Montgomery County Parks and Recreation 2012 Winter/Spring brochure
Montgomery County, Va., Parks and Recreation 2012 Winter/Spring brochure.
2 fields abbreviation guide facilities AES . ................................................ Auburn Elementary School AMS ........................................................ Auburn Middle School BES . ................................................ Belview Elementary School BRC ............................................. Blacksburg Recreation Center CAC ............................................ Christiansburg Aquatic Center CRC ....................................... Christiansburg Recreation Center CES . ..................................... Christiansburg Elementary School CPS . ........................................... Christiansburg Primary School ELES ................................. Elliston-Lafayette Elementary School EMES . ....................... Eastern Montgomery Elementary School EMP ................................................. Eastern Montgomery Park EMHS ................................... Eastern Montgomery High School FP . ............................................................................. Frog Pond GLES . .................................. Gilbert Linkous Elementary School GO ....................................................................... Glass Odyssey HAES .................................. Harding Avenue Elementary School MBES ................................. Margaret Beeks Elementary School MCC .................................... Meadowbrook Community Center MCPAC .................................... Mid County Park Activity Center MCGC . ..................... Montgomery County Government Center MM ........................................................ Montgomery Museum ML . ......................................................... Meadowbrook Library MMP . .............................................................. Motor Mile Park NR .............................................................................. New River PFES .......................................... Priceâ€™s Fork Elementary School PP ...................................................................... Pandapas Pond SMS . .................................................. Shawsville Middle School SMSS . .................................. Shawsville Middle School Stadium SES .............................................. Shawsville Elementary School VaT . ............................................................ Virginia Techniques AES1 . .................. Auburn Elementary School small field in rear AES2 . .................. Auburn Elementary School large field in rear AHS ..................... Auburn High School softball or baseball field EMHS ............... Eastern Montgomery High School softball field EMES . ....................... Eastern Montgomery Elementary School Motor Mile .............................................. Motor Mile Park field Plum Creek .............................................. Plum Creek Park field SES1 .... Shawsville Elementary School front field behind school SES2 .... Shawsville Elementary School back field behind school SMS . ............................ Shawsville Middle School baseball field egistration for winter programs will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tues., Jan. 17. Mail-in registrations will be processed in the order received. Visa and MasterCard payments are accepted. If the minimum number of participants is not met, the class may not meet and those who are registered will be notified if the class or activity is cancelled. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation of starting dates and times as printed in the schedule. R Refunds are available if requested before the start of the program or activity. Through the mid-point of a program or activity, pro-rated refunds will be considered on a merit basis. Refunds are automatic when programs or activities are cancelled or schedule changes prohibit attendance. In the event that the participant cannot attend the program or activity, he/she must provide notice at least seven (7) days prior to the start of the program or activity or prior to the registration deadline, in order to receive a full refund. In the event of inclement weather, if Montgomery County schools are closed, then athletic programs are cancelled. The summer brochure will be available May 8, 2012. STAFF Mitchell Haugh Director of Parks & Recreation haughmb@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Grace Karnes Senior Program Assistant karnesgr@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Recreation Supervisors Kemvia Adams-Bush Senior Programs, Tours adams-bushkj@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Brad Buchanan, CPSI Parks & Outdoor Education buchananbt@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Josh Sharitz Aquatics & Community Programs sharitzjb@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Chris Slusher Athletics slusherce@MontgomeryCountyVA.gov Reagan Gibbs Assistant Athletics Supervisor firstname.lastname@example.org Terry Matney Maintenance Crew Leader PARKS and RECREATION COMMISSION Bill Brown Board of Supervisors Representative David Harding Ryan Thum Planning Commission Liaison Paul Smeal Robin Stidham - Chair Sharon Williams Rudy Emmel Stephen Cole check it out! 3 The pages are colorcoded! Pick the section youâ€™d like to visit and flip to the pages with the outer edge that is the same color as the section in the table of contents below! special events ............................. 04 youth - just for the fun of it ........ 04 red cross courses ........................ 05 community fitness ...................... 06 adults - just for the fun of it ....... 08 virginia techniques training ....... 10 wine & cheese courses ............... 13 outdoor recreation ...................... 14 athletics ...................................... 17 thank you! .................................. 20 active adults ............................... 21 tours & excursions ..................... 26 mountain trekkers hiking club ... 31 program registration ................... 33 Andrew Fotinos Now you can visit Montgomery County Parks and Rec on Facebook! Check out great photos and videos, get information on upcoming programs and meet others who enjoy our great programs as much as you do! Joining Facebook is free, just visit facebook.com to sign up. Search for Montgomery Parks and become a fan! See you online! Montgomery County Parks and Recreation 755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1E Christiansburg, VA 24073 Phone: 540.382.6975 | Fax: 540.382.4596 www.MontgomeryCountyVa.gov/Parks Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its programs and employment on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, religion, political affiliation, disability or veteran status. special events & youth - just for the fun of it! 4 Unless otherwise noted, all programs with a course number in this section have a registration deadline of one week prior to their start date. EASTER EGG HUNT Join the Easter Bunny and help him find eggs! Take a photo with the Easter Bunny, get plenty of candy and make sure you keep an eye out for that special golden egg that comes with a great prize. Events begin at exactly 10 a.m. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION Sat., March 24 10AM EMES (football field) Sat., March 31 10AM AES (baseball fields) INTRO to JEDI TRAINING This class will bring balance to the force by training younglings between the ages of 5 and 11 in the art of the Jedi. In this three-part series, your younglings will be taught how to make droids out of recycled materials, their own Jedi costumes and light sabers - all while being taught about “The Force.” $60, covers all cost and materials DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., April 7 - Sat., April 21 10AM-12PM MCPAC 4858 TINY HANDS PAINTING WORKSHOPS This series will educate children between the ages of two and four on the art of color. We will work with them on how to mix colors to create new colors, different ways to create art using materials such as tennis balls, fruit and paint brushes. They will learn artisan styles and how to create similar forms of art. $25, covers all cost and materials DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., March 10, 24 2-4PM MCPAC 4859 Sat., Apr. 14, 28 2-4PM MCPAC 4860 TINY CHEFS This series will teach children between the ages of two and six how to make easy, no-bake and good-for-you snacks! The recipes will be prepared without using appliances and using child-safe utensils. $25, covers all cost and materials DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., Feb. 4, 18 2-4PM MCPAC 4861 Sat., Mar. 3, 17 2-4PM MCPAC 4862 YOUTH DANCE FIT Children ages 7 to 11 will learn a variety of dance techniques! From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Zumba. A great way to exercise, get fit and have fun! Minimum of 6 participants; maximum of 15. $40 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Wednesdays, Feb. 1 - March 7 6:30-7:30PM 7-11 MGCG 4858 RED CROSS BABYSITTING Are you looking for a great after-school job? Choose babysitting! You can pick your own hours and have fun; all you need is a little training to get started. Join our American Red Cross Certified Instructor as she teaches you all the essentials to being a safe babysitter. Ages 