• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Kids Bowl Free this Summer in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads !

kids-bowl-free The Kids Bowl Free program returns this summer offering two free games per day for kids ages 15 and under.
To participate, you can register at kidsbowlfree.com. Simply choose your preferred bowling location, which will give you the rules and age limits for that location (most locations are allowing kids 15 and under to participate).
Once you register, the site will send you an email every Sunday with bowling coupons valid during that week.

Parents who would like to play along with their children can purchase a Family Pass for $24.95 that allows two games per person throughout the summer. The pass covers up to four adults

IN Hampton Roads VA the participating bowling alleys are:
AMF Chesapeake Lanes, AMF Western Branch Lanes, AMF York Lanes Sparetimes in Hampton Classic Lanes in Newport News AMF Norfolk Lanes, AMF Indian River Lanes, AMF Lynnhaven Lanes, AMF Williamsburg Lanes

The program runs from Memorial Day weekend and will allow bowlers to play through Labor Day at most participating centers.

Explore Busch Gardens and Water Country from your computer virtually

Have you ever used Google Street View ? Its a great program that allows you to “ Drive an area” from your computer.

Google is in the process of filming the world with their specially equipped vehicles.  They did our neighborhood in the fall a few years back.  How do I remember , I can see the Halloween decorations hanging in my yard !

You can now you can take a virtual tour of Busch Gardens and Water Country in Williamsburg, Va..

“We’re thrilled to be among the first theme parks in the world to get the Google Street View treatment,” said Dan Dipiazzo, vice president of marketing for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. “Now, no matter where you are, you can enjoy an online experience of our parks while planning your vacation. The only thing missing is feeling the first drop of Griffon or getting splashed in Surfer’s Bay wave pool.”

Click here to take the “Tour” of Busch Gardens

Click here to take the “Tour of Water Country

Rock The Block in Williamsburg, VA

When :Friday, June 5th, 2009
(Rain Date – June 6th)
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm • On Prince George Street
Between Boundary and Henry Streets

Make plans to attend the 7th Annual Rock the Block Festival. Hosted by downtown Williamsburg Merchants.

  Music, Food, Games, Shopping Discounts & more. Games for the children, live entertainment & raffles to kick off the arrival of Virginia’s Famous Summer outdoor festivals. This small town event, a locals’ favorite is sponsored by the Williamsburg Land Conservancy. Enjoy the area’s best hot dogs and frozen custard at Retro’s, Baubles and More at the Queens Court and the best ever java from Aromas! Open to the public – FREE admission and reduced prices for all food and beverages. Handicap accessible.

http://www.williamsburglandconservancy.org/

  There will be food, beverages,  Entertainment: John Tracy & Dick Smith aka “Dick Tracy, information tables on recycling and more and a children’s activities area. The annual Celebrating Conservancy Awards will be presented to schools involved in conservation activities. Free admission. Proceeds to benefit the Williamsburg Land Conservancy.

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Some of the recipients of the Conservancy’s annual Celebrating Conservancy awards smile for the camera! The awards are given to schools in the Historic Triangle that involve students in projects related to conservation. Thirteen schools received awards in 2008

Founded in 1990 as the Historic Rivers Land Conservancy, we were the first private non-profit land trust in Virginia incorporated specifically to use the provisions of the Virginia Conservation Easement Act. In 1996 our name was changed and today, the Conservancy operates as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, supported by annual membership dues, donations and grants. A 20-member Board of Directors, comprised of community leaders from throughout the Historic Triangle, governs the organization. Ten working committees help to carry out the programs and projects of the Conservancy.

The Conservancy is dedicated to protecting and preserving significant natural, scenic, agricultural and historic land in the Historic Triangle. Through a combination of land preservation tools, education and advocacy programs, and shaping public policy, the Conservancy strives to maintain the character and ambiance of this special place where we live and work or where others simply come to visit for a while.

The Conservancy currently protects over 3,000 acres of land in the James and York Rivers watersheds. We measure our success by the total acreage of land protected in our region. That’s why the Conservancy works in partnership and collaboration with other land protection organizations and programs to ensure land owners use the best conservation tool to protect their land.

