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Clearing the way FOR A SAFER COMMUTE Page 3

JAMES PRICE

Snow Plow Driver

FAMILY ENERGY OUTLET Page 11

INSIDE: Recreation Activities – Registration Begins Jan. 14, 9am


What’s Happening? January 6-17

Christmas Tree Collection

March 7

January 7

The Acting Company: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Center for the Arts, 7:30pm

January 17

Musica Viva, Talich Quartet, Squires Recital Salon, 7:30pm

Exhibition Opening: Landscape: Another Dimension, Center for the Arts, 6-8pm

Virginia Tech Spring Break

Parks and Recreation Program Registration, 9am Lee-Jackson Day, Town Offices Closed

January 20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Town Offices Closed

January 21

March 8

March 8-16 March 9

Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 17

Deadline for Citizens Institute Registration

March 20

Classes begin, Virginia Tech

First Day of Spring

January 26

Crooked Road Festival: Wayne Henderson and the Virginia Luthiers, Center for the Arts, 8pm

Musica Viva, Viva Vivaldi! Encore!, Squires Recital Salon, 3pm

February 8

The Miners’ Hymns, Center for the Arts, 8pm

February 17

Presidents Day, Town Offices Closed

February 24

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Four Seasons, Center for the Arts, 8pm

March 2

Anderson & Roe, Center for the Arts, 3pm

March 6

The Acting Company: Hamlet, Center for the Arts, 7:30pm

March 21

Exhibition Opening: Aspects of the Self: Portraits of Our Time, Center for the Arts, 6-8pm

IN THIS ISSUE 3 Clearing the Way 4 Police Chief Retirement 5 New Era for BT 6 The Big Event 7 Registration Information 8 Community Center 9 Aquatic Center 10 Shelter and Field Rentals 11 Youth Programs 17 Outdoor Programs 21 Aquatics Programs 28 Municipal Golf Course 30 Athletic Programs 33 Adult Programs 37 Health & Fitness Exercise Classes

40 Senior Programs

Crooked Road Festival: The Seldom Scene, Center for the Arts, 8pm

March 22

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Crooked Road Festival: The Rickie Simpkins Quartet, Center for the Arts, 8pm

Blacksburg Parks & Recreation

March 29

Martha Graham Dance Company: Classic Graham, Center for the Arts, 8pm

About Town is a publication of the Town of Blacksburg Community Relations Office. Mission of the Town of Blacksburg To support a dynamic community by providing effective municipal services and enhancing Blacksburg’s quality of life. Town Council clerk@blacksburg.gov Ron Rordam, Mayor Krisha Chachra, Vice Mayor Susan Anderson John Bush Leslie Hager-Smith Cecile Newcomb Michael Sutphin

The Acting Company Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Friday, March 7, 2014, 7:30pm Center for the Arts, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre To find out what’s happening around Blacksburg or to post your own events, visit www.stepintoblacksburg.org.

Enjoy About Town and don’t forget to recycle.

KEEP IN TOUCH


Clearing the Way For a Safer Commute

James Price, a 25 year veteran of the Public Works department and snowplow operator.

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or some folks, iit’s one of the

best sounds of winter. No, not the kids sledding or the fireplace crackling; it’s the sound of metal on asphalt as the snowplows clear the roads. Finally, the cabin fever is lifting. When the forecast calls for snow or ice, and many are staying inside, the Town of Blacksburg Public Works crews are preparing the plows and going to work. So what does it take to keep the roads clear in Blacksburg? About 150 tons of salt for an average storm, (the equivalent weight of approximately 19 elephants), a dozen or more trucks, and a good number of snowplow operators working 12 hour shifts. “The snowplow drivers and all of the workers clearing sidewalks and parking lots put in very long hours in all types of nasty weather,” said Kelly Mattingly, the town’s Public Works Director. “They take pride in what they do and they do a great job keeping our roads and town properties safe for our citizens.” The first roads to be cleared are Main Street from LewisGale Montgomery Regional Hospital to the intersection of Route 460 and North

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Main Street, Patrick Henry Drive, and Prices Fork to Merrimac Road. Once those roads have been treated the bus routes are next. When the snow stops, crews start working on the subdivisions and secondary roads. Last year close to $500,000 was spent on ice and snow removal in the Town of Blacksburg. “There’s no question that snow removal is costly, but it’s an essential service we provide to the community, so we see it as an investment in public safety and quality of life,” said Mattingly. Safe Travel Tips If you must drive: • Be careful not to pass the snow plows or travel too closely. Plows can throw salt 20 to 30 feet possibly damaging your car. • After a storm, give your car a rinse. Salt from the roads can be damaging to paint. • Before a snow storm try to remove your car from the streets so the plows can safely pass. • Ideally, stay off the roads until they’re clear, but if you must drive, please take it slow and be kind to your fellow drivers.

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March Retirement Planned For Chief of Police

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n March 1, after thirty years as a

member of the Blacksburg Police Department, Chief Kimberley Crannis is retiring. After graduating from Ferrum College with a degree in Public Administration, Chief Crannis started living her childhood dream of becoming a officer when she was hired by the Blacksburg Police Department in January of 1984. During her 30 years with the department, she moved up the ranks from patrol officer to detective, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. After Chief William Brown retired in 2006, Crannis was hired as Chief of Police. When serving as captain, Crannis started Chief Kimberley S. Crannis the Citizens Police Academy as a part of her Masters work at Virginia Tech. As chief, she increased the amount of officers and staff in the police department, added three K-9 officers, and updated the department’s technology infrastructure. Crannis is particularly proud of her the collaborative relationship with other police departments in the area. The collaboration of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Montgomery County, and Virginia Tech, has led to the formation of a regional 911 system set to begin in 2015. “I have spent my entire career working in a great organization with great people,” said Chief Crannis. “I love it here. But I set my retirement date in the early 90s and am looking forward the next phase of my life, moving to the eastern part of Virginia to work on my golf game and ride my motorcycle.” “Chief Crannis has worked throughout her career to build the strong professional culture that exists in our police department today,” said Town Manager Marc Verniel. “Under her leadership, the department has maintained national accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) further demonstrating its commitment of professionalism and community service. She will be greatly missed by all of her colleagues at the Town of Blacksburg, her friends in law enforcement, and the citizens of Blacksburg.” The Chief of Police position was advertised locally, statewide and in a few national publications. The applications will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be selected for the initial interview phase which will begin in late January. The interview panels will consist of local law enforcement officials, Blacksburg citizens, business leaders, and representatives from the Town of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech. The town hopes to have a new police chief hired by March 1.

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A New Era For Blacksburg Transit

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lacksburg Transit (BT) is at the crossroads of something exciting. Already

one of the most efficient transit systems in the country, BT is looking to make some big changes in how it moves people. In the fall of 2016, a multimodal facility will open on Perry Street on the Virginia Tech campus. Here commuters will be able to park their car and then catch a BT or Smartway bus, rent a bike, or walk to their destination. “It’s going to be a whole transit store where people can get more information on public and private transportation providers, like Greyhound,” said Blacksburg Transit Director, Rebecca Martin. “Think of it as a one stop transit shop.” The use of the multimodal facility as a transportation hub on campus will lead to some major route changes. Buses will no longer time check, (waiting in place to maintain the schedule), on the Drillfield. Instead, there will be connector buses, similar to what Disneyworld uses, to keep people moving on campus. The multimodal facility is unique in that it will be a town-run facility on state-owned property. Usually such hubs are built on private property, but Virginia Tech, in an effort to encourage alternative forms of transportation, has incorporated the multimodal facility into its master plan. Currently the project is in the design phase and the town is applying for grants to help fund the construction and operation. The estimated cost will be $32.5 million with a majority of the money coming from federal funds, and the rest split evenly between the state and town. “We feel really good about the elevated level of service we’ll be able to provide when the new multimodal facility opens,” said Martin. “It’s the beginning of a new era for Blacksburg Transit.”

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One Big Day. One Big Thanks.

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or one day in spring, over 6,000 volunteers from

Virginia Tech, celebrating the university’s motto Ut Prosim, (That I May Serve), go out into the New River Valley to complete hundreds of community service projects. The Big Event is a student-run community service program where volunteers do basic yard work, painting, window washing, cleaning, and minor home repairs - for free. Since its beginning in 2002, The Big Event at Virginia Tech has grown exponentially. In its first year, there were 475 volunteers who completed 60 projects. Last year, there were 6,855 volunteers and 840 projects. The next Big Event is on April 5. Organizers would like to complete over 1,000 service projects for the year. Anyone can sign up to have work done on their home or business regardless of age or economical status. Registration to host a service project for The Big Event will open on January 21. For more information, call (540) 440-1244, email bigevent@vt.edu or visit http://vtbigevent.org/.

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LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

BLACKSBURG PARKS AND RECREATION – GENERAL INFORMATION

RECREATION FEES

WHAT DOES R/NR MEAN?

R: RESIDENT: Individuals living in the town limits or town taxpayers 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

Winter/Spring registration begins January 14, 2014 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 625 Patrick Henry Drive Phone: 540-961-1852 Fax: 540-951-8313

Parks and Recreation Office 615 Patrick Henry Drive Phone: 540-961-1135 Fax: 540-951-8313

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Households can now register online at www.blacksburg.gov/recreation or by calling one of the recreation facilities. WAIT LIST POLICY

If programs are full, registrants can elect to be put on a waiting list. Once a spot opens, registrants will be contacted in order based on the wait list. If a registrant is unavailable or unreachable, Blacksburg Parks & Recreation will immediately contact the next person on the list until the spot is filled.

540-961-1135 • www.blacksburg.gov/recreation • WINTER/SPRING 2013-14


GENERAL INFORMATION - COMMUNITY CENTER THE COMMUNITY CENTER

COMMUNITY CENTER ROOM RENTALS

725 Patrick Henry Drive Phone: 540-961-1149 Fax: 540-961-1897

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.

HOURS OF OPERATION January-March

Monday–Saturday Sunday

8am-10pm Noon-6pm

Monday–Saturday Sunday

8am-10pm Noon-5pm

Monday–Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8am-10pm 8am-8pm 8am-Noon Noon-5pm

April May

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

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

screen TV

Closing Days January 1 April 20 May 24-26

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.

