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Skateboard camp and over 100 other camp opportunities

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INSIDE: Recreation Activities – Registration Begins May 8th at 9am

What’s Happening? May 5

Wheels and Wagons, First & Main, 10am-12:30pm Burnt Creative Vintage and Indie Craft Market, Roanoke Street 9am-3pm

May 8

Parks and Recreation Registration Begins 9am

May 9

Progeny Film Festival, The Lyric Theatre, 7pm

May 13

Mother’s Day

May 11-12

Virginia Tech Graduation

May 18

Movies on the Lawn: “The Adventures of TinTin,” Alexander Black House

May 19

Household Hazardous Waste Day, Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority, 8:30-11:30am Color College Avenue 10am-2pm

May 24

Historic Lecture: AfricanAmerican-Owned businesses, Blacksburg Municipal Building 7:30pm

May 28

Memorial Day, Town Offices Closed

June 1

Artcrawl and Spoken Word Celebration, Downtown Blacksburg

June 8

Movies on the Lawn: “The Muppets”, Alexander Black House

June 15

Odd Fellows Hall Open House 3-7pm

June 17

Father’s Day

June 23

Summer Solstice Festiva Downtown Blacksburg, Noon

June 28

Historic Lecture: Site Visit to Yellow Sulphur Springs

July 4

Independence Day Celebration and Parade, Downtown Blacksburg and Municipal Park Town Offices Closed

July 13

Movies on the Lawn: “Puss in Boots,” Alexander Black House

July 21

IN THIS ISSUE 3 College Avenue Promenade 5 Loving Where They Live 6 Summer Camp Fun 7 Recreation Center 7 Registration Information 8 Community Center 9 Aquatic Center 10 Shelter and Field Rentals 10 Summer Camps 19 Youth Programs 21 Outdoor Programs 25 Aquatics Programs 32 Municipal Golf Course 33 Athletic Programs 35 Adult Programs 39 Health & Fitness 43 Senior Programs

Art at the Market Breakfast at the Market, 9am-2pm

August 3-4

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Steppin’ Out Street Festival Downtown Blacksburg 10am-10pm

August 14

Blacksburg Parks & Recreation

First Day of Classes for Montgomery County Public Schools

About Town is a publication of the Town of Blacksburg Community Relations Office.

August 27

Mission of the Town of Blacksburg To support a dynamic community by providing effective municipal services and enhancing Blacksburg’s quality of life.

Virginia Tech Fall Semester Begins

For other important dates visit www.blacksburg.gov/calendar

Panjammers

Town Council clerk@blacksburg.gov Ron Rordam, Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith, Vice Mayor Susan Anderson John Bush Krisha Chachra Cecile Newcomb Michael Sutphin Enjoy About Town and don’t forget to recycle.

KEEP IN TOUCH SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL 2012 OUTDOOR CONCERTS (See Schedule Listing on Page 4)

College Avenue Project To Begin This Summer

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owntown is about to get

another makeover as construction on the College Avenue Promenade begins this summer. Once complete, the Promenade will create a safe and pleasant pedestrian experience that fosters a sense of community, accommodates a diverse range of people and activities, and upholds Blacksburg’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. By late summer 2013 College Avenue will be a gathering place for exhibitions and performances, as well as larger festivals and community events. It will accommodate the diverse needs of restaurants, retail, and theaters and arts establishments by providing flexible space that can be used for a variety of purposes.

on the Virginia Tech side of College Avenue. Making the street one-way, allows for more flexibility, creating the ability to periodically close College Avenue for pedestrian-only space during special events. The wider sidewalks will allow outdoor dining, and periodic bump-outs will allow public formal and informal gatherings. To create at greater sense of community, between downtown Blacksburg and Virginia Tech, the iron fence will be removed that separates downtown from campus. In place of the fence will be a seatwall, providing a visual and physical connection to campus. The campus gateway area

“The members of Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. are very excited about the prospect of the new College Avenue Promenade and see it as an opportunity for the community to enjoy opportunities for more outside space to connect and commune within the downtown area,” said Laureen Blakemore, Director of Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. Expanding on the pedestrianfriendliness of the North Main Street Improvement Project, the College Avenue Promenade will include wider sidewalks, accommodated by a single lane of one-way traffic. The traffic will flow from North Main Street toward Otey Street with on-street parking (Continued on next page)

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College Avenue Project to Begin this Summer (Continued from Page 3)

from the early days of Virginia Tech will be a new focal point to greet those entering campus and College Avenue.

water runoff from the street is cleaned and minimized before draining to Stroubles Creek.

To make the project environmentally sustainable, stormwater planters are proposed to create a low-cost solution to manage the street’s stormwater runoff quality. Water will be collected in a shallow brick lined “v” shaped channel formed between the roadway and walkway. The inlets collect the runoff and direct flow into the storm water planting beds where watertolerant native plants will filter and store pollutants and absorb water. Permeable soil lets excess water infiltrate back into the ground. Storm

“The redesigned College Avenue will be the centerpiece of our downtown.  We are creating a high-quality, comfortable environment for people to shop, dine and spend time,” said Town Manager, Marc Verniel. “The improvements will be complete in the fall of 2013 which will coordinate with the opening of Virginia Tech’s Center for the Arts.  The completion of all of these projects will make downtown Blacksburg even greater than it is today.”

SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL 2012 OUTDOOR CONCERTS Henderson Lawn (Rain location: Old Dominion Ballroom) Jun 8 Jun 15 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 6 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27

Monte’ Gill (R & B) Gerry Timlin (Irish Folk) Surrender Dorothy (Funk Rock) County Connection Panjammers (Steel Drums) Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders (App, Blues & Folk) Sexual Chocolate (Soul, R&B, Oldies) Celtibillies (Appalachian & Celtic)

Celtibillies www.sopac.vt.edu or call Jane 540-231-5921

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Virginia Tech Students Loving Where They Live

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hen the majority of Virginia Tech students are in town, Blacksburg turns into a hub of activity. The downtown streets are filled with students looking to have a good time and patronize local businesses. Sometimes though, the different lifestyles of the average student living off campus and permanent Blacksburg resident, through no fault of their own, can conflict.

The Town of Blacksburg and Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech are working together to bridge the gap between town and gown by educating students about their rights and responsibilities of living off campus through the Love Where You Live campaign. “This partnership is aimed at creating a positive message for students in a way that captures their attention. Too many times we find ourselves telling students what not to do instead of encouraging them to do what they can do,” said Matt Hanratty, Blacksburg Housing and Neighborhood Services Manager. “Students are a valuable part of our community and we want them to truly embrace Blacksburg as their home and make them aware of all the opportunities the Town has to offer them to be actively engaged while they are here.” Through print, web, and social media, the Love Where You Live campaign will educate students

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about the responsibility of living off campus as well as the many ways to immerse themselves into the community; such as through recreation and volunteerism. “Many students graduate from Virginia Tech without knowing much about Blacksburg,” said Frank Shushok, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. “We understand that many students look at Blacksburg as a temporary home, but while they are here, it IS their home, and their first experience dealing with real-life issues, like rent and utilities. The Love Where You Live campaign is a great opportunity to remind students of their responsibility, but also to show them all the wonderful things Blacksburg has to offer.” For more information about the Love Where You Live campaign or to get involved with Town/Gown, contact Matt Hanratty at 540-961-4337 or mhanratty@blacksburg.gov.

“Students are a valuable part of our community and we want them to truly embrace Blacksburg as their home . . .”

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LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

Camp Fun In the Summertime

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earning doesn’t have to end once school is out. Blacksburg Parks and Recreation has summer camps to motivate, stimulate, and educate children of all ages. Back again this year is the popular Adventure Camp. It’s perfect for the adventurous child who loves outdoor activities like caving, rock climbing and hiking. There’s even a campout planned at Boley Fields. Kids who like to try a little bit of everything will love Fun Camp. Fun Camp campers will play games, go swimming and take day trips to go bowling, play miniature golf and more. It’s also a great opportunity to meet some new friends! Younger children love Busy Beaver, Sporty Shorties and Inflatable Water Camps with Maria Rossi. Ms. Rossi gets kids moving with songs, activities, and lots

BLACKSBURG PARKS AND RECREATION – GENERAL INFORMATION of exercise. Don’t be surprised if your child wants to nap after one of these camps! New this year is the Super Athlete Science Camp. Mixing science with athleticism, this camp will explore the science of coordination, strength, and training (both mental and physical) that go into making the Super Athlete. Kids who are into building will love the new Engino Building - Engineer Architect Camp. Campers will work with an advanced and 3D construction kit that is theirs to keep. They will explore how many ways to make a motor run and build a vehicle, chopper, robot, buildings and more. Check out all the camp offerings beginning on pages 10-11 or call Blacksburg Parks and Recreation for more information at 540-961-1135. Don’t forget, registration begins May 8!

RECREATION FEES WHAT DOES R/NR MEAN?

R: RESIDENT: Individuals living in the town limits or paying town taxes NR: NON-RESIDENT: Non-Blacksburg residents

REFUND POLICY

Refund requests must be made seven days prior to the start of a program or rental to ensure refund or credit. • A $25 service charge will apply to all cash refunds. • Refunds under $25 will be credited to the household account.

OPEN PARTICIPATION

All programs are available without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, political affiliation or disability.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

• For cancellation information, call the cancellation hotline at 540-

558-0742. • All Senior programs are on the Montgomery County Schools’ inclement weather closing schedule. • Sign up for Blacksburg Alert for email notification at www.blacksburg.gov.

DEAN B. CRANE

Director, Parks and Recreation 540-961-1135 recreation@blacksburg.gov

REGISTRATION The Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation and Log Cabin BBQ present

MOVIES ON THE LAWN Alexander Black House, 204 Draper Road

Summer registration begins May 8, 2012 at 9am. Register by phone, mail, fax, online or in person at one of the following locations:

The Blacksburg Community Center 725 Patrick Henry Drive Phone: 540-961-1149 Fax: 540-961-1897

Blacksburg Aquatic Center

The Adventures of TinTin - May 18 The Muppets - June 8 Puss in Boots - July 13

625 Patrick Henry Drive Phone: 540-961-1852 Fax: 540-951-8313

Movies begin at dark.

615 Patrick Henry Drive Phone: 540-961-1135 Fax: 540-951-8313

Admission and popcorn are FREE!

Register online at https://recreation.blacksburg.gov. First time customers must stop by or call one of the recreation facilities to receive a username and password. Returning customers will use their household number to log in to the system.

Parks and Recreation Office

Bring a blanket or chair and purchase some delicious Log Cabin BBQ for the perfect picnic before the movie. Partners: The Blacksburg Partnership, Downtown Blacksburg, Inc., National Bank, Real Life Dental Care, Starshine Events, and The Lyric Theatre

Rain dates will be the following Saturday

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GENERAL INFORMATION - COMMUNITY CENTER THE COMMUNITY CENTER 725 Patrick Henry Drive Phone: 540-961-1149 Fax: 540-961-1897

GENERAL INFORMATION - AQUATIC CENTER HOURS AND FEES AQUATIC CENTER

PASS INFORMATION

625 Patrick Henry Drive Phone: 540-961-1852 / Fax: 540-951-8313

WATER EXERCISE PASSES CLOSING DAYS May 28, July 4, August 26 - September 8.

For information on bi-weekly schedules, facility policies, and rules please check the website at www. blacksburg.gov/recreation or call 540-961-1852.

