Office of Community Recreation

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The Fall 2018 Island Tide: Programs inside for registration!

Registration is now open for programs. This publication covers a variety of program offerings and City Information current through December 31, 2018. Download a copy now. Mailing to each household is coming soon.

 Enter Your Gingerbread House into the City Wide Gingerbread House Contest. Great Prizes!

Teams or individuals welcome to enter.Houses may be constructed using base kits. All materials in the construction process must be edible. Candies must be unwrapped. Entries should show originality and creativity.  All entries must be dropped off at the    Municipal Building at 830 Poquoson Ave. by  12noon December  7, 2018.Once the judging is complete the Community Recreation Office will display them at the holiday open house at the Poquoson Public Library on December 9.

Hoop It Up Basketball

Ages 4-6 Together parent and child will learn passing, dribbling, and shooting skills. This program is not a league experience but an interactive skills program designed to teach the skills of basketball using fun games. Each player receives a junior basketball as part of the program. Open to boys and girls. Each player needs a parent present at each session ready to participate. Must be 4 by start of program.Instructor: Joe & Darcey Chiappazzi; 5 Sessions on Wednesday evenings; Poquoson Elementary Gym   Dates: January 16, 23, 30,  Feb 6, 13Time each evening: 5:30-6:15pm Program:  #108     Cost: $55 resident $65 non-resident Deadline:  January 10

Kid’s Gingerbread House Workshop

Ages 6-13 Students will decorate their own Gingerbread House made of Gingerbread! We will provide ALL of the candy and icing for construction! All houses are completely edible so you can make a perfect centerpiece for the holidays! Please note any food allergies with registration. All Gingerbread Houses decorated are taken home. Participants are asked to please tie back long hair & bring an apron. Cost $20 residents/$30 non-residents Must register 5 days in advance.Each class is limited to only 10 participants.Thursday, November 29   4:30-6:30pm  Program #129Thursday, December 6 4:30-6:30pm Program #130 Instructor: Maryann Boho, Certified Wilton Cake Decorating Instructor

Holiday Cookie Shop

Learn the techniques to decorate your holiday cookies for gift giving. This cookie workshop will allow you to create stockings, candy canes, bells and other holiday cookie shapes that will be your canvas for creativity. Learn techniques using buttercream icing with holiday colors and festive embellishments. Ages 7-14.Saturday, December 8  2-5pmLocation: Municipal Building  Cost per person: $25 residents$35 non-residents.  Program: 109Be sure to bring 2 large air-tight 8x8 containers, or larger, to take home your cookies.  Instructor: Maryann Boho, Wilton Certified Decorating Specialist

Introduction to Pen & Ink Drawing

Ages 14 to Adult    Working with line drawings, we will build our designs from doodles and sketches to finished art pieces. Exploring strokes, line consistency, pen control, elements of shading, gradations, and techniques for creating interesting textures including cross-hatching, stippling, and scribbling. Subject matter to include: floral and botanical, birds, and portraits. Class meets three evenings Dates: Mondays December 3, 10, and 17Time: 7:00-­‐8:30pm    Location: Municipal Building Instructor: Holly Horton Small Materials list provided at the time of registration so you can come to class prepared.    Cost: $28 residents/$38 non-residents Deadline to register December 1.  Program: #137

Holiday Glass Painting

Ages 13 to Adult Learn to paint on glassware and create your own holiday glass set or make items for gift giving!  Learn several different holiday designs using One Stroke Painting techniques.  Two glasses, two ornaments and two gift bags per student will be provided and participants are encouraged to wear a smock or painting clothes.  Bring your own glassware if you prefer.Tuesday December 4  6:30-8:30pm Program: #113Municipal Building Instructor: Kim Phillips Register by November 30. Must have 3 minimum.Cost: $36 residents/ $46 non-residents


Fall 2018 Island Tide Program Guide