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October 2018

Paranormal Investigation

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mallonee Gymnasium, 101 North 12th Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860 US
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$5

Take part in the investigation of possible paranormal activity at the Mallonee Gymnasium. Professional paranormal investigators from Tri-City Paranormal will use EMF meters, digital thermometers, thermal cameras, digital audio recorders, and other specialized equipment to detect the presence of other-worldly beings.

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Garden Fresh Meals

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hopewell Community Center, 100 West City Point Road
Hopewell, VA 23860 US
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$5

The way you cook and what you eat directly affects your overall health. The instructor will walk participants through the process to prepare two dishes using ingredients straight from the garden.  Supplies will be provided. 

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Picturing Tomorrow with ABC’s Vision Board

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hopewell Community Center, 100 West City Point Road
Hopewell, VA 23860 US

For ages 10-17. See it, believe it, and achieve it! Join the Anti Bullying Club and enjoy a snack while creating your personal vision board-a visualization tool that represents your goals and dreams. Materials will be provided. Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                                                                                             Hopewell Community Center. Free.                                                                                                                    Registration ends October 12.  

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Basic Kayaking Skills

October 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hopewell Community Center, 100 West City Point Road
Hopewell, VA 23860 US

For ages 10+. Participants will learn all of the basic skills needed to safely enjoy river kayaking including launching the kayak, kayaking strokes, recovering from an overturned boat, and more. The program will be held in the controlled environment of the Hopewell Community Center pool. Equipment will be provided. Saturday, October 20, 2:30-4:30 p.m.Hopewell Community Center. $5/resident. $10/non-resident.Registration ends October 17.  

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Beginner Archery

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hopewell Community Center, 100 West City Point Road
Hopewell, VA 23860 US

For ages 10+. NASP certified instructors will teach the basics of target archery, including range safety and proper technique.   Participants will learn to shoot recurve bows, compound bows, and crossbows in a controlled environment. Equipment will be provided. Monday, October 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                  Hopewell Community Center. $5.                                                                                                                  Registration ends October 19.  

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November 2018

Lakeview Reservoir Kayaking Tour

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lakeview Park, 503 Lake Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834 US

For ages 14+. Enjoy fall foliage as you explore the calm waters of the Lakeview Reservoir and Swift Creek in Colonial Heights. This paddle excursion is perfect for beginner paddlers with little to no previous experience. Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants are required to provide their own transportation to Lakeview Park.  Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Lakeview Park, Colonial Heights. $20/resident. $30/non-resident.Registration ends October 31.  

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Autumn Nature Hike (Belle Isle)

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hopewell Community Center, 100 West City Point Road
Hopewell, VA 23860 US

For ages 10+. This beautiful nature hike is designed for beginner hikers and will take place on mostly flat terrain. Participants should be able to comfortably walk between 3-4 miles for each hike.  Belle Isle, part of the James River Park System, offers an up-close look at some of Richmond's most powerful whitewater and breathtaking views of the city skyline. Transportation will be provided from the Hopewell Community Center to each hiking destination. Saturday, November 3, noon-4 p.m. Hopewell Community Center.…

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Kiddie Clubhouse

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hopewell Community Center, 100 West City Point Road
Hopewell, VA 23860 US

For ages 2-5. Join us for unstructured, child-directed play! Throughout the series we will enjoy story-time, play-time, snacks, outdoor play, and socialization. Parents are required to stay and may be required to participate. Equipment will be provided. Tuesdays, November 6-27, 9-10 a.m.                                                                                                                  Hopewell Community Center. $10.                                                                                                                       Registration ends October 30.

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Basic Outdoor Survival

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mathis Park, 3500 River Road
Hopewell, VA 23860 US

For ages 10-15. Instructors will demonstrate a variety of survival techniques that can be used in any real-life situation. Participants should wear old clothes that can get dirty. All equipment and supplies will be provided. Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.-noon.                                                                                                                  Mathis Park (meet at concession building). $5.Registration ends November 5.  

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Paint Party with A.B.C.

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Hopewell Community Center, 100 West City Point Road
Hopewell, VA 23860 US

For ages 10-17. Learn how to relieve stress and express your emotions at this fun party with the Anti Bullying Club. This fun and supportive atmosphere is a great setting for new friendships. Be sure to wear something you don’t mind getting messy! Saturday, November 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                                                                                                               Hopewell Community Center. Free.                                                                                                                       Registration ends November 10.  

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Basic Kayaking Skills

November 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hopewell Community Center, 100 West City Point Road
Hopewell, VA 23860 US

For ages 10+. Participants will learn all of the basic skills needed to safely enjoy river kayaking including launching the kayak, kayaking strokes, recovering from an overturned boat, and more. The program will be held in the controlled environment of the Hopewell Community Center pool. Equipment will be provided. Saturday, November 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m.Hopewell Community Center. $5/resident. $10/non-resident.Registration ends November 14.    

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Big Foot Night Hike

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Atwater Soccer Complex, 200 Atwater Road
Hopewell, VA 23860 US

For ages 8+. Participants will hike by flashlight in search of tracks from deer, raccoons, turkeys, and maybe even Sasquatch. Flashlights will be provided. Saturday, November 17, 6-8 p.m.                                                                                                                               Atwater Soccer Complex. $5.                                                                                                                               Registration ends November 13.  

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Beginner Archery

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hopewell Community Center, 100 West City Point Road
Hopewell, VA 23860 US

For ages 10+. NASP certified instructors will teach the basics of target archery, including range safety and proper technique.   Participants will learn to shoot recurve bows, compound bows, and crossbows in a controlled environment. Equipment will be provided. Monday, November 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.                                                                                                             Hopewell Community Center. $5.                                                                                                                         Registration ends November 16.    

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December 2018

Little Elves

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Weston Manor, 400 Weston Street
Hopewell, VA 23860 US

For ages 2-8. Santa is coming soon and this activity will surely get you on the nice list! Join Victoria’s Kitchen and Recreation and Parks for a holiday non-bake activity and small holiday craft. Saturday, December 8.                                                                                                                                               2-5 year olds session: 9-10 a.m.                                                                                                                                  6-8 year olds session: 10-11 a.m.                                                                                                                           Weston Manor. $10.                                                                                                                                          Registration ends November 24.  

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