Building Hours

The Aquatic Center is open from 6am-9:30pm Monday - Thursday, 6am-7:15pm Fridays, noon-6:45pm Saturdays and 1-6pm Sundays. The front doors will be opened at 6am. Patrons are expected to exit the building within 20 minutes after the pool closes. Current schedules are available at the pool or online at: www.blacksburg.gov/recreation

DAYCARE, SCHOOLS AND OTHER GROUPS

COMMUNITY CENTER ROOM RENTALS

HOURS OF OPERATION June - September Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm Friday Saturday Sunday

8am-8pm 8am-noon Noon-5pm

Closing Days

July 4 May 26-28 August 6-10 August 13-19 (Gym closed for floor refinishing) September 1-3

KIPPS GYMNASIUM

Multipurpose Room: $30/hr, holds 180 banquet; 250 lecture

Community Room: $25/hr, holds 80 banquet; 100

lecture

Art Room: $15/hr, holds 15 Program Room: $20/hr, holds 60 banquet; 80 lecture, includes sink and counter

2801 Prices Fork Road Phone: 540-552-2798

Social Room: $15/hr, holds 15, includes sofas and big

Kipps Gymnasium is only open for programs and gym rentals. Rental fees are $25/hr for sporting events and $50/hr for non-sporting events. Rentals must be made 24 hours in advance. Call 540-961-1135 or 540-961-1149 for information and reservations.

COMMUNITY CENTER GYM A AND B

Rental fees are $25/hr for sporting events and $50/hr for non-sporting events. Scoreboards are available at a cost of $15/hr. Non Athletic Events: each gym rents for $50/hr.

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Room setup is available free of charge with at least 48 hours notice. Any rentals outside of the regular hours of the Community Center are subject to an extra $10/hr. One week advance registration is required. Call 540-961-1149 or e-mail jleahy@ blacksburg.gov for more information.

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FITNESS CENTER FEES

Adults (18 years and older) Five time pass: $10 Thirty time pass: $35 Fifty Time pass: $50 All passes are good for up to one year from date of purchase. The Fitness Center opens when the Community Center opens and closes ½ hour before the Community Center closes. Facility hours may change due to special events. Please call 540-961-1149 for more information.

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Groups planning to bring 10 or more swimmers during recreational swim hours are required to schedule with the Aquatic Center at least one week in advance. Groups with children under the age of 10 are to have one adult supervising in the water, per eight children.

Lobby Rental Package: $65

Pool admission for up to 15 people Additional price per person is $3

Lobby Rental and Tableware Package: $90

Pool admission for up to 15 people Additional price per person is $3 Choice of tableware color (pink, green, blue, purple) Tableware will include plates, cups, napkins, table cloth, forks and spoons for 15 people Private Rentals are available on Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-9:15pm. Patrons are expected to exit by 9:30pm.

Private Rental Package: $125

Pool admission for up to 25 people For parties larger than 25 people there will be an additional charge of $25 Use of large inflatable toys

Private Rental and Tableware Package: $150

Pool admission for up to 25 people For parties larger than 25 people there will be an additional charge of $25.00 Use of large inflatable toys Choice of tableware color (pink, green, blue, purple)

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Daily Admission: Adults (15-64): $3.50 Seniors (65 and up): $3 Youth (3-14): $3 After 8pm rates decrease by $.50

10 Swim Passes:

Adults (15-64): $30 Seniors (65 and up): $25 Youth (3-14): $25

30 Swim Passes:

Adults (15-64): $85 Seniors (65 & up): $70 Youth (3-14): $70 Please NOTE: 10 and 30 Swim Passes expire one year from purchase date.

Yearly Passes: Primary Account Member

Adults (15-64): $230 Seniors (65 and up): $200 Youth (3-14): $200

Additional Account Member Adult (20-64): $160

Senior (65 and up): $100 Young Adult (15-19): $100 Youth (3-14): $85

Water Exercise Unlimited Pass:

Water Exercise Unlimited Pass - $250 - This pass is similar to our yearly membership pass. It entitles the participant to attend any water aerobics class that they want. Pass expires one year from date of purchase and is non-transferable.

Water Exercise Punch Pass: Entitles the user to 20 classes of their choice. Pass expires six months from date of purchase and is non-transferable. Water Exercise Daily Fee: $3 - Entitles the user to one water aerobics class. MASTERS SWIMMING PROGRAM PASSES Masters Punch Pass - $65 - Entitles the user to 20 classes of the Masters program. Pass expires six months from date of purchase and is nontransferable.

Masters Daily Fee - $3.75 - Entitles the user to one

Masters class.

** Please contact Aquatic staff for details on all passes and rentals **

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SHELTER AND FIELD RENTALS PICNIC SHELTERS

Picnic shelter reservations may be made at the Recreation Office, 615 Patrick Henry Drive, Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm or by phone. Shelter reservation times are 10am-3pm, 4pm - dark or for the entire day. Fees are $25/half-day period or $50/all day. The fee is non-refundable unless inclement weather prevents use on the day of reservation.

Municipal Park Shelter Rentals: Shelter I: Seats 160 people. Located on Turner Street. Shelter II: Seats 48 people. Located on Turner Street, park side. Shelter III: Seats 24 people. Located on Patrick Henry side. Nellie’s Cave Park: Seats 100 people. Located at the end of Grissom Lane.

Toms Creek Park: Seats 32 people. Located on Toms Creek Road, west of Route 460. 1/4 mile on right.

Heritage Community Park: Shelter on Glade seats 64, shelter on Meadowbrook seats 64.

Wong Park: Seats 32 people. Located at 303 Wilson Avenue. Skate Park Shelter: Seats 20 people. Located in front of main office, 615 Patrick Henry Drive. Tennis Court Shelter: Seats 24 people. Located at 615 Patrick Henry Drive.

Field Rentals

Fields may be reserved for softball, baseball, or soccer for a fee of $5/hr. Tournament fees are $75/field, per day + $35/hr for lights + $100 (refundable) damage deposit.

Horseshoe Rentals at Municipal and Nellie’s Cave Park

$5/set. Horseshoes can be rented at the Blacksburg Community Center or the main office.

CALENDAR FOR CAMPS June 4-8

Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page

Morning Art Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Afternoon Art Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Beginners Skateboard Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sandlot All Sports Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 All Sports & Swim Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fun Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Inflatable Indoor/Outdoor Water Fun Camp. . . . . . . 16 Camp River Runner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page

Busy Beaver Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Inflatables Fun Water Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Morning Art Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Afternoon Art Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Sandlot Soccer Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Soccer & Swim Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fun Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 WOW Creative Writing Camp - Words Storytelling. 17 WOW Bugs!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Operation Ecosystem Awareness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Adventure Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Camp River Runner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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CALENDAR FOR CAMPS (Continued from Page 10) June 18-22

July 16-20

Art Start Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Morning Art Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Afternoon Art Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Beginners Skateboard Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tennis Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sandlot Soccer Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Soccer & Swim Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Inflatable Indoor/Outdoor Water Fun Camp. . . . . . . 16 WOW Build It - Engineering For Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 WOW Lego Star Wars - Keep The Kit!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Camp River Runner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Busy Beaver Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Sporty Shorties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Fashion Design And Youth Modeling Mini Camp. 12 Morning Art Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Afternoon Art Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Sir George And The Fire Breathing Dragon – June Bug Kidstock Summer Theatre Camp . . . . . . . . . 13 Sandlot All Sports Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 All Sports & Swim Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Blacksburg Youth Bowling Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fun Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 WOW Lego MBA - Keep The Kit!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Wow Robotics - Keep The Kit!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page

Busy Beaver Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Sporty Shorties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Morning Art Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Afternoon Art Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Beginners Skateboard Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Superathlete Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sandlot Basketball Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Basketball & Swim Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Fun Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Stem Thinking Inside The Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Stem Designing Bridges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Operation Ecosystem Awareness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Adventure Mini Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 July 9-13

Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page

Busy Beaver Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Inflatables Fun Water Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Art Start Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Total Art Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Morning Art Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Afternoon Art Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Tennis Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Beginners Skateboard Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sandlot Soccer Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Soccer & Swim Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fun Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 WOW Gross Out Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 WOW Gross Out 2 Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Operation Ecosystem Awareness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Act & React Drama Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page

Morning Art Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Afternoon Art Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Tennis Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Blacksburg Youth Bowling Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sandlot Basketball Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Basketball & Swim Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Fun Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 WOW Creative Writing Camp - Words Storytelling . 17 WOW Bugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Operation Ecosystem Awareness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Engino Building - Engineer Architect Camp. . . . . . . 17 Adventure Mini Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 July 30-August 3

Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page

Morning Art Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Afternoon Art Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Intermediate Skateboard Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Morning Sports & Games Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Afternoon Sports, Games & Swim Camp. . . . . . . . . . 14 WOW Build It - Engineering For Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 WOW Lego Star Wars - Keep The Kit! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Adventure Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 August 6-10

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Football Fundamentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Adventure Camp 19

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SUMMER CAMPS

SUMMER CAMPS BUSY BEAVER CAMP

This camp will include arts and crafts, movement exercise with songs, activities and special guest. Instructor: Maria Rossi

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301005 – A1   

Jun 11-15

3-4 yrs

9am-noon

$65/$75

301005 – A2   

Jun25-29

4-5 yrs

9am-noon

$65/$75

301005 – A3   

Jul9-13

3-4 yrs

9am-noon

$65/$75

301005 – A4   

Jul 16-20

5-6 yrs

9am-noon

$65/$75

Location

SPORTY SHORTIES CAMP

A fun recreational experience for children, this camp will furnish basic instruction and teach the fundamentals for soccer, t-ball, and volleyball. Instructor: Maria Rossi

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301002 – A1   

Jun 25-29

3-4 yrs

1-3pm

$65/$75

301002 –A2   

Jul 16-20

4-5 yrs

1-3pm

$65/$75

Location

INFLATABLES FUN WATER CAMP

A fun recreational experience for children provided by kidercizeparties.com under the direction of Maria Rossi and Lori Moench. Bring bathing suit, towel, sun screen, snack (no peanut products) and change of clothes

ART START CAMP

It’s fun to be an artist! Young children love coming to Art Camp where they can create all kinds of art projects using many different media. All they need to bring is their creativity and imagination.

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301010 – A1   

Jun11-15

4-5 yrs

1-3pm

$60/$70

301010 –A2   

Jul 9-13

5-6 yrs

1-3pm

$60/$70

Location

Learn all about art and artists through hands-on, creative exploration in all media, and have fun while doing it! Watercolor, acrylic, tempera painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, 3-dimensional work and ceramics.

FASHION DESIGN AND YOUTH MODELING MINI CAMP

Learn runway modeling; makeup, etiquette, and auditioning for TV and radio. Parents and friends are invited to attend the last ½ hour of the class for a fun and exciting fashion show.

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Kipps Elementary School

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301003 – A1

Jun 18-21

4-6 yrs

9am-12:30pm

$65/$75

301003 – A2

Jun 18-21

4-6 yrs

1-4:30pm

$65/$75

301003 – A3

JuL 9-12

4-6 yrs

9am-12:30pm

$65/$75

Harding Avenue Elementary School

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301007 – A1

July 9-12

7-9 years

1-4:30pm

$65/$75

Location

Harding Avenue Elementary School

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302412-TV  

Jul 16-20

8-12 yrs

1-4pm

$80/$90

Location

Have fun learning the fundamentals of art. At the end of each week, the student will come home with a portfolio of art work. Bring a snack and a drink.

302412-RC General Introduction to Fine Arts 302412-R1 Drawing - Still life, landscape to full figure 302412-R2 Painting 302412-R3 Sculpture – Using recycled goods and nature 302412-R4 Collage and graphic design 302412-R5 Drawing and watercolor 302412-R6 Abstract to action painting

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302412-RC

Jun 4-8

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

302412-R1

Jun 11-15

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

302412-R2

Jun 18-22

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

302412-R3

Jun 25-29

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

302412-R4

Jul 9-13

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

302412-R5

Jul 16-20

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

302412-R6

Jul 23-27

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

302412-R7

Jul 30-Aug 3

7-9 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

Location

AFTERNOON ART CAMP

Kipps Elementary School

Activity #

Location

TOTAL ART CAMP

Kipps Elementary School

MORNING ART CAMP

Have fun learning the fundamentals of Art. At the end of each week, the student will come home with a portfolio of art work. Each session has a focus but includes all types of art. Pack a snack and a drink for break time.

302412-RP General Introduction to Fine Arts 302412-S1 Drawing - Still life, landscape to full figure 302412-S2 Painting 302412-S3 Sculpture – Using recycled goods and nature 302412-S4 Collage and graphic design 302412-S5 Drawing and watercolor 302412-S6 Abstract to action painting

Activity # 302412-RP

Join our cast of knights, witches, damsels and Cecil the Fire Breathing Dragon. This summer’s camp production is the June Bug’s version of a classic tale, complete with all the adventure, silliness, music, dance, costumes and workshops.