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. Facility hours may change due to special events. Please call 540-961-1149 for more information.

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540-961-1135 • www.blacksburg.gov/recreation • WINTER/SPRING 2013-14


LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

GENERAL INFORMATION - AQUATIC CENTER HOURS AND FEES AQUATIC CENTER

625 Patrick Henry Drive Phone: 540-961-1852 / Fax: 540-951-8313 Monday-Thursday 6am-9:30pm Friday 6am-7pm Saturday 9am-6:30pm Sunday 1-6:30pm

CLOSING DAYS

The Aquatic Center will be closed April 20. For information on bi-weekly schedules, facility policies, and rules please check the website at www.blacksburg.gov/recreation or call 540-961-1852.

DAYCARE, SCHOOLS AND OTHER GROUPS

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, blue, purple, yellow, and green)

Tableware will include plates, cups, napkins, table cloth, forks and spoons for 15 people Private rentals are available on Fridays 7:159:15pm and Saturdays 6:45-8:45pm. 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 add $35

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* • Use of large inflatable toys for $35 • Choice of tableware color (pink, blue, purple, yellow, and green) * Groups larger than 25 swimmers must make reservations at least two weeks in advance.

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PASS INFORMATION Daily Admission:

Adults (15-64): $3.50 Seniors (65 and up): $3 Youth (3-14): $3 After 7pm rates decrease by $.50. Children under the age of three are free with a paying, swimming adult. Adults must be in the water and within arm’s reach of children five and under at all times. A supervising adult must be in the facility for children ages 6-13.

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

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 All Swim Passes expire one year from purchase date.

WATER EXERCISE PASSES Water Exercise Unlimited Pass:

$250 - Similar to a yearly membership pass, this pass entitles the participant to attend any water aerobics class. Pass expires one year from date of purchase and is nontransferable.

Water Exercise Punch Pass: $65 - Entitles the user

to 20 classes of their choice. Pass expires one year from date of purchase and is nontransferable.

Water Exercise Daily Fee: $3.75 - Entitles the user to one water aerobics class.

Water aerobics punch pass expires in one year.

540-961-1135 • www.blacksburg.gov/recreation • WINTER/SPRING 2013-14


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 $30 for 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 $10/hr. Tournament fees are $85/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.

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540-961-1135 • www.blacksburg.gov/recreation • WINTER/SPRING 2013-14


LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

YOUTH PROGRAMS RANDY HALL

Community Programs Supervisor 540-961-1191 rhall@blacksburg.gov ART & MORE 2’s

This delightful class will introduce toddlers to art in a semi-structured setting. The classes will consist of a variety of art projects, story time and songs. Parent participation required.

Activity #

Toddlers will be exposed to different media while learning how to use colors, shapes, patterns and sizes. Imagination, expression and communication through art will be encouraged. The emphasis will be on fun and social interaction.

These playgroups include warm-up exercises, small and large motor skills, developmental movements, ladders, slides, tunnels, parachute, streamers, hula hoops, and Lummi sticks. Parent participation is required. Instructor: Maria Rossi

FAMILY ENERGY OUTLET

A good class to spend time with siblings. This class was designed specifically for those parents who have multiple children. This playgroup will center on exercise and movement. Parent participation required. Instructor: Maria Rossi. *Cost per child.

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Time

Fee (R/NR)

201100 – W1

Tu Feb 4-Mar 11

2 yrs

9:45-10:45am

$35/$45

Th Feb 6-Mar 13

2 yrs

9:45-10:45am

$35/$45

201100 – S1

Tu Apr 1-May 6

2 yrs

9:45-10:45am

$35/$45

201100 – S2

Th Apr 3-May 8

2 yrs

9:45-10:45am

$35/$45

Parks and Recreation Administrative Office

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201101 – W1

Tu Feb 4-Mar 11

3-4 yrs

11am-noon

$35/$45

201101 – W2

Th Feb 6-Mar 13

3-4 yrs

11am-noon

$35/$45

201101 – S1

Tu Apr 1-May 6

3-4 yrs

11am-noon

$35/$45

201101 – S2

Th Apr 3-May 8

3-4 yrs

11am-noon

$35/$45

Location

MOMMY & ME / DADDY & ME

Age

201100 – W2

Location

ART SMART

Date

Parks and Recreation Administrative Office

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201001 – W1

M Feb 3-Mar 10

1-1.8 yrs

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

201001 – S1

M Mar 31-May 5

1-1.8 yrs

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

201003 – W1

M Feb 3-Mar 10

0-5 yrs

10:45-11:45am

$25/$30

201003 - W2

Tu Feb 4-Mar 11

0-5 yrs

1-2pm

$25/$30

201003 – S1

M Mar 31-May 5

0-5 yrs

10:45-11:45am

$25/$30

201003 – S2

Tu Apr 1-May 6

0-5 yrs

1-2pm

$25/$30

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

540-961-1135 • www.blacksburg.gov/recreation • WINTER/SPRING 2013-14


YOUTH PROGRAMS ENERGY OUTLET

Kids love Energy Outlet. These playgroups provide body awareness, math development, balance, eye-hand, eye-foot coordination, creative expression, self confidence and social interaction. Parent participation required. Instructor: Maria Rossi

ROMP & STOMP

Let’s make some noise. These playgroups include free play, warm-up exercises, and basic concepts such as up and down, in and out, as well as basic shapes and directions. Parent participation required. Instructor: Maria Rossi

BOUNCING BEARS

This class will focus on a variety of large, interactive inflatables. There will be jumpers and sliders to climb on, jump off, crawl through, and just have fun. Parent participation required. Instructor: Maria Rossi

FAMILY BOUNCING BEARS

This class is designed specifically for families with multiple children. There will be jumpers and slides to climb on, jump off and crawl through. Parent participation required. Instructor: Maria Rossi. *Cost per child.

KANGAROO KIDS

These classes are centered around a movement program which incorporate, body awareness, balance, eye-hand, eye-foot coordination, creative expression, self confidence and social interaction.

OPEN GYM NEW!

Indoor playground program, non structured exercise class which includes free play, warm up exercises, basic concepts up and down, basic shapes and directions, song activities. Parent participation required.

KIDS-IN-MOTION

NEW!

This new class will introduce fitness movement to help improve the child’s coordination, agility and self esteem. Parachute play, climbing apparatus, and more will be incorporated.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201000 – W1

Tu Feb 4-Mar 11

2 yrs

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

201000 – S1

Tu Apr 1-May 6

2 yrs

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

Location Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201002 – W1

W Feb 5-Mar 12

18-24 mos

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

201002 – S1

W Apr 2-May 7

18-24 mos

9:30-10:30am

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201011 – W1

Tu Feb 4-Mar 11

3-4 yrs

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

201011 – S1

Tu Apr 1-May 6

3-4 yrs

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

201012 – W1

W Feb 5-Mar 12

0-5 yrs

1-2pm

$25/$30

201012 – S1

W Apr 2-May 7

0-5 yrs

1-2pm

$25/$30

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201008–W1

W Feb 5-Mar 12

3-4 yrs

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

201008-S1

W Apr 2-May 7

3-4 yrs

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201004 – W1

Feb 6-Mar 13

3-4 yrs

9:30-10:30am

$35/$45

201004 – S1

Apr 3-May 8

3-4 yrs

9:30-10:30am

$35/$45

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

201006-WK

Th Feb 6–Mar 13

4-5 yrs

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

201006-SK

Th Apr 3-May 8

4-5 yrs

10:45-11:45am

$40/$50

Location

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Blacksburg Community Center

Blacksburg Community Center

540-961-1135 • www.blacksburg.gov/recreation • WINTER/SPRING 2013-14


LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

YOUTH PROGRAMS PIL SEUNG TAE KWON DO ACADEMY

Korean Martial Art Olympic Style Program, stressing integrity, physical and mental fitness. No contract required. Ongoing program and fee is due by the first class of each month.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112206-01 212206-02 212206-03 212206-04 212206-05

W Jan W Feb W Mar W Apr W May

7 yrs & up

5:15-6pm

$25/$30

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

112205-01 212205-02 212205-03 212205-04 212205-05

Tu Jan Tu Feb Tu Mar Tu Apr Tu May

4-6 yrs

5:15-6pm

$25/$30

New Location

FAMILY ZUMBATONIC

Families will have fun and get in shape with energetic Zumba dancing and games for the whole family.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202301-Z1

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 13

4 yrs & up

4-5pm

$40/$50 per family

202301-Z2

Tu, Th Feb 18-Mar 13

4 yrs & up

4-5pm

$40/$50 per family

202301-Z3

Tu, Th Mar 18-Apr 10

4 yrs & up

4-5pm

$40/$50 per family

Location

SATURDAY MORNING ART JOURNALING CLASS

Art where children are free to express themselves through images or pictures, words and color on the page, using a combination of words and different art mediums.

reading in the target language. Learn through rhymes and songs accompanied by movement.

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202416-J1

Sa Feb 1-22

9-15 yrs

9:30-10:30am

$30/$40 per child

202416-J2

Sa Mar 1-22

9-15 yrs

9:30-10:30 am

$30/$40 per child

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Activity #

Blacksburg Community Center Date

Age

202303-A1

M Feb 3-24

6-12 yrs

6-6:55pm

$35/$45

202303-A2

M Mar 3-24

6-12 yrs

6-6:55pm

$35/$45

Location

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Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Location

! ITALIAN FOR CHILDREN NEW

915 Hethwood Blvd, Unit 7 at Hethwood Shopping Center

Blacksburg Community Center

540-961-1135 • www.blacksburg.gov/recreation • WINTER/SPRING 2013-14


YOUTH PROGRAMS 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.

EVENING MUSIC TIME FOR THE FAMILY

This music class is especially designed for the growing child to learn about and enjoy music and movement together with their parents. Monica Tignor is Kindermusik certified. Parent participation is required.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202412-M1

M Mar 3-31

0-4 yrs

9:30-10:15am

$40/$50 per child

202412-M2

M Apr 7-May 5

0-4 yrs

9:30-10:15am

$40/$50 per child

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202412-F1

M Jan 20-Feb 24

0-4 yrs

6-6:45pm

$35/$45 per child

202412-F2

M Mar3-Apr 7

0-4 yrs

6-6:45pm

$35/$45 per child

202412-F3

M Apr 14-May 19

0-4 yrs

6-6:45pm

$35/$45 per child

Location

TWEEN TOPICS NEW!

