City of Staunton Parks and Recreation: Upcoming Events, Trips & Programs

STAUNTON, VA (06/03/2011)(readMedia)-- Below are the early June classes and trips offered in the Summer Department Brochure from the City of Staunton's Parks and Recreation Department. The purpose of this bi-monthly press release is to spread the word about our various program, trip, athletic services and activities available to the community.


  • Friday Nite Flix
    All movies will be shown at the Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand on the X-Treme screen. Food & snacks will be available each night for purchase. All movies start at dusk usually between 8:30pm and 9:15pm.
    Weather Cancellation line is (540) 332-3947.
    For more information about this event: (540) 332-3945
    June 3: Toy Story 3
    June 17: 17 Again
  • 1st Annual Recreation Youth Golf Tournament
    Saturday, June 25
    The Staunton Parks & Recreation is creating a scholarship fund to open doors to under-privileged youth via financial provisions. We will host an annual fund raiser golf tournament to generate scholarship funds. The funds will be used to subsidize local youth/teens participation in our recreation programs. We hope to introduce these new experiences to our community's less fortunate youth, to benefit them by providing enlightenment, self-awareness and trying new lifetime physical fitness activities. Currently there is no such scholarship fund, and we need YOUR help to achieve this lofty goal. Sponsor a hole in this tournament or become a TITLE sponsor. ALL proceeds will go to the Youth and Teen Scholarship Fund which will be funneled to economically disadvantaged youth. This is a 4 person captain's choice tournament. Lunch will be provided.
    Individual Tournament entry: $35
    Hole Sponsorship (Business or Individual): $50
    For sponsorship opportunities or to inquire about being THE title sponsor please contact:
    Claire Anderson at (540) 332-3945 or
    To make team reservations, please contact Wes Allred at (540) 332-3949

  • Major League Baseball: Nationals Vs. Cardinals
    Take a trip to Nationals Park to see the Nats and Cards battle it out.
    Thursday, June 16
    Depart Gypsy Hill Park Gym at 3pm for 7pm game
    Price: $75 (includes transportation & ticket)
    Register ASAP, for more information: (540) 332-3945
  • Lavender Fields Herb Farm
    This farm sells over 200 varieties of USDA Certified Organic herb plants and a gourmet selection of organic vegetable plants. We'll tour the farm, have lunch- a classic turkey & ham club with basil/oregano herb mayonnaise on the side- then take a class on organic gardening and how to safely and naturally eliminate the need for pesticides. Browse the gift shop and then top off the day with afternoon tea. Dress for the outdoors, wear walking shoes, bring a hat and please let us know if you have any dietary
    Friday, June 17
    Depart Gypsy Hill Park Gym at 9:45am
    Return around 5:45pm
    Price: $49 (includes transportation, lunch, tea, class & tour)
    Register ASAP, for more information: (540) 332-3945