Location Map of " Rock The Block"

Map picture

SPONSORED BY:

Alizé Bistro • Aromas Coffeehouse Café • Baskin Robbins
Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill • Big Top Entertainment, Inc.
Blue Talon Bistro • Campus Shop • Center Street Grill • Cheese Shop
Fife and Drum Inn • Flower Cupboard • G. Bates Studio • Green Leafe Café
J. Fenton Gallery • Movie Tavern • Queen’s Court • Quilt’s Unlimited
Retro’s • SunTrust Bank • The Genuine Smithfield Ham Shoppe
The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg • The Williamsburg Winery
Williamsburg Event Rentals • Wythe Candy

Summer Camp Opportunities in Williamsburg, VA / Hampton Roads and beyond

Its hard to choose between all of the camps available in the area if you want to send your child to summer camp in Williamsburg, VA or beyond. Our son will be attending Nature Camp this year for the first time in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA. We have had glowing testimonials from many parent whose children have gone there. We’ll let you know what our son thinks when he returns this summer.

Below is just a sampling of upcoming camps:

Summer Camps—At the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Open to rising fifth- through eighth-graders, offered by the Chesapeake Bay National Research Reserve at VIMS. Camps include: Bay Tech Aug. 3-7 for rising 5th-6th grades; CBI, Chesapeake Bay Investigators for rising 7th-8th grades July 6- 10; Chesapeake Bay Explorers for rising 7th-8th grades Aug. 10-14. Space is limited. 804 684-7878.

Peak Performance and Developmental Tennis Camp is a resident junior tennis camp for boys and girls ages 9-18. The camp is directed by Peter Daub, Head Men’s Tennis Coach at The College of William & Mary. PP&D was created to help junior tennis players recognize and utilize their mental abilities in tennis while working to become "Complete Thinkers" on the court as opposed to "Hitters". Info here: http://www.ppanddtenniscamp.com/

The College of William and Mary Saturday/Summer Enrichment Program for Gifted Learners- Williamsburg, VA is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students enrolled in Kindergarten through grade 9 (Fall, 2009). The program is not meant to supplant the regular school
curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able youngsters to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and arts. Course activities are compatible with the expected
achievement of talented students at specific grade and age levels.
For further information about the Saturday or Summer
programs, please contact the Center for Gifted Education, (757) 221-2458/FAX (757) 221-2184. Or : http://cfge.wm.edu/forms/SEP%20SUM%2009.pdf

Makemie Woods Camp and Conference Center Makemie Woods , Near Williamsburg, VA specializes in FUN!, while developing self-esteem and fostering growth in Christ. We offer a wide variety of options for youngsters who have finished the first grade, through Senior High.

  • Residential Christian Camp (Presbyterian/Methodist)
  • Bible study, swimming, canoeing, crafts plus specialty camps: music and drama, dulcimer making, sailing, high-ropes

Pilot Schooner Youth Adventures – Norfolk, VA
Phone: 757-627-7400 / 5 1/2 day voyages sailing the Chesapeake Bay aboard a USCG certified tall ship. 8 professional crew supervise a character development sail training program for teenagers. Depart and return to Norfolk, VA
Website: http://www.schoonervirginia.org

Experience the Bay!
Every summer, students participate in trips ranging from one to two weeks. These trips allow students to travel a tributary of the Bay by boat and canoe, and while fishing, they will explore the Bay’s many habitats and experience its culture. The two-week trips also include time at one of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 4 residential island centers.

Summer Program on the River at Christchurch School – Urbanna , VA- Northern Neck
The location is the Rappahannock River, 10 nautical miles from the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The school’s ideal location and its own marine science boats provide students with a hands-on opportunity to learn about the Bay.

Chesapeake Bay Summer Experiences
The Living Classrooms Foundation offers summer programs that include on-board field experience, camping, and navigation and sampling techniques. Click on programs then summer programs for a schedule.

All Arts & Sciences Camp – Williamsburg – VA

At the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg we offer an exciting, quality instruction program in the arts and sciences. Campers experience life on a college campus, attend classes in selected areas of study, and participate daily in physical recreation. Students participate in activities that explore values and good citizenship. We offer a 1-week session from July 2, 2006 – July 7, 2006.

