Winter Spring 2020 Island Tide


Recreation Programs and City Information for the City of Poquoson





Island Tide


Winter-Spring 2020


Enjoy the Annual Easter Egg Hunt

April 11, 2020

Municipal Park

City of Poquoson Office of Community Recreation

Recreation Programs & City Information

Facility Rentals & Reservations

Enjoy Messick Point-Rent a slip for your boat.

The City of Poquoson Office of Community

Recreation manages slip rentals at Messick Point.

Slips are available to rent for a fee

of $100 per month for

pleasure boats and $60

per month for workboats.

Electric service and

water service to slips

are now available.

All slip renters are required to have proper

insurance on all vessels.

To lease a boat slip at Messick Point please contact

the Office of Community Recreation at 868-3580.

Picnic Shelter Rentals & Reservations

The City of Poquoson Office of Community

Recreation allows residents to reserve the

picnic shelter at Municipal Park. The shelter is

reserved on a first come,

first serve basis. To

reserve the shelter please

call 868-3580. Please

note that no water or

electrical service is


Aquatic Interpretative Center at Messick Point

This facility that

overlooks Back River

can be reserved for free

by Poquoson residents

for small events &

programs. Information

about reservations and

procedures is available at

the Office of Community

Recreation at 868-3580.

Special Events at Parks, City Property, Runs,

Races, Parades & More!

These unique and fun activities make our City even

more of a great place to live. If you are planning

these activities and plan to utilize city property,

please contact the Office of Community Recreation

at 868-3580 for an event application. Advance

planning is key to creating a successful event.

Don’t delay in starting the application process.

Winter/Spring 2020

Odd Road Community Center

This building, located at 49 Odd Road, is available

to rent by Poquoson residents and for use by

Poquoson civic groups.

Capacity is 60 people.

Reservations are made by

calling 868-3580.

Rental rate is $40 per hour.

No alcohol is permitted

at the facility.

Boat Ramps and Blueways

Poquoson, home to over 87 miles of shoreline, has

locations around the City to put your small craft or

kayak into the water.

Water Access:

Free public boat

ramps are available at

both Rens Road and

Messick Point. Both

accommodate large boats and have pump-out facilities

nearby. Public small craft access and entry points are

also available for paddlers throughout the City:

Thomas Jefferson Rollins Nature Area

(Amory’s Wharf)

Rens Road

Cedar Road Landing

Messick Point

Hunts Neck Road Landing

Visit for a complete list of

Poquoson water access, trails and more.

Cover: Large Photo: Natalie Reinhardt is in the Easter Spirit at

the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Face paint design courtesty of Ms.

Vivian Bryan of the Painted Face. Photos 1: Pink Frame; Soccer

players at South Lawson Photo 2: Purple Frame; Thanks to the

Poquoson Women’s Club, City of Poquoson Economic

Development Office, Community Recreation, Poquoson Public

Schools and Price Electric a new Firth Field Scoreboard was

installed in August 2019. It’s a beauty- Go Islanders!


Poquoson Office Of

Community Recreation &

Economic Development

Location: 830 Poquoson Avenue


Office Hours Monday thru Friday



General Program Information 868-3580

Weather Cancellation Hotline 868-3584

Field & Picnic Shelter

Reservations 868-3580

Registration Information 868-3580

Community Center Reservations 868-3580

Economic Development 868-5314

Poquoson Seafood Festival 868-3588

Parks Maintenance 868-3590

Parks and Recreation Fax 868-3585


Directions to the Community Recreation Office:

(830 Poquoson Avenue) From Victory Blvd.: Follow Victory

Blvd. to the light at Wythe Creek. Cross over Wythe Creek

at the light. The road becomes Little Florida Road. Follow

Little Florida Road to Cedar Road. Turn Left on Cedar

Road, follow to Municipal Drive. Turn left on Municipal

Drive and follow past the swimming pool and near the

baseball field.

In 1999, HRSD and the public utilities departments of

Hampton Roads joined forces through the Hampton

Roads Planning District Commission to establish H2O

(Help to Others) to help those in need. The program

is made possible by a partnership with The Salvation


H2O allows you to make tax-deductible donations to

help local families who cannot afford their water bill due

to crises beyond their control.

Utilities Assistance? As a resident of Poquoson if you

are in need of water or sewer bill fee assistance the

Share H2O fund helps families with one time

assistance. For more information visit

for more information.

Table of Contents

Community Center Rentals & Shelter

Reservations 2

Community Events 4

Easter Egg Hunt 4

Fairies & Friends Day 5

Earth Day Events 5

Clean the Bay 6

Community Group Meeting 6

Sports/Athletic Programs 7

Spring Soccer

Field Hockey

Youth Volleyball League

Clinics & More

Lifeguard Training 10

Classes - Youth and Adult 10-14

Babysitting, CPR Training,

Gun Safety, Boater Safety,

Art Classes & More

Healthy Living Classes 13

Get Active! 14

Tai Chi

Active Adults- Senior Programs

Day Trips 15

Diner’s Club 15

Registration Information and Form 17-18

Around the City

Home Based Business Information 19

Poquoson Public Library Information 20

Virginia Cooperative Extension Information 24

2020 Census Information 25

Foodbank Distribution 26

Thanks to our Sponsors 26

DMV Comes to Poquoson 27

Restaurant Week in Poquoson 28

To promote community events for

Civic, Community Groups, and Churches,

on City Channels

47 (Cox) & 26 (Verizon),

please email information to

Special Needs: The City of Poquoson is committed to making

reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with

Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation please

allow a minimum of 3 weeks advance notice of need. All

accommodation requests must be made in writing to the

Department. To begin the process call 868-3580.


Emmaus Baptist Church & The City of Poquoson Office

of Community Recreation invite you to the


Ages 10 & under

Prizes for Best

Easter Bonnet

Youth & Adults

9:30am Activities Begin

10:00am Hunt Begins


Poquoson Municipal Park

Presented by Sentara


Fairies & Friends Day

at the Poquoson Museum Learning Garden

968 Poquoson Avenue

Saturday, May 16, 2020


Legend has it that fairies were a blessing to the crops for an abundant growing season.

Let’s fill the garden with the fairies and help our garden grow! The friends of the

garden include the pollinators, too. Learn about their importance to the garden as we

explore a variety of crafts and garden fun.

Enjoy magical garden activities, face-painting, fairy fun with wand

making & crafts, and fairy learning activities in partnership with the

Virginia Cooperative Extension York-Poquoson Master Gardeners, the

City of Poquoson Community Recreation Office, & Poquoson Public

Library. All activities free! Children & their families ages

10 & under. Wear your wings & costumes. Free.

Celebrate the 50 th Anniversary of Earth Day in Poquoson

City wide events will include

environmental activities in our parks, &

at Poquoson Public Library including

educational & entertainment for

kids & families.

More information to come for events on April 22

throughout the City as the date nears.

Earth Day Youth Poster Contest- Call for Entries

hosted by Office of Community Recreation

To enter, design your poster to fit your style & express your thoughts,

ideas, or feelings about our planet, the environment, conservation,

or anything else Earth Day makes you feel passionate about in your community.

Once your design is complete drop off your poster to

The Poquoson Library or Poquoson Community Recreation.

Entries due April 20th or before. Winners announced at the Earth

Day Art Show at the Poquoson Library. All entries must be at least 11” x 17”

and have students name, age and grade. Prizes will be awarded. Categories

will be grades grouped K-2; 3-5; 6-8; and 8-12th. For more information: 868-3580.

Litter Clean Up Kits are available for

check-out at Poquoson Public Library.

Call to reserve your kit so you can

celebrate Earth Day with your family or

organization and Keep Poquoson

Beautiful. Info: 868-3060. 5

Clean the Bay Day

Volunteers are needed Saturday, June 6, 2020

as part of the Chesapeake Bay Statewide

Clean the Bay Day.