  • Gypsy Hill Skate Camp
    A great opportunity for kids ages 5-17 to learn and better their skateboarding skills in a controlled environment with the help of experienced counselors. At this ½ day camp, they'll learn the basics of skating or broaden the skills of more experienced skaters. Water provided, bring a water bottle.
    9am-12pm, Gypsy Hill Skate Park (Co-sponsored with Escape Skate Shop)
    June 6-10: Ages 5-8, June 13-17: Ages 9-12, June 20-24: Ages 13-17
    Price: $69 (includes instruction & camp t-shirt)
    Register ASAP, for more information: (540) 332-3945
  • Pilates for Any Body
    Pilates is a form of exercise that teaches the body how to engage the "core" in order to perform a series of exercises that will over time build strength, balance, and flexibility. These are all things necessary for our bodies to remain strong and balanced as we age.
    9:45am-10:45am, four Mondays starting June 6 at Nelson Street Teen Center
    Price: $26
    Register ASAP, for more information: (540) 332-3945
  • Official Ham Radio Technician
    In this 10 week Technician Class - the first level of ham radio license - the participant will learn all knowledge and skills necessary to pass the exam in Dayton, VA on August 13th.We will cover chapter by chapter the information needed to get your FCC license to be an amateur radio operator. This course requires classroom as well as home study. Although the instruction is provided for free, there is a facility fee charged. For more information on class specifics contact John Keller at (540)746-0425
    Instructor: Valley Amateur Radio Assoc. local "Hams"
    6pm-9pm, ten Mondays starting June 6 at the Nelson Street Teen Center
    Facility fee: $15
    Book Price: Purchase 1st night of class from instructor: $25
    Register ASAP, for more information: (540) 332-3945
  • Golf 101
    Thinking about taking up golf but you are unsure where to start? You may need to get some expert advice or you might head down the wrong path. Too many beginners have no idea where to start! This is where Wes Allred, the Gypsy Hill Golf Pro, hopes to step in and provide guidance. Bring clubs if you have them.
    10am-12noon, June 7 meeting at the Golf Shop in Gypsy Hill Park
    Price: $5/session
    Register ASAP, for more information: (540) 332-3945
  • Twitter & Facebook for Seniors
    Did you know there are more people over the age of 60 than teenagers on Facebook? It's true: and it's not just a reflection of demographics. It's also because more people are seeing how Facebook and other social media tools, like Twitter, which will also be covered, are transforming our social and business lives. Lecture based class. *Last chance to get this class for free!*
    9am-12pm, June 9 at the Staunton Public Library
    Free - Sponsored by Staunton Parks & Recreation and Staunton Public Library
    Please call and let us know you are coming (540) 332-3945.
  • Appalachian Herbs
    Learn to identify the rich native plants growing in our mountains and how the Native Americans and early Mountain settlers used them for food and healing. Our instructor has been living on a small sustainable homestead in the Blue Ridge Mountains for over twenty years and keeps a variety of livestock and gardens. She also knows a thing or two about naturally occurring herb usage.
    6pm-8pm, June 9 at the Montgomery Hall Park Activity Room
    Price: $19
    Register ASAP, for more information: (540) 332-3945
  • Understanding the Body-Mind Connection
    The body is a communication device. Your aches, pains and illnesses are most likely messages from you to you that you didn't heed. Each time the message is ignored your body will speak louder until you have to listen. In this introduction you will learn what you think and say is the main cause of what is happening to you physically. Learn to read your own signs by simple processes and gentle listening.
    10am-1pm, June 11 at the Nelson Street Teen Center
    Price: $24
    Register ASAP, for more information: (540) 332-3945
  • Mommy & Me: Homemade Cupcakes
    Moms and kids, come spend an afternoon in the kitchen with us! We'll be making cupcakes and icing from scratch and talk about some super easy but impressive decorating ideas. Use these ideas for birthday parties or any occasion. Best of all, take your tasty work home to share with your family! Ages 5 and up.
    1pm-4pm, June 11 at Montgomery Hall Park Activity Room
    Price: $35 a pair ($11 for an additional person)
    Register ASAP, for more information: (540) 332-3945
  • Summer Cooking Series: Thrill of the Grill
    Cooking over an open flame has never been so fun. Learn how to make complete meals on the grill, from the entree to the sides and even the dessert. Everything can be cooked in the great outdoors and taste delicious. What you'll be making: Margarita grilled chicken fajitas with roasted tomato salsa, grilled peppers and onions and cilantro lime sour cream. Served with roasted corn and black bean salad and an ice cream sundae with grilled pineapple, grilled pound cake and homemade dulce de leche.
    2pm-3:30pm, June 11 at Nelson Street Teen Center
    Price: $24
    Register ASAP, for more information: (540) 332-3945
  • Adult Lap Swim
    Exclusive to adults over the age of 50 years (ID required) enjoy the Gypsy Hill Park swimming pool all to yourselves.
    9am-11am on Wednesdays
    6pm-8pm on Fridays
    6pm-8pm on Sundays
    Price: $1 per day
    For more information: (540) 332-3945
  • Camp Staunton 2011 *Still spaces left, call today!*
    June 13 – August 5
    Price: $540 prepaid or $80 weekly
    For more information: (540) 332-3945