ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

DINING DESTINATIONS

Carrot Tree Kitchen (Williamsburg)

For ages 18+. With a  rotating seasonal menu and delicious gourmet cakes, you are sure to sample something delectable at this popular Williamsburg destination!

 

Monday, January 20.

Departure Time: 10:30 a.m. Return Time: 2 p.m.

Transportation fee: $10. Lunch is on your own. 

Registration ends January 13.  

 

Joe’s Inn (Richmond)

For ages 18+. Located in the heart of the Fan in Richmond, this mainstay restaurant serves breakfast entrees all day in addition to a variety of your favorite comfort foods!

 

Monday, February 10.

Departure Time: 10:15 a.m. Return Time: 2 p.m.

Transportation fee: $8.  Lunch is on your own.

Registration ends February 4. 

 

Croaker’s Spot (Petersburg) 

For ages 18+. Experience the soul of seafood at this popular Old Town Petersburg destination featuring a variety of fish, shrimp and crab dishes seasoned just right!

 

Tuesday, March 24.

Departure Time: 11:30 a.m. Return Time: 2 p.m.

Transportation fee: $5.  Lunch is on your own. 

Registration ends March 18. 

 

The Patron Cantina (Chester)

For ages 18+. You will have a hard time choosing from authentic tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and more! This beautifully decorated restaurant combines modern day style with classic Latin American flavor that you are sure to love. 

 

Monday, April 20.

Departure Time: 10:30 a.m. Return Time: 2 p.m.

Transportation fee:  $5.  Lunch is on your own. 

Registration ends April 13.

EXPLORE

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond)

For ages 18+. The VMFA features timeless pieces of art from all over the world! Explore the different displays at your own pace without having to wait for group tours or reservations. Admission to permanent collection galleries is free.  Special  exhibitions may require an admission fee and are optional for tour participants. 

 

Wednesday, January 22.

Departure Time: 10 a.m. Return Time: 2 p.m.

Transportation fee: $8.  Lunch is on your own. 

Registration ends January 16.  

 

The Virginia Holocaust Museum (Richmond)

For ages 18+. Located in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Bottom, this impactful look into history attracts more than 42,000 visitors each year.  Admission to the museum is free.  Please bring a lunch snack to enjoy on the ride home.

 

Thursday, February 27.

Departure Time: 10 a.m. Return Time: 1 p.m.

Transportation fee: $8. 

Registration ends February 21.

 

Violet Bank Museum (Colonial Heights)

For ages 18+. Explore this beautiful hidden gem which served as the site of the first settlement in what is now Colonial Heights. In addition to the artifacts and historic furniture indoors, check out one of the largest cucumber trees in the world on the front lawn. This trip includes a guided tour of the museum and grounds. 

 

Friday, March 20.

Departure Time: 9:45 a.m. Return Time: 12:30 p.m.

Transportation fee:  $5. 

Registration ends March 12.  

Information:  AJ McCage

amccage@hopewellva.gov

(804) 541-2353

LIFE UNIVERSITY 

AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

 

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN YOUR SMARTPHONE?

Recommended for ages 18+. Smartphones are used to make phone calls and send text messages but they can also be used for accessing the internet, checking your emails, taking pictures, storing contacts, and so much more. Learn how to use your   device to its full potential (both iPhone and Android devices will be covered). 

 

Session 1: Monday, January 27, 11 a.m.

Session 2: Monday, February 24, 11 a.m.

Session 3: Monday, March 23, 11 a.m.

Session 4: Monday, April 27, 11 a.m.

 

First Baptist Church.  $5/session. 

Registration closes on Friday before each session.

 

HOW TO: SHUTTERFLY

Recommended for ages 18+. Shutterfly brings photos to life in photo books, gifts, home décor, cards, and stationery. This class will teach you how to create photo books and how to use your images in a variety of creative ways.  Participants will be required to bring their own computer, tablet, or phone (whichever device is used for photo storage).

 

Session 1: Saturday, January 25, 9 a.m.

Session 2: Saturday, February 22, 9 a.m.

 

First Baptist Church. $5/session. 

Registration closes on Friday before each session. 

 

BREADS (Yeast and Quick)

Recommended for ages 18+. This class will provide a detailed lesson on how to bake a variety of made-from-scratch breads you can share with family and friends.

 

Session 1: Tuesday, January 14, 7 p.m.

Session 2: Tuesday, January 21, 7 p.m.

Session 3: Tuesday, January 28, 7 p.m.

 

First Baptist Church. $10/session.

Registration closes on Friday before each session.

HEALTHY EATING FOR SPECIAL DIETS

Recommended for ages 18+. This class will expose you to a    variety of cooking methods and meal ideas for healthy eating and for following a prescribed diet. 

 

Session 1: Tuesday, February 4, 7 p.m.

Session 2: Tuesday, February 11, 7 p.m.

Session 3: Tuesday, February 18, 7 p.m.

Session 4: Tuesday, February 25, 7 p.m.

 

First Baptist Church.  $10/session.

Registration closes on Friday before each session. 

CAKE & COOKIE DECORATING

Recommended for ages 18+. This class will teach you how to prepare and decorate a variety of delectable desserts that you can share with family and friends. 

 

Session 1: Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m.

Session 2: Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m.

Session 3: Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m.

Session 4: Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m.

Session 5: Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m.

 

First Baptist Church. $10/session. 

Registration closes on Friday before each session.

 

LINE DANCING FOR BEGINNERS

Recommended for ages 18+. Learn choreographed steps to some of the most popular line dances that you can enjoy with friends and family. No previous experience required. 

 

Session 1: Tuesday, January 21, 6 p.m.

Session 2: Tuesday, January 28, 6 p.m.

Session 3: Tuesday, February 4, 6 p.m.

Session 4: Tuesday, February 11, 6 p.m.

Session 5: Tuesday, February 18, 6 p.m.

Session 6: Tuesday, February 25, 6 p.m.

 

First Baptist Church. $10/session.

Registration closes on Friday before each session.

HEALTHY GARDEN SERIES

Recommended for ages 10+. This series of informative beginner gardening classes will teach you all you need to know about planning, growing, and maintaining your own summer garden. Each meeting date will include a classroom session and some classes will include a trip to the Heritage Gardens Learning Garden.  Join us to learn how to save money, eat healthier, and be eco-friendly!  Children should be  accompanied by an adult at all times.  All materials will be provided. 

January 11-Planning Makes Perfect

· Choose the best garden site

· Why raised beds and containers

· Understanding seed catalogs

February 8-The Right Dirt

· What’s in your soil?

· Start your own seeds

· Garden safety with children

March 14-Spring Vegetable Planting Guide

· Plan to attract pollinators

· Build a compost bin with wood pallets

· Make your own black gold (compost)

 

April 11-Spring Into Summer

· What to plant now

· How to select, store, and use fertilizer correctly

· Meet the natives: grow something for wildlife

 

May 9-Berries and Bugs

· Berries to grow at home

· Bugs – know the friends and enemies of your garden

· We love tomatoes! What to grow now

 

June 13-Hot Summer Nights

· Watering and disease control

· Pest control

· Summer mulch

 

Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. (allow additional time for garden visits)

Hopewell Community Center. Free. 

Advance registration recommended. 

Hopewell Community Center

100 W. City Point Road

Hopewell, VA 23860

Call

T: (804) 541-2353

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