12 and up. $45, includes all materials and teaching supplies. DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., May 5 8AM-5PM MCGC 4863 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., May 11 4-9PM Frog Pond 4864 Sat., May 12 9-6PM Frog Pond 4864 Sat., May 13 12-6PM Frog Pond 4864 CPR and FIRST AID for the PROFESSIONAL RESCUER This course offers CPR and First Aid training for the professional rescuer. It will give you the tools necessary to be prepared for emergency situations. $45 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., May 12 9AM-3PM Frog Pond 4865 red cross courses AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARDING This American Red Cross Certified Course will provide you with the necessary skills to become a Certified Lifeguard. The course will include American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED and Lifeguarding Training. Persons interested in the class should be strong swimmers and come prepared to be challenged with these new skills. After the completion of the course you will receive a certification card for all the skills listed above. If you are selected for an interview and hired, you will receive a $75 refund at the end of the pool season. Please note: taking this class does not guarantee a job with Parks and Recreation; your application will be considered with all other applicants, however - for your consideration - you must list your expected date of completion for the course on your application. Deadline to register is April 29. $200 5 6 Unless otherwise noted, all programs with a course number in this section have a registration deadline of one week prior to their start date. community fitness ZUMBA! (Latin Dance Workout) Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness class. It fuses Latin and International rhythms and easy-to-follow moves creating an exciting workout program with a party-like, non-intimidating atmosphere for participants of any fitness level! For more information, visit www.zumba.com. $20 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Feb. (Thursdays) 5:30-6:30PM MCGC 4866 March (Thursdays) 5:30-6:30PM MCGC 4867 April (Thursdays) 5:30-6:30PM MCGC 4868 May (Thursdays) 5:30-6:30PM MCGC 4869 BOOT CAMP: STRENGTH and CONDITIONING This class will include a series of strength training, cardio and flexibility exercises that can help you become a better athlete in any sport! Taught in a supportive and motivating environment, students will have fun and get a great workout. Exercises will be tailored to your needs; all fitness levels welcome! $20 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Feb. (Wednesdays) 5:30-6:30PM MCGC 4870 March (Wednesdays) 5:30-6:30PM MCGC 4871 April (Wednesdays) 5:30-6:30PM MCGC 4873 May (Wednesdays) 5:30-6:30PM MCGC 4875 ADULT BEGINNER/ADVANCED TAP/JAZZ You’re never too old to learn to tap dance! Learn tap technique and make new friends in this beginner adult dance class that starts with jazzercize warm-ups. Wear comfortable clothes (no jeans). Although tap shoes are highly recommended, you’re welcome to try the first session with hard shoes. Registration deadline is Jan. 25. Minimum of 5 participants; maximum of 12. $46 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Wednesdays, Feb. 1-Mar. 7 7:30-8:30PM 18+ MCGC 4696 7 2012 KATHY NEFF RACE for the STARS MEMORIAL RUN and FUN RUN We welcome all participants to the 2012 Kathy Neff Race for the Stars Memorial Run and Fun Run! This race will take place on Sat., May 12, at Auburn Elementary School in Riner. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The entry fee for the 5K is $20 if pre-registered by May 12 and $25 on race day. The entry fee for the 1 Mile Fun Run is $7 if pre-registered by May 12 and $10 on race day. Race T-shirts will be provided for those participants registered by Mon., April 25. DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE May 12 (5K) 9AM AES 4878 May 12 (Fun Run) 10AM AES 4879 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Feb. 25-March 17 (Saturdays) Make-up dates March 24 & 31 1-3PM 8+ see above 4880 Feb. 27-March 19 (Mondays) Make-up dates March 26 & April 2 4-6PM 8+ see above 4881 April 16-May 7 (Mondays) Make-up dates May 14 & 21 4:306:30PM 8+ see above 4882 April 11-May 2 (Wednesdays) Make-up dates May 9 & 16 4:306:30PM 8+ see above 4883 community fitness HORSEBACK RIDING - Beginner walk/trot This course is for beginner riders and has an emphasis on safety, grooming, tacking up and caring for mount post-workout. This course includes flat work at the walk and trot, ground poles, games and trail riding to develop a basic, balanced position. Four sessions to be held over 6 dates; classes will be cancelled if wind chill is below 40 degrees and/or rain is likely. Additional sessions will be scheduled if weather is not cooperative. Due to the size of available mounts, we can accommodate one rider per session in the 175-200 lb. range and an additional two in the 150-175 lb. range. Minimum of 2 participants; maximum of 4. Classes will be held at 2815 Wild Turkey Run in Christiansburg. $105 per session 8 Unless otherwise noted, all programs with a course number in this section have a registration deadline of one week prior to their start date. adults - just for the fun of it! STAINED GLASS CLASS Artists from Glass Odyssey will teach you the technique of making stained glass using the copper foil method. Complete a 12- to 14-inch panel to hang in your window. No hidden costs; all tools and materials provided. You must come to the shop ahead of time to choose your design and glass colors. Shop hours: Tues.-Friday, 10AM-6PM, Sat., 10AM-2PM. $80 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Session 1 Saturdays, Feb. 4-March 3 6-8:30PM 18+ GO 4872 Session 2 Saturdays, Mar. 17-April 14 6-8:30PM 18+ GO 4874 Session 3 Saturdays, April 28-May 26 6-8:30PM 18+ GO 4876 Session 4 Saturdays, June 2-30 6-8:30PM 18+ GO 4877 BOB ROSS - JOY of PAINTING Enjoy the experience of painting while learning simple techniques to paint mountains, seascapes, cabins, barns and lakes. At each session you will have a completed painting. The instructor will go through a step-by-step process and assist each participant individually. All materials are provided; just sign up and learn! Children under the age of 10 are to be accompanied by an adult. $50 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Session 1 Friday, Jan. 27 6-9PM 18+ MCPAC 4821 Session 2 Friday, Feb. 24 6-9PM 18+ MCPAC 4822 Session 3 Friday, March 30 6-9PM 18+ MCPAC 4823 Session 4 Friday, April 27 6-9PM 18+ MCPAC 4824 Session 5 Friday, May 25 6-9PM 18+ MCPAC 4825 9 Unless otherwise noted, all programs with a course number in this section have a registration deadline of one week prior to their start date. DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Saturdays April 7, 14, 21 10AM-12PM MCPAC 4884 A FAMILY THAT GARDENS TOGETHER, GROWS TOGETHER Let the pros with Virginia Cooperative Exension teach you some of the secrets to starting and harvesting a successful garden with this two-night workshop. You will learn about soil fertility, site selection, vegetable varieties and more techniques to help your family start a garden, maintain it and get the best use of its harvest. Enjoy the fruits of your labor all year long with safe food preservation. Children ages 9 to 19 are also encouraged to participate in this family project. 4-H will provide a concurrent mini-garden program and project for children. Prize money will be awarded to children with the best mini-garden projects. Another workshop will be offered in the summer to address garden problems like insects and disease; it will also include hands-on canning and food prep activities. This program will be advertised in the summer brochure. $30 per family DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Mondays, Feb. 20 & March 5 6:30-8:30PM MCGC 4915 MAKE YOUR OWN BATH and BEAUTY PRODUCTS Are you tired of spending hundreds of dollars per year buying those expensive bath and beauty products? Let us show you how to make your own for a thrifty price and the satisfaction of saying, â€œI made that!