Calendar Additions 1/15/2014

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Leesylvania State Park added their mommy meet-ups through July.  Thanks Leesylvania! These monthly events are supposed to be fun and informative. They’re once a month on Thursdays from 10-11am. Kids are welcome, too. On 2/13 the activity will be Victorian Valentines.

MLK Day- Care Packages for Soldiers (11am-2pm)
Leesylvania Visitors Center- Help us let our soldiers know how much we appreciate all that they do for us. We would like to assemble 50 care packages for Operation Home Front (http://www.operationhomefront.net ), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping military personnel and their families.  We will be asking for donations of different items like phone cards, baby wipes, tooth brushes, digital or disposable cameras, etc.  For the full list please call the visitor center or email at Genevieve.White@dcr.virginia.gov .

Homeschool Day at the National Building Museum (10am-3pm)
$10 per child, per program. Free for adults joining children.
Connect with other homeschooled students and families while learning about home construction, city planning, the story behind the Museum’s historic home, and much more. Join us for hands-on programs that complement curricula in art, social studies, language arts, math, and science. Discounted admission to exhibitions available.

The Underground Railroad: A Ticket to Freedom (February 15, 11am-3pm)
The Leesylvania property is associated with the flight of two runaway slaves as well as a slave who escaped in 1848. A band of escaped slaves also informed Union soldiers of Confederate activity at the property’s Freestone Point in September 1861. Join us and learn about aspects of the park’s rich and diverse history as we celebrate Black History Month. Displays will illustrate our inclusion into the National Park Services Network to Freedom program.

Many Happy Returns: A Colonial Birthday (January 25, 11am-3pm)
Happy Birthday “Light Horse Harry” Lee!  Come see how you would celebrate a Colonial Birthday.  Start off with a lecture about “Light Horse Harry” Lee followed by cake at noon with music and dancing, then at 2:00 p.m. marching/drilling down to his monument and laying a wreath.  Performers will be on-hand to showcase life during colonial times with historic dress, displays and traditions.
Leesylvania Visitors Center

Linton Hall School and Little Sprouts Preschool Open House (January 26th)

Preschool-Grade 8 Open House- Learn about how we “Grow Goodness” together at Little Sprouts! 1-3pm

TAO: Phoenix Rising @Hylton PAC (April 12 and April 13)
This explosive ensemble has brought its mind-blowing taiko drumming to more than five million spectators worldwide in the last decade, and now it makes its Hylton Center debut with Phoenix Rising. In this electrifying new production, athletic bodies, innovative choreography, and traditional Japanese drumming combine to create an experience that will take your breath away. The performers of TAO undergo rigorous training in drumming, exercise, and meditation at a Japanese mountain compound to reach the highest level of virtuosity. These drummers, both male and female, draw upon their diverse backgrounds as rock musicians, gymnasts, and composers to create a fresh, new interpretation of this ancient art form. “Extraordinarily talented…incomparable muscular zeal.” (Chicago Tribune)

 The Peking Acrobats @Hylton PAC (February 26)
These brilliant acrobats make their Hylton Center debut with a spellbinding performance jam-packed with breathtaking feats that are guaranteed to leave audiences of all ages speechless and on the edge of their seats. Boasting appearances from NBC’s New Year’s Holiday Special, to a television special with Ellen DeGeneres, to the hit film, Ocean’s 11, The Peking Acrobats also have collaborated with prestigious symphony orchestras from across the United States. Their ancient art form dates back thousands of years, but their unique acts – which include juggling, tumbling, magic and much more – are as fresh and awe-inspiring to today’s audiences as ever before.  “The Peking Acrobats [are] pushing the envelope of human possibility…pure artistry!” raves The New York Post about these gifted Chinese artists.

Upcoming, not on the calendar:

The Town of Dumfries offers the Dumfries Cares afterschool program for youth  in grades 1-5, FREE of charge, for youth in community! The afterschool program will be offered on Wednesdays & Thursdays (two separate groups) at the Dumfries Community Center; located at the Dumfries Community Center;located at 17755 Main St., Dumfries, Va 22026. 