Activities and discussions on friendship and feelings, fashion and style, life skills, healthy lifestyles, Internet safety, money management, study habits and more.

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Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202415-T1

M Feb 3-Mar 10

9-14 yrs

6-7pm

$50/$60

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

YOUTH PROGRAMS WORLD OF WONDER CLASSES

Classes will be divided into age/ability based instructional groups with different age appropriate materials and activities for each group. All classes held at the Blacksburg Community Center.

! WOW CHEMISTRY - POTIONS LAB NEW

Wanted to attend Hogwarts? Then take this class. Create a unique magic wand then through the magic of chemistry make cool potions: vampire veins, magic bubbles, glow in the dark and color changing potions.

WOW ENGINEERING - NEW! LEGO CRAZY CONTRAPTION ACTION

Build fantastic action contraptions using LEGOS and other materials. Learn about the science behind simple machines, chain reactions, catapults and more!

WOW ELEMENTARY ROBOTICS

Learn about the fascinating world of robots by building and programming LEGO WeDo Robots. Also complete programming challenges with BeeBot and ReCon Rover.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202410-PL

Sa Jan25-Feb15

6-12 yrs

10am-noon

$75/$85

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202410-CC

Sa Jan25-Feb15

6-12 yrs

1-3pm

$75/$85

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202410-ER

Sa Feb22-Mar15

7-12 yrs

10am-noon

$75/$85

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19, Municipal Park, Turner Street Toddler to 3 years of age at 10:00am 4-8 years of age at 10:30am Bring your Easter basket to collect eggs, and a camera to capture that special moment with the Easter Bunny and a special guest. After the egg hunt there will be a giant inflatable for jumping. Cosponsored by Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department and the VT Chapter of Circle K and Chi Delta Alpha of VT. Call 961-1135 for more information or email rhall@blacksburg.gov

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YOUTH PROGRAMS WORLD OF WONDER CLASSES WOW LEGO ENGINEERING CHALLENGES

Each class features different LEGO STEM building and engineering challenges From Robots to Tall Towers to Egg Drop containers. Ideal for kids who have already done WOW Early Engineering or WOW Engineering 1 or 2

! WOW LEGO EARLY ENGINEERING 2 NEW

This class features all new projects. Students will learn STEM concepts by building a tractor, an eggbeater, an optical illusion machine, a winch, and an amusement park ride.

WOW FUNky PHYSICS

FUN is the operative word in this awesome class. Introduces kids to a variety of physics with hands on projects and experiments including building and testing vehicles, straw rockets, paper airplanes and more.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202410-EC

Sa Feb22-Mar15

6-12 yrs

1-3pm

$75/$85

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202410-EE

Sa Mar22-Apr12

5-7 yrs

10am-noon

$75/$85

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202410-FP

Sa Mar22-Apr12

6-12 yrs

1-3pm

$75/$85

MIDDLE SCHOOL MEGA DANCE PARTY

Middle School students in the New River Valley, come join the excitement with a DJ and music videos by Starshine Events, games, prizes, dodge ball, Mr. Bacon Racing Pigs, mystery events, food, and more. $7 in advance by Thursday before the party (no refunds); $10 at the door

Activity #

202302-S1 202302-S2

Date

F Feb 7 F Mar 14

Time

7:30-9:30pm 7:30-9:30pm

Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive For more information or to register call 540-961-1149 or email jleahy@blacksburg.gov.

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LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

OUTDOOR PROGRAMS TRAVIS COAD

Outdoor Supervisor 540-961-1133 tcoad@blacksburg.gov BOATING

SCENIC CANOE TOUR OF THE NEW

Welcome in the spring season with a paddling trip on one of the most beautiful sections of the New River. Guides will provide safety instructions and lessons on paddling fundamentals. Instruction, equipment and transportation included.

SUNSET KAYAK PADDLE

Relax and let the stress of the daily grind 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 KAYAKING

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

KAYAK SKILLS COURSE: INTRO TO WHITE WATER KAYAKING

Learn the fundamentals of the roll, bracing, and edge control from experienced staff in an indoor pool. Necessary equipment is provided. Personal equipment is welcome.

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Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230003-1

Sa May 10

11 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

230003-2

Sa Jun 7

11 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230005-1

F May 30

11 & up

6-8:30pm

$15/$25

230005-2

F Jun 13

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)

230505-1

Sa May 24

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

230505-2

Sa Jun 14

11 & up

9am-5pm

$25/$35

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430501-1

Su Jan 19

11 & up

10am-noon

$15/$25

430501-2

Su Feb 23

11 & up

10am-noon

$15/$25

430501-3

Su Mar 23

11 & up

10am-noon

$15/$25

430501-4

Su Apr 13

11 & up

10am-noon

$15/$25

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS KAYAK SKILLS COURSE: INTERMEDIATE WHITE WATER KAYAKING

Expand on the fundamentals learned in the Intro to White Water Kayaking class on the New River. Transportation and necessary equipment are provided. Personal equipment is welcome.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

430501-5

Su May 18

11 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

CLIMBING & CAVING

VERTICAL MOTION (ROCK CLIMBING)

Introductory rock climbing in West Virginia designed for the novice and intermediate climber. Participants can set their own pace and go as far as they want. Trained guides will provide the proper gear, instruction, and transportation.

WONDERS OF THE UNDERWORLD: INTRO TO CAVING

Push, pull, crawl, and squirm through breathtaking passages. Experience total darkness. View unique cave formations. No experience is needed. All caving is in accordance to the Caving Protocols in Response to White-Nose Syndrome in Virginia.

WONDERS OF THE UNDERWORLD: ADVANCED CAVING

Explore a little further into the underground. Intro to Caving is a prerequisite. This trip will require the use of ropes for rappelling inside the cave. Being in good physical condition is highly recommended.

TREETOP ADVENTURE NEW!

A Treetop adventure course at the Mt. Lake Conservancy designed for the novice, yet adventure seeker at heart. This course has elevated zip lines and obstacles that are fun for everyone.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230001-4

Sa Mar 29

11 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

230001-5

Sa Apr 19

11 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

230001-6

Sa May 17

11 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230002-1

Sa Jan 11

11 & up

9am-3pm

$20/$30

230002-2

Sa Feb 8

11 & up

9am-3pm

$20/$30

230002-3

Sa Mar 8

11 & up

9am-3pm

$20/$30

230002-4

Sa Apr 5

11 & up

9am-3pm

$20/$30

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230002-A1

Sa May 31

11 & up

9am-5pm

$20/$30

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230200-1

Sa Apr 26

12 & up

10am-3pm

$35/$45

230200-2

Sa May 24

12 & up

10am-3pm

$35/$45

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

*All participants must fill out and sign a waiver. Participants under the age of 18 must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Those ages 14 or under wishing to participate on the adult course must be accompanied on the course by an adult. Regardless of age, participants must weigh at least 40 pounds and have a standing reach of 70”, no more than 275 pounds.

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LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

WORKSHOPS

BICYCLE MAINTENANCE 101

Join Blacksburg Parks and Recreation and Bike Barn of Blacksburg to learn how to do routine maintenance on a bicycle in a grouporiented hands-on class.

BICYCLE MAINTENANCE 102

Join Blacksburg Parks and Recreation and Bike Barn of Blacksburg to learn how to adjust a bicycle’s shifting system, braking system, and what signs to look for when it’s time to do those adjustments.

GEOCHACHING 101

Learn the basics of Geocaching, the high-tech treasure hunt for families, outdoor enthusiasts, and people of any age using a Global Positioning System (GPS) and the internet. Basic knowledge of GPS receivers is recommended.

DISCOVER SCUBA

Experience the adventure of scuba diving under the supervision of a certified PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Professional in a pool. A medical release must be reviewed and a doctor’s approval may be needed prior to participation.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

210305-B1

W Jan 8

8 & up

7-9pm

$7/$12

210305-B3

W Feb 5

8 & up

7-9pm

$7/$12

210305-B5

W Mar 5

8 & up

7-9pm

$7/$12

210305-B7

W Apr 2

8 & up

7-9pm

$7/$12

210305-B9

W May 7

8 & up

7-9pm

$7/$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)

210305-B2

W Jan 22

8 & up

7-9pm

$7/$12

210305-B4

W Feb 19

8 & up

7-9pm

$7/$12

210305-B6

W Mar 19

8 & up

7-9pm

$7/$12

210305-B8

W Apr 16

8 & up

7-9pm

$7/$12

210305-10

W May 21

8 & up

7-9pm

$7/$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)

210305-GC

W May 28

11 & up

6-8pm

$5/$10

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Day of the program by 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

210303-S1

W Feb 19

11 & up

7-9:30pm

$30/$40

210303-S2

W Mar 19

11 & up

7-9:30pm

$30/$40

210303-S3

W Apr 16

11 & up

7-9:30pm

$30/$40

210303-S4

W May 14

11 & up

7-9:30pm

$30/$40

Location

Program will meet at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center

Registration Deadline

Monday before the program by 5pm

SEEDS is a discovery-based community organization, in partnership with the Town of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences. The Nature Center located at Blacksburg’s historic Price House, 107 Wharton Street SE is open to the public and offers educational enrichment programs, exhibits, and more. programs, exhibits, and more. www.seedskids.org (540) 552-3914

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS RIDES & HIKES

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.

Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230401-1

Sa Mar 15

11 & up

10:30am-5pm

$45/$50

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

* Note: Trail rides require riders to be at least 11 years of age.

HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE

Spend the day on horseback riding next to the New River. This guided horseback ride is a two-hour trail ride down the beautiful New River Trail State Park. Rides are led by professional staff from Foster Falls Horse Livery.

Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230401-2

Sa May 3

11 & up

10:30am-5pm

$45/$50

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

* Note: Trail rides require riders to be at least 11 years of age.

WILDFLOWER WALK

Explore the spring wildflowers at Falls Ridge Preserve with a David Darnell, president of the New River Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society as our guide to see a wide variety of flowering plants.

HIKING THE DEVILS MARBLE YARD

NEW!

