Adult Classes

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:
#109 February 19 #109A March 14
#109B April 16

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 Monday evenings 4:30-5:30pm. Session is April 8 thru May 20
Cost: $57 residents; $67 non-residents
Instructor: Jack Fuller
Register 5 days before the session starts.
Program: #116

Adult Sewing Class 101

Gain basic sewing skills from selecting a pattern, cutting and piecing to create an awesome project. This course is 4 weeks long and participants are encouraged to bring a portable sewing machine if you have one.
Cost: $45 residents/$55 non-residents
Class meets Wednesdays April 10, 17, 24, and May 1
Time: 6:00-7:30pm at Municipal Building.
A materials list will be provided following registration.
Deadline to register: April 5
Instructor: Lisa Robbins Program # 121

One Stroke Painting Acrylic Painting - Rose

Learn to paint a Rose just in time for Spring! Design from Donna Dewberry's classic Cabbage Rose. This design is perfect for canvas, glass, walls and
furniture! This project involves multiple strokes
and techniques in learning decorative painting.
Please bring a sketchbook (9x12 or larger), all other
supplies provided.
Beginners welcome!
Tuesday, April 9
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Municipal Building
Instructor: Kim Phillips
Register by April 8.
Must have 3 minimum.
Cost: $40 Program #122

Furniture Painting Workshop

A Flea Market Flip   Ages 13 to Adult
Turn trash to treasure and learn how to paint or refinish your furniture into a beautiful
and timeless piece. Learn about choosing paints, best paints for the job, and how to dry/wet distress the finish. Learn up to 3 different paint techniques. 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 so you can make your own samples to take home! April 18 6:30-8:30pm
Municipal Building Instructor: Kim Phillips
Register by April 15. Must have 3 minimum.
Cost: $47 residents/$57 non-residents Program #129

Specialty Finishes- Furniture Painting Workshop Part 2

Ages 13 to Adult
Continue your journey and learn more great finishes to include new blending techniques to turn a flea market flip into a beautiful and timeless piece. All supplies will be provided and participants are encouraged to wear painting clothes so you can make your own samples to take home!
Thursday, April 25 6:30-8:30pm Municipal Building
Instructor: Kim Phillips Register by April 19
Must have 3 minimum. Cost: $47 residents
$57 non-residents Program #130

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 Flotilla 63-Poquoson. Class attendance is required both nights to complete the course.

Course Offerings for Spring of 2019:
March 11 & 13 6:00-9:30pm

May 20 & 22 6:00-9:30pm
All registrations are taken online at
Class registration is free, however
pre-registration is required online, register early space is limited.

A Matter of Balance Class for Adults

Many adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. This award winning program is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Gain confidence and reduce your risk of falls.
Learn to: View falls as controllable
Set goals for increasing activity
Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
Exercise to increase strength and balance
Class is free, however pre-registration is required by calling 868-3580
Must have 10 participants.
Class Dates: Tuesday afternoons 2-4pm
March 19 thru May 7
Held at the Municipal Building
Register by March 15 at Community Recreation.
Program: #140

Diabetes Self Management Program
Diabetes Self-Management Program
Class Dates Tuesdays, May 14 to June 18, 2019
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Poquoson Municipal Building
830 Municipal Drive, Poquoson 23662
Must Pre-register by calling 757-868-3580
Deadline: May 9 Program: # 141

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 March 26 & 28 6-9pm each evening. Cost: $55 residents; $65 non-residents.
Class min. 8 Deadline to register March 21.
Class location: Municipal Building. Program #113

Introduction to Drawing & Sketching

Ages 14 to Adult
Learn to draw what you see from initial rough sketches of basic shapes to finalized detailed forms. Work step by step to capture likeness and develop shading and contouring. Learn inside tips and tricks to achieve
improved results in your created artwork.
Materials required: Sketchbook, pencil, and eraser.
Class meets 3 times, Mondays Feb 11, 18, 25
Time: 6:30-8:00pm Location: Municipal Building
Instructor: Holly Horton
Cost: $28 residents/$38 non-residents
Deadline: February 6 Program #132

Plein Air Landscapes

Ages 14to Adult
Plein Air is French for “in the open air.”
Working in oil pastels, we will travel throughout Poquoson to a variety of locations to draw outside. Each week work at a different location within the City. Scenes we will capture will include marshes, marinas, gardens, architecture and open skies.
Materials required: Folding chair, sketch pad, bug spray, sunscreen, and oil pastels.
Instructor: Holly Horton Saturdays, April 27, May 3, 11, 18 Time: 8:30 to 10:00 am
First meeting at Amory’s Wharf-Thomas Jefferson Rollins Natural Area. Cost: $38 residents
$48 non-residents Deadline: April 23 Program #131

Drawing & Painting Flowers

Ages 14 to Adult
Working with fresh botanicals, we will learn to render the lush lines and forms of these scented favorites. From single stems to full arrangements, all aspects of their delicate forms will be discussed. Materials required: Sketchpad, pencil, eraser, watercolor paper, &
watercolor pencils.
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 Location: Municipal Building 6:30 to 8:00 pm Instructor: Holly Horton
Cost: $38 residents/$48 non-residents 4 weeks
Deadline: February 27 Program #133


Ages 14 to Adult
Learn to capture the human likeness in a variety of mediums and explore drawing a portrait. Class will include the study of the human face, learn to render hair and develop drawing skin. Composition will be discussed and tips and tricks for pleasing results will be part of the instruction. Bring a Sketchbook, pencils, and eraser. Instructor: Holly Horton
Mondays April 8, 15, 22, 29 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: Municipal Building
Cost: $38 residents/$48 non-residents 4 weeks
Deadline: April 2 Program #134