We need your help at Messick Point to preserve

our City’s coastline.

Time: 9:00am. Location: Messick Point, near the boat

ramps. Bring boots, gloves, and bug spray as we’ll have

lots to do to help protect and beautify our waterfront

area. Your help is appreciated. To serve as a volunteer call

Mel Insley at 868-3580.

11th Annual Poquoson Community Group Meeting

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

6pm Odd Road Community Center (49 Odd Road)

Who’s Invited? Poquoson Civic, Community, and Church Groups

should plan to send 1 representative to the gathering. Please RSVP

to by Feb. 20, 2020.

Share your community events, learn about opportunities for volunteer

projects, network with community leaders, city staff and officials.

The 2020 Summer Camps &

Program Guide will arrive

in mid-March.

Programs for kids this summer include

American Red Cross Swimming Lessons at

Poquoson Pool, Summer Sports Camps,

Special Interest Camps, Science, Art,

Experiential Camps, Sailing Camps & more.

Join a Board- We’re Looking for Volunteers!

Do you enjoy serving your community? Do you like to share

knowledge from your career & life experiences?

Volunteers are needed to serve on boards and commissions in the

City. Interested volunteers should complete a Board Bank

Application available online at

and return it to the City Manager’s Office at 500 City Hall Avenue.

Eligible applicants must be registered to vote in Poquoson and hold

U.S. Citizenship. These boards include: Architectural Review,

Equalization, Adjustments & Appeals, Zoning Appeals, Colonial

Behaviorial Health; Economic Development Authority, Library

Advisory Board, Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, School

Board, Social Services, Wetlands, and more.


Spring Youth Soccer League

The recreation youth soccer league is now accepting registrations for the 2020 spring season. All teams are

co-ed. Youngest Players: Those able to participate in the U7 age division must currently be attending

Kindergarten. Those in Pre-K are not eligible to play. Coaches are usually parent volunteers.

Cost to play is $65.00.

Registration is due February 21, 2020

Additional $10.00 for non-residents. $5 sibling discount after first registered player.

Registration is taken on a first come, first serve basis thru the deadline of February 21, 2020. Program #100S

The league will be divided as follows:

Division Ages End Date

U7 ages 5 and 6 not yet age 7 by May 31, 2020

U9 ages 7 and 8 not yet age 9 by May 31, 2020

U11 ages 9 and 10 not yet age 11 by May 31, 2020

U13 ages 11 and 12 not yet age 13 by May 31, 2020

U16 ages 13, 14, 15 not yet age 16 by May 31, 2020

All registrations are numbered as they are received. Program must have adequate volunteer support to coach

teams. No special requests are accepted for team placements or carpools. There is no guarantee of game time or

practice nights for players. If an insufficient number of children register or coaches cannot be secured for any age

group, the fees will be refunded. Older age groups typically play games with surrounding military bases &

recreational programs, both in Poquoson and other nearby locations.

If you would like to move a child up into an older age group this must be noted on the form at the time of registration

and a special request form to do so must be completed. Children may only move up into an age division

if they are at the eldest of their current age group. All registrations received after February 21 will be charged

a $15 late fee and placed on a waiting list. There is no guarantee for placement on a team after the deadline or

from the waiting list. To be placed on the waiting list a completed registration form and a check or credit card

number must be provided. Register Early!

Program #100S

Note: After March 1, 2020 any request for a refund will not be honored. Late registrations

after this time will be added on a case by case basis only.

Kickstart Soccer

Must be age 4 by April 1, 2020

Kickstart is a program designed for the beginner soccer

player. This is the basic introduction to the game of

soccer. It is not a soccer league, but a 5 week instruction

& play/skill period for 45 minutes each week.

Cost: $55 per child. No sibling discount; additional $10

for non-residents.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Dates: April 15, 22, 29, May 6 and May 13, 2020

5:30-6:15pm South Lawson Park

Instructor: Heather Deaver, Primary School Physical

Education Teacher. Cost includes beginner ball &

t-shirt. Program #102

Location: South Lawson Park

Deadline: April 2.

Youth Soccer Coach Training

Have you ever wanted to coach a youth team, but felt

that you needed more knowlege, or more specifics for

various age groups? Join the volunteer coaches

training for soccer and you will gain skills for practice

planning, team skills and drills, teaching rules of the

game and more. This training will be held 2 evenings,

March 2 and 3 at 6:30pm. Lots of participation and

hands-on activities will be part of the instruction.

Instructor: Bill MacArthur

Contact Mel Insley at Community Recreation to be

included on the list for the 2020 Spring Training

program. Info: 868-3580.


Program is Free. Program #101


Youth Volleyball Skills &

Serving Clinic

Ages 9 and Up (Must be age 9 by April 1, 2020)

4:00-5:30pm Sundays, March 8, 15, & 22

Poquoson Middle School Gym.

Cost is $40 residents/$50 non-residents.

Instructor: Tim Hatok, Varsity Volleyball Coach

Deadline to register is March 3 or until full.

(whichever comes first) Program: #110

Youth Volleyball League

Ages 9-13 (Must be age 9 by April 1, 2020)

Learn the fundamentals of the game of volleyball,

while enjoying basic game play experience. All

practices in Poquoson. Minimum of 24 players must

register to run league & instruction.

Players who have played JV are not eligible

to participate in recreation league.

Specific practice and game times will be announced

based on gym availability. Season runs from after

Spring Break to approximately June 10.

Volunteer coaches needed. Cost: $65 residents/$75

non-residents. Registration Deadline is March 27th.

$15 late fee applies after registration deadline.

NOTE: non-resident registration will only be

accepted from March 24-27 due to space limitations.

Program: #112

Youth Baseball Hitters Clinic

Grades 4th-7th

Participants will work on hitting technique and skills.

This is a great way to get back in the swing of things

for the upcoming spring baseball season. Bring a

glove and any batting equipment. Indoor tennis shoes

required. Sunday, February 23 2:30-4:00pm

Cost: $20 residents/$30 non-residents.

At Poquoson High School Gym, limited

to 25 Kids Deadline to register: Feb. 19

Staff: PHS Baseball Coaching Staff

Program: #126

Thank You to Larry King Law’s

Langley Speedway

for continued support

during weather events for our City.

Pixie Stix Field Hockey

Field Hockey for beginners! Ages 5-7 Girls.

5:00-5:45pm Dates: April 19, 26 and May 3, 10

This program is designed to teach introductory field

hockey skills for young players. Learn proper

techniques for stick maneuvers, teamwork, strategies

of the game and while having fun playing field hockey.

Note: Must be 5 by the start of the

program. Registration for each new PIXIE player

includes a correctly sized stick, a ball and a shirt.

Returning players will receive a ball and shirt only.

Instructor: Darcey Chiappazzi, Varsity Field Hockey

Coach. Cost: $60 per player

Returning Pixie Players Cost: $40

All players must play with a mouth guard & shin

guards each session. Parents provide this equipment.

Additional non-resident fee of $10 per player.

No sibling discount. Location: Turf Field behind PMS

Player minimum to hold program is 12.

Deadline: April 10. Program: #106

Spring Field Hockey

Play and Skills Clinic

Sundays April April 19, 26 and May 3, 10

Grades 2-8 skill stations and

play will be grouped according to skill

Times: 5-7pm each Sunday.

Cost: Poquoson Residents: $50/$60 non-residents.

Deadline: April 10. Instructors: Darcey

Chiappazzi, Poquoson High School Varsity Head

Coach and Ellie Staples, PHS JV Coach;

Clinic Location: Turf Field– behind PMS

Program: #115

Baseball Skills & Hitting Clinic

Grades 8th-12th

This pre-season baseball skills clinic will run Sundays.

Times will be set based on player skill, and grade

between 3-6pm each afternoon.

