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The County of Warren Parks and Recreation Department announces upcoming programs beginning for the month of November. To see if any of these programs are eligible for online registration, visit the website at parksandrecreation.warrencountyva.net.


Tiny Tykes Basketball League

Registration will take place until November 18, 2022

This program emphasizes fundamental skills, fundamental teamwork, sportsmanship and positive participation with the goal of providing a fun and rewarding basketball experience for young boys. The young players will develop a bond and love for the game while learning what it takes to succeed off the pitch.

Tiny Tykes Basketball League practices will be held on Sundays beginning December 4, 2022 at Ressie Jeffries Elementary School at 320 E. Criser Road, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

The games are scheduled to begin on Sunday, January 15, 2023 and will also be held at Ressie Jeffries Elementary School.

This league is open to boys and girls aged 5 and 6 from December 1, 2022; Age verification is required to register for this activity.

The costs are €50.00 per participant.


christmas cards

Calling all young elves! The Warren County Parks and Recreation Department is looking for several young elves to help bring some joy to our local elderly by decorating a Christmas card and writing a little message of joy. We provide the Christmas card; We just need your help to make their Christmas day as special and joyful as a Christmas present!

Visit the Warren County Community Center and pick up the holiday card Monday, November 1, 2022 through Friday, December 9, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cards must be returned to the Warren County Community Center by Monday, December 12, 2022. We have a night box for your convenience.


karate program

This program includes the usual stances, kicking, punching techniques, stretching, weight lifting (2 to 4 pounds) and a general history and review of the martial arts. Sensei Drago emphasizes the attitude of working with each other, not against each other.

The program will be held on Saturdays November through December 2022 at the Front Royal Karate Club, 7 Kidd Lane, Front Royal, Virginia 22630 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. for ages 5 through 16.

The cost of the program is $120.00 per student for ten (10) consecutive courses. This program is ongoing and begins the first week you enroll.


piano lessons

A fun and inspiring approach to piano playing that teaches the fundamentals of music so you can learn to read music, play by ear and be creative on the keyboard. Playing the piano helps develop the life skills of discipline, goal setting and independent learning.

These lessons are for children and adults and will take place from November 1st, 2022 to November 30th, 2022 from Monday to Thursday; Lesson times and costs vary.

All classes are held at the Warren County Community Center, located at 538 Villa Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia 22630. For more information on available classes, fees, or to register, contact Barbara Stepp at [email protected] or (540) 635-1919.


Walking Club

This club is designed to provide participants with a safe environment to stay active and healthy all year round. This program is “self-paced” to fit any lifestyle.

The Walking Club will be held Monday through Friday, November 1, 2022 through December 29, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Warren County Health and Human Services Complex Gym at 465 W. 15th Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630. The Walking Club is a free drop-in program for all ages. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Square dance lessons

These classes are jointly sponsored by the Warren County Parks and Recreation Department and the Rivermont Rambler Square Dancers. Classes will be held Tuesdays, November 1, 2022 through August 29, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Raymond E. Santmyers Youth Center (RES) at 200 East 8th Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

The first two lessons are FREEthen only $5.00 per class.

For more information or to register, contact Nick Capozio at (540) 636-2323.


Mahjong “Players Club”

Players will enjoy multiple rounds of Mah Jongg against experienced opponents. Players must bring their own league card.

This club meets on Tuesdays, November 1, 2022 through November 29, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Band Room at the Warren County Health and Human Services Complex, 465 W. 15th Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

Club cost is $10.00 per month prepaid or $3.00 per day drop in at door.

For more information on Mah Jongg’s Players Club, please contact Deb Jones at (540) 252-4252.


Spiders on spindles

In this class, participants will learn how to use a top-wall drop spindle to turn fibers of all types into workable threads and yarns that can be used in everything from knitting and crocheting to weaving and embroidery. A small demonstration of fiber preparation will also be given.

Classes will be held Mondays, November 7, 2022 through November 21, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Warren County Community Center at 538 Villa Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

This course is open to seniors over the age of 55.

In this course, each participant receives all the necessary tools to learn the basics and can take their own spindle home with them.

The cost of the course is $28.00 per participant and the course is limited to 4 participants. Pre-registration is required; The registration deadline is November 4, 2022.


Production of Christmas candles

This course gives beginners the opportunity to learn how to make soy candles in a hands-on environment. Everyone gets their own job. The instructor will provide materials such as trays, measuring/mixing cups, spoons, candle jars, wooden wicks, all labels, thermometers, scented oil and soy wax. Wax is melted only by the instructor and distributed to each person at their workplace. Participants can choose from 6 to 8 scented oils for their candle and take 1 candle home with them along with a matching scented room spray.

This class will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Warren County Community Center at 538 Villa Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

This course is for people over the age of 18.

The course fee is €35.00 per participant. Materials are included in the registration fee. Pre-registration is required; The registration deadline is November 14, 2022.

A minimum of three (3) participants is required to conduct this course with a maximum of twelve (12) participants.


Basic pistol shooting course

The Warren County Parks and Recreation Department and Defensive Firearms of Virginia, LLC are hosting a Basic Pistol Shooting Class on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Warren County Community Center, 538 Villa Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

This course is open to everyone from the age of 10; Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

This course addresses the fundamental knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the safe possession and use of a firearm. Through this lesson the student will learn:

  • Weapon parts and operation
  • ammunition
  • Gun Safety
  • Virginia Laws Regarding Firearms
  • Shooting Basics

This class meets all requirements for a Virginia Concealed Carry Permit.

The cost of the course is $75.00 per participant and the course is limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required; The registration deadline is October 20, 2022.

For more information on this course, please contact Rex King at [email protected]


SCHOOL CLOSED, GYM OPEN

NO SCHOOL? No need to sit at home and wonder what to do! Grab some friends and engage in some structured and unstructured activities, such as We will also have a games room with various video games as well as table tennis and pool tables.

The Warren County Parks and Recreation Department will host “School’s Closed, Gym’s Open” for those interested Monday 21 November 2022 to Wednesday 23 November 2022 out 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m at the Warren County Health and Human Services Complex Gym, 465 W. 15th Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

This program is open to everyone between the ages of 7 and 15; Participants must have permission signed by a parent or legal guardian. Permit slips can be picked up at the door or in advance at the Warren County Community Center, 538 Villa Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

It costs $10.00 per participant per day or $25.00 for every three (3) days when paid in advance. A wristband will be issued to allow children to enter and exit at no additional cost.


Youth Volleyball Winter Camp

The Warren County Parks and Recreation Department offers a winter volleyball camp for those ages 9-15.

This camp is designed to help strengthen skills and techniques, gain knowledge of the sport and build confidence. Participants must bring a water bottle to camp.

This camp will be held on Sundays from November 27, 2022 through December 11, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Warren County Middle School Gymnasium, located at 522 Heritage Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630.

The costs are €45.00 per participant. The registration deadline is November 21, 2022.

A minimum of ten (10) participants is required to hold the camp with a maximum of 55 participants.


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