Come on an unforgettable adventure as we experience a three mile hike through the Devils Marble Yard. This moderately difficult hike will produce some spectacular views and intriguing geological features.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230205-A1

Sa Apr 19

11 & up

9am-5pm

$10/$20

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

230101-DM

Sa Apr 12

11 & up

9am-5pm

$10/$15

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Thursday before the trip by 5pm

SKIING

THURSDAY NIGHTS SKIING/BOARDING IN WV

Blacksburg Parks and Recreation has worked with Winterplace Ski Resort to offer a night of skiing at an unheard of price. The trips include transportation, lift ticket, ski rental, and 90 minute lesson. Personal equipment is welcome. *There is an additional $20 charge to upgrade to a snowboard rental.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

230602-1

Th Jan 23

11 & up

4pm-midnight

$35/$45

230602-2

Th Jan 30

11 & up

4pm-midnight

$35/$45

230602-3

Th Feb 6

11 & up

4pm-midnight

$35/$45

230602-4

Th Feb 13

11 & up

4pm-midnight

$35/$45

230602-5

Th Feb 20

11 & up

4pm-midnight

$35/$45

230602-6

Th Feb 27

11 & up

4pm-midnight

$35/$45

Location

Trip will meet at the Blacksburg Community Center

Registration Deadline

Day of the trip by noon

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.

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS LYNNE KRULICH

Aquatic Supervisor 540-961-1853 lkrulich@blacksburg.gov AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM PARENT AND CHILD LEVELS Activity #

Water Babies (3-36 months) Parent participation required. Class provides experiences and activities for parents and children including enter/ exit the water safely, comfort in the water, explore buoyancy and changing body positions in the water.

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239000-01

M,W Jan 20-Feb 12

5-5:30pm

$40/$50

Jan 17

239000-02

M,W Feb 24-Mar 26

5-5:30pm

$40/$50

Feb 21

239000-03

M,W Apr 7-30

5-5:30pm

$40/$50

Apr 4

239000-04

Sa Jan 25-Mar 8

9-9:30am

$35/$45

Jan 24

239000-05

Sa Mar 22-May 3

9-9:30am

$35/$45

Mar 21

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

PRESCHOOL LEVELS

Guppies (3-5 years) Participants will feel comfortable and safely enjoy the water. Elementary aquatic skills provide the skill base for further progress. Includes front/ back floating, blowing bubbles, paddle strokes on front and back with support.

Activity #

Date

Time

239010-01

M,W Jan 20-Feb 12

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Jan 17

239010-02

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 13

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Jan 20

239010-03

M,W Feb 24-Mar 26

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Feb 21

239010-04

Tu, Th Feb 25-Mar 27

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Feb 24

239010-05

M,W Apr 7-30

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Apr 4

239010-06

Tu, Th Apr 8-May 1

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Apr 7

239010-07

Sa Jan 25-Mar 8

9:35-10:05am

$35/$45

Jan 24

239010-08

Sa Mar 22-May 3

9:35-10:05am

$35/$45

Mar 21

Blacksburg Aquatic Center Patron Appreciation Day Visit the Blacksburg Aquatic Center on Wednesday, February 19 for a celebration of patrons and friends. Activities for this special event will begin at 11 am and end at 6 pm. This event is free to the public and will feature fun, games and refreshments. For more information and to register, call 540-961-1852.

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS

Minnows (3-5 years) Prerequisite: Guppies or 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.

Level 1 - Starfish (6 + years) Participants will 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.

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.

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Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239015-01

M,W Jan 20-Feb 12

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Jan 17

239015-02

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 13

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Jan 20

239015-03

M,W Feb 24-Mar 26

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Feb 21

239015-04

Tu, Th Feb 25-Mar 27

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Feb 24

239015-05

M,W Apr 7-30

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Apr 4

239015-06

Tu, Th Apr 8-May 1

5:35-6:05pm

$40/$50

Apr 7

239015-07

Sa Jan 25-Mar 8

9:35-10:05am

$35/$45

Jan 24

239015-08

Sa Mar 22-May 3

9:35-10:05am

$35/$45

Mar 21

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239018-01

M,W Jan 20-Feb 12

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Jan 17

239018-02

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 13

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Jan 20

239018-03

M,W Feb 24-Mar 26

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Feb 21

239018-04

Tu, Th Feb 25-Mar 27

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Feb 24

239018-05

M,W Apr 7-30

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Apr 4

239018-06

Tu, Th Apr 8-May 1

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Apr 7

239018-07

Sa Jan 25-Mar 8

10:45-11:30am

$35/$45

Jan 24

239018-08

Sa Mar 22-May 3

10:45-11:30am

$35/$45

Mar 21

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239020-01

M,W Jan 20-Feb 12

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Jan 17

239020-02

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 13

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Jan 20

239020-03

M,W Feb 24-Mar 26

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Feb 21

239020-04

Tu, Th Feb 25-Mar 27

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Feb 24

239020-05

M,W Apr 7-30

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Apr 4

239020-06

Tu, Th Apr 8-May 1

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Apr 7

239020-07

Sa Jan 25-Mar 8

10:45-11:30am

$35/$45

Jan 24

239020-08

Sa Mar 22-May 3

10:45-11:30am

$35/$45

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM Level 3 - Sting Rays (6 + years) 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.

Level 4 - Swordfish (6 + years) Prerequisite: Level 3 or must be 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.

Level 5 - Dolphins (6 + years) 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.

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Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239030-01

M,W Jan 20-Feb 12

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Jan 17

239030-02

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 13

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Jan 20

239030-03

M,W Feb 24-Mar 26

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Feb 21

239030-04

Tu, Th Feb 25-Mar 27

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Feb 24

239030-05

M,W Apr 7-30

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Apr 4

239030-06

Tu, Th Apr 8-May 1

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Apr 7

239030-07

Sa Jan 25-Mar 8

9:50-10:35am

$35/$45

Jan 24

239030-08

Sa Mar 22-May 3

9:50-10:35am

$35/$45

Mar 21

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239040-01

M,W Jan 20-Feb 12

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Jan 17

239040-02

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 13

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Jan 20

239040-03

M,W Feb 24-Mar 26

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Feb 21

239040-04

Tu, Th Feb 25-Mar 27

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Feb 24

239040-05

M,W Apr 7-30

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Apr 4

239040-06

Tu, Th Apr 8-May 1

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Apr 7

239040-07

Sa Jan 25-Mar 8

10:35-11:20am

$35/$45

Jan 24

239040-08

Sa Mar 22-May 3

10:35-11:20am

$35/$45

Mar 21

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239050-01

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 13

5:25-6:10pm

$40/$50

Jan 20

239050-02

Tu, Th Feb 25-Mar 27

5:25-6:10pm

$40/$50

Feb 24

239050-03

Tu, Th Apr 8-May 1

5:25-6:10pm

$40/$50

Apr 7

239050-04

Sa Jan 25-Mar 8

9-9:45am

$35/$45

Jan 24

239050-05

Sa Mar 22-May 3

9-9:45am

$35/$45

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS AMERICAN RED CROSS LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM Level 6 - Orcas (6 + years) 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.

Hydro-Exploration For kids 8-18 who are beyond swim lessons but not competitive swimmers. Includes water sports, games and safety. Prerequisite: Must be able to swim one pool length each on front and back and tread water one minute. Age-appropriate groups will be defined based on enrollment.

Get Wet (15 + years) An introductory water program designed for adults or teens that may be fearful about water activities. Instructors provide extra patience and understanding while developing fundamental skills in basic water safety, water adjustment and swimming techniques.

Conditioning and Training Team (CATT) Supervised practices in a fun and supportive environment. Workouts will focus on improving techniques for all strokes. Meets Monday and Thursday evenings 6:30-7:30pm.

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Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239060-01

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 13

5:25-6:10pm

$40/$50

Jan 20

239060-02

Tu, Th Feb 25-Mar 27

5:25-6:10pm

$40/$50

Feb 24

239060-03

Tu, Th Apr 8-May 1

5:25-6:10pm

$40/$50

Apr 7

239060-04

Sa Jan 25-Mar 8

9-9:45am

$35/$45

Jan 24

239060-05

Sa Mar 22-May 3

9-9:45am

$35/$45

Mar 21

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239090-01

M,W Jan 20-Feb 12

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Jan 17

239090-02

M,W Feb 24-Mar 26

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Feb 21

239090-03

M,W Apr 7-30

6:15-7pm

$40/$50

Apr 4

239090-04

Sa Jan 25-Mar 8

9:5010:35am

$35/$45

Jan 24

239090-05

Sa Mar 22-May 3

9:5010:35am

$35/$45

Mar 21

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239080-01

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 13

7-8pm

$40/$50

Jan 20

239080-02

Tu, Th Feb 25-Mar 27

7-8pm

$40/$50

Feb 24

239080-03

Tu, Th Apr 8-May 1

7-8pm

$40/$50

Apr 7

239080-04

Sa Jan 25-Mar 8

11-11:45pm

$35/$45

Jan 24

239080-05

Sa Mar 22-May 3

11-11:45pm

$35/$45

Mar 21

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239099 – 01

Jan 6- 30

6:30-7:30pm

$30 / $40

Jan 3

239099 – 02

Feb 3-27

6:30-7:30pm

$30 / $40

Jan 31

239099 – 03

Mar 3-31

6:30-7:30pm

$30 / $40

Feb 28

Prerequisite: Open to anyone 5 years to 18 years old. Must be able to swim 50 yards without stopping or holding onto pool deck / lane lines. Must also be able to tread water for 60 seconds.

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS ADULT SWIM CLASSES

Synchronized Swimming Make a splash and learn the fundamentals of this graceful sport. Learn sculling techniques, layouts, torpedoes, ballet legs and more. Classes are a great way to stay in shape and make friends in a supportive environment. Prerequisite: Open to anyone 14 years and older. Must be able to swim the length of the pool (25m) and tread water. Introduction to Total Immersion (TI) Swimming (19+ years) TI is a unique swimming education program, unlike any other, that teaches swimmers of all levels the secret of effortless swimming for any distance. Learn balance and streamlining during this introductory course.