Parenting Classes via Dumfries Cares- The class is run in a format where Dumfries Cares Staff serve as Facilitators, of a guided discussion: where parents cover a variety of topics in a 7-8 week period, and share new ideas with one another for raisisng their children, and addressing the issues that may arise in parenting. For more information please call us at 703-221-3400 ext 146

The program will follow the PWCS Calendar and run from 3:45pm -6:45pm. There are limited spaces available, so please contact Dumfries Cares Staff,to enroll your child. 703-221-3400 ext 146 
Freedom Center Volleyball Skills development program for novice and intermediate players. Learn how to pass, set, hit, and serve and much more. Court shoes, knee pads, and proper athletic attire are recommended. Priced at $75, these 5 classes are on every Monday starting March 3rd and ending on March 31st.  Ages 10-15. 6-7:15pm

Freedom Center Sports Mix. This program offers interaction with “teammates” while learning the basic of basketball, soccer, t-ball, football, and floor hockey throughout the session. Participants will enjoy learning a new sport each class while working on agility, balance, and coordination in an upbeat and positive environment. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are every week starting the week of March 4th and ending the week of April 1st.  Ages 3.5 to 5. Mondays 11am-12pm, Tuesdays 2-3pm, Wednesdays 1-2pm, Thursdays 10-11am

Freedom Center Tiny Tots Soccer.  This class provides youngsters the opportunity to learn beginner soccer skill in an indoor environment with other teammates. Instructors will teach an understanding of game play and basic rules while focusing on the individual skills and development of team play. Tiny tots will begin to understand while focusing on the individual skills and development of team play. Tiny Tots will begin to understand the concepts of dribbling, passing, and shooting while taking on the challenge of learning the idea of no hands. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Tuesday starting March 4th  and ending April 1st.  Ages 3.5 to 5. Tuesdays 11am-12pm

 Freedom Center Tiny Tots Soccer. This class provides youngsters the opportunity to learn beginner soccer skill in an indoor environment with other teammates. Instructors will teach an understanding of game play and basic rules while focusing on the individual skills and development of team play. Tiny tots will begin to understand while focusing on the individual skills and development of team play. Tiny Tots will begin to understand the concepts of dribbling, passing, and shooting while taking on the challenge of learning the idea of no hands. Priced at $40, these 4 classes are on every Sunday starting March 9th  and ending March 30th. Ages 3.5 to 5 Sundays 10-11am.

 Freedom Center Tae Kwon Do. Introductory class for children with little or no experience. Through games and other activities, participants will develop balance, stamina, and self control while learning blocking, punching, and kicking techniques. All participants work towards completing 24 classes in order to test for skill levels, “no belt” to black belt. Uniforms are not required; however, are available to be purchased from instructor on first day of class. Instructor has the ability to move children from younger class to older based on skills and experience. Priced at $108, these 12 classes are on every Tuesday and Thursday starting Feb 27th and ending Apr 10th; no classes March 11. Ages 10-15

Freedom Center Tae Kwon Do. Introductory class for children with little or no experience. Through games and other activities, participants will develop balance, stamina, and self control while learning blocking, punching, and kicking techniques. All participants work towards completing 24 classes in order to test for skill levels, “no belt” to black belt. Uniforms are not required; however, are available to be purchased from instructor on first day of class. Instructor has the ability to move children from younger class to older based on skills and experience. Priced at $108, these 12 classes are on every Tuesday and Thursday starting Feb 27th and ending Apr 10th; no classes March 11.  Ages 4-9. 6-7pm.

Freedom Center Tee Ball. Children will introduced to the basic of t-ball at the individual and team level. Instructors will focus on the components of hitting, throwing, catching, and base running. Your future t-ball start will interact with others while developing hand eye coordination, balance, and other concepts involved with t-ball. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Wednesday starting March 5th and ending April 2nd. OR  Priced at $40, these 4 classes are on every Sunday starting March 9th and ending March 30th.  Ages 3.5 to 5.  Wednesdays 11am-12pm or Sundays 10-11am.

Freedom Center Parent and Me Sports. This class gives young children the opportunity to interact with others in an active environment while developing hand eye coordination, balance, and gross motor skills. Your mini athlete will be begin to understand the concepts of kicking, throwing, catching, and shooting a ball while participating in a variety of stations. Program will also consist of a variety of beginner games and parachute time! Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Tuesday starting March 4th and ending April 1st.  OR  Priced at $40, these 4 classes are on every Sunday starting March 9th and ending March 30th.  Ages 2-4. Tuesdays 10-11am OR Sundays 9-10am.

Freedom Center Pee Wee Football. Children will learn the basics in a fun filled football environment. While working on teamwork and sportsmanship, participants will be taught the fundamentals on how to catch, throw, and play in a flag football setting. Future football players will also work on footwork, speed, and agility through interactive games and obstacle courses. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Thursday starting March 6th and ending on April 3rd. Ages 3.5 to 5. Thursdays 9-10am.

