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Therapeutic Recreation Newsletter | December 2013 | VBgov.com/Parks 
TR Programs Help Light Up the Town!

 

Parks & Recreation was well represented in the Light Up the Town parade by the participants, families and staff of our Therapeutic Recreation Programs. Joining the group were staff members from our Aquatics Unit along with their mascot Tubeman, and members of our Out-of-School Time Programs. 

 

Everyone sported their brightest neon shirts, glow sticks and big smiles as they walked through the streets of Virginia Beach's Town Center. It was a very exciting night for all as we added to the glow of the night. Happy Holidays!

Special Event: A Sweet Night for a Dinner & Dance

 

Enjoy a sweet night of dinner and dancing with your friends! All of our current participants are invited to attend this special night out at Kempsville Recreation Center on Friday, January 10th from 6-8:30 pm. Registration cost is $10 and includes dinner and a keepsake picture. Semi-formal attire is appropriate for this event.

 

Those who require 1:1 assistance are welcome, but will need to provide their own assistant. If your guest will be enjoying dinner, the registration cost applies. 

 

Please register by January 2nd. If you have any questions, contact the Therapeutic Recreation office at (757) 474-8877.

Registration for Spring Programs

 

Registration will begin on Saturday, January 4th starting at 9:00 am both online via EZreg and in person at any recreation center. Programs you can register for at this time are: 
 
Spring Programs
Please note age changes; no programs will be held on April 18th 
 
Around Town I - Age 40 & up    
#116931 | Bayside | Fri | 2/21 - 5/2 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | $70

Around Town II - Age 29-39   
#116932 | Kempsville | Fri | 2/21 - 5/2 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | $70

Around Town III - Age 22-28  
#116933 | Kempsville | Fri | 2/21 - 5/2 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | $70

Around Town IV - Age 14-21  
#116934 | Great Neck | Fri | 2/21 - 5/2 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | $70  

Spring Aquatic Programs
No programs will be held on April 14th & 16th
 
Adult Swim - Age 16 and up
#116941 | Kempsville | Mon | 2/17 - 4/28 | 6:30 - 7:20 pm | $55
#116942 | Kempsville | Wed | 2/19 - 4/30 | 6:30 - 7:20 pm | $55
#116943 | Kempsville | Wed | 2/19 - 4/30 | 7:30 - 8:20 pm | $55

Intro to Competitive Swimming
- Age 12 & up
#116940 | Kempsville | Mon | 2/17 - 4/28 | 7:30 - 8:20 pm | $55

Learn to Swim - Age 6-15
#116936 | Kempsville | Mon | 2/17 - 4/28 | 4:30 - 5:20 pm | $55
#116937 | Kempsville | Mon | 2/17 - 4/28 | 5:30 - 6:20 pm | $55
#116938 | Kempsville | Wed | 2/19 - 4/30 | 4:30 - 5:20 pm | $55
#116939 | Kempsville | Wed | 2/19 - 4/30 | 5:30 - 6:20 pm | $55

Learn to Swim - Age 1-5 with parent
#116935 | Kempsville | Mon | 2/17 - 4/28 | 4:30 - 5:00 pm | $41
  
Special Events
Sweet Night for a Dinner & Dance - Age 14 & up 
#116430 | Kempsville | Fri | 1/10 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | $10
 
Learn more about these programs on our website!
In the Spotlight: Andrew "Drew" Jackson 


Drew Jackson
 has worked with Therapeutic Recreation Programs since the summer of 2011 and has worked in just about every program offered since joining the team. Drew's favorite part of his job is "working with the participants and knowing that even if you have had a hard day, they'll be in the very best mood just to see you." 

 

Drew is a graduate of First Colonial High School and is a current student at Old Dominion University, majoring in sports management with a minor in education. He aspires to be a teacher, coach and eventually, an athletic director at a university or college. In his free time, Drew enjoys watching sports with baseball being his favorite.

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation believes all of our diverse citizens have a right to participate in community recreation and we are committed to creating equal access for everyone who may have a challenge or barrier. If you or your child require additional support, we can help.  Learn more about our accommodation and inclusion services.
We welcome your comments and questions.  Feel free to email us at fun@vbgov.com.
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