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TABATA Surf & Turf NE Tabata interval training is one of the most effective types of high intensity interval training. Mixing this format in the water and on the deck will help you tone muscle, lose weight and increase endurance. Prerequisite: Open to anyone 14 years and older.  Must be able to swim the length of the pool (25m) and tread water for at least 60 seconds. 

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239082-01

Jan 21-Mar 4

6pm

$30/$40

Jan 20

239082-02

Mar 18-Apr 29

6pm

$30/$40

Mar 17

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239081-01

Feb 5-14

6pm

$100/$110

Feb 4

239081-02

Feb 26 -Mar 7

6pm

$100/$110

Feb 25

239081-03

April 9-18

6pm

$100/$110

Apr 8

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239086-01

Jan 22-Feb 26

6pm

$30/$40

Jan 21

239086-02

Mar 5-Apr 9

6pm

$30/$40

Mar 4

239086-03

Apr 16-May 21

6pm

$30/$40

Apr 15

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

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

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. Day 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

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS HOME SCHOOL SWIM LESSONS

Home school lessons are available for children who do not attend public school during the day. Lessons will meet once a week on Wednesdays for seven weeks and are available for preschool ages up through 13 years.

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239091-W1

W Jan 22-Mar 5 Preschool Level

1-1:30pm

$35/$45

Jan 21

239092-W1

W Jan 22-Mar 5 Home School Level 1

1:35-2:05pm

$35/$45

Jan 21

239093-W1

W Jan 22-Mar 5 Home School Level 2 & 3

2:10-2:55pm

$35/$45

Jan 21

239094-W1

W Jan 22-Mar 5 Home School Level 4, 5 & 6

1-1:45pm

$35/$45

Jan 21

239091-S1

W Mar 19-Apr 30 Preschool Level

1-1:30pm

$35/$45

Mar 18

239092-S1

W Mar 19-Apr 30 Home School Level 1

1:35-2:05pm

$35/$45

Mar 18

239093-S1

W Mar 19-Apr 30 Home School Level 2 & 3

2:10-2:55pm

$35/$45

Mar 18

239094-S1

W Mar 19-Apr 30 Home School Level 4, 5 & 6

1-1:45pm

$35/$45

Mar 18

AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATION CLASSES Lifeguard Training (15 + years) Lifeguard candidates will learn the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies. Candidates must pass the following prerequisites:

• Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl and breaststroke. • Swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10lb object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards back to starting point with object and exit water without using a ladder or steps within one minute, 40 seconds. • Tread water for two minutes without using hands

Students must attend all class sessions, demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities, demonstrate competency in the three final skill scenarios and correctly answer 80% of the questions in the three sections of the final written exam.

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239210-01

M-F Feb 17-28

6-9pm

$190/$200

Feb 14

239210-02

M-F Mar 24-Apr 4

6-9pm

$190/$200

Mar 21

239210-03

M-F Apr 21-May 2

6-9pm

$190/$200

Apr 18

Lifeguard Recertification Class (15 + years) This class will cover all of the skills required to renew ARC Lifeguard Training. CPR/FPR, AED, and First Aid certifications are included.

Activity #

Date

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239229-01

Sa Apr 12

8:30am-3pm

$50/$60

Apr 11

239229-02

Sa May 10

8:30am-3pm

$50/$60

May 9

Location

Blacksburg Aquatic Center

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AQUATICS PROGRAMS AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATION CLASSES Babysitting (11-15 years) 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

Time

Fee (R/NR)

239228-01

Sa Feb 22

9am-4pm

$50/$60

Feb 21

239228-02

Sa Mar 22

9am-4pm

$50/$60

Mar 21

239228-03

Sa Apr 19

9am-4pm

$50/$60

Apr 18

239228-04

Sa May 17

9am-4pm

$50/$60

May 16

Location

Register By

Blacksburg Community Center

Community First Aid (11+ years) Learn 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

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Register By

239218-01

Th Jan 30

6-9pm

$50/$60

Jan 29

239218-02

Th Mar 27

6-9pm

$50/$60

Mar 26

239218-03

Th May 15

6-9pm

$50/$60

May 14

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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

Time

Fee (R/NR)

239225-01

Tu Feb 11

5-9pm

$70/$80

Feb 10

239225-02

Tu Apr 22

5-9pm

$70/$80

Apr 21

Location

Register By

Blacksburg Community Center

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MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE JEFF KLEPPIN

Golf Shop Supervisor 540-961-1137 jkleppin@blacksburg.gov Tee times recommended. Call 540-961-1137 up to seven days in advance to make a reservation.

GOLF COURSE RATES

18 holes with cart . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . $26 9 holes with cart . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . $19 Walking (all day) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12 9-hole cart fee (per rider) . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . $8

Annual Pass Fees

Individual Annual Pass . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . $375 Family Annual Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$525 Junior Academy Pass. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . $225 M-F Annual Pass Renewal* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$325 M-F Annual Pass Renewal Dependent Add-on* . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . $100 *Renewals only. No new weekday passes will be sold.

2014 WEEKLY GOLF PROGRAMS MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS

March 10 - August. This nine-hole scramble features different teams each week. Prizes awarded. Open to the first 36 golfers who make a reservation. Check in by 5:30 pm, shotgun start at 5:45 pm. Fee: $15

TUESDAY NIGHT SKINS GAME

Starting March 11, come to the Hill on Tuesday nights for a weekly nine-hole SKINS game. Throw the entry fee in the pot and for a chance to win. Regular daily fees apply.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT NRVGA NIGHT

Come out on Wednesdays and meet the members of the New River Valley Golf Association. They will conduct weekly individual or team competitions. Visit the pro shop or go to www.golfthehill.com for more information.

THURSDAY NIGHT JUNIOR ACADEMY NIGHT

On Thursdays starting in April, the Junior Academy will meet for golf instruction under the direction of PGA apprentice Warren Taylor. Taylor and his staff will offer weekly lessons on the practice range and green and organize competitions.

WINE AND NINE – MAY 9, JUNE 13, JULY 11, AUGUST 8, 5 PM

Come the second Friday of every month, May – August, for some wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres before it’s off to the tee for some friendly and fun competition. Reservations required. Open to the first 36 who reserve. Fee: $20

Visit the Hill online at

www.golfthehill.com www.facebook.com/golfthehill www.twitter.com/golfthehill

FAMILY GOLF DAY – MAY 16, JUNE 20, JULY 18, AUGUST 15

Every third Friday May - August, bring the whole family out to take advantage of the PGA’s Tee It Forward program that lets families tee the ball closer to the green. Fee: $30 per family. Tee times are recommended.

for daily announcements and important information.

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2014 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE SPRING SCRAMBLE SATURDAY, MARCH 29

Entry Fee: $140 per team Gather a foursome for first 18-hole Captain’s Choice scramble of the season. It could be cold, but play anyway.

2-MAN BEST BALL SATURDAY, APRIL 12

Entry Fee: $70 per team Grab a partner and compete in this 18-hole two man best ball team tournament.

FOURTH ANNUAL COHEE CUP THURSDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 24-27

Entry Fee: $130 per player This Ryder Cup event is open to the first 24 paid golfers. The four-day event includes: team dinner at Bull & Bones, Foursomes match, Four-ball match and Singles matches. Gift, prizes and refreshments will be provided.

SCHOOL’S OUT SHOOTOUT SATURDAY, MAY 10

Entry Fee: $140 per team Take some time out from studying and come for a four man Captain’s Choice tournament. Relieve some stress on the golf course and win some prizes.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REVENGE SATURDAY, MAY 24

Entry Fee: $140 per team The Superintendant and his staff get a little payback. This is a four person, 18-hole scramble with course conditions and hazards that are never found any other day of the year.

FATHER/CHILD TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, JUNE 14

Entry Fee: $70 per team Fathers, come celebrate by playing in a Father/Child Captain’s Choice tournament.

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PAR-3 SHOOTOUT SATURDAY, JUNE 28

Entry Fee: $140 per team This is an 18-hole tournament and every hole is a par-3 for a four-person team. The two best scores on each hole count. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pins.

MEMBER/GUEST SATURDAY, JULY 13

Entry Fee: $70 per team This is a one-day, 18 hole best ball tournament for our members and their guests. Prizes and lunch will be provided.

PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF THE HILL SATURDAY, JULY 26

Entry Fee: $35, free to Junior Academy Members Our Juniors and Junior Academy members vie for the Club Championship in a one-day stroke play competition. Open to golfers ages 16 and under.

QUEEN OF THE HILL SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Entry Fee: $50, free to Junior Academy Members Our Juniors and Junior Academy members vie for the Club Championship. Two days of stroke play competition for our golfers ages 16 and under.

KING OF THE HILL SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 23–24

Entry Fee: $80 per player Men square off for a two-day stroke play tournament for the club championship. Eighteen holes of golf Saturday, Sunday and one practice round the week before. Prizes and refreshments included.

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ADAM LLOYD

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

YOUTH ATHLETICS YOUTH T-BALL

Sign up in person or over the phone. Late registrations taken upon availability, will be assessed a $10 late fee. Practices and games will start in April.

Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

205000 TB

Apr-Jun

5-6

TBA

$35/$45

Location

Nellie’s Cave T-Ball Field and/or Harding Elementary M Feb 10-F Mar 14

Registration *As of Aug 1, 2014

GIRLS YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

Sign up in person or over the phone. Late registrations taken upon availability, will be assessed a $10 late fee. Practices will start in March.

YOUTH WRESTLING

A seven week program beginning in February with practices held for one hour, 3-4 days a week. Optional competitions held at surrounding localities.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

205007-VB

Mar-Apr

Grades 5-8

TBA

$35/$45

Location

Blacksburg Community Center and Kipps Gym

Registration

Tu Jan 21-F Feb 21

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

205004 WR

Feb 24-Apr 12

Grades K-6

TBA

$25/$35

Location

Blacksburg High School Wrestling Room

Registration

Tu Jan 21-F Feb 21

SUMMER CAMP AND JOB FAIR 2014 The Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite parents and friends to the annual Summer Camp Fair. Families will be introduced to area summer camps and assisted in planning summer activities. Potential camp staffers are also invited to attend and meet with the camping professionals regarding employment. Thursday, March 20, 4–6pm, Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive Area camps are invited to participate. Tables are $15 for a standard eight foot table. For more information, call 540-961-1180 or email jleahy@blacksburg.gov.