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
   Phone: 336-334-5414
   Toll-Free: 866-334-2255

iD Tech Camps invites you to join us for our 4th season at our College of William & Mary location in Williamsburg, VA. iD Tech Camps is America’s #1 summer computer camp and one of a handful of elite summer camps in Virginia. Our summer kids camps and teen camps are designed for beginner to advanced learners. Our popular College of William and Mary summer day camps and overnight camps average 6 students per instructor for customized instruction delivered by highly trained adult-only staff.
We offer a variety of cutting edge summer camp courses for kids and teens. View the availability charts below for real-time course and date availability.

Fox Pointe FarmSummer Equestrian Camp Series includes weeklong overnight stays for girls 8-16: June 20-27, July 25 ,Aug. 1, Aug. 1-8. And co-ed day camps for ages 6-11, July 13-17 and Aug. 17-21. 804-932-8710. Williamsburg, VA

Girl Scout camps—Registration open for resident Camp Skimino for girls in grades 1-12. Includes swimming, boating, singing, arts & crafts. Financial assistance available. Weekly sessions through Aug. 24. www.gsccc.org  or 757 547-4405. Williamsburg, VA

Summer Dance Camps—For 4-9-year-olds featuring ballet, tap, jazz, crafts and more. June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6- 10, July 13-17, Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14. Register at www.institutefordance.org. Williamsburg, VA

Summer Daze ’09 summer camp—At Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg, VA June 8-July 31 for children entering PreK through eighth grade. Catalog at www.walsingham.org  Direct questions to kdavenport@walsingham.org.

Summer Experience—At Hampton Roads Academy run June 8-July 31 for kindergartners through adults who live on the Peninsula. 884-9117 or kkenne@hra.org for more. Full listing of camps at www.hra.org .

Summer Football Camp—July 20-23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg, VA. Open to boys 6-14. $60 fee. Register at http://walsingham.yourmembership.com/page=Summerfootball  or wbarnett@walsingham.org .

Young Shakespeare camps—The Virginia Shakespeare Festival will offer 3 one-week day camps July 13-17 for ages 9-11, July 20-24 ages 12-14 and July 27-31 ages 14-17 (14-year-olds may attend either week). $175 per camper. 221-2683

Old Dominion University Sea Camp, Norfolk (757) 683-4285
http://sci.odu.edu/oceanography/seacamp/index_2007.shtml

Sea Camp for ages 6-17 involves exploration and discovery of marine life in and around our local waters. Activities include daily trips to marshes and beaches, a trip to the eastern shore, collecting live specimens, and classroom activities. The week will end with a trip to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, linking together what has been learned.

Sea camp for teenagers (ages 13-17) will give teens exposure to all areas of the marine and estuarine environment. The Teen Sea Camp will provide more in-depth involvement in field and laboratory activities, including fish dissections, kayak excursion, sampling on the Eastern Shore, and a boat outing on the new departmental research vessel, the R/V Fay Slover.

Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, VA (800) 659-1727
Summer classes for students cover many science topics, some water-related.

Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton, VA (800)296-0800, (757)727-0900, ext.780
One week day camps: Astronaut Adventure, Just Plane Fun (airplanes), Aliens are Awesome; all for ages 7-12.

Virginia 4-H Conference or Education Centers:

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA

Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA (757) 595-1900
The Museum offers half-day and full-day week-long summer programs exploring nature and space for preschoolers and elementary school students. Each child is involved for one week in either a morning or afternoon session. Class size is limited to 10 – 12 children, so sign up today! http://www.thevlm.org/Summer-Childrens-Programs.aspx#field

Virginia Marine Science Museum. VA Beach, VA (757) 437-4949Day camps during school and summer breaks. http://www.vmsm.com/

Wallops Island Marine Science Consortium on Virginia’s eastern shore (757) 824-5636Residential week long camps for 13-18 year olds teach marine biology, ocean studies, experimental science, dolphin behavior, shark biology and more.

William & Mary Center for Gifted Education , Williamsburg, VA (757) 221-2362
Summer enrichment and Saturday programs for PreK-10 gifted/talented students.