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Jun 4-8

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$50/$60

302412-S1

Jun 11-15

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$50/$60

302412-S2

Jun 18-22

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$50/$60

302412-S3

Jun 25-29

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$50/$60

302412-S4

Jul 9-13

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$50/$60

302412-S5

Jul 16-20

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$50/$60

302412-S6

Jul 23-27

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$50/$60

302412-S7

Jul 30-Aug 3

9-14 yrs

1-4pm

$50/$60

Location

SIR GEORGE AND THE FIRE BREATHING DRAGON – JUNE BUG KIDSTOCK SUMMER THEATRE CAMP

Blacksburg Community Center

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

**Fee (R/NR)

302412-JB

M-Th Jul 16-19

6-13 yrs

9am-2:30pm

$125/$135

302412-JB

F Jul 20

6-13 yrs

9am12:30pm; Return at 6 pm

$125/$135

*Performance Friday, 7pm ** Class fee includes two tickets Location

Kipps Elementary

Blacksburg Community Center

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SUMMER CAMPS TENNIS CAMP Participants will learn the fundamentals of tennis that include forehand, backhand, serve, and volley.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

301004 -A1

Jun 18-22

6-10 yrs

9am-noon

$55/$65

301004 -A2

Jun 18-22

11-14 yrs

1-4pm

$55/$65

301004 -A3

Jul 9-13

6-10 yrs

9am-noon

$55/$65

301004 -A4

Jul 23-27

6-10 yrs

9am-noon

$55/$65

Location

FLAG FOOTBALL FUNDAMENTALS

Enjoy the fun of playing football while learning and reviewing the basic fundamentals of sportsmanship, passing, running, kicking, blocking, and team play.

FOOTBALL FUNDAMENTALS

This four day camp will focus on the fun of playing football while learning and reviewing the basic fundamentals of sportsmanship, passing, running, kicking, blocking, and team play.

BEGINNERS SKATEBOARD CAMP

Flips, twists, and turns. Learn how to improve skateboarding skills, the art of skateboarding, balance, maneuvers (tricks), safety and style in this camp.

INTERMEDIATE SKATEBOARD CAMP

Flips, twists, and turns. Learn how to improve skateboarding skills, the art of skateboarding, balance, maneuvers (tricks), safety and style in this camp.

SUPER ATHLETE SCIENCE

NEW!

Ever wondered what makes a superstar athlete? Is it all strength and skill, or are there intangibles at play? Explore the science of coordination, strength, and training (both mental and physical) that go into making the Super Athlete.

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SUMMER CAMPS

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305011 -F2

Aug 6-9

6-8 yrs

6-8pm

$35/$45

Old Blacksburg High School, Patrick Henry Drive, upper practice field

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305011 -F1

Aug 6-Aug 9

9-13 yrs

6-8pm

$35/$45

Location

Old Blacksburg High School, Patrick Henry Drive, upper practice field

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305030-S0

Jun 4-8

9-13 yrs

10am-1pm

$45/$55

305030-S1

Jun 25-29

9-13 yrs

10am-1pm

$45/$55

305030-S2

Jul 9-13

9-13 yrs

10am-1pm

$45/$55

Location

Cosponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation and Virginia Tech BreakZone. Learn the fundamentals of bowling, keeping score and have fun with your friends. Ball and shoe rental included with fee.

Municipal Skate Park

Learn and review the basic fundamentals of dribbling, trapping, passing, and team play; coupled with other games and activities to make camp fun for all. Please bring a snack and drink.

SOCCER & SWIM CAMP

Two hours of sports activities followed by one hour of open swimming. Please bring a snack, drink, a bathing suit and towel.

SANDLOT ALL SPORTS CAMP

Enjoy different kinds of sports: kickball, t-ball, basketball, soccer, and other games. Please bring a snack and drink.

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305030-S3

Jul 30-Aug 3

9-17 yrs

10am-1pm

$45/$55

Location

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

305025-SS

Jun 25-29

8-12 yrs

1-4pm

$20/$30

Location

Jun 19-21

9-15 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

302406-B2

Jul 17-19

9-15 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

302406-B3

Jul 24-26

9-15 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

Learn and review the basic fundamentals of basketball: sportsmanship, dribbling, shooting, passing, and team play; coupled with other games and activities to make camp fun for all. Please bring a snack and drink.

Age

Time

BreakZone 117 Squires Student Center  at Virginia Tech Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302401-S1

Jun 11-15

5-7 yrs

9am-noon

$60/$70

302401-S3

Jul 9-13

5-7 yrs

9am-noon

$60/$70

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302401-S2

Jun 11-15

8-13 yrs

1-4pm

$60/$70

302401-S4

Jul 9-13

8-13 yrs

1-4pm

$60/$70

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Activity #

Blacksburg Community Center Date

Age

302405-AS

Jun 4-8

5-7 yrs

9am-noon

$60/$70

302405-A1

Jun 18-22

5-7 yrs

9am-noon

$60/$70

302405-A3

Jul 16-20

5-7 yrs

9am-noon

$60/$70

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302405-SC

Jun 4-8

8-13 yrs

1-4pm

$60/$70

302405-A2

Jun 18-22

8-13 yrs

1-4pm

$60/$70

302405-A4

Jul 16-20

8-13 yrs

1-4pm

$60/$70

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302402-B1

Jun 25-29

5-7 yrs

9am-noon

$60/$70

302402-B3

Jul 23-27

5-7 yrs

9am-noon

$60/$70

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Municipal Park

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Activity #

Location

SANDLOT BASKETBALL CAMP

Municipal Skate Park

302406-B1

Location Two hours of sports activities followed by one hour of open swimming. Please bring a snack, drink, a bathing suit and towel.

Date

Date

Location

ALL SPORTS & SWIM CAMP

Activity #

Activity #

Location

SANDLOT SOCCER CAMP

Municipal Tennis Courts

Activity #

Location

BLACKSBURG YOUTH BOWLING CAMP

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SUMMER CAMPS BASKETBALL & SWIM CAMP

Two hours each day of sports activities followed by one hour of open swimming. Please bring a snack, drink, a bathing suit and towel.

WORLDS OF WONDER CAMPS BY THE WHOLE CHILD LEARNING COMPANY Activity #

Date

302402-B2

Jun 25-29

8-13 yrs

1-4pm

$60/$70

302402-B4

Jul 23-27

8-13 yrs

1-4pm

$60/$70

Location

MORNING SPORTS & GAMES CAMP

Enjoy different kinds of sports: kickball, t-ball, basketball, soccer, and other games. Please bring a snack and drink.

Two hours each day of sports & game activities followed by one hour of open swimming Please bring a snack, drink, a bathing suit and towel.

Two hours each day of sports & game activities followed by one hour of open swimming Please bring a snack, drink, a bathing suit and towel.

Children will have a great time with Parks & Recreation and Kidercizeparties.com under the direction of Maria and Lisa Rossi. Bring bathing suit, towel, sun screen, snack, (no peanut products,) and change of clothes.

Blacksburg Community Center Age

Time

302407-G1

Jul 2-3 & 5-6

5-7 yrs

9am-noon

$50/$60

Jul 30-Aug 3

5-7 yrs

9am-noon

$60/$70

Fee (R/NR)

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302407-G2

Jul 2-3 & 5-6

8-13 yrs

1-4pm

$50/$60

302407-G4

Jul 30-Aug 3

8-13 yrs

1-4pm

$60/$70

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302403-F5

Jun 4-8

10-13 yrs

9am-4pm

$110/$120

302403-FC

Jun 11-15

6-10 yrs

9am-4pm

$110/$120

302403-F6

Jun 25-29

6-10 yrs

9am-4pm

$110/$120

302403-F7

Jul 9-13

6-10 yrs

9am-4pm

$110/$120

302403-F8

Jul 23-27

6-10 yrs

9am-4pm

$110/$120

302403-F1

Jun 18-22

10-13 yrs

9am-4pm

$110/$120

302403-F2

Jul 2-3 & 5-6

10-13 yrs

9am-4pm

$100/$110

302403-F3

Jul 16-20

10-13 yrs

9am-4pm

$110/$120

302403-F4

Jul 30-Aug 3

10-13 yrs

9am-4pm

$110/$120

Blacksburg Community Center

WOW CREATIVE WRITING CAMP - WORDS STORYTELLING NEW!

Campers listen to stories performed by professional storytellers; learn universal themes and story components; practice techniques of projection, pace, and dramatic flair; and apply their knowledge to create and perform original folktales. Let the kids go buggy so you don’t! Activities are aligned with National Science Standards snf include: Insect or Not?, Insector Collector, Light Up My Life, Flea Long Jump, Dragonfly Dash, Concealing Camouflage, and more!

WOW BUILD IT - ENGINEERING FOR KIDS

Use the Engino system to create different engineering models - some with motors! This versatile system takes building to a new level. Kids choose which projects they want to build from over 30 models.

WOW LEGO STAR WARS - KEEP THE KIT! NEW!

Build a variety of large and small projects from the LEGO Star Wars collection! Each camper will receive a LEGO Star Wars Imperial Vwing Starfighter kit to take home at the end of camp!

! STEM THINKING INSIDE THE BOX NEW

Discover the growing field of package engineering. Campers design, test, and improve packages to solve a tricky challenge: carry a plant and keep it safe for several days - ensuring it has light, air, and moisture.

STEM DESIGNING BRIDGES NEW!

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

301010 – AW 301010 – A1   

Jun 4-7 Jun 18-21

2 yr * 3-5 yrs

9:3011:30am

1 child $50/$60

301010 – AW 301010 – A1   

Jun 4-7 Jun 18-21

2 yr * 3-5 yrs

9:3011:30am

2 children $70/$80

301010 – AW 301010 – A1   

Jun 4-7 Jun 18-21

2 yr * 3-5 yrs

9:3011:30am

3 children $90/$100

301010 – AW 301010 – A1   

Jun 4-7 Jun 18-21

2 yr * 3-5 yrs

9:3011:30am

4 children $100/110

Location

Campers should apply sunscreen before coming to camp. Bring a snack and water bottle each day. All camps are held at the Blacksburg Community Center.

WOW BUGS!

Blacksburg Community Center

*2yr olds must be accompanied by parent.

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Fee (R/NR)

302407-G3

Location

INFLATABLE INDOOR/OUTDOOR WATER FUN CAMP

Time

Date

Location

FUN CAMP

Age

Activity #

Location

AFTERNOON SPORTS, GAMES & SWIM CAMP

SUMMER CAMPS

Campers will design, construct, and test their own bridges. Distinguish between beam, arch, and suspension bridges, learn how bridge designs counteract and redirect forces and motion and about different bridge shapes.

WOW GROSS OUT CHEMISTRY

Boom, splat, slime, ooze, fizz – have a blast and make a mess exploring the science behind chemical reactions! Create a quicksand simulation, slime, flubber, a foam machine, a mad scientist bubble lab and more!  

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-WC

Jun 11-14

8-12 yrs

9am-noon

$85/$95

302410-W2

Jul 23-26

8-12 yrs

9am-noon

$85/$95

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-UG

Jun 11-14

6-11 yrs

1-4pm

$85/$95

302410-U2

Jul 23-26

6-11 yrs

1-4pm

$85/$95

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-BU

Jun 18-21

8-12 yrs

9am-noon

$85/$95

302410-B2

Jul 30-Aug 2

8-12 yrs

9am-noon

$85/$95

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-SW

Jun 18-21

6-8 yrs

1-4pm

$100/$110

302410-S2

Jul 30-Aug 2

6-8 yrs

1-4pm

$100/$110

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-ST

Jun 25-28

8-12 yrs

9am-noon

$85/$95

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-BR

Jun 25-28

6-8 yrs

1-4pm

$85/$95

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-GC

Jul 9-12

8-12 yrs

9am-noon

$85/$95

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SUMMER CAMPS WOW GROSS OUT 2 - CHEMISTRY

Make even more of a mess!  Anti Gravity Goo, Super Soap, Boo Bubbles, Super Slime, Edible Slime, Electroactive Slime, and more! We’ll form hypotheses, record data and draw conclusions just like real scientists!

