|Take Your Daughter to the Course Week
July 6th-12th at Municipal Golf Courses
Take Your Daughter to the Course Week will be featured at Bow Creek, Kempsville Greens and Red Wing Lake Golf Courses from July 6th-12th. Share your favorite sport with your favorite girl and she'll receive a free round when accompanied by you or another paying adult. Each course is also offering one free clinic as listed below. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!
Full Swing Clinic at Bow Creek from 5-6 pm on July 7th
Short Game Clinic at Kempsville Greens from 5-6 pm on July 9th
Rules and Putting Clinic at Red Wing Lake from 5-6 pm on July 10th
Would your daughter like to be more involved in the sport of golf? Sign her up for the Girl's Golf Club at Red Wing Lake Golf Course. Girls of all skill levels, ages 7-17, meet each Friday from 4:30-6 pm
to learn to play golf, improve their golf skills, make friends and participate in golf competition. Each class is $10. Register by contacting instructor Sue Vreeland, LPGA Teaching Professional, at 724-2466 or email@example.com
Celebrate July 4th at Mount Trashmore Park
Celebrate America's independence with your family and friends at Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation's Annual July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore Park!
Free children's activities and games including karaoke for kids, face painting and bouncing inflatables will be at Shelter #3 beginning at 5 pm. Enjoy live music from Bull City Syndicate, a horn band out of Raleigh, NC, on the main stage at 6 and 8 pm. Our booming fireworks display will begin at 9:30 pm.
While you're there, sink your teeth into some of the best festival foods, including: hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ sandwiches, chicken pitas, Italian sausages, and more!
This event has free admission and limited onsite parking will be available - $5 per car.
Additional event information
Outstanding Youth and Adults Recognized
Virginia Beach's Best All Around Award event, sponsored by the Youth Opportunities Team and Parks & Recreation, was held at Landstown High School May 31st and honored 124 deserving individuals. The Best All Around is based on the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets and bestowed on youth who stand out for their leadership, community involvement, positive influence and courage in overcoming adversity and adults who intentionally and consistently build assets in their work with youth.
Ms. Judy McReynolds, Volunteer Coordinator and Executive Director of the Friends of the Juvenile Court, was honored with the 2009 C. William Boyce Youth Development Award. One of the comments submitted by Ms. McReynolds' nominee was "Judy comes to work every day with the intent of making a difference in a child's life..." Great job, Judy!
Until next year, we want to encourage everyone to intentionally and consistently build developmental assets in their work with children and teens.
Youth Football and Volleyball Registration Approaching
Organized athletics are offered through the City-Wide Athletic Office in conjunction with volunteer Recreation Associations for youth 10 years old through 18 years old and attending K-12 schools. Youth football and volleyball registration will take place on July 11th and 18th. Sites and times will be posted two weeks prior to the start of registration on VBgov.com/sports. Practice will begin in August and games begin in September. Recreation Associations will charge a player registration fee and the sports offered vary by area.
Don't know which Recreation Association you belong to? Find it here.
Out-of-School Time Policy Change
Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, all Out-of-School Time school year participants will be provided a recreation center membership which can be used at any of our 6 community recreation centers.
Why? We want to make it easier for children to lead a healthy lifestyle and want to show our commitment to their physical fitness and well being.
How will this work? These memberships will be valid September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010. If your child's membership will expire before September 1, 2009, you may wish to renew at the 6-month rate.
Registration for the 2009-2010 Out-of-School Time programs starts Saturday, July 11, 2009.
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the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association.