Adult Classes

A full listing of fun, enriching and social classes.  All classes are cancelled until further notice.

Pistol Safety Course

  Learn firearms safety, law and familiarization of
handguns and ammunition, how to handle a weapon
safely, and laws regarding use of firearms in
self-defense. This one evening course will cover
many do’s and don’ts for carrying a weapon for self defense. As part of the course those students who wish to later apply for a concealed handgun permit may take a written test, and upon successful completion of the test, a certificate will be provided that will allow them to apply for a Virginia Concealed Weapons Permit with the local court. No gun ownership required. If you have a gun do not bring it to class. Class open to anyone age 21 or older. This course meets one evening. Time: 6-9pm.
Location: Municipal Building
Cost per student: $55 residents/non-residents: $65 Each course limited to 10 students.
Must register 5 days in advance of the course.

Choose the date when registering: February 27 Program: #140
March 17 Program: #141
April 15 Program: #142
May 12 Program: #143

Tai Chi

Looking for a non-aerobic form of exercise which will improve your balance, reduce stress, and improve flexibility? Tai Chi may be the exercise for you.
(9 Movements) in a 7 week series of classes.
This Tai Chi form is designed for beginners but will help more advanced students as well. The class will also include meditative breathing and Qigong, a series of powerful Traditional Chinese medical exercises to help maintain overall health. Participants should wear loose fitting clothes & good walking shoes.
For adults. All fitness levels welcome. Location: Odd Road Community Center. Classes will be held Mondays 3pm-4pm
Session is March 2 thru April 6 (6 weeks)
Cost: $57 residents/$67 non-residents.
Instructor: Jack Fuller
Class minimum of 8. Deadline: Program: #129

Line Dancing

Line Dancing– No partner needed! Plenty of exercise
guaranteed. Learn the basics to many dances and you’ll
be a pro. Move to the grooves and enjoy a combination
of music styles. Meets Thursday evenings for 6 weeks.
Dates: March 19-April 23
Location: Poquoson Primary School
Instructor: Linda Coolican Deadline: March 16
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm Program: #132
Cost: $30 resident/$40 non-residents.

Planning Your Estate

Do you have a will? Should you have insurance to protect your family, or do you want to reduce the taxes your family may incur once you pass? It’s a topic most of us tend to put off but one that can be the most valuable investment for your loved ones to secure their future. Join this free one evening class to learn about the steps when considering a will, trusts, and estate planning. Free. Location: Municipal Building
Instructor: Autumn Marshall, Edward Jones &
Jeremy Forrest from the Forrest Law Center
Date: Thursday, March 12 7pm-8pm
Deadline to Register March 2 Program: #130

Medicare 101

Will you soon become medicare eligible? Nearing retirement? This basic informational session provided by Bay Aging and the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program will provide a free session to help you understand coverages, costs, enrolling procedures, eligibility and more as it relates to the Medicare program. Call to sign up so we can plan for your attendance.
Date: Thursday, March 5 Time: 1:30pm
Location: Municipal Building
Deadline to register March 2. Free.
Instructor: Lisa Walker - Bay Aging & VICAP
Program: #146

Helping Seniors at Home

Our senior family members greatly value their
independence and often prefer to live in their very own home. As we age there are warning signs that may be evidence your loved one needs assistance to remain
independently. This forum will discuss these warning signs and provide guidance for gathering help so your loved one can remain safely at home. Learn how to receive help and resources as a caregiver. Call to sign up so we can plan for your attendance.
Date: Tuesday, March 10 Time: 6:30pm
Location: Municipal Building
Deadline to register March 2. Free.
Instructor: Heather Hicks & Staff from Interim
Healthcare Program: #145

Bread Making Class

Learn the process to make successful cinnamon rolls or dinner rolls. Each participant will get to take their rolls home. Participants should bring an apron and a rolling pin. Saturday, March 21 10am-12noon
Cost: $30 residents/$40 non-residents.
Location: Municipal Building.
Instructor: Carla Andersen & Corrine Daly from Southernly Sweet Deadline to Register March 14
Program: #135 Limited to 8 per class. 