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ADULT ATHLETICS SOFTBALL

Registration will be at the 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. Ball Requirements: Balls must be marked core 44 or 47, cork center. Bat Restrictions: No Miken Ultra II bats of any kind allowed. For more information, please call 961-1135. Play begins the week of April 14 or 21.

CHURCH ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

League eligibility: Must be a member or attending the sponsoring church. Allowed to play in one church league only.

Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

215001 CA

Apr-Jul

14 & up

TBA

$240

215001 CB

Apr-Jul

14 & up

TBA

$240

215001 CC

Apr-Jul

14 & up

TBA

$240

*August 1, 2014

COED ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

League eligibility: Allowed to play in one coed league only.

Location

Jaycee and Toms Creek Fields

Registration

Feb 18-Mar 21

Activity #

Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

215001 XA

Apr-Jul

17 & up

TBA

$240

215001 XB

Apr-Jul

17 & up

TBA

$240

215001 XC

Apr-Jul

17 & up

TBA

$240

*August 1, 2014 Location

Jaycee and Toms Creek Fields

Registration

Feb 18-Mar 21

MEN’S ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Activity # League eligibility: 50% of roster must be Town of Blacksburg residents. Additional 215001 MA fee of $10 per non-resident, (please 215001 MB see resident description in “General Information” section in the front of 215001 MC brochure). Allowed to play in one men’s league only. *August 1, 2014

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Date

*Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Apr-Jul

17 & up

TBA

$240

Apr-Jul

17 & up

TBA

$240

Apr-Jul

17 & up

TBA

$240

Location

Jaycee and Toms Creek Fields

Registration

Feb 18-Mar 21

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ATHLETIC PROGRAMS ADULT ATHLETICS ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES

6 vs. 6 League with Officials Registration is January 14-24 at the Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive. Registration packets available at the center beginning January 2. Activity #

Date

Fee (R/NR)

212401-V1 Coed

W, Th Feb-Apr

$120/team

212401-V1 Women’s

M Feb-Apr

$120/team

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

OPEN ADULT LUNCHTIME BASKETBALL Ages: 18 & up Days: Tu, Th Time: Noon-1pm Place: Blacksburg Community Center Fee: Free

OPEN ADULT LUNCHTIME VOLLEYBALL Ages: Days: Time: Place: Fee:

18 & up M, W, F Noon-2pm Blacksburg Community Center Free

OPEN ADULT BADMINTON

Ages: 18 & up Days: Tu Time: 11am-12:30pm Place: Blacksburg Community Center Fee: Free All open adult programs are subject to change without notice. Please call the Blacksburg Community Center before coming at 540-961-1149.

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ADULT PROGRAMS JACK LEAHY

Community Center Supervisor 540-961-1880 jleahy@blacksburg.gov DANCE PROGRAMS PARTNER DANCE FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

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

SPRING SAMPLER - FREE

Perfect for new dancers. See styles, ask questions, and learn a little dancing. NEW - Sign up for a partner dance class at the Sampler and get $6 off a class fee.

Activity # 112100-Q2

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

W Jan 8

14 & up

7-8pm

FREE

BACHATA: LEVEL 1

Activity # **Date Ages Love Salsa and Merengue? Try Bachata. With fun, 212100-L1 W Feb 26-Mar 26 14 & up upbeat music, Bachata is a treat for new and expe*$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom **No class Mar 12 rienced dancers.

CAROLINA SHAG: LEVEL 1

Activity # Date Who doesn’t Love Beach Music? Come and learn 212100-S1 Tu Apr 8-29 to move those boogie shoes and go dancin’ in the sand. Previous experience with East Coast Swing *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom encouraged, but not required.

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

7-8pm

$5/$10

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$5/$10

CHA CHA: LEVEL 1

Activity # *Date Ages Time Fast and sassy, Cha Cha is a cheeky, sexy Latin 212100-L2 Tu Feb 25-Mar 25 14 & up 8:15-9:15pm dance perfect for dancing to contemporary R&B, funk, country, and classic rock as well as popular *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom **No class Mar 11 Latin music.

EAST COAST SWING: LEVEL 1

Activity # Date Get ready to dance the night away to groovy rock 212100-S2 Tu Jan 21-Feb 11 n’ roll and up-beat blues. Embrace that swingin’ style and all the turns that make East Coast the big *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom daddy of swings.

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

7:15-8:15pm

$5/$10

Activity # **Date Ages Breezy and fun for beginners. Step out with a part212100-B1 W Feb 26-Mar 26 14 & up ner and sail onto the dance floor like Fred Astaire with this ballroom classic, perfect for dancing *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom **No class Mar 12 to the old crooners. Want more? Check out the “Classes-by-Request.” Activity # Date Disco Fever is raging, so learn the Hustle. Great for 212100-S3 Tu Apr 8-29 new dancers, this class will cover the moves, turns, and spins that made the Disco Inferno burn. Want *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom more Hustle? Check out the “Classes-by-Request.”

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$5/$10

14 & up

FOX TROT: LEVEL 1

HUSTLE: LEVEL 1

*Fee (R/NR)

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

6-7pm

$5/$10

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

14 & up

7:15-8:15pm

$5/$10

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ADULT PROGRAMS MERENGUE: LEVEL 1

Activity # Date Fun and easy for new dancers.Get the party going 212100-L3 W Jan 22-Feb 12 with this fast, flirty Latin dance, full of hip action *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom and great for Latin, club, and other fast music.

NIGHT CLUB TWO STEP: LEVEL 1

Activity # Date Looking for the perfect slow dance for weddings 212100-C1 Tu Jan 21-Feb 11 and parties? Night Club Two-Step is the dance. Graceful and romantic, great for beginners, ideal *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom for proms, weddings, and special occasions.

SALSA: LEVEL 1

Activity # Date Add a little spice to one’s dance life with this saucy 212100-L4 W Apr 9-30 Latin dance. It’s fast, fun, and ready to party. Previous dance experience recommended, but not *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom required.

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

14 & up

7-8pm

$5/$10

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$5/$10

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

14 & up

7-8pm

$5/$10

SINGLE TIME SWING: LEVEL 1

Activity # **Date Ages Time Fast and fun for new dancers. Jive and jitterbug to 212100-S4 Tu Feb 25-Mar 25 14 & up 7:15-8:15pm big band swings with this hip, happy dance filled with exciting twists and turns sure to get those toes *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom **No class Mar 11 tapping.

TANGO: LEVEL 1

Activity # Date The romance, the power, the passion, the Tango. 212100-B2 W Apr 9-30 The staccato timing and stalking grace of American Tango create a dynamic and passionate energy *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom perfect for avid dancers.

WALTZ: LEVEL 1

Activity # Date Never danced before? Get immersed in this ball212100-B3 W Jan 22-Feb 12 room classic. The light and airy grace of Waltz will have dancers gliding across the floor, whirling as if *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom in a classic romantic movie.

WALTZ: LEVEL 3

Activity # Date The light and airy grace of Waltz will have dancers 212100-B4 Tu Jan 21-Feb 11 gliding across the floor, whirling as if in a classic romantic movie. Previous Level 2 Waltz required. *$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom

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

Want to continue some Social Dance classes at a higher level? Looking for a certain style of dance, but can’t find it? Contact Sapphire at info@sapphiredance.com or 540-382-8782. Pre-registration required for CBRs.

Activity # 212100-Q3 212100-Q4 212100-Q5 212100-Q6 212100-Q7

$5/$10

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

14 & up

6-7pm

$5/$10

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

14 & up

6-7pm

$5/$10

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$5/$10

**Date

Ages

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

W Jan 22-Feb 12

14 & up

8-9pm

$5/$10

Tu Feb 25-Mar 25

14 & up

6:15-7:15pm

$5/$10

W Feb 26-Mar 26

14 & up

8-9pm

$5/$10

Tu Apr 8-29

14 & up

8:15-9:15pm

$5/$10

W Apr 9-30

14 & up

8-9pm

$5/$10

*$32 payable to Sapphire Ballroom **No class Mar 11 and 12

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ADULT PROGRAMS INDOOR DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

For puppies 10-16 weeks old. Class includes puppy socialization and the beginning of puppy basic manners. Puppies attend all classes. For more information, contact Rose Higdon at rosie@hi-d-ho-dogtraining.com.

BEGINNER/NOVICE DOG CLASS

For dogs 4.5 months and older. The course focuses on basic manners like sit, down, stay, come, walking on leash and jumping up. No dogs the first night. For more information, contact Rose Higdon at rosie@hi-d-ho-dogtraining.com.

OUTDOOR DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES OUTDOOR BEGINNING CLASSES

This class covers basic dog obedience. Dogs must be six months or older. First class is without the dog. For more information contact Judy at 540-544-7556.

OUTDOOR ADVANCED CLASS

This class reviews obedience skills and works toward having the dog off lead all the time. Dogs must be six months or older. Dogs attend all classes. For more information contact Judy at 540-544-7556.

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Activity #

Date

Age

Time

212230-D1

Tu Jan 28-Mar 4

16 & up

2-2:50pm

$80/$90

212230-D3

Tu Mar 25-Apr 29

16 & up

2-2:50pm

$80/$90

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Fee (R/NR)

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212230-D2

Tu Jan 28-Mar 4

16 & up

1-1:50pm

$80/$90

212230-D4

Tu Mar 25-Apr 29

16 & up

1-1:50pm

$80/$90

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

212230 – D5

Sa Mar15-May3

16 & up

9:3010:30am

Location

The first class meets at Shelter 2 at Municipal Park and all remaining classes will meet behind the tennis courts.

Fee (R/NR)

$55/$65

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

212230 – D6

Sa Mar15-May3

16 & up

11am-noon

Location

The first class meets at Shelter 2 at Municipal Park and all remaining classes will meet behind the tennis courts.

