/4-9/28 7 $29 WRRC M,F 10-11am 10/2-10/26 7 $29 WRRC M,F 10-11am 11/2-11/27 8 $35 WRRC CARDIO & strength Mi Ki Do Ruff & Tumble Ages 3-5. Want your child to develop skills in teamwork, focus and fitness? Build a foundation in these important life skills in a lively, fun martial arts-infused program. The four major components of fitness are emphasized: endurance, flexibility, strength and coordination. Instructors National Champion Umaer Haq and Maria Hess, Hess Fitness Inc. Min 7/Max 20. No class 11/ Sa 10-11am 9/26-11/14 8 $105 CQRC Sa 9-10am 11/21-12/19 4 $55 CQRC Tae Kwon Do for Kids Ages Introduce your child to various martial arts from around the world with emphasis in Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, self-defense and fitness. Uniform and gloves may be purchased from instructor. Instructors National Champion Umaer Haq and Maria Hess, Hess Fitness Inc. Min 7/Max W 6-7pm 9/23-11/11 8 $105 CQRC W 6-7pm 11/25-12/16 4 $55 CQRC Sports Fitness Training NEW! Ages Want to improve conditioning during the off-season or looking to get in better shape? Get into game shape with a culmination of cardiovascular, strength, speed, and agility workouts designed to help you get stronger, faster, and in overall good condition. Come dressed in athletic apparel. Instructor Hoop Life. Min 10/Max 20. No class 11/ Sa 11:45am-12:45pm 9/26-11/28 9 $180 NLRC Teen Fitness Circuit Training NEW! Ages This cardio and weight training exercise program uses a Cybex Plate Loaded Circuit and Cardio Equipment in a timed interval system to increase endurance, burn calories, strengthen muscles, toning, and improve flexibility. Min 4/Max Tu 6-7pm 9/8-9/29 4 $15 WRRC Tu 6-7pm 10/6-10/27 4 $15 WRRC Tu 6-7pm 11/3-11/24 4 $15 WRRC H.I.I.T. Fit NEW! Ages 18 & up. Increase your metabolism! Sculpt lean muscles! Improve your cardiovascular performance! High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) is a highly efficient workout with maximum results. Participate at your own comfort level and see and feel the difference it makes! Min 4/Max Tu 6-7pm 10/6-11/24 8 $99 CHRC 5
8 exercise & fitness FXP Hula Hoop Fitness NEW! Ages 18 & up. Enjoy a different spin on fitness! This low impact high intensity (HIIT) class uses a weighted hoop for cardio circuits and incorporates Pilates, Barre and Yoga-inspired moves to work the core, increase flexibility and balance, while strengthening and toning the entire body. Just bring water and a yoga mat.instructor Marilyn Myers. Min 3/Max 10. No class 10/ M 6:30-7:30pm 9/21-12/21 13 $185 LEEC Cardio Blast N Body Tone Ages 18 & up. Get all your workout needs from one class - cardiovascular conditioning and fat burning! Muscle toning and strengthening exercises are emphasized using hand weights, ankle weights and resistance bands. Ab work, core training and relaxation techniques refresh you for the entire day! Instructor Christie & Team. Min 12/Max 20. No class 10/12, 11/ M,W,F 6:05-7am 9/21-10/31 17 $99 CQRC M,W,F 6:05-7am 11/9-12/18 17 $99 CQRC Tabata with Tammy NEW! Ages 18 & up. This is the workout fitness experts have been raving about! Tabata features 20 second intervals of intense exercise, followed by 110 seconds of rest, repeated eight times. These bursts of exercise will torch calories and strength your entire body. Min 10/Max 15. No class 11/ Tu,Th 6:05-7am 9/15-10/29 14 $125 CQRC Tu,Th 6:05-7am 11/3-12/22 14 $125 CQRC Pure Muscle and Core Strength NEW! Ages 18 & up. Tone and build muscles and shape your body to burn more calories and build strong bones. Core strengthening for a flatter, stronger belly and balance and stability drills to challenge major and minor muscles. No cardio but be prepared to sweat. Instructor Christie & Team. Min 7/Max 15. No class 10/ M,W 7-7:45am 9/21-10/28 11 $79 CQRC M,W 7-7:45am 11/9-12/18 12 $85 CQRC Gladiator Fitness Boot Camp Ages 18 & up. Want to feel energized, confident and stronger? Accomplish more than you thought possible in the Boot Camp of the Discovery Channel. Nutritional counseling and meal planning guidance included. Pricing varies by commitment. Register at gladiatorfitness.net or Min 10/Max 40. M-F 5:30-6:30am 9/21-11/25 48 varies GWMS Stroller Strides Ages 18 & up. Getting in shape after giving birth can be tough, especially with a baby! This total fitness program includes power walking/running and resistance body toning using a stroller. All you need is your baby, a stroller that isn t prone to tipping, water and a towel or mat for ground exercises. First class is free. Register at arlington-alexandria.fit4mom.com, or Min 1/Max 35. No class 11/27, 12/18. M-F 9:30-10:30am 9/7-11/16 51 WHPK M-F 9:15-11am 11/16-12/31 34 LEEC M-F 9:30-10:30am 9/7-11/16 51 BBPK The Sergeant s Program Ages 18 & up. Want a great workout with results? Since 1984, The Sergeant s Program has been providing results in a fun physical fitness regime designed for adults of all fitness levels. Each session includes a warm up, running and calisthenics to strengthen major muscle groups and increase cardiovascular capacity. Register at sarge.com or call BOOTCAMP for a free 1-week trial. Prices vary by commitment. Min 10/Max 30. No class 11/26. M-F 5:45-6:45am 9/21-12/1 51 CQPK Adult Weight Training Ages 18 & up. Burn calories, strengthen and tone muscles and improve flexibility with cardio and weight training. Increase your endurance while getting fit! Min 4/Max 20. No class 11/ Th 7-8pm 9/3-9/24 4 $35 WRRC Th 7-8pm 10/1-10/22 4 $35 WRRC Th 7-8pm 11/5-11/19 3 $29 WRRC Senior Weight Training NEW! 55+ Ages 55 & up. Strengthen and tone muscles while improving flexibilty. This Cardio and weight training curriculum is designed for older adults to increase endurance and burn calories using a timed interval system. Min 4/Max W 12-1pm 9/2-9/23 4 $35 WRRC W 12-1pm 10/7-10/28 4 $35 WRRC W 12-1pm 11/4-11/25 4 $35 WRRC Functional Fitness for Older Adults 55+ Ages 55 & up. Improve your independence and meet your functional goals. Help improve upper and lower body strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Safe and effective physical activity improves your physical health and enhances psychological well-being. Instructor Fitness For Older Adults. Min 7/Max Tu,Th 9:05-10:05am 9/22-11/24 19 $195 CHRC Boost your workout with a pass to a Fitness Room! Conveniently located and designed to fit your schedule and budget, fitness rooms contain what you need to get fit. Stop by for a tour today. Neighborhood Recreation Center (Charles Houston, Cora Kelly, Nannie J. Lee and William Ramsay) Day: $5/$10 Month: $40/$80 per 3 mos. 6-month: $75/$150 Annual Pass: $125/$250 Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility (includes access to open swim & saunas) Day: $8/$12 Month: $50/$100 per mo. 6-month: $250/$500 Annual Pass: $450/$ Days for $30 Residents, purchase a 1-month Chinquapin pass in October for just $30, a 40% discount! (First time passholders.) Prices listed as Resident/Nonresident. City residents 55 & older are eligible for a 20% discount. Call for information and pass options. 6 Fall 2015 Registration information on page 27.
