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Office Contact: 868-3580
Hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Weather Hotline for Youth Athletic and Outdoor Programs: 868-3584
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Now Registering for the Fall Field Hockey Skills Clinic
Deadline is September 10, 2014
FALL YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE REGISTRATION is now complete.
If you have a player wishing to play, please contact our office and players will be added on a space available basis only.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR KICKSTART SOCCER
For those not yet entering Kindergarten we offer KICKSTART:
Must be age 4 by September 1, 2014
Kickstart is a program designed for the soccer beginner who is not yet ready for the league. This is the basic introduction to the game of soccer. It is not a soccer league, but a 4 week instruction & play/skill period for 45 minutes each week. Cost: $45 per child. No sibling discount; additional $10 for non-residents. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. One session is planned. An additional session will be held if necessary.
Dates: September 10, 17, 24, October 1 5:30-6:15pm
Poquoson Pool Passes and Swimming Information
Labor Day Weekend Pool Hours
Friday, August 29 12noon-6pm
Saturday, August 30 12noon-6pm
Sunday, August 1 12noon-6pm
Monday, Labor Day September 1 12-6pm
Don't Miss these great New Photography Courses
Wildlife Photography with Ken Conger, award winning photographer
America, Africa, & Asia September 18 7:00-8:15pm Municipal Building
Wildlife photographer Ken Conger will present a buffet of spectacular photos captured during his 2013 adventures to Borneo, Sulawesi, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and many special places in the US. Ken compliments his photos with stories, animal facts, audio and short videos. The program provides a view of a wildlife photographer’s world and the challenges taken in order to capture stunning wildlife images. Deadline to register: September 9 Program #146 Cost: $25 (additional $10 non-residents)
Wildlife Photography 101 Saturday September 27, 9am-5pm Municipal Building
Are you using a digital camera and enjoy photographing outdoors, do you have a good eye and that wildlife photo did not turn out quite right? Then this seminar is for you. The course is primarily for upper beginners or serious hobbyists, who wish to take their wildlife/nature photography to the next level and own something more than a point and shoot camera. Class segments will concentrate on wildlife photography by teaching the fundamentals (digital sensor and megapixels, equipment, composition, aperture/depth of field) and advanced techniques of digital photography (histogram interpretation, use of ISO, Autofocus, light compensation, required shutter speeds, tools of the trade). Specific concentration will portray "how to get the shot" using different wildlife photo scenarios. This is a three-segment seminar. Part one, will be classroom instruction. Part two, is a field session with students taking photographs and applying taught classroom essentials. Part three, will be back in the classroom to review captured images and applying a digital workflow using Adobe Photoshop. At the conclusion of this course students will have an understanding of the basic operations of their camera, understand photography terminology, what it takes for a good wildlife photo for both printing/web and tips to becoming a semi-pro photographer.
Requirements: Camera and manual. A tripod and laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed would be helpful. Program #147 Cost: $150/ $160 Deadline September 15