Freedom Center Little Pucks. Future hockey stars will be introduced to basic floor hockey skills. Participants will interact in a group setting while working on passing shooting, and puck movement. The class will consist of individual basic drills and group games. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Monday starting March 3rd and ending March 31st. OR Priced at $40, these 4 classes are on every Sunday starting March 9th and ending March 30th.  Ages 3.5 to 5. Mondays 10-11am OR Sundays 9-10am.

Freedom Center Intermediate Tennis. Program participants will have the opportunity to excel as a tennis player in this development program for novice and intermediate players. While learning proper grip, body position, and fundamental strokes, players will develop or polish basic hand eye coordination and enjoy a variety of games and activities. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Tuesday starting March 4th and ending April 1st. Ages 9-13. Tuesdays 6-7pm

Freedom Center Beginner Tennis. Program participants will have the opportunity to excel as a tennis player in this development program for novice and intermediate players. While learning proper grip, body position, and fundamental strokes, players will develop or polish basic hand-eye coordination and enjoy a variety of games and activities. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Tuesday starting March 4th and ending April 1st. Ages 6-8.  Tuesdays 5-6pm.

Freedom Center Indoor Soccer. Beginning and intermediate skills are taught in the fun filled program. Emphasis is placed on individual skill development with interactive activities and games. Participants will work to improve on dribbling, passing, shooting, and understanding of the rules. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Thursday starting March 6th and ending April 3rd. Ages 9-13. Thursdays 6-7pm.

Freedom Center Indoor Soccer. Beginning and intermediate skills are taught in the fun filled program. Emphasis is placed on individual skill development with interactive activities and games. Participants will work to improve on dribbling, passing, shooting, and understanding of the rules and team play. Priced at $60, these 6 classes are on every Thursday starting January 16th and ending February 20th. Second session begins March 6th Ages 5-8. 5-6pm

Freedom Center Cheerleading. Participants will be exposed to basic skills and fundamentals of cheerleading. Class will focus on the flexibility techniques, dance, cheers, optional jumps, basic tumbling, and moves for stunting. Participants will also learn the importance of teamwork, motivation, and spirit. Priced at $60, these 6 classes are on every Wednesday starting January 15th and ending February 19th. Another section starts March 5th. Ages 5-8. 5-6pm

 Freedom Center Little Hoops Basketball.  At the beginner level, children will learn the fundamental techniques for dribbling, passing, and shooting. A basic understanding of the game and working with others will develop coordination and motor skills increase. Priced at $60, these 6 classes are on every Thursday starting January 16th and ending February 20th. Ages 3.5 to 5. 10-11am.

Freedom Center Little Hoops Basketball. At the beginner level, children will learn the fundamental techniques for dribbling, passing, and shooting. A basic understanding of the game and working with others will develop as coordination and motor skills increase. Priced at $40, these 4 classes are on every Sunday starting March 9th and ending March 30th. Ages 3.5 to 5. 11am-12pm.

Freedom Center Junior Basketball Camp. This program will give your young athlete the opportunity to be exposed to beginner to intermediate basketball skills in a non-competitive environment. Dribbling, passing, and shooting will be covered in drills and team play. Priced at $40, these 4 classes are on every Sunday starting March 9th and ending March 30th. 12-1pm

Freedom Center Basketball Camp. Bring your young basketball star to the Freedom courts to develop or polish basic to intermediate basketball skills. Campers will focus on improving skills, techniques, and other fundamentals. This is priced at $90 for 5 classes.  Ages 8-14. 9am-12pm