9 sports classes & leagues Go team! For toddlers, youth, teens and adults, sports leagues and classes help build camaraderie, new skills and fun competition in a variety of sports. tumbling & CHEER CLASSES Mom/Dad & Me Tumbling Ages 2½-4 with adult. Forward rolls, handstands and bridges are the fundamentals introduced in a fun, playful setting. This class will include a group warm-up and individual drills with parent participation. Instructor TSP Team. Min 10/Max 15. No class 10/10, 11/ Sa 9:30-10:20am 9/26-12/19 11 $149 CHRC Basic Tumbling Ages 5-8. Beginner tumblers will start learning basic techniques, such as forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands and bridges. A fun warm-up exercise will help athletes attain these skills. Instructor TSP Team. Min 10/Max 15. No class 10/10, 11/ Sa 10:30-11:20am 9/26-12/19 11 $149 CHRC Tumbling I Ages Cartwheels, bridge kick-overs and round-offs will be covered for intermediate tumblers. A fun warm-up exercise will help athletes attain these skills. Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Tumbling and demonstration of skills. Instructor TSP Team. Min 10/Max 15. No class 10/10, 11/ Sa 11:30am-12:20pm 9/26-12/19 11 $149 CHRC Tumbling II Ages Back-walkovers, round-offs, back handsprings, front-walkovers, and round-off back handsprings are just a few of the skills that athletes will try. A fun warm-up exercise will help athletes attain these skills. Prerequisite: Completion of Tumbling I and demonstration of skills. Instructor TSP Team. Min 10/Max 15. No class 10/10, 11/ Sa 12:30-1:20pm 9/26-12/19 11 $149 CHRC Tumbletastic Tumblers NEW! Ages Learn beginner level tumbling skills such as forward rolls, cartwheels, round-offs and bridge kickovers. Once participants develop these skills, they will be ready to learn intermediate skills such as back walkover, front walkover and combination skills. Min 5/Max Tu 4-5pm 9/8-9/29 4 $55 NLRC Tu 4-5pm 10/6-10/27 4 $55 NLRC Tu 4-5pm 11/3-11/24 4 $55 NLRC Tumbletastic Tumblers II NEW! Ages Learn intermediate level tumbling skills such as a back walkover and front walkover. Once participants develop these skills, they will be ready to learn additional skills such as standing back handspring and round-off back handspring. Prerequisite: Completion of Tumbletastic Tumblers or equivalent. Min 5/Max 10. No class 11/ Th 4-5pm 9/10-10/1 4 $55 NLRC Th 4-5pm 10/8-10/29 4 $55 NLRC Th 4-5pm 11/5-12/3 4 $55 NLRC Acrobatics I Ages 5-7. Learn basic acrobatics including cartwheels, rounds-offs, back bends, hand stands, headstands, front/back walkovers, forward/backward rolls. Learn to execute flexibility, strength and balance while improving physical coordination and mental concentration. Instructor Megan Lively. Min 5/Max 10. No class 11/ W 5-6pm 9/23-12/16 12 $159 CHRC Acrobatics II Ages Learn leaps, front/back walkovers, valdez, partnering techniques and combination routines. Execute flexibility, strength and balance while improving physical coordination and mental concentration. Prerequisite: completion of Acrobatics I or prior equivalent training. Instructor Megan Lively. Min 5/Max 10. No class 11/ W 6-7pm 9/23-12/16 12 $159 CHRC Acrobatics III Intermediate Ages Refine leaps, jumps, hand-stands, and valdez. Learn front/back walkovers, front/back handsprings and aerials. Partnering techniques and combination routines while advancing flexibility, strength, balance, physical coordination and mental concentration. Prerequisite: Completion of Acrobatics II or equivalent training. Instructor Megan Lively. Min 5/Max 10. No class 11/ W 7-8pm 9/23-12/16 12 $159 CHRC Cheerleading Fundamentals NEW! Ages Learn moves, jumps, and the conditioning your body needs to become a GREAT cheerleader! Join the fun for practice workouts and to increase your skills whether you are considering becoming a cheerleader or just for fun. Participants will learn cheer motions, basic stunts, and choreography. Wear shorts and tennis shoes. Min 20/Max Sa 1-6pm 9/12-9/12 1 $35 CHRC Sa 1-6pm 9/19-9/19 1 $35 MVRC Sa 1-6pm 9/26-9/26 1 $35 WRRC Sa 1-6pm 10/3-10/3 1 $35 CKRC soccer CLASSES Soccer Tots Ages 2-5. Specialized for our youngest age group, a variety of fun games are professionally designed to delight and engage kids in physical education. A non-competitive environment and fun are encouraged above all else to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness and create self-confidence. Instructor TSP Team. Min 10/Max 15. No class 10/ F 11-11:45am 9/25-11/20 8 $125 NLRC 7
10 sports classes & leagues Excite Soccer Ages 3-6. Develop mental, physical and social abilities through creative games and activities taught by highly experienced staff, who are trained to work with young children. Learn individual skills and teamwork and, most importantly, have fun! Master basic coordination and agility with and without a soccer ball in a confidence-building environment. Instructor Excite Soccer. Min 10/Max 20. No class 10/ Sa 4-4:45pm 9/26-11/7 7 $125 BOPK UK Petite Parent & Child Soccer Ages 2-3 with adult. Play soccer with your child! Activities are fantasybased, involving role-playing, and are designed to teach the game of soccer while having fun! Come learn from qualified British coaches. Bring a drink, shin guards and a smile! Register at ukelite.com or call Min 6/Max 20. No class 10/10. F 4-5pm 9/25-10/30 6 $95 BEPK Sa 9-9:30am 9/26-11/21 8 $125 BBPK UK Elite Petite Soccer Ages 3-6. Kick! Play! Run! Activities are fantasy-based, involving roleplaying, designed to maximize each player s ball touches, and taught by professional British coaches. Parents are welcome to stay and join in the fun. Bring a drink, shin guards and a smile! Register at ukelite.com or Min 6/Max 20. No class 10/10. F 5-5:45pm 9/25-10/30 6 $95 BEPK F 6-6:45pm 9/25-10/30 6 $95 BEPK Sa 3-3:45pm 9/26-11/21 8 $125 BBPK Sa 4-4:45pm 9/26-11/21 8 $125 BBPK UK Elite Individual Player Development NEW! Ages 5-8. Focus on specific areas of strength and development. Designed to drill down the specific detail required to perfect areas of the game, each player will develop their technique, muscle memory and the ability to be consistent. Register at ukelite.com or Min 6/Max 16. No class 10/11. Su 4-5pm 9/27-11/22 8 $125 BBPK Su 5-6pm 9/27-11/22 8 $125 BBPK Challenger Sports British Soccer Ages 2-9. Fun games, skill building activities and new friends! Classes are taught by Challenger Sports British Soccer instructors. Bring a soccer ball. Register at challengersports.com or , ext Instructor Challenger Sports. Ages 2-3. Min 5/Max 20. Th 9-9:45am 9/24-11/5 7 $105 CQPK Su 9-9:45am 9/27-11/8 7 $105 CQPK Ages 4-5. Min 5/Max 20. Th 10-11am 9/24-11/5 7 $115 CQPK Su 10-11am 9/27-11/8 7 $115 CQPK Ages 6-9. Min 8/Max 20. Su 11am-12:15pm 9/27-11/8 7 $125 CQPK racquet sport CLASSES Future Stars Tennis Ages 4-5. Introduce your child to the exciting game of tennis! Constant activity, colorful teaching aids, exercises and fun games teach teamwork while improving concentration and motor learning development. Instructor Tennis on the Move. Min 5/Max Th 4-5pm 9/24-10/15 4 $85 MHPK Advanced Juniors Tennis NEW! Ages Learn and refine tennis skills. First timers will work on tennis stroke fundamentals and enhancement of the forehand, backhand, approach shot, volley, serve, and return of serve. Players will also learn scoring and court awareness while building a solid foundation of consistency, placement, spins and power. Instructor Tennis on the Move. Min 6/Max Th 5-6pm 9/24-10/15 4 $85 MHPK Beginners Tennis NEW! 18 & up. Learn tennis fundamentals through reinforcement of intermediate tennis techniques. Forehand and backhand ground strokes, volleys, serves, lobs and overheads will be covered, as well as offensive and defensive strategies. Min 6/Max Th 6-8pm 9/24-10/15 4 $125 MHPK Individual Racquetball Lessons NEW! All Ages. For players of all levels looking to improve or learn the game of racquetball. Our teaching pro will help you improve your speed, technique, and endurance. Individual lessons are the best and fastest way to improve your overall game performance and receive a total body workout. $199 for package of 4 one-hour lessons. Dates and times by appointment M-Su by appointment 4 $199 CQRC FENCING CLASSES Nerf Fencing NEW! Ages Students will learn the basic stance, lunge, parries and attacks, as well as the basic concepts of fencing. All ages will use Nerf foam sabers and have the option to wear fencing equipment. Instructor TSP Team. Min 10/Max W 3:30-4:30pm 9/23-11/11 8 $115 CQRC Fencing NEW! Ages 9 & up. Known as the physical game of chess and one of the safest sports, fencing provides a tremendous physical and mental workout for all ages and athletic abilities. Students will gain knowledge of the fundamentals of fencing and learn the basic rules of etiquette and terminology. Instructor Virginia Academy of Fencing. Min 8/Max 16. No class 11/27. Ages F 5-6pm 9/25-10/30 6 $65 ODRC Ages 14 & up F 6-7pm 9/25-10/30 6 $65 ODRC 8 Fall 2015 Registration information on page 27.