Cost: $50 residents/$60 non-residents

Sundays February 2, 16, & 23

Each day between 3-6pm for 1.5 hours each day

Deadline: January 28.

Once registration is closed

times will be assigned via email

to players by the coaching staff.

Instructor: PHS Baseball Staff

Program: #128


Seeking a Student Member!

The City of Poquoson Parks and Recreation Advisory

Board is seeking a student representative. This position

is open to a current rising sophomore or junior

for service during the 2020-2021 school year, Sept-

June. Applications are due May 1, 2020 and available

at the City of Poquoson Office of Community Recreation.Applicants

should have participated in at least

one Community Recreation activity in the past. This

group meets monthly and advises on matters that

affect recreational policies, facilities, programs

and planning. This student representative

position is a great opportunity for students to learn

about community recreation and park planning.

Adult Co-ed Volleyball League

Co-Ed Volleyball League now forming to play

on Mondays at Poquoson Middle School starting in


Captain’s Meeting Monday, March 9 6:30pm at

Poquoson Middle School.

Rules and Info Packet available at Parks & Recreation

Starting February 1, 2020.

The league will host open play and organizational night

on Monday, March 9. All are invited to open play.

Time: 6:30-8:30pm at Poquoson Middle School. Team

Registration Fee $235.00; Covers 10 games. League is

6 vs 6. Must have 4 teams to hold a league. When

recruiting your teams for this league remember males

cannot exceed number of females on the floor at

anytime. All team registration fees and paperwork must

be received at Parks and Recreation by March 13.

Program: #116

Each team should have 6-8 players. Teams typically

play two games a night on Mondays or Thursdays thru

mid-May. The first night of play will be March 23.

Come to open play to join a team.

Join the Swim Team this Summer

Information and registration meeting

Tuesday, April 28


Municipal Building

830 Poquoson Avenue

Women’s Kickball League

Get your kicks and participate in the

women’s kickball league.

Season runs mid May thru early July 2020.

All team packets, league

information, and 2020 rules will be available

March 27, 2020 at the Community Recreation Office

or emailed to interested captains.

Team Fee is $400.00

Team fee and team registration will be

accepted from May 1 thru May 8 at the

Community Recreation Office. No team registration

will be accepted after the deadline.

Details for captain’s meeting and other league

information will be distributed with the March 27

League Information Packet. Program: #118

Men’s Open Gym Basketball

Enjoy a pick up game or two on Saturday mornings

at the Poquoson Elementary School from 9-11am.

Open to adult residents. $2.00 per player. Pay at the

time of attendance. No pre-registration required.

Please no children.

Women’s Volleyball League

Women’s volleyball league is now forming to play on

Wednesdays at Poquoson Middle School starting in

March. The league will host open play and

organizational night on Tuesday, March 3

All are invited to open play March 3.

Time: 6:30-8:30pm at Poquoson Middle School

Team Registration Fee $235.00

All team registration fees and paperwork must be

received at Parks and Recreation or at the gym by

March 3 Program: #117

Each team should have 6-8 players. Teams typically

play two games a night on Wednesdays, and Mondays

thru mid-May. The first night of play will be March 11.

Come to open play to join a team.

Poquoson Municipal Pool

2020 Summer Season Passes

Go on Sale March 16


American Red Cross Babysitting

Training Course

Open to ages 11-15.

Must be 11 by the

start of class.

Date: Saturday,

March 21

Time: 9am-4pm. Location: Municipal Building

If you are planning to babysit, take this class to give

you the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and

responsibly care for children and infants. This training

will help participants learn about basic child care and

basic first aid, while developing their own babysitting

business. Participants should bring a lunch. Course

does not include CPR and First Aid as this is a

separate certification.

Cost: $50 residents/$60 non-residents

Deadline to register: March 16. Program: #120


Register now for American

Red Cross Lifeguard

Training Course.

Must by age 15 by May 17, 2020 to be trained.

Swim pre-test will be required

Sunday, May 17 6pm.

Homemade Easter

Eggs and Fillings

with The Williamsburg Chocolatier

Ages 8 to Adult

In this class students will learn how

to make fillings for Easter Eggs, roll them out and

shape them, and get ready for dipping into chocolate. In

addition we will decorate our eggs using royal icing and

flower decorations. Make smaller eggs (approximately

1/4 pound each) using vanilla and chocolate buttercream

fillings, and work with candy molds. Participants

will need to tie back long hair, bring an apron or small

hand towel, water bottle and a large, airtight container

to take home their creations. Deadline: March 25

Please note any food allergies with registration.

Cost: $30 residents/$40 non-residents.

Date: Sunday, March 29 Time: 2-5pm at

the Municipal Building Program: #109

Join the Team in 2020!

Do you enjoy working in your community?

Do you like to help others?

Be a part of the staff at the Poquoson

Municipal Pool this summer.

Dates of class

will be

May 18-May 22

2:30pm-8pm each day.

Participants must attend

all classes. Cost: $180.00 residents

$200.00 non-residents

Deadline to register is May 10 at

Poquoson Community Recreation

Office. Class minimum of 8.

Program: #119 Limit of 10.

Class fee includes all materials

and instructions. Course will involve both

pool instruction and

classroom instruction.

Physical Swim Requirements:

During the swim pre-test each participant will be

required to swim 300 yards continuously using

front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both;

tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; and

retrieve a 10 pound brick within a time limit as

directed with American Red Cross standards.


Now accepting applications for Summer 2020 Lifeguard Staff.

Must be 16 years of age & American Red Cross

Lifeguard Certified.

Applications available at Municipal Building at

Parks & Recreation Office- 830 Poquoson Ave.

Info: 868-3580

Earth Day Kick Off Party

Ages 4-8

Rock the planet with this fun and educational program

with preschool specialist, Ms. Joann Rogers.

Saturday, April 18 11am-2:00pm Kids will make their

one of a kind Earth Day T-shirt, and a terrerium to take

home complete with plants and filtering media. Take a

scavenger hunt and more. Pack a lunch for a picnic

outing. Instructor: Joann Rogers

Cost: $45 residents/$55 non-residents Program: #103

Deadline April 3. Location: Municipal Building

Easy Breakfast Breads for Kids

Muffins & Monkey Bread Kids ages 8-13

Come cook with Corrine Daly

from Southernly Sweet and make

easy breakfast breads.

Learn how to read a recipe, basic

mixing and measuring techniques,

as well as baking principles for a perfect

product. Saturday, February 29 10am-noon.

Limited to 10 kids. Cost: $30 residents/$40

non-residents. Location: Municipal

Participants should bring an apron, a set of measuring

cups and spoons to help with the class Building

Program: #121

Food Fun for Kids- It’s so Cheesy!

Ages 8-13

Learn how to make three easy and fun cheese based

snacks and foods. From mini pizza bagels, to mac and

cheese, and mozzerella bread, turn your oven into a

snack factory. Bring an apron & tie your hair back when

you attend this class. Date: Saturday, February 22

10am-noon. Instructor: Carla Andersen & Corrine Daly

of Southernly Sweet Limited to 10 kids. Cost: $35 residents/$45

non-residents. Deadline: February 18.

Location: Municipal Building Program: #122

Snacks-n-Paint Party

Ages 11-15

Come paint emojis, pizza, lollipops, wheels, monsters

and faces on your very own design with your friends.

Many great images can be created when you start with

a circle & imagination. Join us for a pizza, snacks and

paint night. Design your own masterpiece using acrylic

paint on a 12” x 16” stretch canvas. All supplies and

instruction are included. Cost: $28 residents/$38 nonresidents.

