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Winter/Spring 2016 Events
Ellen’s Gypsy Yard Sale
Saturday, February 6 from 8am-noon,
at the Gypsy Hill Park Gym.
This annual yard sale is in memory of our beloved
Recreation Secretary Ellen Bradley who passed away
after a long battle with Cancer. Ellen was the heart and
soul of the Recreation Department for many years and
we honor her by hosting a yard sale in her name. Thirty
five 10’x10’ spaces are available. Price: $14 per space,
tables $5 each. Pre-registration and pre-payment for
tables required, for more information (540) 332-3945.
Gypsy Hill Drive-In for Kids
Friday, March 4, from 6:30-8:30pm,
at the Gypsy Hill Park Gym.
Beep, beep! Time for a drive-in movie at the Gypsy Hill
Park Gym! Special indoor edition of Family Nite Flix.
The movie Cars will be shown on our 20ft screen and
we invite you to bring your child-size (cardboard) car
to sit in during the drive-in. Don’t have a cardboard car
on hand? We’ve got a workshop you may attend for $5
to build your very own car! Kids, if you would prefer to
not bring a car, catch a ride with a grown-up, just bring
a laundry basket or blanket to lounge on. Popcorn and
drinks will be available for purchase.
*Cardboard Car Building Workshop:
Wednesday, February 17 at 4pm at the Gypsy Hill Park
Garden Center. Must register to attend. $5 per child.
See Youth section for more details.
Irish Road Bowling
Saturday, March 12 at Montgomery Hall Park.
Join us for a wee bit of fun as we host our second
annual Irish Road Bowling competition. This St. Patrick’s
Day event is full of fun and friendly competition with
our own spin on the original game played on the Irish
country roads. Competition is comprised of teams of 3
or 4 and will begin at their pre-set tee times to ensure
proper spacing, safety and integrity of the game. Last
year we had sixteen teams participate and the Staunton
Brew Crew was our overall winner with a score of
29. Wearing Green and fun St. Patty’s day clothing/
costume is encouraged. Ceremonies and prizes
following the event held at local Queen City Brewing.
Team entry fee: $20 for a 3 person team, $25 for a
4 person team (includes event t-shirts). $10 deposit for
“bowl” ball *you may keep the ball or return at the end
for your deposit. Call the Parks & Recreation office for
more details at (540) 332-3945 or stop by to register
your team. Teams that register by February 26 will
receive their shirts the day of the event.
Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26 at Montgomery Hall Park.
Join us for our Annual Egg Hunt and Eggstravaganza
Festival complete with moonbounce, old-fashioned egg
coloring, refreshments, arts and crafts activities, face
painting, and surprise entertainers. Free event!
Egg Hunt Ages/Times: 2 & 3 years: 10am; 4 & 5 years:
10:30am; 6 & 7 years: 11am; 8 to 10 years: 11:30am
Earth Day Staunton
Saturday, April 16 from 9am–noon.
Celebrate Earth Day with the entire family at Earth
Day Staunton at the Sunspots Pavilion parking lot, on
Byers Street next to the Staunton Farmer’s Market. Enjoy
kid-oriented activities, live native wildlife shows, a
raffle, face painting, live music, native plant sale, and
more. Admission is free. In the event of rain, Earth Day
Staunton will be in the second floor of Sunspots Studios.
For more information, please visit earthdaystaunton.org.
Scotts Major League Baseball
Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR)
Wednesday, May 4 at Jerry May Field, Gypsy Hill Park.
Join more than 500,000 boys and girls (ages 7–14)
during this exciting baseball skills competition that
provides the opportunity to showcase your pitching,
hitting and running abilities. PHR participants can
advance through four levels of competition, including
Local and Sectional competitions, Team Championship
events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the
National Finals at the MLB All–Star Game. Come out
to the location competition! FREE onsite registration
from 5:30–6pm. (No metal cleats allowed for the
22nd Annual YOUTH Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 7 from 8am-11am at Lake Tams in Gypsy
Hill Park. Open to youth 4-15 years of age. Prizes awarded in
various categories. FREE on-site registration begins
Spring Plant Swap
Saturday, May 14 at Montgomery Hall Park Admin Building.
Staunton Parks & Recreation spring plant swap will
be located at the lawn area behind the Irene Givens
Recreation Administration building. Plant drop off &
voucher assignment begins at 9am and continues until
10:45am. Swapping begins promptly at 11am. Not
sure how a plant swap works? Bring in your annuals,
perennials, small shrubs or trees, houseplants, garden
kitch, garden books. Parks staff will assign a value
to them and give you vouchers for that value. When
we begin, you may use your vouchers to “purchase”
new plants for your yard. We usually throw in a few
things from the city gardens as well. Come chat with
your fellow gardeners! No registration fee, enjoy
complimentary coffee & snacks as well as door prizes.
For more information, contact Matthew Sensabaugh at
12th Annual SENIOR Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 21 from 8am-11am at Lake Tams in
Gypsy Hill Park.
Open to all adults 50+years of age. FREE on-site
registration begins at 7:30am.
The Gypsy Food Truck Roundup
2nd Saturday of the month in June, July and August.
Gypsy Hill Park. 12pm-3pm.
Staunton Parks & Recreation is proud to bring back the
Gypsy Food Truck Roundup! During the 2nd Saturday
of the month in June, July and August food trucks will
be gathering near the Gypsy Hill Park bandstand from
12pm-3pm. Many trucks will be returning from last
year with some new additions! Free event, simply pay
for your own food. Please bring a blanket or a lawn
chair to each event, which may include unstructured
children’s activities. Rain or shine.
* In conjunction with this special event held by
the city, food trucks will be permitted in the park
only on these days and only if registered with
Staunton Parks & Recreation. Interested food
truck vendors, please call (540) 332-3945.
SUMMER BANDSTAND ENTERTAINMENT
To view a 8.5x14 printable lineup, go here.
The Stonewall Brigade Band
Tuesdays: Praise in the Park
(7pm, Tuesdays. Hosted by Linden Heights Baptist Church)
Bluegrass in the Park
(7pm, Wednesdays. Hosted by Staunton Parks & Recreation.)
Jazz in the Park
(7pm, Thursdays.*New Hours: 7pm-9pm* Rain or Shine! Bring a lawn chair or blanket, concessions available) For more information, call Lew or Lisa Morrison (540)337-6944
Family Night Flix
(Family-oriented movies start at dusk usually between 8:30pm and 9:15pm. Concessions available for purchase. Weather cancellation line is (540) 332-3947.)