Freedom Center Gymnastics:
Parent/Me
Children will be introduced to basic coordination and tumbling skills, while rotating around a variety of gymnastic stations with parent. Tot Tumblers will work on following directions while participating in activities that work on balance, strength, and coordination. Participants will experience the trampoline, balance beam, and bar. Caregiver participation required. Priced at $45, these 5 classes are on every Tuesday starting March 4th and ending April 1st.  Ages 2.5-3. 9:30-10:15am
Children will be introduced to basic coordination and tumbling skills, while rotating around a variety of gymnastic stations with parent. Tot Tumblers will work on following directions while participating in activities that work on balance, strength, and coordination. Participants will experience the trampoline, balance beam, and bar. Caregiver participation required. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Tuesday starting March 8th and ending April 5th.  Ages 2.5-3. 10-11am
Tot
Children will be introduced to basic coordination and tumbling skills while rotating around a variety of gymnastic stations with parent. Tot Tumblers will work on balance, strength and coordination. Participants will experience the trampoline, balance beam, and bar. Caregiver participation required. Priced at $45, these 5 classes are on every Monday starting March 3rd and ending on March 31st. 10:30-11:15am
Beginner II
Perquisite – has completed Beginner I and as the ability to successfully perform a cartwheel, handstand against the wall (held for 10 secs) and standing to a bridge. Class will focus on learning new skills such as round-offs and kick-overs. Work will continue on cartwheels, bridges, and more advance skills on the vault, bar, and balance beam. Priced at $60, these 6 classes are on every Wednesday starting January 15th and ending on February 19th.
Perquisite – has completed Beginner I and as the ability to successfully perform a cartwheel, handstand against the wall (held for 10 secs) and standing to a bridge. Class will focus on learning new skills such as round-offs and kick-overs. Work will continue on cartwheels, bridges, and more advance skills on the vault, bar, and balance beam. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Wednesday starting March 5th and ending on April 2nd. 6-7pm
Prerequisite-Has completed Beginner I and has the ability to successful perform a cartwheel, handstand against the wall (held for 10 secs), and standing to a bridge. Class will focus on learning new skills such as round-offs and kick-overs. Work will continue on cartwheels, bridges, and more advance skills on the vault, bar, and balance beam. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Monday starting March 3rd and ending on March 31st. 12:30-1:30pm
Children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault, and trampoline will also be covered. Priced at $40, these 4 classes are on every Sunday starting March 9th and ending on March 30th. 9-10am
Beginner (Ages 10-12)

Children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault, and trampoline will also be covered. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Monday starting March 3rd and ending on March 31st. 7-8pm
Children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault, and trampoline will also be covered. Priced at $40, these 4 classes are on every Monday starting January 13th and ending on Feb 10th; no class on January 20th 7-8pm
Beginner (Ages 6-9)
Children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault, and trampoline will also be covered. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Saturday starting March 8th and ending on April 5th.   11am-12pm
Children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault, and trampoline will also be covered. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Monday starting March 3rd and ending on March 31st.  6-7pm
Children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault, and trampoline will also be covered. Priced at $40, these 4 classes are on every Monday starting January 13th and ending on Feb 10th; no class on January 20th 6-7pm
Beginner (Ages 3.5-5)
Children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault and trampoline will also be covered. These 4 classes are every Monday starting Jan 13 to Feb 10th for $40; no classes on Jan 20.  11:30am-12:30pm
Children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault, and trampoline will also be covered. These 5 classes are on every Monday starting March 3rd and ending on March 31st at $50. 11:30am-12:30pm
Children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault, and trampoline will also be covered. Priced at $40, these 4 classes are on every Monday starting January 13th and ending on Feb 10th; no class on January 20th 5-6pm
Children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault, and trampoline will also be covered. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Wednesday starting March 5th and ending on April 2nd. 1:30-2:30pm
Children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, head stands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault, and trampoline will also be covered. Priced at $60, these 6 classes are on every Friday starting January 17th and ending on Feb 21st.  11:30am-12:30pm
Intermediate/Advanced
Perquisite – has completed Beginner I and as the ability to successfully perform a cartwheel, handstand against the wall (held for 10 secs) and standing to a bridge. Class will focus on learning new skills such as round-offs and kick-overs. Work will continue on cartwheels, bridges, and more advance skills on the vault, bar, and balance beam. Priced at $60, these 6 classes are on every Wednesday starting January 15th and ending on February 19th. 7-8pm

Prerequisite – has completed Beginner I and as the ability to successfully perform a cartwheel, handstand against the wall (held for 10 secs) and standing to a bridge. Class will focus on learning new skills such as round-offs and kick-overs. Work will continue on cartwheels, bridges, and more advance skills on the vault, bar, and balance beam. Priced at $50, these 5 classes are on every Wednesday starting March 5th and ending on April 2nd.   7-8pm
Perquisite – has completed Beginner I and as the ability to successfully perform a cartwheel, handstand against the wall (held for 10 secs) and standing to a bridge. Class will focus on learning new skills such as round-offs and kick-overs. Work will continue on cartwheels, bridges, and more advance skills on the vault, bar, and balance beam. Priced at $40, these 4 classes are on every Sunday starting March 9th and ending on March 30th. 10-11am

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