â€? The focus of this class will be on shampoos, bath soap and lotion. $30 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., April 21 10AM MCGC 4885 WINE GLASS ETCHING CLASS Learn how to use etching cream and make personalized glassware. You will be given a piece of glass to practice design techniques with and then you will personalize two wine glasses that you can take home after the class. $32 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., Feb. 25 12PM MCGC 4886 adults - just for the fun of it! DUTCH OVEN COOKING WORKSHOP This three-part series will showcase the history and fun associated with Dutch oven cooking. We will cover all aspects of the Dutch oven including history, seasoning and cleaning, meals and cooking techniques. The final session will involve making a part of a meal that all participants will enjoy together. Participants who wish to provide their own equipment will be charged $25; those who need a Dutch oven and utensils provided will be charged $80, you get to keep the Dutch oven and utensils after the class is over virginia techniques training 10 Unless otherwise noted, all programs with a course number in this section have a registration deadline of one week prior to their start date. VIRGINIA TECHNIQUES TRAINING COURSES and CENTER Virginia Techniques is a certified Gymnastics Teaching Organization and is offering a special to those who register for monthly sessions through Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. The center is located at 1550 Roanoke St., Suite C, Christiansburg. It includes an in-ground trampoline, foam pit, multipurpose/party room and more! No family membership fee is required if signing up through Parks and Rec; however, only limited classes are available (listed in this section). Families can become members of VA Techniques Gymnastics to have their choice of all available class times. Families must complete a VTGI registration form and liability waiver. BOUNCING BUNNIES This class provides parents and older toddlers an introduction to general gymnastics skills with an emphasis on patterns, exploration, courage and confidence. Students will be introduced to general gymnastics equipment and skills while working with their parents under the supervision of our trained coaches. $54 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Feb. (Thursdays) 10-10:50AM 2+ Va. T 4887 March (Thursdays) 10-10:50AM 2+ Va. T 4888 April (Thursdays) 10-10:50AM 2+ Va. T 4889 May (Thursdays) 10-10:50AM 2+ Va. T 4890 GALLOPING GATORS This class will introduce beginning level gymnastics skills, flexibility, coordination, balance and strength through safe gymnastics progressions. Gymnasts will use balance beams, bars, vault, spring floor and trampoline. We will also use music, games and coloring sheets to teach some of the skills and discipline necessary for entering kindergarten. $54 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Feb. (Wednesdays) 4:30-5:20PM 3-5 Va. T 4891 March (Wednesdays) 4:30-5:20PM 3-5 Va. T 4892 April (Wednesdays) 4:30-5:20PM 3-5 Va. T 4893 May (Wednesdays) 4:30-5:20PM 3-5 Va. T 4894 Unless otherwise noted, all programs with a course number in this section have a registration deadline of one week prior to their start date. 11 LEAPING LIZARDS Leaping Lizards will teach beginner to intermediate gymnastics on vault, bars, beam, floor and trampoline, as well as dance. Gymnasts should expect to learn rolls, cartwheels, handstands and walkover on the floor; hip circles, casting and strength on the bars; squat and straddle-ons onto the vaulting table or pyramid and walks, kicks, turns and rolls on the beam. $59 TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Feb. (Fridays) 5:30-6:30PM K-2nd grade Va. T 4895 March (Fridays) 5:30-6:30PM K-2nd grade Va. T 4896 April (Fridays) 5:30-6:30PM K-2nd grade Va. T 4897 May (Fridays) 5:30-6:30PM K-2nd grade Va. T 4898 KARTWHEELING KOALAS Kartwheeling Koalas will teach beginner to intermediate gymnastics on vault, bars, beam, floor and trampoline, as well as dance. Gymnasts should expect to learn rolls, cartwheels, handstands and walkover on the floor; hip circles, casting and strength on the bars; squat and straddle-ons onto the vaulting table or pyramid and walks, kicks, turns and rolls on the beam. $59 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Feb. (Mondays) 4:30-5:30PM 3rd-5th grade Va. T 4899 March (Mondays) 4:30-5:30PM 3rd-5th grade Va. T 4900 April (Mondays) 4:30-5:30PM 3rd-5th grade Va. T 4901 May (Mondays) 4:30-5:30PM 3rd-5th grade Va. T 4902 TUMBLING TIGERS This class includes instruction in vault, bars, floor, rings, parallel bars, mushroom and trampoline. Skills to be taught: balance, coordination, agility, flexibility and strength; rolls, handstands and handsprings on the floor; squats and handsprings over the vault; hip circles, swings and casting on low and high bar and jumps, rolls and handsprings on the trampoline. $59 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Feb. (Tuesdays) 6:30-7:30PM boys 1st grade+ Va. T 4903 March (Tuesdays) 6:30-7:30PM boys 1st grade+ Va. T 4904 April (Tuesdays) 6:30-7:30PM boys 1st grade+ Va. T 4905 May (Tuesdays) 6:30-7:30PM boys 1st grade+ Va. T 4906 virginia techniques training DATES 12 Unless otherwise noted, all programs with a course number in this section have a registration deadline of one week prior to their start date. virginia techniques training TUMBLING and TRAMPOLINE, JR. This class uses our 30-foot tumbling trampoline and 40-foot rod floor to work on basic to advanced tumbling skills. These skills include round-offs, standing back handsprings and advanced running tumbling. This class is great for gymnasts that donâ€™t want to use all apparatus and cheerleaders who want to concentrate just on their tumbling. $59 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Feb. (Mondays) 6:30-7:30PM 1st grade+ Va. T 4907 March (Mondays) 6:30-7:30PM 1st grade+ Va. T 4908 April (Mondays) 6:30-7:30PM 1st grade+ Va. T 4909 May (Mondays) 6:30-7:30PM 1st grade+ Va. T 4910 TUMBLING and TRAMPOLINE, SR. This class uses our 30-foot tumbling trampoline and 40-foot rod floor to work on basic to advanced tumbling skills. These skills include round-offs, standing back handsprings and advanced running tumbling. This class is great for gymnasts that donâ€™t want to use all apparatus and cheerleaders who want to concentrate just on their tumbling. $59 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Feb. (Mondays) 6:30-7:30PM 6th grade+ Va. T 4911 March (Mondays) 6:30-7:30PM 6th grade+ Va. T 4912 April (Mondays) 6:30-7:30PM 6th grade+ Va. T 4913 May (Mondays) 6:30-7:30PM 6th grade+ Va. T 4914 Unless otherwise noted, all programs with a course number in this section have a registration deadline of one week prior to their start date. All classes will be held at Attimo Winery, 4025 Childress Rd., Christiansburg.For wine classes: participants must be 21 years old and have a valid ID. 13 INTRODUCTION to WINE This class will teach you how to prepare wine, conduct the serving ceremony, what to look for in a glass of wine and how to identify it using your senses. We will cover the differences in white and red wines and learn about components in wine, how to age and store wine. We will explore the world’s grapes and international varieties of wine and cover the basics of wine pairing. $70, includes instructions, food and wine DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Mondays, March 5 & 12 6-8PM Attimo Winery 4916 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Mondays, April 16 & 23 6-8PM Attimo Winery 4917 INTRODUCTION to CHEESE MAKING If you like fresh, homemade Mozzarella and Ricotta cheese, try this class! There is a world of difference between the packaged cheese you buy in the store and the cheese you make yourself. In this class you will be provided with everything you need to make these two types of cheeses. $35, includes all handouts, materials, recipes, ingredients and lunch snacks DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., March 10 9AM-1PM Attimo Winery 4918 INTERMEDIATE CHEESE MAKING Learn how to make soft and aged cheeses! This class requires about four hours in the first session and then follows up (depending on the cheeses) at least two or three sessions for about an hour (up to one day to a month later) to check and update the cheese process. You must have completed the Introduction to Cheese Making class as a pre-requisite. $50, includes all handouts, materials, recipes, ingredients and lunch snacks DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., March 31 & Sun., April 1 8AM-12PM Attimo Winery 4919 wine courses COOKING with WINE If you’ve experienced wine and food and you understand what is meant by the perfect pairing, then you understand how magical it can be! In this course, you’ll learn the strategies used by sommeliers and other experts to maximize food and wine pairings. A component tasting will help you learn to identify interactions as well as your favorite combinations. This is a two-week session that runs in a series: Session 1 - wine body, weight components, balance and how wine and food affect each other, Session 2 - pairing strategies, tasting wine and food components. In both sessions you will be tasting food and wine. $70, includes handouts, pairing guide, food and wine 14 CUSTOMIZED GROUP ADVENTURE TRIPS Let us arrange an adventure for your work, church or other social group right here in your backyard! Activities include whitewater rafting, paintball and rope courses. Give us a call at 382-6975 to get started. DISC GOLF COURSE We have an 18-hole disc golf course for you to enjoy that includes wooded fairways and a variety of elevation gains. The course is free to play; we just ask that you take out what you bring in. If you have questions or would like to pick up a scorecard, stop by the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., or call 382-6975. You can also download a scorecard at MontgomeryCountyVA.gov/parks. outdoor recreation SPRING ROCK CLIMBING This introductory course will teach you about safety, the use and care of equipment and climbing techniques in beautiful Bozoo, WV! Pack your lunch and spend the day. Although this is an intro course, it can be customized to fit your needs and skill level. Registration deadline: April 15. $30, includes instruction, equipment and transportation DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Sun., April 22 9AM-5PM 18+ Bozoo, WV 4816 BEGINNER KAYAKING INSTRUCTION WEEKEND Day One - After we get you acquainted with your kayak and gear, we will get to work to help you feel in control of your boat. The first day will take place in calm, user-friendly water. We will practice getting in and out of