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Ellen’s Gypsy Yard Sale
Saturday, February 1 from 8am-12noon, at 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.
Earth Day Staunton
Saturday, April 12 from 9am-12pm. Celebrate Earth Day with the entire family at Earth Day Staunton at the Sunspots Studios parking lot, 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
Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19 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
7th Annual All Girl Conference
Saturday, April 19 at Booker T. Washington Community Center. Middle and High School girls are invited to join us for this all day event designed to connect girls with community resources. Event includes keynotes speakers, interactive informational booths, workshops, food, fun, giveaways, and much more! Registration begins on March 1. “Like” our Facebook page for Conference registration, updates, and contests! facebook.com/empowergirls. Need More Info? Call: (540) 332-3991
21st Annual YOUTH Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 3, 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 at 7:30am.
11th Annual SENIOR Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 17 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.
AQUAFINA Pitch, Hit & Run
Wednesday, May 7 at Jerry May Field, Gypsy Hill Park. Join over 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 to the local competition! FREE onsite registration from 5:30pm-6pm. (No metal cleats are allowed) For more information: (540) 332-3945.
Spring Plant Swap
Saturday, May 10 at Montgomery Hall Park Admin Building *New Location* Back by popular demand- the Staunton Parks & Recreation Spring Plant Swap. 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, complimentary coffee & snacks provided. Free event! For more information, contact Matthew Sensabaugh at (540) 332-3945.