Date: Friday, February 28

Location: Municipal Building Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Deadline: February 21. Instructor: Amy Ziglar

Program: #123

Kids Sculpture Class

Ages 9-13

Through the processes of experimenting and working

with clay, fabric, wood, and paper, students will learn

fundamental sculpting techniques, and make projects

using their understanding of three-dimensional art

making. Class Dates: April 20, 27, May 4, May 11

Time: 4:30-6pm Location: Municipal Building

Instructor: Holly Horton

Cost: $62 residents/$72 non-residents

Deadline: April 14 Program: #125

Tea for Two

Kick off spring and just in time

for Mother’s Day with this Tea

Party for you and your special

little one. Grandmothers,

mothers, aunts or even your best VIP is invited to

join the tea party with your special little girl or guy

ages 4-8. Enjoy a small craft, tea etiquette, and the

fun of attending a real tea party. Dress for a party, and

wear your hat as well. Light snacks and tea provided.

Sunday, May 2 2:00-3:30pm Instructor: Joann Rogers

Cost: $30 for two (adult and 1st child); $13 for each

additional child. Non-residents $40.

Deadline April 24. Program: #104

Location: Municipal Building

Mixed Media Art For Kids

Ages 9-13

Mixed media artworks have

never been more popular!

Explore applying specialty

papers and finishes to work

within collage art, then go on

to create a stunning finished

product by adding acrylic

paint, watercolor crayons,

pencils, graphite pencil, lace,

fabrics, pen and ink and more! Layering techniques

and effects will be part of the class experience.

Class meets 4 times, February 10, 17, 24, and

March 2 Time: 4:30-6pm

Location: Municipal Building.

Instructor: Holly Horton

Cost: $35 residents/$45 non-residents

Deadline: February 6 Program: #124


Coastal Art: Paint a Crab

Ages 15 to Adult

Create this unique crab design. This

design is perfect for canvas, glass,

walls and furniture! This project

involves multiple strokes and

techniques for decorative painting.

All supplies provided.

Date: Saturday, April 25 Time: 12pm

Municipal Building. Instructor: Kim Phillips

Cost: $42 residents/$52 non-residents.

Register by April 20. 3 minimum Program: #138


Boat Sale,

Nautical Art Show &

Fishing Flea Market

presented by the Poquoson Kiwanis Club

Saturday, March 21, 2020


Rain or Shine

Poquoson High School

51 Odd Road

Poquoson VA 23662

Admission is $3.00 for ages 13 and Up

Find a Variety of Items For Sale

New & Used Boats

Boating Gear

New and Used Fishing Gear

Nautical Arts & Jewelry

Refreshments & Food for Purchase

Sell Your Stuff!

Nautical items, boats, and equipment.

Now accepting vendor applications to sell items.

Vendor Applications to sell items go to

For Questions or More Information call

Tu Ritter (757)291-4004

Furniture Painting Workshop


Ages 15 to Adult

Come paint a small piece of furniture or frame.

You choose a small piece of furniture or

frame to paint in the class!

Each piece must be easily

carried in & cannot be too large

so that we are able to complete it

during the class. Prior to the start

of class you will have the chance to email the instructor

to discuss paint options and get approval for

your item that would make a great project. In the

class learn how to turn trash into a treasure while

learning how to paint or refinish your furniture into

a beautiful and timeless piece. Learn about choosing

paints and colors, best paints for the job, and how

to dry/wet distress the finish. This course will also

cover how to seal your work as well as how to use

clear/dark waxes on furniture. All supplies will be

provided and participants are encouraged to wear a

smock or painting clothes! Remember to bring your

furniture piece. Date: Saturday, March 7

Time: 12-3 pm Location: Municipal Building

Instructor: Kim Phillips

Register by February 28 and email instructor at to get your item

approved for class. Must have 3 minimum.

Cost: $68 residents/$78 non-residents.

Program: #136

Decorative Sign Workshop


Ages 15 to Adult

Come make your own HOME sign with

attachments! We will hand paint a 2 foot (approx.)

home sign (stained background) and paint 6

seasonal attachments for your very own sign! All

supplies provided and participants are encouraged to

wear a smock or painting clothes!

Date: Saturday, February 29

Time: 12-3 pm Location: Municipal Building

Instructor: Kim Phillips Register by February 21

Must have 3 minimum.

Cost: $68 per person per project/$78 non-residents

Program: #137

Tai Chi

Looking for a non-aerobic form of exercise which will

improve your balance, reduce stress, and improve

flexibility? Tai Chi may be the exercise for you.

We are offering the Introductory Tai Chi form

(9 Movements) in a 6 week series of classes. This Tai

Chi form is designed for beginners but will help more

advanced students as well. The class will also include

meditative breathing and Qigong, a series of powerful

traditional Chinese medical exercises to help maintain

overall health.Participants should wear loose fitting

clothes & good walking shoes. For adults. All fitness

levels welcome. Location: Odd Road Community Center.

Classes will be held Mondays 3pm-4pm

Session is March 2 thru April 6 (6 weeks)

Cost: $57 residents/$67 non-residents.

Instructor: Jack Fuller

Class minimum of 8. Deadline: Program: #129

Introducing Instructor Mr. Jack Fuller

Jack teaches Tai Chi from Richmond to the Middle

Peninsula and is a resident of Mathews County. Jack

has been a trained Tai Chi instructor for over 19

years. Jack has made his own Tai Chi CD, and loves

to share the benefits of practicing Tai Chi.

Planning Your Estate

Do you have a will? Should you have insurance to

protect your family, or do you want to reduce the taxes

your family may incur once you pass? It’s a topic most

of us tend to put off but one that can be the most valuable

investment for your loved ones to secure their

future. Join this free one evening class to learn about

the steps when considering a will, trusts, and estate

planning. Free. Location: Municipal Building

Instructor: Autumn Marshall, Edward Jones &

Jeremy Forrest from the Forrest Law Center

Date: Thursday, March 12 7pm-8pm

Deadline to Register March 2 Program: #130

Line Dancing

Line Dancing– No partner needed! Plenty of exercise

guaranteed. Learn the basics to many dances and you’ll

be a pro. Move to the grooves and enjoy a combination

of music styles. Meets Thursday evenings for 6 weeks.

Dates: March 19-April 23

Location: Poquoson Primary School

Instructor: Linda Coolican Deadline: March 16

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm Program: #132

Cost: $30 resident/$40 non-residents.

Creating Art

Painting what you draw class

Ages 14 to Adult

Begin with the creative process to develop your sketching

and art using fundamental drawing principles and

preparations for painting.

Class meets 4 times, Feb. 10, 17, 24, March 2.

Time: 6:30- 8:00pm Location: Municipal Building

Instructor: Holly Horton

Small materials list provided at the time of registration

so you can come to class prepared.

Cost: $35 residents/$45 non-residents.

Deadline: February 7. Program: #134

Bread Making Class

Learn the process to make successful cinnamon rolls or

dinner rolls. Each participant will get to take their rolls

home. Participants should bring an apron and a rolling

pin. Saturday, March 21 10am-12noon

Cost: $30 residents/$40 non-residents.

Location: Municipal Building.

Instructor: Carla Andersen & Corrine Daly from

Southernly Sweet Deadline to Register March 14

Program: #135 Limited to 8 per class.

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Ages 14 to Adult

While in this class develop acrylic painting basics to

begin art creation. Topics will include creating a strong

composition, making color studies, capturing the effects

of light, how to use painting techniques. Ideal for all levels,

especially beginning painters. Class meets 4 times,

March 9, 16, 23, 30. Time: 6:30- 8:00pm

Location: Municipal Building Instructor: Holly Horton

Small materials list provided at the time of registration

so you can come to class prepared.

Cost: $35 residents/$45 non-residents.

Deadline: March 2 Program #133

Foundations of Investing Class

Do you want to invest your money, but don’t know

where to start? Do you need help understanding mutual

funds, IRA’s, interest bearing savings accounts, and want

to learn about stocks and bonds? This informative and

informal class will teach you all about investing basics.

No question is too simple. Learn how to set goals so

your money can make you more money. Free.

