Celebrate Earth Day at Mount Trashmore Park
Sunday, April 22 | 11 am - 4 pm | Mount Trashmore Park
Through exhibits, displays and activities, you and your family can explore effective and convenient ways to green your lifestyle. Come out to Mount Trashmore Park (one of the nation's first recycled landfills) on Sunday, April 22 for our 2012 Earth Day Celebration presented by Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation & Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission. In addition to a variety of environmental exhibitors, check out some of this year's event highlights:
AAA Recycling Zone (9 am - 3 pm)
* eCycling by Synergy Recycling - Take this opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted home electronics and computer equipment - FREE!
* Child Safety Seat Recycling - Have a used child safety seat that no longer meets industry safety standards? Bring it to the AAA Recycling Zone, and we'll see to it that all the plastic parts are properly broken down and recycled.
* Car Battery Round Up - Get a $5 gift card (while supplies last) for every vehicle battery you bring in (up to 5)
Dumpster Dive Demonstration
Project Green Teens will sift through trash and debris in a park dumpster to find items that could have been recycled. Last year's dumpster dive revealed that nearly 50% of one dumpster's contents could have been recycled. Teen volunteers needed!
Travel green on your bike to the event and receive a free gift (first 100 only) at the free Bike Valet. We'll have free bicycle checks and you can take part in the News Channel 3 Bike Safety Awareness Ride.
Enjoy live music featuring 4Shore, who was recently featured on NBC's "The X Factor," as well as other local talent: School of Rock and The Futuros.
Delicious festival foods will be available for purchase, and fun children's activities will be hosted by the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast.
Earth Day 2012 at Mount Trashmore Park is an official Virginia Green event.
Help Your Kids Create Memories at Summer Camp!
Register Now: Rec Center & Specialty Camps | Register 4/28: School-Based Camps
Before you know it, school will be out and summer will be upon us. Ensure your child has a fun summer filled with exciting games and activities, special events, field trips, and more! Summer camp is where new friendships blossom and lasting memories are made.
Our camps are conveniently located in schools across the city, as well as at most recreation centers. We also offer a variety of specialty summer camps, including Back to Nature Camp, Magic Camp, Tennis Camp, Ropes Camp, Soccer Camp and more! From preschoolers to teens, give your kids a summer experience that they'll never forget! Learn more about our summer camps.
Registration for recreation center and specialty camps is available now! School-based camps will begin registration on Saturday, April 28. Register your child for camp online via EZreg or in person at any recreation center.
Experience Native American Culture at Pow Wow
Saturday, April 28 | 11 am - 6 pm | Mount Trashmore Park
Come out to Mount Trashmore Park on Saturday, April 28 for the 12th Annual American Indian Pow Wow: A Celebration of Life for all People. Introduce your children to Native American culture as it is showcased through spirited music, intertribal dancing and drumming, and American Indian cuisine at this interactive and educational event.
Learn about various dances and regalia worn while taking the opportunity to participate in intertribal dancing. (Due to the nature of the American Indian Pow Wow, no pets are allowed in the event area.) There will be over 25 exhibitors with sales of authentic and Indian-inspired arts and crafts, with educational displays of American Indian artifacts. American Indian foods as well as other festival foods will be available for purchase.
Master of Ceremonies: Clark Stewart (Chickahominy)
Arena Director: Chief Thomas Lewis (Meherrin)
Head Male Dancer: Seth Adkins (Chickahominy)
Head Female Dancer: Leah Fortune (Rappahannock)
Host Drum: Stumptown Singers (St. Stephen's Church, VA)
Guest Drum: Nassaw Nation (Hollister, NC)
The event opens at 11 am for educational and craft displays/sales. The grand entry will take place at noon followed by American Indian drumming, dancing and activities, until the closing ceremony at 5:45 pm. This event is free with ample on-site parking.