11 sports classes & leagues Fencing for Youth Ages Learn the principles of footwork, strategy and technique. Foils, masks and jackets provided (no rental fee). Please wear comfortable athletic clothing. Court shoes or cross trainers recommended. $10 noncompetitive U.S. Fencing membership required (details at first class session). Instructor Olde Town Fencing Club. Min 2/Max 15. No class 10/ M 7:15-8:15pm 9/21-11/16 10 $85 CHRC Fencing for Adults Age 16 & up. Learn the principles of footwork, strategy and technique. Foils, masks and jackets provided (no rental fee). Students should wear comfortable, athletic clothing. Court shoes or cross trainers recommended. $10 non-competitive U.S. Fencing membership required (details at first class session). Instructor Olde Town Fencing Club. Min 2/Max W 7-8pm 9/23-11/11 8 $69 CHRC ADDITIONAL sports CLASSES Lil Pro Sports Ages 3-4. Have fun and learn the basics of basketball, baseball, tennis and volleyball in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of sports. Have fun and meet new friends. Min 5/Max W 10-10:45am 9/9-11/11 10 $149 NLRC Jump Shots for Tots Ages 3-6. Play in fun basketball skill-building games to create or fuel a passion for the game of basketball. Come dressed in athletic apparel. Instructor Hoop Life. Min 10/Max 20. No class 11/ Sa 10:30-11:30am 9/26-11/28 9 $135 NLRC Just for Kids Lacrosse NEW! Ages 4-8. Learn the fundamentals of lacrosse or practice and improve what you already know. Improve stick work, passing, shooting on goal, comprehension of the rules of the game and physical conditioning. Open to all skill levels and supports players already in local leagues. Register at coachjohnjenkins.com or Min 10/Max 15. Girls Sa 10:30-11:15am 9/12-11/14 10 $275 BEPK Boys Sa 11:15am-12pm 9/12-11/14 10 $300 BEPK Just For Kids Football/Rugby NEW! Ages 4½-9. Learn football and rugby skills, or practice and improve what you already know. Focus on kicking, passing and receiving skills while learning the rules of each game and enhancing physical conditioning. Classes will begin with stretching and end with simulated games. Register at coachjohnjenkins.com or Min 10/Max 15. Sa 9:45-10:30am 9/12-11/14 10 $275 BEPK Floor Hockey Fanatics NEW! Ages Pass! Shoot! Score! Learn the fundamentals while playing scrimmages with friends. The program s structure allows boys and girls nonpressure learning and fast pace of play, centered on ball control, quick passing, and lots of action. Min 6/Max W 6:30pm-7:30pm 10/14-11/11 5 $75 CBRC Intro to HER Sports Clinic NEW! Ages Young girls have the opportunity to explore and embrace a variety of sports, such as basketball, softball, cheerleading and gymnastics. This is a pre-requisite class for HER Sports Clinic II which will be held in the Winter season. Min 10/Max Sa 1-3pm 9/12-9/12 1 $15 NLRC Self-Defense Basics NEW! Ages 18 & up. Learn the basics of Jujitsu: avoiding and redirecting an attack and controling an attacker by applying your strengths. Discuss the ethics of when to apply force, and how self-defense is veiwed. Min 6/Max Sa 10am-12pm 9/12-11/21 11 $135 MVRC SPORTS LEAGUES Youth Cheerleading Ages 5-16 as of April 30, Learn basic cheerleading skills and techniques. Teams are formed and practices are held at neighborhood recreation centers. Three divisions include: Pee Wee (ages 8 & under); Youth (ages 12 & under) and Junior (ages 16 & under). Practice schedules vary by center. Teams compete in two local competitions and other events. Competition and uniform fees apply. Open to City of Alexandria residents only Varies 3-6pm 9/21-4/30 Free Varies Winter Basketball League Ages 7-17 as of March 31, Teams are formed in the 8, 10, 12, 14 and 17 & under leagues. Boys ages will be formed by skill assessment and draft system. Important dates: Registration 9/15 11/15. Practices begin week of 12/7. Games begin week of 1/9. Open to City of Alexandria residents only TBD TBD 12/1-3/15 $75 Varies Girls Flag Football League NEW! Ages 7-12 as of Oct. 1, Teams will be formed by recreation districts divided into two divisions: ages 7-9 and Practice days will vary from team to team. League games will be played on Saturday. Min 40/Max 100. Open to City of Alexandria residents only Sa 9am-12pm 9/7-10/24 7 $75 GWMS Girls Volleyball League Ages 9-14 as of Dec. 31, Teams will be formed by recreation districts in two divisions: National (ages 9-11) and American (12-14). Practices will take place on Sundays with games on Thursdays and Fridays. Practice and game locations include MHHS, CHRC, JPES, and JHES. Open to City of Alexandria residents only. Min 40/Max Th,F 6-9pm 9/20-12/18 39 $75 Varies Boys Volleyball League NEW! Ages 9-14 as of Dec. 31, Teams will be formed by recreation districts in be two divisions: National (ages 9-11) and American (12-14). Practices will take place on Sundays with games on Thursdays and Fridays. Practice and game locations include MHHS, CHRC, JPES, and JHES. Open to City of Alexandria residents only. Min 40/Max Th,F 6-9pm 9/20-12/18 39 $75 Varies 9
12 sports classes & leagues Miracle League of Alexandria TR Ages 6 & up. Play baseball regardless of ability or mental/physical challenges, in this non-competitive environment. A buddy assists each player in hitting, fielding and running the bases. Players develop self-esteem while learning, exercising, and making new friends - turning miracles into reality! $30 discount for current Alexandria Therapeutic Recreation participants. Min 10/Max F,Sa 5:30-7pm 9/18-10/24 12 $65 LCCM 4-on-4 Fall Coed Volleyball Ages 18 & up. This 4-on-4 competitive league will be played under the recognized USVBA rules and regulations with each team allowed a maximum of 6 players. Register by team. For more information, contact Cisco Fabian at Min 5/Max 10 teams W 6-9pm 10/7-11/25 8 $249 CKRC Winter Coed Volleyball Ages 18 & up. Each team will play 10 regular season games. The top 4 teams in each division (Recreation-Tuesday & Competitive-Wednesday) will advance to playoffs. Team rosters are limited to a maximum of 6 men/ women and a minimum of 4 men/women. Registration: 10/1-11/30. League Play: Jan. - March Register by team Tu, W 6:30-10pm 1/4-3/31 $495 MHPK Coed Basketball Ages 18 & up. Each team will play 6 regular season games. All teams will advance to playoffs. Team rosters are limited to a maximum of 15 players and a minimum of 7. Registration: 10/1-12/30. League Play: Jan. - March Tu 6:30-10pm 1/4-3/31 $495 JHES Men s Basketball Ages 18 & up. Each team will play 10 regular season games. Top 4 teams in each division (Recreation & Competitive) will advance to playoffs. Team rosters are limited to a maximum of 15 players and a minimum of 7. Registration: 10/1-11/30. League Play: Jan. - March Register by team M-Th 6:30-10pm 1/4-3/31 $755 GWMS/ FHMS Men s 50 & Over Basketball NEW! Ages 50 & up. Each team will play 6 regular season games. All teams will advance to playoffs. Team rosters are limited to a maximum of 15 players and a minimum of 7. Teams will be formed through a draft. Registration: 10/1-11/30. League Play: Jan. - March Register individually M 6:30-10pm 1/4-3/31 $75/player JHES TOURNAMENTS Duck and Dodge Dodgeball Tournament NEW! Ages 18 & up. Will you be the last one standing? Let the inner child out and join in the fun! Use teamwork and strategy to win the team trophy in this double elimination tournament. Register as a team with a maximum of 6 players. Min 5/Max 10 teams Sa 2:30-6pm 10/3 1 $155 CHRC Racquetball Tournament NEW! Ages 18 & up. Join in the fun with this double elimination tournament for singles and doubles, divided by age groups: Men and/or Women 18 34, 35 50, and 66 & over. Tournament will be played Saturday and/or Sunday. The bracket draw will be done one week in advance. Registration: August - September Sa, Su 9am-6pm 10/10-10/11 2 $35 CQRC Alexandria Big Chill Rugby Tournaments NEW! Ages 18 & up. Compete in a minimum of 3 games in either the Men s or Women s division. Teams rosters are limited to a maximum of 12 players. Tournament will be played Saturday and/or Sunday. Registration: 10/1-11/30. Register by team. Max 8 teams per division. Coed 6-on-6 Touch Sa, Su 9am-6pm 1/23-1/24 2 $255 TBD Women s 7-on-7 Tackle Sa, Su 9am-6pm 1/23-1/24 2 $255 TBD Men s 7-on-7 Tackle Sa, Su 9am-6pm 1/23-1/24 2 $255 TBD PARTNErS Alexandria Little League Baseball Ages 8-16 as of December 31, AA, AAA, Majors and Junior Leagues. Register at AlexandriaBaseball.com. Alexandria Boxing Club Ages Learn basic boxing skills. Mon-Fri, 6-8 pm. For information, call Alexandria Lacrosse Club Boys: Grades 1-8. Girls: Grades 3-8. To register, call or visit alexandrialacrosse.com. Alexandria Soccer Association Ages For information about recreation soccer for boys and girls of all abilities, call KICK or visit Alexandria-Soccer.com. Alexandria Rugby Club Register for programs for youth and adults at alexandriarugby.org. Sports Hotlines For weather and field closure updates, call: YOUTH: ADULT MEN S: ADULT COED & WOMEN S: Fall 2015 Registration information on page 27.
13 sports classes & leagues / camps OPEN PLAY SPORTS Teen Strobe Light Mat Ball NEW! Ages Think you can win a game of mat ball amidst strobe lights and Hip Hop music? This is a sport unlike any you ve ever experienced, so bring your competitive edge and get ready for some crazy fun. Min 36/Max F 6:30-8:30pm 11/6 1 $5 WRRC F 6:30-8:30pm 11/13 1 $5 WRRC F 6:30-8:30pm 11/20 1 $5 WRRC F 6:30-8:30pm 11/27 1 $5 WRRC Adult Volleyball drop-in Ages 18 & up. Ideal for players who enjoy regulation volleyball games with a competitive edge. Stay fit, meet new people and have fun while doing so. Open to all ability levels. Nonresidents $10. Min 15/Max F 7-8:30pm 9/11-12/18 $5 MVRC Racquetball Challenge Ladder NEW! All Ages. Stay fit and meet new people playing the fun and challenging sport of racquetball. New and experienced players are welcome ongoing ladder ranking system will match singles players with similar ability levels while improving each player s skill. Free to join ladder rankings. Equipment is available. A welcome with instructions will be sent upon registration. Rock Your Park September 8 November 29 Families, friends and neighbors of all ages are encouraged to be active by playing soccer, lacrosse, touch football, rugby, and more. Witter Recreational Fields & Ben Brenman Soccer Field Monday - Friday, 8am 2pm Jefferson Houston School & Eugene Simpson Soccer Field 1 Saturdays & Sundays, 4 7pm Rock Your Park with free community open play days. Visit for usage guidelines By appointment $4/person/match CQRC MAKE MEMORIES AND A NEW BFF! Designed to promote social development and creative learning, our wide variety of camps is sure to spark your child s interest. winter break camps Hoop Life Winter Basketball Camp Ages If your child has a love for the game of basketball, they won t want to miss this structured, fundamentals camp. All coaches have playing and/or coaching experience in higher levels of basketball ranging from high school to the NBA. At the end of camp, your child will have improved skills, greater knowledge, and a heightened passion for the game. Instructor Hoop Life. Min 10/Max M-W 9am-4pm 12/21-12/23 3 $150 GWMS Splashball Camp NEW! Ages 5-9. Splashball introduces young swimmers to the sport of water polo. Participants will learn basic skills and an understanding of the sport in a recreational format. Splashball harnesses all the fun of this competitive game in a safe, easy-to-learn aquatic experience that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit. Additional $35 membership fee due to USA Water Polo Association. Min 10/Max M-Th 9am-12pm 12/28-12/31 4 $199 CQRC Abrakadoodle Winter Break Camp Ages Ready, Set, Create! Create unique Bull s Eye painting with interesting effects that disappear then magically re-appear when we paint! Study Natasha Westcoat while using colorful swirls, Paul Klee and his unusual self-portraits, Wolf Kahn and his bands of color and more! Min 5/Max M-W 9am-3pm 12/21-12/23 3 $175 CHRC 11