New Horizons Governor’s School offers summer camp for students going in grades 5, 6, 7 or 8. [MORE]
NEW Children’s Theatre Workshop, August 10-14, 200, or call 565-0109 [MORE]

For 32 years, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has sponsored a week long summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9-12) on the campus of Virginia Tech. The program brings together about 90 interested students for a week of learning about Virginia’s natural resources from conservation professionals and faculty from Virginia Tech. Most of the instruction is hands-on and outdoors.  Details here: http://www.vaswcd.org/youthcamp.htm
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The Virginia Department of Forestry offers the Holiday Lake Forestry Camp . This unique camping experience has introduced young Virginians to the challenges, special skills and knowledge needed for managing the forest resources we use and enjoy every day.  Get answers from our information sheet.

See the preview flyer for Holiday Lake Forestry Camp – 2009

Camp is held at the Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center located within the 20,000 acre Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest. This working forest provides a vast outdoor classroom for interactive learning.

Classes are taught in the woods by professional foresters, wildlife biologists, and conservation resource specialists. Camp: June 15-20, 2009

Nature calls! Richmond  VA’s Maymont’s wildly popular summer camps offer outdoor adventures, animal encounters, games, crafts and hands-on activities for young nature explorers. These camps fill up fast, so register early. More info here : http://www.maymont.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=279

CAMP NAUTICUS- Norfolk VA

Imagine a day of hands-on science activities! Your child will learn that science is involved with everything around us, while performing way cool experiments and creating awesome make-and-takes. More info here: http://www.nauticus.org/summercamps.html

Camp Silver Beach- YMCA – Eastern Shore – VA

With loads of activities packed on 151 beautiful acres of forest, field and wetlands, and 1,200 feet of pristine Chesapeake Bay beachfront, we provide opportunities for campers to build confidence, learn sportsmanship, find potential, grow friendships and develop a healthy independence from family. Lessons about respect and honesty come packaged in water adventures, woodland walks, and campfire sing-a-longs. We maintain a 4-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio with counselors who are highly trained, positive, and enthusiastic role models.
While we don’t spend much time inside, we’re very proud of our structural facilities. Our covered outdoor pavilion, outdoor amphitheater, and lodges are perfect for skits, games and talent shows. Our dining hall boasts a panoramic view of the Chesapeake Bay with magnificent sunsets and is a great place for good conversations. More info here http://ymcashr.reachlocal.com/coupon/?scid=1079118&cid=331807&tc=09050603561401821&kw=1177712:120813&dynamic_proxy=1&primary_serv=ymcashr1.reachlocal.net&se_refer=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.google.com%252Fsearch%253Fq%253Dwilliamsburg%252Bva%252Bsummer%252Bcamps%2526hl%253Den%2526safe%253Doff%2526rlz%253D1T4TSHB_enUS211US212%2526start%253D10%2526sa%253DN

Nature Camp- Vesuvius VA– In the Blue Ridge Mountains . Once described as a place "where fingertips are taught to see," Nature Camp is an academic camp that emphasizes hands-on, field-based, experiential learning. Campers learn in a variety of settings, including classrooms both inside and out (although even these are non-traditional, such as a semi-circle of wooden benches under a tree canopy), and they can expect to take notes in most classes. But campers also spend much of their time out of doors investigating nature up close: behind the eyepieces of binoculars, knee-deep in a cold stream, running behind a butterfly net, and on hands and knees with eyes peeled on the ground. Nature Camp is surrounded on three sides by several thousand acres of National Forest land, which provides an extensive outdoor classroom of forested mountains and streams. More info here: http://www.naturecamp.net/index.html

 

Please feel free to comment and add any other camps that you are aware of !