the boat and focus on balance, body mechanics, strokes, turns and leans. Learning to ‘wet exit’ and practicing the ‘Eskimo rescue’ will help you find a comfort zone in your kayak even when you’re upside down! Day Two - We start putting the basics we learned on Day One to work on a scenic 8.5 mile, Class II section of the New River. We’ll review your paddling skills and introduce new ones that will allow you to maneuver your kayak more efficiently. You’ll use the river to focus on the dynamics of current, peel-outs, eddy turns, steering and balance and bracing in current. Registration deadline: May 11. $70, includes all equipment, instruction and transporation DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Sat. & Sun., May 19 & 20 9AM-5PM 11+ NR 4817 KIDS in KAYAKS This class will introduce children to the sport of kayaking and will focus on teaching them the parts of a kayak, equipment, floating in their life jacket (or PFD), getting in and out of the kayak and practicing paddle strokes. Don’t worry - there will be lots of fun and games, too! Classes will be held at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. No spray skirts will be used to help your child feel more comfortable in and around the water. Registration deadline is one week prior to class. $20 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Mon., Feb. 6 6-7:30PM 7-11 CAC 4920 Wed., March 21 6-7:30PM 7-11 CAC 4921 LEARN to SKI and BOARD! Parks and Rec has teamed up with Winterplace Ski Resort to offer some great skiing and boarding opportunities this winter at an incredible price! You get five Sundays of skiing or boarding with 90 minutes of instruction each time you visit, along with all equipment (including shaped skis and topof-the-line snowboards). If you would like to ski in March and have used all your dates with this package, you can get equipment, lift ticket and skis for only $20.40 by presenting your card. Registration deadline: Jan. 15. $125 for skiing, includes equipment rental, 90-minute instruction and lift tickets for all five weeks; $190 for snowboarding, includes board and boot rental, 90-minute instruction and lift tickets for all five weeks DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sun., Jan. 22 - end of season 3-10PM Winterplace 4670 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., Feb. 10 4-11PM Winterplace 4818 WINTER CAVING When itâ€™s too cold to go outside and play, why not go underground where it is much warmer and have some fun! Follow us to discover a new world in a cave. Bring some food for a light picnic inside the cave and some clean clothes for a change after the trip. Minimum participants - 5; maximum participants - 8. $30 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Sat., Feb. 18 9AM-3PM 10+ Giles County 4845 Thurs., March 15 5-9PM 10+ Giles County 4847 outdoor recreation LETâ€™S GO SNOWTUBING! Ride the largest snowtubing park in West Virginia at Winterplace! Join us for a Friday evening of family fun. The snowtubing park has 16 lanes, 5 tubing lifts and 600 snowtubes. Sip hot chocolate and take a break in front of the huge, natural stone fireplace. The lodge offers a variety of sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and more. Participants must be 44-inches in height to tube. Adult supervision required for ages 9 and under. Meet at Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg. Registration deadline: Feb. 4. $38 15 SENIOR DUTCH OVEN BREAKFAST on the WATER Start our the day with a Dutch oven cooked meal and a relaxing float on the calm waters of Claytor Lake! We will provide a guide and all the rafting equipment for a wonderful outing on the water. This is a great opportunity for wildlife photography in the early morning light before boats, planes and automobiles scare off all the critters. Registration deadline: May 14. $30 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Mon., May 21 6-11AM 50+ Claytor Lake 4819 15 16 NOVICE DOG CLASS Does your dog think his name is “NO!” or maybe “OFF!” Then this is the class you and your dog need! Some of the exercises to be covered include: not jumping up, sit, down, come when called and walking on a loose leash. Owners will gain an understanding of how dogs learn and how to establish a stronger positive relationship with their pet. Do not bring your dog to the first class meeting. $65 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Tuesdays, April 24-June 5 6:30-7:30PM MCPAC 4820 outdoor recreation BASIC PISTOL/NRA CERTIFICATION Co-sponsored by the Shawnee Shooting Sports Club (SSSC), the National Rifle Association (NRA) Basic Pistol Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and shooting a pistol safely. Through this course, students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals and pistol shooting activities. The Basic Course will also help prepare the student for other NRA courses. Students will spend six hours in the MCPAC classroom (three hours each on Friday evening and Saturday morning) and at least three hours on the SSSC’s range on Saturday afternoon. The SSSC will provide safety equipment, firearms and ammunition for the course. Students will be allowed to bring firearms to the range for practice after the course range exercise is completed. This course meets the requirement for Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit. Minimum - 6 participants; maximum - 20. Registration deadline two weeks before class. For information, contact SSSC Training Officer Bob Barnes, 953-0003 or email@example.com. 16 DATES Session I May 18 May 19 Session II Sept. 14 Sept. 15 TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE 18+ MCPAC 4826 18+ MCPAC 4827 6:30-9:30PM, classroom 9AM-12PM, classroom 12-4PM, range time 6:30-9:30PM, classroom 9AM-12PM, classroom 12-4PM, range time TREETOP CANOPY TOUR Ever wanted to fly like a bird? Now is your chance with Parks and Rec and Ace Adventure Resort! This treetop canopy tour will take you along the rim of the New River Gorge in West Virginia on 9 different zip lines. Some of the zips are as high as 100 feet in the air and 800 feet in length, reaching speeds of 40 mph! This year Ace has added dual zips so you can experience the thrill of flight with your significant other or friend. Dinner will be on your own at a quick stop on the way home. Minimum weight - 70 lbs.; maximum weight - 290 lbs. Registration deadline: April 2. $120 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sun., April 15 9:15AM-7PM Oak Hill, WV 4830 WE’RE on FACEBOOK! ‘Like’ us and keep up-to-date with news, announcements, deadlines and photos from the athletics department! Search for Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Athletics! CHRISTIANSBURG SOCCER CLUB The Christiansburg Soccer Club (CSC) strives to provide recreational and competitive soccer at reasonable cost for the New River Valley. CSC is the top soccer provider in Christiansburg, Riner, Shawsville and Elliston. The CSC features reduced registration fees, no games before 9AM and a doubleheader jamboree day for the kids. For more information on the CSC, call 392-1183 or visit www.csoccer.org. 17 NEW RIVER VALLEY LACROSSE CLUB The New River Valley Lacrosse Club’s (NRVLC) mission is to bring the community together in sport by providing opportunities for area youth to participate as members of lacrosse teams. NRVLC currently fields the following teams in Montgomery County: varsity boys, varsity girls, junior varsity boys, junior varsity/middle school girls, middle school boys and 4th and 5th grade boys. NRVLC also offers various clinics and camps for all ages. To learn more about programs and happenings with lacrosse, visit www.nrvlc.org. DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Weeknights, TBA 6-7PM 3-5 Auburn - AES2 4831 Weeknights, TBA 6-7PM 3-5 East Mont - SES1 4832 MCPR CO-REC TEEBALL Teeball is a timeless classic; the sport develops primary skills of hitting, running, fielding and throwing. Teeball players will gain an understanding of the fundamental rules of baseball and softball. Participants’ age as of May 1 will determine division placement. Season starts in April and runs through early June. Registration deadline: Fri., March 16. $35 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE TBA TBA 5-6 Auburn - MMP 4833 TBA TBA 5-6 East Mont - EMES 4834 TBA TBA 5-6 Prices Fork - PFES 4835 athletics START SMART BASEBALL This program teaches basic motor skills necessary to play organized teeball, baseball and softball while participants work one-on-one with their parents. The program focuses on throwing, catching, batting, running and agility without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Course will have five sessions during April and May. Registration deadline: Fri., March 16. $35 18 MCPR COACH-PITCH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL These two programs stress individual skill development and game understanding in a relaxed, recreational atmosphere. Coach-Pitch consists of teams from area New River Valley recreation departments to form a true baseball/softball league. Participants’ age as of May 1 will determine division placement. Season starts in April and runs through June. Registration deadline: Fri., March 16. $35 Coach-Pitch Baseball DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE TBA TBA TBA Auburn - PC 4836 TBA East Mont - EMES 4837 TBA TBA Prices Fork - PFES 4838 athletics Coach-Pitch Softball DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE TBA TBA Auburn - AES 4839 TBA TBA East Mont - EMES 4840 TBA TBA Prices Fork - PFES 4841 DIXIE LEAGUE BASEBALL Dixie Youth Baseball’s goal is to promote the development of strong character, the right attitude, a sense of responsibility and citizenship in youngsters. Players will learn the game of baseball and compete in a league with area parks and recreation departments. Games will be played during the week and on weekends. Age as of May 1 determines league division; practices start end of March/early April. Registration deadline: Fri., March 16. Registrations must be made on time to ensure league eligibility requirements. $45 Dixie Youth AAA Baseball DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE TBA TBA 9-10 Auburn - PC 4842 TBA TBA 9-10 East Mont - SES1 4843 Dixie Youth Ozone Baseball DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE TBA TBA TBA TBA 11-12 Auburn - MMP 4844 11-12 East Mont - SES1 4846 DIXIE BOYS BASEBALL Teams will play home games locally with some at Harkrader Sports Complex in Christiansburg. New River Valley All-Star Teams will be comprised of players from Auburn, East Mont, Christiansburg, Blacksburg and Radford. Christiansburg Parks and Recreation is hosting the World Series this year; this is an excellent opportunity to be part of that experience! Age as of May 1 determines official league age. Registration deadline: Fri., March 16. $45 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE TBA TBA 13-14 AHS/HSC 4848 TBA TBA 13-14 AHS/HSC 4849 DIXIE LEAGUE SOFTBALL This softball program will teach young ladies the fundamentals of pitching, batting, throwing and fielding. Locally our teams will compete with area parks and rec departments; games will be played during the week and on weekends. Age as of January 1 determines league division. Practices start end of March/early April. Registration deadline: Fri., March 16. Registrations must be made on time to ensure league eligibility requirements. $45 19 Dixie Angels Softball DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE TBA TBA TBA TBA 9-10 Auburn - AES2 4850 9-10 East Mont - SES2 4851 Dixie Ponytails Softball DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE TBA TBA TBA TBA 11-12 Auburn - AES2 4852 11-12 East Mont - SES2 4853 Dixie Belles Softball TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE TBA TBA 13-15 Auburn - AHS 4854 TBA TBA 13-15 East Mont - EMHS 4855 DIDINGER SOFTBALL PITCHING CLINIC Tom Didinger - former Auburn High School (AHS) pitching coach and certified instructor - and Heather Didinger - former AHS pitcher who still holds all pitching records there - invite girls to attend their first annual pitching clinic! The clinic teaches the Worth Club K Powerline pitching techniques that focus on correct mechanics and fundamentals of pitching. Registration deadline: Fri., March 16. $25 DATES TIME AGES LOCATION COURSE Sat., March 24 (rain date - March 31) 1-5PM 9-10 AES 4856 Sun., March 25 (rain date - April 1) 1-5PM 11-12 AES 4857 2012 MONTGOMERY COUNTY ALL-STARS All-Star teams from each age group (9-15) will be selected by league coaches following the regular season to represent Montgomery County in all-star play! The twelve best players from eligible teams from Auburn and East Mont will make up the all-star team. To be eligible, you must have registered on time, be available to practice and participate in the entire post-season tournament (this includes two weeks of practice prior to the tournament) and have demonstrated good sportsmanship throughout the regular season. Check our website MontgomeryCountyVA.gov/parks - for your all-star information, including past tournament write-ups and 2012 all-star tournament locations as they become confirmed. CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL CLINIC This clinic will be conducted at Motor Mile Park and is sponsored by Chevy and Shelor Motor Mile. Come learn new skills from the expert staff at Ripken Baseball! The staff - made up of former pro and college league players - travels the country during the spring and summer putting on camps everywhere they go. The camp is from 9AM to 12PM and is absolutely FREE and open to all boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Check our website or Facebook site for the official date of the 2012 clinic! athletics DATES thank you! 20 THANK YOU to all FALL SPORTS COACHES! A big THANK YOU goes out to the following head coaches from the past youth football, youth cheerleading and fall ball sports season: John Clarke, Claude Miles, John Franklin, Bill Ford, Greg Honaker and Carl East for coaching our football teams; Kim Martin, Alexa Gibson, Tayna Phillips, Cassidy Early, Angie Trump and Andrea Weddle for coaching cheerleading; Tim Quesenberry, Jason Lawrence, Rick Boyd and Donnie Yerg for coaching fall ball and a special thank you to all the assistant coaches and team moms for all that you do - your support is greatly appreciated! THANK YOU to 2011 MONTGOMERY COUNTY CORPORATE ALL-STARS SPONSORS! Tech Sportsplex, Riner Animal Hospital, Wades Foods, Pizza Inn, Woodmen of the World, Collision Plus, Play it Again Sports and Shelor Motor Mile! CORPORATE ALL-STARS - SPONSOR A TEAM Our recreation department is always seeking alternative ways to offset costs associated with youth sports. With your company’s help we can: keep our programs affordable by continuing to offer a scholarship program insuring all kids can go play; make much-needed improvements to facilities and provide equipment. Last season we offered 10 leagues for boys and girls ages 3 to 15. We featured a total of 34 teams, giving 450 children the opportunity to go play! This season we look to go further; to reach more children. This is where your company sponsorship is needed. Youth sports are a vital part of any community and we ask you to join our corporate team! Sponsorship options are listed below: ROOKIE LEAGUE - $100 - Our rookie package thanks you as a sponsor in our brochure that is published three times per year, reaching about 7,500 people each time. It will also recognize your business as a sponsor on the Athletics page of our website, www.MontgomeryCountyVA.gov/parks. MINOR LEAGUE - $200 - This package offers all the benefits in our rookie package along with having your company name on the back of one of our team’s jerseys. Our teams represent Auburn, Prices Fork and Eastern Montgomery school areas and you get your choice of which team you’d like. Our teams play throughout the NRV and will be seen in all surrounding counties. MAJOR LEAGUE - $300 - Major league offers all benefits of the rookie package along with a banner at our newest ballpark, Motor Mile Park (located just off Exit 109 on Tyler Avenue). Motor Mile Park is starting its third season as an official Dixie League youth field. It annually hosts over 100 local league games (baseball and softball), the Cal Ripken Youth Baseball Clinic, Dixie League district tournaments and various travel league tournaments. Your company banner will be located on the fencing closest to Interstate-81 and will be visible from Tyler Avenue. ALL-STARS - $500 - Our All-Star package includes benefits from all three packages - the advertising, team jerseys and the banner - and save you $100! Please take this opportunity to join our corporate team by calling 382-6975 by Fri., March 2! UNDEFEATED! A special congrats to the Eastern Montgomery Mite Football team and to the Auburn Senior Football team on posting perfect 8-0 undefeated records this past season! Way to go, boys! Keep up the good work! The following programs are co-sponsored by Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford Parks and Recreation departments 21 NRV SENIOR OLYMPIC GAMES Blacksburg Parks and Recreation serves as host for a favorite annual event for those 50 and above! Participate - or just watch - in events including shuffleboard, badminton, golf, bowling, horseshoes, cards, bocce ball and much more. Events held April 22 to 27. Registration forms and more details will be available in early February. For additional information, contact your local Parks and Rec department or call 9611134. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Join us as we celebrate birthdays for the months of Dec. through Feb. Your birthday does not have to fall in these months to come out and celebrate those who do! Games, music, snacks and birthday cake - yum! Registration deadline: Jan. 17. $3 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Tues., Jan. 24 1PM CRC 4922 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Mon., Jan. 30 10AM CRC 4923 VALENTINES for VETS Spend some time with others at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) office to make Valentines for Vets to be delivered to the Salem Veterans Hospital. Supplies provided, but youâ€™re welcome to bring paper, stickers, doilies and other supplies you may have on hand. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Tues., Jan. 31 1PM RSVP 4924 active adults GAME DAY Get your game on and practice for the upcoming NRV Senior Olympic Games! Come out for a great morning to socialize and participate in fun competition with shuffleboard, billiards, pickleball, Wii bowling, cards and board games. Lunch provided. Registration deadline: Jan. 23. $3 SAVVY SAVING SENIORS This workshop will provide you with money management tips and tricks to empower you to become a Savvy Saving Senior! Learn the Top 10 Budget Busters to Avoid, take a Money Personality Quiz and discuss things you should consider in developing a monthly budget. Registration deadline: Feb. 14. Program sponsored by the Christiansburg/Montgomery County TRIAD Council and Bank of America. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Tues., Feb. 21 11AM CRC 4925 LUNCHTIME BINGO Help chase away winter blues with this popular game and a tasty lunch! Please bring $2 in quarters for Bingo prizes. Transportation will depart from the Government Center at noon and return at 3:30PM. Registration deadline: Feb. 15. $3 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Wed., Feb. 22 12:30PM BSC 4926 25 22 CELEBRATE LEAP YEAR Everyone wishes for more time and once, every four years, this wish comes true! Come spend this extra day in celebration with refreshments, games and bingo. Bring $2 in quarters for Bingo prizes. Registration deadline: Feb. 22. $3 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Wed., Feb. 29 11AM CRC 4927 RADFORD UNIVERSITY HEALTH FAIR Participate in the annual health fair sponsored by Radford University. For additional information, call Tammy Caldwell with Christiansburg Parks and Rec at 382-2349. Registration deadline: March 8. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., March 1 10AM CRC 4928 active adults ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION Come dressed in green and join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food and Bingo! Registration deadline: March 9. $3 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., March 16 11AM CRC 4929 VARIETY SHOW FUNDRAISER Do you play an instrument, dance, sing, read poetry or have some other talent? If so, participate in the TRIAD County Variety Talent Show! This fundraising event sponsored by the Christiansburg/Montgomery County TRIAD Council will help generate funds to provide outreach programs for the senior population of our area. Registration forms can be obtained at your local rec department. Registration deadline: March 9. $5, includes lunch DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Wed., March 21 11AM CRC 4931 SPAGHETTI WESTERN DAY Join us for our annual spaghetti western day by dressing up in your best western attire. Prizes will be given to the best outfit. Bingo will follow lunch; for those interested in playing, please bring $2 in quarters for Bingo prizes. Registration deadline: March 20. $3 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Tues., March 27 11AM CRC 4932 EASTER PARADE Step back in time and watch the Easter Parade with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, a 103-minute musical film first aired in 1942. Bring your appetites - we will serve ham sandwiches with cheese and buttered popcorn as you sit back and enjoy the movie. Registration deadline: March 22. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., March 29 12PM RPR 4933 23 EASTER BREAKFAST Join in the fellowship and celebrate Easter at the annual breakfast followed by an inspirational message. For those who are interested, we will have Bingo afterward. Registration deadline: March 30. $3 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., April 6 8:45AM CRC 4934 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Mon., May 7 11:30AM BSC 4935 TRIAD SENIOR CARE FAIR You will have an opportunity to visit exhibitors providing information on local agencies, businesses and organizations who provide services to seniors. Pick up safety information, free giveaways, register for doorprize drawings, enjoy light refreshments and participate in seminars focusing on crime prevention and senior safety. This program is for seniors and those interested in issues involving senior citizens. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Tues., May 15 8:30AM-12PM CRC 4936 TRIAD S.A.L.T. COUNCIL The Christiansburg/Montgomery County Council is seeking active adults 50-plus to become involved in helping their community and neighbors by participating in bringing awareness, education and input about concerns involving the senior population. TRIAD is a council of seniors and law enforcement working together to develop and implement programs and services to reduce criminal victimization of older citizens and improve their quality of life. If you are interested in serving on the council, contact Tammy at Christiansburg Parks and Rec, 382-2349, or Kemvia at Montgomery County Parks and Rec, 382-6975. active adults STORYTELLING Dr. Sunshine will share storytelling and readings related to his most recent book following brunch. Lifeâ€™s Moments - from the Hawaiian Islands to the Appalachian Mountains is 42 short stories of humor. Transportation will depart from the Government Center at 11AM and return at 3:30PM. Registration deadline: May 1. FREE 24 Meadowbrook Community Center The following programs are co-sponsored by Montgomery County and Radford Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Meadowbrook Library and Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation HOW TO BEAT the WINTER BLUES This fun afternoon will feature games and tips on how to beat the winter blues. Laughter is invigorating, it recharges your battery and it’s good for your mood, immune system, brain and overall health! Amy Epperley with Carilion NRV Medical Center will host this afternoon and teach you how to train your brain to be positive. Registration deadline: Jan. 18. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., Jan. 19 2PM MCC 4937 active adults HEARTY, HEALTHY WINTER SOUPS There is nothing that can cheer you up and warm your soul on a cold, winter day like a hearty bowl of soup! You will learn new ways to make soups with grains and beans that are sure to satisfy. You’ll have the opportunity to sample a couple tasty recipes. Registration deadline: Jan. 24. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Tues., Jan. 31 5:30PM ML 4938 VALENTINE CHOCOLATES Explore the history of chocolate and discover the many kinds of this tasty treat with Melissa Pilkington of New River Gourmet! Registration deadline: Feb. 2. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., Feb. 9 6:30PM ML 4939 CANDY BAR BINGO Bingo - with a chocolate twist! each participant brings two wrapped, full-sized candy bars to be placed in the prize pool. They will also bring one chocolate confection to share. Registration deadline: Feb. 13. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., Feb. 16 2PM MCC 4940 The following programs are co-sponsored by Montgomery County and Radford Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Meadowbrook Library and Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation 25 NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS Parkinson’s is a disorder that affects nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. People with Parkinson’s often experience trembling, muscle rigidity, difficulty walking and problems with balance and coordination. Join Amy Epperley with Carilion NRV Medical Center to learn more about Parkinson’s and Essential Tremors and what you can do to help improve these conditions with diet and exercise. A potluck lunch will follow; bring a dish to share. Registration deadline: March 12. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., March 15 11AM MCC 4941 HEARING CLINIC Dr. Lauren Smith, Audiologist, will discuss gradual hearing loss, types of hearing aids, how hearing aid fittings are performed and answer questions you might have on hearing loss. Graduate students in the Speech-Language department at Radford University will provide hearing screenings for registered participants. A potluck lunch will precede program; bring a dish to share. Registration deadline: April 16. FREE TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., April 19 12PM MCC 4942 MOTHERS DAY PAMPERING Enjoy a fun, relaxing afternoon of pampering for mothers only! Amy Shea of EastMont Massage will give hand massages and you can get your nails pampered as well. Light refreshments will be served. Registration deadline: April 27. FREE DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., May 5 2PM ML 4943 TROPICAL LUAU Celebrate springtime and take in a fun evening of games and an opportunity to sample refreshing tropical beverages and snacks. Join in the fun with a limbo contest and a chance to win a prize. FREE, for all ages DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Tues., May 22 6PM ML 4944 active adults DATES tours & excursions 26 TOUR POLICIES • Deadline is set to secure tickets. If minimum number of participants is not met, tour will be cancelled. • Wait list: if tour is full at time of inquiry, request will be placed on waiting list; if vacancy becomes available, participant will be notified and given seven days to submit fee. • Refund: for a full refund, cancellations must be made prior to registration deadline, unless a substitute is provided or cancellation can be filled from wait list participants. Refunds are automatic when tours are cancelled. • We reserve the right to have program flexibility. • Incelement weather policy: in the event Montgomery County Schools are two or more hours late or closed, or if inclement weather is forecast during designated program hours, tour will be cancelled. • New pick-up location: Christiansburg, Montgomery County Government Center (MCGC) - take Reading Road to fourth parking lot on right. • Registration begins Tues., Jan. 17 at 8:30AM AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY From Blackfriar’s Playhouse in Staunton, the Shakespeare Company on tour brings to the stage at Olin Theater in Salem serious passion in “The Winter’s Tale.” This play is a rollercoaster ride from romance to tragedy to comedy and finally to a place of beauty. Dinner on your own at Mac and Bob’s preceding production. Registration deadline: Jan. 19. $20 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Wed., Jan. 25 4:15-10:30PM 4:45-11PM Gables MCGC 4945 OUT and ABOUT Let’s get out and explore the winter white sales at Kohl’s and Valley View Mall. Enjoy breakfast at The Roanoker Restaurant featuring southern-style comfort foods. Registration deadline: Jan. 24. $10 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., Jan. 27 9AM-3PM 9:30AM-3:30PM Gables MCGC 4946 CATS Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most purr-fect musical comes to the Wohlfahrt Haus Theatre. This Tony award winning production based on T.S. Elliot’s collection of poems all about felines features dynamic dancing, fantastical costumes and makeup. Lunch precedes production. Registration deadline: Feb. 1. $49 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., Feb. 9 11:15AM-6PM 11:45AM-5:30PM Gables MCGC 4947 STEPHEN FREEMAN Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening performance at the Wohlfahrt Haus Theatre featuring Elvis tribute artist Stephen Freeman. Enjoy Elvis’ most popular songs, ballads and greatest hits. Dinner precedes production. Registration deadline: Feb. 3. $49 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Tues., Feb. 14 5-11PM 5:30-10:30PM Gables MCGC 4948 THE EMBERS This fun evening will feature beach music by The Embers. Participants to purchase own $20 admission ticket; food and beverages available for purchase on site. Registration deadline: Feb. 1. $39, includes admission DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., Feb. 17 4-11PM 4:30-10:30PM Gables MCGC 4949 27 THE MAGIC of SIMON & GARFUNKEL A tribute to the music of Simon & Garfunkel at the Lincoln Theater will feature the warm baritone of A.J. Swearington, the soaring tenor of Jonathan Beedles and an acoustic guitar accompaniment. Dinner on your own preceding production at Bob Evan’s Restaurant. Registration deadline: Feb. 1. $40 TIME LOCATION COURSE 2:30-11:30PM 3-11PM Gables MCGC 4950 MATINEE MADNESS Let’s beat the winter blues with a Monday morning matinee at the historic Lyric Theatre. Enjoy some of the best popcorn in southwest Virginia - free! Lunch on your own following movie at Backstreets, featuring gourmet pizza, Italian entrees and subs. Participants to pay own $5 admission fee. Registration deadline: Feb. 17. $5 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Mon., Feb. 27 9AM-2:30PM 9:30AM-2PM MCGC Gables 4951 HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS The legendary Globetrotters will perform at the Roanoke Civic Center with a whole new class of rookies. For the first time ever, come see some new sensations from YouTube, college games and the NCAA Slam Dunk contest performing with the Globetrotters! TNT - the first female player in a generation - and Hops, the NCAA Slam Dunk Champ will be there! Dinner on your own at K&W Cafeteria. Registration deadline: Feb. 1. $47 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., March 1 3-11:30PM 3:30-11PM Gables MCGC 4952 SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ COLLECTIVE Performing at the Jefferson Center, this all-star jazz ensemble is eight of the finest performers/composers at work in jazz today. While honoring jazz history, the Collective are pioneering a new era of jazz music. Dinner on your own preceding performance at Mamma Concetta’s Italian Restaurant. Registration deadline: Feb. 7. $35 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Tues., March 6 3-11PM 3:30-10:30PM Gables MCGC 4953 tours & excursions DATES Sat., Feb. 18 28 NEW RIVER ARTISAN TRAIL Explore venues that proudly reflect a flavor of homegrown and handmade with a focus on authenticity and quality. The artisan trail venues we will visit include: The Collector’s Showcase, a large variety of P. Buckley Moss prints and collectibles; Fine Arts Center of the NRV, a showcase of works by regional artists; Grandma’s and Grandpa’s place; Virginia Peanut and Amish products. Lunch on your own at Fatz Cafe featuring soups, sandwiches and salads. Registration deadline: March 1. $12 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., March 8 9AM-4PM 9:30AM-3:30PM Gables MCGC 4954 tours & excursions KINGDOM HEIRS From the mountains of East Tennessee, the Kingdom Heirs is southern gospel music’s top male quartet and resident gospel group at Dollywood. They currently have 12 top-five songs! Time and dinner on your own at Mercer Mall. Registration deadline: Feb. 24. $28 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., March 9 1:30-11:30PM 2-11PM MCGC Gables 4955 SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BALLET The Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra and the young dancers of the Southwest Virginia Ballet will create an exciting performance with death and rebirth as the theme. When the beauty of springtime is destroyed by the fury of the Firebird, it is up to the elk and sprite to bring life back to the ravaged forest and reawaken what lies beneath the ashes. Dinner on your own at Golden Corral. Registration deadline: Feb. 24. $28 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., March 24 1-7:30PM 1:30-7PM Gables MCGC 4956 UNDER the BOARDWALK Let the Wohlfahrt Haus Theatre sweep you away to the Carolina coast for one of their all-time favorite musicals featuring Carolina beach music. This original production features bands like The Embers, The Tams, The Chairmen of the Board and many more. Registration deadline: March 21. $49 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., March 29 11:15AM-6PM 11:45AM-5:30PM Gables MCGC 4957 9 to 5 Barter Theater presents Dolly Parton’s musical filled with laughter and Southern sass. This sensational musical tells the story of three unlikely friends who scheme to take control of a company. Hilarious and a little romantic, this musical is about joining forces and taking care of business. Lunch on your own preceding production at Bob Evan’s Restaurant. Registration deadline: March 22. $35 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., April 5 10AM-6:30PM 10:30AM-6PM Gables MCGC 4958 BOTETOURT WINE TRAIL Discover a taste of the good life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Botetourt County! Sample awardwinning wines from three family-run vineyards: Blue Ridge Vineyards, Virginia Mountain Vineyards and Fincastle Vineyard and Winery. Lunch on your own at 3 Li’l Pigs Bar-B-Que. Registration deadline: April 5. $12 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., April 13 8:30AM-4:30PM 9AM-4PM Gables MCGC 4959 29 DOYLE LAWSON and QUICKSILVER Doyle Lawson performs traditional bluegrass and southern jubilee gospel incorporating impeccable musicianship and four-part harmony. Dinner on your own preceding performance at Bob Evan’s Restaurant. Registration deadline: April 2. $28 TIME LOCATION COURSE 3-11:30PM 3:30-11PM MCGC Gables 4960 GARDENING ADVENTURE This adventure off the beaten path will explore nurseries and greenhouses in the Chilhowie and Marion area providing an opportunity to select premium vegetables, flowering and perennial plants just in time for spring planting! Lunch on your own at The Barn restaurant, featuring country cooking with a variety of soups, sandwiches and salads. Registration deadline: April 13. $12 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., April 20 9AM-4PM 9:30AM-3:30PM Gables MCGC 4961 HISTORIC ABINGDON Time on your own exploring the quaint shops, art galleries, craft shops and boutiques of distinction in downtown Abingdon. Celebrate springtime, enjoy the mountains and the historic town’s hidden treasures! Lunch on your own in the Historic District. Registration deadline: April 20. $12 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., April 27 9AM-4PM 9:30AM-3:30PM Gables MCGC 4962 tours & excursions DATES Sat., April 14 tours & excursions 30 BATTLE of CLOYD’S MOUNTAIN Visit Rockwood Manor for a reenactment of the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain. The 24th Virginia Infantry New River Rifles, 1st Stuart Horse Artillery and Pulaski County Civil War Sesquicentennial are partnering to host this event to commemorate this battle and “to educate and ignite interests in all aspects of life during the Civil War and its effects on Pulaski County and all citizenry.” Participants to pay own $5 admission fee. Registration deadline: April 20. $10 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., April 28 10AM-4:30PM 10:30AM-4PM Gables MCGC 4963 OKLAHOMA Coming to the Wohlfahrt Haus Theatre is the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys as the love story of Curly and Laurey unfolds. This Rogers and Hammerstein classic is rated “Best Musical of the 20th Century.” Registration deadline: May 2. $49 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., May 10 11:15AM-6PM 11:45AM-5:30PM Gables MCGC 4964 DANIEL RODRIGUEZ The Lincoln Theatre hosts an evening with New York City’s singing policeman - the cop who helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his rendition of God Bless America following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Rodriguez applies his rich tenor to traditional spiritual and church songs as well as contemporary gems. Dinner on your own at Tuscan Italian Grill, Italian at its best! Registration deadline: April 2. $35 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Sat., May 12 2:30-11:30PM 3-11PM Gables MCGC 4965 MOUNTAIN TREKKERS HIKING CLUB Join us for some great fun, good exercise and an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. A chance to learn about the area in which we live, both legend and folklore! The hikes are easy to moderate in terrain and two to four miles in length. Register for five hikes and receive a $10 discount on your next scheduled hike! New hiking club participants must complete a Level I hike for assessment and to establish hiker level of participation. 