14 enrichment Brush up on current skills or learn something new. Our enrichment and continuing education programs will supply you with the knowledge you re seeking. education Horsing Around Ages Learn how to independently halter, lead, and ride horses! In addition, learn about environmental activities as an added bonus! The Hideaway Horse Center engages youth in horse-realted activities in a safe and interactive environment. Min 10/Max F 3:30-6:30pm 9/18-11/20 10 $155 CHRC Youth Achieving Greatness Ages Participants will be thoroughly engaged in structured enrichment activities to increase their learning, independence, social, and leadership skills in a small group setting (1:15 staff to child ratio). This specialized program will be FUN with a PURPOSE which integrates a variety of activities, such as tutoring, physical fitness, cooking, chess, gymnastics, music, cooperative games and much more! Min 30/Max 60. No class 10/12, 11/3, 11/ M-F 2:30-6pm 9/8-12/18 74 $365 NLRC Babysitter Training Ages Get certified from the American Red Cross and grow your babysitting business. Learn to: respond with first aid; rescue breathing; make good decisions under pressure; communicate effectively with parents; recognize safety and hygiene issues; manage young children; feed, diaper and care for infants; and start your own babysitting business. Min 4/Max Tu,Th 6-8pm 9/22-10/1 4 $75 CHRC Tu,Th 6-8pm 11/3-11/12 4 $75 CHRC B.E.A.R. Ages 1-5 with adult. Be Enchanted About Reading is a story time with a twist of enchantment. Come listen as your favorite stories and fairy tales come to life as the reader acts out the story in full costume. Join in on the fun and wear your own costume. Min 10/Max Th 10:30-11:30am 9/10-9/24 3 $35 NLRC Th 10:30-11:30am 10/8-10/22 3 $35 NLRC Th 10:30-11:30am 11/5-11/19 3 $35 NLRC Th 10:30-11:30am 12/3-12/17 3 $35 NLRC V CITY OF ALEXANDRIA I A I R G I N Stay Connected! The City of Alexandria invites you to connect, share, and stay informed through City social media sites, enews alerts, videos, RSS feeds and more! alexandriava.gov/facebook alexandriava.gov/enews alexandriava.gov/twitter alexandriava.gov/rss alexandriava.gov/youtube Choose to receive all city news or select the events, programs and services that interest you most. SOCIALize Zumbini NEW! Ages 0-3 with adult. Have fun with the toddler in your life in this structured play time. A combination of Zumba music, dancing, singing and play create a fun and energetic class you re both sure to love. Each child must be accompanied by one adult. Min 6/Max Sa 9-9:45am 10/24-11/14 4 $35 CQRC Kid Rock Social Hour Ages 0-4. It s never too early to help your children learn social skills. This unstructured playgroup encourages development through music, movement and play. Drop-ins welcome on Fridays, $5 each. Min 10/Max 35. No program 10/12, 11/ M,W 10am-12pm 9/7-11/4 18 $49 MVRC M,W,F 10am-12pm 9/7-11/13 30 $79 MVRC Sa 10am-12pm 9/12-12/5 13 $39 MVRC Soft Time Players drop-in Ages 0-5 with adult. Run, jump, tumble and have fun! This unstructured drop in playgroup encourages motor skill development on three-dimensional mats. An adult must accompany each child/family, socks are required for all. Fee for additional chaperones. Please call ahead for availability. Max 16. M-F 9am-9pm ½hr. $5ea. CHRC Sa 9am-6pm ½hr. $5ea. CHRC Su 1-5pm ½hr. $5ea. CHRC M-Th 9am-8:30pm ½hr. $5ea. CQRC F-Su 9am-5:30pm ½hr. $5ea. CQRC Lil Gymmies drop-in Ages 2-5 with adult. Toys, balls, hula hoops, moon bounce inflatables and more! Children learn foundation skills in movement and gain confidence to play in a wide range of activities. Chaperones are free with each child. $10 per nonresident. Min 10/Max 100. M-W,Sa 9am-12pm 1/5-12/30 1hr. $5ea. CHRC Sa 9:30am-12:30pm 9/5-12/12 1hr. $5ea. CKRC Cora Kelly Teen Club Ages in grades 6-9. The supervised teen lounge is the perfect place to hang out with friends, playing table games, video games and more. Daily activities include homework time and social interaction to encourage personal growth and success. No class 10/12, 11/26, 11/27, 12/24, 12/25. Min 20/Max M-F 3:30-7:30pm 9/8-6/24 $199 CKRC Adult Social Club TR Ages 18 & up for participants with cognitive and developmental delays. Develop leisure and recreational interests, awareness and life skills through activities, special events and outings in the Metropolitan area. Because an assessment is required, online registration is not available. Min 10/Max 40. No class 10/10, 10/24, 10/ Sa 11am-4pm 9/12-11/21 8 $79 NLRC 12 Fall 2015 Registration information on page 27.
15 enrichment / creative & performing arts technology Minecraft Animation NEW! Ages 6-9. Students will be introduced to basic animation techniques using Minecraft characters and stages. They ll expand their observation skills and imagination by studying motion and how it influences animation.students will create various short animation exercises and projects by applying basic acting theories and animation principles to scenes they create. Instructor C3 Cyber Club Inc. Min 8/Max Sa 9:15-10:15am 9/19-10/24 6 $149 NLRC Sa 10:30-11:30am 9/19-10/24 6 $149 NLRC Engineering Fundamentals Using LEGO NEW! Ages Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture to projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Instructor Play-Well TEKnologies. Min 11/Max Th 6-7:30pm 9/24-11/12 8 $195 CBRC Dog Parks in Alexandria See pages for Fenced and Unfenced Dog Areas. Unfenced Dog Areas are designated spaces for dogs and their owners to exercise and recreate without disrupting other uses of the parks. Please respect leash laws when using other park areas. Visit alexandriava.gov/dogs for directions to dog parks. To receive the Dog Park brochure, call DOG TRAINING Family Dog I All Ages. Whether starting or continuing training, teach your dog the fundamentals of good manners and life skills - sit, down, stay, come, attention, polite greetings, walking nicely on leash, and more. Classes are small, fun and effective. Attendance required at the first class, dogs DO NOT attend. Receive reading material and easy, important assignments. Instructor Sandy Modell. Min 4/Max 8. No class 11/ Sa 10:15-11:30am 9/19-10/24 6 $185 FMPK Sa 10:15-11:30am 10/31-12/12 6 $185 FMPK Family Dog II NEW! All Ages. Build on the life skills that you and your dog have already learned through a variety of exercises that solidify your dog s good manners and focus on you in distracting situations. Take your training skills with your dog to a whole new level! Prerequisite: Graduation from Family Dog I. Instructor Sandy Modell. Min 4/Max 8. No class 11/ Sa 11:30am-12:45pm 10/31-12/12 6 $185 FMPK Dog Sports FUN! All Ages. Introduce your dog to the building blocks of dog sports, such as canine conditioning, agility, musical canine freestyle, rally and treibball (doggy soccer). Build a team relationship and increase your dog s focus in high-distraction environments. Prerequisite: Classes or lessons with Wholistic Hound. Dogs must be comfortable around other dogs. Instructor Sandy Modell. Min 4/Max 8. No class 11/ Sa 11:30am-12:45pm 9/19-10/24 6 $185 FMPK It s show time. Get your creative juices flowing and impress your family and