Location: Municipal Building

Date: Tuesday, April 21 7pm-8pm

Instructor: Autumn Marshall, Edwards Jones

Deadline to register: April 15 Program: #131


CPR, AED, & First Aid Class

American Red Cross

Students taking this American Red Cross certified class

will be taught how to recognize and care for a variety

of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes,

sudden illness, head/neck/back injuries, heat and cold

emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac

emergencies. Students who successfully complete

this course will receive a First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate

(adult, child, and infant) which is valid for two years.

Ages 13 and up. Class Offered Saturday, March 14

9am-5pm. Cost: $55 residents/$65 non-residents.

Class min. 8 Deadline: March 9.

Class location: Municipal Building. Program: #113

Boating Safety Course

Virginia requires all operators of boats and

personal water craft to take a Safe Boating and Jet Ski

Course. The Virginia Boater Education Course is

offered free at Poquoson Municipal Building, thanks

to Poquoson Community Recreation and Coast

Guard Auxillary Flotilla 63-Poquoson. Class

attendance is required both nights to complete the


Course Offerings for Spring of 2020:

March 23 & 25 6:00-9:30pm

May 11 & 13 6:00-9:30pm

All registrations are taken online at

Class registration is free, however pre-registration is

required online, register early as space is limited.

Stop the Bleed Training

Gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding

and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding

victim may be the one who’s most likely to save him or

her. Take the course and become empowered to make a

life or death difference when a bleeding emergency

occurs. Stop the Bleed. Save a Life! Class open to ages

14 to adult. Date: Thursday, April 16

Time: 6-9pm Location: Municipal Building

Instructor: Joe Breeden, Poquoson Fire Department

Free. Deadline: April 13. Program: #114

Writing Class

Do you enjoy writing, but need help with developing

your style, story, and depth? This class will engage you

using a supportive and creative environment to begin

the journaling process. Join fellow writers and learn to

get your ideas off the ground and onto paper through

focused, mindful writing techniques.

Class meets 4 times. April 20, 27, May 4, May 11.

Time: 6:45- 8:15pm Location: Municipal Building

Instructor: Holly Horton

Cost: $35 residents/$45 non-residents

Deadline: April 15 Program: #139

Pistol Safety Course

Learn firearms safety, law and familiarization of

handguns and ammunition, how to handle a weapon

safely, and laws regarding use of firearms in

self-defense. This one evening course will cover

many do’s and don’ts for carrying a weapon for self defense.

Introducing instructor Mr. Perry Bartels

Perry Bartels is a 22 year police veteran and firearms

instructor. He is a certified instructor with the Virginia

Department of Criminal Justice Services.

As part of the course those students who wish to later apply for a concealed handgun permit may take a

written test, and upon successful completion of the test, a certificate will be provided that will allow them to

apply for a Virginia Concealed Weapons Permit with the local court. No gun ownership required. If you have

a gun do not bring it to class until the instructor instructs you to do so. Class open to anyone age 21 or

older. This course meets one evening. Time: 6-9pm. Location: Municipal Building

Cost per student: $55 residents/$65 non-residents. Each course limited to 10 students.

Must register 5 days in advance of the course. Choose the date when registering:

February 20 Program: #140

March 17 Program: #141

April 15 Program: #142

May 12 Program: #143


Day Trip- Shopping in Norfolk

Tuesday, March 17

Have fun on this spring outing and adventure with

a trip to IKEA and lunch. Enjoy the unique decor &

household items at the one of kind IKEA

store. Following lunch at the IKEA

cafe and shopping, we will head

over to the nearby Norfolk Premium

Outlets. Cost of lunch is on your own.

Trip will depart via 15 passenger van

from Municipal Building Depart: 9:30am

Return: Approximately 4pm. Cost: $12 residents/$22

non-residents. Minimum required: 10 people. Deadline:

March 8. Program: #150DT

Yankee Candle Excursion

Williamsburg Tuesday, March 3

Visit the Yankee Candle Village of Williamsburg and

not only expereince the fun, but enjoy Christmas year

round, and shop in their discovery areas for unique

items. Following, we will indulge in lunch next door at

Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Cost of lunch is on your own.

Cost: $10 residents/$20 non-residents. Trip will depart

via 15 passenger van from Municipal Building

Depart: 10am Return: 2:30pm Approx.

Deadline February 24.

Program: #151DT

Fun on Main-Day Trip To Suffolk Thursday, April 2

On this local day trip enjoy a ride to nearby Suffolk and experience the fun and history of Main Street. Tour Riddick’s

Folly, a Greek Revival historical home dating back to 1837. The home is fully restored with four floors, 21

rooms and 16 fireplaces. The Riddick family was part of the founding families of Virginia and the City of Suffolk.

Enjoy lunch at local eatery Baron’s Pub. Following lunch, tour the Suffolk Seaboard Station and Railroad

Museum. Trip includes van transportation, & guided house tour and all admissions. Cost of lunch on your own.

Depart: 9:30am Return: Approximately 3:30pm Cost for residents: $18 residents/$28 non-residents

Deadline March 25 Minimum of 10 required. Program: #152DT Note: House tour will have steps.

Diner’s Club

Fun, Fellowship, and Food with Friends all are invited

Join us for a fine lunch out! Pre-register for each trip. Must have a minimum of 8 for each trip. Cost is $6.00.

Cost of lunch on your own.

Grunows Kitchen, Yorktown, Thursday, Feburary 13 Depart 11:00am #161DC

Crab Shack on the James, Newport News, Thursday, February 27 Depart 11:00am #162DC

Hampton Seafood Market -Graham and Rollins, Thursday, March 12

Depart 11:00am #163DC

Olive Garden, Newport News, Thursday, March 26 Depart 10:30am #164DC

Angelo’s, Newport News, Thursday, April 16 Depart 11:00am #165DC

PF Chang’s, Newport News, Thursday, April 30 Depart 11:00am #166DC

Smoke BBQ Restaurant, Newport News, Tuesday May 12 Depart 11am #167DC

Adult Day Trips

Diner’s Club Policies

All trips are taken in a 15 passenger van and depart from the Municipal Building. Transportation cost per person per trip

is $6.00. The cost of lunch is on your own. To register for the Diners Club please use The TRIP REGISTRATION FORM

available at Poquoson Parks & Recreation. No call-in registration is accepted. No registration is complete until full

payment is received. When registering, 1 person may only register for themselves and 1 other guest. No group registration is

accepted. Cancellation Policy for Diner’s Club Trips: In an effort to control costs and continue to offer programs, PPR

cannot offer participants a refund or credit regardless of reason for cancellation of the Diner’s Club trips. All registrations


are non-refundable. For further details see Trip Registration Form.

Helping Seniors at Home

Our senior family members greatly value their

independence and often prefer to live in their very own

home. As we age there are warning signs that may be

evidence your loved one needs assistance to remain

independently. This forum will discuss these warning

signs and provide guidance for gathering help so your

loved one can remain safely at home. Learn how to

receive help and resources as a caregiver. Call to sign up

so we can plan for your attendance.

Date: Tuesday, March 10 Time: 6:30pm

Location: Municipal Building

Deadline to register March 2. Free.

Instructor: Heather Hicks & Staff from Interim

Healthcare Program: #145

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers hot lunches to seniors ages 60

and over who are homebound due to illness or

disability and are unable to sufficiently prepare meals for

themselves. This program is supported by funding from

federal, state and local governments.

The rest is funded by recipients of the meals, and

concerned agencies, citizens and donations.

To obtain more information or to receive meals, please

contact 873-0541. This program is supported by the

Peninsula Agency on Aging.

Medicare 101

Will you soon become medicare eligible? Nearing

retirement? This basic informational session provided

by Bay Aging and the Virginia Insurance Counseling

and Assistance Program will provide a free session

to help you understand coverages, costs, enrolling

procedures, eligibility and more as it relates to the

Medicare program. Call to sign up so we can plan for

your attendance.

