A November to Remember

Make memories and ramp up for the winter season with Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Friday, October 28, 2016

As November and the winter season draws near, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is gearing up for the cooler weather and shorter days with a host of events and special activities for the adventurous family or individual! There's so much to experience, so be sure to view on our online catalog for even more at VBgov.com/Catalog.

Visit VBgov.com/specialevents​ for more info:

Santa's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar
(Nov 5 & 6 at Princess Anne Rec Center; Nov 19 & 20 at Williams Farm Rec Center | Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm, and Sundays 10 am to 4 pm)
An annual holiday tradition, this event features over 100 different craft vendors each weekend. Crafters will be selling unique handmade items, everything from stocking stuffers to fine works of art, all at budget-friendly prices. 

Bring the kids for photos with Santa...the first opportunity in Virginia Beach! Santa's hours are Saturday 11 am to 2 pm, Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm. Visits the big man are free, prices vary for professional photos (no personal cameras please.)

We're also offering a FREE Drop n' Shop option for parents with kids ages 3 to 6 for up to one hour between 11 am and 3 pm each day. Your child will enjoy doing crafts and playing games while you check out all the vendor's goodies! 

Recreation Center membership or day pass and registration required unless otherwise noted
Visit VBgov.com/recevents for more info:

(Nov 6 | 10 am to 1 pm | all ages | Great Neck Rec Center)
It might be too cool outside to swim, but the water is just right in our indoor swimming pools! Bring the kids in to burn off some energy splashing and climbing on our giant floats. It's a wet and wild blast! No registration required.

Winter Wildlife Festival – Registration
(Nov 15 registration opens | VBgov.com/Winterwildlife)
Reserve your spot! Presented by Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, this is your chance to witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it's following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Learn what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife in their natural settings. With loads of adventures to sign up for, the most popular ones fill very quickly, so be sure to register early. Recreation center membership is not required to participate.

Hiring Event
(Nov 17 | 9 am to noon | ages 18 & up | Joint-Use Library large meeting room L102 & L103)
We're hiring Activity Center Assistant Leaders for our Out-of-School Time Programs and will be conducting on-the-spot interviews for qualified candidates on a first come, first served basis. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, with a minimum of 3 months programming volunteer or work experience with youth. Interested candidates should fill out the online application at VBgovcareers.com, print it and bring it along with a resume and two reference contacts. For more information, contact Dena Kimball at 757-385-0452 or Cote Jo Stawson at 757-385-0451. You do not have to be a recreation center member to apply.

Friday Free Family Movie Night (
Nov 18 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | all ages | Great Neck Rec Center)
Enjoy a night of family fun with our monthly movie series that also includes games, crafts, and of course – popcorn! We're featuring The Jungle Book this month, so swing on in with your little wild ones. Please register in advance.

Athletic League Registrations

Adult Basketball and Coed Volleyball
(Nov 7 – 21)
Let the games begin! Round up your squad and register for our very popular adult sports leagues. We offer three different divisions of competition to accommodate all skillsets. Visit VBgov.com/Sports to learn more.

About Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation strives to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the City's coastal environment, as well as to ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances – can access Parks & Recreation programs. The department's vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that create a sense of community. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, visit VBgov.com/parks or call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay). Sign up for Parks & Rec email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/VBparksrec