friends with skills learned in a dance, art or music program. DANCE Pre-Ballet & Movement I Ages 3-5. Do you have an aspiring ballerina? Explore creative movement while learning the five ballet positions and the disciplines of dance. Children have fun and learn physical coordination and mental concentration. Instructor Megan Lively. Min 5/Max 10. No class 10/3, 11/25, 11/ W 10:30-11:15am 9/23-12/16 12 $145 CHRC Sa 9:05-9:50am 9/26-12/19 13 $155 CHRC Sa 10-10:50am 9/26-12/19 13 $155 CHRC Pre-Ballet & Movement II Ages 3-5. Already have a little ballerina? By reintroducing the five positions, dancers will learn small routines and basic technique while exploring creative movement, having fun and improving physical coordination and mental concentration. Prerequisite: completion of Pre-Ballet & Movement I or equivalent training. Instructor Megan Lively. Min 5/Max 12. No class 10/3, 11/25, 11/ W 11:30am-12:20pm 9/23-12/16 12 $145 CHRC Sa 11-11:45am 9/26-12/19 13 $155 CHRC Ballet I Ages 5-8. Learn the basic ballet techniques, including adagio, basic routines, barre and center floor. Your child will learn the disciplines of dance while having fun and promoting physical coordination and mental concentration. Instructor Megan Lively. Min 5/Max 12. No class 10/3, 11/25, 11/ Sa 12-1pm 9/26-12/19 13 $155 CHRC Ballet II Ages Focus on barre, center floor, across the floor, stretching, adagio and routines with an introduction to leaps, turns and jumps. Your child will learn the disciplines of dance while having fun and promoting physical and mental concentration, balance and strength. Prerequisite: completion of Ballet I or equivalent training. Instructor Megan Lively. Min 5/Max 12. No class 10/3, 11/25, 11/ Sa 1-2pm 9/26-12/19 13 $155 CHRC 13
16 creative & performing arts Mlyna Ballet II Ages Focus on strengthening and developing skills into steps, sequences and combinations. This advanced class will emphasize posture, poise and gracefulness. Attire: black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Instructor Ms. Lynn. Min 6/Max 12. No class 10/12, 11/ M, Th 6:15-7:15pm 9/7-10/26 14 $169 MVRC M, Th 6:15-7:15pm 11/2-12/21 14 $169 MVRC Ballroom Dance I Ages 18 & up. Introduce yourself to the basics of dancing and gain confidence on the dance floor. Basic step patterns will be taught for dances including the Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, Tango, Merengue, Cha Cha and Swing. While singles are welcome, couples are preferred. Instructor Tom Woll & Associates. Min 8/Max 18. No class 11/ Tu 8:15-9:30pm 9/22-11/17 8 $95 ODRC Th 7-8:15pm 9/24-11/12 8 $95 ODRC Ballroom Dance II Ages 18 & up. Fine tune and perfect each move! Continue ballroom dance confidence in Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha, Tango and other dances. While singles are welcome, couples are preferred. Prerequisite: Ballroom Dancing I or equivalent. Instructor Tom Woll & Associates. Min 8/Max Tu 7-8:15pm 9/22-11/17 8 $95 ODRC Wedding Dances Ages 18 & up. Get ready for that special occasion or learn the most common ballroom wedding dances; the Waltz, Foxtrot and Rumba. Learn proper position, how to lead and follow and some basic patterns to form a routine. Couples only. Both participants register. Instructor Tom Woll & Associates. Min 8/Max Th 8:15-9:30pm 9/24-11/12 8 $95 ODRC Adult Ballet Ages 21 & up. Discover the strength, beauty, elegance and grace of ballet. Improve coordination, flexibility, breathing and posture. Use all muscle groups and challenge the body and mind to create a flow of movement that enhances the quality of learning ballet. Instructor Ms. Lynn. Min 5/Max 20. No class 10/12, 11/ M,Th 9:15-10:15am 9/7-10/26 15 $155 MVRC M,Th 9:15-10:15am 11/2-12/21 15 $155 MVRC M 9:15-10:15am 9/7-10/26 8 $79 MVRC M 9:15-10:15am 11/2-12/21 8 $79 MVRC Music Music Together Ages 0-5 with adult. Create a joyful music environment with songs, chants, instruments and movement to allow children to express themselves as unique, natural music-makers. Wear comfortable clothing for sitting on the floor. All teachers are trained in early childhood music research and methodology. $40 licensing and materials fee will be collected at time of registration. Register at musictogetheralexandria.com or Instructor Kymberley Deely. Min 6/Max 12. No class 11/25, 11/27. W 9:15-10am 9/23-12/16 12 $195 CQRC W 10:15-11am 9/23-12/16 12 $195 CQRC F 9:15-10am 9/25-12/18 12 $195 CQRC F 10:15-11am 9/25-12/18 12 $195 CQRC Little Hands Music Ages 0-7 with adult. Shake, rattle and roll with bells, shakers, sticks, drums, and more! Move with scarves, parachute, and hoops to fully experience the joy of movement and music of this session s theme. All classes are taught by experienced music educators and trained music therapists. Each family recieves a music CD for home use. Register at littlehands.com or call Instructor Little Hands Music. Min 6/Max 12. No class 10/12, 11/3. Infants, up to 18 mos. with adult M 11:30am-12pm 9/21-12/14 12 $219 CHRC Tu 11-11:30am 9/22-12/15 12 $219 CHRC Toddlers, 18 mos.- 3 yrs. with adult M 10-10:30am 9/21-12/14 12 $215 CHRC M 10:45-11:15am 9/21-12/14 12 $219 CHRC Tu 9:30-10am 9/22-12/15 12 $219 CHRC Tu 10:15-10:45am 9/22-12/15 12 $219 CHRC Preschool, 3-5 yrs. M 1:15-2pm 9/21-12/14 12 $229 CHRC Tu 12:30-1:15pm 9/22-12/15 12 $229 CHRC Young Musicians, 5-7 yrs. Tu 3:15-4:15pm 9/22-12/15 12 $245 CHRC Alexandria National Safe Place - a safe haven for youth Kids experience many difficult situations problems at home, issues at school, trouble with peers, being locked out of the house, riding with an unsafe driver, or being in a dangerous situation on a date. They also leave home to escape abuse or neglect, drug or alcohol abuse by family members, or because they re told to leave. National agencies estimate that between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away from home each year. Safe Place is a national youth outreach program that educates thousands of young people every year about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own. No matter what the reason, young people have a safer alternative. They can go to any designated Safe Place site to get immediate help. For more information, contact the Alexandria Safe Place Office at ; the National Safe Place at or use TXT 4 HELP by texting the word SAFE and your current location (address/ city/state) to Fall 2015 Registration information on page 27.
