Recreation Center Events

​​​​​There’s more to explore at our recreation centers than just our gyms, pools and fitness rooms! We also offer a wide variety of exciting events and programs for all ages. Registration is required for some events, so sign up early to ensure you don’t miss out! Most events require a recreation center membership or day pass, unless otherwise noted.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 January

​​​​​Parent's Night Out

Friday,  January 5 • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Kempsville Rec Center
Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities.​ Register online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders​​

Family Bingo Night Series

Thursday,  January 11 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 5 & up • B-I-N-G-O who doesn't love BINGO! Come one, come all, come out and enjoy a few hours to play various rounds of BINGO and a chance to win some prizes. Registration required for all participants. Register online • $1​

Teen New Year Jump Off Dance

Friday,  January 12 • 6 - 8​ pm | Williams Farm Rec Center
Ages 13 - 17 • Kick off the New Year with a fun way to start the year-games and fun! There will be light snacks, video games and of course plenty of dancing! Register online • $8

Pickleball for Beginners

Friday,  January 12 • 6​ - 8​​ pm | Seatack Recreation Center
Ages 12 & up • Learn the sport of Pickleball! The fast pace paddle game that is sweeping the nation. Come out for a fun evening!​ Register online • Free with rec center membership or day pass​.​​

Dine and Paint Night

Friday,  January 19 • 6 - 8​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 3 & up with a parent • Come show your creative side while enjoying some pizza and snacks. We will have a painter leading the program that parents can follow along with while kids can choose to follow or show their own creative side. There will be refreshments and food for everyone to enjoy. Register online​ • $10

Rock Wall Fun - Get Hooked on Climbing

Friday,  January 19 • 6​ - 8​​ pm | Seatack Recreation Center
Ages 6 & up • Bring the family for a fun session of rock climbing on our vertical wall. Two belayers will help the climbers up and down from beginner to intermediate to advanced climbing experiences. Membership or day pass required.​ Register online • $8​

Arena Football

Sunday, January 21 • 2​ - 4:30​​ pm | Seatack Recreation Center
Ages 10 - 13 • We're bringing old school back! It's neighborhood favorite "Throw Back and Run".  We will conduct this contest in our own Seatack arena. Bring a friend and tell others. This will be a fun day of football excitement. Register online • Free with rec center membership or day pass

Pickleball for Beginners

Friday,  January 26 • 6​ - 8​​ pm | Seatack Recreation Center
Ages 12 & up • Learn the sport of Pickleball! The fast pace paddle game that is sweeping the nation. Come out for a fun evening!​ Register online • Free with rec center membership or day pass​.​​​

Wine Glass Paint Night

Thursday,  January 25 • 6 - 7:30​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 7 & up with a parent • Do you love to paint? Adults and children express their creativity using acrylic paint on wine glasses or mason jars. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore your creative side. There will be snacks and refreshments. Please dress accordingly. Register online​ • $10

Friday Free Family Movie Night

Friday,  January 26 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Families of all ages! Enjoy a night of laughs and fun with a monthly themed movie, games, a craft, and POPCORN! No additional cost. Showing: Finding Dory Register online​ • Free with rec center membership or day pass.

How to Make a Valentine's Day Wreath

Tuesday,  January 30 • 6 - 7:30​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 7 & up with parent • Valentine's Day wreaths are true signs of love in the air. Your wreath will reflect your creativity and inspiration. Learn how to decorate a wreath that will brighten your season and be treasured for many years to come. Register online​ • $10​​​

 February

​​Parent's Night Out

Friday,  February 2​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Kempsville Rec Center
Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders​​

Pickleball for Beginners

Friday,  February 2 • 6​ - 8​​ pm | Seatack Recreation Center
Ages 12 & up • Learn the sport of Pickleball! The fast pace paddle game that is sweeping the nation. Come out for a fun evening!​ Register online • Free with rec center membership or day pass​.​​

Arena Football

Sunday, February 4 • 2​ - 4:30​​ pm | Seatack Recreation Center
Ages 10 - 13 • We're bringing old school back! It's neighborhood favorite "Throw Back and Run".  We will conduct this contest in our own Seatack arena. Bring a friend and tell others. This will be a fun day of football excitement. Register online • Free with rec center membership or day pass

Family Bingo Night Series

Thursday,  February 8 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 5 & up • B-I-N-G-O who doesn't love BINGO! Come one, come all, come out and enjoy a few hours to play various rounds of BINGO and a chance to win some prizes. Registration required for all participants. Register online • $1​

Daddy Daughter Dance

Friday,  February 9 • 6 - 8​ pm | Kempsville Rec Center​​
Ages 3 & up • Fathers and daughters get to create some lasting memories together in this fun Valentine's Event. There will be light snacks, a Valentine craft, and of course plenty of dancing! Register by February 2. Register online • $10