Date: Thursday, March 5 Time: 1:30pm

Location: Municipal Building

Deadline to register March 2. Free.

Instructor: Lisa Walker - Bay Aging & VICAP

Program: #146

The Ins & Outs of Aging in Place

Is your family facing tough decisions about supportive

and adequate care for your aging loved one? Have

the care needs become greater than your capabilities?

Learn about providing compassionate care for your

aging loved one while choosing options to stay home,

rehabilitive care and more. Gain information in the

care making decisions process that can aid your

family in these difficult processes.

Date: Wednesday, February 12 Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Municipal Building

Deadline to register February 5. Free.

Instructor: Heather Hicks & Staff from Interim

Healthcare Program: #147

You’re Invited... To Poquoson’s

Senior Adult Center at the Municipal Building

Join us!

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

Lunch served and fun activities

Located at the Municipal Building

830 Poquoson Ave.

To attend & register please call 873-0541.

This program is in partnership with

the City of Poquoson and Peninsula

Agency on Aging.

New participants always welcome.


Easy Ways to Register at 830 Poquoson Avenue


Visit Us! We love to see you.

Office hours are Monday thru Friday

8:30am-4:30pm at the Municipal Building

830 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson VA 23662


Check, Cash, Visa or Mastercard



After hours you may utilize our drop box on the front of the

Municipal Building, 830 Poquoson Avenue.

Include Registration Form and Payment in an envelope.



Make Checks Payable to

“Poquoson Parks & Recreation”

Send Registration to:

Poquoson Parks & Recreation

830 Poquoson Ave, Poquoson, VA 23662

Complete the registration

Form and Fax it to 757-868-3585.

Mastercard or Visa payment only accepted by fax. Be sure to sign your registration

form and provide all proper credit card


Note that on all credit card payments a 2.5% service fee will be charged.

Refund & Registration Policies

Though we do our best to secure program locations, details, and times, occasionally we must make changes to schedules, times or

locations for programs. This can be due to any number of factors, included but not limited to, facility concerns, maintenance, joint

scheduling with the school system or required changes from the initial planning at the time of publication. Enrollment numbers for

programs can also facilitate these changes. If this occurs please be aware that we will make every effort to contact you with the

information you have provided on your registration form. All programs listed within this publication are filled on a first-come, first

serve basis, unless noted. Your receipt is your confirmation. Each program must draw a minimum number of participants or it will be

cancelled. The City of Poquoson reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or combine programs, or change instructors to best provide the

program for everyone.

If an activity is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be refunded your total program fees, less credit card transaction fees. Please

remember that an accurate, complete, and legible registration form is vital for us to contact you.

Please be sure to observe all closing dates for activities. Program fees must be paid at the time of registration. No Call-in registration

is accepted. Payment is accepted in either cash, personal check, VISA or MasterCard. When payment is made using credit card a 2.5%

convenience charge is added to the total for processing.

REFUNDS: By registering for a program you agree to the following & in all cases understand that:

No refunds will be granted after the first class has begun.

No refund will be granted to a participant if you cancel later than 2 business days prior to the start of class.

No refund will be granted when supplies have been purchased on your behalf, regardless of the time of notification.

Specific programs have a no refund policy; this is noted in the program description.

Cancellation policies for facilities rental/use are stated on the respective reservation/use forms.

In the event of sickness or injury, refunds must be requested in writing, and in person at the Parks and Recreation Office.

A doctor’s note must be provided with the request. A refund is not guaranteed in this case but may be considered and/or pro-rated.

A $10 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.

Refunds will not be granted as a result of schedule changes due to weather. Poquoson Parks and Recreation does not prorate refunds.

No refund is guaranteed unless the requestor has a receipt showing proof of payment.

Parks and Recreation reserves the right to handle a request on a case-by-case basis.


Please remember that an accurate, complete and legible registration form is vital for us to contact you.

Participant Name:

Male or Female


City: State: Zip:

Participant date of birth: Age today: Shirt Size: YS YM YL AS AM AL AXL AXX

Parent/Guardian Name:

Email Address: (Required)

Primary Phone Contact:

Alternate Phone Contact:

I or My Spouse is willing to Coach/Name of Prospective Volunteer:

Program Number Program Name Fee

Credit Cards Accepted

MasterCard and Visa

Name as it Appears on Card_____________________

Signature:_____________________ Expiration:_________

Card #_ _ _ _-_ _ _ _-_ _ _ _-_ _ _ _ Ein: _ _ _

(on back of card)

I authorize the charges for programs on my card, and I

understand I will incur a 2.5% convenience fee for Credit

Card Processing.

PLEASE READ WAIVER AND SIGN BELOW– Each adult must sign a separate waiver.

A parent/guardian must sign for their children ages 17 and under.

I have had explained to me the nature of the activity in which I am or my child is being enrolled.

Credit Card Convenience Fee + 2.5% _________

Special Needs or Accommodations:



Make checks payable to

Poquoson Parks & Recreation and

mail with form to

Poquoson Parks & Recreation

830 Poquoson Avenue

Poquoson, VA 23662

or deliver to our office at the above

address. (Use our drop box for after hours)

I understand that there are certain risks associated with this activity & that it is the duty of each participant to exercise reasonable care for his own safety and that of other participants. If this consent is

given for my child, I also understand that, while participating in the activity, my child will be expected to behave in a reasonable and responsible manner and that the activity’s supervisory staff have the

authority to discipline my child in a manner similar to that imposed in Poquoson City’s public schools. While it has been explained to me that the City of Poquoson prides itself upon the competency

and dedication of its staff, I understand that, under Virginia law, both the City of Poquoson and its employees, its officers, and agents are immune from liability for negligence should I or my child suffer

any injury while participating in the activity and that I may consider procuring insurance to protect myself or my child from such occurrences. With all of this in mind, I hereby give my consent to enroll

me or my child in the activity listed above, specifically agreeing and consenting to the following where applicable:

(1). I agree to allow photographic images of myself (my child) to be taken and utilized for promotional purposes by the City of Poquoson

(2). I agree to allow myself or my child to be transported from the publicly advertised pick-up site to participate in the activity(s) listed above at the site identified in the activity information should it be

required as described in the program.

(3). I will be responsible for the payment of fees imposed by the City for the activity(s) I am registering.

(4). I agree that I will and my child will behave in a sportsmanlike manner, and will not harass, or behave in a negative manner towards any coaches, children, referees or those in attendance at

any Parks and Recreation Activity that I or my child may be attending or participating in at any time. And, I further understand I can be removed for such occurrence at the discretion of PPR officials to

include myself, my child or those in attendance related to my child’s attendance at any time for said behavior.

I agree for my phone, address, and email information to be provided to coaches and/or instructors as necessary as related to the program for which I am registering.

I have read the Refund Policies of the Department and understand they are available for review at the Parks and Recreation Website, and at the PPR Office.

18 ______________________________________________________________

Participant or Parent/Guardian of Participant







FEB. 14, 2020

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020


8:00 am – 4:00 pm

600 Butler Farm Road | Hampton, VA 23666


You don’t want to miss the region’s 5th annual Home-Based Business Conference.

This unique event features a resource fair with over 20 exhibitors, as well as conference

sessions and specialty breakout track focused on topics relevant to all stages and

types of home-based businesses, including traditional, franchise, and direct and network

marketing. Whether you are thinking of starting a new home-based business,

or have operated one for years, this event is for you!

Register online for just $40 ($35 for Chamber members) at

Each ticket includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks.




Call (757) 877-5920 or visit www.hbbconference for more information.