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Fee (R/NR)

$55/$65


ADULT PROGRAMS ! ITALIAN FOR ADULTS NEW

The best way to learn is through the focus on dialogue and application of the language. It is also engaging and fun. There would be time for discussion, questions and answers and brief grammar instruction.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

202313-T1

M Feb 3-24

13 & up

7-7:55pm

$35/$45

202313-T2

M Mar 3-24

13 & up

7-7:55pm

$35/$45

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

ONLINE E-LEARNING COURSES Check out the e-learning healthcare courses from Health Ed Today offered through Blacksburg Parks and Recreation. These courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience. Each course includes: 24 hour a day instructor support and course mentors; engaging labs, student exercises and course videos; all textbooks, workbooks and student materials; a new secure student website which includes career resources and other training. These exciting courses include: Pharmacy Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, Dental Assisting, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, Medical Billing and Coding, and more. All programs include textbooks, workbooks and students materials. Certain programs include clinical externships and national certifications. Myedtoday offers courses in Business and Management, Project Management & Quality, Healthcare, Green Technology, Criminal Justice and Law, IT, Software and Web Development. To experience a course demonstration and to learn more about these exciting new programs and to see fees, visit www.myedtoday.com/blacksburg and www.healthedtoday.com/blacksburg.

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HEALTH AND FITNESS EXERCISE CLASSES The following eight classes are ongoing and interchangeable. Passes are good for one year from the date of purchase. Each participant needs to purchase their own pass. A pass must be active in order to participate in the class. Please check with a doctor before beginning any fitness program. Fees (R/NR): 13 time pass $25/$35; 35 time pass $55/$65

STRENGTH TRAINING CLASS

Commit to a stronger self or improve a current routine. There are tremendous benefits to weight training besides strength. Improve balance, range of motion, good posture and functional performance of everyday activities.

AEROBICS

Program focuses on improving muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, range of motion, stability and balance. Learn to develop a healthy lifestyle in a comfortable atmosphere. It’s never too late to start.

BOOT CAMP LITE

A low impact lower intensity version of Regular Boot Camp.

HEALTHY BACKS

An exercise class with a focus on participants regaining or maintaining muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and a back free of pain and stiffness. Fitness and relaxation as well as other benefits.

PILATES

A gentle introduction to the fundamentals of Mat-Work Pilates. Strengthen and lengthen the body through sequential movement and development of core support with proper breathing.

BOOT CAMP

A cardio/strength training and core training combination. Exercise through intervals of each to get the maximum fat burning workout.

30 MINUTE HIGH INTENSITY WORKOUT NEW!

A cardio/strength training and core training combination. Exercise through intervals of each to get the maximum fat burning workout.

ZUMBA

Come in right after work, get a strenuous workout and leave for home – all in 30 minutes.

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Date

Time

Tu, Th

9-9:55am

Date

Time

M,W, F

9-9:55am

Date

Time

Th

10-10:55am

Date

Time

M, W, F

10:30-11:25am

Date

Time

Tu, F

9-9:55am

Date

Time

M, W

5:15-6:15pm

Date

Time

Tu, Th

5:20-5:50pm

Date

Time

M, W, F

10-10:55am

Tu - Golden Zumba

10-10:55am

Tu, Th

6-7pm

Th - Zumba Toning

10-10:55am

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HEALTH AND FITNESS EXERCISE CLASSES 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

After purchasing a pass for the fitness center, staff can provide general instruction on the proper use of the fitness center equipment. Once registered for the orientation, staff will set up an appointment. For exercise beginners or those with specific needs, try the Personal Training program with a certified trainer. 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.

YOGA PASSES

Gain strength and flexibility with gentle yoga for those with limited physical abilities or who are beginning to get into exercise. Pay only for the classes attended.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

Gentle Yoga

Tu, Th

16 & up

10:15-11:45am

Beg/Mod Yoga

W

16 & up

5:45-7:15pm

Six time pass $45/$55 12 time pass $85/$95

Location

! BODYWORK RELAXATION NEW

Relieve stress and joint and muscle tightness with facilitated muscle relaxation and stretching. Complete a fitness workout with this assisted stretch and relaxation massage.

Activity #

Time

Date

Age

Fee

212003-B1 toT1

9-10:10am

Fridays by appointment only

18 & up

$45 per session

212003-B2 to T2

10:3011:40am

Fridays by appointment only

18 & up

$45 per session

212003-B3 to T3

Noon-1:10pm

Fridays by appointment only

18 & up

$45 per session

Location

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HEALTH AND FITNESS EXERCISE CLASSES ! KICK BOXING AROBICS NEW

This class combines light punches and kicks mixed with fun dance moves all set to upbeat music help folks get in shape and smiling in no time. Appropriate for all fitness levels.

CARDIO BARRE NEW!

An innovative workout combining yoga, Pilates, cardio, and strength training. Become lean, sculpted and completely addicted after just a few classes. No dance experience required and built for all fitness levels.

Activity #

Pregnant or just had a baby? Learn safe and effective exercises for each trimester of pregnancy and after giving birth in this two week class. Siblings may sit quietly during class.

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Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212001-K1

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 13

16 & up

5:30-6:30pm

$40/$50

212001-K2

Tu, Th Feb 18-Mar 13

16 & up

5:30-6:30pm

$40/$50

212001-K3

Tu, Th Mar 18-Apr 10

16 & up

5:30-6:30pm

$40/$50

Location

Cardio Uncaged, 907 A Hethwood Boulevard next to Food Lion off of Prices Fork Road

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212001-C1

M, Th Jan 20-Feb 13

16 & up

6:30-7:30pm

$40/$50

212001-C2

M, Th Feb 17 -Mar 13

16 & up

6:30-7:30pm

$40/$50

212001-C3

M, Th Mar 17 -Apr 10

16 & up

6:30-7:30pm

$40/$50

Location

PRENATAL/POST NATAL EXERCISE CLASS

Date

Cardio Uncaged, 907 A Hethwood Boulevard next to Food Lion off of Prices Fork Road

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

212301-N1

Tu, Th Jan 21-30

Parent

9-10am

$20/$30

212301-N2

Tu, Th Feb 18-27

Parent

9-10am

$20/$30

212301-N3

Tu, Th Mar 18-27

Parent

9-10am

$20/$30

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

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SENIOR AND ADULT PROGRAMS JOY HERBERT

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

CLASSES FOR EDUCATION AND LEISURE COMPUTER, SMARTPHONE, TABLET – OH MY!

Volunteers from Computer Science Community Service will be sharing their skills with the community. Get help for computer, smart phone and tablets. Bring questions and suggestions for presentations. All ages and skill levels welcome. Schedule will be available in January. Free.

HEALTH AND FITNESS MORNING TAI CHI

Increase balance, strength, circulation and mental focus in this class. Tai Chi is based on slow, gentle and relaxed movements that incorporate the whole body. Three six-week sessions are offered this season.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223503-B1

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 27

All ages

10-11am

$40/$50

223503-B2

Tu, Th Mar 4-Apr 10

All ages

10-11am

$40/$50

223503-B3

Tu, Th Apr 15-May 22

All ages

10-11am

$40/$50

Location

EVENING TAI CHI

Increase balance, strength, circulation and mental focus in this class. Tai Chi is based on slow, gentle and relaxed movements that incorporate the whole body. Three six-week sessions are offered this season.

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223503-A1

Tu, Th Jan 21-Feb 27

All ages

7:30-8:30pm

$40/$50

223503-A2

Tu, Th Mar 4-Apr 10

All ages

7:30-8:30pm

$40/$50

223503-A5

Tu, Th Apr 15-May 22

All ages

7:30-8:30pm

$40/$50

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

*Per session

ONGOING AARP CHAPTER #2613

AARP has general membership meetings at 11:30am each month. These are usually luncheon meetings with everyone bringing a bagged lunch. Interesting and informative presentations follow. Meetings are open to the public.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

No registration required

Tu Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 15 and May 20

All ages

11:30am

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

TAX ASSISTANCE

Frank Lau will be offering tax service for seniors and modest income people. Schedule available in December. Call him at 540-558-8849 for more information. Free but a contribution to defray expenses is appreciated.

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SENIOR AND ADULT PROGRAMS ONGOING ART LOVER’S CLUB

Join fellow artists or would-be artists for a weekly opportunity to learn and share painting/drawing skills. Artist and instructor, Betty Moore, will lead the class and provide instruction, critique and future projects.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223201-A3

Tu Jan 21-May 27

All ages

9:30-11:30am

$55/$65

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

* Fee includes four, two hour classes. Dates to be determined. Supplies extra.

BOOK CLUB

The next best thing to reading a great book is talking about it with friends. Program is Free and all ages are welcome. *Th Feb 13 The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Stout *Th Mar 13 The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas *Th Apr 10 The Ghost Map Steven Johnson *Th May 8 Evensong by Gail Goodwin

BRIDGE AND MAHJONG

The following programs take place weekly. Room is reserved for any group. For Duplicate Bridge, contact Richard Huber at 304466-0341 or richard55fla@yahoo.com. For all other programs contact Joy Herbert at 9611134 or jherbert@blacksburg.gov. No registration required.

Activity #

Date

Book

Time

Fee (R/NR)

No registration required

*

*

2pm

FREE

Location

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

KNITTERS GROUP

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

LINE DANCING WITH CASS LONG

It’s fun and great exercise. Line dance to a variety of music, (50s to current). No partner needed. No prior dance experience necessary. Beginners are encouraged to come at 1pm.

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

No registration required

M, W

All ages

10am-noon

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

No Registration Required

Th

All ages

1:30-2:30pm

$5/ class; pay instructor

Location

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SENIOR AND ADULT PROGRAMS ONGOING

VICAP (VIRGINIA INSURANCE AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)

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

WRITERS 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 that great American novel. Readings are purely voluntary.

! PILLOW TALK NEW

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

No registration required

TBA

50 & up

TBA

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

No registration required

First Friday of the month

All ages

2pm

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

CLASSES FOR EDUCATION AND LEISURE

Jeb Rawnsley D.C., of Giles Chiropractic Clinic will present a seminar on sleep including mechanics, proper posture, pillows, and ideas for a better sleep. Registration required.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-1A

F Feb 7

50 yrs & up

1pm

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

SPECIAL EVENTS 2014 SENIOR OLYMPIC GAMES – HOSTED BY RADFORD PARKS AND RECREATION

A favorite annual event for those 50 and above. Participate or watch fellow seniors compete in events including shuffleboard, badminton, golf, bowling, horseshoes, riflery, billiards, and more. Registration forms and more details will be available in early February. Events are supported by Parks and Recreation programs of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Christiansburg and Wytheville and will be held April 27- May 2.