17 creative & performing arts Piano Fun for Adults Level I Ages 18 & up. Proven to reduce stress levels and improve health and wellbeing, learning to play the piano is an unfulfilled dream for many adults. Learn the fundamentals, such as improvising and reading music, in a relaxed and fun environment. No experience necessary. $25 book fee is due the first day of class. Instructor Natalie Grimes. Min 4/Max 6. No class 11/ Tu 5:30-6:30pm 9/22-11/17 8 $155 ODRC Piano Lab NEW! Ages 18 & up. Need a little unstructured time with an instructor to practice your skills? In addition to individual practice, each session will also introduce new keyboard skills and include group based musical activities. This class is open to players of any level; ideal for adults who have completed Piano Fun Level I, II, or III. Instructor Natalie Grimes. Min 4/Max 7. No class 11/3, 11/ Tu 6:45-7:45pm 9/22-12/15 11 $195 ODRC Holidays at the Piano Ages 18 & up. Love holiday-themed music? Enjoy the sounds of the season in a fun and festive learning environment. Learn to play your favorite carols and holiday songs on the piano. This class is open to players of any level; ideal for adults who have completed Piano Fun Level I or II. Instructor Natalie Grimes. Min 4/Max Tu 5:30-6:30pm 12/1-12/15 3 $45 ODRC VISUAl Arts Art in Hand Tots & Preschoolers Ages 18 mos.-6 yrs. with adult. Interactive stories inspire creative exploration in drawing, painting, collage, sculpting or mixed media construction. Tot-friendly topics and engaging materials will stimulate the senses, spark imaginations and support emerging language, social and problem-solving skills. For more information, visit artinhand.org. Min 5/Max 10. No class 11/25. Tots, Ages 18 mos.-3 yrs. with adult W 10:30-11:15am 9/23-12/16 12 $225 LEEC Preschoolers, Ages 2-6 with adult W 11:30am-12:15pm 9/23-12/16 12 $225 LEEC W 1:30-2:15pm 9/23-12/16 12 $225 LEEC Abrakadoodle Twoosy Doodlers Ages 20 mos.-3 yrs. with adult. 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, and moms and helpers get to play too. Min 4/Max 12. No class 11/27, 10/12, 11/ M 10:15-10:55am 9/21-10/26 5 $85 CHRC M 11:15-11:55am 9/21-10/26 5 $85 CHRC Th 10:15-11am 9/24-10/29 6 $99 CHRC M 10:15-10:55am 11/9-12/14 6 $99 CHRC M 11:15-11:55am 11/9-12/14 6 $99 CHRC Th 10:15-10:55am 11/5-12/17 6 $99 CHRC Abrakadoodle Mini Doodlers Ages 3-6. Develop creativity through carefully designed lessons that ignite imagination and develop skills. Using real artists materials including watercolors, tempera paints, oil pastels, creative tools and more, children create masterpieces that are truly unique. All materials are included. Min 4/Max 12. No class 11/ Th 11:15am-12pm 9/24-10/29 6 $99 CHRC Th 11:15am-12pm 11/5-12/17 6 $99 CHRC Build a Gingerbread House Workshop NEW! Ages 5 & up. Get ready to make holiday memories that you won t soon forget. Families become Gingerbread Architects using hundreds of edible decorations as your building materials, including edible glitter. The fun wouldn t be complete without cookies and a hot chocolate station. Min 12/Max Sa 10am-12pm 12/5 1 $65/family NLRC FBY Fashions By YOU! NEW! Ages Do you love fashion? Dream to create your own clothing line one day? Create your own designs, including bedazzled sneakers, jeweled headbands, Recycle-Wear and Denim Wear. Flip your fashion UPSIDE-DOWN and Blog about it! This crazy cool fashion is fun for everyone! Min 8/Max 15. No class 10/ Sa 10-11:30am 9/19-10/24 5 $75 NLRC Kids Working with Wood NEW! Ages This five week program will guide participants as they explore decorating, assembling and creating with wood and wood products. Participants will build and assemble toys, nick-knacks and other holidaythemed items for themselves, family, and friends. Min 6/Max M 6-7pm 10/19-11/16 5 $75 CBRC Duct Tape Dynasty NEW! Ages Duct Tape Rules! Come and join other lovers of duct tape and explore all the possibilities. This five week program guides participants in the discovery of the artistic and practical side of this adhesive wonder, through creating toys, clothing and other accessories. Min 6/Max Th 6-7pm 10/15-11/12 5 $75 CBRC Rock in Art NEW! Ages Let s take a short hike to the stream in Dora Kelley Nature Park to choose unique rocks to design some rock in art to take home. Children get to use their imagination and express their unique creativity. Acrylic paint, tools, and other materials provided. Nonresident $10. Min 6/Max Su 1-2:30pm 9/27 1 $5 BFNC Artworks TR Ages 18 & up for participants with cognitive and developmental delays. Let your creative side shine through while using a variety of art mediums and learning new art skills. Min 10/Max 12. No class 10/12, 11/ M 3:30-5pm 10/5-10/26 3 $19 NLRC M 3:30-5pm 11/2-11/30 4 $19 NLRC M 3:30-5pm 12/7-12/14 2 $19 NLRC 15
18 creative & performing arts Durant Arts Center 1605 Cameron St Center Hours: M-F 5-10 pm; Sa-Su for rentals only A multicultural center for the performing and visual arts, Durant Arts Center offers programs in music, dance, theatre, and visual arts for all ages and cultural backgrounds. Call for information about programs and renting space for rehearsals, meetings and arts-focused classes. Mobile Art Lab: 1st Year Anniversary Mark Your Calendar: September 19 & 20, Market Square The Office of the Arts is pleased to celebrate the first year anniversary for the Mobile Art Lab, an initiative for activating public spaces in the City of Alexandria. Celebrate with us by engaging in an art project with the Mobile Art Lab, or look for us in your neighborhood! Anytime you see the Mobile Art Lab in Alexandria, stop by to join us for an art project. Learn more at alexandriava.gov/arts. Follow to find out where we ll be next! Arts in Alexandria City Galleries Art in City Hall 301 King St. Monday Friday, 8 am 5 pm Second Floor Art in City Hall, July 17 - December 18, 2015 Collaborating partners are the Art League and the City of Alexandria, along with the Del Ray Artisans, the Torpedo Factory Artists Association, and Convergence. Market Square Lobby 2015 Living Legends of Alexandria, through March 2016 Durant Arts 1605 Cameron St. Monday Friday, 5 10 pm Main and Hallway: Durant Gallery Youth Arts Festival Traveling Exhibition Through August 17, 2015 Young at Art August 20 through November 27, 2015 Art Uniting People November 30 through March 11, 2016 This program is collaboration between Alexandria s Mental Health HOPE Campaign, the Friends of Alexandria Mental Health Center, the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, The Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria and the Alexandria Community Service Board. For additional information about the City Galleries program, or if you are a visual artist and want to exhibit your work, call the Office of the Arts at or images (media and sizes) to National Arts and Humanities Month The month of October has been recognized as National Arts and Humanities Month by thousands of arts and cultural organizations, communities, and states across the nation as well as the White House and Congress for more than two decades. To learn more about the Alexandria Arts and Culture programs, visit arts-entertainment First Durant Arts Center The First Friday Series an affordable opportunity to explore the arts in the City of Alexandria. Concerts and engaging interactive activities begin at 6:30 pm. Reservations range from $5 to $25. To learn more about the First Friday Series, Mark Your Calendar: Friday, October 2 Friday, November 6 Friday, December 4 Friday, February 5 Friday, March 4 Friday, April 1 Friday, May 6 Friday, June 3 Family Art Night Sadie Hawkins Dance Season of Celebrations Mardi Gras in Alexandria Family Art Night Fool s Day Merriment Taste of Cinco de Mayo Family Art Night 16 Fall 2015 Registration information on page 27.