Poquoson Public Library

W I N T E R 2 0 2 0 | V O L U M E 2 2 | I S S U E N O . 1

Winter Reading Program

January 1 - February 29

All ages are invited to “Light Up the Mind” by participating in our Winter Reading Challenge. We will compete

against hundreds of other schools and libraries across the US in Beanstack's third annual Winter Reading

Challenge. Sign up on our website or use the Beanstack app to track your reading progress during the month of

January (our program will continue until the end of February). Top-performing libraries and schools can earn

prizes like author visits and new books. Share your progress on social media using #WinterRead2020

Birth to Kindergarten read 20 books to earn a prize. Read another 20 books and win a free book.

1st - 5th graders read 10 books to earn a prize. Read another 10 books and win a free book.

6th - 12th graders read 5 books to earn a raffle entry. Read another 5 books and win a free book.

Adults read 5 books to earn a raffle entry. Read another 5 books and win a free book.

Those children (up to 5th grade) who complete the challenge will be invited to our Seussabration on March 1st to

celebrate. Let’s light up the mind this winter! Happy reading, Poquoson!

Healthy Cooking Fast and Slow

Tuesday, Jan 21


Learn multicooker (Instant or Slow) basics to make

delicious and healthy food. Two items will be

prepared from start to finish during the program

for tasting. We will discuss food and equipment

safety, nutrition, and time considerations.

Tech Talks

Get Fit & Healthy – No Gym Required

Tuesday, Feb 4


Turn technology into your personal trainer. Learn

about popular fitness, nutrition, sleep, and stress

reduction apps. There is no better time to get fit

and healthy!


Centerstage Academy Presents:

Love is a Song that Never Ends

Saturday, Feb 8


Join us for a lovely afternoon musical concert revue

with Centerstage Academy's vocal performers. Watch

your favorite Disney characters perform songs from

beloved stories and films in this special Valentine's

performance celebrating love and friendship.

Program Registration

Youth Programs:

2 weeks before event

Family Programs:

4 weeks before event

Adult Programs:

4 weeks before event




Kids Corner

Winter Storytimes

Winter Session Jan 6 - Feb 12

Child attends with parent/caregiver

Babygarten (birth to 15 months)

Wednesdays: 11:15am

Toddler Tales (16 to 24 months)

Wednesdays: 10:15am

Rhythm and Rhyme (age 2)

Mondays: 10:15am

Alphabet Soup (age 3)

Tuesdays: 10:15am

Preschool Pals (ages 4-5)

Wednesdays: 2pm

Paws to Read

Tuesday, Jan 14

Tuesday, Feb 11


Pre-K through 5th graders who are reading on their

own are invited to practice their literacy skills by

reading to a trained therapy dog.

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration!

Tuesday, Dec 31


Children, ages 4-10, help ring in the New Year at the

library. Instead of counting down to midnight we will

count down to noon! Celebrate with songs and crafts

to help us get ready for the upcoming year!

Terrific Trains

Sunday, Jan 12


All ages climb aboard a learning adventure all about

trains! Dave Shuster will share his amazing train

collection and teach us about how trains work.

Budding engineers may even get to be tiny


Preschool Yoga

Select Thursdays


Jan 9 Feb 6

We will introduce beginning yoga concepts and

poses to preschoolers, ages 3-5, through stories and

songs taught by certified yoga instructor, Elena


Storybook Science

Selected Thursdays


Jan 23 Over in the Arctic

Feb 13 Everything has a Heart

Preschoolers, ages 3-5, explore picture books by

scientifically testing them! Join us for some fun

hands-on book based art and science activities. In

this series we will travel to the Arctic to visit with

cold climate animals as well as learn about how our

hearts work.

Lego Club

3rd Tuesday of the month


Jan 21 Obstacle Course

Feb 18 Ninjas

K-5th graders, come imagine and create with us. Build

and display unique structures using these fun themes.

Family Fun Night

Selected Thursdays


Jan 23 Over in the Arctic

Feb 13 Heart to Heart

Families with youth of all ages are invited as we

explore fun book themed activities. Families will

explore the Arctic and its animals as well as

understand how our hearts work.

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P O Q U O S O N P U B L I C L I B R A R Y 21

Teen Advisory Board

2nd Monday of the month

Jan 13 Feb 10 4:30pm

We always need teens (6th-12th graders)

willing to share ideas and suggestions on how

to make the library and our community a

better place. Hang out with other teens and

share your unique thoughts and abilities to

make a difference. Add terrific community

service experience to your resume or college

application too!

Teen Scene

Sew Cool!

Thursday, Jan 9 & Jan 16


Want to learn how to sew? Join us for this two

part class and learn to make a book bag. In Part

1, you will learn how to use a sewing pattern, pin

it to fabric and cut out the pieces. In Part 2, you

will be using a sewing machine to assemble your

book bag and then sew on buttons and other

embellishments to personalize your creation.

Nailed It: Recreate a Cookie Masterpiece

Thursday, Feb 6


Want to try to decorate a cookie like a pro? Join us as we try

to replicate an expert cookie design from local bakers Mike

and Keri Harness of 828 Bakes. Learn how to pipe frosting as

well as the basics of delicious designs. We supply the cookies

and sweet things, you supply the skills. Can you nail it?

Everyday First Aid

Thursday, Feb 27


Learn how to handle everyday situations and

know when to call 911, presented by the

Poquoson Fire Department. We’ll talk about

treating cuts, burns, sprains, nosebleeds and

other situations you may find yourself in.

(Please note this is not a Red Cross Certified


Teens Give Back

Month of February

Join the Library’s Teen Advisory Board as they

collect school supplies to help replenish local

classrooms. The collection will take place during

the month of February. Items needed include

tissues, paper, pencils, glue sticks, crayons and

other school supplies. Please drop off donations at

the library to help support our community

Teen programs are open to 6th - 12th graders


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Chair Yoga

Friday, Feb 7

Going Green

Boost Your Garden with Compost

Monday, Feb 17

Aging Gracefully


Want to learn the best way to get free high

quality soil in your garden? Learn the secrets of

composting from a York/Poquoson Master

Gardener and how to benefit from turning

organic waste into soil that will make your garden

more successful and productive.

Starting from Seed

Monday, Feb 24


Join us as a York/Poquoson Master Gardener

demonstrates easy techniques and secrets for

growing your own flowers, vegetables, and

favorite plants from seeds at home. Increase the

variety in your garden and find solutions that

work for you.


Join Lian Mosher from Yoga with Lian to learn chair

yoga poses and discover the benefits of yoga: from

increased flexibility and reduced joint strain to

decreased stress.

Longterm Care Insurance 101

Monday, Feb 10


Protect your retirement savings from chronic

medical conditions by learning what long term care

insurance provides and how to put together a plan

to cover illnesses. Deborah Wells of Medicare Sage

will be on hand to teach you how to be protected as

you age.

Job Help

Need assistance with your job search, application

process, resume or interviewing skills? Call the

library to schedule an appointment.

The Friends of the Poquoson Public Library is a

non-profit organization that provides advocacy

and financial support for the library. The Friends

raised $13,000 for library programs and equipment

in Fiscal Year 2019. Join the Library Friends today.

Call 766-7931 for more information.

Spring Book Sale April 23-26

The sale is held in the library lobby with all

proceeds benefiting the Poquoson Public Library.

Donations to our book sales are accepted yearround

during normal library business hours.

Elizabeth Tai Scholarship

Thirty $1000 scholarships have been awarded to

deserving students since 2003 in honor of retired

Library Director, Elizabeth Tai. The scholarship is

open to graduating high school seniors who have

volunteered at the Poquoson Public Library.

Applications will be available at the library

circulation desk and at the PHS Guidance Office in

early February.

Essay Contest

Tech Help

Tuesdays and Thursday

1:30 - 2:30pm

Walk-in technology help is available for your internet,

computer and tablet usage questions. We can also

help you get started with our digital resources.

Among Friends

Open to all K-12th grade students. Entry forms

will be available in January 2020 at the Library and

in Poquoson Public Schools. Cash prizes will be

given at the Awards Ceremony, April 23, 2020.

Call 868-0728 for more information.

