2.1 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Healthy Parks, Healthy People Events – Appomattox – Various Activities Throughout June
2.2 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is June 9
2.3 2017 Beach Breakers Boys Soccer – Chesapeake – Placement Evaluations July 8 & 10

2.1 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Healthy Parks, Healthy People Events – Appomattox – Various Activities Throughout June

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Appomattox, Virginia

Join the park staff at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for free, family-friendly activities throughout the month of June. The events are offered through the Healthy Parks, Healthy People partnership, which is composed of seven area parks. Its mission is to showcase healthy recreational opportunities on public lands and encourage stewardship of these special places.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8 a.m. – Bird watching walk. Meet at the Appomattox River Wayside parking area. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars if possible. Ages 8 and up; no dogs please.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. – Fun Run. Join park staff at the North Carolina Monument parking area. The course is a two-mile trail with moderate difficulty, encompassing a few hills. The course will take the runner through scenic landscape that maintains historical significance from Robert E. Lee’s surrender to U. S. Grant in 1865. Attendees should dress appropriately with proper running footwear.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8 a.m. – Dog walk. Dogs and walkers should meet at Appomattox Wayside pull-off for a casual walk along one of the park trails (approximately 1.3 mile loop). Wear comfortable walking shoes. All dogs must be leashed.

For more information about the park, including a map, visit www.nps.gov/apco or call 434-352-8987, ext. 222.

For more information about the Healthy Parks, Healthy People programs, visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.

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2.2 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is June 9

Peak Experiences
Midlothian, VA

Friday, June 16, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $10/climber (ages five-adult). Cost includes harness and helmet use during event. Registration deadline is June 9.

This open house event will give you the opportunity to try indoor rock climbing at a reduced rate to determine if it’s right for you. Indoor rock climbing builds fitness, confidence, and thinking skills, and offers family time, too! There is no obligation to join the class by participating in this open house event.

Modest shorts, T-shirt, and sneakers are recommended.

For more information and to register for the event, contact Jennifer Jessen at  jkjessen@comcast.net (include number of attendees and ages of children in registration e-mail).

www.peakexperiences.com

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2.3 2017 Beach Breakers Boys Soccer – Chesapeake – Placement Evaluations July 8 & 10

Tidewater Baptist Church
1316 Campostella Road
Chesapeake, VA

Saturday, July 8 and Monday, July 10, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: There is no cost to try out; team fees are as follows: Varsity – $250; Junior Varsity (JV) – $200; Junior Junior Varsity (JJV) – $125. Uniforms are included in the cost. The varsity team is open to students in grades 8-12, 18 years or younger as of August 1, 2017; the JV team is open to students in grades 6-11, 16 years old or younger as of August 1, 2017; and the JJV team is open to students in grades 5-8, 14 years old or younger as of August 1, 2017.

Beach Breakers soccer teams compete in the Hampton Roads Athletic Conference. Home games are played at Princess Anne Athletic Complex in Virginia Beach and Centerville Fields in Chesapeake; practices are held at the Tidewater Baptist Church in Chesapeake. Practices will begin July 24, 2017, and are held Mondays and Fridays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Games will start in late August and continue through October, and are played during the week. The coaches are committed to developing the players tactically and technically in a competitive, Christ-honoring atmosphere.

For more information, contact Glenn Heard at 757-434-8107 or glenn@heardconcrete.com.

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  1. Elizabeth Brokamp says:

    Please note: Fairfax County Public Schools Board is reportedly voting this week on whether or not to allow part-time enrollment for homeschooled middle schoolers. Currently, homeschooled high school students may take up to 2 classes in their area high schools but middle schoolers are not allowed, despite the fact that many FCPS schools are secondary schools, with middle and high schoolers in the same school, following the same schedule.

    Please contact your school board members to urge them to allow this measure. https://www.fcps.edu/school-board