General Interest Items – November 7, 2012

Posted on Nov 4 2012 in General by admin

2.1 Youth Rugby Clinic – Culpeper- November 10
2.2 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Week – Nationwide – November 12 to 19
2.3 Gift Bag Sewing Workshop – Waterford – Register by November 15
2.4 Nutcracker Ballet – Staunton – December 8 and 9
2.5 Sportable Adaptive Sports – Richmond – Ongoing

 

2.1 Youth Rugby Clinic – Culpeper- November 10

Yowell Meadow Park
Culpeper, Virginia

Saturday, November 10, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: free, ages 6 to 18.

The Culpeper Youth Rugby Club is offering a free intro to rugby clinic for new players interested in our 2013 spring & summer seasons. Students will learn about rugby, participate in skill and fitness drills. There will be “tag clinic” for ages 6-10, and a “tackle clinic” for ages 11-18.

Many homeschool families participate in this club. This is a great opportunity for high school students who want to participate in a sport, but do not have access to other team sports.

For more information, or to pre-register, please contact Jon Carter at 540-937-5538, culpeperyouthrugby@gmail.com, http://www.cyrfc.org, or find us on Facebook.

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2.2 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Week – Nationwide – November 12 to 19

Monday, November 12 to Monday, November 19, 2012. Samaritan’s Purse, sponsor of Operation Shoebox, will collect filled shoeboxes at numerous locations across the country. Enter your zip code to find the collection points nearest you. See the website for how to participate.

www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/occ

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2.3 Gift Bag Sewing Workshop – Waterford – Register by November 15

38327 Charles Town Pike
Waterford, VA

Saturday, November 24, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is “pay what you will,” but the suggested contribution is $10/person; $15/up to three family members. Monies support Joshua’s Hands. Simple sewing skills are required, but beginners are welcome. RSVP by November 15.

Learn to make beautiful reusable gift bags and ties to save money, simplify your celebrations, and create less trash. Bring one yard of fabric and your sewing machine. (If you don’t have a portable sewing machine, some machines will be available for use). These bags are useful for birthday, Christmas, and other gift- wrapping occasions..

See the website for more information (click on “Fiber Arts” in the banners) or contact info@JoshuasHands.org.

www.joshuashands.org

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2.4 Nutcracker Ballet – Staunton – December 8 and 9

John Lewis Auditorium
R.E. Lee High School
1200 North Coalter Street
Staunton, VA

Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 7 p.m., or Sunday December 9, at 2 p.m. Cost: $15/adult; $13/child (ages 2 through 18). Tickets go on sale November 19. Call early to reserve your seat. Tickets, if still available, will also be sold at the door an hour before each performance and at the following locations: BookWorks,101 W. Beverley Street, Downtown Staunton, and Initial Inspiration, 412 W. Main Street, Downtown Waynesboro.

Be a part of the Christmas Nutcracker tradition as the Shenandoah Civic Dance Company performs their 30th anniversary production of this timeless classic.

For more information, contact Pamela McCray at 540-886-9355 or stauntonacademyofballet@yahoo.com.

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2.5 Sportable Adaptive Sports – Richmond – Ongoing

Sportable–Richmond Adaptive Sports and Recreation
1365 Overbrook Road
Richmond, VA

Year-round; see the website for program dates and times. Cost: $50 annual individual membership fee. In addition, there is a registration fee for each sport; most are about $60/six-week session. Sportable serves individuals ages 5 through 65 years old.

Sportable provides sports equipment and the facility to enable people with physical disabilities and visual or hearing impairments to play sports. There are currently 13 different ongoing sports programs offered at different times of the year including handcycling, kayaking, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair soccer, adaptive tennis, and lacrosse.

See the website for more information, or contact Mary Catherine Taylor at 804-340-2991 or marycatherine@sportable.org.

www.sportable.org

www.facebook.com/SportableRVA?fref=ts

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