ActivitES & Clubs For Ages 50+

Active Lifestyles offers a variety of fun activities and clubs. While most are free-of-charge, some carry a nominal fee or require that the participant purchase supplies. For specific dates and times, view the Active Lifestyles Newsletter or call 757-926-1400.

Pickleball

  • New and skilled players welcome
  • Indoor play offered year-round
  • Free to play (pre-registration required)
  • All levels welcome
  • Lessons for beginners
  • Some equipment provided but bring your own paddle
  • Please call ahead for updates and to confirm schedule
Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
(757) 591-4853
  • Tuesday and Friday: 9 am – 1 pm
Denbigh Community Center 
(757) 812-7905
  • Mondays: 12 – 3 pm (Challenge Courts)
  • Wednesdays: 12 – 3 pm (All levels)
  • Thursday: 1 – 4 pm (All levels)

Walking

Created in 1992 to address major issues, enhance public awareness, assist staff with program planning / improvement projects, and to promote a positive image of aging and disabilities through education. The committee is made up of a group of citizens who share a concern for others and provide a means by which participants can address issues that are pertinent to the services provided by Newport News Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Brittingham-Midtown Community Center 
(757) 591-4853
  • Early Bird Morning Walk
    Monday – Friday
    6 – 7 am 
  • Walk With Ease
    Monday / Wednesday / Friday
    7 – 8 am 
Denbigh Community Center 
(757) 812-7905/7909
  • Walk At Your Own Pace
    Monday – Friday
    7 – 9 am
Newport News Park
(757) 591-4853
  • Nature Walks
    2nd and 4th Tuesdays (March – November)
    8:30 am
    Meet at the Interpretive Center

Fitness Classes

Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
(757) 591-4853
  • Boot Camp for Seniors
    Monday / Wednesday / Friday
    8 – 9 am
Denbigh Community Center 
(757) 812-7905
  • Low Impact Exercise
    Monday and Wednesday
    9 – 10 am (pre-registration required)
  • Head to Toe Circuit Training with Bobby Graves
    Fridays, 9 – 10 am (8-sessions) – Registration required: $40
Hilton Senior Center
(757) 926-1400
  • Tai Chi
    Thursdays, 9 – 10 am, 10 – 11 am, 2 – 3 pm (10-sessions) –  Registration required: $60 – $85
  • Balance
    Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:45 am (4-sessions) – Registration required: $40
North Newport News Community Center
(757) 926-1400
  • Yoga
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am – Registration required: $40 – $70

Clubs

The following clubs have no membership fee unless otherwise stated. Supplies and equipment are the participant’s responsibility.

 

Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
(757) 891-4853
  • Joy of Watercolor Pencils
    Monthly, 2nd Thursday at 10 am
  • Rubber Stamping
    Create cards, stationery, and home decorating projects with rubber stamps and inks.
  • Meditation & Aromatherapy
    Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 1 pm
  • Book Club
    Monthly, 4th Monday, 2 pm
  • Mahjong Club
    1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9 am
  • Canasta
    2nd & 4th Fridays, 9 am
  • Fashion Elegantés Modeling Club
    1st Tuesday of the month at 1 pm.  Monthly fashion shows.  Annual dues:  $25. 
    After completing the Essence of Modeling Class, club members will meet the first Tuesday of every month to discuss activities.  Models will perform at small venues throughout the year and participate in an annual Fashion Show.  

Courthouse Way Community Center
(757) 886-7929
  • Ceramics Club (experience required)
    Wednesday, 10 AM – 2 PM
    $30 for 12-week session
  • Denbigh Crafters (Crochet & Knitting)
    Monday & Thursday, 10 AM – 12 PM
    Some yarn provided.
  • Dominoes
    Tuesday and Thursday, 10 AM – 2 PM
  • MahJong
    Tuesday, 10 AM – 2 PM
    Game supplies provided.
Denbigh Community Center
(757) 812-7905
  • Boredom Busters
    Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 AM
    Play Skip-Bo, Mexican Train, Scrabble and more!
  • Dominoes 
    Monday, Wednesday (please call the center for times)
    Play includes Mexican Train.
North Newport News Community Center
(757) 591-4850
  • MahJong
    Thursday 11 AM – 5 PM
    Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
    Game supplies provided.
  • Scrapbooking Club
    Mondays, 10:00 AM
  • Card Games – Pinochle, Spades & Bridge
    Various days and locations. Game supplies provided. Call 757-926-1400 for information.

Active Lifestyle Office

700 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606

(757) 926-1400

activelifestyles@nnva.gov