Dine and Pla​nt Night

Friday, February 9 • 6 - 8​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 7​ & up with a parent •  Come create a beautiful table top garden (Terrarium) and enjoy some pizza, snacks, and refreshments. Add your own style to your Terrarium and then bring it home to show off to your friends and family. Register online​ • $15​

​​Parent's Day Out

Saturday,  February 10​ • 2 - 4​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Mom and Dad,  have a fun afternoon out while we entertain your kids! Pizza, drinks, and a snack will be provided. Register online • $19

Volley Ball Clinic

Sunday, February 11 • 2 - 4​ pm | Seatack Recreation Center​
Ages 8 - 14 •  This volleyball clinic is designed to teach youth the fundamentals of Volleyball: serving, passing, setting, hitting and digging as well as communication and teamwork skills. Players will be taught proper form and technique in a fun and exciting way. Register online​ • $8

​​Parent's Night Out

Wednesday,  February 14​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Kempsville Rec Center
Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders​​

Pickleball for Beginners

Friday,  February 16 • 6​ - 8​​ pm | Seatack Recreation Center
Ages 12 & up • Learn the sport of Pickleball! The fast pace paddle game that is sweeping the nation. Come out for a fun evening!​ Register online • Free with rec center membership or day pass​.​​

Friday Free Family Movie Night

Friday,  February 16 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Families of all ages! Enjoy a night of laughs and fun with a monthly themed movie, games, a craft, and POPCORN! No additional cost. Showing: Moana. Register online​ • Free with rec center membership or day pass.

Kings and Queens Preeschooler Party

Saturday,  February 17 • 2 - 4​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 3 - 5 • Dress up your little Kings or Queens and join us for a special theme party exclusively for Preschoolers. Enjoy an afternoon of fun-filled activities including games, crafts, music, dancing, and dining. Register online​ • $19

​​Parent's Night Out

Friday,  February 23 • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Bayside Rec Center
Parents are you in need of a date night, or just some time of relaxation? Well, Parent's Night Out is the perfect program for you. Enjoy a night out on the town, while your children enjoy a night of fun at the rec center. No time to figure out dinner? No worries, we have you covered. Pizza and drinks are included. Also, feel free to dress children in pajamas to make the transition to bedtime 10 times easier. All children must wear closed-toe shoes and socks in order to participate in all activities. Register online • $15; $10 for drop-in child care monthly pass holders​​​​

Rock Wall Fun - Get Hooked on Climbing

Friday, February 23 • 6​ - 8​​ pm | Seatack Recreation Center
Ages 6 & up • Bring the family for a fun session of rock climbing on our vertical wall. Two belayers will help the climbers up and down from beginner to intermediate to advanced climbing experiences. Membership or day pass required.​ Register online • $8​​

Movie Night in the Pool

Friday,  February 23 • 6 - 8​ pm | Seatack Recreation Center​
Enjoy a special feature while floating in the pool. Showing: Nut Job 3. Registration not required • Free with rec center membership or day pass.​

 March

Senior Swingers Square Dance

Thursday,  March 1 - May 31 • 10 am - 12​​ pm | Bayside Recreation Center​
Ages 55 & up • Join us for this intro to modern western-style square dancing with the Senior Swingers! Combine mental and physical exercise with fellowship and laughter. Beginner dancers 10 - 11 am; advanced dancers, squares, rounds, and lines from 11 am - 12 pm. Contact Bayside Rec Center at (757) 385-5930 to register • Free with rec center membership or day pass.​

Family Bingo Night Series

Thursday,  March 8 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 5 & up • B-I-N-G-O who doesn't love BINGO! Come one, come all, come out and enjoy a few hours to play various rounds of BINGO and a chance to win some prizes. Registration required for all participants. Register online • $1​​​

Float-A-Rama

Sunday,  March 11 • 1 - 4​ pm | ​Bayside Recreation Center​
Enjoy shallow and deep end floats like Submarine, Sky Totter or Space Mountain. Registration not required • Free with rec center membership or day pass.

Nerf Battle Explosion

Friday,  March 16 • 6 - 8 pm | Bow Creek Rec Center​
Ages 8 - 15 • Are you ready for some Nerf Competition? Have an epic Nerf battle with your friends. Duck, dodge, and dive through our inflatable obstacles to complete missions and prove you're a Nerf Champion! Pizza and drinks to follow. Register online • $1​​​​​0​

Movie Night in the Pool

Friday,  March 30 • 6 - 8​ pm | Princess Anne Recreation Center​
Enjoy a special feature while floating in the pool. Showing: Lego Ninjago or The Emoji Movie​. Registration not required • Free with rec center membership or day pass.

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