W! WOW LEGO MBA - KEEP THE KIT! NE

Projects include some kits from LEGO’s Master Builder Academy and the Star Wars series. Each camper will receive their own MBA kit #1 Space Designer to take home at the end of the camp.

! WOW ROBOTICS - KEEP THE KIT! NEW

This STEM robotics class uses the OLLO Action kit. By building working robots kids learn science and engineering concepts. Build 8 different reconfigurable robots that can perform different tasks. OLLO kit is yours to keep.

OPERATION ECOSYSTEM AWARENESS

Spend a fun filled week interacting with the local ecosystems of Blacksburg as we discover interesting facts about the local flora and fauna. Activities include: collecting insects, catching aquatic organisms, marsh mucking, games, and more.

SUMMER CAMPS

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-GC

Jul 9-12

8-12 yrs

9am-noon

$85/$95

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-L3

Jul 16-19

8-12 yrs

9am-noon

$120/$130

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302410-RO

Jul 16-19

8-12 yrs

1-4pm

$120/$130

*Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

300801-1

Jun 11-15

8-11 yrs

9am-4pm

$80/$90

300801-2

Jun 25-29

12-15 yrs

9am-4pm

$80/$90

300801-3

Jul 9-13

8-11 yrs

9am-4pm

$80/$90

300801-4

Jul 23-27

12-15 yrs

9am-4pm

$80/$90

*Sections 1 and 3 will include a trip to Mill Mountain Zoo; Sections 2 and 4 will include a day of caving. Location

Registration Deadline

CAMP RIVER RUNNER

Get the kids on the river this summer to share in the enjoyment of friends and whitewater. Your young river runner will paddle the scenic waters of the New River while being guided by a team of qualified instructors.

ACT & REACT DRAMA CAMP

Study stage techniques, write, build, and perform your own play. Equal parts in terms of length cannot be guaranteed. Each child will receive equal training and write their own parts. There will be a public performance. Instructor: Alicia Lloyd

ENGINO BUILDING ENGINEER ARCHITECT CAMP

FOLLOW ME ROBOT

Build a robot to take home that has four builtin microphones, detecting the sound source and will turn and move according to how it is directed. Learn about different gears and sensors as you build it.

Age

*Time

Fee (R/NR)

300803-R1

Jun 4-8

12-16yrs

9am-5pm

$135/$145

300803-R2

Jun 18-22

12-16yrs

9am-5pm

$135/$145

330803-R3

Jul 2-6

12-16yrs

9am-5pm

$135/$145

330803-R4

Jul 16-20

12-16yrs

9am-5pm

$135/$145

ADVENTURE CAMP

Hang out with friends from Blacksburg Parks and Recreation and have a blast in the great outdoors. During the week you will have the opportunity for canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

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Camp will meet each morning next to the Skate Park at 615 Patrick Henry Drive

Registration Deadline

Friday before the camp by 5pm

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Time

Fee (R/NR)

301006-A1

Jul 9-Aug 2

7-13 yrs

Jul 9-24 Noon-4pm Jul 25-Aug 2 Noon-3pm

$200/$210

Location

Harding Avenue Elementary School Art/Multipurpose Room

Activity #

Date

Age

*Time

Fee (R/NR)

Activity #

Date

Age

*Time

Fee (R/NR)

301102 – FR   

Jul 23-27

7-12 yrs

1-4pm

$145/$155

Location

Kipps Elementary

Activity #

Date

Age

*Time

Fee (R/NR)

300802-1

Jun 11-15

13-16 yrs

9am-5pm

$145/$155

300802-2

Jul 9-13

10-12yrs

9am-5pm

$145/$155

330802-3

Jul 30-Aug 3

10-12yrs

9am-5pm

$145/$155

330802-4

Aug 6-10

13-16 yrs

9am-5pm

$145/$155

* There will be a Thursday night campout and games at Boley Fields. Camps will end at 11am on Friday.

ADVENTURE MINI CAMP

How does the idea of kayaking class 1-3 rapids, rock climbing, and caving sound to you? We have jammed packed the best aspects of adventure camp into three days of adrenaline filled fun.

*Thursday night includes a campout and games. Camp will end at noon on Friday. Location

Age

*Children who want to enroll in morning and afternoon workshops should bring a lunch. Supervision by Instructor will be provided.

Friday before the camp by 5pm

Date

Date

Jul 23-27 7-12 yrs 9am-noon $145/$155 301103 – E1   Campers will work with an advanced and 3D construction kit that is theirs to keep. See how many ways you can make your motor run. Location Kipps Elementary Work with rods and connectors that allow *Children who want to enroll in morning and afternoon workshops should bring a lunch. joining six sides at once. Supervision by Instructor will be provided.

Camp will meet each morning at tree nursery next to the Parks and Recreation main office at 615 Patrick Henry Drive

Activity #

Activity #

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Location

Camp will meet each morning next to the Skate Park at 615 Patrick Henry Drive

Registration Deadline

Friday before the camp by 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

300805-C1

Jun 25-27

10-12 yrs

9am-5pm

$95/$105

300805-C2

Jul 23-25

13-16 yrs

9am-5pm

$95/$105

Location

Camp will meet each morning next to the Skate Park at 615 Patrick Henry Drive

Registration Deadline

Friday before the camp by 5pm

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LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

YOUTH PROGRAMS

YOUTH PROGRAMS CHILDREN’S AMERICAN MARTIAL ARTS CLASS

RANDY HALL

Community Programs Supervisor 540-961-1191 rhall@blacksburg.gov

Learn the basics and discipline of martial arts under the excellent direction of experience instructors. This is an ongoing program and fee is due by the first class of each month.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202301-MA 302301-JU 302301-JL 302301-AU 302301-SP

T, Th May T, Th Jun T, Th Jul T, Th Aug T, Th Sep

6-13 yrs

5-6pm

$50/$60

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

4 & up

4 years, 6-7pm Beginners, 7-8pm Adult, 8-9pm

Age

Time

4-5 yrs

9- 9:30am

$20/$30

6 & up

9:4510:30am

$30/$40

Location

EVENING MUSIC TIME FOR TOTS

Designed for toddlers and caregiver to learn and enjoy music together. We will sing songs, move to music and explore different percussion instruments. Activities strengthen cognitive and social skills. Monica Shelor is Kindermusik certified.  Caregiver participation is required.

EVENING MUSIC TIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Designed for the preschooler to explore music, movement and rhythm. We will have fun singing songs, learning our do re mi scale. Orchestra instruments will be explored. Monica Shelor is Kindermusik certified. Caregiver participation is required.

MUSIC TIME FOR THE FAMILY

This music class is especially designed for the growing toddler and preschooler to learn about and enjoy music together! Marci Craig is Kindermusik trained. Themes will include favorite nursery rhymes. Parent participation is required! 

MUSIC TIME FOR SIGNING

Learn how to sign with your baby. Signing helps babies and toddlers express their wants and needs before they are able to speak; in addition signing can improve their motor and speech skills.

HUNTER SAFETY COURSE   

Mandatory two day course to obtain a Virginia State Game License, for 12-15 year olds to buy a license and for first time hunters. Class conducted by Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

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Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302412-M7

*M Apr 30-Jun 4

1.5-3 yrs

6-6:30pm

$30/$40

302412-M9

**M Aug 13-Sept 17

1.5-3 yrs

6-6:30pm

$30/$40

 *No class May 28. **No class Sep 3

Location

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302412-M8

*M Apr 30-Jun 4

3-5

6:45-7:15pm

$30/$40

302412-MT

**M Aug 13-Sept 17

3-5

6:45-7:15pm

$30/$40

 *No class May 28. **No class Sep 3

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302412-M2

W Jul 11Aug 1

0-4 yrs

9:3010:15am

$36/$46 one child $45/$55 two children $50/$60 three children $55/$65 four children

Location

Activity #

Date

212206-05 312206-06 312206-07 312206-08 312206-09

M, W May M, W Jun M, W Jul M, W Aug M, W Sep

Location

SATURDAY KARATE CLASS

Learn the basics and discipline of karate under the excellent direction of experience instructors. This is an ongoing program and fee is due by the first class of each month.

Blacksburg Community Center

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302412-MS

M, W, F Jun 25, 27, 29

0-18 mos

9:30-10:15am

$20/$30

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

332300-A1

Sep 15-16

11 & up

Noon-5pm

$5/$10

Date

202301-05 302301-06 302301-07 302301-08 302301-09

Sa May Sa Jun Sa Jul Sa Aug Sa Sep

202301-KY 302301-KJ 302301-KU 302301-KA 302301-KS

Sa May Sa Jun Sa Jul Sa Aug Sa Sep

Blacksburg Community Center

Ongoing

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$50/$60

Kipps Gymnasium

Activity #

Location

Activity #

Registration

Pil Seung stresses physical and mental fitness through the principles of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. This is an ongoing program and fee is due by the first class of each month.

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Location

PIL SEUNG TAE KWON DO ACADEMY

Kipps Gymnasium

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Fee (R/NR)

LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

OUTDOOR PROGRAMS VERTICAL MOTION: ROCK CLIMBING

TRAVIS COAD

An introductory rock climbing adventure in West Virginia designed for the novice and intermediate climber. Trained climbing guides will outfit you with the proper gear giving you the ability to set your own pace. Instruction, equipment and transportation included.

Outdoor Supervisor 540-961-1133 tcoad@blacksburg.gov SCENIC CANOE TOUR OF THE NEW RIVER

Enjoy the summer with a relaxed paddling trip on one of the most beautiful sections of the New River. Guides will provide you with a safety instruction and lesson on paddling fundamentals. Instruction, equipment and transportation included.

SUNSET KAYAK PADDLE

Relax and let the stress of the week float away as you take in the peace and tranquility of the New River. Guides will provide you with equipment, safety talk, lesson on paddling fundamentals, and shuttle.

JOURNEY ON THE JAMES KAYAK TOUR

Enjoy a sit-a-top kayak experience down the James River. Take in the sights and sounds of summer and potentially see osprey, hawks, otters and bald eagles on this relatively easy section with the occasional riffle.

KAYAK SKILLS COURSE: INTRO TO WHITE WATER KAYAKING

Join us in our indoor pool to learn the fundamentals of the roll, bracing, and edge control from experienced staff. We will provide you with the necessary equipment to get started or you may bring your own.

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Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330003-1

Sa Jun 16

11 & up

9 am-5pm

$20/$30

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230006-2

F Jun 1

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-1

F Jun 22

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-2

F Jul 13

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-3

F Aug 3

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-4

F Aug 24

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

330005-5

F Sep 7

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

Location

Trip will meet at the Dudley’s River Landing located within Radford’s Bisset Park

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330505-JR

Sa Jul 7

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430501-6

Activity #

Su Jun 24

Date

11 & up

10am-noon

$15/$25

430501-7

Su Jul 22

11 & up

10am-noon

$15/$25

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

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SUMMER SOLSTICE STROLL

Come celebrate the first and longest day of summer with an evening hike along the War Spur Trail. This easy 2.5 mile loop trail provides an excellent opportunity to view the night sky.

! SUMMER SKI & SNOWBOARDING NEW

Ski and Snowboard in the middle of summer on state of the art artificial snow turf. Keep your skills honed through the summer as you shred the slopes at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre. Includes rental, ticket, and transportation.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330001-1

Sa Jun 9

11 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

330001-2

Sa Jul 14

11 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

330001-3

Sa Aug 18

11 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330600-1

W Jun 20

8 & up

6:30-10:30pm

$8/$12

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Day of the program by 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430000-SF

Sa Jul 21

*11 & up

Noon-8pm

$30/$35

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

M Jul 9

* 18 & older participants must have a valid photo ID.

HAWK WATCHING

Hike a moderate 1.5 miles up to Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory, nestled at 3800 feet with spectacular 360 degree views of the Virginia, West Virginia boundary, in search of migratory raptors.

