Upcoming Staunton Parks and Rec events, programs

Aquafina Pitch, Hit & Run

Wednesday, April 25

Join over 500,000 boys and girls(ages 7-14) during this exciting baseball skills  competition that provides the opportunity to showcase your pitching, hitting and running abilities. PHR participants can advance through four levels of  competition, including Local and Sectional competitions, Team Championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB  All- Star Game. Jerry May Field, Gypsy Hill Park. FREE onsite registration from 5:30pm-6pm. (No cleats are allowed for the competition.)

 

‘Let’s Make Staunton Great For Kids!’ Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Saturday, April 28

4 Man Captain’s Choice, Mulligans will be sold on site. Only $35 per person- includes lunch! Check-in: 8:30am at the Gypsy Hill Golf Club. $100 gift certificates to winning team. Funds from the tournament will be used to subsidize underprivileged local youth/teens  participation in our recreation, afterschool and summer camp programs. Have some fun  while helping the youth in your community! Pre-register by calling (540) 332-3945  ALL proceeds will go to the Youth and Teen Scholarship Fund which will be funneled  to economically disadvantaged youth.

 

19th Annual YOUTH Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 5

Open to youth 4-15 years of age. Prizes awarded in various categories. Historically $1,000 in  prizes and giveaways distributed. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to contribute to the event by calling event coordinator Frank Darcus at (540) 332-3997. FREE on-site registration begins at 7:30am at Lake Tams in Gypsy Hill Park.

 

Kids Matter Day

Saturday, May 5

Free family event designed to inform parents and guardians on ways to keep  kids safe from abuse and other dangers while their children  enjoy age-appropriate activities. There will be an opportunity to visit health/safety stations to obtain valuable information. 10am-2pm, at the Gypsy Hill Park Gym For more information, please call (540) 332-3806

 

PROGRAMS

The Power of the American Presidency

During this election year, learn about the early lives, elections, and presidencies of five of our greatest Chief Executives: Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Theodore Roosevelt,  Woodrow Wilson and Richard Nixon. Fun trivia, oddities, and scandal will be covered in each class! Discover the fascinating lives of Presidents who used bold leadership skills to shape America’s destiny. Rare and unique images, electoral maps, political cartoons, and paintings will accompany each presentation making this class a must for any U.S. History buff.

Instructor: Jason Jaumouille.

6pm-7:15pm, five Tuesdays starting May 1 at Montgomery Hall Park Conference Room

Price: $20

Register ASAP

Intro to Artisan Cheese

Learn the styles, families and categories of cheese, how cheese helps family farms survive, the best way to pick cheese and build vocabulary, ways to describe cheese and how to care for and store cheese- plus much more!

Instructor: Nathan Mancini, professional cheesemonger.

6pm-7:30pm, May 3 at Montgomery Hall Park Activity Room

Price: $35

Register ASAP

Intermediate Pottery: The Basics of the Pottery Wheel

Come test out our brand spankin’ new electric potter’s wheel- woohoo! Students will move at their own pace. This will be an introduction to wheel throwing. Expect to make several functional stoneware pieces to take home.

Instructor: Mary Tuttle.

6pm-8pm, four Mondays starting May 7 at Nelson Street Teen Center

Price: $31

Register by: April 30

Fresh & Seasonal Bloomy Style Cheeses

Just in time for the season, we will taste cheeses like fresh ricotta, chevre, fromage blanc, and creme fraiche. We’ll also cover soft ripened styles of cheese which are also known as “Bloomy Rind’ cheeses. Taste local, domestic, and import versions of these rich, elegant cheese styles.

Think brie, camembert, and beyond.

Instructor: Nathan Mancini, professional cheesemonger

6pm-7:30pm, May 10 at Montgomery Hall Park Activity Room

Price: $35

Register by: April 30

Quilt Smart Mondo Bag

This bag is perfect for carrying sewing supplies to a class, gym clothes to work out, picnic goodies, supplies for a day at the beach, or just to take shopping! The bag is made from 208 2 ½” blocks of 100% cotton fabric of any patterns of your choice. Pack a brown bag lunch and join us for a day of sewing and fun. Intermediate level class; bring your *working* sewing machine and call or come by Parks & Rec for a materials list, (540) 332-3945.

Instructor: Deborah Lane & Sharon Angle.

9am-3pm, May 12 at Montgomery Hall Park Activity Room

Price: $36 (includes instruction and bag supplies)

Register by: April 30


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