! ALZHEIMER’S VS. DEMENTIA NEW

Let’s travel to Radford and learn more about Alzheimer’s diagnosis, symptoms, stages and the difference between Dementia. Refreshments will be served.

BIRTHDAY BASH BINGO

Let’s travel to Christiansburg and celebrate birthdays for the months of April thru June. Bring $1 in quarters for bingo prizes. Refreshments, birthday cake and drinks provided.

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Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-3C

Tu Mar 18

All ages

9:15am12:45pm

$2

Location

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

Registration Deadline

Mar 14

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-1B

Tu Apr 8

All ages

11am-2pm

Free

Location

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

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SENIOR AND ADULT PROGRAMS SPECIAL EVENTS CANDY BAR BINGO

Let’s travel to Meadowbrook community center for a twist of an old-fashioned game. Each participant brings two wrapped, full sized candy bars to be placed in the prize pool.

CLARA’S KITCHEN

Clara will be preparing hearty fare for us this season. Sign up for one or both. Space is limited. Meals will be accompanied with sides. * 223304-04 : Chicken with mushrooms and artichokes in a sherry sauce served with orzo, salad and dessert

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-2F

Th Feb 20

All ages

1-4pm

$1

Location

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 12:45pm.

Registration Deadline

Feb 13

Activity #

Date

*Meal

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223304-04

Th Apr 3

*

1pm

$5/$10

223304-05

Tu May 6

**

1pm

$5/$10

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

** 223304-05: Ribs, potato salad, slaw, baked beans and dessert.

HOBO SOUP BINGO

Let’s travel to Christiansburg Recreation center for a “make our soup” luncheon and a fun game of bingo. Bring an ingredient such as frozen or canned vegetables, beans, noodles, and a $1 in quarters for bingo.

MEDICARE REHAB BENEFITS

NEW!

Travel to Meadowbrook and learn about some of the coverage options covered by Medicare. Presented by Barbara Via, Director of Admissions at Radford Health and Rehab. Bring a dish to share for the luncheon.

SPRING BRUNCH

Enjoy great food and fellowship. The duplicate bridge group has planned a delicious brunch.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-3A

Tu Feb 11

All ages

11am-2pm

$5

Location

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

Registration Deadline

Feb 4

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-SV

Th Apr 17

All ages

10:30am1:30pm

$1

Location

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

Registration Ends

Apr 10

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-DV

W May 14

All ages

11am

Free

Location

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

Come dressed in green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food and bingo. Bus will travel to the Christiansburg Parks and Recreation Center. Bring $1 in quarters for bingo.

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Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-3D

M Mar 17

All ages

10:30am1:30pm

$5

Location

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 10:15am

Registration Deadline

Mar 10

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SENIOR AND ADULT PROGRAMS SPECIAL EVENTS STAMPIN’ UP GREETING CARDS

Let’s travel to Radford and join Jo Johnson, Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. She will help inspire, create and share beautiful card creations in the class.

Activity #

223000-1F

Date F Jan 31

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

All ages

9:15am1:45pm

$14

Location

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

Registration Deadline

Jan 24

*Includes transportation and supplies.

TRIPS GOLDEN OLDIES – WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER THEATRE IN WYTHEVILLE

Sit back for a musical journey through America’s rich history. From the Roaring 20s right up thru the 80s. It’s a celebration of the greatest music of the 20th century.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-A1

Th Apr 10

All ages

11am-6pm

$42/$52

Location

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

*Fee includes transportation, meal and performance.

HAIRSPRAY – WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER THEATRE IN WYTHEVILLE

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

Th May 8 All ages 11am-6pm $42/$52 223600-3C It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the loveable plus-size teen Tracey Turnblad has only one desire – to Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later dance on T.V. When her dream comes true, Location than 10:45am. Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. Don’t miss this Tony Award-winning *Fee includes transportation, meal and performance. Best Musical.

LOST COMMUNITIES TOUR NEW!

Let’s visit several “lost communities’ in the area and hear from local historians about the rich histories of Newport, Paint Bank, Sweet Springs and more. Enjoy lunch at the revived Paint Bank General Store.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-5A

W Mar 26

All ages

9am-4:30pm

$35/$45

Location

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 8:45am.s

*Fee includes transportation and guided tours. Lunch on your own.

LUNCH AND CONCERT AT REYNOLDS NEW! HOMESTEAD – CRITZ, VA

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

11:30amExplore old-time music with artists representing Su Apr 13 All ages $41/$51 223600-A3 7pm Patrick County’s musical talent and musicians from neighboring areas. Enjoy Banjo-Rama, the Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later music and history of Charlie Poole presented Location than 11:15am. by Kinney Rorrer and the New North Carolina Ramblers. * Fee includes transportation, hot buffet lunch on site and performance.

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SENIOR AND ADULT PROGRAMS TRIPS DAY IN MOUNT CRAWFORD

First stop will be to Frank’s Country Store Café and Antiques. Then visit some favorites - Shenandoah Heritage Family for local crafts and foods and the Green Valley Book Fair for books 60-90% off retail.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-5C

W Mar 12

All ages

9am-7:30pm

$15/$25

Location

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 8:45am.

*Fee includes transportation. Lunch on your own at Frank’s.

! DISCOVER CAMBRIA NEW

Learn about a neighboring community’s timeline, its railroad history and minor trivia with a guided tour. Visit the Depot Museum, Emporium and the Country Store.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-1C

W Feb 26

All ages

11am-3pm

$4/$8

Location

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

*Fee includes transportation. Lunch on your own at Amelia’s.

W! CHARLESTON, SC NE

Fee (R/NR Fee (R/NR) Activity # Date *Meal Visit South CaroTu-Th May lina’s favorite des223600-SD All ages $5/$10 $349/$359 tination during the 20-22 (Double) beautiful spring Tu-Th May 223600-SS season. Enjoy enAll ages $5/$10 $419/$429 20-22 (Double) tertainment and dinner on the Spirit Blacksburg Community Center of Carolina Din- Location ner Cruise, guided *Fee includes motor coach transportation, two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners touring of historic including a dinner cruise and guided tours. No refunds after April 19 unless a substitute can Charleston and a be found. Travel protection can be purchased at $51/person. tour of an historic home. Explore Historic Charleston City Market.

DISCOVER ART IN WAYNESBORO NEW!

Visit the Shenandoah Valley Art Center with live demonstrations of local and regional artists and tour their galleries. Afterwards tour the P. Buckley Moss Museum.

NEW!

TOUR OF VIRGINIA TECH’S NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Let’s take a unique private guided tour of this beautiful new performing arts facility.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-3B

Th Mar 20

All ages

9am-6pm

$15/$25

Location

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 8:45am.

*Fee includes transportation and tours. Lunch extra at Stella Bella Lucy’s.

Activity #

223600-1B Location

Date W Jan 29

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

All ages

9:4011:30am

$1/$2

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 9:30am.

*Fee includes transportation and tour.

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SENIOR AND ADULT PROGRAMS TRIPS MAN OF LA MANCHA – BARTER THEATRE IN ABINGDON

Activity #

Date

223600-4B Adapted from Don Quixote which tells *Itinerary will be available in January. the story of the “mad” knight, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.

MYSTERY DINE OUTS

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.

TBD

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

All ages

TBD

TBD

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-2B

W Jan 22

All ages

10:30am-1:30pm

$7/$14

223600-4A

Th Feb 6

All ages

10:15am-2:30pm

$7/$14

223600-4D

W Mar 5

All ages

10am-2:30pm

$7/$14

Location

Depart from the Blacksburg Community Center. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to departure.

*Meal extra. Fees include transportation only.

MYSTERY WINEout

Come travel to two mystery winery locations for tastings. Trip will also include a lunch stop but that too is a mystery.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-5B

Tu Apr 15

All ages

8:45am-6pm

$35/$45

Location

Please check in at the Blacksburg Community Center no later than 8:30am.

*Fee includes transportation and private tastings. Lunch extra.

SPRING LUNCHEON

Enjoy great food and fellowship. Spiral Glazed Ham, rolls and drinks provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Bingo will follow the luncheon for extra fun. Bring $1 in quarters for bingo.

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Activity #

Date

Age

Time

Fee (R/NR)

223000-4A

Th Apr 24

All ages

Noon

Free

Location

Blacksburg Community Center

540-961-1135 • www.blacksburg.gov/recreation • WINTER/SPRING 2013-14


LIFE AND RECREATION IN BLACKSBURG

SENIOR AND ADULT PROGRAMS NEW!

VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF THE CIVIL WAR – NEW MARKET BATTLEFIELD STATE HISTORICAL PARK

Tour will include Hall of Valor Civil War Museum, showing of the award winning film The Battle of New Market, guided tour of the battlefield and Bushong Farm and shopping opportunities at The General’s Store.

Activity #

Date

Age

Time

*Fee (R/NR)

223600-2A

Tu Apr 22

All ages

8:30am6:30pm

$25/$35

Location

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

*Fee includes transportation and tours. Lunch extra at Johnny Appleseed.

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. It is suggested those who are cold-natured bring sweater/coats and warm-natured dress in layers. Staff is happy to make adjustments to the temperature but safety is the primary concern. Let the driver know at a time when he is not distracted about any temperature adjustments.

HOLIDAY PINES FOR PARKS Help beautify our parks by donating your used, live, root balled holiday trees to Blacksburg Parks & Recreation Department. Call to arrange a pick up. 540-961-1135

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540-961-1135 • www.blacksburg.gov/recreation • WINTER/SPRING 2013-14


Presort Standard U.S. Postage PAID Blacksburg, VA Permit #35

Community Relations 300 South Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060

TO: Local Postal Customer

ARBOR DAY

Saturday, April 26, 9am-Noon

Starting at the tree nursery at 615 Patrick Henry Drive. Planting will be at three sites Calling all volunteers! Come help make Blacksburg greener by planting trees on town owned properties. Bring a shovel and get ready to get dirty. Individuals and groups are welcome! For more information call 540-961-1135.

| www.blacksburg.gov

About Town - Winter/Spring 2013-14  

Community magazine about Blacksburg, VA, featuring Town happenings and Recreation activities.

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