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

​Teen Pizza and Paint

Thursday,  January 24 • 6 - 8​ pm | ​Williams Farm Rec Center
Ages 13 - 17 • Grab a bite to eat and join us for an exploration in rustic painting and fun!​ Register o​nline • $12

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  January 25 • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Princess Anne 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​​​​​​​​​​​

Date Night Paint Night

Friday,  January 25 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | ​Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • Whether you're a couple looking to spend quality time together or just friends looking for something fun to do, Date Night, Paint Night is all about having a great time while getting creative and trying your hand at painting a piece of art.​​ Register online • $19​​​​​​​​

Madden PS4 Tournament​​

Monday,  January 28 • 3 - 6​ pm | Kempsville Rec Center​​​
Ages 10 - 16 • Join us in a tournament to find the best Madden 19 player! Register on​line • $10

 February

Snow Globe Gala: A Family Formal

Friday,  February 1 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | Kempsville Rec Center​​​
Ages 3 & up • An event for the whole family! Mothers, sons, fathers, daughters; an event for all. There will be snacks, photo booth, and of course plenty of dancing! Register by January 28, 2019.​ Register online • $10

​​Little Artists and Adventures​ 

Tuesdays,  February 5 - 26 • 9 - 10 am | Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 2 & up • Come sit with warm hot cocoa and hear a great winter story, and then decorate arts and crafts to make your own Winter Wonderland. Register o​nline • Free with rec center membership or day pass.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Nerf Turf Battle​

Wednesday,  February 6 • 6 - 8​ pm | Kempsville Rec Center​​​
Ages 7 - 13 • Spend the evening defending your turf in this 2 hour Nerf battle. Register online • $10

Pickleball for Beginners

Thursday,  February 7​​ • 6 - 8​​​​ pm | Seatack Rec Center
Ages 14 & up • Learn the sport of Pickleball! The fast pace paddle game that is sweeping the nation. Come out for a fun evening!​ Register online • $8

Snow Day Stay and Play​​

Thursday,  February 7 • 8:30 - 10 am | Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 2 & up • Come have SNOW MUCH FUN at Great Neck Recreation Center.  We will have: snow cones, make our own clay snow to play with, and will decorate sugar snow cookies for you to take home. We will have Peppa Pig: Snow Cartoon playing for the kids to watch as well. We will paint rocks to put outside for the snow. Register o​nline • Free with rec center membership or day pass.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Date Night Paint Night

Friday,  February 8 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | ​Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • Whether you're a couple looking to spend quality time together or just friends looking for something fun to do, Date Night, Paint Night is all about having a great time while getting creative and trying your hand at painting a piece of art.​​ Register online • $19​​​​​​​​

Learn Through Play - Valentine​

Saturday,  February 9 • 10 am - 12​ pm | ​Bayside Rec Center
Ages 2 - 5 • Join us for a story, craft, games, and snacks. Register online • $7​

Valentine's Day Cookie & Craft Decorating Party​

Saturday,  February 9 • 12 - 1:30​ pm | ​Williams Farm Rec Center
Ages 6 - 12 • Tell that special person how much you care and how sweet they are! Decorate delicious sugar cookies with your unique touch and creativity. Then create a heartfelt picture frame for that special person. Please bring a 4x6 picture to showcase inside your frame.​ Register o​nline • $12

Kings and Queens Preschool Party

Saturday,  February 9​ • 12 - 2​ pm | ​Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 3 & up • 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 o​​nline • $15

After Hours Pickleball Bash​

Saturday,  February 9​​ • 9 pm - 2​​​​ am | Seatack Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • Come out for a fun evening of Pickleball with friends, food & fellowship!​ Register online • $15

Valentine's Day Arts & Crafts

Thursday,  February 14 • 9 - 10 am | Great Neck Rec Center
Ages 2 & up • Come paint a cup for Valentine's Day and watch a fun Valentine's Day Nick Jr. Episode. Register o​nline • Free with rec center membership or day pass.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Parent's Night Out​​

Friday,  February 15​ • 5:30 - 8:30​ pm | Bayside, Kempsville & Williams Farm Rec Centers​​​
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Friday Free Family Movie​ Night

Friday,  February 15 • 6:30 - 8​:30​​ pm | Great Neck Rec Center
All Ages • Enjoy a night of laughter and fun with a monthly themed movie, games, crafts, and POPCORN! No additional cost. Showing: Remember the Titans​​ Regi​ster online • Free with rec center membership or day pass.​​​​​​​​​​

Glow In The Dark Nerf Battle

Monday,  February 18 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | ​Bayside Rec Center
Ages 10 - 17 • Come ready to paint your face with glow in the dark paint (provided), race through the course under black lights and shoot glowing nerf ammo at your opponents. Refuel after the battle with pizza!​ Register onl​ine • $10

 March

Date Night Paint Night

Friday,  March 1 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | ​Bow Creek Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • Whether you're a couple looking to spend quality time together or just friends looking for something fun to do, Date Night, Paint Night is all about having a great time while getting creative and trying your hand at painting a piece of art.​​ Register ​online • $19​​​​​​​​

Pickleball for Beginners

Thursday,  March 7​​ • 6 - 8​​​​ pm | Seatack Rec Center
Ages 14 & up • Learn the sport of Pickleball! The fast pace paddle game that is sweeping the nation. Come out for a fun evening!​ Register online • $8​

Nerf Battle Extreme​

Friday,  March 8 • 6 - 8​ pm | Bow Creek Rec Center​​​
Ages 8 - 15 • In this Extreme Nerf Competition you will find giant inflatables and missions to complete to become the next Nerf champion. Test your accuracy while dodging the competition. Pizza and Punch will be served after the competition.  Register online • $10

Date Night Paint Night

Friday,  March 8 • 6:30 - 8:30​ pm | ​Williams Farm Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • Whether you're a couple looking to spend quality time together or just friends looking for something fun to do, Date Night, Paint Night is all about having a great time while getting creative and trying your hand at painting a piece of art.​​ Register online • $19​​​​​​​​​

Trip to Generic Theater

Friday,  March 15 • 6:30 - 11​ pm | ​Williams Farm Rec Center
Ages 18 & up • Join us for the play "Funny A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the GYN​" at the Generic Theater in Norfolk.​​ Register o​nline • $17​

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