Youth Football in Williamsburg VA

I thought I would share a few thoughts from one of our son’s youth football coaches. Youth Football in Wiiliamsburg VA has a huge following. Our two sons play for the Williamsburg Hornets their website is, www.williamsburghornets.com . Amazingly both of their teams are going to the playoffs this year having achieved records of 9-1. It is an amazing effort from coaches and parents alike to coach and run the teams as well as they do. We are blessed to have such a dedicated coaching staff and parent involvement.
I jokingly made a comment about these last few years to a parent, She responded try doing it for 12 years like we have !
 
you can check out the Williamsburg Hornets and all of the other youth football teams in the Peninsula area at the Peninsula Youth Football Website http://www.leaguelineup.com/standings.asp?cmenuid=7&url=pyfa
There are teams throughout the area including Gloucester, New Kent, West Point, York County, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg/ James City County
 
 
Wow, what a busy weekend!  — GAME NOTES —  what a mud-pit on Saturday. I’m thrilled for several reasons. The weather was horrid, but we played tough. The opponent was ruthless, but we hit harder. The score was against us, but we came back. The entire flow of the game wasn’t going our way, but we turned it around. The kids were frozen & wet on the sidelines, but they all cheered their team mates on. The crowd was amazing in their positive support  … I could hardly hear the cadence on the field over the cheers … THANKS A TON! 
 

— WYFCL Night at William & Mary Stadium — a huge hit again this year. Tons of folks around prior to the game, but most people I saw were in the “JUMBO-TRON” endzone having fun, watching the game, and supporting our GOLD & GREEN Midgets teams who did an outstanding job running plays and hustling.

  

 

 

 

— PLAYOFFS — SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15th vs Yorktown Patriots (9 – 1); the game will be played at Page Middle School in Gloucester … that’s Page Middle School in Gloucester. Kick-Off time is 11am, but be at Page Middle School in Gloucester by 10am for roll-call and warm ups.

 

We’ve been Ghosted ! in Williamsburg Virginia

A new Halloween “prank” is spreading cheer through the Williamsburg, Virginia area in the run-up to Friday’s big night. It’s called ghosting, and most new Williamsburg residents have never heard of it. I have to say when we first moved here it was quite a thrill for our then very young children to experience.

Ghosting is a way to secretly send Halloween treats to family, friends, and neighbors. Once you have been Ghosted you should spread the Halloween fun by passing it along to others. 

First laugh and enjoy the fun! Think of some family and friends that would enjoy getting Ghosted. Assemble some treats and goodies to bring along and leave with a “Ghosting Letter” which contains a poem and instructions for continued Ghosting. The idea is to secretly surprise your friends with some Halloween fun!

When you least expect it  the doorbell will ring. You won’t find anyone at the door. What you will find is a  package of Halloween-themed treats, a black and white picture of a ghost and a poem informing you that you have been ghosted. 

The origins of ghosting are unclear. 

Here are instructions and the ” Ghosting Letter” for you to start the tradition in your neighborhood.  Print out the letter below or make up your own, gather a bag of treats,  Then put them all in a little treat bag or basket and leave them on someone’s front steps – don’t let them see you!

Here is the Ghosting Letter:

 

 

 

The Phantom Ghost has come to town,
To leave you some goodies, I see you have found.
If you do not wish a curse to fall,
Continue this greeting, this Phantom’s call.

First, post this Phantom where it can be seen,
And leave it there until Halloween.
This will scare other Phantoms who may visit.
Be sure to participate, you don’t want to miss it!

Second, make two treats & two copies of this Ghost with a grin
Deliver them to two neighbors where this Phantom hasn’t been
Don’t let them see you, be sneaky, no doubt …
And make sure they put their Phantom Ghost out!

Next, you have only one day to act, so be quick!
Leave it at doors where the Phantom hasn’t hit.
Deliver at dark when there isn’t much light…
Ring the doorbell and run, and stay out of sight!!

And last, but not least, come join in the season.
Don’t worry, be happy, you need no good reason.
This is all in good fun and we are just trying to say…
HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND HAVE A GREAT DAY

Kids/ Toddler Activities Williamsburg Va

Question: We are thinking of moving to Williamsburg VA. We have two toddlers and are looking for Mommy and Me opportunities in the area. Or events, arts , physical/ learning  activities for Toddlers/ young children. Can you recommend any ?

Answer : Here are a few activities for toddlers/ young children in the Williamsburg Virginia area. I will try to post new ones  as they are announced. Here is just a partial list of opportunities and events in Williamsburg.