BATS IN THE NIGHT

Join us at Heritage Park with Wil Orndorff, the Karst Protection Coordinator from VA DCR and guests, for a short discussion about bats in our area then get a chance to see these furry flying creatures up close. Note: Bring a small flashlight for the short night hike at Heritage Park.

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE

Spend the day on horseback riding through the mountains of West Virginia. This guided horseback ride is a two-hour trail ride through beautiful Pipestem State Park. Rides are led by professional staff from Pipestem Stables.

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Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

130201-HW

Sa Sep 15

16 & up

9am-4pm

$10/$20

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5 pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330201-BA

W Aug 29

All ages

7-9pm

$5/$10 per family

Location

Heritage Park Meadowbrook Road Pavilion

Registration Deadline

Monday before the program 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

330202-A2

Aug 25

*11 & up

10:30am-5pm

$45/$50

*Trail rides require riders to be at least seven years of age. Ages 7-11 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

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LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

OUTDOOR PROGRAMS SCUBA CERTIFICATION COURSE

Already Discovered SCUBA with us? Get your certification today under the supervision of a certified PADI professional in the pool and open water. Note: A medical release must be reviewed and you may need a doctor’s approval prior to participation.

OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

430000-SD

Th Jun 21 Sa Jun 23 Th Jun 28 Sa Jun 30

11 & up

Th 5:30-10pm Sa TBD in class

Fee (R/NR)

$300/$320

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center on Thursdays. Saturday meeting place will be decided in class.

Registration Deadline

Monday before the program by 5pm

KAYAK SKILLS COURSE: INTERMEDIATE WHITE WATER KAYAKING   

Expand on the fundamentals you learned from the Intro to White Water Kayaking class on the New River. We will provide transportation and the necessary equipment or bring your own.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430501-9

Su Sep 23

11 & up

10am-5pm

$20/$30

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the course by 5pm

ARRANGE FOR A PRIVATE TRIP OR LESSON

Give us a call and let us set up a private trip/program out on the river, rocks, woods, or in the classroom. You can also arrange for private lessons in canoeing or kayaking. Call 540-961-1133 for more information.

Other environmental programs offered by ! VIRGINIA NATIVE ANIMAL NEW

Learn about and experience many of Virginia’s native species of animals up close and personal in a safe and managed environment. Join us as Roanoke Wildlife Rescue’s trained handlers pay us a visit with non-releasable animals at the Blacksburg Community Center.

SEEDS

Activity #

330101-NA

Date W Aug 15

Age All ages

Time 7:30-9pm

Fee (R/NR)

$5/$10 per family

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Monday before the program 5pm

540-552-3914 www.seedsguys.org SEEDS works in cooperation with the Town and operates at the Price House Nature Center.

National Trails Day

The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail is the first statewide trail system of its kind in the United States. Along this fascinating trail you will find the Heritage Community Park and Natural Area located in Blacksburg, VA. This unique park offers visitors over 169 acres of opportunity to visit and array of habitats including: open meadows, hedge rows, floodplains and marshes. A large diversity of birds, white tail deer, wild turkey, red fox, various reptiles and insects inhabit the park as well. For more information on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail please visit The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website www.dgif.virginia.gov/vbwt

Join Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Outdoors and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports to celebrate National Trails Day, June2 on the Huckleberry Trail near the Blacksburg library. There will be snacks, workshops, and a chance to help clean up the trail. Come out and celebrate our trails. For more details contact the outdoor supervisor at 540-961-1133.

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS

AQUATICS PROGRAMS AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

JAMIE O’NEIL

PRESCHOOL LEVELS

Aquatic Supervisor 540-961-1852 joneil@blacksburg.gov

Water Bugs (18-36 months) Parent participation required. Class provides experiences and activities for parents and children including enter/exit the water safely, getting comfortable in the water, exploring buoyancy and changing body positions in the water.

WATER AEROBICS PROGRAMS

Water aerobics passes only. Swim passes are not allowed for this class.

DEEP AND SHALLOW WATER POWER

Conducted in deep and shallow water, and designed to give a total body workout with little or no impact. Class includes cardio, toning, and stretching. Participants should be comfortable in deep water (flotation belts available).

AM WATER AEROBICS (DEEP AND SHALLOW WATER)

M-F May 21-Aug 23

Age

Time

*Fee

M-F

15 & up

9-10am

*$3.75

*Admission + Water Exercise Pass

PM WATER AEROBICS (DEEP AND SHALLOW WATER)

PRESCHOOL LEVELS

Date May 21-Aug 23

Age

Time

*Fee

M&W

15 & up

7-8pm

*$3.75

Tu&Th

15 & up

6-7pm

*$3.75

*Admission + Water Exercise Pass

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

There are no classes on Monday, May 28. A makeup class will be held Friday, June 8 at the regular time. There will be no swim lessons the week of July 4.

PARENT AND CHILD LEVELS

Water Babies (6-18 months) Parent participation required. Class provides experiences and activities for parents and children including enter/exit the water safely, getting comfortable in the water, exploring buoyancy and changing body positions in the water.

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Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Guppies (3-5 years) Must be completely independent of parent. Objective is to help participants feel comfortable and safely enjoy the water. Includes front/back floating, blowing bubbles, and paddle strokes on front and back with support.

Deadline to Register

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

339005-02

M,W May 14-Jun 6

5-5:30pm

$40/$50

May 10

339005-03

M,W Jun 11-Jul 11

5-5:30pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339005-04

M,W Jul 16-Aug 8

5-5:30pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

339005-05

M-Th Jun 11-21

9:35-10:05am

$40/$50

Jun 7

339005-06

M-Th Jun 25-Jul 12

9:35-10:05am

$40/$50

Jun 21

339005-07

M-Th Jul 16-26

9:35-10:05am

$40/$50

Jul 12

339005-08

M-Th Jul 30-Aug 9

9:35-10:05am

$40/$50

Jul 26

339005-09

M-Th Aug 13-23

9:35-10:05am

$40/$50

Aug 9

339005-10

Sa May 19-Jun 30

9-9:30am

$35/$45

May 17

339005-11

Sa Jul 7-Aug 18

9-9:30am

$35/$45

Jul 5

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

339010-02

M,W May 14-Jun 6

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

May 10

339010-03

M,W Jun 11-Jul 11

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339010-04

M,W Jul 16-Aug 8

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

339010-05

M-Th Jun 11-21

10:10-10:40am

$40/$50

Jun 7

339010-06

M-Th Jun 25-Jul 12

10:10-10:40am

$40/$50

Jun 21

339010-07

M-Th Jul 16-26

10:10-10:40am

$40/$50

Jul 12

339010-08

M-Th Jul 30-Aug 9

10:10-10:40am

$40/$50

Jul 26

339010-09

M-Th Aug 13-23

10:10-10:40am

$40/$50

Aug 9

Sa May 19-Jun 30

9:35-10:05am

$35/$45

May 17

Sa Jul 7-Aug 18

9:35-10:05am

$35/$45

Jul 5

339000-02

M,W May 14-Jun 6

5-5:30pm

$40/$50

May 10

339010-10

339000-03

M,W Jun 11-Jul 11

5-5:30pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339010-11

339000-04

M,W Jul 16-Aug 8

5-5:30pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

339000-05

M-Th Jun 11-21

9-9:30am

$40/$50

Jun 7

339000-06

M-Th Jun 25-Jul 12

9-9:30am

$40/$50

Jun 21

339000-07

M-Th Jul 16-26

9-9:30am

$40/$50

Jul 12

339000-08

M-Th Jul 30-Aug 9

9-9:30am

$40/$50

Jul 26

339000-09

M-Th Aug 13-23

9-9:30am

$40/$50

Aug 9

339000-10

Sa May 19-Jun 30

9-9:30am

$35/$45

May 17

339000-11

Sa Jul 7-Aug 18

9-9:30am

$35/$45

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS

AQUATICS PROGRAMS

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM MINNOWS

Minnows (3-5 years) Must be completely independent of parent. Building on skills taught in Guppies while building confidence and independence. Skills include front/back floating, underwater exploration, combined stroke with breathing, kicking on back and front unsupported.

LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVELS

Level 1 - Starfish (5+ years) Beginner swimmers. Participants learn to be comfortable in water and to enjoy the water safely. Basic skills set foundations for skills in later levels, including: floating, front/back glides, rolling over, and combined strokes with support.

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Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

339015-02

M,W May 14-Jun 6

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

May 10

339015-03

M,W Jun 11-Jul 11

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339015-04

M,W Jul 16-Aug 8

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

339015-05

M-Th Jun 11-21

10:10-10:40am

$40/$50

Jun 7

LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVELS

Level 2 - Sea Turtles (6+ years) Prerequisite: Level 1 or must be able to demonstrate requirements for level 1. Participants learn to float without support, front and back glides, and combined stroke on front and back with rhythmic breathing.

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

339020-01

M,W May 14-Jun 6

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

May 10

339020-02

M,W Jun 11-Jul 11

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339020-03

M,W Jul 16-Aug 8

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

339020-04

M-Th Jun 11-21

10:10-10:55am

$40/$50

Jun 7

339020-06

M-Th Jun 25-Jul 12

10:10-10:55am

$40/$50

Jun 21

339020-07

M-Th Jul 16-26

10:10-10:55am

$40/$50

Jul 12

339015-06

M-Th Jun 25-Jul 12

10:10-10:40am

$40/$50

Jun 21

339015-07

M-Th Jul 16-26

10:10-10:40am

$40/$50

Jul 12

339015-08

M-Th Jul 30-Aug 9

10:10-10:40am

$40/$50

Jul 26

339020-08

M-Th Jul 30-Aug 9

10:10-10:55am

$40/$50

Jul 26

339015-09

M-Th Aug 13-23

10:10-10:40am

$40/$50

Aug 9

339020-09

M-Th Aug 13-23

10:10-10:55am

$40/$50

Aug 9

339015-10

Sa May 19-Jun 30

10:10-10:40am

$35/$45

May 17

339020-10

Sa May 19-Jun 30

10:45-11:30am

$35/$45

May 17

339020-11

Sa Jul 7-Aug 18

10:45-11:30am

$35/$45

Jul 5

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

339030-02

M,W May 14-Jun 6

6:10-6:55pm

$40/$50

May 10

339030-03

M,W Jun 11-Jul 11

6:10-6:55pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339030-04

M,W Jul 16-Aug 8

6:10-6:55pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

339030-05

M-Th Jun 11-21

10:10-10:55am

$40/$50

Jun 7

339030-06

M-Th Jun 25-Jul 12

10:10-10:55am

$40/$50

Jun 21

339015-11

Sa Jul 7-Aug 18

10:10-10:40am

$35/$45

Jul 5

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

339018-02

M,W May 14-Jun 6

6:10-6:55pm

$40/$50

May 10

339018-03

M,W Jun 11-Jul 11

6:10-6:55pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339018-04

M,W Jul 16-Aug 8

6:10-6:55pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

339018-05

M-Th Jun 11-21

11:00-11:45am

$40/$50

Jun 7

339018-06

M-Th Jun 25-Jul 12

11:00-11:45am

$40/$50

Jun 21

339018-07

M-Th Jul 16-26

11:00-11:45am

$40/$50

Jul 12

339018-08

M-Th Jul 30-Aug 9

11:00-11:45am

$40/$50

Jul 26

339030-07

M-Th Jul 16-26

10:10-10:55am

$40/$50

Jul 12

339018-09

M-Th Aug 13-23

11:00-11:45am

$40/$50

Aug 9

339030-08

M-Th Jul 30-Aug 9

10:10-10:55am

$40/$50

Jul 26

339018-10

Sa May 19-Jun 30

10:45-11:30am

$35/$45

May 17

339030-09

M-Th Aug 13-23

10:10-10:55am

$40/$50

Aug 9

339018-11

Sa Jul 7-Aug 18

10:45-11:30am

$35/$45

Jul 5

339030-10

Sa May 19-Jun 30

9:50-10:35am

$35/$45

May 17

339030-11

Sa Jul 7-Aug 18

9:50-10:35am

$35/$45

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LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVELS

Level 3 - Sting Rays Prerequisite: Level 2 or must be able to demonstrate requirements for level 2. Skills taught include front crawl, back crawl, butterfly kick, and open turns, diving from the side and treading water.