19 out of school time School is out Let the fun continue! Afterschool programs offer activities incorporating play, learning, cultural enrichment and positive social interaction. Let s Move Power-On/Power-Up! The School Year program theme Let s Move! was launched by First Lady Michelle Obama as an initiative dedicated to solving the problem of obesity so that children will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. The City of Alexandria, as a member of the National League of Cities, Let s Move Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC), is part of the movement to create a healthier community for healthy kids. Children will be provided with fun activities both indoors and outside that will teach, promote and encourage fitness, good nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Parent information packets are required to complete registration and are available at each recreation center, at the Lee Center or online at. Register in-person at the Lee Center s Registration & Reservation Office or participating recreation centers. All participants must be residents of the City of Alexandria School Year Power-On! Ages (Kindergarten through grade 5 - youth in grade 6, under 13, are also eligible.) After school fun includes creative & performing arts, education & leisure activities, homework time, fine arts, sports, fitness & health, field trips, holiday & family events and much more! Children are encouraged to develop a sense of camaraderie, sportsmanship and an understanding of teamwork! Holiday hours and registration minimums and maximums vary by location M-F 2:30-6pm 9/8-6/ $415 JAES M-F 2:30-6pm 9/8-6/ $415 DMES M-F 2:30-6pm 9/8-6/ $415 CBRC M-F 2:30-6pm 9/8-6/ $415 CHRC M-F 2:30-6pm 9/8-6/ $415 CKRC M-F 2:30-6pm 9/8-6/ $415 MVRC M-F 2:30-6pm 9/8-6/ $415 PHRC M-F 2:30-6pm 9/8-6/ $415 WRRC School Year Power-Up! Ages (Grades 6-8) Specifically designed for young teens, after school activities include a homework center, weekly clubs, educational and cultural enrichment opportunities, sports, games, tournaments, field trips and special events. There s something for everyone! Closed school holidays and early dismissal days. Min 5/Max M-F 3:15-6pm 9/21-6/ $415 FHMS Power-Full Fun Days Ages (Kindergarten through Grade 8) Designated recreation centers provide safe and supervised play activities on the days ACPS schools are closed. Youth enrolled in any Power-On or Power-Up program may attend at no additional cost, all other City youth may attend for a fee. Before Care is provided from 8-9am for an extra $5 fee for all participants. All youth must bring a lunch; a snack will be provided. M 9am-6pm 10/12 $15/day CHRC M 9am-6pm 11/3 $15/day RC* W 9am-6pm 11/25 $15/day RC* F 9am-6pm 11/27 $15/day CHRC M-Tu 9am-6pm 12/21-12/23 $15/day RC* M-F 9am-6pm 12/28-12/31 $15/day RC* Dates and times subject to change based on ACPS calendar. *Available only at Out of School Time sites located at Recreation Centers, including CBRC, CHRC, CKRC, MVRC, PHRC, WRRC Mainstream Program TR Ages 6-17 for Therapeutic Recreation participants. Are you looking for a program that will help your child develop important life skills, increase confidence, build social skills and lasting friendships? Participants will engage in structured enrichment activities in a safe and welcoming environment. Min 12/Max 30. No class 10/12, 11/3, 11/25, 11/26, 11/ M-F 2:30-6pm 9/8-9/30 17 $149 NLRC M-F 2:30-6pm 10/1-10/30 21 $149 NLRC M-F 2:30-6pm 11/2-11/30 19 $149 NLRC M-F 2:30-6pm 12/1-12/18 14 $149 NLRC Kids Day Out TR Ages 5-12 for General Recreation and Ages 6-17 for Therapeutic Recreation participants. Get out and have fun with your friends on days when ACPS schools are closed! Engage in activities, including games, sports, arts & crafts, field trips and more. Before Care services are available. Min 12/Max Tu 9am-6pm 11/3 1 $25 NLRC W 9am-6pm 11/25 1 $25 NLRC M 9am-6pm 12/21 1 $25 NLRC Tu 9am-6pm 12/22 1 $25 NLRC W 9am-6pm 12/23 1 $25 NLRC M 9am-6pm 12/28 1 $25 NLRC Tu 9am-6pm 12/29 1 $25 NLRC W 9am-6pm 12/30 1 $25 NLRC 17
20 environmental education Make the WORLd a better PLACE. Investigate Alexandria s natural resources and its inhabitants and learn how to care for the environment. Don t wait, quench your curiosity today. Nature Story Time Ages 2-3½. Toddlers and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for story time at the Nature Center. Each month, we will feature a different animal, story and craft! Nonresident $10. Min 6/Max F 10-10:45am 9/25 1 $5 BFNC F 10-10:45am 10/23 1 $5 BFNC F 10-10:45am 11/20 1 $5 BFNC Little Adventures Ages 3-5. Children and their parents are invited to explore the world of nature through a series of programs developed just for them. We ll play games, do crafts, hike through the forest, and much more! Siblings welcome. Fee covers cost of all four sessions. Min 6/Max F 10:30-11:30am 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11 $25 BFNC Fall Into Autumn NEW! Ages 4-6. Learn about the wonders this season has to offer as we hike through Dora Kelley Nature Park. We ll learn about some of our common trees, their leaves and the changes in their color! A leafy craft will follow. Nonresident $10. Min 6/Max Sa 10-11am 10/24 1 $5 BFNC Tracks and Traces Ages 4-8. Whose tracks are those? Learn how to identify animal tracks and signs in Dora Kelley Nature Park. Program includes a short presentation, a craft, and a walk through the woods! Nonresident $10. Min 6/Max Sa 10-11:30am 12/5 1 $5 BFNC Amphibian Matters NEW! Ages Did you know that amphibians are good bio-indicators because they can breathe through their skin? Learn more about the native and exotic amphibians that live at the Nature Center, then we ll discuss how we can help protect them in their natural environment. Nonresident $10. Min 6/Max Sa 10-11:30am 9/26 1 $5 BFNC What s Growing in My Neighborhood? NEW! Ages Ever wondered what types of trees grow in our area? Do you see the same plants everywhere but don t know what they are? Learn about local native and invasive species of plants and trees common to Alexandria. Program includes a brief presentation and guided hike through Dora Kelley Nature Park. Nonresident $10. Min 6/Max Sa 12-1:30pm 10/3 1 $5 BFNC Family Fishing Ages Catch the big one while learning about some native fish species in Holmes Run! Fishing poles and tackle provided upon request. Registration fee required for each child and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Catch and release only. Min 6/Max Sa 10am-12pm 9/19 1 $9 BFNC Decorate a Tree for Birds Ages Birds need a holiday too! Make birdseed ornaments and garlands to decorate a backyard tree for our feathered friends. All materials included. Nonresident $10. Min 6/Max Sa 2-3pm 12/12 1 $5 BFNC Family Birding NEW! Ages Calling all birders! Look, learn, and listen to the resident birds of Alexandria while taking a leisurely walk on our nature trail. We will have guidebooks and binoculars available for sharing! Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Nonresident $10. Min 6/Max Sa 8:30-10am 10/3 1 $5 DKPK Air Plant Terrarium NEW! Ages Tillandsia, a type of air plant, is a unique low maintenance plant that does not require soil to grow. Learn about these exotic plants while you make your own air plant terrarium to take home. This is a perfect plant, even for the not-so-green thumbs! All materials included. Min 6/Max Sa 11am-12pm 11/14 1 $25 BFNC School s out, Nature s in! NEW! Ages On days ACPS schools are closed, participants will enjoy naturethemed games and crafts, a hike, hands-on animal care, and more! Snacks are included. For more information, call Min 6/Max M 9am-3pm 10/12 1 $65 BFNC Tu 9am-3pm 11/3 1 $65 BFNC Jerome Buddie Ford Nature Center 5750 Sanger Ave Hours: W-Sa 10 am-5 pm year-round; Su 1-5 pm April-October For more information, visit or call to request the Nature News digital newsletter. Dora Kelley Nature Park 50-acre wildlife sanctuary 1-mile paved trail along streams, wooded hills and marshland Free Seasonal Tree ID Hike: Learn to identify native trees and the natural history of our local forests. Call for more information. Year-Round Exhibits Mary Anne Warner s 16 x 7 oil mural, Wildlife of the Dora Kelley Nature Park Mounted black bear, red fox, turkey & bobcat Interpretive exhibits on local geology, culture and birds of prey Live fish, turtles, snakes, toads, salamanders and more Greenhouse with tropical rainforest plants and parrot And Much More! Special interpretive and outreach programs are available for school field trips and Boy/Girl Scout badge projects. 18 Fall 2015 Registration information on page 27.