 

Children’s Day—Williamsburg Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 18 at Merchants Square. Child ID and kids

activities provided by Providence Classical School. Corny Sue provides face-painting. Colonial Williamsburg

Chef Brookfield Fitchett from the Williamsburg Inn presents fun for kids cooking demonstrations at 9:30 and

10:30. Me & Jo play tunes popular with young and old 9-11.

 

Free classes at WISC—1-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex will hold free introductory

gymnastics, dance and soccer classes for ages 2-10. Children can try one class or a little of all three.

Register at 253-1947.

 Abrakadoodle art classes—Offered in Williamsburg: Mini Doodlers, ages 3-5; Doodlers, ages 6-12; Twoosy

Doodlers for ages 20-36 months. Fees and session information available at www.abrakadoodle.com or 224-2089

Children’s dance—Ages 3-4 without parent also enrolling on Monday, 9:30- 10:15 a.m. $8 per class.

New Town United Methodist Church, Williamsburg, Virginia 258-1072.

 

Early Childhood Music School— Of Williamsburg United Methodist Church is registering new students for

the fall session. In addition to a new keyboard class for 7- and 8-year-olds, weekly classes in music and movement

are offered for ages birth through 5 years. Limited openings in morning, afternoon and evening classes.

Cindy Freeman, 229-1771, ext. 108, or cfreeman@williamsburgumc.org.

 

Colonial Williamsburg—Offers younger museum goers the following family programs: Wee Folk, ages 3-7,

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 12, Abby Aldrich; Magical Creatures, 8 and up, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and

15 Abby Aldrich; Stitch Detectives 3 p.m. Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and 16 Abby Aldrich; Toymaker’s Workshop 4:15

p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 8 Hennage Auditorium, DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Sailors’ Games 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 18

DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Yikes, Snakes! 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 1 DeWitt Wallace; Toys! Adopt a Toy Dog 2:30-4 p.m.

Nov. 15 DeWitt Wallace at Colonial Williamsburg. 220-7724.

 

Mommy & Me Dance—At Virginia Regional Ballet accepting registrations for classes, which will be held at

9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 9, and 9 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 13.

Mommy & Me is designed to promote gross motor skills through simple dances and exercises and also to work together with parents to teach good classroom behavior and discipline.

Adelle Carpenter instructor. www.danceVRB.com or 229-2553.

Mother’s Day Out—At Williamsburg United Methodist Church has space available for the 2008-09 school year for ages 12 months to 4 years by Sept. 1. Register with Lee Munden at 757 229-1771. Includes learning centers, circle time, playground, music and art. Adult-to-child ratio: 1:3.

 

Mother’s Morning Out—New Town United Methodist Church, Williamsburg 9:30-11:45 a.m. Monday and Thursday. 757 258-1072.

 

Music Together—Music and Movement program for young children and their parents, ages 0-5.  757- 784-0080.

Intro to dance—Ballet/tap combo class for ages 3-5 offered at Virginia Regional Ballet Academy.

Morning and afternoon classes available. 757-229-2553 or visit www.danceVRB.com.

 

Itsy Bitsy yoga classes—Taught at Virginia Regional Ballet beginning Oct. 23. Tots (ages 8 months-24

months) meet 9-9:45 a.m. Thursday. Tykes (ages 21 months-24 months) 10-10:45 a.m. Friday. Babies (aged 3 weeks-8 months)

offered 1:30-2:15 p.m. Fridays at Body Balance Studio. Six-week sessions, $55 per child/caregiver pair. Register at www.happylittleyogi.com or with Amy Rains, 757-345-0522.

 New Town United Methodist Church—Sponsors preschool music and movement classes for children

and their parents, 6-17 months, 18-34 months and 3-5 years. 258-1072.

MusiQuest Jr.—A unique, high-quality music education for ages 3 through

third grade. Register for fall classes or receive information at www.musiquestjr.com or 757-253-1152.

 

Mothers of Preschoolers—9:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays. King of Glory Lutheran

Church. Teaching by mentors and other speakers, discussion and opportunities

to strengthen faith and develop creativity while children are cared for in a parallel

child-care program called MOPPETS. 757-229-7712.

 

Stay-at-Home Mothers— 10 a.m. Fridays. Olive Branch Christian Church. 757-566-3862.