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS

AQUATICS PROGRAMS

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVELS

Level 4 - Swordfish Prerequisite: Level 3 or able to demonstrate requirements for level 3. Introduces the elementary backstroke, breaststroke and elements of the sidestroke. Skills taught include breaststroke, treading water, elementary backstroke, diving skills, butterfly, and open turns.

LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVELS

AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

339040-02

M,W May 14-Jun 6

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

May 10

339040-03

M,W Jun 11-Jul 11

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339040-04

M,W Jul 16-Aug 8

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

339040-05

M-Th Jun 11-21

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jun 7

339040-06

M-Th Jun 25-Jul 12

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jun 21

339040-07

M-Th Jul 16-26

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jul 12

LEARN-TO-SWIM LEVELS

Level 6 - Orcas Prerequisite: Level 5 or able to demonstrate requirements for level 5. Level 6 refines strokes to develop, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distance. Level 6 options include personal water safety, fitness and diving fundamentals.

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

339060-02

M,W May 14-Jun 6

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

May 10

339060-03

M,W Jun 11-Jul 11

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339060-04

M,W Jul 16-Aug 8

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

339060-05

M-Th Jun 11-21

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jun 7

339060-06

M-Th Jun 25-Jul 12

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jun 21

339060-07

M-Th Jul 16-26

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jul 12

M-Th Jul 30-Aug 9

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jul 26

339040-08

M-Th Jul 30-Aug 9

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jul 26

339060-08

339040-09

M-Th Aug 13-23

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Aug 9

339060-09

M-Th Aug 13-23

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Aug 9

339040-10

Sa May 19-Jun 30

10:35-11:20am

$35/$45

May 17

339060-10

Sa May 19-Jun 30

9-9:45am

$35/$45

May 17

339040-11

Sa Jul 7-Aug 18

10:35-11:20am

$35/$45

Jul 5

339060-11

Sa Jul 7-Aug 18

9-9:45am

$35/$45

Jul 5

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

339080-02

T,Th   May 15-Jun 7

7-7:45pm

$40/$50

May 10

339080-03

T,Th  Jun 12-Jul 12

7-7:45pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339080-04

T,Th  Jul 17-Aug 9

7-7:45pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

ADULT SWIM CLASSES

Level 5 - Dolphins Prerequisite: Level 4 or be able to demonstrate requirements for level 4. Participants refine strokes and increase endurance. Skills taught include breaststroke, sidestroke, introduction to flip turns, treading water, and surface dives.

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

339050-02

M,W May 14-Jun 6

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

May 10

339050-03

M,W Jun 11-Jul 11

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339050-04

M,W Jul 16-Aug 8

5:15-6pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

339050-05

M-Th Jun 11-21

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jun 7

339050-06

M-Th Jun 25-Jul 12

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jun 21

339050-07

M-Th Jul 16-26

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jul 12

339050-08

M-Th Jul 30-Aug 9

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Jul 26

339050-09

M-Th Aug 13-23

11-11:45am

$40/$50

Aug 9

339050-10

Sa May 19-Jun 30

9-9:45am

$35/$45

May 17

339050-11

Sa Jul 7-Aug 18

9-9:45am

$35/$45

Jul 5

Get Wet An introductory water program for adults or teens that are fearful about participation in water activities. Instructors will provide an extra amount of patience and understanding while developing fundamental skills in basic water safety, water adjustment and swimming techniques.

339080-05

M-Th Jun 11-21

11:45am-12:30pm

$40/$50

Jun 7

339080-06

M-Th Jun 25-Jul 12

11:45am-12:30pm

$40/$50

Jun 21

339080-07

M-Th Jul 16-26

11:45am-12:30pm

$40/$50

Jul 12

339080-08

M-Th Jul 30-Aug 9

11:45am-12:30pm

$40/$50

Jul 26

339080-09

M-Th Aug 13-23

11:45am-12:30pm

$40/$50

Aug 9

339080-10

Sa May 19-Jun 30

11:15-noon

$35/$45

May 17

339080-11

Sa Jul 7-Aug 18

11:15-noon

$35/$45

Jul 5

SWIM PROGRAMS MASTERS SWIMMING

A group structured swim workout by a qualified instructor. Workouts accommodate the fitness swimmer, triathlete, and competitive swimmer. Includes interval training, stroke technique, and drills.

Date May 21-Aug 23

Age

Time

Fee

M&W

15 & up

7-8pm

$3.75 Admission or, $65.00 Masters Punch Pass (20 Visits)

Tu&Th

15 & up

6-7pm

$3.75 Admission or, $65.00 Masters Punch Pass (20 Visits)

ORCAS SWIM TEAM

Participants must be able to swim 25 yards continuously and must be present at the pre-season meeting. The team participates in the Southwest Virginia Swim League. The season includes coached swim practices, swim meets, ribbons, and more.

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Activity

Date May 30-Jul 27

Age

Time

Fee

Deadline to Register

339700-01

Practices are M & W 6-7pm, Tu & Th 5-6pm

4 & up

5-6pm

$80/$90

Jun 3

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS SWIM PROGRAM PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Private swim lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Instructors will develop a program which meets the goals, needs and schedules of students. Lessons are 30 minutes each and one hour lessons are available. Five 30 minute lessons $75 Ten 30 minute lessons $140

MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE JEFF KLEPPIN

SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

Semi-private swim lessons are for two to three participants. Clients must form groups of similar ages and/or ability levels. Days and times are arranged per participant’s schedule. Lessons are 30 minutes each. Five 30 minute lessons $40 per person Ten 30 minute lessons $70 per person

SUMMER 2012 PROGRAMS – GOLF COURSE

PHYSICAL THERAPY SWIM

Monday- Friday, Jun 11-Aug 23, 9-11am. Individuals can perform therapy under the direction their own physician or physical therapist. A letter from a physician or physical therapist is required for admission and must be renewed yearly.

COMMUNITY ADULT CHILD INFANT CPR/AED Learn to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life. Skills include caring for conscious and unconscious choking victims, CPR and use of automated external defibrillator (AED) for sudden cardiac arrest.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

339225-01

W Jun 13

11 & up

5-9pm

$70/$80

339225-02

M Jul 16

11 & up

5-9pm

$70/$80

Jul 12

339225-03

F Aug 10

11 & up

5-9pm

$70/$80

Aug 9

Location

Deadline to Register

Jun 7

MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS

GOLF COURSE RATES Greens Fee

Greens Fee Walking (Nine holes or all day) Weekday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12 Weekend/Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Twilight (after 3pm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10

9-hole Cart Fee for spectator (per person, includes tax). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7 Greens Fee with Cart (per person – includes tax) 9-Hole Weekday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19 18-hole Weekday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26 9-Hole Weekend/Holiday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22 18-Hole Weekend/Holiday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29

Learn to care for children and infants, be a good leader and role model, make good decisions, solve problems, keep children safe, and handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents. Please bring lunch.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

339228-01

W Jun 13

11-15 yrs

9am-5pm

$50/$60

Jun 14

339228-02

M Jul 16

11-15 yrs

9am-5pm

$50/$60

Jul 19

339228-03

F Aug 10

11-15 yrs

9am-5pm

$50/$60

Aug 9

Deadline to Register

Every Monday night through August 27. Time: 5:30pm Cost: $15 per player Format: Team competitions, formats and teams change weekly. Open to everyone. The field is limited to the first 36 players. Reservations can be made beginning at 8am that Monday. Prizes and pro shop credits to be awarded each week.

PRIVATE GOLF INSTRUCTION

Individual – Play Anytime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350 Additional $60 for each immediate family member not to exceed maximum fee of $530.

Private golf instruction provided by a member of the Municipal Golf Course staff on an hourly basis. Instruction can include putting, short game, full shot or on course instruction. Lessons can be scheduled for individuals or groups.

Individual – Weekdays Only $250 Additional $60 for each immediate family member not to exceed maximum fee of $430.

Individual Lessons: $25/hour Group Lessons: $20/hour per person.

Annual Play Tickets

Blacksburg Community Center Social Room

BABYSITTER TRAINING

Location

Golf Shop Supervisor 540-961-1137 jkleppin@blacksburg.gov

Contact the pro shop at 540-961-1137 for more information or to schedule a lesson.

Blacksburg Community Center Social Room

COMMUNITY FIRST AID To teach lay responders the knowledge and skills necessary to give care in an emergency, help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Deadline to Register

339300-01

Th Jun 7

11 & up

6-9pm

$50/$60

Jun 14

339300-02

W Jul 25

11 & up

6-9pm

$50/$60

Jul 19

339300-03

Th Aug 9

11 & up

6-9pm

$50/$60

Aug 2

Location

Blacksburg Community Center Social Room

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ADULT ATHLETICS

ADAM LLOYD

Athletic Supervisor 540-961-1179 alloyd@blacksburg.gov

SOFTBALL Register at the Parks and Recreation administrative office, 615 Patrick Henry Drive. No mail or phone registrations will be accepted. A signed roster complete with names, addresses and phone numbers along with the entire entry fee are due at the time of registration. No awards will be given at end of season. Play begins the week of August 13. For more information, please call 540-961-1135. Balls must be marked core 44 or 47, cork center. No Miken Ultra II bats allowed. Players allowed to play in one men’s and co-ed league only.

YOUTH ATHLETICS FLAG FOOTBALL

This program is designed to provide the basic fundamentals of football at minimal contact.  Players will learn the basic rules of the game with major focus on sportsmanship and teamwork. Practices begin in August with games played on Sundays starting in September.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

305100 FF

Aug-Oct

6-8yrs (as of Nov1, 2012)

TBA

$35/$45

Location

Practices at Nellie’s Cave Park

Registration

Jun 25-Jul 27

Location

Jaycee and Toms Creek Fields

Registration

Jun 25-Jul 27

COED A, B, C ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

* Late Fee of $10 will begin on August 6.

MEN’S A, B, C ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

YOUTH FOOTBALL

Players will learn basic instruction in the rules of the game and techniques of play, stressing sportsmanship throughout the season. Eighth graders or 14 year olds are not allowed to play.

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Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

305100 FB

Aug-Oct

9-13yrs (as of Nov1, 2012)

TBA

$45/$55

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

315001 XA

Aug-Nov

(as of Aug 1, 2012)

TBA

$240

315001 XB

Aug-Nov

(as of Aug 1, 2012)

TBA

$240

315001 XC

Aug-Nov

(as of Aug 1, 2012)

TBA

$240

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

315001 MA

Aug-Nov

(as of Aug 1, 2012)

TBA

$240

315001 MB

Aug-Nov

(as of Aug 1, 2012)

TBA

$240

315001 MC

Aug-Nov

(as of Aug 1, 2012)

TBA

$240

17 & up 17 & up 17 & up

17 & up 17 & up 17 & up

* Late Fee of $10 will begin on August 6.

Location

Practices at Municipal Park and the old Blacksburg High School on Patrick Henry Drive. Travel to games in surrounding localities.

Registration

Jun 25-Jul 27, 8am-5pm only at the Blacksburg Parks and Recreation administrative office, 615 Patrick Henry Drive. Child and parent must be present to register. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required at time of registration.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

ADULT PROGRAMS ARGENTINE TANGO: LEVEL 1

Activity # Date All the rage in dance clubs around the world, with Tu Jun 5-26 an intense emphasis on lead-and-follow and part- 312100-R1 nering techniques, we recommend taking Levels * $32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom 1&2 Essential Ballroom before this class.

JACK LEAHY

Community Center Supervisor 540-961-1880 jleahy@blacksburg.gov

BOLERO: LEVEL 1

Activity # Date Bolero, a beautiful and dramatic dance with smooth styling and “drop & drift” action, is ex312100-O1 W Jul 11-Aug 1 cellent for slow love ballads. Level 2 Latin recom* $32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom mended before taking this class.