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Ages 14 to Adult
While in this class develop acrylic painting basics to begin art creation. Topics will include creating a strong composition, making color studies, capturing the effects of light, how to use painting techniques. Ideal for all levels, especially beginning painters. Class meets 4 times, March 9, 16, 23, 30. Time: 6:30-­8:00pm
Location: Municipal Building Instructor: Holly Horton
Small materials list provided at the time of registration so you can come to class prepared.
Cost: $35 residents/$45 non-residents.
Deadline: March 2 Program #133

Foundations of Investing Class

Do you want to invest your money, but don’t know where to start? Do you need help understanding mutual funds, IRA’s, interest bearing savings accounts, and want to learn about stocks and bonds? This informative and informal class will teach you all about investing basics. No question is too simple. Learn how to set goals so your money can make you more money. Free.
Location: Municipal Building
Date: Tuesday, April 21 7pm-8pm
Instructor: Autumn Marshall, Edwards Jones
Deadline to register: April 15 Program: #131

Furniture Painting Workshop

Ages 15 to Adult
Come paint a small piece of furniture or frame. You choose a small piece of furniture or frame to paint in the class!
Each piece must be easily
carried in & cannot be too large
so that we are able to complete it
during the class. Prior to the start
of class you will have the chance to email the instructor to discuss paint options and get approval for your item that would make a great project. In the class learn how to turn trash into a treasure while learning how to paint or refinish your furniture into a beautiful and timeless piece. Learn about choosing paints and colors, best paints for the job, and how to dry/wet distress the finish. This course will also cover how to seal your work as well as how to use clear/dark waxes on furniture. All supplies will be provided and participants are encouraged to wear a smock or painting clothes! Remember to bring your furniture piece. Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 12-3 pm Location: Municipal Building
Instructor: Kim Phillips
Register by February 28 and email instructor at to get your item
approved for class. Must have 3 minimum.
Cost: $68 residents/$78 non-residents.
Program: #136

Coastal Art: Paint a Crab

Ages 15 to Adult
Create this unique crab design. This design is perfect for canvas, glass, walls and furniture! This project
involves multiple strokes and techniques for decorative painting.
All supplies provided.Date: Saturday, April 25 Time: 12pm
Municipal Building. Instructor: Kim Phillips
Cost: $42 residents/$52 non-residents.
Register by April 20. 3 minimum Program: #138

CPR, AED, & First Aid Class

American Red Cross
Students taking this American Red Cross certified class will be taught how to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illness, head/neck/back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate (adult, child, and infant) which is valid for two years. Ages 13 and up. Class Offered Saturday, March 14
9am-5pm. Cost: $55 residents/$65 non-residents.
Class min. 8 Deadline: March 9.
Class location: Municipal Building. Program: #113

Stop the Bleed Training

Gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most likely to save him or her. Take the course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency
occurs. Stop the Bleed. Save a Life! Class open to ages 14 to adult. Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 6-9pm Location: Municipal Building
Instructor: Joe Breeden, Poquoson Fire Department
Free. Deadline: April 13. Program: #114

Writing Class

Do you enjoy writing, but need help with developing your style, story, and depth? This class will engage you using a supportive and creative environment to begin the journaling process. Join fellow writers and learn to get your ideas off the ground and onto paper through focused, mindful writing techniques.
Class meets 4 times. April 20, 27, May 4, May 11.
Time: 6:45-­8:15pm Location: Municipal Building Instructor: Holly Horton
Cost: $35 residents/$45 non-residents
Deadline: April 15 Program: #139

Boating Safety Course

Virginia requires all operators of boats and
personal water craft to take a Safe Boating and Jet Ski Course. The Virginia Boater Education Course is
offered free at Poquoson Municipal Building, thanks to Poquoson Community Recreation and Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 63-Poquoson. Class
attendance is required both nights to complete the course.
Course Offerings for Spring of 2020:
March 23 & 25 6:00-9:30pm

May 11 & 13 6:00-9:30pm
All registrations are taken online at

Class registration is free, however pre-registration is required online, register early as space is limited.