31 Assessing the right hike for you can enhance your experience on the trail. See the trail rating system below: POVERTY CREEK TRAIL A great way to experience the diverse nature of the Southern Appalachians! The 1.7 mile hike will allow you to explore some of the challenging loops of the Poverty Creek Trail system. Lunch on your own at Mikie’s Seventh, featuring locally-grown and organic products. Registration deadline: Feb. 15. $12, level II DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., Feb. 23 9:30AM-3PM 10AM-2:30PM MCGC Gables 4966 AMERICAN CHESTNUT FOUNDATION Visit the Research Farms of the American Chestnut Foundation in Meadowview. Chestnut trees have been planted, crossed and grown there; over 34,000 trees planted in various stages on 150 acres of farmland at the Wagner Research Farm. You’ll have an opportunity to learn what is being done to develop a blight-resistant chestnut tree in hopes of one day returning the tree to our Appalachian hardwood forest. Lunch on your own en route. Registration deadline: March 14. $12 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., March 23 9:30AM-4PM 10AM-3:30PM Gables MCGC 4967 mountain trekkers • Level I: Leisurely stroll. Participants at this level will be exercising by walking a couple of miles, stretching their legs and getting outdoors for fresh air and sunshine! Trails will consist of flat or gradual terrain and typically a paved or groomed surface. • Level II: Moderate exercise. Explore nature off the beaten path by stepping over trail obstacles with root and rock outcroppings, climb and descend moderate uneven terrain and know your personal limitations. Walking shoes with a cleaved sole are required for this level hike. • Level III: Heart pumping exercise. Participants are in good physical condition and are capable of maneuvering rough, uneven terrain along with elevation gains. Loose surface material should be expected. High top hiking boots or a shoe with ankle support and cleaved sole are required for this level hike. mountain trekkers 32 NEW RIVER TRAIL Take in the beauty of springtime with a three-mile hike along the New River Trail. Natureâ€™s brightest colors appear in the spring with the whites and pinks of dogwood and purples and yellows of spiderworts, lady slippers and redbud. This profusion of color draws people from far and wide to visit the Austinville section of the nature trail. A picnic lunch will be provided. Registration deadline: April 4. $22, level II DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Thurs., April 12 8:30AM-4:30PM 9AM-4PM Gables MCGC 4968 SANDSTONE FALLS An enormously wide waterfall on the New River in Hinton, WV! The thousandfoot-wide river tumbles over a sandstone ledge creating a number of waterfalls varying in different heights and widths. Board walks take you out to the middle of the falls, but only distant views of the largest falls are available. The afternoon will be spent in downtown Hinton with lunch on your own at the Market Restaurant, featuring sandwiches, soups and entrees. Youâ€™ll have an opportunity to explore this historic railroad town, streets lined with beautiful Victorian homes, a railroad and an extensive military museum. Registration deadline: April 10. $18, level I DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Tues., April 17 8:30AM-5PM 9AM-4:30PM MCGC Gables 4969 DICK and WILLIE TRAIL A beautiful, 4.5 mile paved trail in Martinsville and Henry County. A great way to spend a spring day hiking 2 to 3 miles along this newly-opened greenway. This trail system won the 2011 Virginia Recreation and Park Society Best New Greenway Award for Southwest Virginia. Lunch on your own at the Pigs-r-Us Restaurant, the best in southern-style barbeque. Registration deadline: May 10. $12 DATES TIME LOCATION COURSE Fri., May 18 8:30AM-4:30PM 9AM-4PM Gables MCGC 4970 MCPR program registration 33 Participant:_______________________________________________ Male o Female o Age (if under 18): ______________________ 足Birth Date: ___________________________ Parent/Guardian (if under 18): ____________________________________________ Email Address: _____________________________________________________________ Home Phone: _______________________ Work Phone: ___________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________ City/Town: ______________________________ State: _________ Zip: ________________ Grade: ___________________ School: __________________________________________ Would you be interested in being a coach or assistant coach? 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Scholarship Fund (page __) $ _______________ Amount enclosed o Cash o Check o Visa o MasterCard 3 Digit VCode: ________________ Account Number: ___________________________ Expiration: ______________________ Assumption of Risk I, for myself and/or my child named on this form, as a patron and/or participant in said MCPR program, am aware of the possibility of accidental or other physical injury which may befall me or my child during participation in said program. I assume the risk of possible accidental injuries I or my child may incur and hereby indemnify MCPR and do hereby indemnify and release from any liability or cause of action, Montgomery County, its successors, employees, and volunteers. I understand that photographs or videos of me or my child may be taken during said program, that my or my childâ€™s likeness may appear in media coverage and publicity regarding said program, for which no compensation in any form will be made by Montgomery County, and I give my consent to these conditions. Signature __________________________________________ Date __________________ Eastern Montgomery Park Montgomery Countyâ€™s newest park is tucked away in the eastern part of the County on the South Fork of the Roanoke River. East Mont Park has some unique amenities such as a grass volleyball court, model airplane flying strip and a canoe and kayak boat launch into the river. A new playground and walking trail make this a great place to spend time. The shelter is available for rental and has picnic tables, concrete floors and a grill. 35 The Frog Pond Montgomery Countyâ€™s only outdoor public pool is a beach-entry leisure pool with water slides, fountains and geysers. The tots pool beside the leisure pool provides enjoyment for children under age 5. The Frog Pond opens on Memorial Day weekend. The entire facility is available for rental. Golden Hills Disc Golf Course The only 18-hole disc golf course in the region, the course boasts tight fairways with severe elevation changes throughout. Monthly meetings of the Hillbilly Huckers Disc Golf Club as well as several amateur and professional tournaments are held here. McCoy Park Just a 15-minute drive from Blacksburg, McCoy Park features a youth baseball field, a picnic shelter, walking track and new playground equipment. The shelter has picnic tables, concrete floors and electricity. Both the field and shelter are available for rental. Mid County Park The largest park in Montgomery County at 110 acres, Mid County is home to the Activity Center, the Frog Pond, Golden Hills Disc Golf Course, as well as an extensive nature trail system and three shelters. Motor Mile Park Built with donations from the Shelor Motor Group, this tournament-style baseball facility has restrooms, a lighted Dixie regulation baseball/softball field and a multipurpose practice field for a variety of sports. Future plans for this park include a shelter and playground. Plum Creek Park Located in the western part of the County near the City of Radford, Plum Creek Park features a competition-level baseball/softball field, soccer fields, walking track, brand new playground equipment, and a restroom facility. The field is available for rental. Coal Mining Heritage Park Located in the middle of the Huckleberry Trail, in between the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg. The former Merrimac mining community used to reside on this 30-acre tract that once hosted a mining tipple, hotel, general store and residential housing for coal miners. Now you will find a passive park with open green space along with a large wooden bridge that takes you into the park and around the loop trail, along with brand new restroom facilities. parks & facilities Huckleberry Trail A collaborative effort by Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg, Huckleberry Trail is an asphalt-paved bike/pedestrian path constructed on the old Huckleberry Rail Line. The trail currently runs from the Blacksburg Public Library to the New River Mall in Christiansburg. The total distance from the library to the mall is 5.762 miles.