2012 DANCE PROGRAMS PARTNER DANCE FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

Experience the thrill of dance. No partner required. Discounts available for groups of five and repeat students. For more information contact Sapphire at 540-382-8782, info@sapphiredance.com or www.SapphireDance. com. Classes meet at the Blacksburg Community Center.

SUMMER SAMPLER

Activity # Date Age Time Perfect for those interested in dance classes, but not sure where to start. See styles from the Essential 312100-Q1 Tu May 22 14 & up 7-8pm classes, ask questions and learn a little dancing beRegistration is free. Pay instructor $5 and get a $5 coupon for a class. fore committing to a four week class.

ESSENTIAL BALLROOM: LEVEL 1

Experience the enchantment of the Waltz, carefree fun of Fox Trot, and passion of Tango! In Essential Ballroom, learn the essence of each of these classic dance styles.

Fee (R/NR)

*

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

Fee (R/NR)

312100-B1

W Jun 6-27

14 & up

7-8pm

$4/$8

312100-B2

Tu Jul 10-31

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$4/$8

312100-B3

Tu Aug 14-Sep 4

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$4/$8

*Fee (R/NR)

WEST COAST SWING: LEVEL 1

Activity # Date Smooth and sophisticated, funky and fun. Great for many styles of music! A “need to know” for 312100-W1 Tu Aug 14-Sep 4 you dance addicts out there. Prior Level 2 Essential * $32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom Swing recommended.

CLASS-BY-REQUEST (A.K.A “CBR”) FOR SOCIAL DANCE PROGRAMS

Activity #

Dates

312100-Q2 Tu Jun 5-26 Want to continue the social dance fun at a higher level? 312100-Q3 Tu Jul 10-31 Looking for a certain style Tu Aug 14-Sep 4 of dance? Contact Sapphire 312100-Q4 at info@sapphiredance.com W Aug 15-Sep 5 or 540-382-8782 regard- 312100-Q5 ing which classes you’d like * $32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom to see. Preregistration required.

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$4/$8

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

14 & up

7-8pm

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$4/$8

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

$4/$8

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$4/$8

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$4/$8

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$4/$8

14 & up

7-8pm

$4/$8

* $32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom

ESSENTIAL LATIN: LEVEL 1

Great for beginners! Join the spicy world of Latin Dance, where Merengue is casual fun, Cha Cha is a harmless flirtation, and Rumba is a burning romance. Essential Latin will get you moving.

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

312100-L1

W Jun 6-27

14&up

8-9pm

$4/$8

312100-L2

Tu Jul 10-31

14&up

7:15-8:15pm

$4/$8

* $32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom

ESSENTIAL SWING: LEVEL 1

Activity # Dates Fast and fun for new Dancers! Groove-n-glide in the Hustle, jump-n-jive to Single-Time Swing, 312100-S1 Tu Jun 5-26 and boogie down with East Coast Swing! In EsW Jul 11-Aug1 sential Swing, you’ll learn these exciting, spin-filled 312100-S2 dances. * $32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom

ESSENTIAL SWING: LEVEL 2

Swing and slide into more advanced patterns in East Coast, Single Time and Hustle. In this class we’ll really get you grooving and moving!

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PUPPY CLASS

Ages

Time

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$4/$8

14 & up

8-9pm

$4/$8

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

312100-S3

W Aug 15-Sep 5

14 & up

8-9pm

* $32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom

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*Fee (R/NR)

*Fee (R/NR)

$4/$8

For puppies ten weeks to four months of age, this course will cover housebreaking, proper discipline techniques and teaching. Learn how to discourage puppy problems such as jumping, biting, barking, digging, and chewing. First class is without the dog.

DOG UNDER CONTROL CLASS

Teaching indoor dogs to focus and work with distractions. Dogs must be six months or older and attend with a dog carrier. First class is without the dog. For more information contact Anne Gouiller-Moore at keshnzag@gmail.com.

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Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312230-D4     

M Jun11-Jul 16

16 & up

6-7pm

$50/$60

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Fee (R/NR

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

212230-DC     

M Jun11-Jul 16

16 & up

7:15-8:15pm

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Registration

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ADULT PROGRAMS

ADULT PROGRAMS

OUTDOOR BEGINNING CLASS

*Fee (R/NR) Activity # Date *Age Time This class covers basic dog 312230 Sa Sep 8-Oct 27 16 & up 9:30$2/$4 obedience. Dogs must be – D1 10:30am six months or older. First class is without the dog. For *$40 paid to the instructor more information contact Location The first class meets at Shelter 2 at Municipal Park and all Judy at 540-544-7556.

remaining classes will meet behind the tennis courts.

OUTDOOR ADVANCED CLASS

Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

This class reviews obedi312230 Sa Sep 8-Oct 27 16 & up 11am-noon ence skills and works to– D2 ward having the dog off lead all the time. Dogs *$40 paid to the instructor must be six months or Location Meet at Shelter 2 at Municipal Park. older. Dogs attend all classes. For more information contact Judy at 540-544-7556.

BLACKSBURG COMMUNITY STRINGS SUMMER SPLASH

NEW!

Led by esteemed Finnish conductor Ake-Eric Renqvist, this offering gives area string players a chance to prepare and perform orchestra music with soloists. Call 540-552-0186 or contact clockmusic@verizon.net for more information.

Activity #

*Date

Age

Time

302412-CS

M-Sa Jun 18-23

Middle School & up  

M,T, Th, F 7-9pm

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

$50/$60

*Fee (R/NR

$60/yr

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312301 – PT     

Tu, Th Jun 5-Jul 24

18 & up

6-9:30pm

$999

Time

**Fee (R/NR)

6-9:30pm

$999

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

312301 – PA      Tu May 29-Jul 10

Parent

6:30-8pm

**

312301 – PA      Tu May 29-Jul 10

Parent

6:30-8pm

***

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

*Fee includes textbooks.

Parenting is a very stressful job!  For help in reducing the arguing, drama, and constant reminding, come learn about Love and Logic, a philosophy that has been making life easier for over 35 years.

Activity #

*Date

*Free introductory class on Tu May 22. No class on Jul 5.

**$85/$95 per individual ***$110/$120 per couple

Location

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TAI CHI

Increase your balance, strength, circulation and mental focus. Tai Chi is based on slow, gentle and relaxed movements that incorporate the whole body. Program is designed for ages 50 and above but all are welcome to participate.

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

323503-B1

Tu, Th May 8-Jun 21

All ages

11am-noon

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

323503-A1

Tu, Th May 8-Jun 21

All ages

7:30-8:30pm

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

NEW!

JAPANESE CULTURE CAMP FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

312331 – SP  

W Jun 6-27

16 & up

7-8:30 pm

$40/$50

312331 – S2  

W Jul 11-Aug 1

16 & up

7-8:30 pm

$40/$50

Location

Date

Activity # *Date Age Comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as 112301 – EK      M, W Jun 4-Jul 25 18 & up EKG Technicians and to take the American Soci* No class Jul 4 ety of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam in addition **Fee includes textbooks. to other national certification exams. Location Blacksburg Community Center

PARENTING CLASS

*Fee (R/NR)

Activity #

EKG TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Increase your balance, strength, circulation and mental focus. Tai Chi is based on slow, gentle and relaxed movements that incorporate the whole body. Program is designed for ages 50 and above but all are welcome to participate.

Date Age Time The Photo Club is a group of pho16 & up 6-8:30pm Jan-Dec tographers who share ideas, talent Location Blacksburg Community Center and photo demonstrations. Led by *Fee will be prorated. Isabelle Marchand, Location Blacksburg Community Center photographer and author, the group meets the last Tuesday of each month. For more information, Registration Ongoing visit www.blacksburgphoto.org.

Tips on the essentials of basic sports  photography while learning how to use your camera’s automatic modes, and progress to intermediate instruction on how to use all the features of your digital SLR. Instructor Jon Fleming: flemingjk@hotmail.com

$2/$4

This 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s  PTCB exam. Course content includes: terminology, reading/ interpreting prescriptions, defining drugs, dosage calculations, dispensing of prescriptions, and more.

BEGINNING TAI CHI

PHOTO CLUB - PASS PROGRAM

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PARENTS

*Fee (R/NR)

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

Learn the best of Japanese culture, plus basic greetings and expressions.Workshops in Japanese calligraphy, origami, cooking, and more.  Instructor: Fumiko Yamagami Snidow,  Japanese teacher at VMI

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Dates

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

302301-J1

M,W,F May 21-Jun 1

16 & up

4:30-6:30pm

$55/$65

302301-J2

M,W,F Jun 11-22

16 & up

4:30-6:30pm

$65/$75

302301-J3

M,W,F Jun 25-29

16 & up

4:30-6:30pm

$30/$40

302301-J4

M,W,F Jul 9-20

16 & up

4:30-6:30pm

$65/$75

302301-J5

M,W,F Jul 23-Aug 3

16 & up

4:30-6:30pm

$65/$75

*No class May 28

Location

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HEALTH AND FITNESS

HEALTH AND FITNESS

The following classes are interchangeable. Zumba is an energetic aerobic class designed for 18 years and above. The others are designed for ages 50 and above. Please check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program. 13 time pass is $20/$30; 35 time pass is $50/$60  .   STRENGTH TRAINING CLASS

AEROBICS

STRETCH, BALANCE & TONE

HEALTHY BACKS

PILATES

Date

Time

Tu, Th

9-10am

Date

Time

M, F

9-10am

Date

Time

W

9-10am

Date

Time

M, W, F

10:30-11:30am

Date

Time

Th

9-10am

ENERGY THREE (Combination of Tai Chi, Pilates and Yoga.)

Date

Time

Tu, Th

10-11am

ZUMBA

Date

Time

M, F W Tu, Th Th – Zumba Toning

10-11am 10:30-11:30am 6:30-7:30pm 10-11am

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YOGA PASSES

Learn basic yoga postures and gain more strength and flexibility. Gentle yoga is for those with limited physical abilities or beginning to get into exercise. Classes and times can be interchanged. Pay only for the classes attended.

YOGA WORKSHOP

Designed for the beginner yoga and the seasoned practitioner looking to get back to the basics. We start with a beginning yoga workout and progressively buildup each day to an advanced program.

NEW!

WOMEN’S YOGA FOR ROUND BODIES SATURDAY WORKSHOP 

Designed for women with a more round figure or larger body. We will explore modifications of traditional postures. Any level is welcome. There will be time after our class to answer questions.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

GentleYoga

Tu & Th

16 & up

10:15–11:45am

*

Beg/ModYoga

W

16 & up

5:45-7:15pm

*

*Six time pass $42/$52 *12 time pass $80/$90 Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Registration

Ongoing

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302301-Y3

M-Th May 21-24

16 & up

5:45-7:15pm

$40/$50

302301-Y4

M-Th Sep 17-20

16 & up

5:45-7:15pm

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302301-Y5

Sa May 19

16 & up

10am-noon

$15/$20

302301-Y6

Sa Jul 14

16 & up

10am-noon

$15/$20

302301-Y7

Sa Sep 15

16 & up

10am-noon

$15/$20

Location

NEW!

GENTLE YOGA SATURDAY WORKSHOP 

Explore a gentle restorative yoga practice, releasing stress  through breath work while  learning modifications to traditional postures for restoration from injury and disease.  Consult your doctor before registering if you are new to yoga or are restoring from injury. 

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Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

302301-Y8

Sa May 12

16 & up

10am-noon

$15/$20

302301-Y9

Sa July 21

16 & up

10am-noon

$15/$20

302301-YY

Sa Sept 8

16 & up

10am-noon

$15/$20

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

SENIOR PROGRAMS

HEALTH AND FITNESS

JOY HERBERT

Senior Supervisor 540-961-1134 jherbert@blacksburg.gov

FITNESS CENTER PASSES

The Senior Fitness Center features treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, weight machine, step machines and free weights. Five times pass $10; 30 times pass $35; 50 times pass $50. All passes are good for one year from date of purchase.