Books à La Carte

Poquoson Public Library

500 City Hall Avenue

Poquoson, Virginia 23662


Jessica Hartley, Director

Denise Letta, Editor

Visit our ongoing used book sale located in the back

of the library. Shop for bargains on books, CDs and

DVDs. Gift cards and tote bags are also available.

Book Club

Members meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month

at 10 AM in a member’s home to discuss books they

have chosen. For more information call 766-7931.


O N D E S K 4

Kids Corner


York County-Poquoson Office, 5338-I George Washington Mem. Hwy., P. O. Box 532, Yorktown, Virginia 23690-0532

Telephone: (757) 890-4940


We’ve Moved!

Our office is now located in the Washington Square Shopping Center in Grafton.

Be sure to stop by to see our new home and to learn about the exciting programs we have

available through Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Mark your Calendars for 2020 4-H Junior Summer Camp

4-H Junior Summer Camp for York County and Poquoson residents will take place

August 3 – 7, 2020 at the Jamestown 4-H Center in Williamsburg. Registration for campers

will open Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9am. 4-H Junior Camp is a week-long, residential

camp for youth ages 9-13. Visit our website at to sign up for

our email list to receive information regarding camp and other 4-H programs.

2020 Horticultural Extravaganza

Come join us on Saturday, March 7, 2020 and hear keynote speaker, Joseph Tychonievich,

author and plant breeder. This event will be held at Tabb High School from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45

p.m. and will provide a broad amount of information for new and more experienced gardeners,

including specialty plants, healthy lawns, pollinators, pruning and more! Registration begins

December 16 th . The cost (which includes lunch) is $20 if received by February 1 st and $25

after that date with a registration deadline of February 14 th . Visit for

a registration form and for more information.

Free Pruning Clinics

February is the time to prune ornamental plants. Our clinics teach you the healthiest way to prune your much loved plants

to promote vigor and wanted growth. Clinics will be held on Saturday’s in February (dates and locations to be determined)

from 10am-12pm. More information will be posted on our website as it becomes available.

Healthy Virginia Lawns Program

Sign-up now for our Spring Healthy Virginia Lawns program with visits beginning in March! This program is designed to

assist York County and Poquoson residents with taking care of their lawn in an economic and environmentally sound

manner. For $20, York/Poquoson Master Gardeners will visit your site, measure your yard, take a soil sample, and provide

customized feedback. If you would like to register for this program, call the Extension office at 757-890-4940 or register

online at

Peninsula Master Naturalist Basic Training

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2020 training. For more information

and to download an application, visit the


Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national

origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative

action employer. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact

the York/Poquoson Extension Office at (757) 890-4940/TDD* during business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.

*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

2020 Census FAQ

What is the census?

The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its

territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count

everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census

is a chance to shape your future.

What’s in it for me?

Your responses

inform where

over $675 billion

is distributed

each year to


nationwide for

clinics, schools,

roads, and more.

Census data gives

community leaders

vital information

to make decisions

about building


centers, opening

businesses, and

planning for

the future.

Responding also

fulfills your civic

duty because it’s

mandated by the

U.S. Constitution.

The United States

has counted its

population every

10 years since 1790.

Your responses

are used to redraw

legislative districts

and determine the

number of seats

your state has in

the U.S. House of


Is my information safe?

Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe,

secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers

can only be used to produce statistics. They

cannot be used against you by any government

agency or court in any way—not by the FBI, not by

the CIA, not by the DHS, and not by ICE.

When can I respond to the census?

In early 2020, every household in America will

receive a notice to complete the census online,

by phone, or by mail. In May, the U.S. Census

Bureau will begin following up in person with

households that have yet to respond.

What will I be asked?

You will be asked a few simple

questions, like age, sex, and the

number of people who live in

your home, including children.

What won’t be asked?

The census will never ask for

Social Security numbers, bank or

credit card numbers, money or

donations, or anything related to

political parties.

For more information, visit:




Produce for Healthier Living

Food Bank Distribution

Eligible Residents of Poquoson & York County

WHEN: January 28 February 25 March 24 April 28 May 26 June 23

TIME: 10am– 1pm WHERE: MUNICIPAL BUILDING– 830 Poquoson Ave.

A Bag of TEFAP-USDA Commodity foods will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis to income eligible

households. A short, completely confidential form must be completed. Additionally, a small produce bag will be

available for distribution.

This is a collaborative effort between the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank and our local community groups who

graciously assist with distribution. If your group would like to help distribute food please contact Buddy Green

at 757-751-5772.


2020 Dates: Monday, February February 10 & 12 11 th , and Tuesday, February July 13 & 1314 th , 2018


Monday, March March 9 &1012 th , and Tuesday, March August 13 th , 10 2018 & 11 at City Hall in the Library.

Monday, April 13 April & 14 9 th , and Tuesday, April 10 September th , 2018 8

Monday, May 7 th , and Tuesday, May 8 th , 2018

May 11 & 12 October 13

Monday, June 11 th , and Tuesday, June 12 th , 2018

Monday, June 8 July & 909 th , and Tuesday, July 10November th , 2018 9 & 10

Monday, August 13 th , and Tuesday, August December 14 th , 2018 7 & 8

8 Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

8 Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

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Newport News, VA 23605


5843 Jefferson Avenue

Newport News, VA 23605

Adoption Hours:



12 pm- 5 pm

View Our Adoptable

Pets at:


View Our Adoptable

Adoption Pets fees: at:


dogs: $50


Small dogs (under 30 lbs)/

puppies (under 1 yr): $100

Adoption fees:

Adult cats: $50


Adult dogs:



Senior animals

(over Small 8 dogs yrs): (under $38 30 lbs)/

puppies (under 1 yr): $100

Senior animal

to senior adopter

(65 Adult + yrs): cats: $50

Fee Kittens: is waived $60

Pocket Senior animals Pets:

$5 (over - $20 8 yrs): $38

depending on the type

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to senior adopter

(65 + yrs):

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Volunteers Needed!

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Thursday: Adoption 12 Hours: pm - 5 pm

Friday: Monday: 12 pm 12 pm- - 5 pm 5 pm

Saturday: Tuesday: closed 11 am - 5pm

Sunday: Wednesday: 12 pm 12 - pm 5 pm- 5 pm

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11 am - 5pm

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the Shelters


Back to School Specials

Special October: Promotions

Find Your Fido

Fall August: Felines

Clear November: the Shelters

Casey Subaru September: Campaign

Back December:

to School Specials

Home for the Holidays



Angel Tree

Find Your Fido

Fall January: Felines

Winter Whiskers


Casey Subaru February: Campaign

Homeless Animal

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Home for March: the Holidays

Animal St. Catrick’s Angel Day Tree


Winter Whiskers

View Our Adoptable

Pets at:


5843 Jefferson Avenue

Newport News, VA 23605


Adoption Hours:

Monday: 12 pm- 5 pm

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Thursday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Friday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Saturday: 11 am - 5pm

Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Owner surrenders, reclaims

and stray drop-offs:

Monday - Sunday

8 am - 5 pm

Adoption fees:

Adult dogs: $50


Small dogs (under 30 lbs)/

puppies (under 1 yr): $100

Adult cats: $50

Kittens: $60

Senior animals

(over 8 yrs): $38

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to senior adopter

(65 + yrs):

Fee is waived

Pocket Pets:

$5 - $20

depending on the type

Volunteers Needed!

Special Promotions


Clear the Shelters


Back to School Specials


Find Your Fido

Fall Felines


Casey Subaru Campaign


Home for the Holidays

Animal Angel Tree


Winter Whiskers


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Permit No. 2025

Postal Patron

February 28-March 9, 2020 is

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Taste of


The full list of participating restaurants

will be updated closer to the event.

More information:



Treat your palate to a main course of

delicious dining options served with

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A Taste of Poquoson 2020.

Bring your family & friends for this

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