FITNESS CENTER ORIENTATION

Our staff will provide general instruction on the proper use of the fitness center equipment. Once registered, staff will contact you and set up an appointment. If you are just beginning an exercise program or have specific needs, we recommend our Personal Training program with one of our certified trainers. Activity #: 223320-A1

PERSONAL TRAINING

A doctor’s written permission is required to participate in this program. Each package purchased is good up to one year. Fee (R/NR): Five sessions $85/$95; 10 sessions $160/$170; Use of fitness center will be an additional charge.

FITNESS CENTER RULES • • • • • • • • •

Before using Fitness Center, please consult with fitness professional as to the proper use of the equipment. To ensure a comfortable atmosphere for everyone, please be courteous & respectful of others. During peak hours (or while others are waiting) limit your time on the treadmill, elliptical, cycles, etc. to 20-30 minutes. Wipe down equipment for the next user. Wear proper workout attire: no cutoff shorts, bare feet, or sandals allowed, and shirts must be worn at all times. No food or beverages (except water bottles). Return all equipment to its proper place. Do not touch TV’s, please ask attendant for assistance. Only Employees of the Town of Blacksburg are allow to train other participants in our fitness facility.

ONGOING LINE DANCING WITH CASS LONG

It’s fun and great exercise. Line Dance to a variety of music (50’s to current). No partner needed. No prior dance experience necessary. Come join us each Thursday.

Activity #

Date

Age

*Time

Fee (R/NR

No Registration Required

Th

All ages

1:302:30pm

**

Location

*Beginners are encouraged to practice with instructor at 1pm **$5/class - pay instructor

AARP CHAPTER #2613

Activity # Date Age AARP has general membership meetings at 11:30am * All ages each month. These are usually luncheon meetings with No registration ** everyone bringing a bagged lunch. Interesting and required informative presentations follow. Meetings are open to * Jun 19 - picnic meeting at Nellie’s Cave Park the public and are offered September - June. ** Sep 18 - Blacksburg Community Center Location

KNITTERS GROUP

Bring your project and learn from others or share your skills. This informal group meets for socialization while knitting. Other varieties of needle work are welcome.

BOOK CLUB

The next best thing to reading a great book is talking about it with friends. *Th Jun 14 *Th Jul 12 *Th Aug 9 *Th Sep 13

“In My Father’s Court” by Isaac Bashevis Singer “Finding Nouf ” by Zoe Ferraris “Descartes’ Bones” by Shoto “Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Join fellow writers or would-be writers for opportunities to share and talk about your writing: essays, memoirs, poetry, stories, plays, letters, or a chapter from your great American novel. Readings are purely voluntary.

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Fee (R/NR

11:30am

Free

Blacksburg Community Center

Date

Book

Time

Fee (R/NR

No registration required

W

All ages

10amNoon

Free

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Book

Time

Fee (R/NR

No registration required

*

*

2pm

FREE

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Book

Time

Fee (R/NR

No registration required

Jun 1, Jul 6, Aug 3, & Sep 7

All ages

2pm

Free

Location

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LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

SENIOR PROGRAMS

SENIOR PROGRAMS

ONGOING BRIDGE AND MAHJONGG

The following programs take place weekly. For Duplicate Bridge, contact Richard Huber at 304-4660341 or richard55fla@yahoo.com. For Party Bridge and Mahjongg, the room is reserved for any group/individual to use.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Program

Day

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Sanctioned Duplicate ACBL Game

M,W,F

All ages

12:30pm

Donation

Party Bridge

Tu, W, F

All ages

1pm

Free

Mah Jongg

W

All ages

1pm

Free

Location

An insurance counselor from Agency on Aging can assist regarding medical benefit programs, long-term care insurance, and problems with Medicare, Medicaid, and medical bill paying. Contact the NRV Agency on Aging at 540-980-7720 for appointments and more information.

Don’t miss Franke’s delicious spring meal of crab and ricotta stuffed manicotti.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

No registration required

TBA

50 & up

TBA

Free

SPECIAL EVENTS LIVING MADE BETTER

NEW!

Learn how physical therapy helps maintain movement and mobility and how occupational and speech therapy helps patients regain daily living skills. Lunch and Bingo follow presentation. Main course provided. Bring a dish to share.

! HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR NEW

Shirley Huffman with Gentiva Home Health Care will discuss ways you can make the most of your doctor appointments. Lunch will follow, main dish provided; bring a side dish to share. Dessert will feature an ice cream bar.

OUTDOOR CONCERT AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Let’s travel to the Christiansburg Recreation center for this potluck event, so bring a dish to share. Prizes will be recipes of your favorite summer dish. Please drop off or email your recipe to Joy by July 19, jherbert@blacksburg.gov.

IN THE KITCHEN WITH FRANKE

Blacksburg Community Center

* Room is reserved for any group/individual

VICAP (VIRGINIA INSURANCE AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)

! RECIPE SWAP BINGO NEW

TROPICAL LUAU NEW!

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

323000-J6

Th Jun 21

All ages

10:15am1:45pm

Free

Location

Please arrive at Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10am.

Registration ends

Jun 18

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

323000-J4

Th Jul 19

All ages

10:15am1:45pm

Free

Let’s travel to Meadowbrook Recreation center and celebrate springtime. Take in a fun evening of games and an opportunity to sample refreshing tropical beverages and snacks.

! WATERMELON BINGO NEW

Let’s travel to Christiansburg Recreation center for some fun!

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10am.

Registration Ends

Jul 16

Age

Time

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

323000-J5

Tu Jul 24

All ages

10:30am1:30pm

$3; Bring a dish to share

Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

323304-M1

M May 21

All ages

Noon

$5/$10

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Ends

May 14

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

323000-M2

Tu May 22

All ages

5:15-8:30pm

Free

Location

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 5pm.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323000-J2

Tu Jun 26

All ages

10:30am1:30pm

$3

*Fee includes transportation and lunch.

*Fee (R/NR)

Enjoy delicious ice cream as Tu Jul 10 All ages 5:30-8:30pm $3 we enjoy the sounds of the 323000-J3 Big Dog and the Fat Cats. * Fee includes transportation and ice cream. Chairs will be provided for the They provide an authenconcert. tic and rarely found sound from Dixieland to big band Location Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community swing and all forms of jazz. Center no later than 5:15pm.

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am.

TRIPS MYSTERY DINE OUTS

Date

Date

Location

Location

Activity #

Activity #

Indulge in some culinary experiences and surprises. It’s amazing, the variety of flavors that surround us. We promise no fast food or chain restaurants, only popular and unique destinations in a casual atmosphere.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

323600-J4

Th Jun 28

All ages

4-6:30pm

$5/$10

323600-J6

W Jul 18

All ages

10:15am-2:15pm

**$5/$10

323600-A1

W Aug 1

All ages

10:15am-1:15pm

**$5/$10

323600-A3

W Aug 22

All ages

8:30am-noon

$5/$10

*Fees include transportation only. **Cash only at this site Location

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Depart from the Blacksburg Community Center.

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LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

SENIOR PROGRAMS

SENIOR PROGRAMS

TRIPS

TRIPS

IKEA – CHARLOTTE, NC

Back by Popular Demand, we will travel to IKEA, a privately-held international home products retailer that sells flat pack furniture, accessories, and bathroom and kitchen items in their retail stores around the world.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-J5

W Jul 11

All ages

8:30am6:30pm

$9/$18

* Fee includes transportation only. Location

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL – BARTER THEATRE, MAIN STAGE

Activity #

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 8:15am.

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

All 9:15am$35/$45 3 23600-J2 W Jun 13 The Hollywood blockbustages 7pm er turned award-winning Broadway musical sensation * Fee includes transportation and performance. Lunch extra at the follows a Beverly Hills blonde, Heartwood Center. No refunds after May 25 unless a substitute can be found. Elle Woods, as she sets out on Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no a journey to prove to every- Location later than 9am. one that fashion-savvy girls can be taken seriously.

THE NEW MUSICAL: DAVID – BARTER THEATRE, MAIN STAGE

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-A4 W Aug 29 All 9:15am$35/$45 This inspiring story of courage and faith traces the life of ages 7pm Israel’s great shepherd-turned-warrior-king. This stirring new musical reminds us that wondrous things can happen *Fee includes transportation and theater ticket. Lunch extra at the when we have faith. Heartwood Center. No refunds after Aug 14 unless a substitute can be found. Location

NEW!

WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY AND SHOPPING VILLAGE - NELLY’S FORD VA

Activity #

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 9am.

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-A2 W Aug 15 All 8:30am$9/$18 Step back in time. Enjoy fresh handcrafted beer and local ages 5:30pm food in Nelson County’s original schoolhouse. Afterwards take a stroll and enjoy the working waterwheel, ponds, * Fee includes transportation only. waterfalls, and shop in the various boutiques. Location Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 8:15am.

THE MOTOWN SOUND – WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER

*Fee (R/NR) Activity # Date Age Time This exceptional tribute All 10:30am$41/$51 features the music of 323600-J7 Th Jun 26 ages 6pm The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Diana Ross and the Supremes, * Fee includes transportation, performance and meal. the Four Tops and more. Take a journey through time and Location Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no enjoy your favorite memories of Motown. later than 10:15am.

OKLAHOMA – WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER

A Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. The high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys paints the backdrop against which Curly and Laurey play out their love story.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-J1

W Jun 6

All ages

10:30am6pm

$41/$51

In memory of Annie Fred Wright, let’s visit Patricia for our annual picnic on the New River. Enjoy the scenery with a provided picnic meal. Rain or shine as tents will be available. Facility is now handicapped accessible! *Fee includes transportation and lunch. Bring $1 in quarters if you’d like to play bingo.

! HISTORIC TOUR OF LEWSIBURG, WV NEW

Our personal guide will provide interesting stories as we view farmlands cross the Greenbrier River. We will visit North House Museum, Carnegie Hall, and more. We will tour and taste the fine artisan spirits of Smooth Ambler.

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323000-S1

W Sep 19

All ages

11am2:30pm

$8/$16

Location

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:45am.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

323600-J3

W Jun 20

All ages

8am6:15pm

$33/$43

* Fee includes transportation, step on guide, all tours, lunch and tasting. Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 7:45am.

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*Activity #

Date

Age

Time

**Fee (R/NR)

323600-HD (dbl) 323600-HS (sgl)

Oct 8-12

All ages

Complete itinerary will be available in Sep.

$899/$909 $1148/1158

* Triple and quad rates also available. ** Trip includes motor coach transportation, Jump start breakfast, four nights lodging, four hot breakfasts, four regional dinners, all touring and admissions, local tour guide, and baggage handling. Full refund up till seven days prior to departure minus all non-refundable purchases associated with tour.

Please arrive at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am.

Activity #

Location

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This beautiful trip includes a scenic ride on the Green MT railroad, a scenic cruise on Lake Champlain, a scenic drive through “little grand canyon” Quechee Gorge and more. Tour is fully escorted.

* Fee includes transportation, meal and performance. Location

ANNUAL PICNIC ON THE NEW RIVER

! VERMONT FALL FOLIAGE NEW

Location

Depart from Blacksburg Community Center. You are welcome to leave cars at the center.

FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The Senior Center has a wheelchair accessible bus with room to carry assistive devices. Staff is unable to personally assist individuals beyond loading and unloading the vehicle; therefore, we require a caretaker or aide to accompany those with special needs.

IMPORTANT TRIP INFORMATION

Vans will be available to load no earlier than 30 minutes prior to departure unless otherwise specified in the trip description. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. It is difficult to find the perfect temperature for every participant on the bus. We suggest those who are cold-natured bring sweater/coats and warm-natured dress in layers. We are happy to make adjustments to the temperature but safety is our primary concern. Let the driver know at a time when he is not distracted about any temperature adjustments.

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4th of July

INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES Downtown and Municipal Park 2-3 pm: Parade in Downtown Blacksburg (sponsored by Mt. Tabor Ruritan Club) 6 pm: The Blacksburg Community Band Blacksburg Community Strings and Celebration Chorus 8 pm: The Meter’s Running, featuring the Big Dog Brass 9:30 pm: FIREWORKS! | www.blacksburg.gov


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